My place is close to "China town" Balmoral, and "Little India" Sandringham. A short walk to an excellent bus route into the city, and on the airport bus route. Good restaurants are close by and an art house cinema as well...close to Eden Park for sports events.
Two small mountains are nearby for walkers.
Although 5 nights maximum is stated, this can be flexible for individual circumstances.
This is close to a main route into town, but is also surprisingly quiet.