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Review of The Sebel Auckland Viaduct Harbour

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The Sebel Auckland Viaduct Harbour
Ranked #17 of 68 Hotels in Auckland
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Stanley, Falkland Islands
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132 reviews
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“Nice.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2012

We had two nights here and found the accomodation to be well situated for exploring the harbourfront in Auckland. Room was spacious, with kitchen facilities and a decent sized bathroom. No restaurant, but food can be charged to your room at a number of eateries in the vicinity. Staff were friendly and helpful particularly when we checked in at 5am after a long flight.

Lost a point as whilst the location is great, there are some noisy pubs nearby and rooms aren't adequately soundproofed. Also wifi was not available in the room and was charged even in communal areas, which in this day and age should be free.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Hastings, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2012

Easy to find, parking no issue, central to everything you need in a short stay. We booked a city view 1 bed app for a 2 night stay, as the name suggests it didnt really have a harbour view but as we had a corner appartment with a balcony we could see the harbour between buildings. The appartment size was fine for a 2 day stay - kitchen, sep bedroom, bath and shower, sep lounge with couch and arm chair, dining table, balcony, dvd player, stero system and opening windows in lounge and bedroom were fantastic.

Restaurants, bars and some attractions literally on the door step. I would definately stay here again, but would probably book a harbour view next time.

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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2012

We were in New Zealand on a combination business/pleasure trip and had to go to Auckland four times over a month. The hotel was chosen for us by our host agency and we were so glad they did!

We did not have a view of the harbour (extra $) but on one of our stays we did get a nice view down towards the cruise terminal and Freemans Bay (room 618).

The suite was spacious and very well set up, with a kitchen, washing machine, flat screen tv, etc.

Our booking included internet and they gave us a WiFi box for the room. With four IP based devices (Blackberry, iPhone, Laptop and MacBook) it was great to be fully connected at no extra charge. While free WiFi is becoming the norm in North America it is not in other parts of the world we have visited. You need to ask for the WiFi box - even better request it when booking. They did say they were upgrading to Wifi for the entire hotel (only in the lobby now) in the near future.

We could not get over how busy the Viaduct area of Auckland is. Our last visit was on a Friday evening and the bars & restaurants (all seconds away out the back door of the Sebel Suites) were hopping.

Be warned, food here in NZ is not cheap (but it is very good) so budget accordingly. The fact that we had a kitchen and could make most meals ourselves really helped.

The staff was very helpful and a pleasure to deal with.

We would not hesitiate to stay here again.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled on business
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Limerick, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2012

My wife and I spent a few days at this hotel at the start of our trip to last years Rugby World Cup.
We found it to be centrally located close to the city centre but still on the waterfront with some lovely views.
It was close to some great restaurants, bars and coffee shops and shops.
I would recommend this hotel to anyone seeking a pleasant hotel for a short stay in Auckland

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2012

Loved our stay at the Sebel suites with views accross the Auckland Harbour & also onto the Viaduct below. Great location with lots of restaurants at our doorstep. The room was very clean & modern, I visited two other hotels before this one & they were quite old looking. Loved the proper balcony which had a table & chairs. Plus the suite had a couch & chair as well, which the other hotels I looked at didn't. Comfy bed. Great service. You can walk out the hotel door & you are right in the heart of the viaduct for restaurants, bars etc. Just a 2 minute walk to Queen St, maybe 8 minute walk to Sky City.

If you are looking for somewhere with a great view then this is it. I looked at Copthorne Quay St (great view but dirty windows, no balcony & only a bed & one chair to sit on, plus was old looking). And the Lighter Quay (view not as good as website, but room did look nice. Receptionist said they didn't have wifi or phones working in the rooms as was "new" hotel... I don't think it's THAT new!)

As the Sebel & Lighter Quay rooms were very similar price i'd say you get a much better deal staying at the Sebel, I'd stay here again or reccommend it no hesitation!

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: The Sebel Auckland Viaduct Harbour
Address: 85 - 89 Customs Street West | Viaduct Harbor, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
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Region: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland Region > Auckland
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#16 Luxury Hotel in Auckland
#16 Business Hotel in Auckland
#18 Romantic Hotel in Auckland
Price range (per night): $212 - $417
Hotel Class:4.5 star — The Sebel Auckland Viaduct Harbour 4.5*
Number of rooms: 119
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