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“Central so awfully noisy”
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Quest on Queen
Reviewed 14 March 2013

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.

Room Tip: Seemingly a C room is quieter. Certainly the ones that are side on to Fort Street is really noisy.
  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 February 2013

On a recent trip to Auckland we booked this hotel online hoping that it was good,we had no need to worry as it was excellent.It is right in the middle of everything,shops cafes ,supermarket and the harbour.We had a one bedroom suite,lounge room ,bathroom complete with washing machine and dryer.I also have to mention the large balcony.Excellent price.

Room Tip: A one bedroom is great.Overlooking the harbour.
  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 February 2013

Rooms with A & B suffixes overlook a nightclub. Consistent withncomments from some other reviewers, the noise is terrible and comtinued in to the small hours of the morning. fine if you like to party, but terrible if you have business meetings the following day. I struggled to sleep with ear plugs in and two pillows over my head. Reception is unstaffed from mid-evening, so I was not able to resolve the problem once the night club started up.

The staff are pleasant and helpful and relocated me to a room facing Queen Street for the second night. Rooms are cleaned to an acceptable, if not consistently high standard. For example, the carpet in my first room had not been vacuumed and the kitchen floor was sticky. The shower surrounds are also dirty ( small mould patches and general soap scum)

Room Tip: Ask for a room on the Queen St side unless you can sleep through an all night rave.
  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 13 February 2013

We stayed for 3 nights after finishing a cruise on celebrity solstice. The apartment was exactly as described with seperate bedroom and kitchen facilities. The washer/dryer was also great after being away from home for quite a while. We had a 'c' apartment at the front and didn't have any issues with noise. Great to have a balcony for afternoon drinks. We arrived at around 9am and the lady at reception was very helpful with getting us checked in early. We went and had coffee and she phoned us within 40min to say a room was ready for us. There is a storage room to hold your luggage if required. As we had an afternoon departing flight she also managed to push our check out time to 1pm. Would be happy to stay here again. Location is perfect. Surrounded by shops, restaurants and transport station less than a minute walk away. Supermarket also very close.

  • Stayed: January 2013
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Reviewed 10 February 2013

We stayed for 2 nights in a 1 bedroom apartment. We flew into Auckland at midnight and although the late check in was relatively easy, it was hard to hear instructions from outside due to the street noise. The room was nice, very comfortable and relatively modern. The breakfast packs were great and huge! And complimentary WiFi (although very slow) was excellent. Great value for money, could not have asked for anything more for the price we paid.

  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 February 2013

Before I discoveded this accommodation I used to stay at the Stamford on my business trips, this place is great, free wifi for emails, washing facilities for when i am on my longer trips, really good location close to everything and possibly he most comfortable bed I have had travelling yet.. fully recommend

  • Stayed: February 2013
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Reviewed 23 January 2013

wednesday night in an A room high up at quest queen st auckland & our room reverberates to rap & accompanying shrieks, heart sinks as read on their website that Forte (which means LOUD!!) nightclub just below, above Forte Lane stays open til 5 am. small hint in advance is the comp. earplugs next to the bed. hmm just as well quite like rap music but not so keen with long international flight in the morning. looking down it appears to have a tented ceiling, so noise not even insulated. otherwise quest at 62 Queen ok enough, quite pokey, but nice to have a balcony & openable windows, if only we could open them but then the music would be tres tres forte! VERY LOUD! nice staff but would think them nicer if they forewarned us of this.

Room Tip: not an A room looking over Forte Place
  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Address: 62 Queen Street, Auckland Central, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland > Auckland Central
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Wheelchair access
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Ranked #56 of 131 Speciality Lodging in Auckland Central
Price Range: £82 - £162 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Quest on Queen 3.5*
Number of rooms: 36
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