This is the only hotel next to the terminal so, as is often the case, they have a captive market. Luckily, it’s also pretty good.
We had a standard twin room at the bottom of the tower (Floor 3) which was pleasantly furnished in a slightly old-fashioned ‘boardroom’ style. The shower was over a bath that, for the less agile, wasn’t too easy to get into, but management was clearly aware of this potential issue and had thoughtfully provided a heavy duty single-step ladder to assist, which was a nice touch. I also looked the fact that there was a built in night-light in the hallway to assist with any nocturnal visits to the bathroom...
The [largely European] breakfast offer was good and we particularly liked the fresh orange machine which pulped just the required number of fruit before your very eyes. The staff we saw were all very friendly and helpful.
The best feature of all however was the double-glazing. The architect clearly realised that aircraft noise at an international airport might just be an issue, so cleverly designed a two foot gap between the inner and outer panels which, suffice to say, worked a treat. Soundproofing to the corridor was also good, so full marks for that.
Bottom line is that you wouldn't want to stay here for a holiday (we stopped two nights), but for an airport hotel it's hard to fault.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Conveniently located beside Auckland International Terminal and 30 minutes to the city centre, Novotel Auckland Airport provides the perfect accommodation solution for guests travelling in and out of New Zealand. Combining the beauty of natural landscapes with cutting edge architectural design, this hotel features 263 elegant rooms and suites, theatre-style conference centre, 10 meeting rooms, a restaurant and bar plus a fully equipped gym. Parking available at airport, fee applies. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Novotel Auckland Airport Hotel Mangere
- Novotel Auckland Airport Mangere