Auckland is the international gateway to New Zealand, and has one of the most beautiful harbor areas in the world. Auckland is often referred to as the ‘City of Sails’, and has a rich history of fishing, pleasure sailing and commerce. It is also a stylish, informal city with plenty of things to see and do, and so it makes a perfect destination for a holiday.
If you are traveling there and seek best value for your money, there are several hotels in Auckland that provide decent cost but good quality accommodation.
This lovely hotel is set right in the heart of the city, within walking distance of many of Auckland’s main attractions, and is just a short trip from the beautiful harbor. Premium rooms have stunning views over the harbor and nearby parks, and there are also a good range of standard rooms at low prices to choose from. The Hyatt Regency also has excellent spa and fitness facilities, with a fully equipped gym, swimming pool, steam room and sauna. Business visitors will also benefit from the Regency Club (a business club lounge) and there is a bar, outdoor dining patio and excellent restaurant where you can enjoy a range of local and international cuisine.
The Westin Auckland
This reasonably priced hotel benefits from excellent views over the Viaduct Harbour and the marina, and is just a short walk away from plenty of restaurants, cafes and shops. You can choose between the relaxed hotel café or the elegant restaurant and bar when you dine, and the Late Club and The Office both offer intimate and lively areas to meet friends for a night out. The Westin also provides a number of business facilities, including fax, copying and printing services, wireless Internet access and meeting rooms. The Westin has an excellent spa, which has several treatment rooms offering massage, manicures and other beauty treatments, and also a fully equipped gym and swimming pool. The Westin is also situated on a wonderful jogging track that stretches along the waterfront, providing a scenic and relaxing place for those that like to keep in shape with a daily run. Hotel staff can provide you with jogging maps as well if you would like to explore some of the other popular city jogging routes.
Skycity Grand Hotel
The Skycity Grand Hotel is located right next to the famous Auckland Sky Tower, deep in the heart of the business district. Next door is the bustling Skycity Entertainment Complex, which includes a large casino, convention centre and several movie theatres, restaurants and fast food joints. The hotel is also near to a fantastic marine facility set up by the world renowned marine biologist Kelly Tartlon (Kelly Tarlton’s Underwater World), where you can see penguins, sharks and a number of other fascinating sea creatures. The Skycity Grand Hotel has a lovely restaurant which serves delicious modern cuisine, and also meeting facilities for business visitors, an excellent spa and also high speed wireless internet access.
The Rendezvous Hotel is a low cost hotel situated in downtown Auckland, within walking distance of plenty of shops, museums, theaters and restaurants. This lovely hotel is set around a huge glass atrium which allows sunlight (and starlight) to pour into the building, creating a light, ambient atmosphere. There is a swimming pool, sauna and fitness center for guests to enjoy and also an outdoor tennis court, a ballroom and also a fine restaurant that serves excellent Pacific cuisine. A handy babysitting service is available for parents who want to enjoy a night out on the town, and there are also a number of larger rooms with private dining areas for entertaining friends.
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