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Parnell Pines Hotel
Ranked #45 of 67 Hotels in Auckland
Waiheke Island, New Zealand
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36 reviews
24 hotel reviews
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“Perfect Location - needs upgrading”
Reviewed 7 May 2013

The room was adequate but in need of refurbishment as very dated.
However, it was quiet and comfortable and with bars and restaurants
within metres was an ideal spot for a couple of nights in Parnell.
The staff were very helpful and obliging.

Room Tip: Superior room at the back.
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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Upper Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand
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Reviewed 26 April 2013

We stayed in the family room for 2 nights. The beds were unbelieveably hard and one almost unable to be slept on, needless to say we went home very tired. A very steep, tricky and limited carpark but friendly, helpful, obliging staff!

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with family
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Adelaide
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Reviewed 31 March 2013

Stayed first night on a recent 14 day road trip around the North Island after arriving from Melbourne. Have stayed in the near city suburb of Parnell at the Quality Inn on a previous trip but this time chose the Parnell Inn as it is on the main road close to restaurants and shops etc. The location is fantastic and the small cafe out front serves excellent food. Management are friendly. The rooms are small and dated but comfortable enough for on night. Extremely noisey being on the main road, particularly as there is no air conditioning and as it was warm we had to sleep with the windows open. On site parking is avail though limited and quite a challenge given it is down a narrow steep drive with little turning room at the bottom. A good hotel for one night but would prefer the off street location of Quality Inn,

Room Tip: Excellent value, but you pay for what you get. Approx 2km to central Auckland. Parnell is a good loc...
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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Hampshire
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Reviewed 14 February 2013

We booked the standard studio room at this motel and we found it quite small. There is a fridge, kettle and toaster but not a lot of room to make use of them. We did look at an Executive Room as well and this seemed to be a much better size.

The motel also has free parking which is very helpful.

The motel is conveniently located for restaurants, bars and shops in Parnell with one of our favourite restaurants, The Java Rooms, immediately opposite.

  • Stayed January 2013
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Guildford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 7 February 2013

As with any other inner-city hostelry, parking is the biggest challenge here. The small (6 spaces) car park is reached by a very steep, long driveway, it's not possible to see if there are any spaces free until you get down there, and then if it's full, you have to back up or attempt a 32-point turn in a very tight, awkward corner. All it takes is one selfish person to park their large car at an angle or not tight up to the wall, to make the carpark unusable.

Having said that, we found the rest of the Inn very acceptable. Our room was small and overlooked a wall, but the bed was a decent king-size and the bathroom although compact worked as expected. It was a little disappointing, having booked over eight months in advance, to find there were larger rooms with nice views of the harbour, unlike ours. However, it was sufficient. There's no aircon, but standard electric fans are adequate.

Location is excellent - up the top of Parnell Road, near the Cathedral and right opposite the best of the Parnell shops and conservation area.

Internet access is odd. We were given a free 24-hour voucher for TIVO, but having once logged on, the 24 hour period could not be paused or stopped. Further access became very expensive - $20 for 24 hours. We mentioned this to the manager, who seemed surprised and said he'd look into it. He offered us a free breakfast, or a free night on a return trip, which was very kind of him.

Room Tip: Ask for a room facing the Harbour/downhill. Be prepared to park a short walk from the Inn, or to tak...
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  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 February 2013

Motel in nice location in the Parnell suburb of Auckland, with lots of places to eat nearby. The motel has a nice coffee shop/light meal place attached. Rooms fine though beggining to need refurbishment. Not high end but OK value for money.

Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 January 2013

The room was small but clean, tidy and most importantly quiet. This hotel is dated but has a nice cafe attached and is in a very good location, close to all the very good Parnell restaurants. The service was very pleasant and we ended up staying 4 nights. It is very refreshing to find good value for money in Auckland in a good location. Has reasonably secure free parking. We will stay again.

Room Tip: Get one of the units in the north side - they are bigger and have a better view.
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  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Parnell Pines Hotel
Address: 320 Parnell Road, Auckland 1052, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland Region > Auckland
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Restaurant
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Ranked #45 of 67 Hotels in Auckland
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Parnell Pines Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 16
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