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“Rundown but clean, friendly and comfortable”
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Arena Hotel
Ranked #48 of 67 Hotels in Auckland
Miri, Malaysia
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5 reviews
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“Rundown but clean, friendly and comfortable”
Reviewed 13 March 2014 via mobile

Greeted with a smile. Fairly cheap, restaurant upstairs.

Wifi connection is good.
Bed is comfortable, clean, soft and smells good. (No air conditioner, just a miserable fan)
Bathroom facilities is rundown but still works fairly well. Clean.
Kitchen is rundown, dirty and I don't recommend using it.

Overall, I would go back if I'm on a tight budget, if not I would look for another hostel.

Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 11 June 2013

This was the first 'hotel' I had ever stayed in in Auckland, was needing something close to Vector Arena & this was one of the closest & reasonably priced. Location was great, very convenient but that was about the only plus.
Looked GREAT in the pics but I guess thats how they attract your attention!
Room was dirty, was a hair in my bed and also a big hair in the shower & also found a blob/smear of what looked like jam on the wall. Needless to say the housekeeping needs a rev up & I certainly wont be staying here again.

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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with friends
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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 24 April 2013

Stayed here for a week for meetings along Queen Street and the location was a mere 15 minutes walk.

Facilities are basic and the building is fairly old but it was comfortable although a little noisy at times from the big motorcycles that constantly rode by.

Best part of the hotel for me was the friendly staff who were always helpful and polite.

A few restaurants nearby and in the building as well as grocery stores for those wanting to grab snacks.

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled solo
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Adelaide, Australia
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 6 August 2012

helpful and kind staff, near CBD and Britomart Transport Centre so you have access to all areas easily. building is very old and kitchen is not equipped. The Internet is free in the lobby. there is a shop by 2 minutes walk and 24 hours hypermarket(Countdown) just 5 minutes walk nearby. For midterm stay is suitable. The price for this facilities is the best encouragement to opt Arena.

Room Tip: rooms face to street are very noisy in the morning but the rooms at the behind are so quiet.
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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled solo
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Reviewed 28 February 2012

I stayed at the arena hotel for 3 days, I found it to be pleasant, staff very helpful and informative with regard to public transport.

Rooms were basic, clean and comfortable, a tad squashy, there is a laundry available, a nice little bakery nextdoor with pastries, and service station across the road open till late.

You can walk into the main town centre or jump on the circle route bus, you can visit the museum nearby aswell.

There is a supermarket aswell, walking distance probably take you about 10 - 12 minutes, a good way to get a bit of excercise too!

There is also a restaurant within the hotel with moderately priced meals, and a quiet little japanese restaurant as you walk out of hotel and onto your right.

Theres also internet access 24/7 in the main foyer of hotel. You can also purchase a top up card for your mobile, at reception.

I found my stay to be pleasant, enjoyable, and generally a neat hotel and would definantly stay here again.

  • Stayed September 2011
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St Germans , Cornwall
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Reviewed 29 June 2011

Convenient start to my tour of New Zealand very close to the station.(then) Cheap and cheerful and the food was good. Only drawbacks noise at night when one of the other guests bit someones ear off in a disco and on the first evening in NZ a drunk chap in the bar started complaining about bl...dy Poms.Still after 23 years still very memorable!!!
and I still love New Zealand more than any where else

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled solo
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New Zealand
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15 reviews
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Reviewed 20 October 2010

We stayed there for a concert at Vector Arena. After reading reviews prior, I wasn't expecting much but since it was only the bed we were wanting it didn't matter. We were pleasantly surprised.

It is a rustic old building with a charming facade. The staff were very friendly and eager to please. I was worried about overnight parking coz we'd heard cars always get broken into, so we really wanted a carpark building but the Hotel owner assured us our car would be fine right outside and he was right. Although the parking was a little steep - $4/hr until 6pm.

The room was large, clean and tidy with brand new carpet. We had no view except of the roof next door but heard no traffic at all - we were on the 2nd floor. The bathroom was clean. I would recommend to people attending events at the Arena as a very convenient and well-priced hotel.

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled with family
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Property: Arena Hotel
Address: 131 Beach Road, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland Region > Auckland
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Bar / Lounge Restaurant Airport Transportation
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Ranked #48 of 67 Hotels in Auckland
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Arena Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 60
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