Thursday, December 31, 2009

The Westin, Auckland Lighter Quay

During my stay in Auckland, I had the opportunity to stay one night at The Westin to celebrate my birthday. The reason why The Westin was chosen by us is because it is still new in Auckland and we would like to experience the stay in The Westin as we had missed the opportunity previously in Kuala Lumpur.

The Westin, Auckland Lighter Quay

The Westin is located in the heart of Auckland, and overlooking Viaduct Habour.

Viaduct Habour View from The Westin

Package: Play Date
Services Provided:
  • Cooked Buffet Breakfast for two, served in Q Restaurant and Bar on Level 2
  • Valet Parking
  • Access to the Wellness Centre
When we arrived at the entrance of The Westin, we were greeted by the Valet Parking guy. He opened the car’s door for us and also helped us out with our luggage. After getting all our details, he took charge of the car and helped us parked it. We were being greeted another time as we entered into the lobby area.

Then we checked in the room given. Room number was 421. It is a king size bedroom. As I entered the room, I’m surprise to see two slices of brownies was served on a plate with the “Happy Birthday” wishes on it. It was provided by The Westin as my friend had mentioned during the booking that he is celebrating my birthday during our stay there. However, he didn’t know that The Westin will actually provide something special for us. I am starting to feel that the services provided The Westin was very thoughtful and sweet. Together with the brownies, there’s also a thank you letter for us.

Brownies with Happy Birthday wishes

Thank you letter by The Westin

From the room windows, we are able to view the Maori sculpture which is situated at the middle of the water filled courtyard and internal lagoon.

Maori Sculpture

On the king size Heavenly Bed custom designed pillow top mattress, there were 4 pillows, a small bolster type pillow, and plush goose down duvet draped in all white cotton linen to cater to our beauty sleep during our stay.

Previously I had read articles about The Westin Kuala Lumpur provided the Heavenly Bed in town and it had kept me wonders how true it is. This time, we were lucky enough to experience it ourselves and we totally agree that The Westin Auckland Lighter Quay provides a heavenly sleep experience. The Heavenly Bed was very comfortable and we managed to sleep in as though it’s our bed at home.

Heavenly Bed

The spacious bathroom also featured the signature Heavenly Bath and showers complete with indulgent overhead drenching showers with additional option of hand held shower unit and fog free mirrors. Bathrobes, make up or shaving mirror, hair dryer and bathroom telephone are also being provided. Something that caught my attention in the bathroom was the soap which was in green colour leave shapes.

Spacious bathroom at The Westin

The next morning before we check out from the hotel, we redeemed our Cooked Buffet Breakfast at Q Restaurant and Bar. Though the selections provided weren’t wide, however the quality of the food provided was awesome! Selection for the day that I can recall was such as:-

  • Boiled egg with drips of olive oils

  • Sausages

  • Grilled mushrooms and tomatoes

  • Bacons

  • Variety of breads

  • Smoked salmon

  • Bacon

  • Smoothies

  • Yogurts

  • Muesli

  • Cereals

  • Variety of fruit juices

  • Variety of cheese

  • Variety of fruits

and so on…

Breakie at The Westin

The whole experience of our stay in The Westin Auckland Lighter Quay was awesome. We enjoyed our stay there and will be coming back again if there’s a chance. Myself too had a memorable birthday this year. If we were to rate the hotel experience, we will rate is as 9/10.

Should you be considering which hotel to stay while in Auckland, do consider about The Westin Auckland Lighter Quay.

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