The Main building is quite artistic, with a glass atrium at the centre, candle lit at night.
Rooms, small, and the "Balcony" somewhat unreal, as you can not fit a chair on them only stand. As a stated room feature it should be removed.
Shocked to find, flies all over the overpriced restaurant breakfast, really unhygienic, with poor, untrained service, and no idea in that team, how to serve properly or present a Sofitel signature breakfast. Worst i have ever seen around the world, puts Sofitel's name to shame. URGENT training and Supervison needed by Management. We did not eat in the Hotel again after seeing this!
Rooms mostly overlooked, with curtains that do jot keep the light out from early morning.
Overall an average, poor for a Sofitel standard< yet so much effort in the public areas and health facilities.
- 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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