3.5 out of 5

"Stayed one night. very small but all that was required " More

By a verified traveller on Sun 14 Jan 2018

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Hotel Description

A luxury stay in Auckland awaits you at Bianco off Queen. Within a 5-minute stroll you'll find Auckland Town Hall and University of Auckland within a 15-minute walk. Highlights at this property include in-room washers/dryers and free WiFi.

You can enjoy cable TV, DVD players, and coffee/tea makers, featured in all 57 apartments. Safes, hairdryers, and phones are also available.

This property offers free WiFi in public areas, a 24-hour front desk, and dry cleaning/laundry services. Additionally, you'll find laundry facilities, free newspapers in the lobby, and multilingual staff. There's also valet parking, along with the convenience of car rentals on site.

Within a 15-minute walk of this 4.5-star Newton property, attractions include Sky Tower and Queen Street Shopping District.

Studio Suite

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$138 per night

Standard Apartment, 1 Bedroom

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Superior Apartment, 1 Bedroom

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Standard Apartment, 2 Bedrooms

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Superior Apartment, 2 Bedrooms

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Deluxe Apartment, 2 Bedrooms

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Bianco off Queen ratings based on 987 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.5 out of 5 3.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 3.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 3.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 2.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.0 out of 5.0
1 out of 5

I didn't stay here the room was disgusting. Filthy

Pros: NOTHING
Cons: EVERYTHING
Location: Not much, a few dodgy characters around that area of Auckland, but i was aware of that.
My experience was extremely bad. I did not stay. The reception staff were rude and treated me like an idiot. I was in Auckland on business and as i did not take my handbag i had no photo id with me. The manager treated me like a criminal, he put a $250 imprint on my credit card...what for there is no minibar or restaurant at this place. The room was not made up. It was filthy, broken light, phone not connected. the bed had stains on it and was up against the wall. My company has paid for this accommodation which i did not use, I want a refund. I have tried to contact Wotif to talk to a person to explain my experience. Photos attached will show you how disgusting this room was. Bianco off Queen and Wotif are misrepresenting this hotel, and misleading the public . The photos on the website do not in any way represent the room that was allocated to me. I am putting formal complaint in to the Hotel Association and also to the Consumer rights of New Zealand. My itinerary stated that i had booked a Superior room with a king size bed. The beds were single beds put up against the wall. Someone needs to ring me to sort my refund urgently !!!

Posted by , from Christchurch on 22 Feb 2018

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3 out of 5
Stay here about 8 years ago and feel it has gone down hill since then. We had a studio room which had a large window with no blind or curtainand was very unhappy about that. There was no air condition so we have to have windows open and there is currently a lot of construction going on nearly by so was very loud. So we don't get our much need hoilday sleep ins. There was a few things in the room than need some maintenance also. After this experience I won't be staying here again.

Posted by , from Wellington on 20 Feb 2018

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1 out of 5

We will not be staying at this hotel again

Pros: No comment
Cons: The room needs updating the photo,s online are misleading.
Location: Not far to walk to downtown Auckland but because of the suspect people around the hotel - not desirable place for families.
Not very friendly service when we checked in. We were unaware of the $ 250 bond & did not get it returned for 4 days. Minimalistic amount of glasses crockery & cutlery.

Posted by , from Bay of Plenty on 13 Feb 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

15 Feb 2018 by Geetanjali Front Office Manager

Hi Steve, Thank you for taking the time to email your concerns following your stay with us. We really appreciate our guests taking the time to provide us with feedback as it allows us to see areas where we can improve our customer service. Regardless, I apologize that your overall experience was not good and hope that you will see this as a one off. I am sorry that there was no proper cutlery and glasses in the room. Hope to see you again in future. Regards

2 out of 5

Queen size bed..?

The hotel was average at best. What i found disappointing though was the fact that the 'Queen size' bed was actually two mattresses stuck together. I dare say you'd never mention that little detail in the adverts. The staff were fine. Facilities OK. Comfort obviously disappointing.

Posted by on 11 Feb 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

17 Feb 2018 by Geetanjali, Front Office Manager

Dear Guest, We appreciate your valuable feedback as it helps us identify the areas we can improve the guest experience. I was disappointed to learn of the shortcomings you experienced about the bedding. I am happy to hear that staff services were good. Will certainly share the feedback staff. Hope we can serve you again in future. Regards

1 out of 5

Don’t stay here

Photo is deceptive. The hotel stars were awarded by themselves. It’s not off Queen st, it is down a alley and faces backs of buildings, and has a brothel next door. Doors with holes in them, walls worn and scuffed. Furniture looks worn and isn’t comfortable for even 10secs of use (beds and couch). This place wouldn’t give my money back after I found out how bad it was. They are scumbags and their hotel is a dive.

Posted by on 5 Feb 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

10 Feb 2018 by Geetanjali Front Office Manager

Dear Guest, Thank you for your feedback - it helps us to understand our guests’ needs and to better deliver exceptional service. I certainly acknowledge your comments regarding our rooms. I am sorry about bad condition of rooms. Regardless, I apologize that your overall experience was not good. I hope we can welcome you back to Bianco off Queen in the future. Regards

2 out of 5

Average

Pros: Staff were helpful when you could get to them
Cons: Darker curtains and more staff
Location: Good location
Under staffed at reception and the room is run down. The curtains are to light and it is hard to sleep. Parking is tight and hard to get around.

Posted by on 4 Feb 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

10 Feb 2018 by Geetanjali Front Office Manager

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your candid review of your stay at our hotel. Your feedback is extremely valuable to us, as we strive to improve with each and every stay. I greatly appreciate your comments about aspects of the room that need updating. Our staff members take their roles in our industry very seriously and try every day, to provide that quality customer service that our guests expect. I hope that I can convince you to change your mind about another visit to our property. Regards

1 out of 5

Never stay here

Booked requesting two single beds- was a king bed, asked staff to seperate which they did but single bed was broken, they werent able to repair that night and expected me to sleep in bed as it was. we moved mattress onto kitchen floor. they "upgraded" us the next night but still had to get them to come and make bed into two singles. Rooms very very small, climbing over beds to get to the table. internet on 4th floor was terrible when we moved it did work well but the bathroom fan didnt and it was extremely hot in the bathroom. hotel handy off queen street but i did not feel safe walking between the hotel entrance and queen street. Night porter/housekeeper was wonderful, couldnt have been more helpful and if you struck the right receptionist she was good.

Posted by on 28 Jan 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

6 Feb 2018 by Geetanjali Front Office Manager

Dear Guest, Thanks for reviewing the property. I would like to offer my sincere apologies for the inconvenience caused to you because of the broken bed. Clearly what you encountered was well below our usual standards and is completely unacceptable! The type of room you have reserved was studio and as compared to other apartments it has less space to move around. 1 bedroom and other apartments has separate lounge area. I am confident this was an isolated incident. I am happy to know that front desk staff and housekeeping staff were helpful in the situation you encountered. Regards

3 out of 5

Good location

It was great location to stay but some places weren’t clearn enough especially around Water flow.

Posted by , from nz on 22 Jan 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

28 Jan 2018 by Geetanjali Front Office Manager

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking out time to review our property. I do apologize for the inconvenience caused because of the cleanliness and maintenance. Have taken it up with concerned departments. I hope you see this as one off and give us a chance to make it right. Hope we can welcome you again at Bianco Off Queen. Regards

2 out of 5

Poor management ruins the potential of this apartm

Nice little apartment close to the centre of Auckland, sadly spoilt by a lack of maintenance and care by management. In our apartment, the fridge, washing machine and dishwasher didn’t work, one single bed had a broken leg (so sloped down hill), tiles in the kitchen were broken, curtains torn in a number of places. The pull out couch bed was so old and uncomfortable that our son elected to sleep on the floor instead. Numerous complaints to reception are met with a small shrug and smile, although they did manage to get the dishwasher working on day 3, and offer to move our room on day 3. Conversations with other guests, some of whom had moved rooms 3 times in a 5 day stay, showed this was probably pointless as it seems to be a systemic problem. Management were continuously “in a meeting” and never called back. Wouldn’t recommend this hotel to anyone, and it makes Worif look bad that they continue to list it.

Posted by , from australia on 16 Jan 2018

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3 out of 5

Central Auckland

Pros: Accessibility
Cons: Room size
Location: Central Auckland
Stayed one night. very small but all that was required

Posted by , from Wellington on 14 Jan 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

6 Feb 2018 by Geetanjali Front Office Manager

Dear Francis, Thank you for taking out time to review our property. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and we hope to see you again in the near future. Regards

Property Features

As a guest of Bianco off Queen, you'll find multilingual staff, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and on-site laundry facilities. Public spaces have free WiFi. The luxury Bianco off Queen also features dry cleaning/laundry services and a lift service. Limited parking is available for a fee and is offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 4.5-star Auckland apartment.

  • 57 guestrooms or units
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff members are multilingual
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Lift
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Washer/dryer
  • DVD player

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Self parking (surcharge) , Valet parking (surcharge) , Parking (limited spaces)

Transport

  • Airport: Auckland (AKL-Auckland Intl.) (21 km / 13.1 mi)
  • Train station: Auckland Britomart Station (1.6 km / 1 mi)
  • Parking: Valet parking and self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Bianco off Queen offers 57 forms of accommodation with washers/dryers and DVD players. Televisions come with cable channels. Bathrooms include a shower, complimentary toiletries and a hairdryer. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include safes and telephones. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and an iron/ironing board. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

  • Washer and dryer
  • Cable channels
  • DVD player
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hairdryer
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Ensuite bathroom

Accessibility

If you need to make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when booking your stay.

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Check-out

  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children 4 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for NZD 30.0 per night.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available for NZD 20.0 per stay.

Pets

  • No pets allowed

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

Please note that the complimentary WiFi is limited to 1 GB (gigabyte) per day, per room.

Fees

Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: NZD250 per stay

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Self-parking fee: NZD25 per night
  • Valet parking fee: NZD25 per night
  • Early check-in fee: NZD75
  • Late check-out fee: NZD65.00
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: NZD20.0 per stay
  • Rollaway bed fee: NZD30.0 per night
  • On-site credit card charges are subject to a surcharge

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Bianco off Queen Apartment Auckland
  • Bianco off Queen Apartment
  • Bianco off Queen Auckland
  • Bianco off Queen
  • Bianco Off Queen Auckland, New Zealand
  • Bianco Off Queen Hotel Auckland Central

You should know

  • Please note that this property can refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, which include pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties.
  • Children 4 years old and younger stay free in the same room as the parent or guardian when using existing bedding.

Promotions

Free Wireless Internet Promotion
Book a stay in any room or rate category and receive unlimited complimentary wireless Internet access.
Some restrictions may apply.

National Rating

This property does not have a Qualmark® rating. For the benefit of our customers, we have provided a rating based on our ratings system.