What We Love
- Master chef Simon Gault’s buzzy FISH restaurant and its knockout views
- The outdoor heated pool with underwater viewing window
- The hip minimalism of the guest rooms
- A waterfront location that's just a five-minute walk from the city center
What To Know
- Valet parking fee is $24 per day
- There is a $23 charge for WiFi
- A rollaway bed costs $48 per night
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
The Hilton Auckland’s seven stories swoop upwards, slicing into Princes Wharf like a stark white cruise ship. The 165 airy minimalist rooms are white with one honey colored wood-paneled wall, floor-to-ceiling windows and balconies with sea and city views. Tech amenities run the gamut from flat screen TVs with DVD players to iPod docking stations. New Zealand master chef Simon Gault had a hand in creating the menu for the hotel’s hip FISH restaurant, which includes dishes like tiny calamari steaks with spicy pineapple salsa and black garlic peas, and tempura prawns with chipotle mayo and citrus pepper. Grab a drink beforehand and take in the views from The Bellini Bar. Other highlights include a gym, jogging track and an outdoor heated pool with an underwater viewing window.
In the Area
Princess Wharf is just steps from the Voyager Maritime Museum, where you can learn about New Zealand’s nautical history and sign up to ride on a heritage ship. The waterfront is also a great place to sip cocktails while watching the swank yachts sail by. Our favorite? The industrial-style Tyler Street Garage with its excellent roof deck. Take it even higher downtown at the 1076-foot Sky Tower, with a glass-front elevator, observation desk and bungee jumping outfitter. For a more cultural experience, check out the nearby Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, a 19th century museum with over 15,000 historic and contemporary works, including three specially commissioned pieces by Māori artists.
How to Get There
We stayed at the Hilton,Auckland in a suite(504).ONe of the most beautiful sea views ever..the staff is very courteous and Dee at the front desk is really amazing and very helpful..overall a very good experience ..thumbs up
We have stayed here twice and will be back again. Last visit, we were upgraded to a bow suite, which has spectacular harbor and port views, even from the bathroom! Breakfast is spectacular and staff is very friendly. The exercise room is adequate and has shower facilities if you arrive before your room is ready. The location near the ferries and Hop on Hop off bus tours makes it very convenient to sight see. Highly recommended!
Very nice property near Princes Wharf, ferry and cruise ship terminals. Walking distance to Sky Needle and hop on off bus tours. Britomart is walking distance as well. Our room had a partial water view but there was no outdoor furniture on the balcony. Loved the chocolate and water provided at turn down service. We enjoyed the huge breakfast buffet daily. The selections were endless with variation every day and the food delicious. The view is beautiful from Fish. In the evening we sat on the side patio, enjoyed a glass of wine, dinner from the bar menu and watched the ferries come and go. The pork sliders and short rib were excellent. The next night was cool so we sat inside in the bar and listened to Christmas music. Phoenix was our server both nights and he did a wonderful job. Just wish they would offer either Australian wine or US wine as we don’t care for New Zealand wines. Our room was very pleasant, our over all experience very pleasant.
Very nice hotel. It is close to everything. We were not pleased with our first assigned room, which was on the 4th floor interior. That type of room is on the same floor as the pool and your room is directly in front of the pool. So if you look out of your balcony you are staring directly at people swimming, and can go right from your patio into the pool. This was not the view we wanted, so they moved us to the 6th floor, which had a partial water view, and it was much better. Rooms were spacious and the staff was very accommodating.
Our first trip in New Zealand and had a fantastic time!!! Our stay at Hilton Auckland made the experience super awesome and memorable. Kudos to Hilton Auckland and its entire staff for delivering such superb service and attention to their guest! It's truly appreciated as a Diamond Member. We cannot say enough about the location - overlooking the bay, easy access to downtown pier, many restaurants, and shopping. Compliments to the Restaurant Manager - the breakfast service was excellent and a good way to start the day. Special recognition to Shweta Kissun, for her warm reception (daily) and excellent service!! Thanks also goes to the gentleman who greets you at the main door (he's super nice) and to your concierge. This property stands out and deserves recognition. I highly recommend this hotel. Many thanks!