This hotel is luxurious and stylish. The hotel lobby is glamourous creating the 5 star experience from the moment you enter. We stayed for the weekend in a luxury room over looking the mariner. The room was well appointed with a spacious feel. The bed was out of this world! It was so comfortable we are having to buy a feather and down topper for our own bed now. The room was clean with all the amenities you would expect from a 5 star hotel. The Illy espresso machine was a wonderful surprise. One only needed to call the restaurant for complimentary fresh milk and it was delivered in minutes. The ability to open all the curtains and look out on the idyllic peaceful mariner while sipping on a freshly made espresso was priceless. Room service is a wonderful option if you are wanting to enjoy a cooked breakfast. I was pleasantly surprised when complimentary pastries accompanied by jam made in France were supplied. It made for a very enjoyable morning. Breakfast at the restaurant takes you by surprise. They do not offer a hot buffet, but do provide exquisite continental options like freshly made loaves of bread, poached fruit, Akaroa Salmon and cold meats, home made organic muesli and delightful smoothies, yoghurts and glasses of fresh fruit. The food seems under whelming at first, but once you sample it you realize it is of the highest quality and very fresh. If you want a cooked breakfast, they cook it for you, however it does cost extra. The staff were very helpful and nothing was a problem.
The location is great if you are wanting to experience the Viaduct Basin. We had dinner at Portifino Italian restaurant and walked back after. It only took about 15 minutes or less (in high heels!).
Our time at Sofitel meet every expectation and we would gladly stay there again.
- 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 seven 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 heated 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