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“Well Located Art Deco Boutique Hotel”
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Hotel DeBrett
Ranked #1 of 66 Hotels in Auckland Central
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 23 March 2014

I was pleased with my choice to stay at this hotel because it is centrally located and within walking distance to the harbor, tons of restaurants, and stores. My room, the boutique suite was very spacious and quiet although it is on the street side of the hotel. I’m used to more traditional styled hotels, but enjoyed the art deco furnishings. Breakfast was included and it was basic not extensive continental-muffins, croissants, tea, cereal, yogurt and juice. To get more variety to eat for breakfast, you have to order off the menu. The staff was helpful with restaurant recommendations and general directions. The hotel hosts a happy hour in the library from 5 pm where you can meet and chat with other guests if you choose to. I would stay here again when I am in Auckland, and will definitely ask for a room facing the street for a more interesting view and natural light as opposed to what the rooms facing the internal courtyard/restaurant offer.

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Reviewed 20 March 2014

Great boutique hotel with wonderful hospitality and service, and in a great location for downtown Auckland, Viaduct and Vector Arena.

Interesting decor and cleverly designed throughout, the hotel has a charm and personal touch that's lost amongst the bigger chains.

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Reviewed 20 March 2014

Everything about Hotel DeBrett is fabulous. It is located in the heart of the CBD (so no major views) but in a great spot! All of the rooms are double glazed. I did not hear a thing outside. We were even by the lift and there was very, very minimal lift noise! The room exceeded my expectations. We had a suite so there was a separate bedroom and lounge room. The bathroom has a separate shower, a huge bath and twin wash basins. There are a few bars and a restaurant within the hotel, which you cannot hear from he room. The service was excellent. The restaurant is excellent too. I would highly recommend this boutique hotel. It even comes with free wi-fi which a lot of hotels seem to want to charge a fortune for!

Room Tip: I think any room here would be a quiet room as they are all double glazed. The free wi-fi is a great...
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  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 March 2014

The charming receptionist came out from the desk to greet us at the door. That kind of friendly, helpful service continued throughout our stay. The hotel is chic in décor and the rooms are very comfortable. Perfect location for strolling to the waterfront and people watching in this active neighborhood. Also a very good restaurant and trendy bar on site. Only complaint was a very expensive wine list with no bottle under $65.

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Reviewed 19 March 2014

We had a great time at the DeBrett. Handy location. Excellent service. Restaurant and bar are quite good and the place has some style which separates it from the bigger, corporate hotels. It is a bit expensive but worth it.

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Reviewed 18 March 2014

We stayed in de Brett's for two nights on the recommendation of a knowledgable friend. Unfortunately the hotel didn't deliver on the package offered and we were allocated a small suite with no external light and with internal windows that were overlooked by the restaurant and the bar in the hotel. Most disappointing was the response to any adverse comments made with advice being given that we could create more privacy by pulling blinds and curtains over the offending windows. While obviously improving our privacy it simply exacerbated the claustrophobic character of a small suite with no natural light.

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Reviewed 18 March 2014

Our daughter insisted we stay here after we booked her and her new husband here to start off their honeymoon last year. Exactly as she had said we found the Hotel DeBrett an outstanding hotel. The bed was like sleeping on a cloud and what a great idea to have pre-dinner guest drinks !! The staff were all incredibly helpful and obliging and nothing was too much trouble. Do yourself a favour and book yourself in right now. It's not cheap but it is a great choice !!

Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Address: 2 High Street | Cbd, Auckland Central, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
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Region: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland > Auckland Central
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 Romantic Hotel in Auckland Central
#1 Luxury Hotel in Auckland Central
#2 Business Hotel in Auckland Central
Price Range: £217 - £414 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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Also Known As:
Debrett Hotel Auckland
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