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10 Best Accommodation in Auckland for Foodies

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Hotels in Auckland with Excellent Restaurants and/or Self-catering Facilities

It’s not surprising but absolutely welcome that Auckland is one of the best cities for foodies in New Zealand. With a diverse population, the food here is diverse yet authentic. Make your stay surround gastronomical experiences with this list of accommodation in Auckland for foodies. We’ve been sure to include both hotels with amazing restaurants in Auckland, as well as something for foodies who like to make their own meals in self-catering accommodation.

While you’re here, you might also enjoy 10 Alternative Things To Do in Auckland and The Foodie Guide to Auckland.

1. SkyCity Grand Hotel

It’s difficult to go wrong when staying at a five-star hotel with access to more than 20 restaurants. The SkyCity Grand Hotel is part of the SkyCity complex with a casino, the Sky Tower and a whole array of eateries. Whatever your mood and taste you’re sure to find your ideal eatery here, whether it’s Italian flavours at Gusto at the Grand or atop the Sky Tower in the Orbit 360 Dining. The restaurant menus are not the only menus at this luxury hotel, where you also get a choice in pillows in the pillow menu and a spa menu. In between indulging in the cuisine, stay in one of the Harbour View Rooms or suites wrapped in luxury. See more like this in 10 Best Luxury Hotels in Auckland.

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SkyCity Grand Hotel Auckland© SkyCity Grand Hotel Auckland

2. Grand Millennium Auckland

A four-star hotel suitable for families, couples and business travellers alike, the Grand Millennium Hotel is well worth considering to mix in some foodie experiences into your Auckland stay. Stay in one of their spacious Superior Rooms or romantic Junior Suites with a balcony and have access to three dining areas. A varied breakfast buffet is served in the Grand Millennium Brasserie which also teams up as a dining room on an evening. The Katsura Japanese Restaurant is not to be missed, while the Atrium Lounge makes a great place to meet up with friends or clients for Western meals and cocktails.

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Grand Millennium Hotel© Grand Millennium Hotel

3. ibis Budget Auckland Airport

Arriving or about to leave Auckland at the airport? The ibis Budget Auckland Airport hotel is kind on your wallet and your taste buds. The three-star hotel has two on-site eateries, Szimpla Gastro Bar and Jamaica Blue, serving a wide range of cuisine and special diet food sure to get you fuelled for your flight. Of course, a continental breakfast is served daily. As for accommodation, there’s something to suit all budgets and types of traveller. See more like this in 10 Best Budget Accommodation in Auckland City.

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ibis Budget Auckland Airport© ibis Budget Auckland Airport

4. Stamford Plaza Auckland

If you’re looking for somewhere to stay for a special occasion, then consider the Stamford Plaza. This five-star hotel in Auckland city not only has four on-site restaurants including a teppanyaki restaurant, but the hotel also offers high tea and cooking classes. There are seven different rooms types from the “simple” Superior Room to the breathtaking Governors Suite including breakfast and welcome drinks for two.

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Stamford Plaza Auckland© Stamford Plaza Auckland

5. Barclay Suites

Get the best of every world when you stay at the Barclay Suites in Auckland central. Not only does this apartment hotel have a fully-equipped kitchen in each suite to whip up your own creations, but a breakfast room delivery service and pre-order dining service are available… And they alone, are to die for. And if you need to work it all off, then staying at the Barclay Suites gives you access to a nearby gym with high-quality equipment and fitness classes.

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Barclay Suites© Barclay Suites

6. Quest on Eden

The international apartment hotel chain known for its stylish apartments with fully-equipped kitchens certainly provides for foodies staying in Auckland. If you’re looking to spruce up your own meals and large comfortable private kitchen then Quest is a no-brainer. Couples, families and small groups are catered to with a choice of a Two-Bedroom Apartment, Studio and One Bedroom Apartment, providing a home away from home in Auckland city.

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Quest on Eden© Quest on Eden

7. Cordis, Auckland by Langham Hospitality Group

Eating at Cordis, Auckland by Langham Hospitality Group is always an event at one of their three on-site eateries. The Eight Restaurant has eight “interactive” cooking stations hosted by international chefs, while The Lobby Lounge hosts high tea with handcrafted sweets. Finally, the Langham Supper Club is the hotel’s club lounge. In between dining experiences, stay in one of the luxurious five-star rooms and suites, enjoy a spa treatment, drop the kids off at the kids’ club or work off the food at the Health Club. See more like this in 10 Best Family Accommodation in Auckland.

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Cordis, Auckland By Lanham Hospitality Group© Cordis, Auckland By Lanham Hospitality Group

8. The Sebel Auckland Viaduct Harbour

One of the top dining precincts in Auckland, the Viaduct Harbour not only harbours boats in the marina but harbours a wealth of stylish eateries and bars. Many of the restaurants along the Viaduct Harbour are a short walk from The Sebel and can be booked through the hotel’s reception. Additionally, enjoy some in-room dining with a gourmet menu of Kiwi classics, such as hamburgers and crayfish waffles. As for accommodation, stay in modern and sophisticated suites or studios with fully-equipped kitchens to enjoy your own creations.

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The Sebel Auckland Viaduct Harbour© The Sebel Auckland Viaduct Harbour

9. Auckland Harbour Suites

Part of the Oaks Hotels group, Auckland Harbour Suites provides a home-away-from-home experience with their self-catering apartments. Not only can you make your own meals, but the hotel is also close to an array of eateries on the waterfront. The apartments are a more affordable choice in Auckland with long stays available.

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Oaks Auckland Harbour Residences© Oaks Auckland Harbour Residences

10. Grand Mercure Auckland

Another fantastic dining precinct in Auckland which begs to be explored by foodies is Britomart. For an excellent central base there, choose the Grand Mercure Auckland. The four-star hotel has 207 guest rooms offering something for couples, business travellers and families. Dining can also be enjoyed at the hotel too at the Vue Restaurant on the top floor offering epic views, as well as the Attica Bar with a relaxed yet sophisticated ambience.

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Grand Mercure Auckland© Grand Mercure Auckland


Laura S.

This article was reviewed and published by Laura, editor in chief and co-founder of NZ Pocket Guide. Since arriving solo in New Zealand over 10 years ago and with a background in journalism, her mission has been to show the world how easy (and awesome) it is to travel New Zealand. She knows Aotearoa inside-out and loves sharing tips on how best to experience New Zealand’s must-dos and hidden gems. Laura is also editor of several other South Pacific travel guides and is the co-host of NZ Pocket Guide’s live New Zealand travel Q&As on YouTube.

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