St. Martins Waldorf Apartment Hotel

3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 Stars

6-12 St. Martins Lane, Grafton, Auckland, 1010, New Zealand

2 Reviews

Waldorf St. Martins Apartment Hotel
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Satisfaction Excellent
Excellent
52%
164
Very Good
27%
85
Average
14%
46
Poor
3%
11
Terrible
2%
7

Value Score Great Value!

Costs about the same, but rated 15% higher than other 3.5 star hotels

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  • Families77
  • Couples90
  • Solo76
  • Business84
  • great value and quality

    by

    We stayed at St Martins apartments for the 3rd time and it remains the great apartment hotel for the money. We paid nS300 for two night including parking underneath as well as free breakfast for a family of 4.
    We booked the 2 bedroom apartment with City view. We got the 15th floor this time as it is quite busy in Auckland in late November
    The apartment is equips with kitchen, watching machine, and dryer. We didn't use any as we stayed only 3 days and always eat out and had the free breakfast at the dining room overlooking the pool
    I think the higher floor is better especially the corner room with extra balcony space. .The hotel location is the best. Close to everything. Walking distance to Queen Street or NEWMARKET shopping area beach, plenty of nice restaurants around. .Overall it's pleasant stay and definitely come back again because of the apartments quality and value

  • great value in Auckalnd

    by

    Stayed a couple of nights having flown in from the UK. Arrived early and had pre-arranged an early check-in (5am) which was thankfully ready. Staff very friendly and helpful, great good free light breakfast daily!!!.location . is only a 8minute leisurely walk to queen street & the University of Auckland. and other attractions in downtown Auckland. Less than 10 minutes walk the domain and lots of restaurants/cafes. Very modern & secured hotel apartments accommodation at very good weekly rate-Nice and quiet and nothing bad to say at all.

    Unique Quality: location and value in \Auckland.\spacious hotel accommodation,free breakfast

    Directions: great location near the |\uvuversity

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Inside the historic Maori meeting hall.Inside the historic Maori meeting hall.

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Thank you Kiwi and Kakapo 2

by TIESLER

Actually we have nominal 4 hours from touch down(Qantas ex Queenstown) 11.50am to take off (Qantas to Sydney)3.50pm so, allowing to get over to international baggage checkin by 12.30, then need to be back for boarding by 3.00pm, that leaves about 2 1/2 hours for seeing a bit of Auckland. Mt Mangere is close but am guessing that Mt Eden would give better views and views of Auckland proper.
Is it possible for a taxi to drive us to the top or would we also need time to walk up & back? Overall, do you think it's practical to do this Mt Eden thing? Any alternative ideas? (not into dining or shopping at that stage).

Re: Thank you Kiwi and Kakapo 2

by Kakapo2

There is a carpark at the summit of Mt. Eden, so it is no problem to get up there by taxi. Just make sure it waits for you ;-)

Not only because it is Auckland's highest volcano, you have great views. It is just at a perfect location, just 2 km from the city centre. And you can look into the deep bowl-shaped crater. (You should not walk into it as many people do, as it is sacred to Maori.)

One Tree Hill (currently with nil trees) is nearby and also fabulous. It is also accessible by car. The park around it (Cornwall Park) is also great, that is why I really like it. And there is an obelisk on top.

You could combine those two volcanoes on your sightseeing trip.

The only realistic alternative would be to get straight into the CBD and get up to the top of Skytower. This would have the advantage that you would not have to pay for a waiting taxi, as it would not be a problem to catch another one after your visit. If there is enough time left you could still drive up to Mt. Eden (or One Tree Hill) on the way back to the airport.

The safer option would surely be not to get into the CBD and its traffic lights, as it would leave you a buffer, so you do not miss your flight.

Thank you Kiwi and Kakapo 2

by kiwi

I agree with Kakapos comments :-)
As well you will get lovely views of the Waitemata harbour from the aircraft if you get near a window :-)

Travel Tips for Auckland

Admission price

by tuff

If you are travelling as a family with children, be sure to ask for family discount at any admission or transportation (buy an all day pass is your best bet if you are using public transportation). It is often less expensive than buying individual adult and child tickets.

The Path in the Woods

by DreamingJosipa

There is a woods behind my best friend's house at Lynfiled of Auckland. In a summer's evening(won't be dark before 9pm in summer), it would be nice to have a walk though the little path in the woods towards the beach.
There are more woods paths like that in Northshore of Auckland, such as the one at Longbay beach, a path on the cliff, very exciting. There are millions of them. Although I had lived in Northshore for nearly two years, I'd not tried all of them. They seems like maze, and you never know where it would lead you to. And now I won't have a chance to do that again as I am living in the central city.

NZ's Premier Shopping Strip.

by kiwi about Newmarket

There is really something for everyone here at Newmarket. This is not a shop, but a suburb called Newmarket.
As you see in the photo, there is a small mall called "Two double seven". Nice shops here and a car park.
The main street is called Broadway and around here there are wonderful shops. Shoes, great range of shoe shops, you must find something you like!! You won't find cheap nasty goods here.

Public Transport or Rent a Car?

by Kakapo2

For a start: Auckland’s regional transport system MAXX has a fabulous website which works out your itineraries in detail, including how many metres you have to walk from a busstop to a certain address, and it has intelligent typing suggesting addresses, and it is fast. Really very impressive.

If the transport itself were as fast and efficient as well, Auckland would not have any traffic problems ;-)

But as the bus still is and remains the major means of transport trips can take their time – although it seems as if it were running smoother on certain routes after the creation of bus lanes. Those are for buses only from Monday to Friday, and also cars are allowed if they have more passengers than just the driver on board. As I could see on TV, this rule has made the creativity of some people go wild. They purchased inflatable dolls from… you know where, put them on the passenger seats, and sped along the bus lane. When police got suspicious they started looking closely at the peak time traffic and stopped cars whose passengers were not moving their heads, and always staring straight ahead ;-)

But back to public transport…

Getting around Auckland is a bit tricky, as there are certain places which you reach best by car, but as parking is extremely expensive in the inner city you better leave your car at the motel, and use the bus… Please note that hotels in the CBD charge steep fees for parking as well, so think twice where you stay, how you want to get around, and what you want to see.

For example, you absolutely need no car for exploring the CBD, Parnell, Ponsonby, Newmarket, the islands in the Hauraki Gulf, and you also reach Mt. Eden, One Tree Hill, Kelly Tarlton’s and the North Shore by bus. You need a car for trips to the Waitakere Ranges, and all areas further away, like Muriwai Beach, Miranda, and so on. And I must admit, I also enjoyed travelling by car to Western Springs (zoo, MOAT), Mt. Eden, One Tree Hill, and for a nice drive with several stops along Tamaki Drive. And especially on weekends it is no problem at all, and in many city areas parking is free on the weekend, or costs only half price.

What makes bus travels difficult sometimes is that they start their trips at different points in the city centre. It is always easy to get there but sometimes tricky to find the right stop for the way back, or to another destination. When you get lost go to Britomart, the main transportation centre at the end of Queen Street, and ask!

Best Indian in Parnell

by fishandchips about Oh Calcutta

You'd think with a name like Oh Calcutta this place might not be that good however you would be completely wrong. The setting on Parnell Rise is really good with a few outside seats kept warm, if it's on the chilly side, by some heaters on the ceiling.

The service was quick and the food really good. A good selection of beer was on the menu & my friends (one Irish & one from Hong Kong) had the Kingfisher Strong & Tiger beer respectively. The food came from all Indian directions so choice was not an issue - everything from the (fatty) buttered stuff to very hot Vindaloo. The Fish Tikka was surperb and the Tandori Chicken quite large. The Chicken Madras was very nice and the fragrant rice complemented the meat.

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