Rendezvous Grand Hotel Auckland

Address: 71 Mayoral Drive, Auckland, North Island, 1010, New Zealand | 5 star hotel
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This 5 star hotel, located on 71 Mayoral Drive, Auckland, is near Hobson Wharf National Maritime Museum, Piha Beach, AJ Hackett Bungy, and Ponsonby.
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      TravelPod Member ReviewsRendezvous Grand Hotel Auckland

      Reviewed by kgonnam

      Good but expensive

      Reviewed Apr 16, 2014
      by (2 reviews) Meadville , United States Flag of United States

      Beautiful, large, commercial hotel. Room was very nice and most of the rooms overlooked a great atrium. Location good but a little far away from town center

      This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of

      Reviewed by rmlkent

      Great location

      Reviewed Dec 22, 2013
      by (16 reviews) , Canada Flag of Canada

      Great downtown location, free wifi and helpful staff!!!

      This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of

      Reviewed by apw37


      Reviewed Sep 22, 2013
      by (10 reviews) Hildenborough , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

      Good shower!

      Auckland, New Zealand

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      Reviewed by ichbinseins

      Great Value, Location, and Services!

      Reviewed Jun 10, 2008
      by (4 reviews) Hawthorne , United States Flag of United States

      I loved staying at this hotel. It's in a great location, just a few blocks from the city center and surrounded by resaurants.

      We paid the extra $55 to get the Plaza room as well and it was worth it. The view was great, and the breakfast and appetizers in the evening were lovely.

      The gym here has about 15 machines, 6 of which were doubles. We used the treadmills, the elliptical machines, the rowing machines, and the weights machines and then headed over to the sauna where we tried to figure out the appeal. Then we jumped in the pool which was HUGE. It's super long, like a lap pool, and only 4 ft 7 deep all around. Then, we headed out to the sun deck to relax and dry off a bit. The pool, gym, sauna part of this hotel is amazing and I would definitely come back just for that part.

      We ate breakfast in the restaurant in the lobby one morning and were happy with what they had. They had bacon that looked and tasted like ham, but was called bacon, baked beans for breakfast, unfiltered apple juice, lots of fruit, grilled tomatoes, watery eggs, and really yummy pancakes.

      We also used room service and ordered Spinach and Ricotta Ravioli with Tomato & Basil Sauce and a green salad (with lots of extra tomatoes). It was prompt, delicious and affordable.

      For those of you from the States, it's very similiar to Embassy Suites

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      Historical Traveler Reviews Rendezvous Grand Hotel Auckland

      Great hotel


      After a long flight, it was a pleasure to see our room at the Carlton. It was clean, spacious, and well appointed. There were no negatives for us.

      Great location. Excellent service!


      Got the Carlton club room which gives you breakfast and free drinks and canapes before dinner. Excellent way to go. Right downtown with everything in walking distance. Great service, friendly staff, excellent facilities.

      Great Value for money !!!


      We got an upgrade to a Carlton Club Room. The cost was nz$185 (95 euros) per room per nite. This included breakfast and 2 free pre dinner drinks each in the evening and access to the carlton club room. I personally think this hotel is excellent value for money and is located towards the top end of Queen Street. I found the location to be ideal. Service was excellent for the 4 days we stayed, and the indoor pool and sauna are excellent. I would recommend this hotel and would stay there again no problem.

      Tired and dull but great value and staff


      I stayed two nights in May 2004 (Lastminute)......good location and Reception/Concierge could not have been more helpful......Qantas flight crew stay there and they always insist on a good hotel! However, the restaurants are tired and dull. Try the Sheraton...cheaper (WOTIF) and fantastic!

      Good Quality but NO atmosphere


      I stayed for 3 nights at the Carlton as i got a good deal on Th eroom was perfectly fine for an hotel of this quality. However, I found the hotel lacked any kind of atmosphere an dwas very sterile, in spite of large atrium entrance. My view also looked out onto what looked like a car park. Th emain entrance also had a very strong smell. Not sure what it was, but not nice. Overall a high standard hotel bt for me it lacked any atmosphere an dwoudl be better as somewhere you would stay overnight and just get a good nights sleep.

      Mot the best in Auckland


      Last stayed here two months ago. Reasonable location, and five star features, but not Auckland's best hotel by a long way. Average service, restaurant and food below what you would expect, and somewhat dominated by a tinge of cigarette smells (from a strongly Asian clientele). Staff often seem bored. Perhaps they are, as that is the overall impression.

      Excellent Hotel


      The Carlton is one of the best hotels I've staid in. It is a clean, stylish & luxurious 5* hotel. I believe it is the only atrium hotel in Auckland. The bathroom is large, full of granite & with a large tub & shower. The street below is quite busy & noisy at night. The location may not be dead central, but close enough. It's a 10-minute walk to Queen St. where there are tons of restaurants & shops. Queen St. will also take you down by the waterfront. There is a neat Asian food mall called Food Alley on Albert St. This place is like a food court on 2 levels with about a dozen of vendors offering a variety of Asian food. Try the Thai place on the left as you walk in, especially the Jasmine rice chicken soup. Be sure to visit the great Auckland Museum or sometimes referred to as the War Museum.

      Outstanding Hotel


      We stayed at this beautiful hotel in November, 2002 and loved everything about it. The room was beautiful, especially the marble tile in the bathroom. The room is a nice size and nicely decorated. I would definitely recommend this hotel.

      What a surprise !


      You must stay at Carlton in Auckland I was told, it is the best. So we checked in, was taken to our room, had a look and asked the porter to take our baggage back and checked out.

      Luxurious room & bathroom


      Qualmark rates this hotel as a 5 star hotel to which I have to agree. We had a room with 2 double beds (room 823). The room and bathroom are quite large. Everything looks quite new and clean. Beds were very comfortable. Bathroom is luxurious. The gym and pool is located on the 4th floor and looks quite nice. It takes a few minutes walk to get the beginning of Queens St. It will probably take 10 minutes to get you right in the middle of Queens St. There are other more centrally located hotel but maybe not as luxurious as the Carlton. Just make sure you look for the newer hotel. Some of the old hotels that were refurbished could be just as nice but why take the risk when you can go for the newer hotels. I can recommend Carlton Hotel for its luxurious, quite new, large room and bathroom. I enjoyed our stay in the Carlton.When choosing a hotel in New Zealand, check Qualmark, which is New Zealand tourism's official quality agency. All accommodation and tourism businesses that carry the Qualmark mark of quality, means they've been independently assessed.

      TripAdvisor Reviews Rendezvous Grand Hotel Auckland

      4.00 of 5 stars Excellent

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