I stayed at the Holiday Inn for one night. I was upgraded to a King room on arrival as my tour operator had booked me into a twin room (I’m travelling on my own). A nice touch. The room was clean, modern and absolutely fine for what i needed. It had a large screen tv, free wifi and a very quiet fridge.
AC also included although wasn’t needed as room temperature was adequate. I didn’t eat in the hotel but, had a drink in the bar on return from the Tamaki Maori Experience dinner. The selection of beers wasn’t bad and I took the recommendation of the barman to try a local option. There is ample parking for your car in the hotel car park and in the surrounding streets. The hotel is right next to the living Maori village attraction.