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Barclay Suites

4.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

The check-in was very efficient. When we checked out, the hotel staff stored our luggage for us as we had a late evening flight. After concluding our sightseeing, we returned to the hotel, picked up our luggage, while the hotel staff called a taxi for us. They got us a firm taxi price as well.

The Barclay is a comfortable & clean hotel right in the center of Auckland. The guests & staff are pleasant. The major drawback during our stay was the construction outside the hotel. The Barclay sits right in the midst of the new transportation hub construction which had the streets closed off to traffic for large earth-digging machines! It was noisy, dusty, and not easy to reach the hotel, although the business did its best to remain available. If I had known, I would not have chosen to stay at the Barclay this time.

Don't let the rather austere lobby bother you. What they don't spend on lobby and hallway decor, they use for the rooms. We had a 2-bedroom suite for 4 of us, and it was great! Spacious, comfortable, and close to everything.

Pros: -Great location: walk to ferry terminal, fish market sky tower, queen st, cathedral or anywhere in CBD in minutes. -Countdown grocery is less than 5 minutes walk cons: - Living/common space and bedrooms are small/cramped up. (Very little space to open the suitcase in the bedroom unless you put them on the bed) - No AC (though 2 fans were provided) - very little loading zone if you want to drive-in/off and want to load/unload your luggage

GREAT location, nice set up with all the amenities, perfect for a home away from home

central location,walking distance to harbour & skytower. Many restaurants and convenience stores nearby. suites we'll appointed with full kitchen,washer/dryer in bathroom and good wifi.

This is a great home base to stay for a night or a week. Great location in heart of CBD, suites with room to spread out, outstanding value and very helpful front desk staff. Harbor view rooms are worth the upgrade.

The hotel was fine and it was near many fun places to explore in downtown Auckland. The problem for us was that we had asked for something close to the airport and this was really downtown instead. Parking was fairly expensive. If you are looking for a downtown location it was a bit noisy but nice.

Great location. Fabulous view from top floor. Great for family. Internet was spotty. Would definitely stay there again

Accomodations are not fancy, but are fully adequate and we really liked the apartment - instead of just a room - with kitchen and even laundry facilities. Staff friendly and efficient. Very good value for the cost!

spacious, convenient and quite adequate; good location for the price

Location and all conveniences including washing machine. Only one person at front desk who was always busy only downside.

Comfortable beds and furniture in the two bed two bath apt made traveling with our sons, ages 19 and 20, very pleasant. The kitchen was helpful to economize on some of our meals. Easy walk to Sky City, Aotea Square, U of Auckland, and the wharf. Countdown is a grocery store around the corner on the block. Banks, exchanges, restaurants and shopping everywhere!

The suite was clean and spacious with everything we needed. Although the Sky TV was off due to the rain!!! When it might be needed most maybe. The room also had a slightly damp smell. The location is excellent.

This hotel won't make you happy if you need a large & plush lobby with a gym, pool, etc. This is the rare hotel where nothing was spent on the public places such as lobby, elevator & halls. BUT the room was spacious, clean and quiet. A very good location (close to harbor, tours, shopping, restaurants). Very helpful staff. Excellent value. We'll go again.

The hotel was great. The room incredible. The only issue I had, was getting the trash removed. It should have been removed once a day, however, it ended up being removed once every few days which did leave the apartment a bit ripe at times.

No free internet. Expensive to use hotel internet system. go to internet cafe's around the corner for very nominal amount.

My rating of the staff needs explaining. The front desk staff was friendly and informative, but those servicing and maintaining the room fell short of reasonable expectations. Examples: hand soap used by previous guests was left in the shower, the bed was made up without a mattress pad and the bottom sheet was not properly tucked in as the sheet was put on the bed 90“ from the proper orientation, replacement towels had to be requested and were placed in the bathroom in an untidy heap and sporting several long black hairs, and carpets in the room and hall were not vacuumed during our 6 days at the hotel. The condition of the room was sub par when we arrived. Specifics: the shades in the bedroom could not be lowered fully causing issues of privacy and light intrusion at night, the top drawer of the dresser couldn't be fully closed and fell out if extended 6", the windows were very dirty and the exhaust fan in the bathroom didn't function. A hook to hold a towel or robe within reach of the shower door would have been appreciated. Requests for remedy of these and a number of other issues were brought to the attention of the front desk without a satisfactory response. Our personal involvement resulted in most of the issues being addressed on the third day of our stay. We walked to Sky City which houses a casino, a number of restaurants and bars, and 2 hotels. We also walked a short distance to the harbour which is home to a number of large yachts and racing boats. We were with easy walking distance to numerous restaurants, shopping malls and botiques as well as to parks, the university, and the cultural museum. We found the hotel to be very well placed. Our taxi ride from the airport was quite pricey. For our return we walked about 2 block to Queen Street and caught the Airbus Express at a much more reasonable cost and were well pleased with the excellent service provided. We absolutely enjoyed our visit to Auckland, finding the city very liveable and the people warm and charming. Unfortunately, regarding the hotel, our opinion is that our accommodation certainly fell short of the description we had been provided: "Deluxe Suite".

I would return to this hotel if I ever come back to Auckland. It is a great city compare with others in Australia...

I woud give Chifley suites about 3 stars. We stayed here for 2 nights in July, 2012. Though the suites themselves are very spacious, clean and have suitable amenities, the customer service left something to be desired. Our phones did not work, and the 'maid service' consisted of someone coming in to just changing the towels and taking out the trash. The lobby area is very small and dingy as were the hallways. But, the location of the suites (right in the midst of downtown Auckland, and a 5 min walk to the Sky Tower) was very convenient.

74 Albert Street Auckland

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Sky Tower and Queen Street Shopping District
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Concierge services
  • Laundry facilities

Located in Auckland Central Business District, Barclay Suites is adjacent to Queen Street Shopping District and within a 5-minute walk of other popular sights like Sky Tower. Each of the 110 rooms at this 4.5-star apartment includes a kitchen, a balcony, and an iPod dock. It's in central Auckland and also a short walk from University of Auckland and Auckland Town Hall.


Dining

Cooked-to-order breakfast is offered for a fee each morning from 7 AM to 10 AM.


Rooms

All 110 apartments feature kitchens and balconies, and there's space to spread out with dining areas and sitting areas. 32-inch flat-screen TVs come with cable channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms have hair dryers and free toiletries. Other standard amenities include washers/dryers, iPod docks, and sofa beds.


Property features

Barclay Suites features free WiFi in public areas, express check-out, and free newspapers. Self parking is available for NZD 35.00 per night. The 24-hour front desk has staff standing by to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. This luxury apartment also has laundry facilities.

Guest reviews for Barclay Suites

Everyone (4) Business (3) Couples (24) Family (10) Other (4) Friends (4)
5

friendly and accommodating hotel staff

Everyone

The check-in was very efficient. When we checked out, the hotel staff stored our luggage for us as we had a late evening flight. After concluding our sightseeing, we returned to the hotel, picked up our luggage, while the hotel staff called a taxi for us. They got us a firm taxi price as well.

By , from Carlsbad, CA on Jan 3, 2018

4

comfortable & clean in the center of town

Everyone

The Barclay is a comfortable & clean hotel right in the center of Auckland. The guests & staff are pleasant. The major drawback during our stay was the construction outside the hotel. The Barclay sits right in the midst of the new transportation hub construction which had the streets closed off to traffic for large earth-digging machines! It was noisy, dusty, and not easy to reach the hotel, although the business did its best to remain available. If I had known, I would not have chosen to stay at the Barclay this time.

By , from Washington State on Mar 13, 2017

5

great hotel in a downtown setting.

Everyone

Don't let the rather austere lobby bother you. What they don't spend on lobby and hallway decor, they use for the rooms. We had a 2-bedroom suite for 4 of us, and it was great! Spacious, comfortable, and close to everything.

By , from Green Bay on Nov 19, 2016

4

location, location & location

Everyone

Pros: -Great location: walk to ferry terminal, fish market sky tower, queen st, cathedral or anywhere in CBD in minutes. -Countdown grocery is less than 5 minutes walk cons: - Living/common space and bedrooms are small/cramped up. (Very little space to open the suitcase in the bedroom unless you put them on the bed) - No AC (though 2 fans were provided) - very little loading zone if you want to drive-in/off and want to load/unload your luggage

By , from USA on Feb 23, 2016

4

perfect location

Families

GREAT location, nice set up with all the amenities, perfect for a home away from home

By on Dec 8, 2014

4

great stay

BusinessTravelers

central location,walking distance to harbour & skytower. Many restaurants and convenience stores nearby. suites we'll appointed with full kitchen,washer/dryer in bathroom and good wifi.

By on Sep 22, 2014

5

best value in auckland central business district

Couples

This is a great home base to stay for a night or a week. Great location in heart of CBD, suites with room to spread out, outstanding value and very helpful front desk staff. Harbor view rooms are worth the upgrade.

By on Jun 1, 2014

3

clean, nice location but no frills

Couples

The hotel was fine and it was near many fun places to explore in downtown Auckland. The problem for us was that we had asked for something close to the airport and this was really downtown instead. Parking was fairly expensive. If you are looking for a downtown location it was a bit noisy but nice.

By on Apr 4, 2014

4

great location in cbd

Families

Great location. Fabulous view from top floor. Great for family. Internet was spotty. Would definitely stay there again

By on Mar 14, 2014

4

good value for comfortable accomodations in a good downtown location

Couples

Accomodations are not fancy, but are fully adequate and we really liked the apartment - instead of just a room - with kitchen and even laundry facilities. Staff friendly and efficient. Very good value for the cost!

By on Mar 8, 2014