JW Marriott Auckland
ArrivalI landed at Auckland International Airport kinda late at night, and while dragging around 160lbs (80 kilos) of bags, I didn't feel the desire to fight on buses with that, so I just took a cab downtown (or as they call it here, CBD, Central Business District) to the JW Marriott in Auckland.
I got to the hotel and checked in, and was ready to call it a night but... well, I had to work US hours. So anyway, up to my room I went.
The RoomsSo the first night I was in a kinda regular King room, but on the top floor. Well, I enquired at the front desk and was able to get a suite for the remaining 3 nights of my stay. (Oh yeah, take that Hilton!)
3D interactive room tour, use your mouse or fingers to move around and see other rooms.
The Floorplan allows you to click directly to the rooms in question, go ahead, try it!
DiningSo, one bar, one restaurant, but this is not a limitation here. The bar is really swank and well-staffed (Alex was astounding). The restaurant, well, the breakfast is a mind-blowing buffet with the chefs working it directly behind the counter for your custom eggs and even what you might like in the next day to be available (hint, ask for french toast).
SpacesWith a fully outfitted gym and a quite large indoor pool, well, plus event spaces that are quite spacious.
SummaryThere are places in the world where service still matters, and this is one of them. In laid back New Zealand, the luxury of this place does stand out and it's exceptionally welcome.
They were completely overboard on taking care of me and I can tell you, it's been 3 years since service has been this good. You should stay here, there are no questions about it.
Eric - 2023-06-01
Rob - 2023-06-01 From the Real Rob