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24 Aug

Sudima Auckland Airport

Sudima Auckland Airport - Tales from Tanya employee of Gilpin Travel


I had the pleasure of viewing the new Sudima Auckland Airport Hotel and was pleasantly surprised.

I pulled up in front of the hotel where there are 170 car parks on offer for the guests. Not far to walk to the main lobby and best of all parking is FREE! An airport shuttle bus is on offer from the airport to hotel and vice versa – again FREE! Entering the large lobby I was greeted with ‘sparkling white’ tiled floors, funky furniture, a feeling of space, happy people and a good vibe. I poke my nose into the gym and walk through to view the indoor heated swimming pool. Maybe ... I sample some of the delicious NZ products for sale next to reception. Highly recommend the NZ honey body butter smelt soooo good!

Conference rooms are located to the right of reception, which unfortunately I am unable to view to being in use. The bar and dinging facilities are also located on ground floor and are open planned, with the restaurant seating up to 200. Glad to see one of our clients Simply Squeezed product in the bar!

Onto the room inspections! Well appointed pristine rooms. The standard rooms are spacious and offer modern furnishings, crisp white linen, black-out curtains, double glazed windows, super soft pillows and well appointed bathrooms. No stains anywhere. New – new – new even smelt new! The one down side is there are no-mini bars in rooms but never feat the hotel bar isn’t far away! For those who want a tad more space you can upgrade to an executive room for an extra $40.00 per night. Executive rooms offer a working desk station, free internet, plunger coffee and a higher quality of bathroom amenities.

This hotel is priced well, smells new, is new and looks fantastic! Looking for a great night sleep at Auckland airport – don’t look past the Sudima Auckland.