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“Great staff, good cheap place in the city”

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Econo Lodge City Central
Ranked #51 of 66 Hotels in Auckland Central
Reviewed 15 February 2014 via mobile

We stayed here with some friends for a concert. The staff was great with an awesome duty manager Mira. The room is basic but great if you just need someone to sleep. Would happily stay there again next time we are in the city. Good cheap rates too

Stayed: February 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 11 February 2014

Stayed at this hotel overnight after a 14 night New Zealand cruise. All I can say is thank god I only stayed one night and wasn't in the room very much. The room it self was about the size of my closet back at home with no air conditioning. They do provide a small fan so at night it's not terrible. Sorry but I can not recommend staying here. Staff was very helpful and friendly however

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled solo
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Reviewed 11 February 2014 via mobile

This hotel is in a good location--near shopping and key sites. It is very much a budget hotel so you cannot have terribly high expectations when staying here. The rooms are small and the windows are so thin that you can head people's conversations outside, several storeys below. It is not quiet by any means. But the staff are available 24 hours and are pkeasantvand helpful and the rooms have the basics you need. Parking costs a fair bit extra but there is also a public lot around the corner as an alternative. Rooms are clean and well maintained.

  • Stayed: February 2014
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Thank Houstonian12
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Reviewed 25 January 2014

We stayed here twice coming in and out of New Zealand, staying here a total of 5 nights. The location was amazing, right in the center of Auckland, in very comfortable walking distance of more restaurants than I could count (at least dozens, probably more than a hundred), Albert Park, Auckland Art Gallery, Sky City Tower (and its bus terminal), Britomart Transport Centre and the Auckland Ferry Terminal. Even if you're super-lazy, the restaurants immediately across the street (Homeworld BBQ and Top Pie Cafe) are very tasty.

The staff was amazing, letting us check in early, store luggage for most of a day after we checked out, and recognizing us with a smile pretty much every time we came and went.

The rooms weren't fancy, but were clean and comfortable. What more can you ask for in a place to rest your head after coming back from walking the city?

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Mr_and_Mrs_Cuddles
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Econoldge c, Guest Relations Manager at Econo Lodge City Central, responded to this reviewResponded 30 January 2014

Dear Valued Guest

Thank you for your recent stay with us and your splendid review of our services and facilities. We enjoying reading great reviews of guests who have enjoyed their stay with us. Again we thank you for your feedback and hope to welcome you back in the near future.

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Reviewed 16 January 2014 via mobile

We stayed here for one night on arrival in New Zealand. If I hadn't been so tired I may have been more disappointed with this choice of hotel. The room had a double bed but space for little else. It's the smallest hotel room I've ever stayed in. I'd compare it to a caravan bedroom.

The big negative was no air conditioning. The fan provided in the room was a life saver. The shower head was fixed at about 5ft 2in! So if your like me and taller than that get ready to squat in the shower!

On the plus side the receptionist was very helpful and friendly. The breakfast was very good and the lobby was nice.

If you just need a place to sleep, good breakfast and don't care about air conditioning then this hotel is great value.

Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
Thank Steven S
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Econoldge c, Guest Relations Manager at Econo Lodge City Central, responded to this reviewResponded 30 January 2014

Dear Valued Guest

Thank you for your recent stay with us. I must however apologize that you did not have a great experience at the hotel. The room you choose to stay in is one of our cheapest rooms, but we do have rooms that are larger with air conditioning and we can upgrade at a small cost. Again we thank you for your feedback and hope to welcome you back in the near future.

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Reviewed 15 December 2013

We stayed at this hotel on our first night in New Zealand after 20+ hours of travel. It was just what we needed a hot shower and a bed. A good place for a short stay and a great value.

We left our camera in the room and called them a day later when we realized where we left it. thankfully they had it. We were grateful for the honest staff. I think the Econo Lodge City Central is a good option for lodging in Auckland.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 December 2013

We booked this room 2 days before our arrival and it costed us NZD150 per room (queen sized bed). Not exactly cheap for a 2-3 star standard hotel. We also had to carry our heavy luggage up the stairs into the hotel lobby. Overall, the hotel / motel feels like a hostel.

However, the rooms are not exactly as tiny as the other hotel which we stayed in. There was enough space to fit 2 big suitcases and 2 small hand carry. And best of all, it had air-condition! A small round dining table with 2 chairs, a small writing table and wardrobe filled up the rest of the room. Shower wasn't that fantastic and when you flush, the water pretty much wets half of the toilet seat.

Although we were only on the 2nd floor and facing the main road, it wasn't that noisy. The room was adequate for a one night stay before we head home.

Location wise, it was perfect. A mere 5 minutes' walk to the Sky Tower and another 10 minutes or so to the harbour front. Plenty of restaurants just outside the hotel.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled with family
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Address: 37 Wellesley Street | Corner Wellesley & Albert Streets, Auckland Central, Auckland 1010, New Zealand (Formerly City Central Hotel)
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Region: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland > Auckland Central
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Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant
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Ranked #51 of 66 Hotels in Auckland Central
Price Range: £45 - £113 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Econo Lodge City Central 3*
Number of rooms: 105
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