Auckland City Oaks
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Truly average, strange room configuration. Good central location, close to Auckland Tower and central Auckland.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Auckland City Oaks
Brandneu, etwas klein
Wir wohnten Ende Januar in einem Appartement mit zwei Schlafzimmern. Insgesamt vier Personen und ein Baby. Das Appartement war ziemlich klein für diese Gruppe. Es sollte OK sein für eine Gruppe von bis zu 3 Personen.
Es verfügt über einen großen Kühlschrank, Kochvorrichtungen und eine Waschmaschine mit Trockner, alles war tipptopp, sehr neu. Pluspunkte: Internetanschluss im Zimmer. Minuspunkte: Die Rezeption bietet keinen 24-Stundenservice.
Ich würde auf jeden Fall wieder hier übernachten und empfehle es wärmstens weiter.
Totalmente nuevo y algo pequeño
Me alojé allí dos noches a finales de enero, en un apartamento de dos dormitorios. En total éramos cuatro personas y un bebé.
El apartamento era bastante pequeño para el grupo. Debería estar bien para un máximo de tres personas.
Tiene una nevera grande, cocina y una lavadora/secadora de carga frontal, todo como los chorros del oro y muy nuevo.
Hay conexión a Internet en la habitación.
El personal de recepción no trabaja las veinticuatro horas.
Sin duda me volvería a alojar allí y lo recomiendo totalmente.
Very nice. Good ending to the trip
My wife and I stayed at this location in late October for 3 nights. It was at the end of our 2 week North Island trip.
This was by far the best place we stayed in the entire journey.
The location is quite central and we ended up paying about $90-100 USD per night for a 2 bedroom with kitchnette and in room washer/dryer. Place was furnished and also had kitchen utensils.
Clean, safe and modern.
Good location in terms of a quick walk to Skycity and Queen/Customs streets.
About 2 blocks from a 24 Hr internet cafe that had about 100 workstations
Helpful front desk and clean lobby
Rooms were quiet, clean.
Adequate hot water in the shower
Allowed us to store bags with them for 3 hours after checkout
Bedrooms were a bit small, but clean and quiet
The block immediately next to it had a 'shady' area that we had to walk past sometimes to get to Skycity. It had a 'homeless shelter' right there...so that was a bit sketchy sometimes.
I would recommend this location for people looking to stay in the city close to the action. Families, business, couples etc...all should be fine with the location and facilities.
Great Value and Very Modern
Very clean, very modern contempory design and well equiped. 2 minutes walk to the Skytower. Washer Dryer in Appt with all the kitchen eqipment you would expect.
Excellent value for money would definatly reccomend
We stayed here for our first two nights in New Zealand on a Go Kiwi Silver pass and found it to be by far the best "Silver" accomodation that we experienced.
Our apartment had one bedroom, a kitchen area (including a washer-dryer), a small but adequate living area and a bathroom (shower only).
The furniture and decor was all very modern and very clean. There was no noise inside the building during our stay; the only noise came from Hobson street during the morning rush hour. This could be avoided by staying in a room on the other side of the building.
The location is very good, a five minute walk to Sky Tower and about 15 minutes to the harbour. Car parking is available in an undergroud car park at NZ$20 per night.
Great value, great place
I recently stay at this "serviced apartment" complex in Auckland. We had a two bedroom apartment, kitchen, living area, and bathroom for NZ $109.00 per night. It was immaculant. We were a 10 minute walk from the centre of the city. The police station was around the corner, and we felt very safe at all times of the day or night. You can use the facilities in your room for fixing a complete meal or snacks. A good fridge, stove, microwave and dishwasher are included, and in the bathroom, a washer/dryer combination. The beds are comfortable, and could easlily sleep four persons in the apartment, so the cost is really inexpensive. I highly suggest this as an alternate to the hotel scene. You won't be disappointed.
Great place to stay
We chose to stay here because we have stayed in other Oaks properties and found them to be excellent - we were not disappointed.
The Oaks on Hobson is located on Hobson Street in the city and is within walking distance of the city centre, shopping, great restaurants, cinema, theatre and much more. The property is brand new and we felt like we were the first people to stay in our room!
We stayed in a two bedroom apartment which had a balcony that looked out towards the harbour and to the famous Sky Tower, which was actually only two blocks away. The apartment was very modern and had a dishwasher, washing machine and dryer. Teabags, washing up liquid, dishwasher powder and other items were provided for us in our room, which we thought was a nice touch!
There was also a TV with a DVD player in the room. However, downstairs there is a big plasma TV in the lounge, which is decorated with funky modern furniture and never had anyone else in it while we were there!
I have stayed at three Oaks properties recently and have found them all to be great places to stay, in great locations, with a high standard of service. I would stay with them again in an instant!
Close to Skytower
Stayed in a two bedroom apartment in August for two nights. A couple of blocks from Skytower and Sky City Casino and two blocks to Town Centre. Easily walked and safe at night. Staff were friendly. I would recommend this Hotel. Great value for the price. The apartments are on the small side, but have everything you need.
A new hotel in Auckland
Brand new (we were the first to stay in our one-bedroom suite) and very well equipped. The one bedroom apartment we had was extremely small, however - the "separate" bedroom was really an annexe of the living area, with no door. Only one bedside table. No balcony in our apartment.
Staff were obliging but seemed quite inexperienced.
Modern, Good Value, Well Equiped Apartments
The Oaks on Hobson provide relatively well priced apartment accomodation. We stayed for a long weekend in February 2006 after searching for a well priced high-mid/top end hotel in the CBD. With most hotels (Stamford, Crowne Plaza, Carlton etc) being a little older, and around $200+ a night, we decided to try the Oaks as it was brand new, and around $120 a night for a 1 Bed Apartment.
The location is just up from the Cook St intersection about 5 minutes from Queen St and 10 from the Viaduct. So its not right in the city but only a few blocks away. One positive about the location is it is one block before the entrance and exit to the motorway making hire car touring around Auckland very easy.
There are several minimart stores on Hobson St, and a good bottleshop three blocks away (Glengarry - Turn right onto Cook St then the first left, walk down and its on your right at the next intersection)
One thing to be clear is this is an apartment not a hotel. There is no room service, concierge, tour desk etc. The apartments however are well equipped, featuring a stainless steel kitchen with toaster, kettle, single draw dishwasher, fridge, oven/stove, microwave, a dual washing machine/dyer unit (fantastic), and iron. Dishwashing liquid is supplied, laundry powder is not.
A Les Mills Gym is located nearby, and the Tepid Pools can be found at the bottom of Hobson St near the Viaduct.
The fittings and furnishings are of a high standard and feature a small dinner table and two lounge chairs, TV and DVD player. The beds, pillows and linen are comfortable and of good quality, with the bed and pillows a little on the softer side.
The 1 Bed suites feature a balcony off the bedroom that look out towards the harbour bridge/marina, with some of the view obscured by other apartment blocks. The Skytower is just visible to the right.
Our room was on the 8th (of 10) floors, and was generally quiet. The glass provided good insulation from traffic noise even on noisy Saturday night.
Parking is available for $20 a night.
Staff were still obviously learning but were generally friendly and courteous. They were willing to match cheaper internet rates, and accepted bookings via email. They did seemed inconvenienced when they had to refund $20 to my account however and it took about 15 minutes to find the refund card.
At the time of booking their internet booking site was not working.
Overall the Oaks on Hobson is in a good location within reasonable distance to the Viaduct adn Queen St. Its quiet, modern, well equipped and probably $100 cheaper than comparable hotel rooms. Recommended.
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