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Waldorf Celestion Apartment Hotel
Reviewed 29 July 2012

Very clean, spacious and well appointed appartment within walking distance of downtown Auckland. We arrived early in the morning after a flight from San Diego so were very pleased that our room was ready and we were able to check in. Although the hotel doesn't look much from the outside, the foyer area and the room are fine. As a family of four with kids aged 9 and 7, it was great to have two bedrooms and a sitting room and well equipped kitchen area at our disposal. Location was great too as we walked from the hotel to the Sky Tower and to the ferry terminal Devonport. One word of caution though, do not eat at the Chinese restuarant across the road towards the water - it was terrible!

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled with family
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Waldorf_APTS_NZ, General Manager at Waldorf Celestion Apartment Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2012

Being able to checkin early from a long flight is wonderful especially if you are travelling with children. I was very happy to read that our team was able to accommodate you on checkin. Thank you for your feedback.

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Reviewed 25 July 2012

A spacious 2 bedroomed apartment, very clean, tastefully decorated and well equipped. Decor is nice but lighting could be a bit brighter. It was a bonus to have a small dishwasher to use complete with the powder supplied. Bathroom had limited toiletries supplied, no little shampoo/conditioner bottles.
WiFi was available for a small charge and we were given a modem to plug into our room. Worked very well and we all could access at the same time via different devices.
It is a great location to stay providing easy walking access to the city.
Offsite parking was nearby and easy to get to, and arranged via reception.
When first arriving by car we found that there is no parking along the busy road at the front of hotel. Drove around and eventually found a spot to stop then walked back to check in. Reception mentioned then that there was a small 'lane' beside the building we could stop in to unload. Can be full and you need to reverse back out.
Great value at an affordable cost. Well recommended.

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled with family
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Waldorf_APTS_NZ, General Manager at Waldorf Celestion Apartment Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2012

Thank you for your feedback, it is always appreciated. We are delighted you found your stay enjoyable, and do hope to see you returning in the future.

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Reviewed 24 July 2012

This was the nicest place we stayed in New Zealand, and surprisingly NOT the most expensive. We were upgraded to 2-bedroom, room was immaculate and huge. Private balcony was nice if it had been nicer weather. Location is perfect and not in the ghetto part of downtown like SkyCity. WiFi wasn't free (is it ever free in NZ?) but was fairly cheap for 2 gigs and worked perfectly (They give you your own modem). Overall we were extremely impressed and wondering how we were getting such a good deal. We were tired of mismatched backpacker hostels with old lumpy mattresses, and this place was such an upgrade for only a fraction more than a hostel. I would definitely stay here again. It felt like home.

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Waldorf_APTS_NZ, General Manager at Waldorf Celestion Apartment Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2012

Customer 931, We were delighted you found Celestion to be your home away from home. Do come back in the future when in NZ.

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Reviewed 23 July 2012

We arrived from Auckland airport and got to the hotel at 7am, very tired and jet lagged having come from the UK via San Francisco. As we were so early, we were hoping we could leave our bags but were expecting to have to come back later to check in. However, the team on the front desk were extremely accommodating and not only let us check in, but also upgraded us to a twin suite, which was absolutely perfect for chilling out.

This hotel does not have much 'personality' (like any large chain) but it's clean with large rooms and an excellent DVD rental facility. Our twin suite had two separate bedrooms with plenty of storage space, a large bathroom, a lounge area (with TV, big sofa and dining room table), a kitchenette and a balcony.

It's also within walking distance of most of Auckland city centre (we certainly got everywhere we wanted to on foot). Perfect for those wanting somewhere to rest or those on business. Also, excellent value!!

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  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Waldorf_APTS_NZ, General Manager at Waldorf Celestion Apartment Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2012

I am delighted to read that the staff were able to accommodate you upon arrival. Being Upgraded is always a lovely experience and I'm glad you could see what Celestion was able to offer service and accommodation wise.

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Reviewed 13 July 2012

Good location, adequate apartment for 4, needs some maintenance, excellent restaraunt on ground floor

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled with family
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Waldorf_APTS_NZ, General Manager at Waldorf Celestion Apartment Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2012

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Additional Information about Waldorf Celestion Apartment Hotel

Address: 19 - 23 Anzac Avenue | Auckland Cbd, Auckland Central, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland > Auckland Central
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 131 Speciality Lodging in Auckland Central
Price Range: $143 - $230 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Waldorf Celestion Apartment Hotel 4.5*
Number of rooms: 115
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Waldorf Celestion offers affordable luxury in an ideal inner city location. The industrial chic design of the lobby welcomes you into this stylish apartment hotel with modern furnished apartments offering 4.5-Star self contained accommodation in the heart of Auckland City. Self cater in your spacious apartment, with a large 24hr Supermarket located across the road from Waldorf Celestion, or visit Little India restaurant on our ground floor for delicious traditional North Indian cuisine. Auckland's newest entertainment precinct Britomart is just across the road from Waldorf Celestion and is home to boutique and international fashion stores, and some of the best restaurants and bars the city has to offer. Vector Arena Auckland's 12,000 seat venue is a short stroll from Waldorf Celestion, as are the recently developed Waterfront areas, Queen Street and Auckland's Transport Centre. ... more   less 
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