FAQ - Frequently asked questions

Here you will find the answers to the questions most frequently asked by our customers. We hope this helps.

What time should I arrive at the accommodation? 

Our main reception hours are from 4pm to 10pm.  You can check in outside these hours however additional charges will apply. To keep costs down and in turn give great value room charges, we operate a self check-in procedure. We will send you a SMS (TXT) and email to the mobile number / email address, noted in your booking. Please fill in the check in form prior to arrival ( its just like checking into an airline online!), and read the easy self check-in instructions carefully. You will not receive access unless the check-in form is completed. If you have not received a SMS/TXT or email from us please message us URGENTLY so we can sort for you.

Our team members on duty at reception will often assist you at check in.

My arrival date has changed at the last minute. What shall I do?

Please inform us immediately using the contact details in your reservation confirmation. You can also find our contact details online. Just search for Flatbush Holiday Accommodation. A cancellation policy may apply. Please refer to terms and conditions of your booking.

My arrival time has changed at the last minute. What shall I do?

This is not an issue as you can use the self check in process. Please refer to the self check in procedures that are sent 24 hours prior to arrival. 

Do you have a 24hr reception? 

So that we can offer the most competitive rates in Auckland, and to keep costs down, we operate a self check-in procedure and a self express checkout process. We do not operate a 24 hour reception. However you may contact us anytime by email, Facebook, our website chat, Instagram and WhatsApp. We take phone calls from 9am to 10pm at night. From time to time our reception will be manned and have staff available to assist.

Where do I park?

There is no on-site parking but there is ample on-street parking outside the front of the accommodation or on either side of the road. It is a very safe and quiet neighbourhood so your vehicle will be perfectly safe.  

Bedding configuration changes for rooms? 

All our Double Deluxe rooms have Queen size beds. We have twin single rooms with both a private bathroom and shared bathroom options. We also offer Superior Queen rooms with a shared bathroom option. Please ensure you have booked the correct room if wanting twin single beds./ private bathroom. It is specified in the room description. We also offer a single bed option.

How can I forward messages | requirements to you?

You can message us on our Facebook page, Text, WhatsApp, or simply log onto the website and use our chat button. If you have used an affiliate partner such as Booking.com or Expedia you can message directly with them on your booking and it will reach us through the booking system.

How can I cancel my booking?

Please note that only cancellations made before the cancellation deadline are free of charge. Please take careful note of the conditions of cancellation whilst making the booking. If the cancellation is made after the deadline, or no cancellation is made at all, we will charge the total price. In addition, some rates may not usually be cancelled. We cannot cancel bookings made outside our own website. If bookings are made through our affiliate partners such as Booking.com, Expedia, WOTIF, Agoda, Air BnB, then you need to contact them directly to organise the cancellation as we do not have the authority to cancel a guest booking. 

What time do I need to check out? 

Check out is by 10am 7 days per week. We do not do late checkout unless prior arrangements have been made before your arrival. Late check out charges apply and is subject to availability.

How early can I check out ? 

You can check out any time you like as payment for your accommodation is taken on arrival. Early morning international flights are not a problem. We have guests leaving anytime from 3.30am in the morning till 10am 

How and when does payment take place?

Payment is normally made on arrival at the accommodation. 

Within 7 days prior to your arrival we may place a pre-authorisation amount for your booking amount on your credit card that you used at the time of booking. It is the most common method of payment that hospitality/travel industry uses. It is a pre- authorisation not a charge, and you may select another form of payment on arrival. This pre-authorisation can be used as payment upon check-in, or it will be released by us on the day of check out.

It is only in exceptional circumstances that we will charge your credit card at the time of booking - such as Early Bird rates, Advanced Purchase rates and last minute bookings. 

Why do I have to enter my credit card details at time of booking? 

The purpose of this is to verify the credit card, so we can authenticate the booking. Payment is made on arrival. Your credit card information is used by us as security for your booking, and we have the right to use this credit card information to charge you for any fees incurred due to a "no show" or late cancellation. Within 7 days prior to your arrival we may place a pre-authorisation amount for your booking amount on your credit card that you used at the time of booking. This is a pre authorisation not a charge, and you may select another form of payment on arrival.

Can I do my laundry? 

Yes we offer a full laundry where quests are able to wash and dry clothes . Use of the dryer costs $5.00 per load. Use of the washing machine is free. 

Are all the rooms lockable ? 

Yes all our rooms are secure and can be locked at any time. We supply you with a key and swipe card.

Does the premises have security ? 

Yes we have a full external camera system and the entry | exit door has 24 hour video. A recording is kept of every entry and exit for a 24 hour period

Is there disability access ? 

All our deluxe rooms are on the first level and there is no disability access 

Terms and Policies of your stay

For further information on our terms and policies click here

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