The Rendezvous hotel is located in the city centre and we spent 3 nights there over the Easter weekend (2012).
The hotel does not look that great from the outside (pink building screams old school) but inside is nice and been recently refurbished. The hotel has 12 floors and 452 rooms. Our room was on the 11 floor and had a great city view, king bed and large bathroom. (I requested a room with a city views prior to arriving). We booked the hotel through www.booking.com and would definitely stay there again, the perfect location and affordable price make this a top hotel.
The hotel has a number of swimming pools but we did not get the chance to check them out.
Staff: During our stay we had to call reception for a hair dryer and also used room service, at all times the staff we’re friendly and very helpful.
Room: The room was good, we had a king size bed, large bathroom and cable TV.
Internet: Guests receive 3 hours free internet per day. There’s a business centre with computers and a printer. Each room has wifi access and codes expire after 3 hours (once registered). I requested a couple of codes when we checked in.
Location: The hotel is located in the city centre on Mayoral drive, only 5 minutes walk to the Sky tower/Queen street.
Directions from the airport: Catch the airport express bus($16 one way) jump off at Queen street near the Metro centre and walk up Mayoral drive, you’ll see the large sign on the hotel saying Rendezvous Grand Hotel.
Breakfast: There’s a buffet and continental breakfast on offer, cereals, pancakes, bacon, toast, yogurt, tea & coffee etc. *The buffet breakfast costs $31 and continental $21 unless included in your room price*To be honest the buffet breakfast is not really worth it, you can get a nice breakfast in the city for a lot less and being so close why wouldn’t you.
Rating: Definitely recommended, great location and price. 5 out of 5
Points to highlight: Rendezvous hotels are affiliated with Krisflyer so you’ll gain airpoints and it pays to request a room with a city views prior to arriving so they can allocate one. The higher up the better and means less noise.
For things to do and see in Auckland see our Auckland Travel review.
By: Nick & Jackie