Mar 13

Hotel Review: Crowne Plaza Auckland


Crowne Plaza Auckland
128 Albert St, Auckland, 1010, New Zealand

Crowne Plaza Auckland is located just a couple of minutes walk away from Sky Tower in the heart of Auckland. It is about 20 km away from Auckland International Airport and you can use various mode of transportation (I recommend Skybus) to get here. A free night at this hotel costs 30,000 IHG Rewards points.

Crowne Plaza Auckland Front Desk

Check-in was quick and one of our two rooms was upgraded to a club floor.

Crowne Plaza Auckland

Crowne Plaza Auckland Lobby

Standard club floor room

TV, luggage rack and table

Privacy window of bathroom


TThe hotel is located right next Atrium on Elliott Shopping mall which also has a few dining options (although not that highly rated on Tripadvisor). It is also steps away from Elliott Stables which has a lot of very good dining options. We ended up having most of our meals for our 2 night stay at this hotel.

Elevators from Hotel to Atrium on Elliott Mall

The hotel allows guests from the club floors to opt for their complimentary breakfast at the Aria Restaurant instead of the club lounge. The breakfast buffet at the Aria had a lot more options and we were glad to have opted for that.

Breakfast at Aria Restaurant

Thumbs up:

  • Excellent location in the heart of Auckland right next to Sky Tower
  • Lots of great dining options within walking distance
  • Hotel allows guests on club floor to switch their complimentary breakfast at the nice Aria restaurant.

Thumbs down:

  • Very ordinary club lounge

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