Novotel Ellerslie - Auckland
The Doubletree Bar has a big screen showing sports, and a landscaped beer garden.
On the edge of the city, a hotel suited to the business traveller or those not wishing to stay right in the middle of town. The award-winning restaurant is a particular draw.
Handy for the many business parks, events centres and shopping malls, the hotel has 144 rooms and is very much geared towards 21st century living.
Just a 10-min drive from Auckland's central business district and 25 mins from the airport, the hotel is a convenient base from which to explore Auckland - the train station into the city is right next door.