Upon first walking in, this trendy art hotel is an oasis amid the chaos that can be Auckland CBD. Words such as intimate, cool, trendy, and quirky come to mind. The staff is awesome, and with such a small place (25 rooms), the service was there at our every turn. The rooms are nicely fitted out with the modern art deco theme throughout, including the sister establishments on the same street (Cornerbar, Housebar, Kitchen). It was an extra treat to have a complimentary drink in the private Drawing Room right after check-in, which we found out was a nightly occurrence. The room was so comfortable and nice to be in, you had to remember to leave to explore the city!
The rooms are very well soundproofed from the outdoor / street noise and the staff remembered us every day. Even our room next to the elevator / lift and overlooking the street was super quiet. The bathrooms were modern and super clean, however, I will say the "room" in the bathroom for the toilet is quite small, so hopefully you're not claustrophobic!!
If you do happen to be driving to Hotel DeBrett, the only parking available is street parking, so you might have to park far away or move your car according to the signs. The hotel is only a few blocks from the Britomart station, so public transport or a taxi is advised!
It's not the cheapest place in Auckland, but it is a GREAT place to stay, both for an excellent experience (whether staying in or going out), but also the beautiful building and vibrancy of the area surrounding. If you're lucky enough to book one of the 25 rooms, consider yourself in for a treat. I can't wait for our next trip to Auckland and our next stay at Hotel DeBrett!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A vibrant boutique hotel experience in the heart of Auckland City's fashion and business precincts. Hotel DeBrett's iconic building features 25 individually designed rooms and suites, with luxurious beds and lavish bathrooms with divinely deep baths, granite floors and underfloor heating. Dine in award winning "DeBretts Kitchen" restaurant, unwind in the warm inviting spaces and enjoy personal service. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Debrett Hotel Auckland
- Hotel DeBrett Auckland, New Zealand