ThreadNZ: I had a fantastic stay at The Spencer on Byron Hotel Takapuna
"I had a fantastic stay at The Spencer on Byron Hotel in Takapuna over the weekend. I was invited in to stay to experience the hotel, based on Auckland’s North Shore, as well as their hotel restaurant Thyme, to share it with readers and take a visual diary of my stay.
I found it to be incredibly welcoming from the moment you walk up to reception, more so than at expensive hotels I have been to. The staff were are so friendly and ready to help and greeted us with a smile from the front desk to departure.
It was a lovely touch to find a cheese and wine platter in my suite, which was a generous size, with a fully-equipped kitchen and a TV in the lounge area as well as the bedroom. My room was on the 19th floor, and afforded better views of Auckland harbour and Rangitoto than the city-side hotels do."