$83 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Nov 30, 2014 Check-out: Dec 3, 2014

Auckland City Hotel Hobson

4 stars
157 Hobson Street, Auckland, Auckland, 1010
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.8
out of 5
23 reviews
Comfortable niche hotel

This hotel was very accommodating. The staff were helpful when needed. They have bicycles that are... See full review

  • stnspd
  • Jun 18, 2014
Great greeting in New Zealand

The hotel staff were more than accommodating in answering our questions, assisting with... See full review

  • Kiwi Visitors
  • Jan 21, 2014
Classic and tranquil hotel with modern flourishes in downtown Auckland
The lobby and entrance of the Auckland City Hotel Hobson originally went up in 1912 and the hotel retains that old-world charm and elegance with modern improvements and flourishes. Located in the heart of downtown but set in a tranquil area away from the bustle, Auckland City Hotel Hobson gives guests a respite from the activity of the city. The Mustard Seed Malaysian Cafe serves lunch and dinner. Indulge in body services at Jireh Wellness Spa. Guests can easily walk to Aotea Square, Queen Street, Sky Tower and Viaduct Harbour.
Highlights
  • Qualmark 4-star and Enviro-Silver ratings
  • In the heart of the entertainment district of Auckland
  • Mustard Seed Malaysian Cafe for lunch and dinner
  • Massages and facials at Jireh Wellness Spa
  • Access to nearby gym and pool
Rooms
The Auckland City Hotel Hobson offers 138 spacious guest rooms and suites just steps from any number of top Auckland attractions. Standard rooms, decorated with browns and yellows, feature either two single or one queen bed. Studio rooms have one king or two double beds and a fully functioning kitchen. Suites have separate lounge areas and kitchens. All rooms feature LCD flat-screen televisions, alarm clocks, high-speed Internet and individually controlled heating systems. Bathrooms feature modern fixtures, hair-dryers and upscale bath products.
Features
While the entrance and lobby originally appeared nearly 100 years ago, the Auckland City Hotel Hobson has undergone renovations over the years to modernize the building. Guests can enjoy lunch or dinner at Mustard Seed Malaysian Cafe or get facials and massages at the Jireh Wellness Spa, both on site. Grab a book from the distinctive library at the hotel. The Auckland City Hotel Hobson has a 4-star and Enviro-Silver rating from Qualmark. Guests can take advantage of the pool and gym nearby the hotel. And the hotel lies in the heart of the entertainment district of Auckland, where guests can walk to Sky Tower, Queen Street, Viaduct Harbour, Vector Arena, Aotea Square and more.
Transportation
  • Nearest Train: Britomart Transport Center (0.7 mi/1.2 km)
  • Auckland Airport (10.8 mi/17.5 km)
Attractions
  • Aotea Square (0.1 mi/0.2 km)
  • Queen Street (0.2 mi/0.4 km)
  • Sky Tower (0.2 mi/0.3 km)
  • Kelly Tarlton's (3.2 mi/5.1 km)
Business
  • On-site business center
Policies & fees

Please note that limited secured parking is available at NZ$25 on a first come first served basis.

This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

Hotel Map

-36.8512 174.76
Area served
Auckland
Nearby airports
Auckland International Airport
Area description
Situated in the heart of Auckland's entertainment, business district and easy access to motorways, It is an ideal reference point for anyone travelling either for work or pleasure.

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Auckland City Hotel Hobson Rooms

Standard Room
This room offers two single or one queen bed along with basic amenities.
Studio Room
This room offers one king or two double beds along with basic amenities.
Suite Room
This room offers one king and one single or one queen and one double bed along with basic amenities.
Executive Room
This room offers one king or two double beds along with basic amenities.
Deluxe Room
This room offers two single or one queen bed along with basic amenities.

Amenities

  • WiFi
General
Concierge
Elevators
Dining
Restaurant
Room service
Services
Business center
Laundry service
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Parking
Accessibility
Wheel chair access

Nearby points of interest

  • Aotea Centre: 0.1 mi
  • Town Hall: 0.2 mi
  • SKYCITY Auckland: 0.2 mi
  • Sky Tower: 0.2 mi
  • Auckland Art Gallery: 0.3 mi
  • Flight Experience: 0.4 mi
  • Albert Park: 0.4 mi
  • Vulcan Lane: 0.5 mi
  • Viaduct Harbour: 0.5 mi
  • Auckland University: 0.5 mi
  • Dilworth Building: 0.6 mi
  • New Zealand Maritime Museum: 0.6 mi
  • Newton: 0.7 mi
  • Saint Mary's Bay: 0.9 mi
  • Auckland Domain: 1 mi
  • Aotea Centre: 0.1 mi
  • Town Hall: 0.2 mi
  • SKYCITY Auckland: 0.2 mi
  • Sky Tower: 0.2 mi
  • Auckland Art Gallery: 0.3 mi
  • Flight Experience: 0.4 mi
  • Albert Park: 0.4 mi
  • Vulcan Lane: 0.5 mi
  • Viaduct Harbour: 0.5 mi
  • Auckland University: 0.5 mi
  • Dilworth Building: 0.6 mi
  • New Zealand Maritime Museum: 0.6 mi
  • Newton: 0.7 mi
  • Saint Mary's Bay: 0.9 mi
  • Auckland Domain: 1 mi
  • War Memorial Museum: 1.2 mi
  • Ponsonby: 1.2 mi
  • City Towers: 1.3 mi
  • St Mary's Cathedral: 1.4 mi
  • Kinder House: 1.5 mi
  • Rialto Cinemas: 1.6 mi
  • Auckland Harbour Bridge: 1.6 mi
  • St Stephen's Chapel: 1.6 mi
  • Mount Eden Domain: 1.7 mi
  • Waitemata Harbour: 1.9 mi
  • Museum of Transport and Technology: 2.1 mi
  • Western Springs: 2.2 mi
  • Auckland Zoo: 2.4 mi
  • Epsom: 2.4 mi
  • Devonport: 2.7 mi
  • Birkenhead: 2.7 mi
  • Westfield St Lukes: 2.7 mi
  • Northcote: 2.8 mi
  • Remuera: 3 mi
  • Kelly Tarlton's Underwater World: 3.2 mi
  • One Tree Hill: 3.7 mi
  • Stardome Observatory: 3.9 mi
  • Pah Homestead: 4.4 mi
  • Takapuna: 4.5 mi
  • Avondale: 4.8 mi
  • Mount Wellington: 5.5 mi
  • Westfield Mall: 9.1 mi
  • Papatoetoe: 9.9 mi
  • Rainbows End: 12 mi
  • Beachlands: 13.3 mi

Dining

Mustard Seed
90 persons

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1400
Check-out:
1100

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (23)

Ratings and reviews for Auckland City Hotel Hobson

Overall score

3.8 / 5
5.01.0
23 out of 23
Amenities:
3.9
Room cleanliness:
4.2
Hotel staff:
4.1
Room comfort:
4.1
Location:
4.2
Value:
4.1

91% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Puchkat
Business
San Francisco, CA, USA
Aug 31, 2014

good, clean and quiet in the center of Auckland

We had a double room with king size bed, the room was specious and clean and had two heaters. The hotel is about 5 minutes walk from Queens street and 25 minutes walk from Ponsonby (bars and restaurants).

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: In Hotel

The hotel has reasonably priced laundry (cheaper than the laundromat down the street)

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Jimmy 'Kay
Business
NYC
Jul 13, 2014

Finally, a bed!

We had flown for 20 hours and booked this hotel for once we finally arrived. Perfect sized room with nice, clean bathroom. Two space heaters to heat the room got it decently warm. We were confused about turning on the lights because you have to insert your room key into a slot by the door. Parking was extra, but worth it as public parking seemed to be expensive in the area. Greatblication as it is walkable to anywhere downtown. We went to Depot for dinner, which was great! And we headed to Federal and Wolfe for breakfast... also great!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Auckland City Hotel Hobson

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
REBY72
Business
San Jose, CA
Jun 29, 2014

Next to Sky Tower

A block away from Aukland SkyTower and a good size room with kitchenette... Kitchenette came in handy and there's an Asian Market right next door of need to stock quickly...Walking distance and centrally located for a night on the town... It was quiet and clean. They have just a small garage which is first come first serve...the service trucks also use the same garage entrance so you might get stuck behind a linen delivery service and other deliveries if you have to leave during their early morning delivery times... and you have to give them your car keys at the front desk.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
stnspd
Business
San Francisco, CA
Jun 18, 2014

Comfortable niche hotel

This hotel was very accommodating. The staff were helpful when needed. They have bicycles that are available for guests to use. The room was excellent. It had a kitchenette with pots, dishes and other supplies. The location of the hotel was very central in downtown Auckland, and close to a lot of amenities.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: In Hotel

Take advantage of the room with the kitchenette.

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Review of Auckland City Hotel Hobson

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
GabbySanJose
Business
San Jose, California
Apr 4, 2014

Convenient Location, Good value

Walking distance to Auckland City Tower (5 minutes). room is clean. the restaurant food is not good. the value is good if you want to save some bucks.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Auckland City Hotel Hobson

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Kiwi Visitors
Business
Port Richey, Florida
Jan 21, 2014

Great greeting in New Zealand

The hotel staff were more than accommodating in answering our questions, assisting with transportation, and any other help we needed.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Momo32
Business
Seattle, WA
Dec 2, 2013

Great hotel!

The hotel was great and the location was good too. I think it was a few blocks away from the sky tower. The only complaint is that the gym is not located in the building, but other than that, it was great. It looked a little sketchy from the outside, but it was fine on the inside!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

The SkyTower 360 walk so pretty cool :)

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Review of Auckland City Hotel Hobson

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Burke n Thatchers
Business
New Jersey
Nov 19, 2013

The Perfect Location for seeing Auckland!

The Auckland City Hotel Hobson was a great place to stay! It is two blocks from the Sky Tower (which you could see from the top floor with the full moon right next to it!) and within a short walking distance to the harbor. The staff was knowledgeable and helpful. The hotel Malaysian restaurant had good food, great service, and accommodated us, even though we arrived just as they were ready to close for the evening. Housekeeping was a little less than we expected, as they left only two towels when there were three of us booked in the room, and they left trash sitting around once. We were also disappointed in the internet availability: you got a password every day which gave you one hour of free internet, and then you had to pay. I don't think that was clear in the description of the hotel when we made our selection. HOWEVER, location, location, location and great staff made it a wonderful stay and good value for our money! Even after we checked out, they stored our luggage and made arrangements for a cab to get us to the airport for our evening flight so we could enjoy our last day in this wonderful city!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

We went right to the "i-site" at the Sky Tower and booked the tours we wanted, with great help from their staff! The Tower, itself, is a MUST! We could have stayed there all day if we had the time!

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Review of Auckland City Hotel Hobson

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Janills
Business
cirencester UK
Oct 29, 2013

great start to the holiday

spent first three nights in NZ here. very comfortable and quiet and easy walking to city centre. not snazzy area but still felt very safe. excellent value for money.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: In Hotel

Malaysian, but very tasty, huge portions and very reasonable.

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Review of Auckland City Hotel Hobson

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
DrJ1
Business
California
May 15, 2013

nice hotel in Auckland

Nice hotel--clean, very quiet and comfortable. Best part was friendly and helpful staff. Location could have been better but would stay there again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Nightlife tip: Short walk from hotel

Casino in Skytower bldg is a good place to eat.

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