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Blocks from beach and shops

Located just minutes from Takapuna Beach and only 10 minutes from both Auckland CBD and Albany Business Park, we invite you to experience the difference with a diverse range of shopping, dining and family fun activities right on this Auckland hotels doorstep.

Outdoor heated pool and spa pool

The Spencer on Byron Hotel offers 24-hour reception and room service, 7 meeting rooms, gymnasium, tennis court, pétanque court, garden area, as well as outdoor heated lap and spa pools.

City or coastal views

City or water views and balconies are a highlight of the 141 studios and suites, which also feature tiled kitchenettes equipped with microwaves, refrigerators, and sinks.

The Spencer on Byron Hotel

9-17 Byron Avenue Takapuna

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

This 141-guestroom hotel occupies a tower block set 2 blocks from Takapuna town center. The Spencer on Byron Hotel also has an outdoor heated swimming pool and spa pool with city and harbor views, plus a tennis court and gym.

Valet parking (surcharge) is available for guests in the open-air space around the hotel, and in a large, covered car park adjacent to the hotel. Parking is subject to availability.

The Spencer on Byron Hotel offers 7 conference/function rooms, Internet access (surcharge) in public areas and a full range of business services through Reception. Equipment for rent includes slide projectors, overhead projectors, and electronic whiteboards, TVs, VCRs, and video cameras, as well as laptops.

Internet access: wireless Internet access is available throughout the hotel for a fee. Access is available per 24-hour period, weekly and monthly passes are also available.

Conference/function room(s): The Spencer on Byron Hotel's 7 conference rooms cover 700 square meters and offer updated audio-visual equipment, lighting and sound systems. They can accommodate groups from 5–700. Rooms can be connected to form one large space, the Spencer Ballroom, with 300 seated or 700 cocktail style.

A boardroom stands adjacent to the conference area and seats 12 people. It offers district views.

  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge) 
  • Total number of rooms - 141 
  • Number of floors - 18 
  • Tennis on site 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Coffee shop or café 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 
  • Conference space 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Express check-in 
  • Health club 
  • Computer station 
  • WiFi (surcharge) 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Designated smoking areas 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Garden 
  • Library 
  • Meeting rooms 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Valet parking (surcharge) 
  • Parking (limited spaces) 
  • Picnic area 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Restaurant 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Self parking (surcharge) 
  • Conference space size (meters) - 800 
  • Number of meeting rooms - 7 
  • Conference space size (feet) - 8608 
  • Spa tub 
  • Outdoor pool 
  • Television in common areas 
  • Wedding services 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Outdoor pool  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)  
  • Separate dining area  
  • Washer/dryer  
  • Microwave  
  • Cribs/infant beds (complimentary)  


Available in all rooms: Wireless internet access ( NZD 18.95 per stay ), Wired internet access ( NZD 18.95 per day )

Available in some public areas: Wireless internet access ( NZD 20 per night )


Self parking (surcharge), Valet parking (surcharge), Parking (limited spaces)

Room Amenities

  • Premium TV channels 
  • Pay movies 
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available 
  • Balcony 
  • Free newspaper 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • Air conditioning 
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • Phone 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Microwave 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Slippers 
  • Desk 
  • Satellite TV service 
  • Wired high-speed Internet access (surcharge) 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Washer/dryer 
  • WiFi (surcharge) 
  • Separate dining area 
  • In-room safe 
  • Room service (24 hours) 
  • Free cribs/infant beds 

Where to Eat

Thyme Restaurant - Thyme Restaurant uses in season, fresh local produce to bring you a variety of innovative menu dishes. Tempt the palate and satisfy your craving for stylish ambience with the restaurant and lounges of the Spencer on Byron Hotel. Thyme Restaurant provides an award winning dining experience blending fresh, innovative cuisine, an extensive menu and friendly staff, with elegant and welcoming surroundings. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Club Bar - Serves bar snacks, beer, wines, spirits, and cocktails. Flooded with natural light during the daytime. Décor generates a slight British club feel. Live entertainment on Friday and Saturday evenings. Open all day and evening.

Library Bar - Snacks and cappuccinos are served in a contemporary lobby bar that also features a wall of books guests can borrow or swap, and an Internet kiosk. Open from morning to mid-afternoon on weekdays only.

Nearby Things to Do

Guests can work out on a selection of equipment in the Spencer on Byron's fitness centre including exercise bicycles, a rowing machine, treadmill, and a weights station. A personal trainer is available weekdays for a surcharge. The hotel also has a floodlit all-weather rooftop tennis court. Use of the court, tennis racquets, and balls are complimentary for hotel guests. A 20-meter heated lap pool and adjacent large spa tub have views of the Auckland cityscape. There is also a hotel pétanques (outdoor bowling) court; balls are available from the concierge.

There are numerous recreational opportunities near the Spencer on Byron. Takapuna offers ten-pin bowling and windsurfing on Lake Pupuke (4 km). The suburb of Bayswater offers kite surfing and paragliding (3.5 km). Visitors can use the Takapuna Public Golf Course (2 km) or the Waitemata Golf Course in Devonport (4.5 km) by arrangement. Coastal walks extend for 25 km and can be joined at Takapuna Beach just 0.4 km from the hotel. Auckland is also known as the City of Sails: there are ample opportunities for sailing around its harbour and islands.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Golfing nearby 
  • Sailing nearby 
  • Windsurfing nearby 
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby 
  • Bicycle rentals nearby 


To make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • Roll-in shower 
  • In-room accessibility 

Hotel Policies


Check-in time starts at 3 PM


Check-out time is 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 2 children 12 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for NZD 55.00 per night.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!


  • Pets not allowed

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.


The charges below are included in your overall room price:
  • Resort fee
We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Fee for buffet breakfast: NZD 28 per person (approximately)
  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: NZD 18.95 per stay (rates may vary)
  • Fee for in-room high-speed Internet (wired): NZD 18.95 per day (rates may vary)
  • Fee for wireless Internet in public areas: NZD 20 per night (rates may vary)
  • Self parking fee: NZD 20 per day
  • Valet parking fee: NZD 25.00 per day
  • Rollaway bed fee: NZD 55.00 per night
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

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We should mention

A resort fee is included in the total price displayed. Up to 2 children 12 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.

Summer Holidays Promotion

Book a stay in a "Summer Holidays Package" room type and receive 1 gourmet pizza, 1 cocktail per adult, and WiFi.

Full details at check-in. Offer subject to availability. Offer is not valid with groups/conventions and may not be combined with other promotional offers. Other restrictions and blackout dates may apply.

National Rating

Qualmark® assigns an official star rating for accommodations in New Zealand. This Hotel property is rated 4 star plus and is displayed on this page as 4.5 stars.

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