With the Cricket World Cup and Chinese New Year happening the week I was to travel to Auckland decent, reasonably priced hotels were at a premium and so I ended up at a hotel on Queen Street called the Park Regis. But don’t start thinking that you’ll be staying at anything that looks like the St Regis in New York – far, very far from it.
On Tuesday there were six hungry people looking for a feed of meat and one of my colleagues had found a place that would not disappoint us.
The Grill is a restaurant in the SKYCITY Grand Hotel in central Auckland.
A number of us were in Auckland for the week to run some training courses so we had the opportunity to eat at some new places.
On Monday we went to Elliott Stables on Elliott Street just behind the Crowne Plaza hotel.
I was in Wellington with several colleagues today and we decided that we’d give Chow on Woodward St a try for lunch – my colleagues had both been there before and said they liked it. They usually have good taste in food, so I believed them.
This was my second stay at The Bolton Hotel in Wellington. In a previous job I’d stayed here for a couple of night right after the hotel opened back in 2004 (I think it was ’04… it was a boozy trip… so the memories have faded!).
The hotel is just off The Terrace in a really convenient location near the Beehive and just a 15 minutes walk to where I was working.