This course will run in Auckland, at the Auckland University of Technology campus in the city, just off Queen Street. You might think the Auckland CBD would be an expensive place to get accommodation, but that's definitely not the case. There are dozens of excellent and affordable places to stay to suit any taste, all within easy walking distance of the course—and later on even more wonderful opportunities for shopping and dinner once the course finishes at 4pm each day (and 2pm on Friday). No need to get a rental car, just get yourself to the CBD and you're set for the week.
We don't have any specific accommodation provider to the course, but previously our course administrator looked at a few options across the price–star rating range. All of these are prices currently being offered for the course nights in November:
- YMCA Hostel—Cnr Pitt and Greys Ave—from $69 per night for a private double room (good reviews).
- Econo Lodge—(3 star)—37 Wellesley St—from $89 (good reviews).
- Auckland City Oaks—(4 star)—188 Hobson Street—$113 per night including continental breakfast. (Has great reviews.) See deal here.
- Bianco Off Queen Apartments—4 star—2 White Street—"Free WIFI"—$124 per night. See deal here.
- Hotel Grand Chancellor (4 star)—1 Hobson Street—from $152 per night or $140 special at www.ratestogo.com. (Ok reviews.)
- Skycity Grand Hotel—90 Federal St—from $279 per night (good reviews). A $242 special for those dates at www.ratestogo.com.
All of the above prices are quoted from wotif. There are lots of other good review sites too, and lots of other great places to stay. But one thing became obvious in doing this research for you—the Auckland CBD is one of the most affordable centres in the country to get a hotel room these days.