We stayed as a couple for a very short break away. Booked a package through the hotel's online booking service included deluxe room, breakfast for two and 12 noon late checkout.
The east facing 5th floor room with small balcony was as new, very clean, modern soft furnishings, large flat screen TV, laptop size electronic safe, iron and board, tea & coffee plus a large bathroom with small bath (shower over) and hairdryer. No aircon in the room but a ceiling fan and opening windows. A north or west facing room may well get uncomfortably hot with late afternoon, evening sun. We got the early morning sun streaming in which I like. Point to note is that a minibar is only available on request. Breakfast had a very good selection of fruit (stewed and fresh), cereals, the usual eggs, bacon, sausages, beans, hash browns, mushrooms and also a big selection of Asian foods. There were a number of Asian groups at breakfast but the buffet was still plentifully supplied. I was surprised that omelettes and espresso coffees were at an additional charge. The breakfast restaurant is completely self-service including machine coffee. I think I might have been disappointed with this aspect had I paid full price for breakfast.
I did not try the other restaurants and bars.
The heated pool is very inviting and there is also an outdoor jacuzzi and indoor private spa pools.
Reception staff were polite, quick and efficient but not welcoming. By booking online they had most of my details so was just asked to sign the registration form, handed the key and told where the lift was. Checkout was just as formal - nothing like 'I hope you enjoyed your stay' etc.
Location is about 1.5kms south from the city centre but just a short walk to Whakarewarewa.
Plenty of off street free parking.
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