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VR Takapuna

1 Beresford Street, Bayswater, Auckland 0622 New Zealand
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Experience 5 Star luxury by the sea in the newest Takapuna Hotel accommodation site. Situated oceanside between Takapuna and Bayswater, this new, fully serviced, boutique apartment hotel will exceed all your expectations. Auckland Takapuna Oaks offers fully self-contained 1 and 2-bedroom luxury apartments, just 10 minutes by complimentary ferry from Auckland City Center / VIADUCT HARBOUR. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the property as well as continental breakfast per person. Lounge access with stunning views across Auckland Harbour is its true unique factor. All guests have complimentary gym usage and a Shuttle Service - to and from the Bayswater Ferry Terminal. Our property is truly something special in Auckland.Auckland Takapuna Oaks offers unique, spacious conference facilities. Offering flexibility and a range of accommodation and catering options to make your next event stand out from the rest.
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Free parking
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Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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Breakfast buffet
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Josh wrote a review Jul 2022
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I have literally never left a review on anything ever, but I felt the urge on this one. Family booked us a surprise stay for a few nights while visiting Auckland, and we were surprised. I’m surprised there hasn’t been a review since 2020? I’m also surprised that the 2013 Trip advisor award is still displayed with such pride. Can those awards be revoked? Or even posted back? On arrival, You find the gardens are covered in weeds, there are cracked tiles and a funky smell. Not overly inviting and nothing like the internet pictures. Then you go into the room and you are greeted by the same thing. I opened a door which lead to a tiny room. In that room was a broken oil heater on full trying to dry the wet carpet. Weird. Then there is the bathroom with something brown spattered on the wall by the toilet. My suspicious mind leads me to believe the brown spatter is something sinister 🥸. The bedroom door is damaged and resembles a door that has been kicked in at some point. The outlook from our ground floor roadside room were weeds, damaged tiles and mould. Not the ocean view the family expected. It’s just tired and dirty with stains everywhere. There is no attention to detail and there is a Distinct lack of care all round. I’m not fussy, but this is not good. I didn’t even pay for the room, yet I feel the need to leave this review regardless. Sorry, but won’t be back and I wouldn’t recommend it to anyone.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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waynehannah2018 wrote a review Mar 2020
Christchurch, New Zealand49 contributions49 helpful votes
My first time staying at the VR. I really enjoyed it. Spacious room in a very picturesque part of Auckland. It overlooks the Bayswater Marina and Harbour Bridge. Worst part is actually getting to the hotel down Lake Road as traffic is diabolical at any time of day, The Marina is nice to walk around but no shops or anything there. If you want quiet and relaxing this is the place for you.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Orna P wrote a review Mar 2020
Tel Aviv, Israel175 contributions46 helpful votes
We stayed for a few days in this apartment hotel. The apartment itself was very spacious, clean, with great views on the marina and the sea. Everything worked well, the kitchen was quite equipped. There was daily room service which was very good. The staff was very friendly and helpful with any question we had. We got complimentary tickets to ferry which was really nice. Plenty of parking. We would return.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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BigV_Melbourne wrote a review Mar 2020
Melbourne, Australia161 contributions82 helpful votes
Han overnight stat in a two bedroom apartment and I it was very disappointing in many aspects. Location wise no concerns as it was near the Bayswater ferry terminal and a easy walk from the hotel. The staff are very inexperienced and lacked knowledge of the organisation that they represent. The breakfast was simply a disgrace, poorly presented and of a horrible standard. The room also offers no positive vibes. The evening meal was very nice , butter chicken and prawns were great . Service left a lot to be desired. Nice view of Auckland was a plus. Room was very ordinary with a very poor floor plan. Our friends had to use our en-suite showering facilities !!! Carpet was very stained and dirty and dead cockroaches were evident. For a 5 star (???) hotel this was totally unacceptable. As you can read it is impossible for me to recommend VPT.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Response from VRGroup, Manager at VR Takapuna
Responded 4 Mar 2020
Dear Valued Guest, Firstly, I would like to thank you for your feedback. Any feedback we receive helps to make us better. There are a number of issues raised in your feedback that will help us improve as a property like the breakfast and the staff in which we addressed your concerns with their respective Managers and we will follow up personally to understand what we can do better as a property. It is disappointing to hear that our standards were not up to par and I would like to extend my sincere apologies. We would like to assure you that we take customer feedback very seriously as it is only your valuable comments and suggestions that help us in our continuous effort to make improvements. We appreciate the feedback and will use it to fine-tune our operations in the hope that upon your next visit we can exceed your expectations.
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Me! wrote a review Feb 2020
Auckland, New Zealand1 contribution1 helpful vote
We stayed on the 3rd floor in a lovely little room that upon first entering had a funny smell. This disappated after opening the ranch slider. The bed was super comfy and can't fault the rooms. The shower head did need fixing though as was uneven in flow. Cutlery was a bit sparse as we only had one teaspoon but I can live with that. My mum and I stayed there because I was getting married close by and wanted a special place to get ready. We confirmed time & location of breakfast with the reception desk so we had enough time before we had to get ready. We arrived at the level 1 dining room for breakfast at exactly 7am when it was due to start service only to be met with a dark room. Confused, we walked around to reception (vacant before 8am) and up to the level 3 restaurant just in case we misheard. We went to head back down at 7.10 to check again joking that we'll have to go in and call out, not realizing that a staff member was in our lift. She opened the doors in the breakfast room, the lights came on and as we walked in, we were hit by an almighty stench of sewerage! The first thing we did was rush to the ranch slider, threw open the curtains and doors and stood outside to catch our breath; only to see the staff member walking between the tables spraying what I assume to be febreeze. Surely if it was that bad you'd air the place at least 30 minutes before service. She then proceed to uncover the cereals, which I hope weren't left from the day (week?!) before. There was only one sachet of each tea, no spoons and the orange juice had Grey sediment in the bottom of the very large container that she sat on top of the taps. Thank goodness for coffee, or so we thought because as we made our way over to the "fresh" pot, she came out of the kitchen with a boiling jug of water to pour it into the percolator! That was the last straw, we took our cereal, retreated to our room and ate on the deck in the fresh air. Wretch! I imagine if you stay on level 1 you may have the same smell. Level 3 was fine. So in summary. Do not have the breakfast. It's definitely not 5 star quality. Get the food inspectors in!
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 4 Mar 2020
Dear Valued Guest, Firstly, I would like to thank you for your feedback. Any feedback we receive helps to make us better. There are a number of issues raised in your feedback that will help us improve as a property, like the food that we serve and how it was served. I have addressed your concerns with our F&B Manager and will follow up personally to understand what we can do better as a property. It is disappointing to hear that our standards were not up to par and I would like to extend my sincere apologies. We would like to assure you that we take customer feedback very seriously as it is only your valuable comments and suggestions that help us in our continuous effort to make improvements. We appreciate the feedback and will use it to fine tune our operations in the hope that upon your next visit we can exceed your expectations. Warm regards,
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Camerakiss wrote a review Feb 2020
Melbourne, Australia42 contributions10 helpful votes
For accomodation that calls it’s “executive suites” an old looking motel room with the view of a carpark, it’s pretty poor. Over priced, best view is from the restaurant but the drinks come warm as the staff don’t seem to know about hospitality. Don’t do it, it’s not worth the disappointment
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 4 Mar 2020
Dear Valued Guest, Firstly, I would like to thank you for your feedback. Any feedback we receive helps to make us better. There are a number of issues raised in your feedback that will help us improve as a property, like the beverages that we served in the restaurant. I have addressed your concerns with our F&B Manager and will follow up personally to understand what we can do better as a property. It is disappointing to hear that our standards were not up to par and I would like to extend my sincere apologies. We would like to assure you that we take customer feedback very seriously as it is only your valuable comments and suggestions that help us in our continuous effort to make improvements. We appreciate the feedback and will use it to fine-tune our operations in the hope that upon your next visit we can exceed your expectations. Warm regards,
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Ben from NZ wrote a review Feb 2020
Wellington, New Zealand86 contributions24 helpful votes
Everything including price was ok. Nothing special. Washer/dryer combo takes hours and hours. Paid extra for a room with view but was a car park view. Was nice being close to drive to town but also close to ferry to town. Could do with a refurb.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Responded 4 Mar 2020
Dear Valued Guest, Firstly, I would like to thank you for your feedback. Any feedback we receive helps to make us better. There are a number of issues raised in your feedback that will help us improve as a property. We would like to assure you that we take customer feedback very seriously as it is only your valuable comments and suggestions that help us in our continuous effort to make improvements. We appreciate the feedback and will use it to fine-tune our operations in the hope that upon your next visit we can exceed your expectations. Thank you.
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Krissytravelkat wrote a review Feb 2020
Prague, Czech Republic56 contributions32 helpful votes
Room 108 smelled like sewage. When I reported it, the staff acted surprised and sprayed room freshener when I moved my car around to the back. At the same time, I reported a gurgling sound in the kitchen sink at 5:30pm. By 9:30pm I knew I wouldn't be able to sleep in a bedroom with the door closed to help block the sound, away from the air con unit so I rang reception. The call was transferred off property as my reception was closed. They brought me a key to another room in case I needed to use it. Didn't sleep well, kept being woken up by the sound. Food is less than desirable (frozen fried prawns) but the 5-7pm $6 beers helped. Staff rang me at 10:15am to check when I was leaving. Was told checkout was 11am when I arrived. Upon check out, was told it was 10am. On a Sunday? What kind of hotel is this?? The best part of this hotel is the Korean woman working in the restaurant - she is great, welcoming and warm. The rest of the other staff need customer service training as it was poor. I will be recommending my company does not have this as a bookable option.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Dear Valued Guest, Firstly, I would like to thank you for your feedback. Any feedback we receive helps to make us better. There are a number of issues raised in your feedback that will help us improve as a property, like the sound out the back of the building. I have addressed your concerns with our Maintenance Manager and will follow up personally to understand what we can do better as a property. It is disappointing to hear that our standards were not up to par and I would like to extend my sincere apologies. We would like to assure you that we take customer feedback very seriously as it is only your valuable comments and suggestions that help us in our continuous effort to make improvements. We appreciate the feedback and will use it to fine-tune our operations in the hope that upon your next visit we can exceed your expectations. Warm regards,
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YSF wrote a review Jan 2020
Dubai, United Arab Emirates1 contribution1 helpful vote
The staff is very hostile and unfriendly especially the receptionist Voila and Asst. Manager Jessica is even worst with both having no sense of customer service and an attitude of if you don't like it you can check somewhere else... If you would check the reviews over BOOKING.COM you would realize that most of them are true with clear indication to the same problems of the staff, cleanness/Hygiene, and Wi-Fi Avoid it noting that there are many other better options in the same area Avoid
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Dear Valued Guest, Firstly, I would like to thank you for your feedback. Any feedback we receive helps to make us better. There are a number of issues raised in your feedback that will help us improve as a property, like the staff issues. I have addressed your concerns with our General Manager and will follow up personally to understand what we can do better as a property. It is disappointing to hear that our standards were not up to par and I would like to extend my sincere apologies. We would like to assure you that we take customer feedback very seriously as it is only your valuable comments and suggestions that help us in our continuous effort to make improvements. We appreciate the feedback and will use it to fine-tune our operations in the hope that upon your next visit we can exceed your expectations. Warm regards,
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kdl5117 wrote a review Jan 2020
New Zealand32 contributions56 helpful votes
Enjoyed our stay here - comfortable bed and well equipped kitchen with dishwasher. Washing machine in the bathroom and air conditioning in the lounge. Free car parking and for a little more per night we upgraded to a balcony room with nice view. Very quite.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Which popular attractions are close to VR Takapuna?
Nearby attractions include Escapade NZ (3.7 km), Great Escape (3.8 km), and Mount Eden (6.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at VR Takapuna?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at VR Takapuna?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at VR Takapuna?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at VR Takapuna?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to VR Takapuna?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Grove, Sails Restaurant, and Culprit..
Are there opportunities to exercise at VR Takapuna?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness centre during their stay.
Is VR Takapuna located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.7 km away from the centre of Bayswater.
Are any cleaning services offered at VR Takapuna?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does VR Takapuna offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and conference facilities during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to VR Takapuna?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Parnell (3.9 km), Eden Garden (6.7 km), and Auckland Town Hall (4.1 km).