Halal Hotels Auckland
The number of Muslims in New Zealand according to the 2018 census is 57,276, up 24% from 46,149 in the 2013 census. The majority of New Zealand Muslims are Sunnis but there is a large number of Shias who live in New Zealand, concentrated mainly in Auckland (the largest city of New Zealand).
By Crescent Rating, New Zealand is 63rd rated among most Muslim-friendly countries.
How many mosques are there in New Zealand?
There are at least 18 mosques in Auckland, nine in Wellington, four in Christchurch, two in Hamilton and one in Dunedin.
Like other tourists, Muslim travelers coming from Islamic countries have particular requirements when they choose the destination for their vacation. Among these requirements, Muslims are concerned about the availability of halal compliant foods (no pork or alcohol in food) and a clean place to pray.
Many international hotels in New Zealand do serve halal food that is slaughtered in accordance with the teachings of Islamic Sharia and is free of any substances forbidden by Islam such as pork and alcohol.
Other Islamic countries such as Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Morocco, Oman and Brunei continue to be popular with Muslim tourists. Among non-OIC countries, Singapore, Thailand, the UK, Japan and Taiwan remain the top five respectively, but show improved scores on the index.
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1. Auckland City Hotel – Hobson St 4* – Halal Hotels Auckland New Zealand
The Auckland City Hotel is located in the heart of the Auckland CBD (Central Business District) and within 3 minutes’ walk of Sky City. The hotel lobby is located inside a 1912 heritage building and the 10-level extension contains 138 modern guest rooms. Guests enjoy up to 500MB of free WiFi per stay.
Auckland City Hotel – Hobson St is located within 5 minutes’ walk of the Sky Tower and Queen Street shopping district. Victoria Park Market and Viaduct Harbour are each a 10-minute walk away.
Set in a 1912 townhouse with a modern addition, this casual hotel in the Auckland city centre is 5 minutes’ walk from Sky Tower and 12 minutes from both the Auckland Art Gallery and the shops of Karangahape Road.
The straightforward rooms and suites have flat-screen TVs, sofas, and tea and coffee making facilities. Limited free Wi-Fi is available. Upgraded rooms have kitchenettes, and suites add separate living rooms.
Amenities include an airy restaurant and laundry service. Parking is free.
The hotel has retained the character and charm of its past enhanced with a new building housing 138 rooms with contemporary decor and modern conveniences. The Auckland City Hotel is ideally located at 157 Hobson Street – in the heart of Auckland’s entertainment and business district with easy access to motorways.
Only five minute’s walk to the Sky Tower, Aotea Square, Civic Theatre and Queen Street, the Auckland City Hotel offers convenient, environmentally friendly accommodation for business and leisure travelers alike.
The staff are friendly. The room is clean and the size of the room is good. We arrived almost midnight, there is a convenience store a couple of mins walk away that sells halal food.
Will stay here again if we were to.come to Auckland again.
The room was spacious. Best thing was our kids stay for free. Wifi was good.
Cleanliness was superb. Location was amazing, only walking distance to Halal Restaurant. Check in & check out process was smooth. Overnight parking was NZD30 per night and the parking was secured.
Everything is so nearby as the hotel is situated in the city centre. It is very near to restaurants and shopping centres, so you can just walk to go anywhere. As you can see, the location is the main attraction of this hotel. The hotel is very near to the Sky Tower, so we walked to reach there. I guess this hotel is very popular among Malaysian travellers as this hotel has a halal Malaysian restaurant too.
The room was moderate in size and had 2 lifts. The beds were really comfortable and the TV channels were varied.
Food excellent, portions were huge and we had enough for next day’s lunch after our first meal there – they wrapped it up for us to take. Breakfast was good, all the meat is halal, so chicken bacon, but could not tell the difference. The restaurant staff considerate and friendly.
From this hotel, a short walk to anywhere. Certainly good value for the rate we were charged.
How much does a room costs at Auckland City Hotel – Hobson St?
Prices start 151$/night for Studio with Two Double Beds.
This studio features a well-equipped kitchen.
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2. Grand Mercure Auckland 5* – Halal Hotels Auckland New Zealand
Located in the heart of Auckland’s waterfront district, overlooking the thriving Viaduct Harbour and surrounded by designer boutiques and award winning restaurants, Grand Mercure Auckland boasts 207 guest rooms and a dedicated conference and event floor.
The elegantly refurbished rooms and suites at Grand Mercure Auckland feature Smart TV’s with Blu-tooth connectivity as well as bathrooms with manuka honey toiletries. Complimentary WiFi is provided.
Guests can enjoy a morning yoga class in the Wellness Room or read a book in the library, which has been richly decorated with warm gold and leather. The business centre has state-of-the-art technology and The Deck, an urban alfresco event space is available.
Overlooking Waitematā Harbour and central Auckland, this upmarket hotel is a 2-minute walk from Auckland Ferry Terminal and an 11-minute walk from the landmark Sky Tower.
Modern rooms feature city views, Wi-Fi (fee) and satellite TV, plus desks, and tea and coffeemaking facilities. Upgraded rooms add harbour views, and suites also have living areas. Room service is available 24/7. Kids age 15 and under stay free.
There’s a sleek international restaurant and a bar on the top floor, both offering city and/or harbour views. Other amenities include a trendy cafe/cocktail bar, a gym & a yoga studio.
Grand Mercure is surrounded by designer boutiques and award winning restaurants of Britomart, Grand Mercure Auckland embraces all of these elements to tell a story of our uniquely diverse city.
With 207 guest rooms, a dedicated conference floor and lifestyle spaces, Grand Mercure welcomes every traveller to explore the intimate ethnic mosaic of Auckland.
For NZ standards, this passes for 5-star. The Skybus from the airport stops almost right outside the hotel, so makes it super convenient. Also located on Queen Street and walkable to the Viaduct area, so right in the heart of the CBD area.
If you have a car, there is no carpark, so you either opt for valet service or park in the commercial carpark down the road.
Rooms are what you expect for a Mercure. Not very large but comes with all the mod-cons. You either opt for a view towards the city or towards the sea. The sea-view in my opinion is not really necessary as you only get a partial view through other buildings and currently construction for the underground rail is in progress.
Top floor has a restaurant with a nice view of the city. If you check out, the concierge can keep your luggage for you if you do not need to get to the airport so early.
Location was perfect for us, close to restaurants, shops, and not the least the ferry to Waiheke. Cannot say anything about restaurant, as we took the opportunity to eat at the elegant Ortolana bistro at the nearby Britomart Pavilions.
How much does a room costs at Grand Mercure Auckland?
Prices start 165$/night for Superior King Room with Ocean View.
Where to book online – Grand Mercure Auckland – Halal Hotels Auckland New Zealand– you can find the best halal hotels deals in Auckland during The Others Way Festival which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in New Zealand on Booking.com or Agoda.com or Hotelscombined.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.
1. Rydges Wellington 4* – Halal Hotels New Zealand
Rydges Wellington is centrally located on downtown Featherston Street, and features a unique combination of harbour and city outlooks. The accommodation is ideally located to walk to nearby Lambton Quay, Westpac Stadium, Queens Wharf and Wellington Railway Station.
This 4 star hotel offers rooms for business and leisure guests with the benefits of modern facilities including free WiFi throughout and leisure facilities. All rooms feature flat-screen TVs, iPod docking stations and kitchenettes. There are also apartment-style suites with washer and dryer facilities available.
Rydges Wellington also houses the award-winning restaurant, Portlander Bar & Grill. Portlander is a grill house concept with a focus on local and seasonal ingredients and superb cuts of meat.
Overlooking the harbour, this upscale hotel is a 3-minute walk from Wellington train station, 4 minutes on foot from Lambton Quay and 1 km from sports events at Westpac Stadium.
Featuring city or harbour views, the relaxed rooms provide free Wi-Fi, flat-screens, iPod docks and safes, plus kitchenettes; some have balconies. Suites add living areas; some come with washer/dryers. Room service is available 24/7.
There’s a chic, warmly decorated restaurant and bar. Other amenities include a sauna, a gym, a hot tub and a heated indoor pool. A breakfast buffet and valet parking are offered for an additional fee.
Ideally situated in New Zealand’s capital city, Rydges Wellington is within close distance to the Sky Stadium, Queens Wharf, Wellington Railway Station, both the Interislander and Bluebridge Ferry terminals and Lambton Quay for shopping.This 4+ Star hotel offers 280 accommodation rooms for business and leisure guests with the benefits of modern facilities including wireless internet throughout, iPads for guests and fantastic leisure facilities.
All rooms feature flat screen televisions, free unlimited Wifi, iPod docking stations and kitchenettes.
A spacious well equipped bedroom meant that the brand has consistent standards throughout as indeed did all other aspects of the hotel. Its location just back from the harbour front was perfect for our two night stay prior to taking the ferry to South Island. Could not fault the valet parking either.
Rooms are older style but they have everything, in some rooms they even have the kitchen sink. Big bathroom with quality toiletries; bath with shower over (I’d prefer a walk in shower). Very good heater (once you figure out the controls) although it is noisy. The bed is comfortable and TV has most of the channels you want. The lifts work well with almost no waiting time. Some road noise on lower floors.
Walking distance to city shops and bars.. but best of all it’s all in-house, a good bar with snacks and small meals; a restaurant that’s excellent. We didn’t use the restaurant this time but ordered food to eat in the bar area.
How much does a room costs at Rydges Wellington?
Prices start 129$/night for Superior Double or Twin Room.
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