Stamford Plaza Auckland
Why We Love This Hotel
- It's centrally located, near Viaduct Harbour & the Sky Tower
- Its upscale rooms feature plush décor & amenities; suites offer panoramic city views
- There are two restaurants serving contemporary New Zealand & Japanese cuisine, also a cocktail bar serving bar food & high teas
- Its facilities include a fitness centre, several event spaces & an indoor pool with a hot tub
The Stamford Plaza is a contemporary 4.5-star hotel on lively downtown Albert Street near Viaduct Harbour, in the heart of the city's buzzing multicultural Central Business District (CBD), yet only a half an hour away from beaches, scenic hiking trails and islands with a distinct Polynesian flavour.
Among Auckland's prime attractions is its iconic 220-metre-high Sky Tower with its 360-degree panoramic views up to 80km in every direction, which is only a 6-minute walk from the hotel. Viaduct Harbour, with its plethora of yachts and super-yachts, restaurants, bars and shops, is a 9-minute walk from the hotel. You can also take a ferry via the Downtown Ferry Terminal 2 (6 minutes' walk from the hotel) out to the beautiful Waiheke Island, with its serene olive groves, vineyards, art galleries and pristine beaches, or visit the beach and lively promenade at Mission Bay, which is a 14-minute walk/bus ride from the hotel or a 10-minute taxi/Uber ride, costing NZD $17-$28.
The hotel's dining options include the elegant Knights on Albert Restaurant, which serves a large breakfast buffet of over 80 items, as well as lunch and dinner; the Knights Lobby Bar, which serves cocktails and bar food, as well as Stamford High Teas; there is also the Kabuki Teppanyaki Restaurant, which serves Japanese cuisine for lunch and dinner. Additional facilities at the hotel include a fitness centre with a gym/workout room; a pool with a hot tub; two ballrooms and seven conference and event rooms; a concierge; a business centre with internet access; and babysitting, dry-cleaning and laundry services. On-site valet parking is available and costs NZD $45 per day.
Superior rooms are spacious and tastefully furnished, with free bottled water, coffee- and tea-making facilities, a plush bathrobe and slippers, a safe, a large writing desk, a mini bar, and cable TV with OnDemand movies. Executive rooms add a 40-inch LED Smart TV, climate control and smart sensor lighting, a separate bath and shower, l’Occitane toiletries and additional feather pillows. There is also a range of suites with additional interconnecting rooms, extra bathrooms, panoramic views over the city, Nespresso machines and a Sony Bluetooth speaker system; some include a balcony and complimentary parking, local calls, breakfast and welcome drinks. Room service is available.
(Note: Wi-Fi is only free when booking the hotel direct.)