Finding a serviced apartment in Auckland is relatively simple – especially since many Kiwis prefer to vacation in apartments and homes that have their own kitchen facilities over traditional hotels. Therefore, serviced apartments are most often nicely-furnished, well-maintained and can be found in highly-desirable areas of the city. Some serviced apartments are even located within full-service hotels, giving tenants access to room service, health spas and other hotel amenities.
Note: For apartments without internet service, you can purchase a mobile broadband device for your laptop.
The best way to find a serviced apartment is to go on the internet and search “Auckland Serviced Apartments.” You’ll be presented with a wide range of options including and/or similar to the following:
Auckland City, Central Suburbs and North Shore
Quinovic operates 39 serviced apartments throughout Auckland city, including two apartments on the North Shore. Offerings include waterfront apartments, apartments in luxury hotels such as the Hyatt and Metropolis and large, three-bedroom apartments suitable for relocating families. Apartments are available by the week, with discounts available for longer terms. Prices start at $875 per week for a studio or one-bedroom, $1365 for a two-bedroom and $1500 for a three-bedroom.
Advantages: Wide range of options, professional, experienced operator.
Disadvantages: More expensive than simply renting a furnished house or apartment on your own. No internet service available.
AUCKLAND WATERFRONT SERVICED APARTMENTS
Prince’s Wharf, Auckland CBD
Ocean-view, waterfront apartments located on a wharf in the Auckland CBD, adjacent to the Hilton Hotel and close to many restaurants, bars and shops. One to three bedroom options. Flexible rates for stays as brief as 4 nights. Typical rates for a 2-week stay $179 per night for a one-bedroom through $425 per night for a luxury three-bedroom. Non-smoking.
Advantages: luxurious, a great opportunity to live on the water in the city. Broadband internet available. Discounts for longer-term stays.
Disadvantages: Much more expensive than other options – rates closer to those of a hotel.
Auckland City and Botany Downs (East Auckland)
Waldorf operates six high-rise apartment buildings in and around Auckland, two of which are located on the waterfront. All apartments are located in business districts close to many amenities. Apartments are basic, but clean and modern. Extra fees for electricity, telephone, car parking and weekly service and linen change, all of which can add over $100 per week to the rent. Rates start at $350 per week for a small studio, $490 for a one-bedroom, $840 for a two-bedroom and $1400 for a 3-bedroom.
Advantages: Many low cost options available, location in East Auckland, internet available for a fee
Disadvantages: Lower cost options are very small, extra fees for power and weekly service
QUEST SERVICED APARTMENTS
Central Auckland CBD and Suburbs
Quest operates 10 serviced apartment buildings in the Auckland CBD and surrounding suburbs. Many operate just like hotels, with 24-hour reception, on-site restaurant and room service as well as other hotel amenities like gyms and swimming pools. Rooms are clean and comfortable. Rates are listed by the night and vary from hotel to hotel, but discounts can be arranged for long-term stays at many locations. Studio, one and two-bedroom options at all locations, three-bedroom at some locations.
Advantages: Ideal for long term guests who want the convenience of a hotel. Flexible stay lengths. Internet available for an additional $15 per day.
Disadvantages: Not exactly “apartment living.” Their website is difficult to navigate for comparing options and rates. Extra fees for everything from cleaning to coffee for long-term stays.