Advantages: beautiful location, fantastic staff Disadvantages: you cannot walk to the city
...We decided to book Spencer on Byron as our first stop in New Zealand as this hotel had the best reviews on a rival site, and was within our budget at about £40 per night.
We landed in Auckland at 11 pm, tired after a 24 long trip from London. As Spencer on Byron is right across town, we got a good look of Auckland at night - beautiful. The taxi driver actually asked us how come we had picked...
Advantages: Central location, excellent room, decent facilities Disadvantages: Plumbing system seems a little old and occasionally unreliable
...were curious to see it all this would live up to expectation.
The Heritage Hotel is right in the city centre of Auckland, on Hobson Street. This is parallel to the main shopping road, Queen Street, which is a couple of blocks away, and hence very close. These is also a branch of Esquires Coffee close by which is open 24 hours a day, as well as a decent microbrewery bar...
Advantages: Great place to see views of city Disadvantages: It is a city and New Zealand is so much more beautiful to go rural
...General over view:
Auckland was my first destination when I arrived in New Zealand, traveling into the city and seeing the Sky Tower for the first time was really cool, I remember thinking I made it! I am really here!! The City is big but easy to get around using the tram system they have in place. It is a very clean and friendly city, if you don't have long I would recommend a couple of days...