Never stayed in a shared room before. The staff were very friendly and so were the other travellers. The room was clean but staying in a shared room with strangers could be quiet difficult as people can be easily disturbed.
I really enjoy staying with Quest Hotel/Serviced Apartments, although I feel that Quest Carlaw Park had the best service of any place I've stayed with and there's been plenty. José who was on reception when I arrived, provided exceptional service and nothing was a problem.
Unfortunately there was a boy racer meeting at Caltex which was quite loud and could be heard within my room, but this is no fault of Quests and they'd actually supplied earplugs in the room, and one for each of us. Which I thought was a nice touch!
The rooms are clean and tidy and well presented.
Also this hotel is super close to Vector Arena and also to Parnell Rise (lots of different food options).
All in all though I would definitely stay here again!
The hosts were very pleasant and extremely polite and made me feel at home. This place has a very nice ambience. Excellent breakfast options available to choose from. Hosts picking up and dropping off at the airport has been very helpful. Their guidance and suggestions helped me in visiting Auckland very easy and comfortable. Saved so much time. It's a beautiful place to stay. But I feel it's expensive though.
Known as Auckland's oldest suburb, Parnell has become the upscale village shopping spot highlighting restaurants, cafés, bars, art galleries, boutiques, and jewelers. Stroll through Dove-Myer Robinson Park's rose garden or pick up produce from one of the multiple farmers markets. History buffs can check out the Auckland War Memorial Museum, New Zealand's first museum.