A charming small B&B hotel that provides you with a home away
from home in Auckland.
Guests enjoy spacious rooms, the ability to walk to all city
attractions, a central location (yet so quiet), tranquil garden
surroundings, spectacular sea-views, private secure car-parking, friendly
hosts and helpful travel advice!
Inquire direct with your hosts who look forward to welcoming you to...
Auckland's most popular bed and breakfast since 1984. You will recommend
Ascot Parnell is at a moments stroll from Parnell Village cafes,
restaurants, craft-shops and art galleries. Within minutes from the city
centre (1 mile/1.5 km) and main tourist attractions, such as the
Auckland Museum & Domain, ASB International Tennis stadium, the
Parnell Rose Gardens, downtown ferries, America's Cup Village and
Waitemata Harbour. The Airport Shuttle-bus stops at the door. When
staying with us, you do not need to rent a car to visit our wonderful
city, as everything is in walking distance, but if you come by car there
is plenty of free secure underground parking.
Highly recommended by guidebooks such as Fodor's, the Lonely Planet
and The Rough guide.
Built amidst the lovely sub-tropical gardens of this historic
neighborhood, Ascot Parnell offers secure and tranquil luxury
accommodation. All rooms and balconies have been designed to capture all
day sun, with every window framing another spectacular view of
Auckland's beautiful harbour, and city skyline.
The railway station and inter-city coaches are nearby and the
Link-bus to downtown leaves every 10 minutes on the corner of the
street. There is no need to rent a car, however there is plenty of
secure free car-parking.
All major credit cards are accepted. Since Ascot Parnell is so
popular, it is recommended to book well in advance.
Your well-travelled (Belgian born) hosts Bart & Therese provide
an exclusive personal service and speak 3 other languages: Flemish /
Dutch, French and German.
Guest-suites are bright & airy, tastefully furnished and have
comfortable queen or super king beds with fine quality linen. Each room
has a luxury bathroom, with shower and/or full bath-tub, underfloor
heating, hair-drier, TV, climate control, internet connection and
dedicated phone and fax line.
The spacious lounge opens up to a large sunny balcony with
spectacular panoramic harbour views. There is a library with travel
books, a paperback exchange and New Zealand & international
magazines and newspaper. A desk with Mac-PC offers free Wireless
Internet Access. On cool nights you can cuddle up around the open
fire-place with a hot drink or a glass of New Zealand wine.
Breakfast is a sumptuous affair with such choices as fresh organic
fruit, yoghurt, Belgian pancakes, crepes, French toast, or gourmet
omelettes and is served in the morning room or alfresco on the balcony
with breathtaking harbour views. We cater for special diets i.e.
vegetarian, wheat/gluten free, sugar free, dairy free, etc. Please
advise your specific dietary needs when you book. Complimentary fresh
coffee, teas and cookies are available throughout the day. Our breakfast
menu also includes free-range eggs, fresh squeezed organic juice, herbal
and decaffeinated tea and coffee and GE-free soy milk.
With some notice (preferably when you book) we can stock such items
as goats milk, goats cheese and goats yoghurt, rye-linseed bread,
pumpernickel, spelt bread, rice bread or rice wafers. We are familiar
with the 'Blood-type diet' by Dr. Peter J. D'Adamo.
Highly recommended by guidebooks such as Frommer, Fodor's, the Lonely
Planet and the Maverick, Ascot Parnell provides top quality
accommodations at reasonable rates.
The friendly owners show real pleasure in caring for the comfort of
their guests. Its very central location, the historic surroundings,
personal service and your privacy assured, makes Ascot Parnell a truly
special place to stay. It is not a surprise that this understated luxury
Inn is so popular.
Major city venues within one mile from Ascot Parnell include the
Aotea centre, the IMAX and Civic theatres, the University, Village 8
cinemas, the Olympic pool on Broadway, the ASB Tennis Centre, Carlaw
park (rugby grounds), Auckland hospital, the Auckland Museum, the
Maritime museum, 277 Broadway shopping centre.
The Auckland Museum is one of New Zealand's best known historic
buildings, and one of Auckland's most visited attractions. A war
memorial with galleries - "Scars on the Heart and Holocaust" -
reflecting New Zealand's part in the wars of the world.
Overall, the Museum provides a window on New Zealand's cultural and
natural history and houses a fine collection of Maori treasures. The
Discovery Centres - "Weird and Wonderful" and "Treasures
and Tails" are places for fun and exploration of the natural world
and human culture for kids of all ages.
The twice daily Maori Show at the Auckland Museum is interesting and
entertaining, and a great introduction to the Maori culture. Every
Sunday afternoon during summer, there is Jazz in the Park. Every January
& February there are free large concerts in the domain, like
"Opera in the Park" and "Symphony under the Stars".
On the way to the Domain, you will walk past St. Mary's Church and
the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity. This is the world's newest Cathedral,
the world's only Pacific style Gothic building. The Cathedral also acts
as a centre for the performing arts.
The city Link Bus stop is a 5 minute walk from the Ascot Parnell,
taking you to downtown, the ferry terminal and all major shopping
streets and important locations such as the University, the Hospital,
Sky city, intercity bus and railway stations, there is one every 10
minutes and they run until late.
The Maritime Museum on the waterfront has many active displays and
can include a trip on a tall historic Sailing Boat. At a 5 minute walk
from the Museum you find yourself in the America's-cup Village.
Other activities include:
- The casino
- Theatres & cinemas
- Sailing & water sports.
- Rugby and tennis stadiums.
- Historic buildings and churches.
- Tennis, gyms & swimming pools.
- Language schools, the university.
- Cycling & jogging tracks, scooter hire.
- Maritime museum and America's cup village.
- Observe the views from the many volcanoes in Auckland.
- Excellent New Zealand cuisine - numerous restaurants and cafes
nearbyInner-city. convention centres and the Aotea centre.
- The west coast, rain-forest, black sand beaches and vineyards.
- Scenic walks in the area and the coast to coast trail.
- Harbour cruises, visit the islands and endangered bird