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The Shakespeare Hotel

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Front of property
Iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets
Lunch and dinner served

Overview of The Shakespeare Hotel

The Shakespeare Hotel

3.0 star property
3-star hotel with winery, near Sky Tower
7.0 out of 10 Good
7.0/10 Good

394 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Parking available
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Non-smoking
The price is NZ$116
Price available on 04/06/2023
61 Albert Street, Auckland, 1010
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Winery
  • Restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Self parking
  • Room service
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Luggage storage
  • Limited hour front desk
For families
  • Fridge
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Digital TV service
  • Off-site parking available

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Auckland Central Business District
  • Sky Tower - 5 min walk
  • Auckland Ferry Terminal - 7 min walk
  • Spark Arena - 19 min walk
  • Queen Street Shopping District - 1 min drive
  • Princes Wharf - 1 min drive
  • SkyCity Casino - 2 min drive
  • University of Auckland - 3 min drive
  • Auckland City Hospital - 4 min drive
  • Auckland War Memorial Museum - 6 min drive
  • Mt. Eden - 6 min drive

Getting around

  • Auckland (AKL-Auckland Intl.) - 28 min drive
  • Auckland Grafton Station - 5 min drive
  • Auckland Newmarket Station - 5 min drive
  • Auckland Britomart Station - 8 min walk
  • Gaunt Street Tram Stop - 10 min walk
  • Daldy Street Tram Stop - 14 min walk
  • Halsey Street Tram Stop - 15 min walk


  • Kushi Japanese Kitchen & Bar - 2 min walk
  • 1947 Eatery - 3 min walk
  • Hollywood Bakery Espresso Wyndham Street - 1 min walk
  • Bbq Duck Cafe - 2 min walk
  • Ichiban Yakatori Restaurant - 2 min walk

About this property

The Shakespeare Hotel

The Shakespeare Hotel features a winery and puts you within a five-minute walk of Sky Tower. Guests looking for a bite to eat can visit Shakespeare Terrace, which serves lunch and dinner. A bar/lounge, a snack bar/deli and a terrace are other highlights. Fellow travellers say great things about the helpful staff and central location. Public transportation is only a short walk: Gaunt Street Tram Stop is 10 minutes and Daldy Street Tram Stop is 14 minutes.


English, French, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter


Contactless social distancing and check-out
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Hand sanitiser provided
Individually wrapped food options available for lunch, dinner and through room service
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 10 rooms
  • Arranged over 4 floors


  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM until 9:30 PM
  • Express check-in/out available
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 9:00 AM - 9:30 PM
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in

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


  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Secured covered on-site self-parking (NZD 30 per day)
  • Off-site parking nearby (NZD 30 per day; booking required)

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Snack bar/deli

What to do

  • Pool table

Working away

  • Meeting rooms


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Luggage storage
  • Romance packages


  • 1 building/tower
  • Built in 1898
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Winery on-site
  • Wine-tasting room

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • LCD television
  • Digital TV channels

Home comfort

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer (on request)
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Fridge


  • Daily housekeeping

Special features


Shakespeare Terrace – This restaurant serves lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Happy hour is offered.

Fees & policies

Refundable deposits

  • A damage deposit of NZD 300 will be collected before check-in

Optional extras

  • Late checkout can be arranged for an extra charge of NZD 20 (subject to availability)
  • Kitchen/kitchenette use is available for an extra charge


  • Covered self-parking costs NZD 30 per day
  • Parking is available nearby and costs NZD 30 per day (164 ft away; open 24 hours)

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

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 and guests are provided with hand sanitiser.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Individually wrapped food options are available for lunch and dinner, and also through room service.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.


This property does not have lifts.
Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system and a first aid kit on site.
This property accepts credit cards and cash.

Also known as

Shakespeare Brewery
Shakespeare Brewery Auckland
Shakespeare Hotel & Brewery
Shakespeare Hotel & Brewery Auckland
Shakespeare Hotel Auckland
Shakespeare Hotel
Shakespeare Auckland
The Shakespeare Hotel Brewery
The Shakespeare Hotel Hotel
The Shakespeare Hotel Auckland
The Shakespeare Hotel Hotel Auckland

Frequently asked questions

Does The Shakespeare Hotel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, The Shakespeare Hotel 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 The Shakespeare Hotel?
As of 2 June 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at The Shakespeare Hotel on 4 June 2023 start from NZ$116, 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 The Shakespeare Hotel?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser and social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at The Shakespeare Hotel?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at The Shakespeare Hotel?
Yes. Self-parking costs NZD 30 per day.
What are the check-in and check-out times at The Shakespeare Hotel?
You can check in from 2:00 PM - 9:30 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM. Late check-out is available for a charge of NZD 20 (subject to availability). Express check-in and check-out and contactless social distancing and check-out are available.
Is there an on-site casino at The Shakespeare Hotel?
No, this hotel doesn't have a casino, but SkyCity Casino (5-min walk) is nearby.
What is there to do at The Shakespeare Hotel and nearby?
The Shakespeare Hotel has a winery.
Are there restaurants at or near The Shakespeare Hotel?
Yes, there's an on-site restaurant, Shakespeare Terrace.
What's the area around The Shakespeare Hotel like?
The Shakespeare Hotel is in Auckland Central Business District, a short 8-minute walk from Auckland Britomart Station and 5 minutes' walk from Sky Tower. Travellers say that the local area is good for shopping and very central.







Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities




8/10 Very good

Lots of character and great location.
The room was quite small with a tiny bathroom but the bed was comfortable and the location was perfect. Ideal for our single night's stay to see a show at the Aotea Centre. Two things would have improved our stay - some teaspoons to stir our hot drinks and somewhere to hang the towels - perhaps a rail on the back of the bathroom door.
Penny, 1-night trip
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2/10 Poor

This place is a dump. The beds are uncomfortable, the rooms are very small and dirty, the entire hotel is falling apart. It looked like nothing had been cleaned, ever. The showers are covered in mold or dust. There’s some giant hole in the wall above the bed and opened the entire room to an insane amount of dust. The staff appeared nice initially but then misled us on parking. We ended up paying nearly $200 NZ for two days of parking and the staff did nothing to help us sort out the misunderstanding (on their part). It was very hard to come and go from the hotel. And climbing up 3 flights of stairs for my older mother was very challenging. The pictures make this place look nicer than it is. Probably the worst hotel experience I’ve ever had. For $198 NZ, you might as well stay across the street at an established hotel. We watched them eat breakfast and were insanely jealous and embarrassed to be seen in this establishment. Also, did I mention the staff lied to us about parking? Terrible experience. Unfortunate way to start our trip.
2-night family trip
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4/10 Fair

Staff were polite and nice but the room was hot, stuffy (no aircon) filthy (snot on the wall next to the bed, dirty floor) and there is building works next door (extremely noisy and they started at 6:15 in the morning!)
Declan, 1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

6/10 Good

Room was hot and fan not working Kitchen had no cups and low on utensils
Tawio, 1-night family trip
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6/10 Good

I had high expectations of this famous establishment but was disappointed with the room. It was old and tired with the curtains hanging down and generally run down. The shower was dirty and the window didn’t close properly. All in all a place I won’t recommend or return to. The value for money was poor. The IBIS across the road was $40 cheaper. Not good.
Bryan, 1-night romance trip
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8/10 Very good

Les, 1-night trip
Verified guest review

2/10 Poor

Would not recommend
Really hot cramped and smelly room above a pub up 3 flights of stairs and no obvious secondary fire evauuation route. Bed was comfortable and shower ok but bathroom smelt of fish and whole place needed a good clean. With windows open as very hot lots of city noise outside. Carpet on stairs smelt of urine. No onsite parking.
CLAIRE, 1-night trip
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2/10 Poor

very dirty, no lift, nothing fitted, blinds falling to bits, unwelcoming room, dirty mattress, no mattress protectors and i could keep going.
Verified Wotif guest review

8/10 Very good

Debbie, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Nostalgic, historical building. While the room was very basic, it was clean and met my needs. The location is very central and convenient. The restaurant has great food, though the floor and bar staff seemed to be struggling to keep up with things and gave mixed messages about ordering drinks/food. Not sure if that was due to lack of staff and being under pressure or not. The front reception person was very warm and welcoming and carried my suitcase up the stairs. That saved me as I would have struggled. It was tough getting down from the top floor with my luggage. Pricey regarding the room but then the location made up for that. Loved the bar décor and exterior design. Not staffed in the morning for checkout, so you leave the key in the drop box. So you can't sit inside after checkout if you are waiting for a lift but there are seats across the road. Convenient to the airport bus a few blocks away and to shops such as supermarkets (one across the road).
2-night trip
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