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Empire Apartments, Auckland

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21 Whitaker Place, Grafton, Auckland, Auckland, 1010, New Zealand

3-star guesthouse with restaurant, near Queen Street Shopping District
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  • Room was clean and staff were very helpful. I had to cut my trip short unexpectedly and…Jan 16, 2019
  • I have a spacious and clean studio apartment. The bedding and pillow are comfortable. The…Jul 5, 2018
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Empire Apartments, Auckland

from $38
  • Studio Apartment with One Double Bed
  • Studio Apartment with Two Single Beds
  • Double Lockable Room with Private Bathroom in Shared Two-Bedroom Apartment
  • Twin Lockable Room with Private Bathroom in Shared Two-Bedroom Apartment
  • 2-Bedroom 2-Bathroom Apartment with 1 Double and 2 Single Beds
  • 3-Bedroom Apartment with 3 Double Beds
  • Apartment, 2 Bedrooms
  • Apartment, 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bedroom 2 Level Apartment With Own Entrance
  • Deluxe 1-bedroom Suite Apartment
  • Deluxe 2-bedroom Suite Apartment
  • Deluxe 2-bedroom Suite Apartment

What’s around Empire Apartments, Auckland

Top spots nearby

Recommended by this property

  • The Civic (8-minute walk)
  • University of Auckland (8-minute walk)
  • Sky Tower (11-minute walk)
  • SkyCity Casino (11-minute walk)
  • Queen Street Shopping District (11-minute walk)
  • Spark Arena (15-minute walk)
  • Auckland Ferry Terminal (15-minute walk)
  • Princes Wharf (18-minute walk)
  • Auckland Zoo (39-minute walk)
  • Sylvia Park (5.7 mi / 9.1 km)

Getting around

  • Auckland (AKL-Auckland Intl.) - 29 min drive
  • Auckland Britomart Station - 23 min walk
  • Auckland Mt Eden Station - 25 min walk
  • Auckland Grafton Station - 27 min walk
  • Limited parking

At a glance

Key facts


  • 50 rooms


  • Check-in time 2 PM-11 PM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
  • Express check-out
The front desk is open daily from 8 AM - 11 PM.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Children (10 years old and younger) not allowed

  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • WiFi and wired Internet access in rooms *

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the property

Food and drink
  • Restaurant
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
Languages Spoken
  • Chinese
  • English
  • Japanese
  • Korean

In the room

Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
Be entertained
  • Flat-screen TV
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Wired Internet access (surcharge)
  • Phone
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Cookware, dishware, and utensils
  • Housekeeping - once per stay

Special features


Empire Foodcourt - Onsite restaurant. Open daily.

Empire Apartments, Auckland’s small print

Also known as

  • Empire Apartments Auckland
  • Empire Auckland


Guests who may encounter issues with stairs should contact this property in advance. Elevators are not available. Contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have elevators.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Optional extras

Onsite credit card charges are subject to an extra charge of 2 percent

Parking is available nearby and costs NZD 30 per day

WiFi is available in guestrooms for NZD 10 per week (rates may vary)

Wired Internet access is available in guestrooms for NZD 10 per week (rates may vary)

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

Recent reviews

Good 7.0 From 61 reviews

Empire Apartments, Auckland
It's in a good area but everything around it is under construction. The hotel is very old - and everything is also under construction... Maybe it'll be good when all of this renovation is done.
, au1 night business trip
Empire Apartments, Auckland
Very Good8.0
Great location, Great cheap eats on site
Empire Apartments is in an excellent location. The noodle house cafe in the building does excellent food and is very reasonably priced. The apartment I stayed in was a little knocked around but clean and fine. It was the middle of summer and 27oC in Auckland so not having air conditioning in the apartment was a little hot. There were two fans in the apartment working hard..
MJ, nz1 night trip
Empire Apartments, Auckland
Very Good8.0
Just the that place for overnight
Not to bad,smallish rooms, but we had 3 bedrooms & 2 bathrooms for the 3 of us. Great price for what was provided. No parking, but a small parking building in walking distance.
Alastair, nz1 night family trip
Empire Apartments, Auckland
Horrible hotel
Total disaster! I booked two three bedroom apartments upon check in guy at reception told me I have booked only one three bedroom apartment, I showed him the conformation email but he refused to give me two apartments half of my family end up staying with one of my relatives in Auckland. Facility was badly managed, not clean no WiFi, I paid $50 for two days parking, no aircondition in rooms fans were lousy and small computer monitors made into TV. Spoiled my family trip I will not book again through
Mukarram, nz2 night family trip
Empire Apartments, Auckland
Stove did not work, difficult location and had to pay for public parking about 200 m away from the apartments. Room was clean, but a "queen" bed turned out to be two single mattresses put together.
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