"A real joy to find a gem like this !"
We were nothing but pleased about our stay at Auckland Takapuna Oaks Hotel. When we initially pulled into the drive, we saw a great location but thought the facility was a little aged. Were we pleasantly surprised ! The facility exterior has some years on it, but the interior has been refreshed and remodeled. Our room was a one bedroom suite, wonderfully updated in every way. The finishes are not plush, but very nicely done, and the suite layout and amenities were everything we wanted: a kitchen with refrigerator and dishwasher, a separate bedroom with door to accommodate one early riser and one late riser, a nice well stocked bathroom, super comfortable bed with fine, crisp linens. And this place is immaculate, both in cleanliness and maintenance. Hats off to management, it's so nice to find a place that knows how to run their business. Also, an A+ rating to the entire staff. From front desk to Brian in the 3rd floor restaurant, nothing but outstanding in every way. By the way, you might not expect a white tablecloth, fine food restaurant at a hotel, but this one's got it. On top of everything already stated, this place has a wonderful location and beautiful view of the bay, both from the restaurant and our suite. We stayed at eight different upscale hotels during our 3 week trip -- we enjoyed this place more than any other. A definite top star rating is well deserved.
Dianne from Phoenix, Arizona