We needed a really special location, one which was quiet, so we could recover from the long flight from UK, with good bus services into Auckland for sight-seeing, and also where we could take easy delivery of a hired campervan.
Our first-floor room 'in back', number 17, was nice and quiet, with a lovely view of the small garden complete with bird feeders, (husband a bird-watcher, so an added plus!), and beyond that the local tennis club with its Victorian club-house. Although the decor and facilities were a bit old-fashioned, this was more than made up for by having a sitting-room/kitchenette as well as a bedroom, and the peace!
Buses to the Waterfront in Auckland are less than10 minutes easy walk from the motel, and we found NZ bus drivers very helpful. The management at the Motel will point you in the right direction and there is further information in the room. Just beside the bus stop is Hee's Chinese Seafood Restaurant, for dine-in or takeaway, where lots of Chinese locals eat - great food.
The Motel is on rather an unusual site, but access is fine - though we had only a 2-berth vehicle. Our hire company, New Zealand Frontiers, (whom we can't recommend highly enough), delivered the van easily and we were able to get onto SH1 travelling North out of Auckland) without any problems from this location.
Finally, the price includes a continental breakfast, which was brought up to us the night before, (there is a fridge in the kitchen), so we could eat as and when we felt like it.
We stayed here for 3 nights and would be more than happy to recommend it - though if you want the high life and Auckland's attractions on your doorstep, this is not for you!
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- Also Known As:
- Mount Eden Hotel Auckland Central
- Mount Eden Motel Auckland, New Zealand