Not everyone who lands in Auckland is simply passing through. Some people, whether they are on a working holiday visa, looking for work, or are just staying in town for a while, are looking for a place to stay that is just a bit more home-like as compared to your common or garden hotel. Unless you are staying for at least six months, it will be difficult to actually rent a flat or house, so you best bet would be to go into one of the many serviced apartments. This will give you a lot of flexibility as you will not be locked into a six to twelve month contract. If, after a while, you decide that you are, in fact, going to stay for an extended period of time, then it will be worth your while to start looking into renting your own place or, as Kiwis often do, rent a room in a shared house. Serviced apartments are located all around the city and most of them are right in the CBD (Central Business District). The thing they have in common are that they contain separate living and sleeping areas. You'll need to check out each one to find out if that means a kitchenette within the same room as the bed, or if there is actually a separate room for both. What is different is price, size and whether or not they provide parking. some have parking but there is an extra fee for using the space. Parking in the CBD is at a premium anyway, so this may or may not be a good deal to you depending on if you have the patience to drive around every night looking for a space on the street (where you will also have to pay but some are cheaper after 6pm). Another thing to look out for are students, who can be noisy. Ask if there are students on the same floors as the guests if you are concerned about noise.
90-92 Nelson St
Apartment-style suites with balconies... read more