Looking for an ideal hotel to use as your home base when in Auckland, New Zealand? Look at the skyline and head for the 1,076-foot SkyTower—the tallest building in the Southern Hemisphere. Right across the street from the casino and hotel complex of SkyCity is the luxe SkyCity Grand hotel.
The 316 stylish rooms range from Luxury King and Twin rooms to the Grand Suite (which is the size of four Luxury rooms). Even the smallest rooms are spacious enough, and offer a separate bath and shower, plush bathrobes, in-room movies and tea/coffee-making facilities. Broadband Internet is available, but for an additional fee.
You may want to curl up in your room to sleep off the jet lag, but there’s time for that later. Get out and investigate the rest of the hotel, which includes plenty of ways to taste the many flavors of New Zealand: dine by Peter Gordon, The Grill by Sean Connolly, The Lobby and The Terrace. If that’s not a big enough selection, head across the street to SkyCity, and pick from an additional handful of tasty options.
Aside from pleasing your palate, get rid of your jet lag at the gym, or even better, the East Day Spa. After that, rest up in your room for a full day of fun in Auckland.
SkyCity Grand, +64-9-363-7000
90 Federal Street, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
Photo courtesy of Jill K. Robinson
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