Travel Blogs from Auckland
Finally here following trip from Dubai (18 hours) and Sydney. Emirates flights (A380) were excellent and we've caught up with all of the latest films! Off for dinner at the harbour - delicious King Fish with hollandaise and asparagus (it's spring here!) washed down by Hauraki Pinot noir. Looking forward to shopping at Britomart/Queens St in the morning.
Arrival in Auckland at 5:30am local time after having lost Sunday the 4th due to crossing the International Date Line. We will have an extensive city sights tour which includes the quaint village of Devonport and takes in views from atop Mt. Eden, an extinct volcano. We'll visit the Auckland Domain Winter Gardens and have the afternoon free to …
So although yesterday was technically our first day in Auckland today was our first day to start exploring. We decided a good way to get the lay of the land was to do a 9 mile hike from One Tree Hill Domain back to our hotel in the downtown area.
After catching the bus out there we hiked up and explored One Tree Hill. Yes the place the U2 …
Twee dagen onderweg, vliegtuigen en vliegvelden. Dan ben je er eindelijk, is het mooi weer en maandagmorgen. Bijna niet geslapen en nog een uurtje rijden naar het centrum van Auckland. Links rijden en dus rechts sturen gaat beter dan je denkt. Waarschijnlijk te moe om er moeilijk over te doen...
Today's entry will be short and sweet since we didn't experience that much. Most of the day was spent on the bus on our way to Auckland. Our highlight for today was a visit to the Waitomo Caves where we were able to experience a boatride through a dark cave that had thousands of glow worms inhabiting it. The only way to describe it was like going …
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Historical Traveler Reviews Rydges Auckland
Okay for a night
Staff do need some training in customer service. I would rate this as basic but central. My husband was offered "services" by a lady outside the hotel, staff seemed aware off her presence but done nothing to remove her and she continued bothering other gentlemen. Very much a business hotel and, yes, she most likely did do business there!
We found the bedroom ok, the staff was quite friendly, but we did hate the bathroom. It was quite large, but had one of these walk-in showers, so when you have a shower, the whole floor gets flooded. Plus there was absolutely nowhere to put our stuff. No shelves or anything like that. Nowhere to put a brush or a cosmetic bag.
Would not return to this hotel
I just returned from New Zealand and stayed in the Rydges Auckland first for one night and then again for 2 nights. The people were less than helpful or friendly. The location was great. The rooms were OK nothing special. I stayed my last night in Auckland at another hotel that was wonderful, helpful and friendly and much more comfortable.
I stayed here for 3 nights and it was an average expreience. The room is good. Whilst the bedding seemed to be a bit tatty and the housekeeping was average to say the least (the bed was not made very nicely- the sheets were still very crinkled, and one night I came back to find one of the facewashers I used simply hung over the shower rod and not replaced), the rest of the room was very spacious, and had a great view of the skytower.
We stayed with two small children in the Rydges and we loved it. A good location, very friendly staff, very clean room and good breakfast and dining. We had a nice room with a beautiful view. It was a very pleasant stay!
Great location. Good hotel.
Stayed at Rydges for 3 nights in April. Superb location and an excellent base from which to explore the city but if you want to spend a lot of time staying in the hotel soaking up the ambiance......this isint for you.
Staff were friendly. Room was clean spacious, modern and well maintained. The real winner for me was the restaurant. Wonderful friendly staff, superb food and a comprehensive wine list meant that we took quite a while to eat dinner in the evenings. The Rydges is all that it says it is......no more...no less. I would stay here again.
This is nothing special
We stayed one night and found the location to be reasonably central (very convenient for the Sky Tower), but the hotel is a little bland. Most rooms had no worthwhile views and ours was rather compact, with 2 double beds, desk, mini-bar / fridge, television and 2 chairs.
We didn't use the restaurant, preferring to eat out.
The service was very good and we were given an extended check out on request. The staff were helpful & friendly.
I suspect there are better hotels to stay at, but this is adequate if not special.
My boyfriend and I stayed in the Rydges for one night and I was disappointed with the hotel.
We stayed last weekend at Rydges to go to a show in Auckland, being two blocks back from Queen Street, there was no traffic noise. Good sized room, we had a queen and double bed in ours with views of the harbour, the other side has views of the Sky Tower. The service was excellent and the staff all very hlepful and friendly, you cant go past Rydges for a great place to stay in Central Auckland
Great value hotel
Excellant, good value hotel. Perfect for Aucklands sights and restaurants and shopping!