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“Outstanding Quirky Hotel”
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Hotel DeBrett
Ranked #1 of 67 Hotels in Auckland
Certificate of Excellence
Lacock, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
12 hotel reviews
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“Outstanding Quirky Hotel”
Reviewed 19 January 2014

This hotel dates back to the 1920s. At one time it went into decline and became a backpackers hostel. However it has recently been refurbished, keeping a lot of the original features with a charming and quirky style. The staff are super friendly, the rooms are stylish and clean with some lovely quirky touches. I especially liked the little tune the safe plays when you open and close it. The food is excellent. I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 14 January 2014 via mobile

We started our New zealand journey at Hotel de Brett and it was fantastic. Nice rooms, helpfull staff and lots information on what to do. We are actually going back there to finish our trip. Good breakfast and coffee, nice showers the works

Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Singapore, Singapore
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17 reviews
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Reviewed 13 January 2014 via mobile


We stayed at De Brett for four nights. The location is awesome and the service is good. The staff were very helpful in terms of suggesting us places to go and things to do. They were also great in accomodating our requests as we were traveling with two young kids (room selection and cots/crib). The valet parking service (at $25 per night) was quick and efficient. Those were the pros.

The cons were chiefly two - very limited break-fast and a limited data quota on wifi.  To me it appeared that both these "inclusive for free" stuff were just to tick the box rather than being adequate. Had it not been for these two points, I would have rated it higher. 

Net net, do stay there but taper your expectations on these two counts.

And by the way - DO go to Cathedral Cove at Hahei Beach while in Auckland. Beyond awesome!!!

Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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New York City, New York
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107 reviews
38 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 11 January 2014

My favorite hotel in New Zealand. Excellent location just off the main shopping street and a five minute walk to the waterfront. Rooms and common areas very tastefully decorated. Staff extremely helpful. We mess up our booking, and they immediately adjusted for us. We then left a shirt in the room, which they found and offered to mail to us. Restaurant is excellent. Great bar and reading room. Live music the night we were there. Free wifi. Would rate six stars if I could.

Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 9 January 2014 via mobile

Wonderful stay here.
Service amazing: prompt, friendly, helpful.
Room: twin share, luxe beds, linen, bathroom, tea and coffee.
Other: Free wifi, dvds, happy hour drink in drawing room. Free continental breakfast - delicious. Also had lunch here one day - delicious soup with homemade gluten free bread and grilled vegetables. Luxe, boutique feel. Amazing interior design and architecture.
Location: central - 10 mins max walk to harbour and ferries. Many restaurants / takeaways / liquor shops nearby. We tried nearby sushi and kebabs - both delicious.
Highly recommend a stay here. Thank you Hotel de Brett.

  • Stayed December 2013
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Melbourne
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Reviewed 8 January 2014 via mobile

We booked to stay for one night at the start of our trip up north and it was so nice we booked to return on our last night too, as a special treat. Service was impeccable. Another reviewer complained that they only treat rich people well, that was not our experience at all. My partner and I are not rich and found the service to be above and beyond expected. A local restaurant gave me food containing gluten (which I'm allergic too) and the front desk went out of there way to help me find a 24hr pharmacy. The standard room we booked was not boring like your average hotel room. Bed was supremely comfortable. All in all a fabulous hotel.

  • Stayed January 2014
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Reviewed 8 January 2014 via mobile

If you visit auckland, debrett is an obvious choice. Location, food, service etc all are top notch. Above all, the decor and the ambiance are something that you will surely take back with you. The hotel is perfectly nestled between old school and contemporary design.
Stayed there just one night since they didn't have rooms available. Will surely visit them again for a longer stay.

Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Hotel DeBrett
Address: 2 High Street | CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
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Region: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland Region > Auckland
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Luxury Hotel in Auckland
#1 Romantic Hotel in Auckland
#2 Business Hotel in Auckland
#6 Family Hotel in Auckland
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:5 star — Hotel DeBrett 5*
Number of rooms: 25
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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