Auckland SkyCity Grand Hotel3 April, 2011
Centrally located in the heart of Auckland City, the SkyCity Grand Hotel is a 5 star masterpiece of contemporary elegance and style. The Grand Hotel’s 316 guest rooms are luxurious and comfortable, and for those wanting to relax, the sublime East Day Spa and award-winning cuisine by Peter Gordon will do just that. Be it adventure, food, theatrical performances or just trying your luck at the poker tables, you can do them all right at your doorstep. The SkyCity entertainment complex hosts a large range of restaurants, cafes and bars, a theatre, the iconic Sky Tower and a world-class casino.
Feeling guilty after a whole day of dining at different restaurants offering various cuisine from Cantonese food at Jade Dragon to Spanish tapas at Bellota? You can work the calories off with the well-equipped SkyCity Grand hotel gymnasium with a swim in the 25-metre heated lap pool, sauna and spa pool
The rooms are spacious and comes with a modern bathroom with separate bath and shower area. If you don’t have time to enjoy the East Day Spa in the hotel, you can also settle for the alternative – East Day Spa bath amenities i.e. moisturiser, shampoo, conditioner and shower gel.
In-room broadband internet is not cheap – at either $29.90 24 hours with 100 megabytes download cap or $10.00 2 hours with 20 megabytes download cap. With facebook, youtube and picture-intensive sites like PassportChop.com :-), these bandwidth can get used up quite quickly. There is a free option for guests of SkyCity Grand – 30 minutes of free Wifi (maximum 30MB download) is available daily in the lobby. Usage is tracked by device so if you have brought along your iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad and laptop for this trip, you can potentially use up to 120 minutes (4 devices of 30 minutes usage limit each). This limit is resetted at 12 midnight each day.
The Terrace is a premium five-star buffet restaurant with elegant al fresco dining in the Terrace courtyard – the perfect place to start your day with an extensive hot and cold buffet and a sumptuous à la carte breakfast menu. Besides sausages, scrambled eggs, there is even congee (rice porridge) available with the usual condiments e.g. crispy fried shallots and fried bread sticks (youtiao) and seasonings e.g. soy sauce.
SkyCity Grand Hotel is located right at the heart of Auckland and various eating places and shopping areas are within walking distance e.g. Queen’s Street is just 5 minutes from the hotel (just walk downhill along Victoria Street). There is even a free shuttle service from the SkyTower (right across the road from SkyCity Grand) with nine convenient pick-up points in Auckland’s CBD, including the Auckland Museum and the Maritime Museum. The shuttle completes one circuit around the CBD every 45 minutes. For more info on departure timings, check out: http://www.skycityauckland.co.nz/Attractions/Skytower/SKYCITY-Free-Shuttle-Bus.html
SkyCity Grand offers attractive, value for money hotel packages for all travellers e.g. business, weekend staycations, romantic getaways. For more info, check out: http://www.skycityauckland.co.nz/Hotels/SKYCITY-Grand/Packages.html or contact SkyCity Grand at:
Address: 90 Federal Street, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
Phone: 0800 SKYCITY (0800 759 2489) toll free within New Zealand or +64 9 363 6000 (International)