This is one of the worst hotels I've ever stayed in. For starters, nobody knew where it was - not the bus drivers, not the passers by, nobody. We finally found it by chance on one of the small lanes branching out of the main road. The check in process wasnt so great, with the reception staff's attitude being rather poor. The lift was terribly dingy and looked like it had been built in the 70s. We were almost too afraid to use it. And then we got to the room, which was really tiny. Just the bed, small side tables, a really small tv and a shelves to put our stuff. Yes, shelves. They dont even have a wardrobe. Once we put our bags on the floor, there was hardly any space left to walk. The bathroom was incredibly small too. Oh, and they only have ONE iron in the whole hotel. You have to go to the laundry room on one of the floors to use it. The iron looks like it was bought in the 70s too. Can't say much about the cleanliness of the hotel as well - the carpet looks like it isnt vacuumed often. Come to think of it, the whole time I was there I didnt hear the vacuum at all. And one of the days we came back, we found the bathroom floor covered with water - there was a leak of some sort.
Location wise - one of my friends whó lives in Auckland dropped me back to the hotel one day and she reacted with horror at where I was staying. She told me its the "wrong side of town", near the red light district.
I would not recommend this hotel, unless you have really low standards.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Comfort and quality in the heart of Auckland City Centre. Located off Auckland’s iconic Upper Queen Street, Ascotia off Queen is perfectly positioned to maximise the "Auckland Experience." Within short walking distance to Sky Tower, Theatres and the renowned Karangahape Road, Ascotia off Queen is perfectly positioned in the heart of New Zealand’s largest City. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Ascotia Off Queen Auckland, New Zealand