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The Sebel Auckland Viaduct Harbour
Ranked #17 of 65 Hotels in Auckland Central
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 5 April 2012

The hotel is very nicely located on the harbor, with very beautiful views from the 2 balconies. However, the harbor is a very noisy place - so bring ear plugs (the windows are really well constructed to block off a lot of the noise - still, we were there around St Patrick's day, and it was very noisy all night).
Our package included breakfast - which was provided a a nice restaurant by the harbor - however, the staff seemed very confused by this and we got a different answer as to what was covered every time we asked (at the end, everything was covered..... which was nice)

Room Tip: If you want quiet, ask for a room away from harbor - however, you'll miss on a really nice view
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  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 April 2012

We arrived in Aukland from a cruise the hotel was less than 5mins by taxi if we hadnt had our luggage with us we could have walked. The hotel overlooks the harbour, staff really friendly couldnt help you enough. Room excellent even had a washer and dryer so was able to get laundry done at no extra cost. Location excellent lovely bars overlooking harbour, the locals were so friendly and the food excellent, plenty of shops just off the red bus route for tours everything you need to get your holiday started. Really enjoyed our stay if i had known how beautiful Aukland was and how good the sebel suites were would definately stayed longer

  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank LizzyNeath
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Reviewed 27 March 2012

This place is clean enough and the service, that is more or less restricted to the check-in desk, is OK too.

Our room overlooking the harbour was very noisy. There are lots of bars down there where people are yelling and generally getting boozed up. The windows are flimsy and the air conditioning ineffective. If you open the window for air, the noise is unacceptable.

You might as well go down there and join the party, which goes on to the early hours most nights.

Our room was a small suite, the sitting area was rather cramped.

Meals are served in a cafe that is just outside the hotel, by the waterfront. This proved to be a little better than others we tried in the area, but that's not saying much.

The Hotel facilities are basic by European standards, but somewhat better than many NZ places have to offer.

Room Tip: See if there is anything available that does not overlook the harbour, although traffic can be a pro...
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  • Stayed: April 2011, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Johnny C
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Reviewed 22 March 2012

Stayed here overnight on the 25th of January, before getting on a cruise ship the next day. I stayed in a Marina Deluxe One Bedroom Suite, with a separate lounge, bedroom, bathroom. You never go short of space. And the balcony is very nice on a nice evening just to relax and unwind. Modern decor and colors, add to the relaxing experience. There is only one bad point about The Sebel, the noise from the bars below at night is noting short of irritating, when you are trying to sleep. I am sure with a little negotiation with the bars below, this problem can be fixed. And yes I would stay here again.

Room Tip: Coner Marina Deluxe One Bedroom Suite
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  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled solo
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1  Thank Matt_wallace
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Reviewed 11 March 2012

Suite: with Viaduct view = no external sound= excellent
All you need inside the suite also washer and dryer.
Location: Excellent !!!!
Restaurant inside: No, but you can sign with your room number in places around it.
Service: very helpful.
Wonderful stay.
The flaw: NO wireless internet inside your room, and in the lobby was hard to get with my iPad.
BUT: The Hotel Manager sent me a letter informing they will correct this issue very soon.

Room Tip: Room with the Viaduct view.
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  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled solo
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1  Thank galat29
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Reviewed 4 March 2012

This hotel faces in part over roads and in part over the viaduct basin (marina) and harbour. We had a pleasant room with a separate seating area, kitchen facilities and small balcony with a side view of the marina. It was spoilt for us by noise from a so-called champagne bar which played loud music, kept its doors open and put out tables in a small area at the hotel's harbour entrance. Both nights there was loud noise - screaming shouting and foul language - from drunken people in this area, at its worst between 12.00 midnight and 2.40 am. Quiet after that. You expect some noise at a hotel in this location, but not at these levels. We complained - the managers were apologetic - but they need to sort this out. Do not stay on the marina side unless you are sure they have or you intend to be up drinking until 2.40 am yourselves.

  • Stayed: March 2012
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Reviewed 2 March 2012

Great hotel, lovely modern rooms with everything you need and views of the waterfront. I'm definitely staying here again.

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Address: 85 - 89 Customs Street West | Viaduct Harbor, Auckland Central, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
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Region: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland > Auckland Central
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Business Centre with Internet Access Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#15 Business Hotel in Auckland Central
#16 Luxury Hotel in Auckland Central
#17 Romantic Hotel in Auckland Central
Price Range: £116 - £278 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — The Sebel Auckland Viaduct Harbour 4.5*
Number of rooms: 119
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