Hilton Auckland

Address: 147 Quay Street, Auckland, North Island, 1010, New Zealand | 4 star hotel
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This 4 star hotel, located on 147 Quay Street, Auckland, is near Sky Tower, Auckland Maritime Museum, SkyJump, and Sky City Casino.
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHilton Auckland

Reviewed by geoffrey.jones

Love this place!

Reviewed Aug 13, 2013
by (4 reviews) , United States Flag of United States

Great room in great location with great view. No complaints whatsoever. Can't wait to stay there again!

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Reviewed by travelfranck

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Reviewed Apr 23, 2013
by (39 reviews) , Hong Kong Flag of Hong Kong

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Reviewed by doctormick

Checked me in at 8.30am!

Reviewed Mar 26, 2013
by (4 reviews) Wellington , New Zealand Flag of New Zealand

As with all the Hilton's on this trip service and staff friendliness was excellent. Nice balcony room overlooking the harbour and they checked me in at 8.30am fresh from my flight from LA. Outstanding!

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Historical Traveler Reviews Hilton Auckland

Hated it!


The most expensive hotel in Auckland. The location is great, but the staff very arrogant. The pool smells bad. And, never pay extra for a room with a harbour view, before you know it a huge cruiseship docks right in front of the hotel, and you cannot even open your curtains anymore, the cruise passangers can step right on to your balcony! Plus reloading the boat goes with an unheard amount of noise, and all this starts at 4:30 in the morning!!!!!

Beatiful and fun


The architecture of Auckland surprised me in a negative way -- no apparent city planning combined with faceless, undistinguished modern efforts. Utterly lacks charm.

In that context, the Hilton's location at the tip of Prince's Quay, its sleek design and its lively atmosphere made our trip to Auckland. We stayed there 2 nights upon arrival and 1 night prior to departure. The rooms are small but cool in their design with large bathrooms. The gym is small but nicely equipped. The pool is tiny and wasn't much used -- it rained every day of our stay and apparently rains 100+ days a year in Auckland. The restaurant "White" was terrific. The view of the harbor is fabulous. The prix fixe lunch was a bargain and the dinner delicious. Courses are small, "nouvelle New Zealand" style featuring seafood, lamb and fresh produce. I would go back again and again.

Lastly, the bar area became our hangout in Auckland. A much delayed flight caused us to spend a lot of time there pre and post dinner. It's lively, hip and full of the wealthy 30 year olds of Auckland mixing with the tourists. Unusual for New Zealand, the bar features multiple martini variations as well as other more exotic offerings. It's expensive (eg. NZ$20 per martini) but worth it.

The hotel can be expensive but I got a great on-line rate (NZ$230/US$170) on the Hilton Hotel site. Well worth it. I personally would not consider staying anywhere else if I return to Auckland.

Super views and location


The Hilton, located on the wharf is a stunning hotel. The decor is very modern with the emphasis on the views out of the windows. Standard rooms are not large, but still have huge floor to ceiling windows. Beds are very comfortable and bathrooms are large with separate shower and large bathtub. Breakfast is expensive, but a lovely menu and buffet. It is about a block walk to the ferry building with a lovely restaurant called Harborside, also where you can catch the ferry to Waiheke Island. There is a Brazilian type restuarant called Wildfires that is very popular and a Vodka bar called 5 degrees where everything is made of ice. Next door is the Maritime Museum and you can take the "Pride of Auckland" boats for a great sail on the harbor.

Quite Hip


This is quite the uber-groovy new spot. I have stayed for business several times and have really enjoyed the location and the lobby bar and restaurant were especially fun. The rooms are well appointed. The staff is not overly warm and friendly but did their jobs efficiently. Seems they hire the pretty people regardless of job history...very L.A. If there is a big event in the Viaduct area, you could be hard pressed to get a cab because you are on the very end of the pier. If you're afoot then you are close to all the fun and not far of a walk. If it's busy in town, I would recommend the Stamford. Great quality yet not directly in the congested area of the Viaduct.

Fantastic view and decoration


This is the most amazing hotel I ever stayed. Unfortunately I just stayed there from 6PM till 3AM the next morning, but next time I have a chance I'll return.

I was given a corner room on the 5th floor, which had the most amazing view over the wharf and over the city. I usually sleep with the curtains closed but this was too much to be lost and I kept them open all night.

The decoration was superb. For instance, they painted one side of the halls in one color, a shade of brown difficult to classify, and the other wall was painted in white.

The bed was fantastic as well as the bathroom. Definitely an experience not to be missed.

Ultra Modern hotel in an ideal location


This hotel is right in the middle of everything sticking out into the Harbour of the City of Sails. Close to the best restaurants, shopping, and sights in Auckland. The rooms are narrow but quite attractive and have everything you could need. Watch out for the incredibly loud shower door in the designer shower!

This is a Hilton?


Expecting a standard Hilton, we were very impressed with this jewel.

The best way to describe it is a boutique hotel on a somewhat grand scale. The rooms are generally minimalist, but very functional, clean, roomy and appealing to the eye. The ocean view was a combination of a busy harbor, sailboats and the Auckland islands where the locals commute from by ferry. We had breakfast on the patio and was fascinated by the scenes. Bathrooms were large with a lot of glass!

The bar was very chic, boasting a large selection of martinis, although a bit smoky from the Asian and European clientele. We did not eat at the restaurant, but it was very "white".

The Hilton is located in a great location among several piers with many restaurants and pubs, and walking distance to downtown. This hotel and city should not be missed!

A bit overpriced


Best thing about this hotel is the view--we were right over the water--had a definite cruise ship feeling from the balcony. Weather in Auckland was terrible so we did spend a good amount of time in the room. Room service breakfast was nicely served and on time. But room was about 400 NZ and seemed a bit much unless this was a business trip.

We could have stayed out of the central business district and paid less, i.e. in Devonport,and will do so next time.

Hotel on a Pier


The hotel is fairly new (1998) and on a historic pier a few blocks from the heart of the city. My wife and I stayed in a harbor view room for two nights on our honeymoon.

On the plus side

The hotel was close to the city, there were numerous interesting restaurants and clubs around. It is right next to the America's Cup Village, Walking distance to the Sky City Tower, just down the street from a galleria, next to the ferries, and a short bus ride to shopping at Parnell.

The staff was curteous, breakfast at the restaurant was slightly pricy, but excellent. They have a pool and a fitness center, but I used neither.

The views from our room were stunning. We could see across the harbour to Davenport, we overlooked the ferry building, and we could see the Sky City Tower.

On the minus side

They tried to overcharge us for our room each of the two times we checked in. They hand you a card with all your details and your price.

Although I had booked my room on the web, for 300 NZ, the card said 900 NZ! the first time and 375 NZ the second. In both cases they fixed it once I pointed out the error.

If bright lights keep you up at night, you won't want to leave your curtains open as the bright lights from the shipping wharf on the next pier were quite bright.

Great hotel, except for cruise ship


We stayed 2 nights at the Hilton between the Louis Vuitton and America's Cups. Great room overlooking harbor, great location near the viaduct, great staff helping with any need. Only issue was on second night when a cruise ship docked next to hotel at 4:30am, blocking out the sun (we were on fourth floor, about midway down hotel from end). Seems the cruise ships come about once a week to this standard port, so check ahead to be sure your waterfront room will stay that way through your stay.

TripAdvisor Reviews Hilton Auckland

4.00 of 5 stars Excellent

Travel Blogs from Auckland

We Have Arrived!

A travel blog entry by ratterree on Feb 21, 2015

We finally arrived in Auckland, New Zealand. Caught the Airbus to our hotel Hilton Auckland. Dinner at Orbit 360 dinning at Sky City.

One More Time

A travel blog entry by ratterree on Mar 15, 2015

Back to Auckland for our last night in New Zealand :(

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