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“Best In Auckland” 5 of 5 stars
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Hotel DeBrett
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   2 High Street | CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand   |  
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Free breakfast with your stay
Ranked #2 of 77 Hotels in Auckland
Auckland Central, New Zealand
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4 hotel reviews
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“Best In Auckland”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Excellent location in Auckland CBD. Small in terms of number of rooms but big in personality and service. King size bed was extremely comfortable and room was outfitted with furniture and ammenties that you don't see in other five star hotels.

Complimentary breakfast was top notch. Not a vast range but fresh tasty food.
Minor error on the bill was corrected at check out with no fuss or drama.

We will be back.

Room Tip: Stayed in room 2,10 looking over the atrium. No noise from bar/restaurant. Big bathroom.-
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Hotel DeBrett is that wonderful combination of everything you'd want in a hotel combined with peerless staff. From the moment you enter you feel like one of the family. They remember your name and, without ever being intrusive, can't do enough for you. The rooms are, in my view, just about perfect. Perfect bathrooms, linen, tables, chairs and lamps. The style is mid-century but there are softening touches so that the decoration never looks sparse.
I only had breakfast in the dining room and this was faultless. Drinks are served in the Drawing Room and, if you are on your own, you won't be for long. The atmosphere is wonderfully convivial and you're sure to meet someone from the US, India, Ireland, Spain, the UK and, of course, Australia and NZ. Top marks to the owners of this wonderful place.

Room Tip: Inside rooms are quieter
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014 via mobile

Haven't stayed here in the past as the hotel looks a bit underwhelming from the street. How wrong we were!
Very well located for shopping and restaurants.
The furnishings are eclectic and tastefully modern.
The predominantly 1960's style furniture is cool, particularly some excellent Scandinavian pieces.
Nice sized room with very good bathroom.
Free wifi is appreciated but could include more than one device.
The complimentary breakfast was fine.

Stayed May 2014, traveled on business
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Sacramento, California
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

My husband and I loved the Hotel DeBrett! The building itself had so much charm, and although fully renovated and redecorated, the integrity of the original hotel remained. We had the pleasure of meeting the owner Michelle in the Drawing room gathering with complimentary drinks. We met other guests as well and it really added to our personal experience. The bar and atrium were perfect for a drink and the bar tender was diligent in not only his drink making (perfection!) but gave us and our friends some great ideas for dinner. The front desk staff could not have been more pleasant and helpful. We were personally shown to our room and given a quick tutorial of all the goodies. The bathroom was spectacular and dramatic (probably my favorite part) and the room decor was quirky and inviting. We had a great nights sleep....so much so we missed the complimentary breakfast! If you are ever in Auckland its a must stay!

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

If you are bored of hotel chains, stay here. It hasn't got great views or a breakfast buffet to defeat hordes of the starving, but it is a very cute and quirky hotel in a great downtown location with very friendly and helpful staff. My room was a suite (perhaps they all are - I didn't pay any extra), with a proper living room which was great for working. Decent wifi. Very good poached eggs at breakfast. I didn't have time to try the bar or complimentary cocktails, but as a working base it is super and I am sure for a leisure break it would be even better.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Seattle, Washington
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

Great hotel with attention to every little detail. Nicely furnished. Very comfortable beds. Quiet rooms. Great location within walking distance of the best of the CBD. The staff was very helpful. I highly recommend a stay here.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Doha, Qatar
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25 hotel reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

I was very much looking forward to my two-night stay here and it didn't disappoint.
I chose this hotel based upon its reputation and style.
The mid-century and Art Deco features are very nicely represented with quality furniture and fixtures.
I stayed in room 2.9 with an interior facing window.

Pleasing:
Wifi included in the room rate. Too many hotels try to skimp on this. I appreciate it's inclusion.
Fantastic bath! The entire bathroom is superb and well appointed.
Complimentary toiletries and tea/coffee were of a nice quality.
Location is perfect.
Continental breakfast is nutritious, delicious and plentiful.
Room service (used once) was speedy, delicious and priced fairly.
My room was peaceful and very quiet. I never heard anyone in the corridor.

Didn't work for me:
The bed. Way too soft for me. In the morning there was a huge hollow in the bed where I felt stuck in!
Hanging space was too short to hang a dress in the otherwise very stylish and functional standalone funky unit.
The provided toiletries are in teensy bottles that are very hard to get out. I had to mutilate the bottles to squeeze out the thicker products.

I would happily recommend HDB and would like to return some day.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 2 High Street | CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland Region > Auckland
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in Auckland
#2 Luxury Hotel in Auckland
#2 Romantic Hotel in Auckland
#4 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 “Kitchen” restaurant, unwind in the warm inviting spaces and enjoy personal service. ... more   less 
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Debrett Hotel Auckland
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