Empire Apartments Auckland

21 Whitaker PlaceAuckland1010New Zealand
Serviced apartment
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About Empire Apartments Auckland

Empire Apartments Auckland features affordable accommodations in Auckland's Central Business District (CBD). This basic hotel is only a six-minute stroll away from the nearest bus stop.

Guests have the option of reserving a spacious studio or arranging for a private room located within a three bedroom shared apartment. Studios may feature a single double bed and a private bathroom or a shared living area. A fully equipped kitchen is no exception.

At Empire Apartments Auckland, guests will find an onsite reception and complimentary Wi-Fi. Guests can also tend to laundry needs by making use of the coin-operated laundromat near the lobby.

A quick bite to eat or a drink can be grabbed from the lobby cafe, and several other dining opportunities can be found nearby.

This property is within a ten-minute walk of Queen Street and City Centre. The University of Auckland is less than a ten-minute trek away. Some of the best destinations, including Aotea Square, are within a 20-minute stroll.


21 Whitaker Place, Auckland, 1010, New Zealand
Telephone: +64(9)9509000 | Fax: +64(9)9509001 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Gym
  • Lift
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Restaurant
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Bathroom with shower
  • Cable TV
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Fridge
  • Internet
  • Kitchen / Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Telephone
  • WiFi in rooms

Wellness / Spa

  • Whirlpool / Hot tub

For children

  • Child / Baby cot

Positive Reviews

Good location

The hotel is conveniently located: It's easy to get around the area on foot; there is a number restaurants, cafes, and shops nearby; and public transit is easily accessible.


If you're staying in Auckland on a budget, this hotel might be a good choice. It's basic but extremely affordable, so it will give you a comfortable place to sleep, close to most everything in Auckland, without hurting your bank account.

Large, spacious rooms

The apartments are spacious and give you plenty of space to spread out and make yourself comfortable. Bedrooms and bathrooms are a good size, so you won't feel cramped during your stay.

Negative Reviews

No extras and no frills

The affordable prices at this hotel come with a cost: Rooms don't include Wi-Fi (though it's available at a premium, metered price) or television, cleaning service is minimal and not performed daily, and the included kitchens don't boast much in the way of cooking equipment.

Not enough elevators

The property is 19 stories tall, and it only has two elevators. Be prepared to do a fair amount of waiting for the lifts when trying to get up to or down from your room, especially in the rare case of one of the elevators needing maintenance.

Mostly populated by students

Many of the apartments are occupied by students at Auckland University of Technology, so guests from outside should not expect the environment to be typical of a normal tourist hotel. There may be a fair amount of noise depending on how rowdy your neighbours might be.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index ® based on 219 reviews across the web
6.2 /10
  • Expedia
    6.4 /10
  • Hotels.com
    6.1 /10
  • ebookers.ie
    6.0 /10
  • Other Sources
    6.7 /10
6.2 out of 10 based on 219 reviews