Upon entry and before we left New Zealand recently, our choice for overnight stopovers was the Novotel Auckland Airport. As a Le Accor Club Member, access to special rates, meant I was able to score a couple of very good deals for the nights we required. Not a bad view from the rooms either!
Located directly across from one of the main doors at the Auckland International Airport, there is no need to catch a cab, simply stroll across the crossing and enter the massive rotating door.
Accommodations are very comfortable here. The rooms themselves are designed for short stays and certainly do meet this purpose. Not ones I would recommend for a long stay, simply due to the space within the rooms themselves. However, when you arrive in Auckland off an international midnight flight, before leaving again at mid morning, they were ideal.The Square Restaurant, pictured above, is expansive, with the super high ceilings, paired with high backed booths, giving you a luxurious feeling of space.
On our first overnight stay, we were impressed to come off the midnight flight, check into our room, and find the bar still open until 3am. With no-one else in the bar area, it was a wonderfully relaxing place to sit and unwind with a nightcap. Staff were superb, stopping to chat as they passed and engaging in light banter. A nice welcome when you arrive into the country.Buffet breakfast was fresh, with plenty of choice. Friendly chefs have no problem cooking you eggs or an omelette if you so desire.
After breakfast, it was time repack and head off to the domestic air terminal. Roughly a ten-fifteen minute walk from the hotel. There is a bus which links the two terminals, however it really isn’t far, as long as the weather is nice.
Our final night in the county, we again stayed at the Novotel, this time with a few hours to enjoy a wonderful light dinner, before an early flight the next morning. With more trips planned which will take us via Auckland, I have no doubt we will be returning to this venue. Most certainly I will be keeping an eye out for the Le Accor Club deals as they certainly make the venue price reasonable. We look forward to enteracting with the friendly,helpful staff in the not too distant future!