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VR Auckland City

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Studio Apartment | Premium bedding, in-room safe, blackout curtains, soundproofing
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32-inch TV with satellite channels

Overview of VR Auckland City

VR Auckland City

4.5 star property
Auckland city centre apartments with kitchens

7.6/10 Good

3,058 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Airport transfer
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry facilities
  • Parking available
  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
The price is NZ$122
Price available on 24/04/2023
188 Hobson Street, Auckland, 1010

Guests rated this location 7.8/10 - Good

Main amenities
  • 75 smoke-free apartments
  • Self parking
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car hire on-site
  • Front desk safe
  • Vending machine
  • Water dispenser
  • Laundry service
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Multilingual staff
  • Concierge services
  • Free newspapers in the lobby
Feel at home
  • Children stay free
  • Cots/infant beds (surcharge)
  • Kitchen
  • Television
  • Washer/dryer
  • Blackout curtains

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Auckland Central Business District
  • SkyCity Casino - 3 min drive
  • Sky Tower - 3 min drive
  • Auckland Ferry Terminal - 6 min drive
  • Spark Arena - 5 min drive
  • Eden Park - 5 min drive
  • Auckland Zoo - 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
  • Best Ugly Bagels - 5 min walk
  • Cookie Cafe - 6 min walk
  • Three Beans Roastery - 5 min walk
  • Tanuki's Cave - 6 min walk

About this property

VR Auckland City

VR Auckland City offers an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for NZD 30 per person one-way. 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 say great things about the helpful staff and overall value. 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 from 3:00 PM until 11:00 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
  • The front desk is open daily from 8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
  • 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
  • If you are planning to arrive after 10:00 PM please contact the property in advance 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, debit card or cash deposit 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
  • Covered self parking on site (NZD 30 per night; includes in/out privileges)
  • Limited on-site parking
  • Height restrictions apply for 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
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Free tea bags/instant coffee
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Freezer


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


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


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


  • Washer/dryer
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities

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
  • Safe
  • Multilingual staff
  • Guidebooks/recommendations
  • Electrical adapters/chargers
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Phone
  • Luggage storage
  • Blackout curtains
  • Safe at front desk

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
  • Swimming nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby
  • Segway hire/tours nearby
  • Bike rentals nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Marina nearby
  • Skydiving nearby
  • Casino nearby
  • Power boating 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

  • 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 2.5 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


  • Covered self-parking costs NZD 30 per night with in/out privileges
  • Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve on-site parking
  • Parking height restrictions apply

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).


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

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 31 March 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at VR Auckland City on 24 April 2023 start from NZ$122, 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. Parking spaces may be limited.
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 from 3:00 PM - 11:00 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 5-minute walk from SkyCity Casino and 6 minutes' walk from Queen Street Shopping District. Travellers love the aparthotel's prime location.







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Property conditions & facilities


6/10 Good

Furniture and carpets very grubby, needs refurbishment & decorating
John, 1-night business trip
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8/10 Very good

Good location
Two bedroom apartment for business. Overall okay. Good location. Bathroom needs a bit of TLC.
Anna, 2-night business trip
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2/10 Poor

3-night family trip
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4/10 Fair

Not as expected for cleanliness and comfort.
5-night business trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Rahul, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Erik, 2-night trip
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2/10 Poor

Would not recommend.
Very disappointed. Once checked in, realised there was only 2 towels for 4 adults. Rung up to ask for more and got told there was a towel shortage... Was given 1 key card for 4 of us, asked for another and wasn't possible. Has requested parking on booking, got a reply to say this was confirmed but on arriving, there was no parking available. Dishes were dirty, bedding was rough and dirty looking, on the patio was a ball of shaven off hair - god only knows where from! VERY DISAPPOINTING.
Phil, 1-night trip with friends
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6/10 Good

Outdated and not as nice as the pictures
Overall I was quite disappointed. The pictures make the hotel look nicer than it actually is, and I think the photos are very old. Maintenance is an issue and the hotel is outdated and in need of a renovation. Two of the ceiling lights weren't working, the mattress was very uncomfortable (I could feel the springs), the bathroom didn't have any hand soap but strangely had two big bottles of shampoo and body wash, and there was a pile of used towels left on the armchair (I think the cleaners forgot to take them away). I would not stay here again.
David, 2-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Alastair, 2-night trip
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6/10 Good

Max, 2-night trip
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