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 Otel.com and had this hotel listed while every other site I tried did not. It turned out to be a pretty nice room.
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.
Nice bathroom with shower.
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.
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.