More about Chifley Suites Auckland
Great Location, Great Price, Great Rooms
We only stayed for the one night here, and booked at the last second....literally an hour before boarding the plane from Australia! Booked a studio room however we ended up in a 2 bedroom apartment on the top floor! Couldnt get a view better than that!
The rooms were nice, clean and modern, beds were comfy with plenty of pillows, and apartment had its own washer/dryer. Easy internet access and located only minutes walk from Queen Street which is the heart of the city.
Lobby was a bit small but the staff were very friendly and price was good as well. Also checkout out was later than usual, being 11:00am!
Excellent value, great rooms, excellent views
Auckland is very hot and muggy so the lack of air conditioning is the one problem, 19th floor was high enough to be above the noise even with all the windows open. Stylish and extremely well equipped room. Great view of harbour and Sky Tower. Lifts can be slow.
Wonderful Views, Cheap and nice
This was a nice modern hotel, we got a good deal when we booked. Free room upgrade to nest best available room which was a one room apartment. We ended up near the top of the building with awesome views of the Harbour and the sky tower around to the Ferry Terminal.
The only downside was no parking and we had to pay to park at a parking builing
Noisy, Hot, modern and good value
Stayed 2 nights in a one bedroom at $NZ135 a night. The location was great, walking distance to viaduct harbour and sky tower and most places of Auckland for tourism. The value was good. The apartment was very modern and had everything you could need - washing machine, kitchenette. Good supply of tea/coffee/toiletries. Modern flat screen tv and ipod docks etc. Comfy Bed.
BUT.. the downside was the Noise and the lack of airconditioning. We were on 2nd floor - on street side which has a irish pub nearby. The noise was bad from street level, both cars and then drunken people till 3.30am on a wed morning.. Plus it was really hot and then the noise made opening windows worse. Auckland was really humid.
The 2nd night was not quite as bad, still hot but less drunks and irish songs being sung at 3am!
Also our parents stayed in room next to us and had same complaints and also no lock on their door.
Had to also ask 2 or 3 times to have a cot brought to room even though in booking.
Used car park for one 24 hr period $NZ25, was next door and worked well.
Didnt use pool - not even sure where it was. Cafe next door not recommended.
Have really mixed thoughts on this and whether i Would stay again, probably not in summer time as the heat withour air con was a little too much but the room was really nice and great price.
Great Way to bookend my NZ trip
I flew in and out of Auckland from the Orient for my 20-night New Zealand holiday. I spent the first two nights at Chifley and was really impressed with how big, modern, and well furnished my "room" was. I reserved a basic suite but was upgraded for free to a two-bedroom suite upon arrival. So my "room" was actually the size of an apartment: 2 bedrooms, a living room, full kitchen, 3 flat-screen HDTVs, and 2 bathrooms. It was a rediculously good start to this trip. I also stayed at Chifley on the final night of my holiday because I was back in Auckland to catch my flight back to the Orient the following morning. The basic suite is just as comfortable and nice as the 2-bedroom one. As for getting to Chifley from the airport, my friend and I paid NZ$37 total for a one-way ride to the front steps of the hotel via the Airport Shuttle, so that means it's NZ$74 round-trip. At the end of my trip, I used the Airport Bus to get from the airport to Chifley. The bus round-trip cost NZ$44 total for my friend and me. That bus has a stop close to Chifley, but the short walk is up a very steep incline. Having said that, I much prefered the monetary savings over the benefit of being dropped off right in front of the hotel. Internet access is available at a cost. It is much cheaper to use a kiosk at the Star convenience store at the waterfront (10 minute walk from Chifley). I like this place ALOT.
Modern and clean, in a convenient location
We had a 2 bedroom apartment here for 3 nights in April 2009 and were very satisfied. The apartment was modern and well fitted out. The bedrooms are quite compact, but certainly adequate. There were 2 bathrooms, with a washer/dryer in the main bathroom.
We were on the 20th floor, but even then heard some noise from late night bars – but perhaps this is an issue in Auckland generally! We were pleasantly surprised that the lifts functioned well, even though there were only 2 of them for a tall building.
The location on Albert St is fine, just a few minutes walk to Viaduct Harbour and the waterfront area. Queen Street is just a short block away, and Sky City is up the street. There’s a convenience store diagonally opposite, with good value internet.
Great Value!Great Location!
We stayed in Chifley for 8nights.The suites are very modern equipped with all the modern amenities.The kitchen had all the required aminities.We felt very comfortable in our suite.Very comfortable bed.Helpful staff.The proximity to Queens street,Sky City ,Sky Tower makes the stay at Chifley more valuable.The view was great with the Sky Tower and the harbour bridge,harbour all visible from the 20th floor suite we stayed in.This is a good choice for people who are used to living in flats,apartments etc.But the highlight is the free upgrade to the top floor suites for the same price.Its definately great value for 125$/night in the CBD with the all the modern amenities and good service.
Fantastic value Highly recommended
We found this on Wotif.com.au originally then worked out it was advertised on a mystery deal - NZD$99 per night!! Very new hotel with great fittings - everything you could want in a serviced apartment - full kitchen (including utensils, plates and pots and pans) dishwasher, washing machine/dryer combo, vacuum cleaner, flat screen TV with 12 channels and even a safe!! Had a view to the harbour and Sky Tower, balconies off lounge and bedroom (lounge equipped with sofa bed) very centrally located (5 mins walk to Sky Tower & casino and Queen St). Reception extremely friendly and helpful, heard other good reviews from guests as they were leaving several times. Only issue is car parking, $25 per 24 hours in semi-secure car park 5 mins walk away, we weren't confident it was safe! But that is really the only drawback otherwise would highly recommend this hotel
Great value for boutique hotel feel
stayed here for a total of 3 nights with 4 other friends.
we chose the executive suite (i think) which has 2 queen beds and 2 bathrooms.
it was very clean and there was a kitchen, a lounge area and a washing maching & dryer.
the decor was very modern and nice.
the staff were friendly and even recommended the cheapest parking options!
they also helped us in booking a tour even though we called the reception at 1am.
we managed to get onto the whale watching tour which left departs at 10am, after the receptionist confirmed everything at 8am.
location was good, near to the sky tower.
definitely value for money, highly recommended for groups of 4 or 5 to stay here!
Very Nice Rooms!
Arrived with a sprain ankle, was a bit of a pain lol!! But once we got to the room we found they had some ice in the freezer so that was good..
The room we had was the 1 Bedroom deluxe suite, with the tv in the bedroom and huge queen bed. The lounge was huge, the kitchen was very modern and had a big balcony all round.
Bathroom was clean, shower was nice.
You can hear the noise from below (we were on the 10th floor) but if you shut doors and windows its ok.
Had an awesome IPOD speaker unit and freebies in the bathroom.
All together, a roomy place to drink, and very central for the casino /nightlife etc.
Will definitely be staying again ! They also included a late check out.. 12pm for free!
The Sky Tower
LONG STAY IN ACUKLAND
I will arriving in Auckland on March 13th and will stay there for about 90 days. The first month I will be studying and then staying at a family house. After this time i will need to find a place to stay. what do you suggest, a hotel or a hostel or any other affordable option?I wanna stay in Auckland. Thanks a lot in advance
RE: LONG STAY IN ACUKLAND
Hi, staying in a hotel for 60 days is going to be expensive- what are you doing for teh other 60 days? Sometimes hostels will let you stay for free if you work two or three hours a day usually in the mornings doing cleaning,making of beds, etc