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13 Jul

Scenic Hotel Auckland

1310528237_superior room secenic.jpgThe Gilpin Team were recently treated by the Scenic Hotel located on Queen Street Auckland to a fabulous evening.

Our hosts Les Morgan and Natasha Du Plessis, along with fellow colleagues were fantastic and made us feel extremely welcome and valued.

Scenic Hotel Auckland is an apartment style hotel with many of the rooms having self-catering kitchens. It's central city location makes it easy to explore the city, access public transport or set sail on the Hauraki Gulf. And watch out for the opening of the new 'Q' theatre which is directly opposite the hotel and due to open in August 2011.

Our superior twin suites were of a comfortable size with a separate lounge and kitchenette. The rooms were modern and comfortable. Personalised notes in the room awaited us asking us to join the team in the in-house MLC Bar. On arrival we were treated to personalised margarita glasses (with bottomless top ups for margarita mix), divine finger foods, and a warm and welcoming atmosphere by the Hotels friendly staff.

Once the mingling had come to an end, we dropped our glasses back to the room only to be surprised by mini foot spas along with a message stating they may be required after dancing the night away! And they were required ... but nothing like hopping into the incredible cosy beds that felt like you were sleeping in a cocoon.

The next morning we dined at MLC for a full cooked breakfast before heading home. What better way to start the day!

Overall it was a great experience, we were well looked after and spoilt too. Thanks to team at Scenic Hotels for making it so special!  A great hotel with the staff being the icing on the cake!