Known locally as the City of Sails, the city of Auckland offers much for visitors to see and do. The reare numerous sandy beaches and nearby volcanic landscapes to explore as well as a thriving city center filled with restaurants, night clubs and pubs. Whether you are backpacking your way through New Zealand or looking for a luxurious getaway, you will certainly be able to find a hotel to meet your needs in Auckland.
Sky City Hotel
The Sky City Hotel is a luxurious hotel located in Sky City, an event center in the heart of Auckland. In 2008, the hotel was nominated as one of the Top 2 Hotels in New Zealand - North Island, by Hotelclub Awards. Rooms are spacious, offering views of the city and harbor. Amenities include en-suite bathrooms, 24-hour room service and sound-proof windows for a quiet night's stay. The hotel has an on-site casino open 24-hours a day and a choice of 12 on-site dining options including Orbit, a revolving restaurant that offers panoramic views of the city. In addition, Sky City is home to Sky Tower. At 328 meters, Sky Tower is the tallest building in New Zealand. Visitors can go up to the top to view the city and can even bungee jump from the top of the tower.
Jet Park Hotel Auckland Airport
If you need a hotel close to Auckland airport, the Jet Park Hotel is a convenient option, being only a five-minute drive away. Rooms feature en-suite bathrooms, sound-proof windows and high-speed Internet access. The hotel offers two on-site dining options: Te Maroro Restaurant serves a variety of local cuisine, or you could grab a snack at Indaba Lounge Bar where you can sample some New Zealand wine. Other facilities include an outdoor pool and free access to an off-site fitness center. If you do decide to go into Auckland's city center, it is less than half an hour away by car.
Bavaria Bed & Breakfast Hotel
The Bavaria Bed & Breakfast Hotel is a cozy hotel situated just a seven-minute drive from Auckland's city center. The hotel has 11 rooms, all featuring en-suite bathrooms and complimentary high-speed Internet access. Breakfast is included in the rate and is a German buffet-style affair. Guests have access to a lounge area that features a refrigerator, microwave and a computer as well as tea and coffee. In addition to Auckland's city center, the hotel is adjacent to Mount Eden, an extinct volcano that is well worth a visit.
If you are in need of budget accommodation in Auckland, the Jucy Hotel is a good option. Located in the center of the city close to the waterfront, the hotel is just minutes away from major attractions. Rooms are basic and come in two types: backpacker-style accommodation with shared bathroom facilities or hotel rooms with en-suite bathrooms. Hotel rooms are brightly decorated and feature amenities such as Internet access, tea and coffee facilities, and a flat panel TV. The Jucy Hotel has a lounge area for guests and a vending machine. Secure, on-site parking is also available.
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