Auckland Marathon 2013: Rydges Auckland Hotel Review

Rydges Auckland Hotel Review
Trip: Auckland Marathon 2013
Date: Nov 1-3

So I had to book everything last minute so there were no cheap options for hotels. I also wanted one very close to the ferry as I had to get there at 5am. I rather pay extra and sleep in a bit. I booked this hotel on and had this hotel listed while every other site I tried did not. It turned out to be a pretty nice room.

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It was a small check-in area but the sitting area and bar was quite large and the restaurant behind that.



The room was very nice and had a couch in it, which was nice. The TV is over the bed so it does make it a bit difficult to see the TV from the couch.

The view out of the room was very nice. You can see Skycity just out of the corner window.

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Nice bathroom with shower.

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I believe the gym is open 24/7. Decent gym. I was thinking about running a few miles the day before but I decided against it to rest my strained hamstrings. There are actually two showers in this gym. They removed the wall in between two rooms to make this gym. I used it after I checked out and ran the marathon to shower before getting something to eat and flying to Sydney.

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I woke up the next morning to this view. Well technically I woke up at 3:30am local time and then saw the sunrise a few hours later.



It was a very nice hotel. I was a bit unhappy about paying money for it but well worth it as it was very close to the ferry terminal and also had an option for me to shower after I ran the marathon as I didn’t have my room.

I can’t stress enough how much I like late checkout as it gives me plenty of time to come back after a marathon to shower.

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