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VR Takapuna
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Bayswater
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 24 February 2012

Four of us stayed for 2 nights in 2 'apartment rooms' and reached the same conclusions. It's the best value for money we had in our 3 week stay anywhere in NZ. Rooms were spacious, spotlessly clean, well equipped with; microwave, mini oven, fridge/freezer, dish washer [it's true] and washing machine.

Staff are friendly and helpful - Davinder especially so and deserves a medal!

Unusually for a busy city, the hotel is in a stunning location and combines quietness with closeness to the centre - being about 15 minutes away by ferry. The hotel throws in free internet [1hr], shuttle service [by prior arrangement] to the ferry and Devonport along with free ferry tickets.

Room Tip: Rooms fronting Beresford Street are noisy in the morning
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 23 February 2012

Stayed here for our first night in New Zealand. Lovely waters edge location with stunning view of city at night across the water. We booked a huge room, arrived 9 pm from long flight from Tasmania, and the chef stayed up to bring us a meal to our room! very friendly front desk, room at road level but 2 stories up, grass parkland below and the ocean too,,,,

what a start to our holiday in NZ

  • Stayed February 2012
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Ukraine
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Reviewed 22 February 2012

My wife, my daughter and I spent two wonderful nights at this hotel. If you want to get the best quality hotel for your money, you will definitely go here. In other places of New Zealand, having paid the same amount of money we got only a hostel or a small room in motel. There is a fully equipped kitchen, washing machine with detergent and two-room suite. There is also a free breakfast, that is very rare for New Zealand hotels. If you have a car, it is only 15 minutes drive from the city center. If you use Navigator to find this hotel, you should not write Auckland, and write the city Takapuna. There is the same name street in Auckland and you'll have the wrong way. We were so good at this hotel that we did not even want to leave!

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with family
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ManagerACO, Owner at VR Takapuna, responded to this review, 23 February 2012
Dear Roman,

Thank you for your review. Reviews like this make our hard work all worth while.

I hope others can have the same experience you had.

We look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit to Auckland.

Udai Sarin
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Yorkshire
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Reviewed 22 February 2012

We stayed at the Takapuna Oaks for 5 nights at the start of a 3 week tour around New Zealand's North Island in early February 2012 and found it to be an ideal base for exploring Auckland. We were very pleased with the accomodation. It was clean, spacious, and exceeded our expectations for the price we paid. It had a separate bedroom, bathroom and living area, good storage space, a washer / dryer which we made full use of, safe, etc. As the ferry over to Auckland was only a short walk, we found we were in the city centre very quickly whilst staying in a quiet residential location. The hotel provided vouchers for the ferry service so this was at no cost to us. In addition to the ease of access into Auckland via what must be the most scenic route (ie into the harbour) , the hotel was quite straightforward to drive to (even after a sleepless flight from the UK), offered good parking facilities, and was a convenient base to explore the surrounding area by car - no need to negotiate city centre congestion. We only ate breakfast in the restaurant (in with the price) but this was reasonable and certainly put us on till lunch. We also made use of the kitchen facilities in the room one night and these were perfectly fine. There was a small gym which we did not find time to use and a bar (which we also did not find time to visit) but if you were confined to the hotel it may be a little too quiet. However, if you are looking for a good base to stay whilst you get out and explore, I would certainly recommend this place, particularly if you have a car.

Room Tip: Ask for a harbour view.
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 21 February 2012

We stayed at Auckland Takapuna for three nights in one of the Sky View rooms. Our view was to the front of the complex, which was OK. The room was of excellent value. Plenty of room, separate bedroom. Plenty of storage cupboards etc. Washing machine/dryer all in one and an all in one griller/oven on the bench along with microwave. Ferry 10 minutes walk, voucher idea worked well, just had to hand it over at the other end. Places to visit - Takapuna Beach and Devonport short car trip away, plus Narrow Neck Beach. Good restaurants in both of these areas. Only down side - we were going to the bar on our last night. On arrival back after a day out there was a sign that the bar was closed for a wedding. Would have been nice to have this sign out a day earlier, so that we could alter our plans.

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Additional Information about VR Takapuna

Property: VR Takapuna
Address: 1 Beresford Street, Bayswater 0622, New Zealand (Formerly Auckland Takapuna Oaks)
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland Region > Bayswater
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Bayswater
Price range (per night): ₹ 6,141 - ₹ 30,254
Hotel Class:4.5 star — VR Takapuna 4.5*
Number of rooms: 32
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Experience 5 Star luxury by the sea in the newest Takapuna Hotel accommodation site. Situated oceanside between Takapuna and Bayswater, this new, fully serviced, boutique apartment hotel will exceed all your expectations. Auckland Takapuna Oaks offers fully self-contained 1 and 2-bedroom luxury apartments, just 10 minutes by complimentary ferry from Auckland City Center / VIADUCT HARBOUR. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the property as well as continental breakfast per person. Lounge access with stunning views across Auckland Harbour is its true unique factor. All guests have complimentary gym usage and a Shuttle Service - to and from the Bayswater Ferry Terminal. Our property is truly something special in Auckland.Auckland Takapuna Oaks offers unique, spacious conference facilities. Offering flexibility and a range of accommodation and catering options to make your next event stand out from the rest. ... more   less 
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