Weekend Getaway at SKYCITY Grand

SKYCITY Grand Hotel, Auckland, New Zealand on notjaya.com

One of the well-known hotels in Auckland, the SKYCITY Grand Hotel is located right in the middle of the city boasting with luxurious amenities, stunning harbour views, and accessibility to pretty much everything. Last weekend’s staycation was a beautiful experience–a much needed change of pace and change of space, without having to travel far. You get outstanding service and spacious rooms that are understatedly elegant.

SKYCITY Grand Hotel, Auckland, New Zealand on notjaya.com
SKYCITY Grand Hotel, Auckland, New Zealand on notjaya.com

SKYCITY Grand Hotel, Auckland, New Zealand on notjaya.com

SKYCITY Grand Hotel, Auckland, New Zealand on notjaya.com
SKYCITY Grand Hotel, Auckland, New Zealand on notjaya.com

SKYCITY Grand Hotel, Auckland, New Zealand on notjaya.com

SKYCITY Grand Hotel, Auckland, New Zealand on notjaya.com

East Day Spa, Auckland, New Zealand on notjaya.com

For the ultimate relaxation, a spa treatment at the East Day Spa is not to be missed. Residing just a level below the SKYCITY Grand Hotel reception, this award winning hotel spa is truly the best in Auckland. The calm interior and soothing music preps your for your chosen mode of pampering–the options from the treatment menu are aplenty. I went for a Balinese massage and came out feeling calm, rejuvenated and energised. Bliss!

East Day Spa, Auckland, New Zealand on notjaya.com
East Day Spa, Auckland, New Zealand on notjaya.com

East Day Spa, Auckland, New Zealand on notjaya.com
East Day Spa, Auckland, New Zealand on notjaya.com

Gusto at the Grand, SKYCITY, Auckland on notjaya.com

A two-course lunch at Gusto at the Grand with a glass of Prosecco was included in our SKYCITY East Day Spa package (you can find the various packages here). Gusto at the Grand, serving Italian dishes and wine, is one of the many restaurants housed within the SKYCITY Grand Hotel vicinity. Here you get generous portions of Italian dishes made from fresh, seasonal ingredients. The Gnocchi was the highlight of my lunch–soft, creamy, and oozing with flavour. Gusto at the Grand is also where the buffet breakfast is served when staying at the Grand Hotel.

Gusto at the Grand, SKYCITY, Auckland on notjaya.com

Gusto at the Grand, SKYCITY, Auckland on notjaya.com
Gusto at the Grand, SKYCITY, Auckland on notjaya.com

Gusto at the Grand, SKYCITY, Auckland on notjaya.com

Staycationing at the SKYCITY Grand Hotel was an absolutely wonderful experience. Their beautiful rooms are paired with topnotch service. The hotel’s location is hard to beat, as SKYCITY is also home to Auckland’s best restaurants serving some of the finest food and best hotel spa for that much needed pamper time. Everything is right here. If you’re in Auckland, you’re never too far from a splendid getaway right in the heart of the city!

In collaboration with SKYCITY; views and opinions are my own.