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“Kiwi hospitality at its best!”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Parnell Inn

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Parnell Inn
Ranked #44 of 66 Hotels in Auckland
Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
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“Kiwi hospitality at its best!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2012

Stayed at the Parnell Inn again last week.
For me it's the best located boutique accommodation in the CBD
I had a last minute delay in flight and had to park my not inconsiderable amount of luggage somewhere after I'd checked out and Les at the front desk was very obliging.
Many thanks

Stayed March 2012, travelled solo
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2012

We picked Parnell Inn for economical accommodation in Parnell recently. Thankfully we only had to stay one night. We felt mislead by the wonderful photos on their website, which were not how our room was when we arrived. There was no one at reception, so we stood around waiting for a long time.. when we got to our room it was filthy. There was toothpaste spit through the bathroom, glasses not cleaned, dust etc on the tabletops. Only a couple of the lightbulbs worked, and many of them were missing altogether. We had to unplug the fridge as it was so noisy, and barely slept due to being in a room attached to the rickety staircase that shook our walls. After a sleepless night, we couldn't even make a cup of tea, as the jug supplied didn't fit under the bathroom tap, so we couldn't boil any water. Housekeeping busted on into the room well before check-out time, kindly while we were in the middle of getting dressed - ideal.
Certainly won't be returning..

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with friends
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2012

Although the standard rooms are very small, our stay was pleasant.
The owners are very nice.
As far as breakfast is concerned, it is better to croos Parnell Rd and go to one one the numerous cafés.
Parking is small but enough for five or six cars.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Nelson, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2012

Stayed here for 3 nights in December 2011. First time staying in Parnell and couldn't believe how great the location of the Parnell Inn is, right in the heart of Parnell however never heard any street noise.
Staff very friendly, rooms what we excpected, basic but roomy (like a motel). Cafe out the front that was good and right amongst all the cafes and restaurants. Walking distance to Newmarket, and we also walked to the Viaduct which was approx 30mins walk at a leisurely pace. Close to the domain and also Stanley St Tennis Centre.
Check in smooth, owners very friendly giving us a drink voucher for the cafe on arrival!!!!
We were staying for a wedding so weren't around the unit often, price was right and for us the location perfect. Will definitely be back.

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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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New York City, New York
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2012

I was at the Parnell Inn only just recently with my family. The staff were very friendly, the Inn is located close to all amenities. All in all we were pleased.

However, my dad’s wallet was stolen from within our room. We were gone for only 2hours. We are not sure how it was stolen considering the rooms are all locked.
We reported the incident to the Auckland police and reported it to the front desk. However to no avail.

Watch your wallet in Parnell.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with family
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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2011

We are a family of four. Stayed here dec 2011, we stayed in a two bed appartment room 18, it was very basic on inside but very clean. The 2nd room in which our kids stayed was perfect for them. The gripe i have is the bathroom - recently updated was nice but had no shelves or hooks to hang anything and toilet had no lid and shower was blocked. Overall it is easy place to stay as you can walk to city centre and there is buses that go to city and bus stop is out front. It is not a place to stay for long as there is not a lot of room to sit and move around, especially with kids.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with family
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2011

The only good point of this hotel is the location, close to good restaurants and not to far from downtown. For the rest, we had a flat with very small windows and no view, the beds were really bad. The bathroom was not very clean. And the staff was not friendly at all. It was the first time in our trip in New Zealand during the rugby world cup !

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Parnell Inn

Property: Parnell Inn
Address: 320 Parnell Road, Auckland 1052, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland Region > Auckland
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking
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Ranked #44 of 66 Hotels in Auckland
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Parnell Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 13
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