The Sebel Auckland Manukau

The Sebel Auckland Manukau

16 Lakewood Court, Manukau, Auckland 2104 New Zealand
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Idyllically located in the heart of Manukau’s bustling centre and offering exceptional views, The Sebel Auckland Manukau is one of the best hotels to enjoy a true City of Sails experience while being only a short trip from Auckland International Airport. The spacious and elegantly decorated apartments offer guests privacy and headspace as well as kitchen facilities and a dining area, allowing for tailor made self-sufficiency. Take a short walk from your accommodation to sample the fine local and international cuisine at Manukau City’s restaurant precinct. Explore New Zealand’s top theme park as well as the beautiful sceneries Auckland Botanic Gardens has to offer or indulge in the ultimate wine tasting experience at the iconic Villa Maria Winery, Kayaking & Canoeing or a tour of the popular Fo Guang Shan Buddhist Temple. Now is the time for you to take control of your stay and enjoy the luxury of space that The Sebel has to offer!
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Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Taxi service
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Concierge
Wifi
Paid internet
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Non-smoking hotel
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
Room features
Air conditioning
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Microwave
Flatscreen TV
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HOTEL CLASS
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4.5 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Modern
Languages Spoken
English

Location

16 Lakewood Court, Manukau, Auckland 2104 New Zealand
Getting there
Somewhat walkable
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graydudes wrote a review Feb 2021
Brisbane, Australia
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Typing this just prior to checking out after a 2 week stay in managed isolation at the Sebel Manukau. The time has flown by and it’s a credit to the quality of the property, the staff, and the food.

I was stoked when I walked into my room with a large queen bed (2 singles pushed together), large tv, microwave, desk, fridge, modern functional bathroom, quality linen. Good aircon when required but opening window to rear carpark was a bonus.

The staff were polite, professional, and eager to please at all times. Laundry and linen service was efficient and interactions regarding deliveries were also seamless.

As MIQ was full board, food was included and it was awesome. It can only reflect positively on the quality of food offered during normal operations. Also, I ordered a few beers while waiting for some to be delivered from ‘the outside’ and they were great value, fresh, and icy cold.

Lastly, the area for exercise while in MIQ was the sanity saver. I ran and walked every day of quarantine (when not room-bound for final 2 days). Oh, and WIFI was great when I thrashed it watching Apple TV.

General Manager Rajiv Mathew, his staff, NZ Defence personnel, and private security run a damn good hotel quarantine operation.
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Sebel Manukau, General Manager at The Sebel Auckland Manukau
Responded Feb 17, 2021
Hi Graydudes, I thank you for your awesome review of the hotel and all agencies onsite who work together to look after our guest. Being in managed isolation is not easy for all and I want to thank you for your patience and kindness to our staff. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed the meals served, the carpark exercise area and good Wifi during your stay. We really appreciate your kind words and would love to have you back when we reopen as a normal hotel. Kind regards, Rajiv Mathew General Manager
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Catherine wrote a review Aug 2020
Dover, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Even though I did not choose this location or hotel, as a 'returnee' New Zealander coming back from Thailand, I am EXTREMELY impressed with the Hotel, the staff, the safety measures and procedures to help alleviate the spread of COVID and all the additional staff and personnel assigned to these procedures. The additional supports offered are also extremely well managed, with prompt, sincere and compassionate responses. This whole COVID situation is a global nightmare but back here in my home country I am proud to be a New Zealander and to have the applicable measures implemented by the great people associated with the Hotel and beyond. In addition, the food is great too. Thank you
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Date of stay: August 2020
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Response from Sebel Manukau, General Manager at The Sebel Auckland Manukau
Responded Aug 29, 2020
Hi Caththediver, Thank you for your awesome review of the hotel and our staff. I am glad your stay was comfortable and safe. Kind regards, Rajiv Mathew General Manager
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nipitinthebud wrote a review Dec 2023
Wellington, New Zealand
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
I booked the Deluxe room with 1 Kingsize bed for $250.00. Described as follows: 33sqm open concept guestroom has a kitchenette and dining area. It features a King bed, Fisher and Paykel kitchen equipment, bathroom with designer amenities, WiFi and 49inch LED TV.

Overall it was as per the photos, clean and spacious with various sky sports and movies channels as normal.

The negative in terms of the room, it seems hotels no longer provide mini bar snacks anymore which is a shame. Additionally this hotel has gone the way of providing sop , moisturizer, shampoo etc via pump action disposal units. I find these detract from the experience and are the equivalent of a cafe providing butter in a disposal package rather than in a separate stylee butter plate. This one small factor can be the difference between an average cafe from an excellent cafe. The same goes for pump action soap and shampoo dispensers. It comes across as tacky.

One other negative for the room. The TV remote, as per the photo, was filthy. I hated even touching it as I know it hadn't been cleaned in years. Its these little things that make the difference.

Hotel overall:

Hotel staff - friendly and courteous. No issues here.

It was extremely hot and muggy outside and walking into the hotel lobby it was ice cold. The air conditioning was way too cold. As it is summer I hadnt packed a sweatshirt or anything similar. Consequently it was far too cold for me to go to the restaurant or even have a sit down coffee as I was way to cold in just a t shirt. So lost business for the hotel.

The hotel lobby, foyer, and ground floor which included the one restaurant, felt a little claustrophobic and small.

Parking - not just this hotel but others are starting to charge fees to park in their carparks. I don't think this is appropriate to be honest. It cost $5.00 per night (a 50% discount as I am an Accor member). It seems like more price gouging.

Conclusion: I would stay again but be prepared with wipes for the remote and a second layer of clothing for the foyer and restaurant.
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Date of stay: December 2023
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: Be prepared for a freezing foyer
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Response from Prasheel Churi, General Manager at The Sebel Auckland Manukau
Responded Jan 29, 2024
Dear nipitinthebud, Thank you for sharing your feedback! We're delighted to hear that overall, your experience met expectations. The bulk amenities in the room are part of our Single Use Plastic Removal goal. As hospitality industry, we believe it is future and all of us are playing our part. We will also review your feedback about the temperature in the Lobby/Restaurant with our Chief Engineer to ensure we monitor closely with the recent temperature surges here in Auckland. Once again, we appreciate your detailed insights and will address the noted concerns to enhance our guests' experience. We look forward to welcoming you back with improved amenities and comfort. Best regards, Prasheel
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Ron O wrote a review Aug 2022
Richmond, New Zealand
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Being a new hotel things are in good working order and kept clean, but I would expect this for the price paid. Two things detract from the experience:
1) The maid service was late almost every day. We expect the room to be made up by 3:00PM so that we have clean towels when we get ready for dinner. On several occasions I had to grab clean towels from the cleaning cart in the hallway. I also had to call the front desk to get them to make up the room at 4:30PM. The hotel needs to hire more staff to solve this issue.
2) Parking has become ridiculous. There are not enough spaces at the hotel. During the day there are plenty, but in the evening there are not enough for hotel guests. When people park for the restaurant, it is even worse. Yes, they will tell you that all the on-street parking is taken up by the new apartment complex next door, but this does excuse this hotel.
We paid for parking and expect that there will be a place for us to park. The hotel needs to come up with a method to cater to hotel guest. Maybe reserved parking spaces, or gated to only allow guests to park.
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Date of stay: August 2022
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Sebel Manukau, General Manager at The Sebel Auckland Manukau
Responded Aug 18, 2022
Hi Ron, Thank you for your awesome review of the hotel. I have noted your concerns regarding the room being serviced late during the day and lack of parking onsite. I will work with the team to make improvements in these areas to improve our offering to our guests. Kind regards, Rajiv Mathew General Manager
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BarkerBob wrote a review Jan 2020
Perth, Australia
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed here for one night on transit to Rotorua. We had to check in late due to a late flight. Check-in was quick and efficient. I asked for a room on a low floor and I got a room on a low floor. This indicated to me that someone actually read my booking request, which I made four months earlier, prior to checking-in so that it could be actioned. This was a good start. The room was clean and well presented. Restaurant staff were polite and attentive. The food was prepared as requested and the wait time was short. Overall I was happy with the stay.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from RajivM01, General Manager at The Sebel Auckland Manukau
Responded Jan 21, 2020
Hi BarkerBob1, Thank you for your lovely review and I am glad to hear your requests were met prior to your arrival. We appreciate your feedback and thank you for choosing to stay with us. Kind regards, Rajiv Mathew General Manager
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Ali_Hawkins wrote a review Oct 2022
Melbourne, Australia
4.0 of 5 bubbles
I had a nice stay here, for a business visit to Auckland. Rooms are well laid out, good shower, nice linen and comfortable furnishings. Wi-fi is reliable and the housekeeping is well done. The breakfast offers a good range with fresh and varied items. Service at the restaurant is responsive and friendly. Dinner at the restaurant is pricey though and the quality is patchy, so I would question the value from that point of view. However, the wine list is good and the restaurant service is very nice. Overall I would be happy to come back here, probably just have dinner elsewhere if I was staying a few days. Thank you.
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Sebel Manukau, General Manager at The Sebel Auckland Manukau
Responded Oct 17, 2022
Hi Ali_Hawkins, Thank you for your lovely review of the hotel. We look forward to welcoming you again. Kind regards, Rajiv Mathew General Manager
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vicTRIPvic wrote a review Feb 2020
Melbourne, Australia
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Chose to stay here because needed somewhere close to the airport for a late evening arrival and not far from where I needed to be the next morning .

Friendly check in completed I am greeted by a very very large room with all the facilities . Large TV with lots of working channels and couch and everything was new and nice

Breakfast buffet covered all the bases and I enjoyed a nice lunch on one side of the days I was there. I worked from the room one day and it was spacey and comfortable with good wifi and a great big desk.

Staff were smiling and friendly throughout and seemed genuine in showing interest in how I was enjoying the hotel and facilities .

No reason why I won’t be back !
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Sebel M, Front Office Manager at The Sebel Auckland Manukau
Responded Mar 2, 2020
Hi VicTRIPvic, Thank you for such an amazing review. I am glad to hear that your stay at the hotel was comfortable and our staff made you feel welcomed. We look forward to having you stay with us again. Kind regards, Rajiv Mathew General Manager
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guynz wrote a review Feb 2020
Hamilton, New Zealand
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The room that we had was very large, tidy and modern. Everything was comfortable including the bed and the couch. The bathroom is excellent and everything worked well. There was a basic kitchen in the room which would be suitable for a simple meal or breakfast.
We had breakfast downstairs in the restaurant which was fairly basic but was fine for an easy, quick breakfast. Service in the restaurant was good.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Response from RajivM01, General Manager at The Sebel Auckland Manukau
Responded Feb 11, 2020
Hi Guy, Thank you for your lovely review of the hotel. Kind regards, Rajiv Mathew General Manager
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Courtney J wrote a review Jun 2022
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This hotel is centrally located with lots of food options nearbye. We had a wonderful stay at the beautiful Sebel Manukau, the front of house staff were attentitive and welcoming. They placed us in adjoining g rooms on same floor and upgraded. The deluxe rooms were spacious and clean with all the amenities. Bistro Restaurant staff were also kind and caring and the Indian waiter on the afternoon shift was knowledgeable and helpful. However the breakfast missed the bar. As a regular accor hotel diner im used to the beautiful large vreakfast spreads that are regularly restocked. Here at the bistro there was a delicious continental spread however the buffet portion was never restocked and we had to ask staff to refill juices and once other items were eaten there was nothing else for other diners. The restaurant is small so you order the hot meal portion of the buffet to your table which was a good compromise. Sadly the hot food wasn't anything to write home about especially considering the price. The portions were small and unappetizing some of our meals were cold, there was no option for pancakes etc just basic bacon eggs and Hash browns. The bread was not served with butter and tasted dry. As the hotel has just reopened I'm hoping this was just a small blip that will be rectified. The airport is close and and it costs 35 dollars to get a taxi there. We will stay again and recommend to other family.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Sebel Manukau, General Manager at The Sebel Auckland Manukau
Responded Jul 20, 2022
Hi Courtney, Thank you for your awesome review of the hotel and our staff. I have noted your comments about the food and we will look to make improvements in our offerings. Kind regards, Rajiv Mathew General Manager
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cka wrote a review Dec 2022
South Haven, Michigan
2.0 of 5 bubbles
While our room in this hotel was clean and beautiful I must rate this hotel with only two stars with three separate points of contention.

There is a $10 parking charge that can be dismissed by joining their “club”. I have no issue with this policy in and of itself but there is barely any parking available. My husband and I went to dinner and when we came back there was absolutely no place to park. The car park was full and guests were parking up and down the street with no room to put our car. After cruising the area over and over for twenty minutes hoping a spot would open up I called the hotel and was told it was a busy night and that’s just how it is.

On the day of departure my husband went downstairs and ordered avocado toast to be delivered to our room. Room service was timely but they brought eggs Benedict. When I mentioned that is not what was ordered, they insisted it was what my husband ordered. We have never ordered eggs Benedict in our lives. Not to mention their Benedict includes bacon and I am vegetarian. We had a plane to catch so did not reorder. Mistakes are made in kitchens-that is understandable. But to insist we ordered something we absolutely did not order is just poor customer service. This is not really a big deal and I certainly wouldn’t have given a poor review over this alone but it is worth a mention along with our other complaints.

The propelling force behind this poor review is the fact we prepaid for our room through our Capital One Visa travel center. We had an email confirming payment and the front desk insisted we had not paid yet. Again, we had a plane to catch so we paid for the room again plus the expected charge for room service. My husband emailed the hotel regarding the double charge for the room and he heard nothing back. We have worked with Capital One to receive reimbursement as it is obvious it is a double charge and their attempts at rectifying the situation have been unsuccessful. I’m confident this will eventually be resolved but we certainly will avoid this hotel in the future. It is a shame as the room was very nice but the disorganization and lack of customer service is enough for us to avoid at all costs.
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Hotel rooms are nice but be prepared for lack of parking and overall disorganization.
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Response from Sebel Manukau, General Manager at The Sebel Auckland Manukau
Responded Jan 15, 2023
Hi, Thank you for your review of the hotel. I apologize for the inconvenience caused during your stay. Kind regards, Rajiv Mathew General Manager
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Bonbon1399 asked a question Dec 2018
Hong Kong42 contributions22 helpful votes
For 3 adults staying in Deluxe Room, what is the cost of rollaway bed?
Answer from Rajiv M
Auckland, New Zealand
Hi Bonbon139, Price for the rollaway bed is $65.00. Please contact our Reservations team and they might be able to offer a special rate based on your date of stay.
Glyndwr100 asked a question Dec 2018
317 contributions141 helpful votes
Is there free parking?
Answer from Lyn G
Tauranga, New Zealand39 contributions13 helpful votes
yes there is. We went in and out several times over the two days and had no trouble getting parking each time
Glyndwr100 asked a question Dec 2018
317 contributions141 helpful votes
Is there free parking?
Answer from rossmY9589VU
Katikati, New Zealand23 contributions26 helpful votes
Yes there is and plenty of it
Answer from Rajiv M
Auckland, New Zealand
Hi Helenestoller, Thank you for your question. The taxi drive is anywhere between 15 - 30 mins depending on traffic. Approx taxi cost is around $30 - $35 NZD. Kind regards, Rajiv Mathew General Manager
nipitinthebud wrote a tip Dec 2023
Wellington, New Zealand166 contributions72 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Be prepared for a freezing foyer"
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pritchard8024 wrote a tip Oct 2023
Christchurch, New Zealand113 contributions95 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Car parking is limited but free"
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paulstroebel wrote a tip Sep 2023
Brisbane, Australia2 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"Check the Daily rate vary carefully as it varies during your stay."
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DB wrote a tip May 2023
Brisbane, Australia91 contributions20 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Don’t stay at one of the slightly cheaper motels in the Manukau area, they’re very average. Spend a little more and stay at the Sebel."
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ScottWooten wrote a tip Feb 2023
Brisbane, Australia157 contributions55 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Be aware that you have to pay for parking, however it's not a big amount."
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PRICE RANGE
C$151 - C$207 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
152
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Sebel Auckland Manukau
Which popular attractions are close to The Sebel Auckland Manukau?
Nearby attractions include Gravity NZ Trampoline Park (0.8 km), Rainbow's End Theme Park (0.2 km), and Escape Masters MANUKAU (0.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Sebel Auckland Manukau?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at The Sebel Auckland Manukau?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at The Sebel Auckland Manukau?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at The Sebel Auckland Manukau?
Yes, parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Sebel Auckland Manukau?
Conveniently located restaurants include Lone Star Manukau, Urban Soul, and Melba.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Sebel Auckland Manukau?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to The Sebel Auckland Manukau?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Howick Historical Village (9.6 km) and Stockade Hill (11.8 km).
Is The Sebel Auckland Manukau accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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