Hotels in Grey Lynn - Accommodation choices are quite limited in Grey Lynn with fewer choices of upscale hotels but there are budget friendly hotels that you can to choose. Offering comfortable rooms with standard amenities and basic toiletries, these budget hotels also provide some premium services such as babysitting, secretarial service and more. This serene district is suitable for single travellers and also for vacationing families, with New Zealand's most famous wine yards are just ten minutes drive from here.
If you're an ardent follower of the annual festival, it's advisable to book and confirm your room early to avoid disappointment. This is because normally hotel rooms within this district and neighbouring district would be fully booked during the festival season.
Grey Lynn - Grey Lynn is a residential suburb, was originally a separate borough and was amalgamated with Auckland City in 1914. Grey Lynn is centred surrounding Grey Lynn Park, which in 1914 the inhabitable land was drained and levelled for playing fields. Grey Lynn often associated with being "arty" or of being a traditional home to free thinkers and supporters of anti establishment.
The Grey Lynn Park is famous for its annual Grey Lynn Park Festival, which normally held on the third Saturday of November, attracts around 100,000 visitors. Combining music, food and crafts, the festival held early summer every year with its silver jubilee celebration in 2009. The event, organised by a non-profit trust and underwritten by stall holder fees and a Council grant, started off back in 1987 as a local community gathering of blue collar citizens and Pacifica roots, but the gathering has included many other groups over time.
Some of Auckland's oldest building are located here, notably the former Borough Council Chambers and Fire Station building. This brick structure was built in1889 and resembles many American fire stations at that time. Apart from that, the Allendale, large mansion built in 1890. Allendale is a local landmark, having been converted from a surgery house, the Maori girls' hostel, a boarding house, refuge for alcoholic men, and finally a restaurant before purchased by AS Community Trust.