Having read many TA reviews on accommodation close to Auckland Airport, I booked well in advance, knowing the pros and cons of Airport Gateway. Of course there is a whole range of experiences reviewed, but my priority was, a quick and free transfer from Auckland International airport, clean and comfortable rooms and a reasonable tariff.
Airport Gateway met these expectations. The staff were efficient and friendly, the driver was a pleasant young man and the room was clean and tidy. I also ate in their restaurant on the night of my arrival and had a pleasant meal.
Room 140 was well away from traffic noise on the main road, but had a refrigerator that needed servicing as it was somewhat "clunky' during the night.
On my return 10 days later, again a late night domestic arrival, but still a reasonably quick transfer. This time Room 107, very close to reception, was again clean and tidy. The room had shower facilities designed for those with mobility difficulties. As it was a Friday night, with fewer other occupants, there was little "other guest" noise as they passed on their way to assigned rooms. This may well be different on a busy night.
It really comes down to "horses for courses" in your travel decisions. I could have chosen a more upmarket, and thus more expensive location, but the hours of sleep would have been the same.
Two nights with Gateway equated to one night somewhere upmarket. The week night rate was more expensive, but was balanced out by the cheaper weekend rate.The old adage "You gets what you pay for !" is certainly true. However I would still consider this property for my next "overnighter".
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- Also Known As:
- Airport Gateway Mangere
- Hotel Airport Gateway
- Airport Gateway Hotel Auckland, New Zealand