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Econo Lodge City Central
Ranked #49 of 67 Hotels in Auckland
Singapore, Singapore
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“Very inconvenient washing hands”
Reviewed 20 July 2012

I found they have diff taps for hot and cold water. And how to u use warm water with this kind of taps. I don't know whether they have change it since we went in June 7 2012. Also i noticed they lowered their price after we left. Not sure if it is seasonal. Other hotels also did not change. Their heater is a portable one but it is very warm. Room is tiny with queen bed. Staff is not friendly nor forthcoming with any suggestions. The shower head is fixed to the wall which is very inconvenient for me too. Too expensive with this kind of facilities charging me NZ$129 for one night. Only thing is near to Queen street.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with family
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Wellington, New Zealand
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Reviewed 28 June 2012

I would recommend this place only if you are travelling on your own, don't have too much luggage, and don't want to do yoga in the morning. The rooms are tiny (that's how come you pay so much less), but in addition to that there are steps up to the lobby from the street. A good secure alternative to hostel accommodation, but without the character or ability to meet other people. You get what you pay for.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled on business
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Reviewed 15 June 2012

I recently spent three nights at this hotel. It's in a great location, handy to all public transport, shops and the waterfront. Rooms are small but clean an have all you need. Excellent choice for those not wanting to spend a fortune.

  • Stayed May 2012
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Wellington, New Zealand
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Reviewed 10 June 2012

the room we stayed is like a rat's hole. We booked for 3 people and the place is just Ok for one person to stay. After located luggage, we could not have enough places to turn around. We knew the central city’s hotel in Auckland is very expensive but the quality is too poor beyond our tolerance. We only stayed there for 3 days and they forgot to do house keeping for one day. The female duty manager’s manner is not nice. Feel sorry for the hotel to hire such person as manager to ruin the hotel’s image. We will never book there even if the price is free as the backpacker’s place is better than this one. By the way, the towels are yellow and so gross.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 8 June 2012 via mobile

rooms are on the small side.. but pretty good value for money.
great location and very helpful staff..
would definitely stay again..
lovely clean room.

  • Stayed June 2012
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Reviewed 28 May 2012

Read a few negative reviews on this hotel, but as I was only wanting a bed for a night, this was the cheapest option by far ( including parking). Staff were great, room was clean, and because of double glazing, not noisy. So central that I didn't need the car once I'd parked it. Definitely stay again.

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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 13 May 2012

I didn't stay here but made use of the excellant breakfast menu. . It is great value. If you are staying in a nearby backpackers or hotel that charges alot for breakfast this is the place to go. The full breakfast sets you up for the day with its generous portions. Would go again

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: Econo Lodge City Central
Address: 37 Wellesley Street | Corner Wellesley & Albert Streets, Auckland 1010, New Zealand (Formerly City Central Hotel)
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Region: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland Region > Auckland
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Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant
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Ranked #49 of 67 Hotels in Auckland
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Econo Lodge City Central 3*
Number of rooms: 105
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