I stayed here with my partner of the time and found it to be lovely. It was centrally located which was handy but did take a while to find with Auckland's one-way Streets. There were sufficient places to eat close by and the bar down stairs was very accommodating. The only down side was the expense of the valet parking which had to be used (not complimentary) as there is not a lot of public parking near by.
The helpfulness of the staff was fantastic, from the moment we arrived and asked them for valet parking, to reception, bar staff and restaurant staff epitomised "service". The room overlooked the marina and was spacious, amazing bathroom and the room was very quiet so needless to say a good nights sleep in the luxurious king sized bed was welcomed. Could easily have stayed for several nights, however, work called. We will be back as this is one of the nicest hotels we have stayed in. Well done Sofitel to you and your friendly staff, thank you again for a wonderful well needed "short" break.
A wonderful production crew put me up here Friday and Saturday night. My room was 321 which over looked the water feature in the middle of the hotel. The balcony was large but not private and there were no table or chairs to sit outside (perhaps because of winter but the weather was very mild).The marina view rooms would be stunning.
The room itself was fantastic with ceiling to floor window, coffee machine (good quality coffee and tea), and the most luxuriously soft bed I have ever slept in with towel swans and gorgeous green orchids! It smelt nice too. This hotel has thoughtful additional touches such as travel adaptor, cotton buds and pads, nail files (!) and hand held makeup mirror.
From what I gather you can have limited free internet (3GB?) in the lobby area, but additional and in room broadband is extra.
Valet parking is available at $35 a night/day. Parking across the road was $2 an hour I think or $1 an hour 8am-6pm Mon-Sat just down Gaunt st heading west (free Sun). There are also plenty of parking areas and buildings nearby.
You need your room key/card to operate the lifts.
Great location and professional, helpful staff. Thankyou!
From the entrance upon arrival to the same on departure, Sofitel Auckland provided a courteous, empathetic quality experience. The location is stunning yet peaceful, staff were relaxed, professional and welcoming. Nothing was any trouble and we felt respected and valued. Our Marina View room has an amazingly comfortable bed, the bathroom was all anyone culd ask for, and the views were outstanding. Staff in bar and restaurant again were professional and friendly, food quality excellent. Thanks for the fantastic stay - we will be back!