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“Good location, good fitness facilities, good quality rooms.” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Metropolis
Ranked #46 of 106 Speciality Lodging in Auckland
Australia
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70 reviews
51 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“Good location, good fitness facilities, good quality rooms.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2013

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
Daily servicing
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.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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  • 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, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2013

Stayed for 9 nights. We booked one of the privately owned apartments but was serviced weekly. the location of Metropolis is central and the higher you are the greater the views of Auckland city and the Skyline. The bed was extremely comfortable and bathroom was squeaky clean. The furnishings were comfortable and kitchen was very adequate for long stays. The laundry facilities came in handy. The staff were professional and extremely helpful. We had a carpark space which came with the apartment. Highy recommend and will stay there again.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Edmonton, Canada
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234 reviews
106 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2013

The Metropolis is actually an apartment building that functions as a hotel for some of the units. It is the tallest (I think) apartment complex in NZ and sits in the heart of central Auckland 1 block off Queen St., at the bottom of Albert Park (near Auckland University).

I always look for a unit with a commanding view of the harbour when I come to Auckland and in this building floors 25 and above should do the trick, but you definitely need a north-facing room for the best view. This time I had room 2706 and I had a 180 degree panorama including seeing beyond the North Shore to the outer islands (like Great Barrier Island). Stunning, on a nice day.

The suite is listed as a 1 BR, but is really just a large studio unit with cooktop/stove at the door as you enter, a central sitting area, and then the bed next to large windows/sliding doors. there are pocket doors you can pull closed to seal off the bed area, hence the '1 BR' designation.

This room included internet, although it was only 1 Mbit speed, and the building has gym/pool/sauna. Parking was available but not included, but that changes on a per unit basis since the apartments are privately owned and just managed by the 'hotel'.

Decor is in great shape and it is a good option if you are here for more than a couple nights and want something bigger than the usual hotel room. Some units are available with 2 or 3 BR also.

I rented mine through luxy.co.nz and there are lots of different agencies ofering units in the building.

My biggest tip would be get as high as possible, facing north or east because there are several clubs in the area and Kiwi kids like to party all night long! You have that problem almost everywhere in central Auckland, so it isn't just this hotel that has the issue.

So, all up I'd stay here again as it's convenient, for my needs, with the waterfront, buses, and shops a short stroll away.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Quality Hotel Plymouth International
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10 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2013

Stayed 3 nights and could not have been better. Good quality, spacious apartment which suited our needs perfectly. Very accommodating staff and went out of their way to ensure I always had a carpark. Wonderful location and would definitely stay again.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Wellington, New Zealand
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48 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2013

the room was dirty - thick dust over all surfaces, scuff marks everywhere, filthy tables, chairs stained, floor stained, there was tape holding the door together, cupboards were scratched.

do they really think people are going to pay for this?

we found a room in another hotel.

Room Tip: avoid this hotel altogether
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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank jeff s
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Dallas
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43 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2013

This is now the Clarion Collection Hotel Metropolis. When we booked the Clarion Metropolis, we were not exactly sure how convenient its location would be with it being in the CBD. We were quite happy to find that it is extremely convenient. Only a block from Queen St. and a 10-15 minute walk to the ferry dock. We were given a suite on the 27th floor with a view to the harbor and the view is stunning. The people at the front desk have been quite accommodating and helpful. The room itself is very large, but a bit shabby and could use some updating and the super king bed was way too soft. The bathroom is quite nice, and the room has a kitchenette. It even has its own washer and dryer. We got a low internet price that made it an acceptable value for us. Be aware that if you have a car, there is an NZD15 per night parking fee. We would highly recommend staying here if you can get a good rate.

Room Tip: Highly recommend getting a room on an upper floor facing the harbor.
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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Melbourne, Australia
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25 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2013

An ideal location at the north end of the CBD, opposite Albert Park. Close to shopping (Queen St), cafés, and restaurants. The apartment was a 1BR with harbour views (27th floor), and had a well fitted kitchen, bathroom, even a washing machine and dryer. It has good cupboard space in the bedroom, and separate sitting area (lounge). One minor inconvenience on the night we stayed - they had a plumbing issue. NO water from 10pm to 5am. I had to call the desk to ask for some water (as you couldn't get it out of the tap). I would have thought the hotel should have been pro-active and delivered bottled water to all rooms.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Vossy3207
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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 106 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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