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EC Auckland: Empire Residence

Photos show samples of available rooms. Fixtures, fittings and sizes may vary.

Accommodation Features


  • Communal Kitchen
    Single/Twin Room (in 3 bedroom units) - shared kitchenette
    Studio rooms – kitchenette
  • Communal Lounge
  • Coin-operated laundry facilities available
  • $150 Utensil/bedding compulsory non-refundable cost (to return in good condition upon departure)
  • Flexible internet packages starting from as little as $10 week
  • Reception with staff open 08:00 - 23:00
  • 24-hour on-site security
Type of Room
Single/Twin Room (in 3-bedroom units)
Bathroom Type
Board Status

Description of Local Area

Students enjoy the convenient location with easy walking distance to the school, shops, cafes and exciting nightlife. Explore the beauty of Auckland from the Empire Residence!

Empire Residence is in the heart of Auckland City with stunning views of the city and the harbour, close to the Aotea centre, the Sky Tower and a 10-minute walk to EC Auckland.

Description of Accommodation

This is a modern, practical and well-located student accommodation with views of the city and harbour, and it's a short walk to Queen Street. Amenities include café, coin-operated laundry, high speed Wifi throughout the building, private phone, 24/7 on-site management and security monitoring.


Empire Residence 
21 Whitaker Place 

Phone Number

+649 950 9000



Arrival and departure

  • Arrival day: Saturday/Sunday

  • Check-in 2pm-11pm

  • Departure day: Saturday/Sunday

  • Check-out 8am-11am. Special late check-in (after 11pm) can be arranged with 24-hour written notice.

Journey to school

The residence is conveniently located a 10-minute walk from the school.

Transport costs are on average $20/week. Stop 7147 (5-minute walk from Empire).


Cancellation prior to arrival

Cancellations received less than 14 days before arrival will incur a cancellation charge equal to one week of accommodation. Cancellations of less than 48 hours before arrival will incur four weeks accommodation fee or the full amount if less than four weeks.

Airport Pickup

Airport pickup service arranged by school, SkyBus Auckland Airport Express, Super Shuttle, taxis

House Rules

  • Students must be age 18+ to choose this accommodation
  • Refundable deposit of $150 must be paid upon check-in. Refunded upon departure if everything is in good condition.
  • The accommodation has a final cleaning fee of $185
  • The minimum stay at Empire Residence is : for a single with shared bath - 4 weeks; for a studio en-suite - 3 months ; for a studio with two beds - 3 months