we needed something relatively central to everything in down town auckland so this Quest property rated well for that.
But really that's where it ended. The publicity photo really doesn't give the correct impression and really Quest should sell it for what it is rather than imply its a hotel type serviced apartments more suited for long term overseas students.
The main doorway, and that term is used in the Best possible terms, consists of a single door with a self closer attached that at every opportunity tries to rip one's arms off or sever ones suitcase from your grip. We arrived late read the instructions on how to enter the "door" punched in the numered code and once inside opened the interior safe to retrieve our key, taking heed to ONLY REMOVE YOUR OWN KEY !!!
Struggle down the corridor with cases against a flow of departing chinese students. Push the lift button (only one lift) fit ourselves into it (how on earth did all those students fit in??? and assuming first number of key related to floor arrive at room.
Open the door and discover the room, very conveniantly laid out so that once inside one can stand in the centre of the "lounge" look south straight into the dining room of the waterfront Mercure hotel,turn west and you look into one's bedroom, turn north and you look into your wardrobe, turn east and you look into the passageway/toilet. So everything within a couples of steps which is just so conveniant.
There is a balcony overlooking the Mercure and bits of the Harbour and double opening windows overlooking well known "Fort Street" bars and entertainment. Unfortunately the noise from such is quite loud. However Quest has thought of this and have provided earplugs on top of the bedside cabinet.
As they say one gets these little luxuries when you are paying.
Morning couldn't come soon enough and we were out getting breakfast which was close.
Not really much more to say. Maybe suited to students or maybe single person intending to be out of the room most of the time.
Certainly the aroma drifting up from the lift shafts certainly puts one in the frame of mind for a tasy chinese meal....and you do eventually get used to the door buzzer alowing egress onto Queen street, I felt like I had to give my old MN number as I exited.
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