Crown plaza is very well located in the heart of the city centre, just next to Queen’s street, the main shopping area in Auckland.  We booked a Superior room, which had 2 king beds and attached bathroom. From hotel window one can see the Sky tower. The Buffet breakfast was elaborate. The hotel staff was courteous and ready to help every time.  For shopping and Indian food there are endless options within walking distance of the hotel. I would really recommend this hotel.