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Wagga Wagga, Australia
Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

We checked in for two nights. It's was cheap and easy to find. The bar is average size and could be a little cramped if too many people came in. Our room was on the top floor which was five flights of stairs up. There is no elevator which I was disappointed about as it wasn't much fun carrying your...

1Thank breezey7
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 September 2016

The hotel is very central to all of the bars and restaurants of Auckland however the rooms are very small. The rooms are clean and tired however they do have everything you could need, just no space to put your luggage or a wardrobe. Therefore if you're staying for just a couple of nights it's fine but I think for...

Thank Sara T
Jyvaskyla, Finland
Reviewed 5 September 2016

We stayed here for two nights in January. When we arrived we were warmly greeted and shown to our room with a big smile. The room itself looked a bit old and could use some refurbishing. The location was the main thing for us when selecting hotel and in that regard this hotel delivered. It is close to anything in...

Thank JoonasHM
Sao Paulo, SP
Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

Well... The place is nice, good bears and food is okay... But I am very scared about cockroaches and unfortunately a small one was enjoying itself around the bar. The manager could not be bothered about the presence of such disgusting visitor...

Thank Roberta T
Stockport, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 August 2016

To start with the plus points. . . this 'hotel' is small and in a very central location. The bar staff are friendly and the service is excellent. The food looked good but we didn't eat. This is, however, a review of the hotel in which the rooms are tired and in need of some serious TLC. There are ten...

Thank Moira C
New Zealand
Reviewed 11 August 2016

The food was ok, the hamburgers were good but the special Meat Pie dishes were small, accompanied by only mashed potatoes and peas, and quite unappealing, which along with pretty average service made it a disappointing evening out for us and our guests.

Thank Narziss
Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

Great spot to watch the game in the CBD. The burgers were great and their own brew went down really well. The staff were excellent and the atmosphere was fun. The bar is small and cosy and well decorated.

Thank Carl P
Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

I have been traveling for the past 6 weeks, this has been by far the worst meal we had on our entire trip . Both of us ordered the spicy othello, however both our burgers were different . One with nachos and one without . One with two pieces of chicken tenders and the other with four. It was smothered...

1Thank Pman2
Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

This was a no stress reasonably priced restaurant. we had the roast of the day which was ample And the steak special which was massive. Decor is a bit dated and not the place to go for a romantic dinner. But fine for a quick and easy tasty dinner. The staff were friendly and polite

Thank Sue C
Espoo, Finland
Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

First of all the location was great. In the middle of it all. Kinda felt out of place in the middle of all the tall buildings and everything. Second the staff was really nice. We arrived 06:00 am from Chile and our check in was 15:00 pm. The lady at the front desk was super helpful and let us in...

Thank Meihemi

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
1898 was the birth of the Shakespeare Hotel and ever since then it has been serving New Zealanders and travelers from around the globe with warm hospitality and wonderful flavours in food being New Zealand's first Brewpub, with our own crafted beer, handcrafted from one of New Zealand's award winning Brewers and a mix of local NZ beers. The Location of the Hotel is excellent bang in the middle of Auckland City so close to all transport with buses, ferrys etc within a few hundred meters. The accommodation consists of 10 rooms which are basic with an en-suite and the beds are comfortable. This is not your typical boring hotel. The Shakespeare oozes character and if you are afraid of walking up a few stairs then probably not the place to stay. Each room is different and the rooms on the top floor are more modern than the lower floor. The Terrace Restaurant offers a great mix of cuisine, live music out on the al fresco dining deck overlooking the city every Friday. We are not 5 star in terms of accommodation but we are definitely 5 stars in a good quality Kiwi experience...we look forward to having you as our guests.... ... more   less 

Additional Information about Shakespeare Tavern & Hotel

Address: 61 Albert Street | Corner of Wyndam & Albert Streets, Auckland 1062, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland Region > Auckland
Price Range: RM410 - RM504 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Shakespeare Tavern & Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 10
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“Room 8 is tolerable for a short stay. Can't say anything about the other rooms.”
  • View from bed into bathroom. Larger window opening onto fire escape catwalk.
  • Pardon the mess. Bed and head-knocker beam. Window opening onto the backside of the wall outside
 of 5 bubbles RoadMode, 16 Feb 2017 | Read review
“I liked my room on the top floor (rooms 7-12)”
 of 5 bubbles davideA5368IO, 27 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Try and get a room on the first floor”
 of 5 bubbles Toohey60, 18 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Good price and near the center of Auckland”
 of 5 bubbles armnet, 25 Oct 2016 | Read review
“High room to avoid the bar and street noise.”
 of 5 bubbles sarat264, 23 Sep 2016 | Read review
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