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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

We had booked for 3 nights having flown in from the UK. Initial impression when taxi pulled up was that it wasn't a four star hotel. We sadly were proved right. At best it is 3 star. We had paid thro booking .com for an executive room. The decor was tired and shabby. The room smelt of curry. The "breakfast"...

2Thank Liz R
Invercargill, New Zealand
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Location reasonably central. Apartment small but if you're only sleeping there it's fine. Beds comfortable enough. 'Complimentary breakfast'. unusual. Packaged sandwiches , fruit , yogurt . Or sandwiches, muffin, orange juice. Wasn't super fresh, was like food you would buy a at petrol station. Didn't eat it. If I stayed again I wouldn't bother with it. Not the worst place...

Thank Sue B
New Plymouth, New Zealand
Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

Myself and husband plus our son spent the night at VR Hotel Auckland on the 19th Jan 2017 arriving from New Plymouth.For the location of where this hotel is situated,i am truly amazed at how sufficient the Staff worked plus the amount of Quest to get through,Well done I thought..We were tired and hungry,our checkin was pretty straightforward after parking...

Thank Jackie K
Reviewed 8 February 2017

We were accidentally by the admin staff charged 1800.00 dollars for the room for one night. The admin noticed and then credited my account by the correct amount. This was fine except I am slugged with a $50.00 AUS transaction fee. The staff admitted the issue did occur but nothing was offered to make up. I was then informed as...

Thank Geoff W
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

Stayed here for just 1 night. It's a good budget hotel but with a $25 parking fee. There are some nearby overnight car parks charging $8-$10, so if your stay is short, you might consider parking elsewhere. The room was equipped with a functional kitchen and a washing machine apart from the usual amenities. I would suggest to get a...

Thank Apoorv K
Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

Booked this as couldn't get into my usual hotel. Basically it's a lodging with small apartments, friendly and helpful staff however our kitchen obviously had a damp ceiling, the giveaway was the bubbles in the paint and the air freshener on top of the cupboard to ward of the damp smell. Not need as the damp was clearly visible in...

Thank Steve S
Taupo District, New Zealand
Reviewed 31 January 2017

Stayed here for just one night en route to Lake Taupo. The two-bed apartment was spacious but nothing seemed to work! Difficult to log in to internet, washing/machine drier did not dry clothes. Poor breakfast - essentially what you might have for lunch but at breakfast time! Would not recommend

Thank lislewend
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 23 January 2017

In all my travels overseas I must say that this accomodation has let me down from the reception to breakfast to the room itself. When we arrived the staff simply weren't interested in listening to us, car parking which is minimal comes at a cost of $25 per day plus the so called continental breakfast is a packet of egg...

Thank John W
Hobart, Australia
Reviewed 23 January 2017

We booked when this hotel was still City Oaks Hotel and it stated that it was 4 star. I would say 3 - maybe 3 1/2. There was no soap holder or shelf or anything in the shower. There was no minibar. The hotel had no bar or restaurant. Having said this - we did get a good price for...

1Thank Abbymac4
Jakarta, Indonesia
Reviewed 22 January 2017

I may say its not as satisfying as the first I had. the location is okay but its not located in the main street and you need to go up a little bit. The Wifi is limited for 2 hr and the staffs are not that handy. the room is not as clean as I expected it to be.

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  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry

Additional Information about VR Auckland City

Address: 188 Hobson Street, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland Region > Auckland
Price Range: $138 - $463 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — VR Auckland City 4.5*
Number of rooms: 117
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Also Known As:
Auckland City Oaks Hotel Auckland Central
Oaks On Hobson
VR Auckland City New Zealand
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#28 Luxury Hotel in Auckland
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