Easily accessible to Auckland International Airport
Soundproofed rooms have king beds and work desks
On-site bar and restaurant serving an excellent breakfast buffet (for a fee)
Fitness center with free weights and machines
Extensive meeting space
24-hour room service
Dry cleaning and laundry service is available
Free newspaper in lobby
Rates are more expensive compared to nearby hotels
Extra fee for WI-FI
Restaurant meals can be pricey
Breakfast not included in room rates
The Novotel Auckland Airport hotel is within walking distance of the International Terminal, and a free shuttle bus is available for those with little energy after a long flight. The 296 upscale rooms come with plush mattresses and work desks. The accommodations are also soundproofed, so guests don't hear the nearby flights. For busy travelers, there's a first-rate gym, plenty of meeting room space and a great breakfast buffet for a fee. By comparison, the Jet Park Hotel is about a half-mile away from the airport, isn't quite as luxurious and costs a little less.
The Novotel Aukland Airport is designed with the weary traveler in mind. Its contemporary, high-ceiling lobby has plenty of cloth and wood chairs so guests can relax as they wait to check-in. There are even hobby horses for antsy children, and TVs to provide a moment of distraction or entertainment. Tall glass windows make it easy to watch flights take off or land. For travelers waiting to depart, monitors display updated flight times, and tables outfitted with computers make checking email easy. Accent walls growing live shrubbery balances all the gleaming finishes with a little bit of greenery. And the hotel exterior's white beams and green-tinted glass echo the airport's design.
Directly across the road from the Auckland Airport
The hotel is about a five-minute walk from the Auckland Airport, depending on the terminal. Beyond the airport, rental car agencies and the Auckland Visitor Information Center are within walking distance. For those who have a little more time to spend in the area, JK's Driving Range is just a seven-minute drive away, and treasure Island Mini-Golf is a six-minute drive. For more adult thrills, the Villa Maria Estate Winery is 50 minutes away, by car.
Having soundproofed rooms is key when staying in a hotel located next to the airport. While the big bedroom windows make it easy to watch the planes, their sound is mercifully absent. The Superior Double Rooms have two double beds and sleep up to four. Amenities include desks with plugs for electronics, flatscreen TVs, minibars, and coffeemakers. Suites have one king bed, a larger television and more room to relax, including a couch. Some guests complain about the glass door between the sleeping area and bathroom. Turning on the bathroom light can be an annoyance for anyone trying to sleep. The bathroom finishes are modern, with sharp-cornered, white porcelain and shower stalls outfitted with rainfall showerheads. Toiletries are included.
Plenty of conference-room space, great food, and a nice gym
The food at the hotel restaurant is better than one typically finds at an airport location. However, the breakfast, lunch, and dinner options tend to be expensive. Exercise fanatics will be happy to see the gym has enough equipment -- free weights and machines -- to get in a good workout. For business travelers planning a conference, the hotel has 296 square feet of meeting area, including boardrooms and a seminar space.
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