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lrjones Nov 15th, 2004 05:00 PM

Quay West Suites or Ascot Metropolis Auckland
Which of these hotels do you prefer and why? Thanks so much for the response.

Dick Nov 16th, 2004 05:27 AM

If you do a search on Quay will find a several comments.

From a previous post of mine...

Message: It is a FABULOUS place! Spacious Living room and dining room, nice furniiture, stereo, vcr, etc. The washer and dryer in our romm. was next to the kitchen with its own separate room. We had the convenience of in suite washer/dryer while having it hidden in its own room.

Very large, exceptionally well furnished. Our suite had granite counters in the kitchen along with 2 fridges (one a mini bar, the other empty for your use).

Get a Harbour view. We had a view of the Opera House and Harbour Bridge. Even while in bed, we had a view of Harbour Bridge.

One of the highlights of our trip was eating dinner outside on our patio while having direct views of the Opera House and HArbour Bridge.

kerikeri Nov 16th, 2004 07:44 PM

ascott metropolis has a great indoor pool, great views and is across the street from a park. it's footsteps from trendy shopping and eateries, without the whizz of traffic of quay west suites.

i especially loved the regal lobby and entry way- it was an old courthouse or something. the staff were outstanding. it was convenient and stylish.

although still downtown, it was not in the honky tonk tourist area and this felt like a special retreat - sophisticated - and not like a docked cruise ship.

views were superb.

kerikeri Nov 16th, 2004 07:46 PM

i was not aware of an opera house in auckland...perhaps this poster is thinking of the quay west in sydney a totally different property...

Dick Nov 17th, 2004 05:14 AM

oops....of course you are right...I was referring to Sydney.

Sorry 'bout that

Jed Nov 17th, 2004 06:19 AM

kerikeri - You don't mention the rooms at Ascott. How were they? ((C))

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