Stayed during Easter 2013 in a deluxe room on the 9th floor.
Room was a good size with balcony, separate table, good sized bench to put bags on, small but adequate cloths cabinet, 34cm flat screen tv with a few foxtel channels, and adequate bathroom with plenty of hot water with good pressure (although no exhaust fan).
Bathroom was equipped with the very basic shampoo, conditioner, bath gel, body moisturiser, soap but NO other extras like sewing kit, shaving cream, toothpaste, etc.
There was a washer/dryer in a small cabinet with one satchel of washing powder which could be useful, coffee/tea making facilities and supplies, mini kitchen with sink and various utensils.
Whatever you pay for this room be prepared to add for some basic extras - parking $20 per day (if they have space!), breakfast $27 or $20 on weekends, and wifi $15 per day - so that can add significantly to the cost. So that's and extra $62 before you start!. I'll add my usually rant about how charging for wifi is like charging for electricity and is stupid.
Bed was nice and comfy and the room was clean and not so outdated as other posts have commented on.
As others have posted, room has a strange set-up with the air conditioner. It is a separate floor mounted unit inside the room and ducted to the outside. Because of this it is a bit noisy and could be a problem if you are a light sleeper and needed some cooling or heating at night.
If you have a car then although convenient to park at the hotel, you can park on the street for free on Sundays, public holidays, and from 6pm to 8:30am each day. Saturday street parking is $1 per hour from 8:30 to 6pm. There is also a parking station down the road for $12 per day.
The hotel is located in a quiet street but quite close to Queen St where there are plenty of restaurants and just up from the Aotea Centre which could be convenient if you are coming to see a show.
Rooms at the rear overlook a small park. Check-in and out was easy although it was not very busy. I did not eat in so cannot comment on the food.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Amora Hotel Auckland welcomes you to our oasis of calm in central Auckland. Tranquil views above peaceful Myers Park, tree-lined Greys Avenue and out over the city are yours when you stay at our luxury boutique hotel. Offering all the features and services that you would expect in a much larger hotel, the hotel focuses on the attention to detail that serves to differentiate the Amora. The Amora Hotel Auckland is ideally positioned amongst magnificent park surroundings and overlooks Myers Park in central Auckland. With its central location close to the main business district, the hotel is also ideally located within strolling distance to major shopping and entertainment areas, Sky City, New Market and Ponsonby. The Amora Hotel Auckland offers a range of rooms from Deluxe to Penthouse Suites. Classically styled and tastefully decorated, some have views over lush Myers Park and others to the city and beyond. All rooms offer a fully equipped kitchen and a private balcony. Many also feature decadent spa baths with wooden louvre shutter that open out onto the main room.Enjoy high quality, seasonally fresh New Zealand cuisine in elegant surroundings at The Grill or choose to dine al fresco on the terrace by the pool. Come to The Amora Hotel Auckland to relax and unwind, take a dip in the heated outdoor swimming pool ideally situated on the terrace overlooking Myers Park. For the more active, a workout in the hotel gymnasium might be in order, or take the advantage of the local jogging tracks in Myers Park. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Auckland Duxton Hotel
- Duxton Auckland
- Amora Hotel Auckland New Zealand