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“Very reasonable and Local”
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VR Auckland City
Ranked #33 of 67 Hotels in Auckland
Kent, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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“Very reasonable and Local”
Reviewed 15 March 2014 via mobile

This was this first stop on out New Zeland adventure! Very comfortable room with all the amenities you could ask for. Reception very helpful at all times of the day and could not believe how local it was to the activities that we wanted to do!

My only grumbles are breakfast could have been a bit varies as not a big fan of fruit cake! Maybe a selection of cereals or toast would be easier?

Also car parking is unfairly charged to hotel guests.

Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Adelaide, Australia
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Reviewed 5 March 2014

Auckland City Oaks was average for a couple of days in Auckland City,
The rooms were clean but a little small & cramped,
A window between 2 bedrooms seemed unnecessary and an inconvenience the space would be better made into more storage room for the bedrooms

Room Tip: The views from any room are poor so don't worry where you are
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with friends
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Masterton
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Reviewed 4 March 2014

We booked for 2 nights so we could attend the Bruce Springsteen Concert. On arrival we were upgraded to a 2 bedroom apartment on the 8th floor, which was greatly appreciated. The apartment was spacious, clean and had all the amenities required if staying longer. The first night, which was a Friday, we didn't sleep very well which is not unusual because we never sleep well on the first night away from home. Anyway we could hear the noise on the street from people yahooing on their way home from a night out and because the building is right next to the Auckland Police Station we heard a number of vehicles leaving with lights and sirens on. The apartment also got very warm and uncomfortable during the night, but this was rectified by putting the air con on. Breakfast in the morning, which was part of the deal average to say the least. It comprised of a piece of a muffin, apple, muesli bar, 250ml mango juice and a yoghurt. Needless to say we went out for a cooked breakfast. To be honest you'd be better off not offering continental breakfast if that is what's served every time because you'll invite negative comments. 2nd night after the concert we slept very well. The location is very convenient to the CBD. Approximately a 10 minute walk to the Viaduct and Britomart, 3 mins to Sky City, 5 mins to Queen Street shopping. Overall for the price, which was about $120 a night, we were please with our stay and would stay here again.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with friends
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Bethesda, Maryland
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Reviewed 3 March 2014

This hotel is convenient, comfortable,and extremely affordable hotel with extras such as discounted taxi fare to airport and breakfast supplied in refrigerator the night before. Simple and highly functional

Room Tip: upper floor facing harbor
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Vancouver
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Reviewed 2 March 2014

We had stayed here 3 1/2 years ago and had a big two bedroom room with a breakfast of toast & jam, cereal, milk and a large carton of good orange juice at a reasonable price. So this trip we figured we would stay there again. Our flight came in very early, so they stored our luggage and told us to come back about 1:00 p.m. to get one of their first rooms cleaned. We got a room near the lobby on the first floor. There was a lip on the floor entrance to the bathroom that I tripped over it. (We were coming through again and complained about the lip and got another room on an upper floor). We only got one bed this time for the price we paid 3 years ago. That was okay. The bed was comfortable. The shower fine. But we were very disappointed in the breakfast. We received a boxed piece of fruit cake, a granola bar, a banana, yogurt and small juice containers of sugary sweet orange drink. Thankfully, there is a kitchen, so we bought some milk and cereal. We have one more night booked and paid for but we won't be staying there anymore in the future.

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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Adelaide, Australia
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Reviewed 2 March 2014

We were greeted by friendly and courteous staff who were very helpful with all our questions. The hotel is located close to Sky Tower and has nice restaurants not too far away. The room was very cramped. We had to put one suitcase on the writing desk because there was no spare space anywhere. The small kitchen was well equipped. Fittings were tired and none too clean, but the linen was good and the bed comfy. Although many other reviewers have commented on the City Mission nearby, we found no problem at all with this.

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Reviewed 27 February 2014 via mobile

Positive:
Stayed here for 1 night on a 1BR apartment. Comfy beds, very central locaton. Good showers with ample pressure, well equipped with a functional kitchen and enuf glasses to entertain a few frnds.

Negatives:
It ran out of hot water in the morning!!! Just after 1 short shower by my wife. Had ample in the night before, but morning is when u need it most!Not really acceptable.

Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Property: VR Auckland City
Address: 188 Hobson Street, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland Region > Auckland
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Kitchenette Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#27 Luxury Hotel in Auckland
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4.5 star — VR Auckland City 4.5*
Number of rooms: 117
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Also Known As:
Auckland City Oaks Hotel Auckland Central
Oaks On Hobson
VR Auckland City New Zealand

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