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VR Auckland City
Ranked #35 of 66 Hotels in Auckland Central
Reviewed 17 April 2014

The hotel is very central, but that also poses a problem if you have a car because parking is at a premium. The staff are friendly and the rooms are clean. Located next door to police headquarters. Free Wi Fi is excellent quality.

Room Tip: The rooms on higher floors have less street noise if you want to open a window
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Reviewed 16 April 2014

city Oaks right in the middle of Auckland CBD. Staff were great [ even though we didnt arrive until midnight we were still greeted warmly] Room good size, although carpets could do with an update. so quiet you wouldnt know you were in the central city. continental breakfast brought to the room every day.would stay there again.

Room Tip: Rooms on West side are quieter, although no deck or view, we could see the Sky Tower. also on bottom...
  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 11 April 2014

Just 10 minutes walk to the Viaduct, 5 minutes to the CBD, easy access from and to the Motorways and excellent value for money! We have stayed in both a two bedroom apartment with the family and a studio as a couple, both were very nice.

Room Tip: High floor at the back of the building for a quiet night!
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VRGroup, Front Office Manager at VR Auckland City, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2014

Dear Peter G
I am so pleased you enjoyed your short stopover with us as we enjoyed looking after you. It is great to hear that you were able to take advantage of our central location and explored the City.

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Reviewed 7 April 2014

The front entrance is a bit depressing. Reception staff surprisingly cheerful and helpful despite their surroundings. We had booked a two bed apartment for the price of a one bed so were able to use the second bedroom for luggage as the bedrooms are quite small. The apartment was well equipped and clean although the showerroom could have done with a deep clean and redecoration. We were not affected by the police sirens as others have been. Only a five minute walk to the main street and public transport. The city loop buses take you to all the main attractions and are excellent value. The breakfast is repetitive. Five days of bananas and sponge cake was a bit much. Some variation would have been welcome. But for a major city $160 represented good value

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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VRGroup, Front Office Manager at VR Auckland City, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2014

Dear Valued Guest
Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. We pride ourselves on our friendly and efficient staff, so it is wonderful to hear that they assisted in making your stay even more enjoyable.
Please stay in touch with us and we look forward to welcoming you again in the near future!

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Reviewed 6 April 2014

This hotel is very well equipped with washing machine, dryer, and all the cooking facilities you could need. The room is not especially spacious - bedroom cramped and we had nowhere to put luggage.
Reception staff friendly and helpful. Cleaning was fine, although 1 day was a holiday so the room wasn't serviced at all.
The hotel is centrally located so the city centre and all it's facilities are only a short walk away.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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VRGroup, Front Office Manager at VR Auckland City, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2014

Dear sabingates
Thank you for your review of our property and your positive comments on our friendly staff, in room facilities and great location.

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Reviewed 6 April 2014

Very average. Two bed apartment had main bdrm that you could barely walk around the bed and no window. Bad location. Almost on top of police station so lots of sirens. Plus is the sky tower is very close, but the general area is very seedy. Staff were helpful but we had to park a block down the street in a not very secure public car park. At one stage we had to go get a jumper from the car and found several people leaning against it smoking & drinking. Not our idea of secure.
Breakfast as described by others - very basic and a bit strange. Very unpleasant juice.

Stayed: April 2014, travelled with family
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VRGroup, Front Office Manager at VR Auckland City, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2014

Dear Valued Guest
Thank you for your feedback. I appreciate your kind comments about our helpful staff. I am sorry to hear your disappointment with the public parking. We recommend to pre-book a car park with us for your next visit to avoid the disappointment.

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Reviewed 28 March 2014

The hotel was booked by our travel agent so was pleasantly suppirised at the size of our room. The room was clean and bed very comfortable. The only down size for us that it is located at the top end of town and with little public transport because of the one way road system. For one in their 70s we had to catch taxis to get places. After picking up our hire car we were told tha we could park underneath the hotel for $25.00 which I feel a little steep. Continental breakfast was a little mundane and would rather had a small packet of breakfast food and not cake.

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VRGroup, Front Office Manager at VR Auckland City, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2014

Dear Denwats
Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel and we are glad to hear that you had a very positive experience.
Our location has the positive attribute of being up the hill from the main CBD street making it a quieter environment, but this in turn makes it a little bit of a hill climb to get back to the hotel. Take care and I hope to welcome you back in the near future.

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Address: 188 Hobson Street, Auckland Central, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland > Auckland Central
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Kitchenette Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#20 Luxury Hotel in Auckland Central
Price Range: £68 - £169 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — VR Auckland City 4.5*
Number of rooms: 117
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Auckland City Oaks Hotel Auckland Central
Oaks On Hobson
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