What a great experience at this hotel. The hotel is centrally located in downtown Auckland and is right across the street from the SkyCity. It is within block of the harbor and has numerous shops and restaurants within walking distance.
Check-in: Check-in was very friendly and personable. I was thanked for my loyalty as a IHG Rewards member, and informed that I had been upgraded to a Club Room. The club was fine, though on the small size. It did boast great views over the city below. Snacks in the evening were small. Drink service was via waiter, though complimentary. Continental breakfast can be had via either the lounge or a full breakfast at the hotel restaurant at Aria for club level guests — I absolutely recommend the Aria breakfast over the lounge breakfast.
Room: The room boasted nice views over the harbor and was on the 27th floor of the hotel. The bed was comfortable. The shower was fine. Amenities were plentiful, and included a dental kit, shaving kit, vanity kit, and standard bathroom amenities of high quality. There was a mini-bar in the room, though I did not partake of it, nor of the television. Wi-fi was fast and free.
Overall, I had a perfect stay at this hotel and highly recommend it.