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Rydges Harbourview Auckland

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Superior King Room

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Superior King Room - Rydges Harbourview Auckland. Copyright Rydges Harbourview Auckland.

Our lead-in superior rooms are modern, comfortable havens with space and light. Sink into the luxurious king bed with sumptuous triple sheeting and feather & down duvets. Take care of business at the ergonomically designed workstation with high-backed leather chair and high-speed broadband or Wi-Fi access. Relax with the 32' flat-screen LCD television with sky and in house movies on demand. The rooms are all completed with a shower over bath.

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Rydges Auckland, the newest and freshest Auckland hotel, is primed to set a new standard in style, service and contemporary elegance with a well needed breath of fresh air.

The city's latest hotel mixes elements of London sophistication, Sydney cool, New York style combined with the warmth of world class Kiwi hospitality. Worthy of the most discerning traveller, Rydges Auckland is the city's best kept secret…… until now.

Offering Auckland accommodation in close proximity to the centre of the city makes it ideal for both business and leisure. Take a short stroll to the Viaduct Harbour, Auckland's stunning waterfront with an array of restaurants and bars. Auckland has an abundance of shopping to satisfy the shopping addict's in all of us right on our doorstep. High Street and the Chancery are home to original fashion designers, artists, jewellers and café owners converging on this narrow, meandering street transforming it into one of the central city's best shopping attractions. If you are here to soak up a world class concert at Vector Arena, look no further for a stylish hotel to feel like a star.

Standing proudly above the city on Hobson Street, Rydges Auckland Hotel presents the new Hobson Tower, complete with 88 stunning guest rooms to form a 267-room urban oasis in the heart of Auckland.

The newly revitalised rooms are designed to exude warmth and sublime comfort. Each accommodation includes a specialised workstation, 32 inch LCD television, air conditioning and up to the minute broadband and Wi-Fi access for the internet lovers in all of us. All rooms enjoy views of the inner city, many looking over the Sky Tower, while the Harbour View rooms enjoy sweeping views of the Auckland Harbour Bridge and the picturesque Waitemata Harbour.

Auckland is New Zealand's gateway city and we couldn't be better placed in welcoming you to the land of the long white cloud. Our friendly and attentive team are on hand to assist you in exploring Auckland and beyond. We are dedicated to ensure your expectations are exceeded with passion in a fresh and friendly contemporary hotel environment.

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Review date:   February 6, 2018 8:19PM
Review:   Nice 4 start hotel in the middle of the city. The location is great for accessing the city and surrounds. The conference rooms were large and well equipped. All the usual services are available. Well recommended.
Author:   Raghav Abbhi
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Review date:   December 30, 2017 10:05AM
Review:   Great location. Very close to the wharf, sky tower and shops. Rooms are big albeit with smaller closets. Housekeeping did a great job all four days that we were here. Valet parking is a little expensive. Their breakfast hours are until 11.00 am which might be useful for some leaving later in the day.
Author:   mugdha kolhatkar
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Review date:   January 27, 2018 7:37AM
Review:   Big ups to Rydges for recognising special occasion of our stay.. . A birthday surprise acknowledged with a room upgrade to a suite and complementary wine, cheese and fruit tray waiting for us when we got back from dinner. This is why I keep booking Rydges 😚😎😁
Author:   Sally Sheridan
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Review date:   February 4, 2018 4:14AM
Review:   Couldn't fault the place.. stayed there with my partner and we're not really used to staying in hotels but we thought it was really great.. there was a little complimentary chocolate each and free tea, coffee, sugar and milk.. a spacious room with a big comfy double bed, a comfortable chair and a desk with a desk chair.. there was a wardrobe and place to put your bags/cases, a mini bar with quite reasonable prices.. there were multiple lights and one had a dimmer switch, there was aircon and a full length mirror.. there was a TV and when we entered the room there was a welcome message with my name on it.. what more could you want? .. the shower/toilet was a touch small but the shower was really nice, good temperature, great pressure.. we paid for the buffet breakfast at the café/restaurant place and this was also amazing, so much choice and variety! The room was pretty expensive for our budget but I am not sure how it compares to other places because, as I mentioned, we're not used to staying in hotels.
Author:   Anna Lovatt
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Review date:   January 2, 2018 6:32AM
Review:   New year's Eve event, this event was very good as it provides free flowing alcohol, chocolate fondue and some other food. The view of the fireworks is limited, so if you are going here just for the view, don't. The rooftop is covered and has a small section to take a look at the skytower. If you are up for a new years party then this is for you. If you want a view of the fireworks I would say give it a miss
Author:   Nicky Monk
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