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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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
Stayed here for one night, on our way from Christchurch back to the US. Immediately we could tell the property was unique (as it sits on a pier) and great for walking around Auckland.
At check in our room was upgraded as a Hilton Gold member, and we received two complimentary drink tickets. Unlike some other Hilton locations we stayed at, this included mixed drinks, which was nice. Our room had a beautiful room and a balcony which overlooked the harbor. Breakfast was served in a restaurant which had a beautiful view, and Hilton Gold breakfast included hot items, which was another positive which was not universal across Hilton properties in New Zealand.
Had we stayed in Auckland longer we would absolutely stay here, as this property treats Hilton Honors members well and is well located.
My brother, a girlfriend, and myself stayed here for one night and it is a beautiful property. After traveling for over 18 hours, we were not looking our best nor at our best, personally, but no one made us feel out of place. The staff were all very attentive and kind and extremely helpful. The only issue we had was I had requested a rollaway bed on my reservation. I reminded them when we checked in but it wasn't brought to the room until after 10pm when I called the front desk and reminded them. No worries, however. We had shown up extremely early for check in and I'm sure it had just gotten lost in all the chaos. It was easily fixed. The beds were a little harder than I'm accustomed to in the States, but this was something I found all over New Zealand. The views and the service and the location of this hotel is absolutely outstanding and I'm really glad to have been able to stay here.
We had a lovely weekend stay at the Hilton Auckland during out recent visit to New Zealand to celebrate a family member's round birthday. The hotel is conveniently located a quick 5 minute walk to the piers (including for the ferries to Waiheke Island) and restaurant filled Viaduct Harbour. With its central downtown location valet parking is reasonable-ish at NZ$45 a night.
We were greeted on check in by friendly and helpful staff members. As Hilton Diamond members our standard rooms had already been upgraded to deluxe harbor rooms and on inquiring about the availability of a Bow Suite one of our rooms were upgraded to a suite for our final night. The Bow Suite was amazing - at the tip of the hotel with floor to ceiling glass windows and a phenomenal view of the harbor. We were so impressed by the views we almost didn't want to leave the room for dinner! We also greatly appreciated the birthday chocolates provided by the hotel.
Breakfast at Fish was great - a wide selection of tasty and healthy options including made to order eggs (complimentary for Diamond members) and freshly made smoothies. The staff at Fish were especially friendly and even remembered our party had coffee and earl grey tea the day before. We also appreciated our Diamond complimentary drink vouchers in lieu of a lounge - with choices ranging from soda to mid range liqueurs and wine. We really enjoyed our stay and would highly recommend the hotel - especially to those with Hilton Gold/Diamond status. Thank you Hilton Auckland for such a memorable stay!