Auckland was our final port of call on yet another whirlwind trip of the North Island, but decided this time to stay put in Auckland for a few days this time. All I can say is that this really is a first class hotel, absolutely no doubt about it. The staff are wonderful, nothing is ever a problem, even with a couple of tricky little things that we needed to have done during our stay all carried out with a total lack of fuss. Wonderful! We would strongly recommend to include the full breakfast with your booking, it is an absolute delight, but the restaurant at night was something else..... I have used this term before to describe the same thing from hotels like this, it was "high class weird". Probably appeals to some people, but I found the menu strange and very confusing, so we didn't dine there. But don't let that put you off, you should check it out for yourself!
Just one thing to all the staff there, please cut out the fake French guys! I just don't get it.
This is our second stay there in 12 months, and we can strongly say that this place is a true pleasure to stay in!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Inspired by New Zealand's landscape and culture and boasting panoramic views of Waitemata Harbour, this beautifully designed hotel is a true landmark destination.Superbly located on the waterfront in the heart of the Viaduct, Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour harmoniously blends French spirit with the best of New Zealand culture. Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour offers 172 chic and luxurious rooms all with juliette balconies and floor to ceiling windows. Oversized bathrooms feature separate rain showers and deep soaking bathtubs. Each guest room also offers Sofitel's famous 'My Bed', LCD televisions and Bose sound systems. Services include valet car parking, dedicated Concierge team, luxury airport transfers, Guest Relations Manager and 24 hour in-room dining. Sofitel's luxury day spa, So SPA offers six private rooms with a wide range of beauty and wellness treatments. Guests can also make use of a sauna and steam room, and adjacent gymnasium. A 20-metre indoor lap pool and spa pool are also available. Lava Dining delivers flavour & flair with an innovative menu, tastefully blending the best local produce with a refined French touch. Serving breakfast, lunch & dinner, visit Lava Dining for an intimate dining experience & breathtaking views. A bright & casual eatery, 21 Viaduct Cafe offers waterside seating to allow guests the chance to enjoy the Marina vistas. Savour expertly made espresso, French pastries, and a daily selection of healthy choices filled with fresh, local ingredients. In an unofficial toast to Sofitel's fine French origins, Sabrage invites guests to revisit the art of 'sabrage'. A sophisticated bar serving the finest champagnes, signature cocktails, local and international wines and beers. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour New Zealand