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Te Puke
2 reviews
Reviewed 15 October 2010

Comfortable Hotel for an overnight stay. My room was clean and the bed comfortable. Previous reviews of this hotel lead me to expect very little and was pleasantly surprised. The ensuite was exactly as pictured on the website. If you want more up market, then pay an extra $40-50 and stay at the Quadrant on Waterloo Street. I saw first... More 

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Thank MarieTePuke
Hamilton, New Zealand
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9 reviews
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Reviewed 9 October 2010

The pictures on their site are all misleading, rooms are WAYYYY worse in real life. Had a terrible nights sleep and gapped it out of there a.s.a.p. in the morning. Seriously, DO NOT STAY THERE. We went to see our friends room in the Quadrant (cost them $30 more), stay there. We wish we did.

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Reviewed 26 May 2010

when we got there had to change room as the 1st one the bed was unmade and dirty towels on ground, a MESS,after we changed room it was ok as we went to the Vector Arena for Disney on ice,the staff were very helpful but the hotel is not that good its Cheap and parking was HELL, but the good... More 

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Napier
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 19 October 2009

We Stayed here for 5 nights Manager was very helpful & friendly Wouldnt suggest this place if you are looking to be "WOWED" 1st Floor had a foul odour and stained Carpets we had a lovely view from our room. I would stay here again P.S DONT GO TO THE MASCOT CAFE DOWN STAIRS CHEAP AND NASTY after eating my... More 

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Thank g22ridah
Perth - Western Australia
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 20 April 2009

True to form, this was THE ONLY hotel we did not research and do reviews on before leaving Australia and what we got was TERRIBLE. We were hooking up with Red Carpet Tours(HIGHLY recommended)for the "Lord of The Rings" tour a few days later and just needed some place to crash at before. Our tour guides tried to warn us... More 

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New Zealand
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61 reviews
25 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 16 April 2009

My husband and I booked at the Arena Hotel, principally because of it's handyness to the Arena Staduim, where we were attending a show. We liked the idea of being able to just walk to the show and back again afterwards, and not have to worry about traffic etc. At the time of booking, we were intending to stay 3... More 

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Thank penguinlover28
Waikato
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 15 February 2009

The receptionist was very friendly and welcoming. When we went to our rooms, we found it amusing that there was a filing cabinet in the hallway....very random. The room was not the flashiest but it was clean and I found the bed comfy. The rooms were a bit warm, but no air-conditioning. I slept with the window open (we were... More 

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Thank MsThangWaikato
gold coast, australia
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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 4 October 2008

Lady at the front desk was lovely and really helpful. Hotel was in OK location but next time wouldnt stay there. No real problems except on the last night we spent an hour or so in the lobby in our pj's due to the fire alarm going off... It went off because it was RAINING too much....

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Thank lottiandjohn
Gillingham, United Kingdom
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100 reviews
92 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 26 July 2008

That really sums it up, a cheap hotel, with very few thrills, but for the price its by no means a hell-hole. Its in an ok location for the city, Queen St, the harbour area etc all walking distance. Parking over the road. Cannot comment on food as didn't partake. Rooms were small but clean, shower was ok - Auckland... More 

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Thank AdrianGFC
London
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73 reviews
36 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 13 June 2008

Well, yes this is not a lovely place to stay. It is noisy and worse than most of the hostels, rooms are tiny and the bathrooms are quite grubby and smell bad.......but it won't kill you if you have earplugs and require a CHEAP hotel. However - the staff are very nice and helpful, it has a good location the... More 

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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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Additional Information about Arena Hotel

Address: 131 Beach Road, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland Region > Auckland
Price Range: €46 - €73 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Arena Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 60
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“Rooms on the second floor are brighter”
 of 5 bubbles 449trishg, 20 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Check reviews before going by the pics on the hotels website!”
 of 5 bubbles 708655, 11 Jun 2013 | Read review
“rooms face to street are very noisy in the morning but the rooms at the behind are so quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles AliPd, 6 Aug 2012 | Read review
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