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Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I firstly called the employee on the phone and asked him if any studio apartments were available and he said they were booked out. I called again not too long later, after looking at online bookings saying there were still some available and he changed hist story and said there was one still available. I booked a double bed studio... More 

Thank Intoo A
Manchester, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed for two nights; we booked a private room in a two bedroom apartment when we arrived we were told the another room was under construction, so we had the whole apartment to ourselves for no extra cost. The WiFi is good but not free the staff are very very helpful and friendly. Great restaurant and a shop nearby

Thank RichardHuckvale
Auckland, New Zealand
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35 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Terrible service and there is four or five guys sitting and chatting and talking about video game etc... no good at all cuz the price is cheap so but I could book another cheapest hotel near them. If you really don't care about service then go ahead guys!! But I do stay n go to check any places with the... More 

Thank jpaklnz

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviewed 23 October 2016

2 nights with double room with ensuite. We wanted a cheap place to stay. On the 17th floor and lifts were slow especially when only 1 was working at 6pm at night (prime time of people using lifts - very long line). Shower pressure was great and double bed was comfortable. Room was a great temperature and staff were very... More 

Thank 46Rissy
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016

I needed to get out of my current house share in Auckland for 4 x nights because our room was Air BnB double booked. So my boyfriend and I needed somewhere to stay fairly cheap as we're not currently on a trip and are just living and working in Auckland for a few months, before we move on again. We... More 

Thank alialbabe
Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
Reviewed 10 October 2016

I totally do not recommend Empire to students looking for long term or short term stay! Yes, they are nice at start but once you signed in to them, they will no longer care for you. They will not attend to your cocerns unless you follow up your concern Nth times!!! I requested for a telephone unit, they did not... More 

Thank prettycrystal03
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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31 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2016

As many of you may expect from the “reasonably priced and affordable” Empire Apartments, the quality wouldn’t be exactly top notch. However this place went faaaarrr beyond what was to be expected. Shame it was in the wrong direction. Oh, where to start on the prison cell / room. It may as well be in the very entrance of the... More 

1 Thank 2xs
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15 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Room was good, great views as we got the 3 bedroom apartment on 19th floor. Three bedrooms, 2 bathroom with a little meals kitchenette area 2 hotplates and microwave. Each bedroom had own lock/key so would suit groups. Was a busy highway next too but only a little bit noisy on the monday morning ok over weekend. At the end... More 

Thank Carriedtrf
Napier, New Zealand
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

I read the reviews after booking and was nervous to arrive . But I was extremely suprised on arrival. Nice counter staff. Room was huge and private and very clean. Hotel was also extremely quiet. Please do not let the reviews stop you. For 80 dollars a night this place is fantastic

1 Thank JaydenR13
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4 reviews
Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Its like night and day literally. In daytime quite a nice place little walk down to centre but at night the atmosphere is very tense and was glad to leave after 4 nights. Would reccommend paying little bit more. Only one member of staff helpful otherwise be prepared to stand and twiddle your thumbs whilst they finish doing whatever they... More 

Thank sairaeal

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  • Kitchenette
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Paid Wifi

Additional Information about Empire Apartments

Address: Empire Apartments 21 Whitaker Place, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland Region > Auckland
Price Range: €41 - €48 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 30
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“There isn't one - don't be fooled by the photos. Short stays might be different, but long-term stays - just don't do it”
 of 5 bubbles 2xs, 18 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Get a room as high up as possible to avoid music/talking at 2 am”
 of 5 bubbles Andrew_888_K, 23 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Pay a little more and stay somewhere else.”
 of 5 bubbles Matt1234133, 6 Mar 2016 | Read review
“If you have to stay, the further up, the better.”
 of 5 bubbles FromEtoA, 13 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Just don't stay here full stop!”
 of 5 bubbles kiwigaltraveller, 1 Feb 2015 | Read review
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