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Scenic Hotel Auckland Enviro Award GoldAuckland 4 Star Hotel

A landmark site (formerly known as the MLC Building)
has been totally refurbished to create a superb deco
hotel conveniently located in the heart of Auckland's vibrant cultural, shopping and business district.

Auckland Inner City Hotel Auckland Accommodation MLC Cafe

Located in central Queen Street, Scenic Hotel Auckland is in the heart of Auckland city's central business district (CBD). This beautiful four-star Auckland hotel has transformed the landmark art deco MLC building into elegant and spacious apartment style accommodation. 

As a guest, you will enjoy having some of Auckland’s top entertainment, shopping and eating places on your doorstep. Scenic Hotel Auckland welcomes guests to enjoy stylish inner-city accommodation that offers space and convenience. A lavish renovation of this heritage building blends its fabulous art deco architecture with a contemporary feel and modern comforts.

It’s easy to plan your city excursions from our central location, with many of central Auckland’s best local attractions within comfortable walking distance, and for our guests convenience there is an Airport Express bus stop outside the hotel plus an inner city bus that also stops right outside. Directly across the road you will find the city’s entertainment precinct, home to the Auckland Town Hall, Aotea Square and Centre, Imax theatre and the iconic Civic Theatre.

Scenic Hotel Auckland Location

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Lat: 36° 51' 12.348" S
Lon: 174° 45' 49.3596" E
GPS: 380 Queen Street, Auckland

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Scenic Hotel Auckland Hotel Facilities

For your convenience the Scenic Hotel Auckland offers...

  • MLC Café and Bar situated on street level with alfresco dining open early until late
  • Express checkout / 24-hour Reception
  • Room Service
  • Valet laundry and dry-cleaning service (available six days)
  • Guest laundry
  • FREE WiFi available throughout hotel
  • Valet car parking (see charges below)
  • Fitness centre
  • Tourist information and booking service

Check-in time: 2:00pm. Check-out time: 10:00am

Please note: Valet Parking only is available at a charge of $25 per night. This service is available from 6.30am until 11pm and can be affected from time to time by large parades and sporting events that require Queen Street to be closed.

Scenic Hotel Auckland Room Amenities

The hotel as a total of 100 guest rooms. Standard and Superior rooms feature air-conditioning. 2-Level extended stay Apartments are available with a balcony, kitchen and laundry. Many rooms have great city views, some with a glimpse of the harbour. Special access rooms available.

All rooms include:

  • Kitchenette with microwave oven (many have full kitchen facilities)
  • Sky TV
  • minibar
  • tea and coffee facilities
  • clock radio
  • telephone
  • FREE WiFi
  • desk space
  • iron and ironing board

Auckland Area Information

Auckland Skyline at Sunset Auckland Dining Auckland Beach

Auckland is situated in the North Island, and is New Zealand's most populated city with approximately 1.4 million people, offering numerous shopping, dining and business opportunities. It is home to world-class sporting and cultural venues and has an outstanding natural environment, dotted with volcanoes and framed by two amazing coastlines. Auckland's hotels reflect the city's lively, cosmopolitan and international flavour by offering visitors a wide variety of accommodation. Whether required for business or for pleasure, Scenic Hotel Auckland is an excellent choice, with its central location which makes it easy to explore the city, access public transportation to different areas, or set sail on the beautiful Hauraki Gulf.

Auckland has many highlights to offer any type of visitor, such as families, art lovers, shopping enthusiasts and people of all ages. With all the activities and attractions Auckland has to offer, there is always something to do whether it's night or day. While in Auckland you will never be far away from amazing sceneries, breathtaking beaches, fantastic shopping and nightlife, and delicious food. There are many journey's to take in and around Auckland, including one day, short and long driving trips, that are available for anyone to enjoy. Auckland's amazing landscapes and warm, humid climate contributes to a holiday that will never be forgotten. It's layout makes it possible to change from one activity to another with ease and in just half an hour you could be almost anywhere.  

The MLC Café & Bar

Situated on street level, the MLC Café & Bar is the perfect spot to sit and watch the hustle of the city. Located directly across the road from the Auckland Town Hall and other entertainment venues, this makes the café ideal for pre show dining or drinks.

Opening Hours

The MLC Café is open for breakfast Monday to Friday from 6.30am to 11am and on the weekends from 7am to 12pm, for lunch Monday to Friday from 12pm until 2 pm, and for dinner (7 days a week) from 5pm until 9.30pm.

Times may vary on holidays.

Tasty, Contemporary Good Value Menu

Our chef has incorporated the very best and freshest of New Zealand produce, meat and seafood into our menus which our wine experts have matched with a selection of our country’s finest drops. 

View the tempting items on our contemporary New Zealand menu below:

The MLC Cafe & Bar Breakfast Menu
The MLC Cafe & Bar Dinner Menu
The MLC Cafe & Bar Drinks Menu

Scenic Hotel Auckland

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Our Hotel History, Scenic Hotel Auckland

Are you feeling the urge to dance? That might be because Scenic Hotel Auckland is built on the site of the former Auckland social hot spot the Trocadero Dance Club – a well-known dinner and dance venue popular with American servicemen and their sweethearts during World War Two. The Trocadero was demolished in the mid-1950s during Auckland’s expansion but we like to think that some of that romance and energy remains in our beautifully refurbished hotel.

Our building was designed by Mitchell and Mitchell and commissioned by the Australian based insurance company Mutual Life and Citizen’s Assurance Company Inc. during expansion throughout New Zealand following the Great Depression. The building closely resembles the MLC Building in Wellington (completed in 1940).

Following its opening in December 1956, the distinctive wedge shaped MLC Building was reportedly hailed as a “dignified and attractive addition to Auckland’s main business area” and as “an expression of confidence in the future greatness of the city”.

Nine stories high, it was the tallest building in Auckland and boasted the most modern lifts in Australasia; three high speed lifts capable of carrying 16 people at 500 feet a minute as well as featuring what were then innovative aluminium alloy window frames.

Our Historic Places Trust Category 2 rated building has housed several government tenants in the past including the Secret Service, if rumour is to be believed.

In 1999, the building was sensitively converted into a hotel/apartment complex while retaining the Art Deco design of the building. The complex has been managed by Scenic Hotel Group since its opening.

The building’s Art Deco theme informed the interior refurbishment of the hotel that was carried out in 2009. Features such as the curved timber reception desk, curved metallic lift facings and geometric tiling in the foyer are strong examples of art deco interior design elements that have been maintained and extended throughout the rest of the building.

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380 Queen Street
Auckland 1010
Ph: +64 9 374 1741