I'd previously stayed in this building through one of the other companies, at the time the world cup was on so there was limited choice. I liked the building, the facilitates in the location so for this visit I thought I'd try this company. This one is the premium offering within the building, it was certainly more expensive than the other on but it did offer more, it was a business trip so the price wasn't too much of a worry for me.
The location of the building is excellent, just a brief walk from the main street of Auckland. There's a countdown close by to get your groceries.
The fitness facilities are great. The gym is old, but has free weights and a power cage, though no smith machine. There are a limited number of machines, but if you're more of a free weights person then you'll like it. There's a few cardio machines, like bikes and treadmills also. There's also a nice lap pool, a spa and a sauna.
The room itself is not huge, but I wouldn't say small. Not sure if you'd call it a one bedroom, or a studio as the bedroom was basically an extension of the lounge room but separated with a sliding door. The room has 2 TVs with some pay channels, a very comfortable bed and quite a sizeable bathroom with separate bath and showers. The only real complaint is the kitchen is TINY, no real storage space or bench space. But you can make do. The room is very quiet, I was next to the lifts but didn't hear anything and was never disturbed.
The things that set this premium offering apart from the last company I booked through are:
24 Hour reception
Much better quality kitchen items, such as the frypan (an excellent non stick tefal) and a good knife.
The building itself, I can't recommend enough, I certainly will stay there next time I'm in for Auckland. When travelling for business I'd use this company again as they definitely offer hotel-like services. If you're on a budget then you can get cheaper accommodation in the building at the expense of some of the service items.
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- Also Known As:
- Metropolis Hotel Auckland Central
- Ascott Hotel Auckland
- Metropolis Auckland, New Zealand