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Four Star Auckland hotels

Most popular areas in Auckland for 4-star hotels

Auckland is a sprawling bayside city, brimming with cultural sights and lush green space, set in the north of New Zealand’s North Island. Near the Viaduct Harbor area, you’ll find a selection of waterfront 4-star hotels, alongside snazzy seafood restaurants. Inland from here, the central city sings with 4-star hotels, providing instant access to Auckland’s downtown area’s wealth of boutiques and bars, and the tranquil University of Auckland campus. For total relaxation in a leafy, affluent neighborhood, stay in the Parnell suburb.

Top 4-star hotels in Auckland

The Quadrant Hotel & Suites is a modern, stately hotel offering immaculate whitewashed rooms – some with convenient kitchenettes – and an upscale in-house restaurant and bar lounge. The Mercure Auckland, meanwhile, is a central hotel celebrating a flashy fitness center and handy business center – here, you’ll also enjoy airy ensuite rooms offering city views. Quest Auckland offers even more upper-end central accommodation, with vast apartment-style rooms. The friendly staff at Quest Auckland are ready to provide tour and ticket assistance, too.

Where to find the best restaurants in Auckland

Seafood fanatics will love the small cluster of restaurants in the waterfront Viaduct Harbor area, which champion fresh oyster bars. For a range of restaurants and cuisine styles, dine in the downtown central business district – here, you’ll find a mix of relaxed Mediterranean-inspired eateries and fine dining restaurants serving culinary fusion delights. Among the tree-lined boulevards of the upscale Parnell neighborhood, you’ll discover fancy bistros and trendy sushi bars.

The most popular things to do in Auckland

Get out of the city center and explore Mount Eden, a peaceful suburb south of the central business district, named after its looming, grass-covered volcanic cone. The cone is cast in flowery gardens and shrub bushes – at the summit you’ll be rewarded with panoramic views across Auckland. For an equally stunning Auckland viewpoint, visit the Sky Tower, a futuristic white and silver sharp-pointed skyscraper, with a dizzyingly-tall observation deck and revolving restaurant. Get to grips with New Zealand’s captivating history at the Auckland War Memorial Museum, an enormous Neo-Classical structure fronted by stately colonnades. Inside, discover exhibits based on military and natural history, alongside displays of old-world Maori artifacts. Culture vultures, meanwhile, can enjoy collections of local and international art – from the 11th century to contemporary work – at the Auckland Art Gallery.

Best ways to get around Auckland

Cruise around central Auckland and into the suburbs via the city’s extensive and easy-to-use public transport network of buses, ferries, and trains. The network is integrated and accessible with an AT HOP card – a reusable top-up ticket. Some of Auckland’s surrounding sights are easier to reach by car, so if you’re planning on exploring the surrounding city areas it’s handy to rent your own vehicle. The city itself can also be navigated by car. For total ease of transport, get around by taxicab.

Auckland travel guides

Auckland Travel Guides