VR Auckland City

4.5 star property
City centre aparthotel within walking distance of Sky Tower

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VR Auckland City

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Two Bedroom Apartment | Living area
Studio Apartment

Overview of VR Auckland City



Property highlights

  • Airport transfer
  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Parking available
  • Laundry facilities
The price is AU$120
Price available on 8/10/2023
188 Hobson Street, Auckland, 1010
Main amenities
  • 75 smoke-free apartments
  • Breakfast available
  • Self parking
  • Airport shuttle
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Car hire on-site
  • Front desk safe
  • Vending machine
  • Water dispenser
  • Laundry service
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Multilingual staff
Feel at home
  • Children stay free
  • Cots/infant beds (surcharge)
  • Kitchen
  • Television
  • Washer/dryer
  • Blackout curtains

Room options

Two Bedroom Apartment

  • 50 sq m
  • 2 bedrooms
  • 1 bathroom
  • City view
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 Queen Beds

One-Bedroom Apartment

  • 42 sq m
  • 1 bedroom
  • 1 bathroom
  • City view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Queen Bed

Classic One Bedroom Apartment

  • 36 sq m
  • 1 bedroom
  • 1 bathroom
  • City view
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Double Bed and 1 Single Bed

Studio Apartment

  • 32 sq m
  • Studio
  • City view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Queen Bed

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Auckland Central Business District
  • Sky Tower - 7 min walk
  • Auckland Ferry Terminal - 17 min walk
  • Eden Park - 40 min walk
  • Queen Street Shopping District - 2 min drive
  • SkyCity Casino - 3 min drive
  • University of Auckland - 3 min drive
  • Princes Wharf - 3 min drive
  • Auckland City Hospital - 4 min drive
  • Spark Arena - 5 min drive
  • Mt. Eden - 5 min drive

Getting around

  • Auckland (AKL-Auckland Intl.) - 26 min drive
  • Auckland Britomart Station - 18 min walk
  • Auckland Mt Eden Station - 27 min walk
  • Auckland Grafton Station - 29 min walk
  • Gaunt Street Tram Stop - 15 min walk
  • Daldy Street Tram Stop - 17 min walk
  • Halsey Street Tram Stop - 19 min walk
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)


  • Bite Brazilian Eatery - 7 min walk
  • Cookie Cafe - 7 min walk
  • Katsura Japanese Restaurant - 3 min walk
  • Brothers Beer - 5 min walk
  • Q Theatre - 8 min walk

About this property

VR Auckland City

Putting you a short five-minute drive from Sky Tower and Auckland Ferry Terminal, VR Auckland City offers an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for NZD 30 per person. Free WiFi is an added perk, and guests looking to stay active can experience the nearby hiking/biking trails, kayaking and parasailing. Apartments feature bonuses such as kitchens and washers/dryers, along with premium bedding and rainfall showerheads. Fellow travellers love the walkable location. The property is only a short walk to public transportation: Gaunt Street Tram Stop is 15 minutes away.


Chinese (Mandarin), English, Filipino, Hindi

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Property is professionally cleaned
Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Ecolab (third-party expert - Global)

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance


  • Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); to arrange pick-up, guests must contact the property 24 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
  • For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • One child (aged 12 years old and younger) stays free per registered adult when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome

Property amenities


  • Free WiFi

Parking and transport

  • On-site parking available only on request
  • Self parking on site (NZD 30 per night)
  • On-site parking
  • 24-hour return airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Airport shuttle on request
  • On-site car hire

Family friendly

  • Cots (infant beds): NZD 25.0 per night
  • Children stay for free (see details)


  • Fridge
  • Stovetop
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Electric kettle
  • Toaster
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Cleaning supplies


  • To-go breakfast available for a fee daily 7:00 AM–9:30 AM: NZD 30 for adults and NZD 15 for children


  • Premium bedding
  • Bed sheets provided
  • Rollaway/extra beds: NZD 35.0 per night


  • Shower
  • Rainfall shower head
  • Soap
  • Hairdryer
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels provided
  • Free toiletries
  • Shampoo


  • 32-inch HDTV with satellite service
  • TV in a common area


  • Dryer
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Laundry detergent

Climate control

  • Air conditioning


  • Service animals only (pets not allowed)


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (selected rooms)
  • Lift
  • In-room accessibility (selected rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (selected rooms)
  • Soundproofing
  • Step-free path to entrance
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Wheelchair-accessible (with limits)
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible public bathroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to lift
  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Safe
  • Multilingual staff
  • Guidebooks/recommendations
  • Electrical adapters/chargers
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Phone
  • Luggage storage
  • Blackout curtains

Location highlights

  • Near a metro station
  • Near a train station
  • In the business district
  • In the city centre
  • Near a hospital

Things to do

  • Bike tour information
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby
  • Fishing nearby
  • Zip-lining nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Bike rentals nearby
  • Marina nearby

Safety features

  • Smoke detector
  • Window guards


  • 75 rooms
  • 10 floors
  • 1 building
  • Built in 2005

Fees & policies

Refundable deposits

  • Deposit: NZD 250 per stay

Optional extras

  • To-go breakfast is offered for an extra charge of approximately NZD 30 for adults and NZD 15 for children
  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of NZD 30 per person (one-way)
  • Credit card charges are subject to an extra charge of 3.50 per cent

Children & extra beds

  • Cots/infant beds are available for NZD 25.0 per night
  • Rollaway beds are available for NZD 35.0 per night
  • Airport shuttle service for children costs NZD 30 (one-way)
  • Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cots/infant beds and rollaway/extra beds


  • Self-parking costs NZD 30 per night
  • Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve on-site parking

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning measures are currently in place.

The property is professionally cleaned; disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Ecolab (third-party expert - Global).


Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.
Long-term renters welcome.
Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a smoke detector and window guards on site.
This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ+ friendly).
The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

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

Frequently asked questions

Does VR Auckland City offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, VR Auckland City does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at VR Auckland City?
As of 5 Oct 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at VR Auckland City on 8 Oct 2023 start from AU$120, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at VR Auckland City?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property and social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at VR Auckland City?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at VR Auckland City?
Yes. Self-parking costs NZD 30 per night.
Is an airport shuttle service offered by VR Auckland City?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is NZD 30 per person one-way.
What are the check-in and check-out times at VR Auckland City?
You can check in starting at 3:00 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM.
What is there to do at VR Auckland City and nearby?
Have fun with nearby activities such as cycling, boat tours and fishing. Additional recreation nearby includes casino gaming, ecotours and segway hire.
Does VR Auckland City have a kitchen or kitchenette?
Yes, there is a kitchen, which also includes a toaster, cookware and a fridge.
What's the area around VR Auckland City like?
VR Auckland City is in Auckland Central Business District, a short 7-minute walk from Sky Tower and 17 minutes' walk from Auckland Ferry Terminal. Our travellers say that the local area is very walkable.







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8/10 Very good

Convenient hotel
A good hotel at a good price but the first time I can ever remember a hotel room without a TV
Roger, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Tay, 1-night trip
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2/10 Poor

Kerri Anne, 1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

4/10 Fair

Bathroom was mouldy and old. Curtains had mould on them, blankets had marks on them. Multiple shelves / hooks broken. Wifi worked intermittently. Breakfast was individual slices of bread (separated from the loaf) and same with the cereal. Asked for extra blankets multiple times and eventually took physically standing at reception to get them. I wouldn’t stay again, was old, mouldy and dated.
Rowena, 2-night family trip
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4/10 Fair

Room not clean on most days. Housekeeping staff are.lazy do not do thrur jobs, even we need to remind to clean the room yet not done. Very bad, the breakfast given in basket n always the same food.
Munawar, 4-night trip
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4/10 Fair

3 star definately
Arrived at the hotel around 4pm ... reception OK ...no parking . Room on 4th floor - galley style lounge and kitchenette with washer corridor size that lead onto a double bed in another room that had a balcony. Bathroom showing wear and tear and rust spots . all facilities in room worked ...but basic . Only 1 towel so asked for another ...had to ask twice before eventually arrived. No phone to call reception in room. Room quite enough .
THOMAS, 1-night trip
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2/10 Poor

Jasmine, 2-night trip
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4/10 Fair

Room wasn’t what I expected from the pictures and what I thought I had paid for. Kitchen facilities ok, stove was dirty though. Washing machine made an absolute racket and was leaking. Called management, was given a nicer room and promised that the clothes would be cleaned and dried by the next morning. Woke to find the clothes were still being washed (12hours later), when they were able to get clothes out of the machine they remained soaking wet. As a result, I thought it would be easy just to spin dry the clothes and get them out ( no chance) Parking instructions were very poorly, and given 2 options ( neither option was taken as I couldn’t find the carpark) Ask if I’d return to stay there. It’s a BIG FAT NO from me.
tisha, 1-night family trip
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6/10 Good

Ngarangi, 2-night trip
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6/10 Good

The location was great!
The overall stay was ok, a great location with walking distance to the sky tower, center, shopping, supermarket so great for a family with kids. Also, it was very handy to keep the suitcases at the hotel after the check out and have the last walk around before heading to the airport. The check-in was long and the room I received was not serviced so very disappointed, however I got a better one after I complained. We re-cleaned all the dishes as it didn't look very clean. I had a high expectations, however it work and my sister love Auckland.
Carolina, 3-night family trip
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