The Auckland Sofitel has a great location and offers everything you need and expect from a 5 star city hotel. The staff are welcoming and do their job well ( although staff of Indian or Chinese origin in New Zealand welcoming you with "Bonjour" or "Bon Soir" is a little OTT). The rooms are fine and quiet, with a reading couch and a desk, the king beds really comfortable and bathrooms modern and a good size. The Expresso machine is a nice touch, once you work out how to use it. Free WiFi is available on request (it is a pity all major chains do not follow suit); the valet parking - the only parking available, is efficient and reasonably priced at $35 per day. Breakfasts have a great variety and can even include champagne if you are so inclined. In other words, The Sofitel delivers all they say and all you could ask for.
- 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