Room type

Suite, 1 Bedroom

Max Occupancy: 3 guests (up to 2 children)

Studio

Max Occupancy: 2 guests (up to 1 child, 1 infant)

Interconnecting Studio and Suite

Max Occupancy: 5 guests (up to 4 children)

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A luxury stay in Takapuna awaits you at Castle Spencer on Byron Hotel. Within a 10-minute stroll, you'll find Takapuna Beach and you'll be within 3 km (2 mi) of Auckland University of Technology and North Shore Hospital. Highlights at this family-friendly hotel include a restaurant, an outdoor swimming pool, and a health club.

All 223 rooms feature washers/dryers, balconies, and dining areas. Microwaves and round-the-clock room service make in-room dining easy, and minibars provide refreshments. Nice touches to enhance your stay include slippers and free toiletries. WiFi, wired Internet, and satellite TV are also available.

The hotel's own bar/lounge is a nice place to enjoy a drink. 8608 square feet (800 square meters) of event facilities include 7 meeting rooms and conference space. Added amenities include a spa tub, a coffee shop/café, and laundry facilities. There's also valet parking, along with the convenience of car rentals on site.

Attractions within a 15-minute drive of this 4.5-star North Shore City hotel include Sky Tower and University of Auckland.

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

This 249-guestroom hotel occupies a tower block set 2 blocks from Takapuna town center. Castle Spencer on Byron also has an outdoor heated swimming pool and spa pool with city and harbor views, plus a tennis court and gym.

Valet parking (surcharge) is available for guests in the open-air space around the hotel, and in a large, covered car park adjacent to the hotel. Parking is subject to availability.

Castle Spencer on Byron offers 7 conference/function rooms, Internet access in public areas and a full range of business services through Reception. Equipment for rent includes slide projectors, overhead projectors, and electronic whiteboards, TVs, VCRs, and video cameras, as well as laptops.

Internet access: wireless Internet access is available throughout the hotel. Access is available per 24-hour period, weekly and monthly passes are also available.

Conference/function room(s): Castle Spencer on Byron's 7 conference rooms cover 700 square meters and offer updated audio-visual equipment, lighting and sound systems. They can accommodate groups from 5–700. Rooms can be connected to form one large space, the Spencer Ballroom, with 300 seated or 700 cocktail style.

A boardroom stands adjacent to the conference area and seats 12 people. It offers district views.

  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Total number of rooms - 223 
  • Babysitting or childcare 
  • Number of floors - 19 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Tennis on site 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Coffee shop or café 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 
  • Conference space 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Express check-in 
  • Express check-out 
  • Health club 
  • Computer station 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Designated smoking areas 
  • Garden 
  • Library 
  • Meeting rooms 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Valet parking (surcharge) 
  • Parking (limited spaces) 
  • Picnic area 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Restaurant 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Conference space size (feet) - 8608 
  • Conference space size (meters) - 800 
  • Number of meeting rooms - 7 
  • Self parking (surcharge) 
  • Spa tub 
  • Outdoor pool 
  • Television in lobby 
  • Wedding services 
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Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Outdoor pool  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Babysitting or childcare  
  • Separate dining area  
  • Microwave  

Internet

Available in all rooms: WiFi (surcharge) , Wired internet access (18.95 NZD per 24 hours surcharge)

Parking

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

Room Amenities

  • Premium TV channels 
  • Pay movies 
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available 
  • Balcony 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • Free newspaper 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Climate control 
  • Phone 
  • Minibar 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Microwave 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Slippers 
  • Satellite TV service 
  • Wired high-speed Internet access (surcharge) 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Desk 
  • Cribs/infant beds available 
  • WiFi (surcharge) 
  • Separate dining area 
  • In-room safe 
  • Room service (24 hours) 
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Where to Eat

Thyme Restaurant - Thyme Restaurant uses in season, fresh local produce to bring you a variety of innovative menu dishes. Tempt the palate and satisfy your craving for stylish ambience with the restaurant and lounges of Castle Spencer on Byron Hotel. Thyme Restaurant provides an award winning dining experience blending fresh, innovative cuisine, an extensive menu and friendly staff, with elegant and welcoming surroundings. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Club Bar - Serves bar snacks, beer, wines, spirits, and cocktails. Flooded with natural light during the daytime. Décor generates a slight British club feel. Live entertainment on Friday and Saturday evenings. Open all day and evening.

Library Bar - Snacks and cappuccinos are served in a contemporary lobby bar that also features a wall of books guests can borrow or swap, and an Internet kiosk. Open from morning to mid-afternoon on weekdays only.

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Nearby Activities

Guests can work out on a selection of equipment in the Spencer on Byron's fitness centre including exercise bicycles, a rowing machine, treadmill, and a weights station. A personal trainer is available weekdays for a surcharge. The hotel also has a floodlit all-weather rooftop tennis court. Use of the court, tennis racquets, and balls are complimentary for hotel guests. A 20-meter heated lap pool and adjacent large spa tub have views of the Auckland cityscape. There is also a hotel pétanques (outdoor bowling) court; balls are available from the concierge.

There are numerous recreational opportunities near the Spencer on Byron. Takapuna offers ten-pin bowling and windsurfing on Lake Pupuke (4 km). The suburb of Bayswater offers kite surfing and paragliding (3.5 km). Visitors can use the Takapuna Public Golf Course (2 km) or the Waitemata Golf Course in Devonport (4.5 km) by arrangement. Coastal walks extend for 25 km and can be joined at Takapuna Beach just 0.4 km from the hotel. Auckland is also known as the City of Sails: there are ample opportunities for sailing around its harbour and islands.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Golfing nearby 
  • Windsurfing nearby 
  • Sailing nearby 
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby 
  • Bicycle rentals nearby 
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Accessibility

To make requests for specific accessibility needs, complete the “Special or Accessibility Requests" section of “Trip Preferences" when you book your hotel.

  • Accessible path of travel 
  • Accessible bathroom 
  • Roll-in shower 
  • Accessible parking 
  • In-room accessibility 

Hotel Policies

Check-in

Check-in time starts at 2 PM

Check-out

Check-out time is 11 AM

Payment types

You need to know

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

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit 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.

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Fees

The charges below are included in your overall room price:
  • Resort fee
We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.
The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Breakfast fee: NZD 28 per person (approximately)
  • Fee for in-room high-speed Internet (wired): NZD 18.95 (for 24 hours, rates may vary)
  • Self parking fee: NZD 10.00 per day
  • Valet parking fee: NZD 25.00 per day
  • Rollaway bed fee: NZD 55.00 per night
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

We should mention

A resort fee is included in the total price displayed. Children 12 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.

National Rating

Official New Zealand Rating provided by Qualmark®

Qualmark® assigns an official star rating for accommodations in New Zealand. This Hotel property is rated 4 star plus and is displayed on this page as 4.5 stars.

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