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“Excellent boutique style hotel in central Auckland”
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Hotel DeBrett
Ranked #1 of 66 Hotels in Auckland Central
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 29 April 2014 via mobile

I can't really fault this place. We stayed here for two nights whilst in Auckland. The fitout is excellent and leaves nothing to be desired (except maybe a view). It has a nice eclectic feel making it very different to your usual hotel.

The staff were excellent and nothing was too much trouble. We were escorted to our room which is a nice touch. The room had an excellent sized bath and the shower was amazing. The bed was comfy and they have a pillow menu.

I agree with previous reviews about breakfast - it is a tad on the skimpy side but fine if you don't have high expectations. We also ate at the restaurant which that night had live jazz playing. The food was delicious and the service impeccable.

Highly recommend Hotel Debrett

Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 April 2014

We just spent 3 nights here in a loft suite. I love hotels with strong themes and this certainly does mid-century modern very well. The bed is possibly the most comfortable hotel bed I've slept in (I was tempted to strip it to find its brand!). The staff were friendly but not gushy - which I like. The position is perfect with lots of good restaurants around. We ate at the hotel one night - very good menu and the food matched. Continental breakfast (which was included in the room tariff) wasn't that impressive so we ordered poached eggs on toast. When you compare the meals - value for money for dinner far outweighed the value for breakfast. My only criticism (and it's my problem), we were in a suite that overlooked the restaurant. No views outside the hotel and whenever you were in the room, you felt it necessary to draw the curtains leaving me feel a bit claustrophobic. Would I stay there again - definitely (if I could be guaranteed a room with a street view).

Room Tip: I'd recommend a room with a window facing the street.
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Reviewed 27 April 2014

There are so many great things about H de B that it almost seems churlish to highlight the areas of shortfall. However if these were remedied it would go from "good" to "great" overall. The in room bathroom products are just downright inadequate and it grates to have to pay to supplement their inadequacy. At the prices charged it is disappointing to pay extra for a hot breakfast.

Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 April 2014

Hotel DeBrett is a wonderful, stylish hotel. It has spacious, modern rooms. My husband and I went for one night and absolutely loved everything about our stay. We started with a cocktail at the housebar, had a drink in the drawing room then dinner at DeBrett Kitchen. The next morning we had the complimentary continental breakfast which was excellent as well. All in all a perfect stay!

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Thank JShoeNZ
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Reviewed 21 April 2014

We spent 5 nights at the Hotel DeBrett, and it was wonderful. As others have said, the design is interesting and beautiful. The location is great-- easy access to the main streets with public transport, the waterfront, and for our departure, the train station. Our corner room (above one of the 2 bars) overlooked 2 streets, but we never heard traffic or bar noise. The room was spacious and well laid out, with plenty of seating, storage and counter space so we didn't feel cramped, The staff were most helpful, suggesting great restaurants (including their own). The continental breakfast, included in our room rate, offered numerous choices of cereal, home-baked pastries, and fruit. Everyone we dealt with seemed to take pride in providing the best service to ensure that we enjoyed our stay.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank SimiSue
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Reviewed 21 April 2014

Stayed as a couple in March as a birthday treat to see auckland. A great spot...very central yet quiet. The hotel has a modern, quirky feel to it and the staff are extremely helpful and welcoming. Well done with staff training, it really pays off. Breakfast and dinner were both great. The room was lovely with a lounge area and gorgeous bathroom. My only criticism is that the windows didn't open so you were relying in air con (which I hate) and the wardrobe was too short to hang long items of clothing without them getting creased. Otherwise would have given this place 5 stars.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Julia S
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Reviewed 20 April 2014

From the moment you walk into Hotel DeBrett you know the research on hotel choice has been worthwhile. Thanks to other Tripadvisor reviewers it wasn't a hard decision and we weren't disappointed.

Having booked via Booking.com and often booking mid range on the availability, my wife and I were very pleased with our classic room at De Brett. The room number 1.5 was a corner room with lots of windows with a view over the 2 streets in Central Auckland. Lots of city life happening.

The overall condition of the Hotel is excellent. It is very obvious from first arrival that many, many hours have gone into the planning and decorating of the hotel. Not sure if all the rooms are different but our classic room was just so tastefully decorated, the bed almost consumed you with comfort, the ................... everything just worked so well and in a nutshell the Hotel DeBrett didn't disappoint.

One final comment, you'd swear you were in the middle of no where, so quiet..........

Room Tip: Room 1.5 wouldn't disappoint
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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: £199 - £1,965 (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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