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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Booked in for two nights stay. Was given key to very small room on 4th floor with no lift. Paint was peeling off ceiling in bathroom, 6 months at least of dust on light bulbs, terrible smell in room, bed side tables varnish cracked and stained. Didn't stay at all and booked into other accommodation, at similar price. Manager was...

Thank Calls63
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had arrived and n Auckland at lunchtime on a flight from Singapore so we had been fed at different times with different food - breakfast at 4am NZ time - and so we were not only disorientated but also uncertain as to what we really wanted. We were recommended to visit the Shakespear Tavern and what a good idea...

Thank AberdeenMusicman
Greater Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We just went for a bite to eat on a particularly busy night in the city. The staff were so friendly and helpful and made us feel so welcome. The food was quickly served and hot and tasty. I had pizza, pepperoni had a nice heat to it. My friend had nachos and the serving was huge

Thank Gwen U
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is m local. Close to work and home. The service from these guys for a pub is supremely friendly and I love every visit. From the Friday nights where my work crew starts out their evening of drinks to seriously good pub food when you realise you should probably eat something. Could not rate this wee pub highly...

Thank Kate M
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We 5 couples stayed there for 2 nights after our cruise it was close to the port the rooms were very small no A/C but they were clean and the beds were very comply the biggest draw back was the 73 stair you had to climb as there is no elevator but the staff were very helpful and carried all...

Thank Toohey60
Reviewed 8 December 2016

service was good, beer was good, cider was good. Food was average. As with most pub food, there were lots of fried options. I had the sandwich of the day which was drowned in a reddish coleslaw. My wife had some fritters which were good, but a little greasy.

Thank Zigmonster
Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Visited on a Saturday afternoon with family. The server appeared a little rushed but was excellent and polite in his service. Good quantities of food and reasonable prices for the amount. Would visit again!

Thank frontfootcoverdrive
Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

Good beer, great food. I stayed in the hotel, which was perfect for two nights. Affordable, not fancy, which is what I was looking for. Staff was very helpful and friendly. Great local feel, old style local pub, not pretentious. Bangers and mash was delicious.

Thank buck252
Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

Had the $12 steak for lunch and I was very impressed, as I only had half an hour for lunch it came out quickly. And this is during lunch peak time. Staff were warm and friendly and the meal was amazing. Thank you guys and I'll definitely be back for my once a week lunchtime outing.

Thank 360eltonh
Crystal Lake, Illinois
Reviewed 5 November 2016

Rooms were good for the price. There's alot of stairs though to get to the rooms, so if you are disabled, you might have an issue. The beer was FANTASTIC, the food was good & the managers were AWESOME - Thanks Paul for all your help and putting the Cubs games on for us !!!

Thank Dee M C

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
1898 was the birth of the Shakespeare Hotel and ever since then it has been serving New Zealanders and travelers from around the globe with warm hospitality and wonderful flavours in food being New Zealand's first Brewpub, with our own crafted beer, handcrafted from one of New Zealand's award winning Brewers and a mix of local NZ beers. The Location of the Hotel is excellent bang in the middle of Auckland City so close to all transport with buses, ferrys etc within a few hundred meters. The accommodation consists of 10 rooms which are basic with an en-suite and the beds are comfortable. This is not your typical boring hotel. The Shakespeare oozes character and if you are afraid of walking up a few stairs then probably not the place to stay. Each room is different and the rooms on the top floor are more modern than the lower floor. The Terrace Restaurant offers a great mix of cuisine, live music out on the al fresco dining deck overlooking the city every Friday. We are not 5 star in terms of accommodation but we are definitely 5 stars in a good quality Kiwi experience...we look forward to having you as our guests.... ... more   less 

Additional Information about Shakespeare Tavern & Hotel

Address: 61 Albert Street | Corner of Wyndam & Albert Streets, Auckland 1062, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland Region > Auckland
Price Range: ₹ 6,076 - ₹ 7,714 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Shakespeare Tavern & Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 10
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“Try and get a room on the first floor”
 of 5 bubbles Toohey60, 18 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Good price and near the center of Auckland”
 of 5 bubbles armnet, 25 Oct 2016 | Read review
“High room to avoid the bar and street noise.”
 of 5 bubbles sarat264, 23 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Upstairs rooms quieter but smaller”
 of 5 bubbles philpatira, 24 Jul 2016 | Read review
“ask for a room on a lower floor. There is no lift, and the rooms at the top are all very small with not much headspace”
 of 5 bubbles Patsy_nz, 4 Jun 2016 | Read review
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