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Hotel DeBrett
Ranked #2 of 67 Hotels in Auckland
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Antwerp, Belgium
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“Never slept better!”
Reviewed 6 April 2010

After a 32hour flight, we' ve been welcomed by the very helpfull staff at Debrett's.
The interior is really nice and looks very european. We immediatelly felt at home.
Our room was very spacious and although it was at the streetside, there was no noise at all!
The bathroom was also very clean and beautifully decorated.
We loved the spacious tub!

All in all, it is a very great value for a wonderfull stay in a big city and the staff and hotel lets you feel like you're visiting friends.

Breakfast is also a winner!

  • Stayed October 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 April 2010

We stayed at Hotel de Brett with a last minute booking as our flight to Argentina was canceled due to the Chile earthquake. It was the first night of our honeymoon so we wanted somewhere a bit special...and special it was!! We absolutely loved the design of the building, furniture, decor etc..someone has really thought about every last detail! The service was brilliant and the staff were all very helpful and pleasant to deal with. We made good use of the library and the internet as we tried to reorganise our trip! The location was perfect for exploring Auckland with some good bars, cafes and the waterfront all close by. Our only issue was with the bed, whilst all the linen was lovely and of a very high quality, we found the bed itself to be very soft and both woke feeling a little sore. Could just be personal preference though.
We would definitely recommend this hotel to anyone wanting a classy and boutique hotel experience in Auckland.

  • Stayed March 2010, travelled as a couple
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Santa Cruz, CA
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Reviewed 23 March 2010

We stayed here our first two nights in New Zealand after a long flight from San Francisco. The bed was so wonderful, it was hard to get up and out! Our room overlooked the atrium which is a very cool space. There are double doors to the balcony to keep out noise but since we liked their choice of music, we often kept the doors open. We had all our luggage for a month's stay and there was plenty of room. The continental breakfast is superb. Lots of fresh fruit, freshly baked goods, yogurt, cereals etc. And really good coffee. The is staff wonderful. The location right down town is great if you don't have a car to worry about. Truly a perfect way to begin a trip and enjoy downtown Auckland. And those beds! We actually came home and bought ourselves a new mattress!

  • Stayed February 2010, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 March 2010

What a great experience - Spend that little more on your room if you can - I was sharing with a friend and we had a wonderful 2 storey room with a spiral staircase, heavenly bathroom, separate cloakroom on the sitting room floor, 2 plasma screens and cosmically comfortable twin beds! (we even had a sofa bed downstairs, so one of us could escape when the other snored!).
The hotel is right in the heart of all the really good bits of Auckland - quirky little boutiques, wonderful cafes and restaurants and lots of things to do and see.
The restaurant and bar are set in this wonderful glass atrium, so you get all the benefits of sitting outside, but can enjoy the sun and the stars in all weather. Just wish I could get to Auckland more often!

  • Stayed January 2010, travelled with family
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 11 March 2010

Stayed here for 2 nights at the beginning of our NZ holiday - well, what a start, this was the very best hotel of the lot! I would love to smuggle that bed home in my suitcase - normally hate hotels beds, but had the best sleep on this one - I could not believe it. We stayed in a fantastic 'Classic Room' which was very roomy & comfortable (and we are fussy). Beautiful bathroom, quality fittings and accessories, and everything spotlessly clean. The decor is truly amazing - down to every detail. Very good location, close to wharf & Skytower. Great little cafes round the corner in Vulcan Lane too.

  • Stayed March 2010, travelled as a couple
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London
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Reviewed 8 March 2010

Great location, no view from rooms other than offices opposite so must be dressed the whole time whilst in the room. The closet space is tiny, a double closet half of which is given over to the mini bar and kettle the other half split into two spaces so no full length hanging. My husband was furious the room was so small and I wished that I had taken the larger option. We did enjoy the residents bar, free internet and breakfast though. The hotel is in the heart of the downtown shopping area. We enjoyed a lovely evening at a restaurants called Mollies, the owner used to teach Opera in NY and now had opening a school adjoining the hotel and every evening around 8pm puts on a wonder ful recital. I hear Clinton stays there when in Auckland. Also worth exploring is the harbour, we took a boat to Waikeke Island (1hr) and ate at one of the vineyards there. The hotel will arrange and you must organise the taxi to pick you up but a wonderful thing to do if you have a day spare. Quite a young hotel with laid back staff etc .

  • Stayed February 2010, travelled as a couple
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London, UK
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Reviewed 8 March 2010

We were booked in the DeBrett for our first night in NZ and enjoyed our stay so much we booked for another night at the end of our trip. The styling of the hotel is fantastic, and the design of the rooms gave us plenty of ideas for our own place. If you can avoid room 1.2 do so as that's where we stayed our second night - it's slightly smaller and gets a very small amount of noise through the wall from the lift.

The other reviews have largely said it all on the hotel. Had a look at the (very few) less complimentary reviews. I'd agree the rooms that we stayed in don't have great views. The service however was fantastic throughout - exactly the right balance of professional and friendly - nothing seemed like too much trouble, even when we constantly changed our mind on when we'd like the car from valet parking (NZ$20/nights).

The location is very central, although we found Auckland itself a bit disappointing - particularly having visited Sydney immediately beforehand.

Great location, great rooms, great service, and a free drink in the evening - what more could you want.

  • Stayed February 2010, 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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