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Shakespeare Tavern & Hotel
Ranked #30 of 65 Hotels in Auckland Central
Reviewed 24 July 2013

We did not stay here, only dined here for dinner, so this review is for the meal. Their 500 gram Angus Rump for $15 was cooked to perfection, so no complaint here. The rest of the menu looked good too. Service was extremely friendly and efficient. The Hotel has a lot of charm too. A great find for a solid meal when hungry. Sometimes you can't beat pub food!

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Randall K
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Reviewed 22 May 2013

We stayed here for a night when passing through Auckland and liked it so much we came back a week later for a few nights. The rooms are clean and great value for money, but what really stood out was the great staff, including the owner. All were really friendly, happy and most importantly helpful. Could not reccommend this place strongly enough, it was great.

Sure the rooms were a little smaller and there is no elevator, but this was all to be expectected in a beautiful heritage building. I don't know many people that struggle too much with a couple of flights of stairs.

Thanks guys, I'll be back :)

  • Stayed: May 2013
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2  Thank lizzypita
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Reviewed 7 May 2013

we had a very pleasant stay here. The staff are great, the food was great.
The location is really good, right in the city. the bedrooms are very noisy at the front of the hotel.
Good price and each room has it's own En Suite. I would stay there again. keeps you fit running up and down the stairs, as there is no lift.

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  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled with friends
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2  Thank Sandy W
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Reviewed 23 April 2013

I stayed here two nights a couple weeks ago. The room was small but clean. It gets noisy at night, with the pub and being located near so many attractions, so bring your earplugs. Pluses: The hotel, being the oldest pub in Auckland, has some atmosphere. Staff were friendly. Minuses: If you come in from Auckland on an early flight, the hotel might not be open when you get there. I arrived at the hotel before 8:00 a.m., and even though I'd sent a note indicating I was coming early, there was no one to let me in (and no one answered the phone). I went to the coffee shop across the street (Hollywood Bakery), had a coffee and a small breakfast, and waited until 9:00.

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled solo
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3  Thank A-meiguo
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Reviewed 1 April 2013

the location of the hotel was fantastic, but there is no lift in the building, and the stairs are quite narrow, so it's hard to navigate if you have luggage. also, the beds were fairly clean, but the windows and ledges were dusty and full of trash from previous guests. my cousin, whom i was travelling with, developed hives a few hours after we went to bed, and i got bitten by a sandfly, a bite which is still swollen and raw two weeks later. also, it can get a bit noisy considering you're sleeping right above the bar, but you get what you pay for, i guess!

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled with family
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2  Thank epicflailer
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Reviewed 29 March 2013

I stayed there for just one night after arriving in Auckland. I was a bit worried about possible noise on that Friday night, but all was good and so I had a relaxing night in a comfortable room. It's basic (no A/C, but wasn't required) and not too spacious but overall a very nice place with friendly staff, free wifi (on the ground floor, but also just worked in my room) and ideally located in the heart of the city. Good value given other hotel's prices.

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 15 March 2013

We decided to give this place a try since it was reasonably near to our hotel and the prices were not astronomic. The inside is slightly shabby, but the food was really good and excellent value. We felt very sorry for the lady on duty. She was greeting people arriving, taking orders, pouring drinks, delivering food, taking payments - all in a place where she had to go up and down three steps before reaching diners' tables. Given that, she did a great job of keeping up with the demand. Perhaps management could consider a second person on duty?

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank GerMar60
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Address: 61 Albert Street | Corner of Wyndam & Albert Streets, Auckland Central, Auckland 1062, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland > Auckland Central
Amenities:
Restaurant
Hotel Style:
#3 Best Value Hotel in Auckland Central
Price Range: £61 - £77 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Shakespeare Tavern & Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
1898 was the birth of the Shakespeare Hotel and ever since then it has been serving New Zealanders and travelers from around the globe with warm hospitality and wonderful flavours in food being New Zealand's first Brewpub, with our own crafted beer, handcrafted from one of New Zealand's award winning Brewers and a mix of local NZ beers. The Location of the Hotel is excellent bang in the middle of Auckland City so close to all transport with buses, ferrys etc within a few hundred meters. The accommodation consists of 10 rooms which are basic with an en-suite and the beds are comfortable. This is not your typical boring hotel. The Shakespeare oozes character and if you are afraid of walking up a few stairs then probably not the place to stay. Each room is different and the rooms on the top floor are more modern than the lower floor. The Terrace Restaurant offers a great mix of cuisine, live music out on the al fresco dining deck overlooking the city every Friday. We are not 5 star in terms of accommodation but we are definitely 5 stars in a good quality Kiwi experience...we look forward to having you as our guests.... ... more   less 
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