We stayed at the Ascott Metropolis for three nights at the end of our honeymoon trip. We actually booked this hotel very last minute (24-hours before arrival) because we changed our travel plans to include a trip to Auckland. We got a great rate on hotels.com and were extremely pleased with the hotel room, the service, the location, etc. We booked a harbor view suite and it was quite spacious. It was very clean and had all the amenities of home (full kitchen, washer/dryer, living area, etc). And the views were spectacular of the harbor! We had a few minor issues that were all addressed promptly and the front desk staff were always extremely helpful. When we arrived, check in was a breeze and we were immediately greeted at the door by the bellman to bring our bags up to the room, park our car, etc. There's also a nice restaurant in the hotel, as well as a lovely indoor pool, indoor/outdoor hot tubs, sauna, and a very nicely appointed fitness center.
The location is great is you like being in the heart of it all. It's right in the middle of the business district and was a short walk to shopping, restaurants, the waterfront, etc. We walked everywhere and if we left the central part of the city, we could easily catch a bus from closeby and get where we wanted/needed to be.
One caveat to being in this location is that, because it's literally in the heart of the business district, it's also in the heart of the bar/restaurant district and at night, it can be quite loud outside. We were on the 30th floor and could still hear bar noise in our room late at night so if you're on a lower floor, it could be a real annoyance UNLESS you're going to be out until 1 or 2am yourself! If you like to be in the heart of the action, this is the place...if you prefer to go to bed at 10 or 11pm, this location may be a problem because of the outside noise from the bars and restaurants.
Overall, this was a lovely place to end our honeymoon trip.
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- Also Known As:
- Metropolis Hotel Auckland Central
- Ascott Hotel Auckland
- Metropolis Auckland, New Zealand