"Rooms are modern, well appointed, spotless. The staff are very friendly and accommodating, and responsive to every request for assistance (tourist advice, directions, baggage storage, late check out, etc.). The manager is outgoing and interested in his guests. The hotel is just a short walk to the passenger ferry to downtown Auckland and the hotel provides a return voucher. You can get to the city quickly and easily without the hassles of parking a car. There is plenty of free parking at the hotel and wifi is free and fast. The breakfast buffet could be more imaginative. It is basic though not sub par.Review..."
18 Nov 2013View on booking.com
"One of the best rooms we have enjoyed in all our recent travels.Staff, especially at the front desk were extremely helpful and polite. Loved it. Excellent value which included a nice buffet breakfast...."
17 Nov 2013View on booking.com
"Our 4th stay. Great place easy access to Auckland city via the ferry. Nice and quiet. Great staff. Lovely large comfortable rooms. Great for all ages...."
12 Nov 2013View on booking.com
"“A gem in Auckland” Our source of recommendations of places to stay is a combination of Lonely Planet, Tripadvisor and other tourist booklets. Once in Auckland, we knew that from such an abundance (but also extremes of accommodation) could result in the wrong choice! That said, head and shoulders above all others was the Auckland Takapuna Oaks – ‘too good to be true we thought’. How wrong could we be. The young man on Reception could not have been more efficient and welcoming. The rooms (lounge, bedroom and bathroom) were superb; so much so that we thought that the rooms were brand new, not 3 years old. The wifi worked, we could ‘park’ our toilet bags by the side of the hand basin, the waste bins were a decent size. We had a washing machine and yes were given free (£10) return ferry tickets. At a $149 NZ including breakfast no 5 star superior, expensive hotel could match the Auckland Takapuna Oaks ....... and the ferry ride was great especially viewing the city at night from the water. Specially Recommended...."
10 Nov 2013View on Tripadvisor
"“My home in Auckland” I am amused with the hotel name. It is neither in Auckland nor Takapuna and I saw no oak trees but don't let that deter you. I really enjoyed my stay. The hotel is an apartment hotel with a living area, bedroom and big bathroom overlooking the bay and city. There is a pull down bed in the living area if need be. I was really impressed with the room, amenities and attention to detail. Good TV, free wifi, work and eating area, kitchenette with fridge, oven, microwave, dishwasher and crockery and utensils etc. The washing up powders and liquid was available if you needed to clean up before the service staff attended to your room. The bathroom has its own washing machine with washing powder provided. The bathroom was spacious and had all the necessary toiletries. Comfortable bed and good cupboards. I was in the room one day when the service staff came in. There were 3 of them and they were in and out under 5 minutes. The reception staff are a charm all by themselves - always cheerful and friendly and happy to help as much as possible. My daughter has befriended them and ensures we get special treatment when we stay there. The complimentary ferry ride to the city from the Bayswater quay is a good deal - walk to the jetty and arrive in downtown Auckland - to the PwC office. What a pleasure! The breakfast is nothing to write home about though. I could only do 2 of the 8 days I stayed there. Toast, yoghurt and boring cereal is not enough to wake up early for. But my own stock of breakfast goodies supplemented this well. My wife stayed there in May and recommended that I do the same ... and we will be back the next time either or both of us are in Auckland. Room Tip: Bay view on the upper floors. Check for the features set out in the review above...."
07 Nov 2013View on Tripadvisor
"The location was excellent, complimentary ferry service to city close by, very good city views, especially from the restaurant. Free wi-fi always a plus...."
03 Nov 2013View on booking.com
"Very friendly and easy to live in..."
03 Nov 2013View on booking.com
"“Nice” Great quality units. Separate lounge/ kitchen with dishwasher and washer drier. full kitchen. Walk in shower and nice comfy bed. Clean and peaceful. When busy not enough carparks off road. A coffee table in the lounge would be nice so you have somewhere to put your dring while watching TV (LCD 32")..."
01 Nov 2013View on Tripadvisor
"“Great rooms, views, position, & staff. :-)” Staff are the big asset here......smiley, helpful & always keen to oblige. Views over parkland to harbour, bridge & Auckland city are fab. Dinner in the restaurant is a MUST....foods good value , wines good, outlook is amazing.....give this 2 thumbs up....stayed 3 nights....wish we had a week! Room Tip: The higher your floor the better the view.....particularly on the southern side that looks back to A......"
30 Oct 2013View on Tripadvisor
"“Excellence in Auckland” After enduring afternoon peak hour traffic from Auckland airport to the city, it was a welcome relief to arrive at our lovely two bedroom apartment at the Takapuna Oaks. Reception staff were very friendly and helpful, as were all staff during our brief one night stay. The apartment was very modern with all amenities you could wish for. We didn't have time to use them, but the kitchen and laundry facilities in the apartment would be great for a longer stay. The harbour views were beautiful with large balconies outside the living and bedroom areas to sit outside. The hotel is an easy five minute stroll to the Bayswater ferry wharf, and with free ferry tickets available from reception and a 5 to 10 minute trip to Auckland from the apartment's north shore location, it is ideal as a base for exploring this beautiful harbour city. Continental breakfast is included in the dining room and cooked to order hot dishes are available on request at reasonable prices. Nothing was too much trouble for the friendly staff. I would definitely stay for longer next time to enjoy their other facilities and highly recommend it to anyone visiting Auckland wanting a beautiful and peaceful location...."
30 Oct 2013View on Tripadvisor
"Staff absolutely ALL fantastic....smiley, helpful & a true credit to the establishment...thank you Chandra? :-). Free ferry took only10 mins to city. Stunning views from restaurant , also good food. Too easy!!..."
25 Oct 2013View on booking.com
"“Excellent Apartment Hotel in Beautiful Location” Shortly after our arrival in Auckland, we stayed at Takapuna Oaks for two weeks and had a wonderful time. Firstly, the location is perfect - peaceful, yet accessible and with beautiful views from the Harbour View Suites across Bayswater Marina and over to Auckland Harbour, with the Sky Tower and Harbour Bridge clearly visible. We were fortunate to stay in the very best suite for two/three people. We had a large living area with full kitchen, including a washing machine, dining area, comfortable sofa and armchair, and a flatscreen TV. We had a spacious bedroom with queen-sized bed, walk in wardrobe area and separate bathroom/ wet room. Every single member of staff we came into contact with was attentive, friendly and helpful. In fact, they went the extra mile for us on more than one occasion - nothing was too much trouble. Included in your stay here are two free return ferry tickets per day - perfect for hopping over to the CBD as the Marina and Ferry are 5 minutes walk away. Also, a continental breakfast is included and you can get room service for breakfast and dinner. Wifi and parking are free too as is the use of the gym. Another attraction is the Sunset Bar (which happened to be two steps from our apartment) with panoramic views across the Ocean and Happy Hour. You can eat dinner here if you want to. You are only a short drive from Devonport - a beautiful Victorian village with several lovely wild beaches, or Takapuna with its shops and wide white crescent beach. Takapuna Oaks is great value in every sense, so comes highly recommended...."
23 Oct 2013View on Tripadvisor
"A relaxing getaway just a 10 min ferry ride from downtown Auckland Its a beautiful property with suites having every possible amenity you could think off. They are equipped with a kitchenette stocked with a microwave, a hotplate, an electric kettle, a refrigerator, cutlery and cooking utensils as well as a dishwasher. It even has a washing machine and an ironing board. Very courteous staff that is always ready to serve with a smile. All in all a memorable stay..."
19 Oct 2013View on Tripadvisor
"Lovely spot very clean friendly staff..."
10 Oct 2013View on booking.com
"The Location right on the water front was fantastic. Blacony on our apartment gave great views, as did the restaurant. No complaints..."
01 Oct 2013View on booking.com
"Takapuna Oaks is in a wonderful location, quiet and overlooking the harbour, and the quality of the hotel matches that of the views. The superior room was one of the best we have encountered in NZ with facilities exceeding our expectations...."
28 Sep 2013View on Tripadvisor
"Stayed at this property for two nights and what a surprise, the rooms are very large and clean, you get free breakfast ,wifi , parking and free ferry tickets to the city with the ferry just a short walk down the road. Room 303 was quite with a small peak of the water. Staff were nice and helpful when required keep up the good work. A+..."
23 Sep 2013View on Tripadvisor
"Easy parking near unit Restaurant on site Friendly helpful staff Fabulous view from Restaurant and water view from room Spacious unit with separate bedroom and large bathroom Very clean..."
02 Sep 2013View on booking.com
"I am in Auckland every 3 months and have previously stayed at Rydges and Waldorf Stadium Apartments this year. In my view the Takapuna Oaks was the best out of the three properties that I have stayed at this year. The rooms are well planned and spacious, there is free wi fi up to a certain limit, no charge for......"
11 Jun 2013View on Tripadvisor
"We stayed here as we were returning to a city hotel a week later and wanted to spend a bit of time exploring Devonport area. So we got a late-booking discount, and for $125 for two for the night was wonderful value. This included breakfast, (not cooked type,) a welcome glass of wine for 2, and two free ferry tickets......"
08 Jun 2013View on Tripadvisor
"This stop over was the highlight of the weekend, modern clean fresh rooms with space, wow factor food at the restaurant, Helpful staff with a sense of humour..and what we got for the price.....to get all off these together is rare... We will be back!!..."
03 Jun 2013View on booking.com
"This was a nicely appointed apartment. It was super close to the ferry for a quick trip to Aukland. It was super clean and the staff was very nice. It is out of the city just far enough to be quiet but still be close enough to get downtown quick. We will stay here again...."
14 May 2013View on booking.com
"Good: comfort ,space location, sipping wine whilst watching yachts racing on the harbour. Loved the lamb roast my wife cooked in the room! Bad: Some mongrel parked his SUV over 2 car parks so I had to park in the street because the rest were full..."
07 Mar 2013View on booking.com
"This is a lovely hotel, and the staff are exceptional in their care. Unfortunately I cannot give it 5 stars as it is almost impossible to sleep because the rooms are so hot. There is no air conditioning and the temperature of our room was horrendous! What a shame when they have worked so hard in other areas. Would we go again? Only if they rectify this issue!..."
04 Mar 2013View on Tripadvisor
"nice and clean, quite rooms, a bit outdated though friendly staff and management excellent view and free ferry tickets, ferry is just around the corner the ferry trip takes 8 min to the downtown Aucland Good selections of fruits for the breafast We will stay again..."
03 Mar 2013View on Tripadvisor
"When we arrived at the airport close to midnight and tried to navigate our way to the hotel, I questioned my decision to book here. But the next morning when we found out we could catch a free ferry into town, we decided it was a good move. We liked having a washing machine available,as well as Internet..."
27 Feb 2013View on Tripadvisor
"Good: Beautiful location and views. Accommodation very comfortable and well appointed. Washing machine in kitchen area a huge bonus. staff friendly and welcoming. Great views of Auckland and sky tower. Would highly recommend..."
27 Feb 2013View on booking.com
"Everything was so perfect, peaceful view amazing, clean, friendly, value for money..."
27 Feb 2013View on booking.com
"Good location if you have a car. Right by the ferry into the city for which you can get free tickets from reception. Spacious apartment, quiet location & a good breakfast...."
21 Feb 2013View on booking.com
"We did enjoy our stay but like others were disappointed by the lack of air conditioning, as it was quite hot at the time we stayed and it did state on the VR Hotels website under View details for Room Amenities in a Superior room that it has air conditioning. Really enjoyed our stay other than that and hope to return sometime soon. The other room amenities where of a very high standard, but it would have been nice to have had a drying rack for the washing instead of having to use the dryer (this would save on the hotels electricity bill too)..."
16 Feb 2013View on Tripadvisor
"Nice hotel, breakfast was ok but coffee was coloured water only and tasteless. We had a pretty room facing the garden, kitchen and living area separate from the bedroom. Well equipped kitchen. Complimentary ferry tickets with ferry going every hour, only a five minute walk to the ferry terminal...."
11 Feb 2013View on Tripadvisor
"Good: Brian the restaurant manager gave us excellent service...."
09 Feb 2013View on booking.com
"We stayed here for 3 nights in a 1-bedroom apartment on the highest floor to Auckland city. The apartment was large, providing everything you need. Everything was very clean, including all kitchen facilities and dishes and the bathroom. We had a balcony facing Auckland harbor and skyline through a wonderful Pohutukawa tree in front, just perfect to sit in the evening with a glass of wine and some cheese and watch night falling and Auckland skyline lights change within this...."
07 Feb 2013View on Tripadvisor
"The rooms were well designed and very well equipped. It is located in a quiet neighbourhood of Auckland but just a short ferry ride to Auckland. The hotel provinces free vouchers for the ferry. Our room overlooked the car park but we could still see the sea...."
28 Jan 2013View on booking.com
"like another reviewer said - make sure you get the room that you paid for - we paid for harbour view - but could barely see the water if we craned our necks from the balcony - we spoke with management and they shifted us to a genuine harbour view room. one thing you will need to know before you book is what you plan to do with your days and how you plan to get there - we went to all places by car - and have to say that Lake Road is like one enormous cul-de-sac and rarely does it move near the speed limit - once we realised this and factored in a bit of extra time it was fine - and the ferry is very accessible - but we wanted the convenience of the car so we just allowed more time...."
28 Jan 2013View on Tripadvisor
"The apartment as roomy and well appointed with lovely views of Auckland across the harbour. You can catch the ferry across to the CBD with the complimentary ferry tickets or, if you have a car, Devonport village is only 10mins drive away for great restaurants. The gardens and breakfast room decor could use a bit of work so that they match the apartment look and feel, but the food for breakfast was good. The staff were very friendly and tried to be helpful but need some education on the local tourist attractions and what to see...."
26 Jan 2013View on booking.com
"Really nice and accomodating staff, helped us with everything...."
26 Jan 2013View on booking.com
"This is a very nice place to stay!!! We had a family holiday with 2 couples and a young baby and enjoyed a luxury 2 bedroom suite on the top floor. It was relaxing and we had a lovely view of the ocean and city, (the other side has a view of the sea and the harbour bridge). The decor is very pleasant and we had our own laundry and a full kitchen and air conditioning. The staff are all very helpful and friendly too. Definately would stay here again!..."
26 Jan 2013View on Tripadvisor
"Very friendly and helpful staff, couldn't do enough for us on our 4 night stay. Our room was excellent, it was comfortable and very clean...."
22 Jan 2013View on booking.com
"Friendly reception, excellent rooms with everything except we couldn't get the (free) WiFi to work! Also, no Sky showed up in the channel list. I wanted to watch the Australian open! Despite these minor issues I would recommend to anyone...."
21 Jan 2013View on Tripadvisor
"The room was very clean, modern and spacious. I think quite good value compared to other places. The breakfast was nice. Nice outlook towards the sea and the city. I didn't like the dull droaning noise coming from the ceiling/wall. No air conditioning and was very warm temperature so a bit uncomfortable...."
17 Jan 2013View on booking.com
"Beautiful view from the restaurant balcony of the City. Watch the sunset go down whilst having a cocktail or two. Free ferry voucher to visit the city. Lovely setting, easy walk to the ferry although the receptionist thought we might have to hurry to catch the ferry, so ran us down in the hotel's minibus. Very thoughtful. Nice kitchenette in the room, ground floor terrace. Very quiet...."
10 Jan 2013View on booking.com
"The apartment was comfortable and very clean. We had ants in the shower and when reported they were dealt with very quickly. Free ferry tickets are available from reception and this made it a convenient place to stay, it would take a long time to get to Auckland central by road...."
07 Jan 2013View on Tripadvisor
"I have stayed in many hotels and motels in the world, and Auckland Takapuna Oaks was by far the best. Quiet location, excellently appointed room with separate bedroom. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Nice bathroom. Great views of Auckland harbour. BBQ ready to use!..."
05 Jan 2013View on booking.com
"Hotel is located at the edge of the bay, overlooking the opposite shore of the bay; 8min walk to the ferry station from which you can take ferry directly to the main marina in the central Auckland. Ferry goes every half an hour in the weekdays but quite infrequent on the weekends. The schedule is available in the hotel reception......"
04 Jan 2013View on Tripadvisor
"It's out of the way without being in the middle of nowhere. Close to the city if you want it to be, yet in a quiet part of town...."
10 Dec 2012View on booking.com
"Superb hotel, we had an apartment with large lounge, very comfortable bedroom, kitchen that included hob, microwave and a dishwasher, and there was even a washer dryer in the well fitted bathroom. By far the best hotel we stayed in during our 4 week, round the world trip. The breakfast offered was a buffet and though not a huge selection there was plenty, however there are only 6 dining tables It was a 5 minute walk down to the ferry from Bayswater to Auckland city but the hotel offers a free shuttle service to the ferry if you require it. Free internet access too. Great place to stay and recommended...."
Sylv12321 Saltash, United Kingdom
09 Dec 2012View on Tripadvisor
"It is a quiet peacefull place to stay with friendly staff..."
Greg, Taupo, New Zealand
09 Dec 2012View on booking.com
"Location and staff..."
09 Dec 2012View on booking.com
"Great view, comfortable room...."
William, Auckland, New Zealand
06 Dec 2012View on Tripadvisor
"Superb staff, nothing too much trouble. Room was very nice with great views of harbour from most rooms. Really nice kitchen area in rooms, great showers, beds comfy, free parking. Good food in restaurant - had butter chicken and roghan josh curries, really fresh green salad sides and homemade naan and chutney. Hardly anyone used the restaurant and the hotel felt quiet, probably not marketed enough or maybe people think it hard to get to city which it's not, the hotel will give you a free boat return every day, it's 5 minute walk to ferry and then 10 minutes to downtown Auckland on a great mode of transport which gives you extra opportunity to see the skyline,etc. Ferries are frequent am and pm and every hour otherwise, finish at 9pm during week but much later sat/sun. Hotel also very close to Davenport village - nice place to chill for a day with lots of cafes and nice shops, restaurants. Free parking and wifi too although wifi is limited to 200mb per day, unless downloading films or such then more than adequate. Breakfast was included in our rate, basic breakfast of a good yoghurt, muesli/cornflakes, toast and jams/butter, and good fresh fruit but you can pay for a fry up or suchlike. Oh free parking big bonus for us too. V quiet. Really happy we picked the hotel and would stay there again without looking for other places. Didn't use gym but there was a treadmill, weights platform and rower..."
Peter R Lausanne, Switzerland
06 Dec 2012View on Tripadvisor
"Absolutely faboulous staff : very helpful when we needed to get organized for our stayin NZ. Hotel location close to boat pier - 1 return ticket offered - to go to Auckland city center. Excellent room with all facilities, great view over Auckland Bay and tower !..."
Mathieu , LA ROQUETTE SUR SIAGNE, France
02 Dec 2012View on booking.com
"Everything! We've stayed there before and would never stay anywhere else in beautiful Auckland. The rooms are lovely; the view fabulous, and it is peaceful and quiet. The rooms are well appointed and well designed. Breakfast is basic, but appreciated and the plentiful parking and complimentary ferry tickets to the city are a bonus. We do hope the standard doesn't drop with the passing of the years...."
Chris, Gundaroo, Australia
25 Nov 2012View on booking.com
"Very friendly staff...can't wait to stay again... Definitely going to book in again when we next need a break..."
David, waihi beach, New Zealand
20 Nov 2012View on booking.com
"Auckland Takapuna Oaks is an ideal location for those looking to stay in close proximity to all the attractions that Auckland has to offer, but without the noise and traffic jams of downtown. It's conveniently situated across the bay (known as Shoal Bay) with wonderful views of the city skyline. This serviced apartment has all the basic amenities that this type of accommodation has to offer. Our room was very clean and tidy with a decent sized kitchen featuring an electric stove, dishwasher, fridge, etc. The living room is small but cozy, with a flat screen TV and a small dining table. All rooms on level 1 and 2 have balconies which is fantastic. Our bedroom was quite large for a serviced apartment with an equally large bathroom fitted with a front-load washing machine. The apartment is approximately 16 minutes from downtown, a short drive across the Harbor Bridge (Hwy 1). It's also a 5 minute walk from the Devonport marina and offers free ferry rides into the city center that takes only 10 minutes. Free parking is also available on site which is an added bonus. This serviced apartment is ideal for couples and even families, with great facilities including dining, a bar, and also a small gym. We'd definitely stay there again during our next visit to Auckland. Highly recommended...."
19 Nov 2012View on Tripadvisor
"This is an excellent place to stay for a few days if you are happy not to be in the CBD. Because the hotel provides a free ferry crossing from Bayswater into the centre being out of town is not really an issue (though weekend ferries are infrequent and finish early). The rooms are spotlessly clean with good facilities that are well maintained. Laundry facilities in the bathroom are an added bonus and we also appreciated the free wifi having been charged as much as 8 dollars a day elsewhere. The restaurant/bar has a spectacular view of the bay and harbour bridge and serves reasonably priced food from a limited menu. Staff are friendly and helpful. Complimentary continental breakfast is adequate without being exciting but again in many places we have visited it would be a chargeable extra. All in all very good value for money. Would certainly use it again...."
Gerry P Taupo, New Zealand
14 Nov 2012View on Tripadvisor
"We enjoyed the location of the Oaks which provided a quiet get away close to all the city action. The extras provided made the stay even more enjoyable...the ferry crossing, drinks in the sunset bar and the lovely continental breakfast. All in all a fabulous weekend...we will stay again..."
Theresa, TeAwamutu, New Zealand
13 Nov 2012View on Tripadvisor
"Overall we had a lovely time at the Oaks. Lovely quiet location, nice apartment and short ferry trip into the city. The sunset longue offered a lovely location to sit and chat....to share a glass of wine and meet new people if you so desired. Brian (Bar Manager) was friendly and helpful. I would highly recommend a stay here...."
Theresa S Te Awamutu, Waikato, New Zealand
11 Nov 2012View on Tripadvisor
"Everything. It was just fantastic. Would certainly stay there again...."
Patti, Jeeralang Junction, Australia
05 Nov 2012View on booking.com
"We spent three nights at Takapuna Oaks at the start of our honeymoon. The room was well equipped, clean and spacious, with a lovely view. The staff were friendly and helpful. Good location - very peaceful area, easy to park etc, but also only a short ferry ride to the city. All in all a very pleasant stay and would definitely recommend..."
Lesley P Hampshire, UK
04 Nov 2012View on Tripadvisor
"We would highly recommend a stay at Takapuna Oaks. The location is quite & relaxing. The ferry to Aukland takes about 10 minutes and the harbour is a very pleasant 10 minute walk from the hotel. We enjoyed our daily commute to the city so had the best of both worlds. Our room was very clean & spacious and had everything we needed including a dishwasher & washing machine. The staff were helpful, friendly and very courteous...."
29 Oct 2012View on Tripadvisor
"If one is traveling to Auckland then staying in North Shores probably makes more sense. It is relatively easier to drive around and the views of downtown are amazing. Takapuna Oaks which is more a serviced apartment than a hotel will probably rate very high amongst all north shores hotel. Checking-in was a breeze and the rooms are really spacious. We booked a regular room but got upgraded to harbor view. The view was amazing. The room has everything one can need in an apartment, down to in house washer and dryer. Takapuna Oaks provides complimentary ferry passes to Auckland CBD which makes it a breeze. The ferry terminal is probably less than a km from the hotel. We didn't eat in the hotel but there are lot of choices nearby. We were sorry that we stayed one night in Auckland. I wish we stayed longer and enjoyed Takapuna Oaks more. During our 17 days stay in New Zealand this was probably the best hotel we stayed in...."
cricfanSD, Santa Cruz,CA
22 Oct 2012View on Tripadvisor
"Quite, Clean, friendly staff..free wifi and free ferry trip to city for shopping.. free parking..good value for money..."
19 Oct 2012View on booking.com
"Great location, wonderful views across the harbour, easy city access. In house menu's not great - but plenty of options outside. Great shops and restaurants in downtown Takapuna. Definitely do again if back in Auckland...."
17 Oct 2012View on Tripadvisor
"we had a seaview room which was spacious and very clean, the shower was huge and lovely and the bed was so soft and the room very tastefully decorated,a bit sparse for furniture but it had everything we needed and a well stocked fridge and kitchen equipment was above average. It was so quiet and peaceful too. the balcony was lovely and the upstairs bar area was stunning, breakfast was complimetnatry and adequate and a pleasant room to breakfast in. Over all a stay I would recommend to others and will be returning there the next time we go to Auckland...."
Diane C Hamilton, New Zealand
14 Oct 2012View on Tripadvisor
"Apartment was lovely and very handy for travelling with a small baby. There was a washing machine, dishwasher and sky tv. This property will be always be very special to us as my partner proposed outside the upstairs bar overlooking the harbour bridge & city, the views are spectaular and it was the perfect spot!! Will definitely be returning...."
Nat1609186338 , London , United Kingdom
17 Sep 2012View on Tripadvisor
"We were very impressed by the whole hotel. The staff were excellent nothing was to much trouble. The apartment was very quiet, comfortable, spacious and had quality fittings. The location is fabulous you would not believe you were in a city. The continental breakfast was a bonus. The restaurants in Takapuna and Devonport were excellent and the city centre is just a ferry ride away. We had a fabulous stay...."
03 Sep 2012View on booking.com
"Good value for money with good add ons like free ferry ticket to city. Unit was spacious and warm..."
Brian, Gisborne, New Zealand
30 Aug 2012View on booking.com
"Friendly staff, excellent accommodation, spotless. Will stay again...."
Neil, Brisbane, Australia
30 Aug 2012View on booking.com
"This place is great, and excellent value.. we stayed on ground floor, in garden view room. it was very comfortable, with new fittings, full kitchen and even heated tiles in bathroom!! the location was excellent, nice and quite in a residental area and end of bayswater above marina. staff were freindly and helpful, and made arriving after hours easy.. We were very suprised how well insulated the room was, all the rooms were booked but we did not hear any noise from the other rooms!..."
MelbourneSS, Melbourne, Aus
30 Aug 2012View on Tripadvisor
"Great location, very well appointed apartment which managed to be both spacious and cosy at the same time. Spotlessly clean, all facilities present. Great staff, good breakfasts, fab views from the lounge bar, free ferry pass daily to Auckland CBD. Apartment cleaned thoroughly each day. Loads of food and drink available in the apartment which was charged for if it was consumed. Great idea as the nearest superette was a bit of a walk away. Lovely country walks very nearby. Could not fault Takapuna Oaks...."
Stephen, St Martins, Guernsey
21 Aug 2012View on booking.com
"elite Great location, very well appointed apartment which managed to be both spacious and cosy at the same time. Spotlessly clean, all facilities present. Great staff, good breakfasts, fab views from the lounge bar, free ferry pass daily to Auckland CBD. Apartment cleaned thoroughly each day. Loads of food and drink available in the apartment which was charged for if it was consumed. Great idea as the nearest superette was a bit of a walk away. Lovely country walks very nearby. Could not fault Takapuna Oaks...."
21 Aug 2012View on booking.com
"If you want to get away from all the noise and traffic of the city, this is the place to stay. Tidy apartment and very friendly staff. No extra parking costs. We took a last minute rate and got continental breakfast as well as wi-fi included. Great value for money. Please keep it like this...."
AnnaNorthland, Northland, NZ
17 Aug 2012View on Tripadvisor
"This was a lovely hotel - very polite and friendly staff beautiful location. However, without a car getting around was a problem at weekends. The hotel had a shuttle bus to the ferry but at weekends the Bayswater ferry only ran occassionally. The hotel ran us to Devonport where the ferry at weekends runs more frequently but we had to relly plan our time in the city to get one of only two ferries back to Bayswater on a Sunday afternoon. The shops were also a long way away but the hotel gave us a lift up there (and back) when we first arrived to get some basics for our evening meals. Everyone was very helpful but a car would have made it a perfect place to stay...."
Ixybill187056, Maidstone, United Kingdom
17 Aug 2012View on Tripadvisor
"The hotel was small & very friendly. The rooms are all self contained, kitchenette, dishwasher & washer/dryer. Fantastic views across to the city & complementary ferry crossings to the city as & when required. We fully intend to return as soon as possible...."
Nicola, Belfast, United Kingdom
14 Aug 2012View on booking.com
"What a top place! We'd already stayed in the middle of Auckland at the beginning of our holiday and this night was at the end of our month around NZ so we decided to stay somewhere not quite so central (and pay car parking fees). We got a good deal on lastminute.com and found ourselves in a huge room on the top floor with all the mod cons. It's so close to the city! The view of the city at sunset from the room and the restaurant was breathtaking. The dinner was good and the restaurant is small and cosy. The staff are lovely. Breaky the next morning was downstairs and very good (and included in the room cost). Shame we only had one night - this would be an excellent base for a longer holiday in Auckland...."
12 Aug 2012View on Tripadvisor
"We stayed just one night, we would stay again as the apartment was clean and tidy, fresh clean linen/towels etc. A full stocked mini bar - nice to see. I thought we had booked a king, on arrival we were told all of the rooms had queen beds, however the bed was very comfortable a pleasant surprise. Evening drinks in the Sky Lounge were a delight, very comfortable with the gas fire place on, a great option to also dine in the lounge - good basic meal, the continental breakfast is a winner as well. The staff were excellent, very friendly and on to it. Thanks for a great stay......"
BOIHA, Russell, New Zealand
11 Aug 2012View on Tripadvisor
"We had a really enjoyable stay here. Rooms were clean and tidy with modern fittings. Bed and pillows were really comfortable. I can imagine in summer time it would be a great place to go for walks etc. We will definitely go back to stay on a regular basis...."
zoomahead, Auckland Region, New Zealand
10 Aug 2012View on Tripadvisor
"Very well appointed apartment with views of the harbor and the city of Auckland. The unit that we stayed in was recently refurbished and everything was brand new. We loved the proximity to Auckland and the ability to hop on the ferry to head into the city. The staff was very friendly and professional. We plan on staying at Takapuna Oaks when we visit Auckland in the future...."
Jeffery, San Diego
08 Aug 2012View on booking.com
"Good: Very well appointed apartment with views of the harbor and the city of Auckland. The unit that we stayed in was recently refurbished and everything was brand new. We loved the proximity to Auckland and the ability to hop on the ferry to head into the city. The staff was very friendly and professional. We plan on staying at Takapuna Oaks when we visit Auckland in the future. Bad: Nothing..."
Jeffrey, San Diego, U.S.A
08 Aug 2012View on booking.com
"The location of this hotel/condo, straight across the bay from Auckland, is unbelievable. Hard to get to but worth it. 180 degree views to the south and of the Auckland bridge. They provide a nice touch - free ferry service to downtown, which makes an otherwise long drive a 10 minute trip to the ferry terminal..."
25 Jul 2012View on Tripadvisor
"Lovely location, seemed quite new, friendly helpful staff, value for money, good breakfast, quiet, Nice room, well equipped and comfortable..."
Rosemary, Wellington, New Zealand
23 Jul 2012View on booking.com
"The Takapuna Oaks is a surprise find on Auckland's North Shore but so conveniently close by ferry to the city. Not only close to the city but also just down the road from several beautiful beaches and the trendy cafes of Devonport. The staff are extremely friendly and welcoming and made our visit very pleasant. We spent 11 days at the Takapuna Oaks and nothing was too much trouble. Highly recommended...."
22 Jul 2012View on Tripadvisor
"Takapuna Oaks was a fabulous place to stay quiet, ideal for families and couples. The views were superb and the staff first rate. We would most definitely recommend it to anyone travelling to Auckland. This is the perfect location to be out of the city but only 8 minutes by ferry which was free of charge with our accommodation. The staff were more than happy to drive us and pick us up anywhere in the proximity of the hotel. Breakfast was provided every day making this a perfect holiday for us. Well done to the Takapuna Oaks team A+++..."
14 Jul 2012View on Tripadvisor
"+ Was one of the best hotels we have ever stayed in. Definately value for money. Location fantastic - Very clean and comfortable apartments. Look forward to staying again...."
Mark, Taupo, New Zealand
11 Jul 2012View on booking.com
"We booked this hotel based on previous comments on Tripadvisor . We were not disappointed. We knew the location was slightly remote but the free ferry tickets certainly made up for this. The staff were friendly , we arrived a couple of hours early but was not made to feel this was a problem and the room was soon made ready. The apartment was decorated to a high standard and the kitchen looked brand new . Can certainly reccomend this hotel and would stop there again...."
09 Jul 2012View on Tripadvisor
"Excellent in every regard. Clean, comfortable, super staff, nice location. Great amenities: free parking, wifi, breakfast, round-trip ferry daily to Auckland CBD. Enjoyed my 13-day stay and hope to stay there again. Do not hesitate to stay here if you need a hotel in the Bayswater-Devonport-Takapuna area...."
Michael, Kailua, HI, U.S.A
03 Jul 2012View on booking.com
"Only had just an overnight business stay, but the facilities are very good and comfortable. Amazing views at night over Auckland CBD. Very nice apartment with everything you need. Slept really well. Note that you are not downtown, but in a nice residential area. This means it's quiet and peaceful, but you do have to travel a bit to go to restaurants - if needed. Personally, I found this a bonus...."
29 Jun 2012View on Tripadvisor
"Great place to stay near Auckland, NZ. In Bayswater - midway between Takapuna and Devonport. Accomodations were very comfortable, staff was friendly and helpful. Includes free ferry to Auckland CBD. free wireless internet and free parking. Great restaurants and pubs in both Devonport and Takapuna (5 minutes drive). You will want some ground transport of your own...."
23 Jun 2012View on Tripadvisor
"+ We stayed there for five days and we enjoyed everybit of it. It was close to shops and restaurants nearby but also very quite. Staff were very friendly and helpfull. I would recommend my friends and family to visit this...."
20 Jun 2012View on booking.com
"We stayed there for five days and we enjoyed everybit of it. It was close to shops and restaurants nearby but also very quite. Staff were very friendly and helpfull. I would recommend my friends and family to visit this...."
Gautham, Kings Park, Australia
20 Jun 2012View on booking.com
"We stayed for just one night before leaving NZ and found Takapuna to be all it promised on its website. We had a comfortable and well-equipped one-bed apartment (excellent for anyone staying for a few days and wanting to self-cater) and a pleasant enough breakfast. We drove down to the harbour for a meal and altogether had a very good send off after our five week trip...."
19 Jun 2012View on Tripadvisor
"+ the spacious apartment..the view/outlook over park and Auckland City skyline, proximity to Bayswater Ferry Terminal, quiet peaceful location, great service, free Wi-Fi. - Two bedroom Apartment with two bathrooms great but only one shower to share...."
17 Jun 2012View on booking.com
"New, two storey apt hotel overlooking the Sound. Everything in the kitchen incl.salt/pepper,dishwash and handwash clothes sachets,washing machine powder for the washer/DRIER . minibar even incl. headache tablets. Across the bay from the centre, which we wanted as a respite from city centres on our round-the -world trip. Good choice on Booking.com.We hired a car from the little Auckland International airport,but they have a free minibus to take you to the ferry and local pretty seaside town, Devonport. Free wi fi in room and free pc in lobby, great views of the city from the upstairs lounge, from where you can get a decent value meal.Continental breakfast included,but full cooked American if you wish to pay extra. Wet room shower, balcony,barbie if you wish to cook outside. Accomodatiom- like most service it is about the macro and micro. The macro is the great rooms, the micro is every detail covered better than almost ant other room we have stayed in. Thje only extra we would have liked would be air-con.We slept with the patio door open for a breeze in NZ autumn, but it may have been hot in the summer...."
14 Jun 2012View on Tripadvisor
"+ Really liked the location. Rooms very clean and facilities in them excellent. Bed extremely comfortable. - Bit disappointed there was no television in the bedroom!!!..."
06 Jun 2012View on booking.com
"The accomodation was modern, clean and very spacious. I was extremely impressed as it was high above the standard of my previous accomodation in the area 4 weeks earlier which was only $20 cheaper. The staff member at the front desk was friendly and helpful when I arrived earlier than expected. Overall I thought was very good value for money, with lots of facilities which unfortunately I didn't have time to take advantage of. Maybe next time- I have booked again for my next visit in 4 weeks...."
Teresa, Keri Keri, New Zealand
21 May 2012View on booking.com
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