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Quest Whangarei

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Paid private parking on-site
Car park
Wifi
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Self-serve laundry
Paid wifi
Complimentary tea
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Air conditioning
Safe
Telephone
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Dishwasher
Flatscreen TV
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3.0 of 5 stars
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Centrally Located
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BizzyTravelling wrote a review Mar 2024
Auckland Central, New Zealand9 contributions5 helpful votes
Regrettably, my June 2023 stay in Room 101 on a Friday night was disappointing. The adjacent nightclub's deafening noise, causing bed vibrations, continued despite numerous complaints. Relocation at 2 am, prompted by another guest's early checkout, though appreciated, proved highly disruptive, especially with a 2-year-old. It's disheartening that Room 101 was initially assigned, given the circumstances. Despite the hotel's cleanliness and secure parking at an extra cost, the inadequate soundproofing significantly detracted from the appeal of weekend stays.
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Date of stay: June 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Avoid Room 101 or any room on the nightclub end of building on weekends.
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cjmike2016 wrote a review Feb 2024
Washington DC, District of Columbia357 contributions107 helpful votes
This unusual hotels advertises itself as a "apartment hotel" and the rooms have a minikitchen. The rooms are quite plain but they are clean. Our room faced the back alley, not a wonderful view but avoided street noise. We piked this location becasue it is close to the Hundetwasser center. It is quirky in that on weekends the front desk closes in the afternoon. We arrived before that and the clerk was very helpful. Also it wasn't clear where to park to checkin, but it is just around the corner from the large "Quest" sign. There is parking available for a small charge and as you checkin in the clerk tells you how to get to the other side of the building where you enter the parking which has elevator access to hotel. If you arrive when the front desk is closed, there is an intercom on the street for an alternative checkin procedure. There is a coffee shop in the building but it is not open on Sunday mornings.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: get side away from street to avoid street noise
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Smoltman wrote a review Nov 2023
Courtenay, Canada9085 contributions618 helpful votes
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The room was very spacious and clean. A small kitchenette was also nice but we did not use it. Our room was on Bank Street so the traffic noise was a bit of a nuisance. Parking stall was small but it was adequate. Within walking distance of the waterfront and numerous attractions and restaurants. Overall it was good.
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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R L wrote a review Oct 2023
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Utterly useless management. Bewarned if you are thinking of staying here. Have stayed here for a number of years and would have spent in the region of $20k with them in that time; but since the new management took over, Lina and her team have completely destroyed what used to be a fine establishment. Completely non-helpful to what you require. Friendly requests over the phone were always met with a "no, we can't do that". These were requests that used to be accommodated by the previous management, who were always willing to help, whether that be a slightly later check out, or to leave your car there for several more hours while you are working in town on your last day. Not with this new lot. They would happily park their own staff vehicle in the customer's park and tell you the car parking is full, when they clearly have a dedicated staff parking area that you can't access as a customer. Have also since observed a reduced frequency in room service as well as the thoroughness of the room service. They have also downgraded us from a nicer room that we booked, and then tried to keep the money from the more expensive booking, because they apparently didn't have the room we requested. This arrogant lot are not deserving of any support from the community. They will take as much money as you are willing to part with, and in return put in no effort on their part. You can observe this attitude by the other Google reviews, where if someone had a poor experience they make no attempt to recognize it and improve on their part, meanwhile they try to collect all the glory from any good reviews that happen to come their way. Certainly will not be back until Lina and her team are gone.
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Trip type: Travelled on business
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Biomed_traveller wrote a review Oct 2023
Gold Coast, Australia100 contributions42 helpful votes
Everything was/is awesome. Clean, Spacious, cooktop if needed and right in the city CBD. Reception was very welcoming. Bedding is clean and comfortable as the best 4 star hotels only missing the thicker mattress topper and thicker dooner to be a 5 star. Unfortunately the studio doesn't have a washer/dryer combo that I have become accustomed to with Quest but the staff helped out with alternative arrangements to meet my extended trip that I needed clean clothes the next day.
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: If you need a washer/dryer combo get the one bedroom, the Studio although large in size does not...
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TonyL_Brisbane wrote a review Sept 2023
Brisbane, Australia120 contributions47 helpful votes
We picked the Quest due to its central location in Whangarei which made it easy to walk around town. The staff were friendly enough and the room was a decent size and clean. There is secure on-site car parking under the building for a price, but be aware that spaces are limited and it's quite tight. There is amazing urban art in Whangerei which was an pleasant surprise and totally unexpected. The dragon in the photos is on the side of the Quest hotel. The view out the window was across an open car park onto the blank wall of nearby building. The room we were initially allocated had an even worse outlook onto a rusty tin roof with ancient AC units and a blank brick wall. It had much smaller windows and was behind the lift well which is why we had to ask for another room. Reception is in the middle of the building down a long wide corridor with no atmosphere and not very inviting. Feels very much like a business travel type hotel (i.e. functional). So I wouldn't recommend it for couples or a long stay if you can avoid it. But there isn't much choice in the middle of town either.
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Architecture and food wrote a review Aug 2023
Wellington, New Zealand823 contributions222 helpful votes
A group of 5 of us stayed the night between work appointments. We arrived about 7 and firstly it was a mission to just get in as only an intercom. A huge long unattractive foyer. We stayed on the first floor. Big rooms and warm shower were good, as was usual tv, aircon etc. But it was a noisy night sleep - some people running around with lots of noise later in the evening. But also poor acoustics so you could hear between rooms and finally someone started vacuuming at 5am
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Travelled on business
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Feebee0801 wrote a review May 2023
Lysterfield, Australia87 contributions81 helpful votes
As always, Quest Apartments are clean, tidy & have all the amenities you need. We arrived very late after driving from Auckland Airport. Key pick up was easy and seamless. If you have a car, ensure you book parking with your accommodation booking, as the nearest public car park is about a 700m walk away & street parking is charged from 8am daily.
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Date of stay: May 2023Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: Book parking with your room.
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Rod wrote a review Jan 2023
Auckland Central, New Zealand23 contributions12 helpful votes
Very large room. VERY clean bathroom. Cooking facilities. Great location. Excellent stay. Would stay here again. We could use the washing machine and dryer downstairs. Undercover parking if you asked for it.
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Date of stay: January 2023
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Sunshine19642956661 wrote a review Jan 2023
Receptionist was lovely after having an issue with our booking she was happy to help us out, after a misunderstanding with her I dealt with a very RUDE "team leader" who made me feel racially profiled, if I was trying to get free people in my room I would've just lied about it but I went to reception and changed our guests immediately. The team leader kept saying they will charge for extra guests, we can see you on our cameras, we'll know what you do, we have your credit card details, how can we trust you? (in a very rude, DEMEANING manner) ... OK well if you look on your cameras you will see its the number of guests I just agreed to?! TERRIBLE customer services. Will not book again. BOOK ANYWHERE ELSE IN WHANGAREI!!!! ZERO STARS. DONT GIVE MONEY TO PEOPLE WHO DONT KNOW HOW TO TALK TO PAYING GUESTS. YOU CAN FIND A LOVELY PLACE IN WHANGAREI HEADS CALLED HARBOUR VIEW FOR HALF THE PRICE AND 100% CUSTOMER SERVICES.
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Date of stay: January 2023
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Parking is a mission, road side parking just as terrible, closest one was only avail for 180...
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Frequently Asked Questions about Quest Whangarei
Which popular attractions are close to Quest Whangarei?
Nearby attractions include Hundertwasser Art Centre with Wairau Māori Art Gallery (0.5 km), Piggery Bookshop (0.3 km), and The Whangarei Growers Market (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Quest Whangarei?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a fitness centre, internet access, and reduced mobility rooms.
Which room amenities are available at Quest Whangarei?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Quest Whangarei?
Guests can enjoy complimentary tea and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Quest Whangarei?
Yes, a parking garage, paid private parking on-site, and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Quest Whangarei?
Conveniently located restaurants include Turmeric Indian Whangarei, Fat Camel, and Split Bar & Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Quest Whangarei?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness centre during their stay.
Is Quest Whangarei located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.3 km away from the centre of Whangarei.
Is Quest Whangarei accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.