MCentral Apartments Manukau
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MCentral Apartments Manukau

17 Putney Way Manukau Central, Auckland Central, Auckland 2104 New Zealand
Paint marks on bedding. Towels and sheets also poor quality
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Room & Suite (3)
Bathroom (6)

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2.5
#22 of 23 apartments in Auckland Central
3.9 of 5 bubbles
Location
2.8 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Service
2.7 of 5 bubbles
Value
MCentral Apartments are premier serviced apartments with a prime location for your stay with close vicinity to Manukau Central train station, Manukau Institute of Technology, Westfield Shopping Centre, Event Cinemas, Rainbow’s End theme park and more. Experience home way from home at our well laid out apartments with vibrant and modern styled furnishings, sparkling new full kitchen facilities, laundry facilities, a work desk, Smart LCD TV with SKY and complimentary high speed wireless internet. MCentral also offers secured car parks at a surcharge.
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Property amenities
Paid private parking on-site
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Vending machine
Nightclub / DJ
Children's television networks
Car hire
Salon
Street parking
Wifi
Taxi service
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Shops
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Clothes dryer
Self-serve laundry
Washing machine
Room features
Soundproof rooms
Desk
Housekeeping
Safe
Seating area
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Sofa
Telephone
Clothes rack
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Kitchenette
Dishwasher
Microwave
Refrigerator
Kitchenware
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Modern
Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, Hindi

Location

17 Putney Way Manukau Central, Auckland Central, Auckland 2104 New Zealand
Getting there
Somewhat walkable
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Grade: 67 out of 100
67
Auckland Intl Airport
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Taash18 wrote a review Apr 2021
5 contributions
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2.0 of 5 bubbles
Wish I'd read the reviews prior to booking as I 100% would not have booked. On arrival we were greeted by another resident smoking at the front doors in their pyjamas. It was 2pm in the arvo! Straight away I knew this experience was not going to go well.

The reception woman was not helpful and did not make any effort to make you feel welcome at their establishment. Management needs a bomb up their ar** to sort their staff out. Basic customer service skills!!!

The first noticeable thing entering apartment is the extensive damage to the walls and furniture. There was an issue with the AC - it was non-existent. Maintenance brought in a portable AC and 2 fans? Reading other reviews this seems to be a regular thing.

We booked a 2 bedroom apartment, rooms are small and basic.
You pay $10 a day for a carpark that is in the open and no security.
Absolutely no pride is taken with managing this property and I would take a stab in the dark it is being used as emergency housing for NZL's less privileged.

Smoking around the building should be banned! Each time we entered the front doors we had to navigate around people sitting on the stairs smoking. For visitors from out of town or from another country. I apologise and am embarrassed that this is what they are greated with when visiting Auckland.

So if you're reading this, thank your lucky stars and spend a little extra $$$ somewhere else!
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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daniel wrote a review Feb 2020
Huddersfield, United Kingdom11 contributions23 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Perfect for an airport stopover with easy links into Auckland centre and the airport via bus and train. The staff were extremely unhelpful and didn’t seem to know what was going on. They charge $20 per hour for early check in and you have to put down a large deposit in case of any damages. The apartments were not clean and needed a refurb but they were ok for the one night short stay.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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DDAS_Familia wrote a review Feb 2023
Auckland, New Zealand21 contributions45 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
I got bad vibes on arrival, groups of people smoking around the entrance blocking the door, more people sitting on the floor in the foyer and hanging around the elevator. Waited For a while to check in as no one at reception. Paid an extra $10 per night for parking, when I returned someone else was in my allocated spot. Room itself was fine. Upon reading other reviews I can now see emergency housing is also shared in the same building. I wouldn’t stay again.
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Date of stay: February 2023Trip type: Travelled on business
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AngieEnokaNZ wrote a review Feb 2021
Wellington, New Zealand73 contributions5 helpful votes
+1
1.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed in apartment #701 for 2 nights. It is a 1-bedroom apartment and I've booked it because the images on the website looks like a classy upmarket apartment. However upon arrival the apartment looks nothing like the images on the website. This is misadvertising. The carpet badly stained, dirty and wrinkley. The wall paint peeling. There's no air conditioning just a standing fan not in great condition. We have to open the windows to let some air in as quite a hot day but the noise from the motorway and people cleaning windows in the opposite building late night was quite unbearable. The couch was changed with stains and holes, quite uncomfortable and filthy. TV didn't work, don't think it was plugged in. Windows could do with a clean and shutters patched up filled with dust. Floor was sticky. WiFi was free but didn't use it. Car park handy but an extra $10 a day. There's a $150 bond upon check in. The bedroom was quite narrow but bed was comfortable. Iron provided without an ironing board. Shower was clean and room serviced daily. Laundry machine provided and fridge/freezer was big enough. Reception could be more friendlier and welcoming. There's lots of foot traffic in the building. Although security was tight lots of people smoking and congregating at both entrance to the building. It can be scary at nights. Standard of cleanliness falls way short of acceptance standards and reflects overall poor management of this establishment. Such a pity as location is great quite close to Manukau mall and shops but with price and standard I would not recommend Mcentral Apartments and I would never stay with them again.
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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carlsdinertime wrote a review Mar 2020
New Plymouth, New Zealand20 contributions11 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
The rooms are very unclean and dirty marks all over the walls. The staff have no clue what they are doing. Heads up after you have paid for the room there is also $150 bond to be paid. The car park is $10 a day but where you park has no security at all and the whole night we heard people drink and bottles breaking around the car. For the price the location wasn't even worth it I highly recommend going somewhere else!
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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T_zee178 wrote a review Jan 2020
2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed here in a 2 bedroom apartment on top floor with my son, Mum and stepdad. From what I understand, our apartment is privately owned within the complex. Not sure if this is the case for all rooms/apartments. It’s Very small for the 4 of us. Not enough room for us to sit and watch tv as the couch was a 2 seater and then only an uncomfortable chair next to the couch. The tv was also very small and you couldn’t see it unless you were sitting on the couch directly in front of it due to the sun coming in from the large floor to ceiling window.
The apartment didn’t look or feel clean. The kitchen cupboards hadn’t been wiped down and there was dust around all power points throughout. We also saw several marks on the walls around the apartment. Whoever is responsible for the cleaning is doing a good job.
The bedrooms were quite small and beds are pushed up against the wall.
The shower drain was blocked and when we removed the cap to drain the water, we noticed lots of mould.
It’s very hot in the apartment also and only a portable aircon which is nice if you’re directly in front of it. No balcony.
It is close to westfields shopping centre and the bus stop though so that’s a bonus. We were only staying here as it’s close to relatives though.
No parking available. You have to pay $10/night and the parking is behind the building, not even in a secured car park underneath which again is disappointing.
There were lots of people hanging around outside smoking. These were people staying in the apartments but obviously with no smoking allowed they all hung around at the front and back entrances which made it uncomfortable coming and going.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Keitha S wrote a review Aug 2021
Auckland, New Zealand116 contributions35 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
I booked in to MCentral for a single night as I had an out-of-town business meeting and needed to be on the south side of the city to get an early start. It was a last minute booking and so I took what I could get but if I had my time again I think I would rather have stayed home and just got up super early! As other reviews indicated, the apartment I stayed in was tired and in spite of there being two bedrooms both beds in those rooms had to be shoved up against one wall as they were pretty tiny. The kettle was not clean, the floor had not been properly vacuumed and the sheets looked like they'd been in steady use since 1974. It's also on the flight path (who knew there could be so many flights during a pandemic in the middle of the night?) and there didn't seem to be much noise dampening. However, the worst of it was that the building seemed to be home to a great deal of dubious looking characters (who may have been perfectly lovely - don't mean to judge!) so that it felt as though I had landed up in a housing estate rather than at a proper accommodation provider. Whoever owns this property should genuinely ashamed of themselves, in my opinion. Avoid.
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Date of stay: August 2021
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
1.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled on business
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kiwitraveller3708 wrote a review Dec 2021
Christchurch22 contributions11 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
My family (wife plus two young boys) had booked 3 nights at MCentral but ended up checking out after 20 minutes.

MCentral is truly tragic and I can't discourage families enough from booking here.

The 2 bedroom apartment was in a terrible state, people who had previously occupied the apartment had serious anger management issues as there were holes in the walls, doors and scratch marks on nearly every surface in the apartment. Yes the holes were repaired but extremely poorly. We also noticed there had been graffiti on our floor's hallway at some point and hastily painted over. The building and apartment felt very unwelcoming.

After arriving we immediately had a bad vibe about the place as we noticed a lot of shady/unsavory people outside the main entrance and walking around the reception area. The lift smelt strongly of cigarette smoke (we subsequently learnt MCentral are Emergency Housing providers).

The customer service was actually okay, we had no problems checking-in, cancelling and asking for a partial refund. I can't fault the customer service experience during our brief stay.

We lost $330 NZD due to cancelling after checking in (one nights stay plus all of Expedia's commission- I will avoid Expedia in future) and instead checked in to a nearby hotel. It was the best money I've ever lost.
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Date of stay: December 2021
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
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M.Kemara wrote a review Nov 2020
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
30 minutes before anyone answered the front door/ reception desk (4pm on Saturday afternoon).
Booking confirmation (pre-paid) through travel agent. Receptionist stated no booking as such and didn't accept email from world renown travel agent on their letterhead with booking reference number - instead the receptionist demanded payment be immediately released from Agent before he would check us in.
Really rude so I informed the travel agent to refund my money and I would find somewhere else that had better hospitality. Travel agent only too happy to obliged.
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Date of stay: October 2020
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
1.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: Do not stay here if you want a good experience is my tip
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Aaliyah M wrote a review Apr 2024
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
My experience and stay here was dump not the 4 star rating hotel do not come here ever... once we got here we got told we had to pay 100$ extra for bond plus another 10$ per day for car parking. While not telling us when we were booking online then when we got to the room it was hot and stuffy there was markers and drawings all over the wall plus candy stuck in the peep hole there was a window in the rooms looking out into the hallway. The rooms are stuffy and hot during the night making us sweat while the aircon doesn't even work. Its not worth your money. The staff are alright. Plus the next after we got back from town we get told we had to pay an extra 10$ for the car park or else the people were going to get a car towed this is the worst hotel ever never ever coming back to this dump hole ever again don't stay her guys
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Date of stay: April 2024
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
1.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
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ed_desilva asked a question Sept 2016
Perth, Australia1 contribution2 helpful votes
hi, do you have on site parking?
Answer from Kirsty M
Wanaka, New Zealand40 contributions7 helpful votes
Yes 10 per day extra. Reasonable i thought.
SabisG asked a question Oct 2017
Giessen, Germany2 contributions
Hi, do you offer airport transfer?
Nomad813850 wrote a tip Jun 2023
7 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Stay somewhere else"
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M.Kemara wrote a tip Nov 2020
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Do not stay here if you want a good experience is my tip"
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Tiffany S wrote a tip Nov 2019
Paraparaumu, New Zealand3 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Good handy location"
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Michelle659 wrote a tip Oct 2019
New Zealand87 contributions35 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Don’t stay here."
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Shaz wrote a tip Sept 2019
Brisbane, Australia9 contributions2 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Dont stay here if you want AC"
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PRICE RANGE
$121 - $161 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
New ZealandNorth IslandAucklandAuckland Central
NUMBER OF ROOMS
40
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Frequently Asked Questions about MCentral Apartments Manukau
Which popular attractions are close to MCentral Apartments Manukau?
Nearby attractions include Gravity NZ Trampoline Park (0.4 km), Westfield Manukau (0.3 km), and Hayman Park (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at MCentral Apartments Manukau?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a fitness centre, and self serve laundry.
Which room amenities are available at MCentral Apartments Manukau?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
Is parking available at MCentral Apartments Manukau?
Yes, paid private parking on-site and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to MCentral Apartments Manukau?
Conveniently located restaurants include Melba, Republic Bar & Kitchen, and Mumbai Express.
Are there opportunities to exercise at MCentral Apartments Manukau?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness centre during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at MCentral Apartments Manukau?
Yes, self serve laundry and a clothes dryer are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at MCentral Apartments Manukau?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Hindi.
Are there any historical sites close to MCentral Apartments Manukau?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Howick Historical Village (9.7 km) and Stockade Hill (12.0 km).
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