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Iron/ironing board, WiFi
Flat-screen TV
Iron/ironing board, WiFi
Iron/ironing board, WiFi

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237 reviews
Guests rated this property 2.4/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

Parking included


Explore the area

Popular LocationAuckland War Memorial Museum12 min walk
Popular LocationAuckland Domain14 min walk
Popular LocationAuckland City Hospital8 min drive
AirportAuckland (AKL-Auckland Intl.)27 min drive

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  • Standard Studio (Twin Studio Room)

    Room amenities

    • 20 sq m
    • Sleeps 3
    More detailsStandard Studio (Twin Studio Room)
  • Standard Studio, Non Smoking (Double Studio Room)

    Room amenities

    • 20 sq m
    • Sleeps 2
    More detailsStandard Studio, Non Smoking (Double Studio Room)
  • Standard Room, Non Smoking, Kitchen (Edwardian Apartment)

    Room amenities

    • 60 sq m
    • City view
    • Sleeps 4
    More detailsStandard Room, Non Smoking, Kitchen (Edwardian Apartment)
  • Apartment, 1 Bedroom, Balcony

    Room amenities

    • 36 sq m
    • Sleeps 4
    More detailsApartment, 1 Bedroom, Balcony
  • Apartment, 1 Bedroom, Balcony (Twin)

    Room amenities

    • 65 sq m
    • City view
    • Sleeps 4
    More detailsApartment, 1 Bedroom, Balcony (Twin)

About this area


Parnell City Lodge is located in Auckland's Parnell neighbourhood. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Auckland Domain and Mt. Eden, while Kelly Tarlton's Underwater World and Auckland Zoo are popular area attractions. Looking to enjoy an event or a game? See what's going on at Eden Park or Spark Arena.
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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Auckland War Memorial Museum - 12 min walk
  • Auckland Domain - 14 min walk
  • Spark Arena - 3 min drive
  • University of Auckland - 7 min drive
  • Auckland City Hospital - 8 min drive

Getting around

  • Auckland Newmarket Station - 16 min walk
  • Auckland (AKL-Auckland Intl.) - 29 min drive

About this property

Parnell City Lodge

3-star Auckland motel in Parnell, near University of Auckland
Laundry facilities and free self-parking are available at this motel. All 21 rooms provide conveniences such as fridges and microwaves, plus WiFi and flat-screen TVs. Other amenities available to guests include coffee/tea makers, hairdryers and showers.
Parnell City Lodge offers 21 forms of accommodation with coffee/tea makers and a hairdryer. Guests can make use of the in-room fridges and microwaves. Bathrooms include a shower and complimentary toiletries.

In-room wireless Internet access is available for a surcharge. Flat-screen televisions are featured in guestrooms. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: WiFi (NZD 5 per night)

Parking and public transport

  • Free self parking

Family friendly

  • Laundry facilities
  • Microwave
  • Fridge

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage

Room amenities


  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower


  • Flat-screen TV

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Microwave
  • Fridge


  • Connecting rooms available
  • Iron/ironing board



Check-in between 2 PM and 11 PM


Check-out before 10 AM

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 8 AM - 10 PM
If you are planning to arrive after 10 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: NZD 5 per night (rates may vary)
  • Fee for wireless Internet in public areas: NZD 5 per stay (rates may vary)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

We should mention

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation

National rating

This property does not have a Qualmark® rating. For the benefit of our customers, we have provided a rating based on our ratings system.

Property is also known as

Parnell City Lodge
Parnell City Lodge Auckland, New Zealand
Parnell City Hotel Auckland Central

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Parnell City Lodge and receive a full refund?
Yes, Parnell City Lodge offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Parnell City Lodge cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Is Parnell City Lodge pet-friendly?
No, only service animals are welcome at the property.
How much is parking at Parnell City Lodge?
Self-parking is free at this property.
What time is check-in at this property?
Check-in is from 2 PM to 11 PM.
What time is check-out at this motel?
Checkout is at 10 AM.
Where is this property located?
Located in Parnell, this motel is within a 15-minute walk of Holy Trinity Cathedral, Auckland War Memorial Museum and Auckland Domain. University of Auckland and Auckland City Hospital are also within 1 mile (2 km). Auckland Newmarket Station is 16 minutes by foot and Auckland Grafton Station is 22 minutes.

Guest reviews

Overall score and ratings for Parnell City Lodge

Guest rating
5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Mediocre
1 - Poor
Service and Staff
Property condition


  • Liked: Staff & service

Stayed 1 night in Aug 2018

4/5 Good

Awesome location!

It is an old building which creaks and can hear people walking upstairs. Hopefully wasn't ghosts haha. Not flash but definitely adequate short term accommodation

Pros: Ease of access off the road when driving into carpark

Cons: Keep the upgrades going!

Location: Best part is every thing is on your door step. Bakery, bar, pizza place, laundry, dairy/lotto shop all within 50m and then a choice of another 40 rest

Stayed 2 nights in Jun 2018


Parnell City Lodge.

We arrived a little early to fill in the paperwork and informed the owner we could come back later to check into the room. Firstly we were met with cold rudeness. The parking lot looked untidy and unkempt. The foyer of this lodge was untidy -floors not swept, dust on the desk and papers strewn all over the foyer desk. The landlord was scruffy, untidy, impatient and terribly dismissive . Walking to the room seemed like I was living a nightmare the corridor to the room had stained untidy looking carpets. The room although had the once over cleaning, had a distinctive stale stench. The carpet looked old, worn out and stained. When my friend who drove me to this lodge, and I commented on the smell the owner aggressively stated that the room was clean, handed me the key and stormed out, leaving us standing there in utter bewilderment. In all it was a nightmare so I left and booked into another hotel. Maybe I was unfortunate. I TAKE THIS OPPORTUNITY to THANK EXPEDIA and their excellent staff who handled my complaints promptly , displaying empathy, patience, courtesy and professionalism. Nothing for the Expedia team was a bother. They called back later to check I was okay when I had booked into the other hotel. They also dealt with my complaints in a manner that reassured me immediately especially as I was in another country and felt vulnerable after my ordeal. I would definitely recommend booking through Expedia as they care about you. THANK YOU Expedia for all your help.

Pros: N/A

Cons: Cleanliness and to upgrade from shabby to clean.

Location: Did not bother to look as I was too upset.

Stayed 4 nights in Apr 2018


Filthy, dated, but great location

Everything appeared totally unprofessional on this site. First impressions set the standard of the room. Reception area untidy and vacuum cleaners sitting there (clearly this is their storage area as they don't appear to have been used int he room I had)The room was filthy - bed linen gross, dirt, dust and grime everywhere, cutlery unclean, dirt and dust around electrical cords and power points, mold and mildew on curtains. Didn't use the shower as there was still old soap left on the shelf so nervous to think of what else was in the soap trap. Tiny fridge with old microwave balancing on top of it and dirty old toaster balancing on top of that. Old furniture cramped into the room.

Pros: Location

Cons: Staff need training and standards need to be upgraded and set. This place has so much potential. Surely it must be a health hazard.

Location: Central Parnell.

Stayed 1 night in Apr 2018


  • Disliked: Cleanliness

Grumpy staff. Some minor maintenance would make a big difference to this place. It has great potential but needs some TLC.

Stayed 1 night in Apr 2018