Fiveforty on Great South

540 Great South Road, Otahuhu, Auckland, New Zealand

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  • Families68
  • Couples76
  • Solo50
  • Business100
  • Noisy Rude staff and lazy cleaners


    I have stayed many times at five forty in the past and decided my partner and I would spend more time there this year.However things have changed.The cleaners dont clean every day and the staff are rude and uncaring.I work night shifts so appreciate the quiet.Trust me you wont get that here.The traffic is noisy so are the cleaners who take over an hour to clean one room.I will never stay here again and save money because I used to spend thousands here.Some other establishment can have my money.Yous lose a good guest.

    Unique Quality: No views,no pool

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New Zealand - stopover in Auckland - two simple questions

by jirikoo

Hi guys, thank you very much for your help ahead. Im staying one night in Auckland as stopover on my way to Tahiti and French Polynesia. Anyway, my two simple questions:

1) Any recommendation to a cheap budget place (hostel or similar) for one night? Central preferable. Please specific suggestions...

2) What should I not miss in my about 24 hour layover? City???? - worth, breathtaking, nothing special? Other places in the town?

Really appreciate


Re: New Zealand - stopover in Auckland - two simple questions

by mauricefletchernz

Not sure of your budget, but there are plenty of hostels, hotels in Auckland. Try, they give ratings from previous travellers and they have quite a list for Auckland.
As for must sees:
A drive or bus ride along Tamaki Drive to Mission Bay
A ferry trip to Devonport (20 mins)
The Sky Tower
The view from One Tree Hill ( if you don't want to pay to go up the Sky Tower)
The Viaduct Basin (cafes galore) right on the waterfront
The people, New Zealanders are nice people
Take the 'Link' bus, NZ$2.20 for a circular ride around the city, takes about an hour although you can stay on all day if you want.

Re: New Zealand - stopover in Auckland - two simple questions

by piccolakitten

Go to the top of the sky tower for a 360 view of all of auckland...amazing views of the harbour and islands of the gulf. Views in all directions. Also to the top of One Tree Hill for great overview and a wonderful park to walk around the trees and sheep and have icecream at the kiosk.

Travel Tips for Auckland

The Screamer

by keeweechic

Just down from the Sky Tower in Victoria Street, is 'The Screamer' which is like a reverse bungy jump that we did. It flings you up from the ground, turns you over and continues to bounce you like a yo yo until it eventually slows down and gently brings you back to the ground... Awesome!! Make sure you get a video taken as well... I was captured laughing the whole way through it.

Tamaki Drive

by keeweechic

Tamaki Drive is a 10km long road that winds around the Waitemata Harbour beachfront area. During the summer months traffic can get quite heavy as families make their way to the various beaches along this route but at this time you will also see the magnificent crimson blooms of the Pohutukawa trees (NZ’s Christmas tree). This is also a popular route for walkers and joggers and half the footpath is dedicated to cyclists and rollerbladers. As you start the drive from the Container Terminal, you will pass by Takaparawha (Bastion Point), Orakei, Mission Bay, Kohimarama, Vellenoweth Green and St Heliers - all with restaurants, cafes and entertainment / sporting areas. The view of harbour, Rangitoto and other islands is well worth the drive.

Super Shuttel

by amarshah

Once you land at Auckland Intl Airport an good option to go to your Hotel is via Super Shuttel they are located just outside the exist... the cost is also not very exp. Its a van with about 10 people max. in it with a tralior attached for the baggages. They drop you off to the hotel door-step. Please remember to have local NZ$ or change a little from the airport.

Fork clatters and soup slurping

by xuessium about B.B.Q King Restaurant

Hmmmm....another Asian restaurant? Well, they are cheap (or cheaper) and usually, if you find the right authentic ones, tasty!

This is another packed place....filled to the brim with Asians, slurping double brewed broth, munching elastic al dente egg noodles and loading up on stir-fry dishes on warm rice. There is almost no Westerners in sight - always a good sign!

This place serves Cantonese chow - ala Hong Kong. The rows of BBQed pork, duck and chicken handing next to the kitchen is always a welcoming sight. Ladies were dainly sipping double brewed broths such as pork ribs with old cucumber. Next to me, 3 ladies with loads of shopping bags were tucking into roasted duck with one of them telling her mates that this is the best place for the dish....for its price. Ahh....a fellow Singaporean! I had the simplest dish - shrimp dumpling noodles. WOAH! The size of the juicy shrimp dumplings! Gosh, just them alone are enough to fill me up. And the chilli - Wow!!

The place is open daily 11am-10.30pm.

The Volonteers at the Maritime Museum

by treasurous

This is a place where you easilly end up spending much more time than you would've thought. Take advantage of the free guiding. The volonteers are so enthusiastic, friendly and interesting. I had to leave one tour to catch the harbour sail trip and then came back for another one. They overlapped for a bit, but it didn't matter as they focused on different things. If the ship model work shop is open, don't miss it. They will show and tell you as much about ship models as you are willing to listen to.


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 Fiveforty on Great South

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Address: 540 Great South Road, Otahuhu, Auckland, New Zealand