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Russell Corr

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Can anyone recommend a great hotel in Auckland for comfort and location... I am at the Novotel for the rugby then want to tranfer somewhere else for a few days.
 

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What sort of price range? What services do you want it to offer?

The hilton is apparently great - I've been around it, but havn't had the joy of staying there yet.

My normal digs is Rydges - comfy, good location and not too bad on the wallet.

I've also stayed at the old Sheraton (It was recently renamed to something else... ) - Location wise it's in a very bad spot if you want to be in the heart of town.

Others will prob throw in their suggestions as well...
 

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If its location you're after then cant beat Hilton. Its also pretty good hotel, although pricey by NZ standards.

The former Sheraton is now a Langham. Its a bit out of the way.

Russell - I also replied to your post elsewhere.
 

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For work-related visits or spoiling Mrs LW, I wouldn't go past the Hilton now... I used to stay at the Sheraton, but it got very tired, some questionable service and was too far away from my client's.

When I'm on personal visits, I stay with good friends in Howick when I can. Great way to save $$.
 

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I saw Kiwi Flyer (and I have replied).

Looks like the Hilton will be the go. Anyone stayed at the Hyatt or Stamford Plaza?
 

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If you want location, the Copthorne is hard to beat, I think. On the harbour at the bottom of Queen St. Not a bad hostelry either. (http://www.copthorneharbourcity.co.nz/)

However, you can spend more and get less elsewhere if you really want to.

:)
 

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Copthorne isnt on Queen Street! Its Quay Street - just down the road from Hilton and across the road from waterfront and Viaduct Harbour areas.
 

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Russell Corr said:
I saw Kiwi Flyer (and I have replied).

Looks like the Hilton will be the go. Anyone stayed at the Hyatt or Stamford Plaza?

Hyatt is a couple blocks (uphill) from Queen Street - just across from Northern Club. Havent stayed there but used some of the facilities. Nice lounge, ok bar and restaurant - sometimes have some good happy hour deals. Had reports that the new residences tower is much nicer than the (older) main tower, but this may have changed with refurbishment.
 
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