215 Edinburgh Castle Auckland Guide

215 Edinburgh Castle is a historical building which combines a Asian food restaurant, a bar with a hotel and a pokies gaming lounge. It is located at the junction of Newtons Road and Symonds Street, Edinburgh Terrace in Auckland. This area is about a 6 minute drive south from the SKYCITY casino so it’s close to the CBD area. Some local landmarks are Galbraith’s Alehouse, Dots Bar and Save Ferris Bar

The building is more than 150 years old so it’s worth the visit to see the building just for that fact.

According to the New Zealand Herald, there were more hotels on Symonds street a century ago, most of them shut down and this is the only hotel which survived. The lodge now focuses on providing backpackers and students affordable and comfortable accommodation at a reasonable price. It has a provision for picking up and dropping off customers who are using the lodge services.

About the 215 Edinburgh Castle Auckland

The hotel has a number of rooms of different sizes and with different types of beds to cater to the requirement of its customers. The cheapest rooms are the single rooms which are priced at $60. The larger rooms can accommodate 4 people for $100, and 5 people for $120.

Twin bunk beds are available for $120, and a room with queen bed which can accommodate two people is priced at $120. Discounts are available for long term customers, and those who wish to stay for a week or longer, with single room charges starting from $350 per week. All rooms have a chair, cupboard and fan for cooling.

Customers booking in the room will have to sign a key bond for $20 at the start of stay, which will be returned at the time of checkout. Bedding is included, so customers do not have to carry their own bedding. Free WiFi is also provided for internet access. A 5% discount is offered for online booking from what we can see.

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Entertainment Options Available

The hotel has a pokies gaming lounge where customers can play their favorite pokie machines games from Aristocrat. It also has a disco at times operating. The hotel has a well stocked bar with popular liquors, wines and beers like Jim Beam, Jack Daniels, and restaurant serving mainly Asian and Chinese food. Breakfast is served to the customers.

Eats and Menu Items to Mention

Unlike most pubs that have the regular burgers and steaks well the 215 Edinburgh Castle has none of that type of food as they have just Asian style eats. Best roast duck and pork in all of Auckland.

215 Edinburgh Castle offers a Dim sum buffet for an extremely affordable $25 per person. Live jazz music is provided for a great vibe. The various dishes are fairly inexpensive. BBQ dishes include pork on rice, roasted pork, roasted duck, crispy chicken, BBQ combination, Roasted duck and pork combined.

Other dishes available are wontons, spring rolls, salt & pepper squid, hot chips, deep fried chicken wing, dim sum combinations. Dumplings available are pork, prawn, steam BBQ, shark fin, prawn & chives, prawn & spinach.

The lunch menu includes vege suit mai, Vietnamese spring roll, steam vermicelli roll, squash roll, vegetarian glutinous rice, vegetarian BBQ bun, creamy puffs, Malaysian Pandan chicken, tofu, satay chicken.

Noodle and rice dishes are Hainan fried rice, Chicken on rice, Malaysian curry laksa noodles, sweet & sour fish fillet on rice,black pepper beef on rice, Malaysian sambal beef on rice, pork on rice.

Menu Sample – Many more options available

Cheap Eats for a Whole Bunch of People

The hotel also has a corporate package for lunch or a dinner buffet. The platinum package is priced at $5000 (7 dishes), gold at $4000 (6 dishes) and silver package at $3000 (5 dishes), with up to 100 people being allowed to eat the buffet meal. For the bronze package priced at $2000 (4 dishes), 50 people can have a meal.

But wait there’s more! these options all come with entertainment options plus a bar tab of $500 complimentary. Additional charge for higher bar drinks consumed.

Pokies & TAB Gaming at the 215 Edinburgh Castle Auckland

The 215 Edinburgh Castle Auckland has a amazing selection of 18 of the most loved New Zealand player pokies machines to enjoy from Aristocrat and IGT of several options.

One of the best pokies gaming lounge venues in Eden Terrace, Auckland

Summary Notes

This venue has it all from Comfy rooms, Trivia nights, Pool Comps, Karaoke, Poker tournaments, Great food, Live music, BBQ’s, Sports events and pokies gaming.

Open Hours

7 days early to very very late


T: 9-377 5552


Map and Address

215 Edinburgh Castle
215 Symonds St, Eden Terrace, Auckland 1010, New Zealand

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