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“**GREAT STAY AT METROPOLIS**” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Metropolis
Ranked #46 of 107 Speciality Lodging in Auckland
Gore, New Zealand
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54 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“**GREAT STAY AT METROPOLIS**”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2012

We just returned from a 5 night stay at the Metropolis and were very happy with our choice. Located right in the heart of Auckland City, just a quick walk to Queen Street. We found it really handy to everything in downtown Auckland. Found the hotel kiosk very convenient and ate at the pizza place too which was really nice.
We had a 2 bedroom/2 bathroom apartment on the 27th floor, so had awesome views of the city. Would not say the apartment was spotlessly clean, but it was pretty good. Dining room chairs were quite uncomfortable, but all in all, it was a really good place to stay. Would happily return here again, probably due to the location more than anything.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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london
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59 reviews
49 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2012

I booked through http://www.clarionhotel.com which is the hotel metropolis operator, rather than the metro suites operator (http://www.hotelmetro.co.nz/netu/).

Apartment was great, wonderful views, very spacious, fully kitted out with everything four of us needed for a fabulous five days prior to my friend getting married that Saturday.

The front desk staff were delightful, and really helpful supporting us on some of the logistics for the big day.

I am an Aucklander and selected the metropolis for the location, right on High Street, with easy access to Melba in Vulcan Lane for breakfast. You couldn't get a better location

Would highly recommend for any visitors to Tamaki Makaurau

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank freddagg
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New Zealand
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103 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2012

There are two companies renting rooms and it is annoying that they have separate entrances. You always seem to go to the wrong one. Not high on service. Last time they made a real fuss(including threatening to charge) for providing a towel for the pool ( and there was only one bath towel in the unit anyway for two people). This time they managed to charge for a whole week of parking, despite having assured us that they knew the car would only be there for two days. It took them ages to sort that out.

Good place to stay if you want a bit more room to work and kitchen and laundry facilities in the room. Pool and gym areas excellent. Rooms quite nice and beds comfortable but can be a bit variable so worth asking to change if you don't like the room.. Central location but don't expect service. You can get food smells (usually curry like) in the corridors which is not that pleasant.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank SGGNZ
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Singapore, Singapore
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30 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2012

I have stayed at the Metropolis regularly for the last two years. Great location in the heart of the city, surrounded by lots of eateries and shops.

There are two companies involved in renting rooms, but I have only used Hotel Metro. Good rates, and reasonably prompt service online.

Have stayed in many different types of room, all cozy suites with all the amenities. These rooms are individually owned and rented out via Hotel Metro, so the quality can vary room to room. All the facilities work, but quite often the dryer door doesn't close properly (so won't turn on). You have to be imaginitive to get them to work. (forcing a piece of the bathroom soap under the door rim seemed to work). But a small hassle...

Room Tip: The rooms with balconies on high floors, facing the water are best - fantastic view. Can be a bit no...
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank SingMoh
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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145 reviews
39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2012

I have stayed at the Metropolis ever since it first opened and it has always been great. This particular trip was 2 couples and we had the 2 bedroom apartment 1308. This is a great option for friends or a family. Lovely apartment in good condition, fantastic views and very handy for everything central.
Just 2 niggles, the 'not ensuite' room is very noisy at night so would be annoying for light sleepers. And the bathroom for that bedroom is very little with a totally inadequate basin. A little shelf over the basin would be a 100% improvement. Oh and the top tip is to keep the toilet seat DOWN to avoid dropping things into it. YUK.

Otherwise it is all good and the price was excellent for 2 couples.

Room Tip: 1308 for 2 couples or a family who are not light sleepers.
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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Cass2007
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Tauranga
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164 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2012

Was a little disappointed in our stay, was kind of expecting the wow factor, for the price.
However, location is great, view from the 29th floor toward the east, was nice.
Apartment would be good for long term stay, as everything you need is there. There were not many bathroom complimentaries, only soap & shampoo, hairdryer not the best. Also mattress on bed has seen better days.
Supposed valet parking for $25, I felt was a bit steep, as car was just parked up outside the hotel door.
Great staff member on check in & out.
Don't think we would stay again. For the money, there are more exciting places to stay in Auckland.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank hokimai
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Sydney, Australia
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34 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2012

I have stayed in the metropolis several times. It is so convenient to everything in the city and the parking spaces are a good size - unlike many other places in the city. The apartments are a good size and have a tv in the bedroom as well as the lounge room. Internet access is free depending on where you make the booking....try luxury apartments in Auckland for reasonable rates.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
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1 Thank Karina1912
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Additional Information about Metropolis

Property: Metropolis
Address: The Metropolis Apartments 1 Courthouse Lane, Auckland 1010, New Zealand (Formerly Ascott Auckland Metropolis)
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland Region > Auckland
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #46 of 107 Speciality Lodging in Auckland
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:5 star — Metropolis 5*
Number of rooms: 120
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Also Known As:
Metropolis Hotel Auckland Central
Ascott Hotel Auckland
Metropolis Auckland, New Zealand

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