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188 Hobson Street Auckland

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Concierge services
  • Laundry facilities
  • Airport shuttle (fees apply)

Located in Auckland Central Business District within a 5-minute walk of Aotea Centre, VR Auckland City is within a 15-minute stroll of Aotea Square. This 70-room, 4.5-star aparthotel has in-room conveniences like kitchens, refrigerators, and microwaves.


Rooms

Each apartment is soundproofed and features a kitchen with a refrigerator, an oven, a microwave, and a stovetop. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and a 32-inch TV with satellite channels. Beds sport premium bedding and the bathroom offers a rainfall showerhead, a hair dryer, and free toiletries. Other standard amenities include a washer/dryer, an electric kettle, and free local calls. Change of towels is available on request.


Property features

Guests of VR Auckland City enjoy free WiFi in public areas, free newspapers, and laundry facilities. If you drive, self parking is NZD 30 per night, or you can take advantage of the airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for NZD 36 per person one-way. The front desk has multilingual staff that can help with luggage storage, dry cleaning/laundry, and concierge services. Additional amenities include a vending machine, a TV in a common area, and a water dispenser.

Room options

One-Bedroom Apartment

1 Queen Bed | Sleeps 3

Two Bedroom Apartment

2 Queen Beds | Sleeps 5

Classic One Bedroom Apartment

1 Queen Bed | Sleeps 2

Studio Apartment

1 Queen Bed | Sleeps 2

Guest reviews for VR Auckland City

Everyone (4) Couples (10) Family (5) Other (2) Friends (1)
4
Family

Good location, quick checkin. The wifi connection was terrible, disconnected every few minutes.

By on Jan 7, 2020

Review comment responded on Jan 7, 2020

Dear Valued Guest, We wish to thank you for your valuable feedback and are happy to note that you had a comfortable and good experience with us. We pride ourselves on our friendly and efficient staff, so it is wonderful to hear that they assisted in making your stay even more enjoyable. The issue which was raised in your feedback that will help us to improve as a property. I have passed on your recommendations and feedback to the relevant department heads to address. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Warm regards,

5
Everyone

By on Oct 30, 2019

Review comment responded on Oct 31, 2019

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for choosing to stay with us and for taking time to provide us with your feedback. We are very glad to hear that our little touches enhanced your stay and you had a lovely time. We strive to provide an environment that is as comfortable and welcoming as possible, so you truly do feel like the hotel is ‘a home away from home’. I am so glad that the team achieved this for you for your stay. Take care and Please stay in touch with us and we look forward to welcoming you again in the near future! Warm regards,

2
Family Family

Terrible guest service desk, beat up carpets. No amenities, terrible communication. We asked for a 4am wakeup call. Luckily we woke up before 4 because their call came at 4:53. Pathetic

By on Oct 12, 2019

Review comment responded on Oct 15, 2019

Dear Valued Guest, We wish to thank you for your valuable feedback. Any feedback we receive helps to make us better. I am sorry to hear that your stay was not up to your expectations. We have noted your concerns very carefully and have taken appropriate actions to avoid any such re-occurrence. I have passed on your recommendations and feedback to the relevant department heads to address. We are sorry once again that your stay was not top notch sincere apologies and we welcome you back again , kindly drop me an email on ACO FOM whenever you wish to visit Auckland again and I would personally make sure that your stay is delightful. Warm regards,

4
Partner Couples

It was a very practical Hotel . It had a washer / dryer, well stocked kitchen, and a cold breakfast delivered to our door every day.

By on Sep 27, 2019

Review comment responded on Sep 27, 2019

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for choosing to stay with us and for taking the time to provide us with your feedback. We are very glad to hear that our little touches enhanced your stay and you had a lovely time. We strive to provide an environment that is as comfortable and welcoming as possible, so you truly do feel like the hotel is ‘a home away from home’. I am so glad that the team achieved this for you for your stay. Take care and Please stay in touch with us and we look forward to welcoming you again in the near future! Warm regards,

4
Family

This was a great room for 4 people. Two rooms that shared a living room with a full mini kitchen (fridge, sink, dishes, etc.). It was wonderful to be able to spend our down time together, and we were about 15 minutes from the ferry terminal and 5-10 minutes from some really cool sections of downtown (between Hobson and Queen Street). We did run out of toilet paper which was weird, and we didn't have any kleenex in the room, but breakfast was delivered and the location was great. We were able to park on the street (Sat-Mon) for significantly cheaper than the garage.

By , from Wisconsin on Dec 23, 2018

Review comment responded on Jan 20, 2019

Dear Caitlin, Thank you so much for sharing your feedback with us. It is great to hear that you have enjoyed your stay with us, especially for the convenient location and varieties of amenities in our spacious Two Bedroom Apartments. If you would have questions or need any assistance, please feel free to reach any of our professional front line staff. Thank you again for having chosen to stay with us. We hope you all the joy of your journey and looking forward to see you again in the enar future for a superior experience. Best regards Jim Xiao Shift Manager

2

location ok but poor facilities and service

Everyone

This hotel locates in a main street. Easy to find. Walking distance to SkyTower. Street parking is free over the weekend but can hardly find one. The hotel facilities are pretty old. There was a washing machine in my room so I placed everything into it but only to find it is broken. There was no sign on the washing machine said it was broken. I called the front desk and they said it is a broken one and they cannot fix it. In addition, I am from US so I don't have the adapter to charge my iPhone. So I borrowed one from front desk. However, I found the "borrow" actually charged me $5. Even more than the amount I buy from the grocery store nearby. It's really disappointing.

By , from San Francisco on Apr 26, 2017

2

room felt dirty & floors looked not washed/vacuume

Everyone

Would say was MAYBE a 2 star by American standards not good. Hotel was old and tired and felt dirty

By , from florida on Feb 18, 2017

Review comment responded on May 10, 2017

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you so much for your feedback and please accept my sincere apologies for all the inconvenience caused. Any feedback we receive helps to make us better It is disappointing to know that standard of housekeeping was less than top notch .This is of a major concern to us. You can see by our other reviews that we take great pride in our housekeeping standards – we invest a lot of time in training and hiring to ensure we have the most capable team. We have addressed your concerns with our Executive House Keeper and will follow up personally to understand what we can do better as a property. Once again we thank you for taking the time to provide your valuable feedback and we do hope we are able to welcome you back in the future. Warm regards, VR AUCKLAND CITY

5
Everyone

Friendly and helpful staff, very close to everything

By on Dec 30, 2016

4

honeymoon trip

Couples

City Oaks is an apartment hotel in downtown Aukland. Walking distance to the downtown Aukland sites. Next to police station, so on occasion there would be a siren. Apt was comfortable and pleasant. I would stay here again. To share a story, used the washer/dryer at the end of our stay. Big mistake. It took us a while to figure out how it worked - the instructions were found behind the machine on the floor. The laundry took a while to wash and then even longer to dry. It was still wet when it was finished, and we spent the early morning using the blowdryer and iron to dry the clothes. If you plan to use the washer/dryer, wash early and in very small loads.

By on Sep 8, 2015

5

ms.

Other

Location is excellent and so are the amenities in the room, specially the washing machine, a total surprise for me!!

By on Mar 18, 2015

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