Efficient check-in, check-out. Didn't need to interact much with staff during my stay - only at check-in, check-out and picking up my luggage, but what little there was, was pleasing. The Novotel shares the building with the Ibis hotel - they have a common reception area. No traffic noise, but if you are unfortunate enough, as I was, to have inconsiderate guests in neighbouring rooms, you will be disturbed at night or early morning by loud voices and doors banging. Room was very clean; there was housekeeping every day. There is a gym with treadmills, exercise bikes, weight bench. With all the walking, I didn't need to use it. There is also a guest laundry with a couple of machines and driers which I also didn't use. Bed was very comfortable. The room was very warm, and I preferred to have climate control set at 18 C.
3-5 minute walk to Greenlane train station. 25-30 minute walk to ASB Showgrounds. Countdown supermarket and McDonalds is within a 10 minute walk. There is also a KFC outlet within walking distance (less than 15 minutes). Bus stop is opposite Countdown - the stop across the road from Countdown has buses going into town (Britomart).
By now I would rate myself as a regular customer of the IBIS hotel at Greenlane in Auckland. My original and still a major reason for choosing the IBIS is the ease of access from the Auckland southern motorway. As a NZ Gold card holder I get free travel on the commuter train that takes me to the centre of the city. The train station is real close. The hotel rooms are clean rooms and have comfortable beds. The in house dining facility offers a good variety of evening meals, a good cook for steak, delicious. Breakfast for myself is the continental and there is a good selection to choose from, at least for my tastes. I do appreciate the friendly staff from the front desk to the dining room and all others. Staff members accept that I do not drink alcohol, that is a plus for me.
The place is nestled behind a dilipated apartment building, but no worries the hotel is well maintained outside and in. High ceilings and sleek architecture with modern decorating make this place comfortable and practical with a hint of boutique ness.
I was able to park my car in the lot, which is a tad tight, hours before checking in which was super convenient. Check in and out was a breeze as well. Since I didn't have the correct plug adaptor for phone, the staff found an adaptor for me to borrow.
Overall, the stay was lovely and would recommend for a good night sleep.
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