If you've ever been curious as to what it was like for Harry Potter to live under a staircase, this 'hotel' is possibly the best opportunity for one to recreate the experience. The room is small, showing its age, and very poorly designed.
The only difference between the two however, is that Harry Potter's house did not have three nightclubs situated beneath it!
As other reviews have pointed out, the bathroom design is atrocious - it reminded me of an airplane lavatory - extremely claustrophobic. It sure is an interesting experience having a shower, and then the next morning sitting on the toilet with your legs ankle deep in water (poor drainage - floor was not angled correctly towards drain).
The most frustrating thing was that the toilet roll holder did not have a 'lip', so on numerous occasions, the toilet roll would fall off the holder, and yes, you guessed it, onto the water on the floor!
The quality of sleep was just about the worst I have experienced at any property. Three nightclubs are situated at street level under the hotel. It felt as though the music was playing through a speaker in the room. The bass was obviously very annoying also. Might I add, this was with all of the windows and sliding door completely shut.
Curtains were very 'weak', woke up each morning at first light.
Only reason this review is not one star:
- good location
- staff friendly enough
However, would definitely avoid in the future.
Three days into the stay I checked out and stayed at skycity - needless to say, it was a good decision
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- Also Known As:
- All Seasons Auckland Hotel Auckland Central
- Formule 1 Hotel Auckland
- Auckland Formule 1 Hotel
- Ibis Budget Auckland Central New Zealand