Located in the North Island area of New Zealand, the Mollies is the perfect destination for those who are fans of food and music. The elegant Mollies, for sure, will make you feel as if you are in some fairy land. Known for its friendly soirees, Mollies refer to the bohemian boutique hotel whose interior reflects the mix of classic and inventive styles sprinkled with pianos and offers regular opera concerts, great dining, and a reviving spa.
Speaking about its rooms, there are 13 suites on offer. The rates range from around NZ$613 to NZ$979 also including tax at 12.5 percent. However, this does not include the breakfast charge for which you have to pay an extra charge of NZ$39.38. If you come along with children here, the hotel does take care of them too. It offers baby cots for NZ$65 per night, babysitting with a local nanny for NZ$35 per hour, and a special children’s menu in its restaurant.
Among the amenities, you can expect a day spa, CD, DVD and book library, free Wi-Fi, gym, and cottage gardens. In the rooms, you can spot a flat screen satellite TV, integrated DVD/CD players, iPod dock, minibar, Molton Brown toiletries, bathrobes, slippers, magazines, flowers, and balcony. The check-out time is 11 am, but can be extended for a night’s tariff, while the check-in time is 3 pm.
Mollies is more inclined towards music and so you will quickly come across a stunning piano in the lounge area and the affinity for classy soirees. So, one of the main attractions in this hotel is its regular evening opera concerts of 20 minutes organized at nights mostly somewhere around 7.30 pm so that you can have your dinner along with it.
The hotel is involved in eco-friendly activities. It serves local and seasonal food, recycles things, and aids a conservation project to assist the extinct flightless indigenous parrot, the Kakapo.
There are rich and airy suites adorned with a chic mix of antiques and vintage-meet-boho observations and sleek neutral palettes. For a music aficionado, the Premier Villa Suites with a grand piano are perfect overlooking the garden terrace with its outdoor fireplace and green palms and offering the views of the Auckland harbor. Room No 1 and 8 are located in the hotel’s front from where you can enjoy the scenes of far away water; while the ground floor 1 has chic white décor on offer. The Villa and Junior Suites are comparatively smaller.
The East Day Spa
If you are looking for some revival, register yourself at the East Day Spa where the relaxing Asian-inspired treatments are offered in a special candlelit area at the rear of the hotel. There is also a couple treatment room. Of all the treatments, the signature massage, a blend of shiatsu, Balinese, Hawaiian and Swedish techniques, is worth experiencing.
The hotel restaurant is the hub of all mouthwatering cuisine. Expect a contemporary New Zealand cuisine for breakfast, lunch, and dinner in the Dining Room. As the dishes are lavish, so are the table settings at the dinner offering tempura recoil with cauliflower purée, wasabi, aioli, radish, rhubarb, and grain-fed beef fillet with roast garlic purée and mushroom tart. Children’s menu is also special here. The furnishings are a blend of Victorian and modern – jumbo skinny blue vases, adorned glass serving vessels, and original figurines all creating a perfect atmosphere for a candlelight dinner. Book a table that is in the glass atrium at the front so that you can have the water views. Breakfast is available from 6 am to 11 am; while lunch is from 11 am to 2 pm. The dinner timings start from 6 pm, but its late timings can be set with the hotel.
Mollies’ room service offers a mix of hot and cold food throughout the day.
Smith Members Offer
As you check-in, show your member card and you will have something extra on hand. The benefits of this card are not fixed, so you need to know the about it on-going schemes. The current offer is that you are welcomed with cookies and fruit on arrival.
Tip: Carry your sheet music if you love to chime on the old joannas.