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VR Auckland City

4.5-starThis property does not have a Qualmark® rating. For the benefit of our customers, we have provided a rating based on our rating system.
188 Hobson Street, Auckland, 1010, New Zealand

Upscale apartment with kitchen, near Queen Street Shopping District
  • Free WiFi
From 1,379 reviews. TripAdvisor Traveller Rating.

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Great location
Fantastic service
Could use a good cleaning
Wellness & sports facilities could be improved

VR Auckland City

from A$98
  • Classic Room, 1 Bedroom
  • Executive Room, 1 Bedroom
  • Family Room, 2 Bedrooms
  • Studio Suite, 1 Queen Bed

What’s around VR Auckland City


  • In Auckland Central Business District
  • Queen Street Shopping District - 6 min walk
  • Sky Tower - 7 min walk
  • Auckland Town Hall - 7 min walk
  • University of Auckland - 15 min walk
  • Princes Wharf - 17 min walk
  • Auckland Ferry Terminal - 17 min walk
  • Auckland Domain - 27 min walk

Getting around

  • Auckland (AKL-Auckland Intl.) - 20 min drive
  • Auckland Britomart Station - 18 min walk
  • Auckland Mt Eden Station - 26 min walk
  • Auckland Grafton Station - 29 min walk

At a glance

Key facts


  • 83 apartments
  • Arranged over 10 floors


  • Check-in time 2 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Self parking (limited) *

Payment types at the property

Other information

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

At the aparthotel

Food and drink
  • Free on-the-go breakfast
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built – 2005
  • Lift
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Television in common areas
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower

In the apartment

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Washer/dryer
Sleep well
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Premium bedding
Things to enjoy
  • Individually furnished
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • TV
  • Premium TV channels
  • DVD player
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
Food and drink
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen
  • Stovetop
  • Cookware, dishware and utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

VR Auckland City’s small print

Also known as

  • Auckland City Oaks Apartment
  • VR Auckland City Aparthotel
  • VR Aparthotel
  • Oaks On Hobson
  • VR Auckland City New Zealand
  • Auckland City Oaks
  • Auckland City Oaks Hotel Auckland Central
  • Oaks On Hobson
  • Auckland City Oaks New Zealand
  • VR Auckland City Aparthotel
  • VR Aparthotel
  • Auckland City Oaks Hotel Central
  • VR Auckland City New Zealand


Guests must contact this hotel in advance to reserve onsite parking. Please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

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

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

Refundable deposits

    Deposit: NZD 250 per stay

Optional extras

Onsite credit card charges are subject to an extra charge of 2.5 percent

Self parking costs NZD 30.00 per night with in/out privileges

Rollaway beds are available for NZD 25.0 per night

Cribs/Infant beds are available for NZD 25.0 per stay

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.

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Recent reviews

Good 7.0 From 592 reviews

Very good 8.0
A bit disappointed about parking have to pay and the car park very small
Lien, auFamily trip
Poor 2.0
4.5 star? not a chance, pushing for 3.
Location is good, that's about it. 4.5 star?? no way more like 3 star. Another old hotel that appears to be bought out by a certain race and marketed as hi quality but essentially run down. Desk staff generally indifferent to guests. Paid much more than this hotel is worth. Charged us $30 a day for parking, not a real parking bay and required to leave keys so cars can be double parked and moved by strangers!? No way with hire vehicles! Eventually got this refunded. Put us on 9th floor under plant room. Sounded like a New York subway all night! insane noise in the bedrooms from machinery above the ceiling. No sleep first night. Carpets filthy, hall smelt like it had just been cleaned, damp and strong chemical smell. Moved to another room next morning on lower floor, no noise but main bed horrible, old spring mattress that was half collapsed. Breakfast: Juice and milk ok, museli ok, bread was wafer thin, the glad ziplock bags cost more than the rubbish bread in them. Not enough butter or jam provided for 3 paid up guests. Would not stay here again.
auFamily trip
Fair 4.0
Nothing like the photos. Toilet not clean .Cistern button broken. Floor tiles all chipped and broken.. Door broken . Staff were very good moved us to another room. Room was a bit better but not was advertised. Not happy
Greg, au2 night romance trip
Very good 8.0
Family road trip
It was quiet stressful that our room's washing machine didn't work but they offer to do my washing for me at 2am in the morning. Breakfast was good enough but parking was limited.
Veronica, auFamily trip
Good 6.0
No air conditioning in bedrooms also no dryer or drying facilities even though there was a washing machine. Located on busy street very noisy unable to sleep at night. Car parking a nightmare as cars had to be moved so we could get out. Overall disappointing
au3 night family trip

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