Hotel Rating

Features

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Parking (paid)
  • Air conditioning
  • Fitness centre
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Spa
  • Airport shuttle
  • Full service laundry
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Business centre
  • Conference Facilities
  • Family Rooms
  • Baby Sitting
  • Smoke Free Property
  • Sea Views (some rooms)
  • No free breakfast
  • No pets
  • Not all inclusive
  • No spa

Location Rating

7/10

Location

Suitable for

Check in

  • Check in 3pm
  • Check out 11am

Pullman Hotel Auckland Review

Overview

Pullman is a large 5 star hotel near Auckland University, it’s been around a long time but has been refurbished and is in OK shape. It’s a big hotel and everything about it is large, the pool is 25m long, the rooms are big, so are the meeting room and banquet spaces. Pullman Hotel Auckland is great for conferences and weddings.

In addition to 340 guest rooms, the Pullman Hotel also has all the facilities you would expect in a 5 star hotel including an excellent Spa, Restaurant and bar.

 

Location

The location is a 7/10 for tourists. It’s near Auckland University so great if you have business there. The location is set well away from Auckland’s bars and restaurants so great if you like a quieter spot. (Although sound proofing is not the best feature of the Pullman). It’s a fairly long walk to the Viaduct or Sky Tower from here. It is close to Auckland Art Gallery and Albert park.

Restaurants & Bars

Tapestry Restaurant is self described as a modern brasserie serving food made with international flavours and techniques, while using local produce. That pretty much describes every NZ restaurant that isn’t offering a hangi (traditional Maori cooking method). I’ve eaten here on several occasions and found it to be good but not great. Totally fine for breakfast and dinner once. If you’re staying longer make the walk down the hill and try the fabulous Cassia Restaurant.

Omni bar offers cocktails and food.

Accommodation Standard

The standard of accommodation offered at Pullman Hotel is a 7/10. The hotel seems due for a refurbish. It’s not horrible but far from the top end of 5 star hotels. This is fairly reflected in the pricing though it still offer good value. The facilities are magnificent. Unmatched for the price in Auckland so if you can put up with the odd stain on the carpet then it is fantastic value.

Negatives

  • The location is a little out of the way unless visiting the University.
  • Some rooms could use a refresh (2019)

Outstanding Features

  • Large well equipped hotel
  • Great Pool one of Auckland’s best.
  • Large rooms even the smallest are 23m square.
  • Excellent Spa