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Shakespeare Tavern & Hotel

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1898 was the birth of the Shakespeare Hotel and ever since then it has been serving New Zealanders and travelers from around the globe with warm hospitality and wonderful flavours in food being New Zealand's first Brewpub, with our own crafted beer, handcrafted from one of New Zealand's award winning Brewers and a mix of local NZ beers. The Location of the Hotel is excellent bang in the middle of Auckland City so close to all transport with buses, ferrys etc within a few hundred meters. The accommodation consists of 10 rooms which are basic with an en-suite and the beds are comfortable. This is not your typical boring hotel. The Shakespeare oozes character and if you are afraid of walking up a few stairs then probably not the place to stay. Each room is different and the rooms on the top floor are more modern than the lower floor. The Terrace Restaurant offers a great mix of cuisine, live music out on the al fresco dining deck overlooking the city every Friday. We are not 5 star in terms of accommodation but we are definitely 5 stars in a good quality Kiwi experience...we look forward to having you as our guests....
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Non-Smoking Hotel
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Non-Smoking Rooms
Refrigerator in room
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Historic Hotel
Centrally Located
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All reviews new zealand albert street fantastic location the ground floor first floor bed was comfortable long flight sky tower auckland concert
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Reviewed 30 October 2018

Stayed here for one night. The hotel was nicely located. It is just a short walk to the Sky tower and the maritime museum. The room was basic and there was up a narrow staircase. Staff were very helpful and recommended things to see and...More

Date of stay: August 2018
Thank Lt_Shade
Reviewed 16 September 2018

First off, let me preface this by saying I have only been here once (in 2002). My wife and I were in transit to Christchurch and had a 24 hour layover in Auckland. I took a stroll and popped in for a pint and attempted...More

Date of stay: August 2018
Thank Mark D
Reviewed 26 July 2018 via mobile

This place was listed as best pub food in Auckland in Urbanspoon but we found the food to be disappointing. The ribs were tough, under cooked and hadn’t been cooked in any sauce - they just had sauce smothered on top. The cheeseburger was nothing...More

Date of stay: July 2018
Thank DiggiesM
Reviewed 2 July 2018

Hotel with a charm. Although my room was small, it was still quite peasant, however the whole hotel in a desperate need of refurbishing. It looks tired and worn out. On a positive side, the restaurant is nice, with nice food and home browed beer....More

Date of stay: June 2018
Thank VojkoG
Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

My friends and I stayed here for 1 night as we had a concert near by. It was ideal for what we needed, beds were comfortable and location was perfect. My only complaints would be the shower, when trying to adjust the height it would...More

Date of stay: June 2018
Thank holliea257
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543debrag
25 October 2018|
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Response from Dan831984 | Reviewed this property |
It wasn't a king, but there was ample space for two people
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CamW123
28 July 2016|
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Response from MTCanuk | Reviewed this property |
It's fairly close! But we took a taxi to the pier!
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dorothylyn
4 July 2015|
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Response from rzman | Reviewed this property |
There are no rooms except the 3rd and 4th floors and there is no elevator.
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Room Tips
"Top floor is probably quieter if you don't mind the climb - we had Room 9 which was good (only about..."
Number8Dave
11 May 2018
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"Avoid rooms 7 to 12"
KathB51
5 Mar 2018
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"Ask for room size before you book. The photos are misleading. Our room was tiny yet it looked a good size..."
verbsarewords
1 Mar 2018
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"Heaven Scent (2 minute walk, on St PAtrick's Square) do amazing breakfasts"
rjs6Pint
23 Oct 2017
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PRICE RANGE
US$88 - US$134 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
shakespeare tavern hotel auckland centralshakespeare tavern and hotel
LOCATION
New ZealandNorth IslandAucklandAuckland Central
NUMBER OF ROOMS
10
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