The biggest plus of City life is you walk straight in off lower/middle Queen Street step on an escalator then walk into the lift and your back in your room. At the end of a days holiday's activities you dont want to walk up a hill to your hotel now matter how good it is, many AKL taxi's on the rank at Queen St will not take you a short ride up a hill to you hotel. Room was quiet, clean and comfortable.
Traveller from Wellington
Located on the city's main shopping street, the CityLife Auckland is in the heart of downtown Auckland and within two blocks …More
This hotel has just been through a complete renovation and is just like new.
Everything is very modern as is the design. We were extremely impressed. The rooms are well appointed and all have views to the harbour. We found the room we stayed in was very quiet despite the hotel being central. This is our new favourite hotel in the Auckland CBD.
Traveller from Whakatane, New Zealand
Located in Auckland Central Business District, this hotel is steps from Princes Warf Visitor Information Centre, New Zealand …More
I've been coming to this hotel for many years, since its original inception as the Duxton. Admittedly this was the first time in a couple of years I've been here but I did adjust my expectations accordingly given that it's an older hotel.
They don't make hotels like they used to with balconies and large spa baths so I was looking forward to a bit of nostalgia visiting the Amora again.
Some changes have been made such as central air con in each room and the current lift refurbishment (which is scheduled to be ongoing for many months yet). However there are also some changes that haven't been made which should have: fraying curtains and rickety ranch sliders.
Apart from the signs of aging the main issue I experienced was a leaking pipe from the spa bath that left the carpet by the bath room soaked. After telling a confused housekeeping staff member who was in the hall about the issue, I advised reception about it who said they'd organise for a blower to be placed in the room while I was out for dinner. I tried explaining that the carpet was saturated, not damp, so a blower won't help. Nevertheless the reception staff member insisted that 'it usually fixes it'.
Needless to say when I got back later in the evening the carpet was still soaked through and I got wet feet in the middle of the night a couple of times when I miscalculated the wet patch.
Wet carpet doesn't smell too great
If I come back again I do hope that it's not in room 617 unless the pipes have been fixed.
Traveller from Auckland
Located in the center of Auckland, this family-friendly hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Myers Park, Aotea Square, and …More
The North Shore is situated 4 km across the Harbour Bridge from the city centre, and is densely populated and mostly residential in character. Popular pockets include harbourside Takapuna with a well-established café and beach culture, and the quaint upmarket seaside village of Devonport which offers a selection of restaurants, gift and antique shops, and a ferry service to the CBD.