Location is great with a nice view on the marina (if you pay the extra more to get it). Really convenient to go in the city center to have diner or visit the city. Only issue: really not easy to park your car around. Room are modern and clean. We didn't use any facilities then no comment.
I would say it is a modern hotel with no special caracter (both for lobby/restaurants and rooms). It even look quite cold as it is often the case with the Sofitel ones but this is a personal view.
Breakfast was horrible. We first had to wait 15 minutes to get a place while we didn't have much time. When we finally get one, we realized half the restaurant is empty (do not understand why we have wait). The buffet is small with not so many choicies but the worse, it was empty. Much 60% of the plates/choices were gone including croissant and other pastries, cold cuts (salmon, meats and cheese), eggs, bacon and other sides dishes... Basically there is just cereals, yoghurt and fruits available. When we left the restaurant 45min after, they were just beginning to refill the plates. It is already disappointing in a budget motel but not acceptable for a luxury one.
- 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