As the title suggests this is a modern style of hotel. It is quite minimalist but has a very calming atmosphere.
The position of the hotel is great with just a short walk to downtown CBD, but being situated on the water with the marina adjacent is a lot more pleasing than being in the centre of the city.
The rooms are a very good size with great amenities. Yes, the beds are beautiful but I found the large feather pillows too much for me, but I'm sure you can change these if requested.
We enjoyed a beautiful dinner with friendly service in the Lava restaurant. Great food and setting. The interior is full of backlit marble from Chile and looks incredible after dark.
The Lava restaurant was also where we had breakfast. We had full breakfast included in our rate. I did find the buffet was a bit slow at being replenished. The hot portion is cooked fresh for you and although this is excellent there was only a choice of eggs with accompaniments. It would have been nice to have had pancakes or something different one day.
Although I didn't get a chance to use it on this trip the pool and gym looked top rate.
All in all this is a beautiful hotel and situated at the viaduct there are many choices of restaurants close by.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Inspired by New Zealand's landscape and culture and boasting panoramic views of Waitemata Harbour, this beautifully designed hotel is a true landmark destination. Superbly located on the waterfront in the heart of the Viaduct, Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour harmoniously blends French spirit with the best of New Zealand culture. Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour offers 172 chic and luxurious rooms all with juliette balconies and floor to ceiling windows. Oversized bathrooms feature separate rain showers and deep soaking bathtubs. Each guest room also offers Sofitel's famous 'My Bed', LCD televisions and Bose sound systems. Services include valet car parking, dedicated Concierge team, luxury airport transfers, Guest Relations Manager and 24 hour in-room dining. Sofitel's luxury day spa, So SPA offers seven private rooms with a wide range of beauty and wellness treatments. Guests can also make use of a sauna and steam room, and adjacent gymnasium. A 20-metre heated indoor lap pool and spa pool are also available. Lava Dining delivers flavour & flair with an innovative menu, tastefully blending the best local produce with a refined French touch. Serving breakfast, lunch & dinner, visit Lava Dining for an intimate dining experience & breathtaking views. A bright & casual eatery, 21 Viaduct Cafe offers waterside seating to allow guests the chance to enjoy the Marina vistas. Savour expertly made espresso, French pastries, and a daily selection of healthy choices filled with fresh, local ingredients. In an unofficial toast to Sofitel's fine French origins, Sabrage invites guests to revisit the art of 'sabrage'. A sophisticated bar serving the finest Champagnes, signature cocktails, local and international wines and beers. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour New Zealand