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“Luxury and Comfort. A perfect holiday.”
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Hotel DeBrett
Ranked #2 of 67 Hotels in Auckland
Certificate of Excellence
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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32 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Luxury and Comfort. A perfect holiday.”
Reviewed July 11, 2011

We were looking for somewhere special to stay and we certainly found it. Our room was so beautiful. The stylish decor made us feel like the room had been designed just for us rather than being one of 400 in a giant beige hotel.

Every member of the staff that we encountered was sincere, friendly and willing to help us.

We enjoyed delicious meals in the hotel restaurant and liked the fact that a Cuisine Restaurant of the Year finalist could still make a meal substantial enough to fill the tummy of a dairy farmer!

The central city location was perfect. Close to ferries, shops and cafes it was easy to find entertainment. And the double glazing in the room meant there was no traffic noise at all.

We will definitely be staying at The Hotel DeBrett again. It was wonderful to feel so at ome in such a beautiful hotel.

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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed July 6, 2011

Cant believe this hotel is number one in Auckland. A friend asked me for advice as he is heading to the NZ, I had to look up tripadvisor to get the name of the hotel and there it is bringing back all the bad memories. I have never written a review about a hotel but this place has provoked me enough to do it for the first time. Stayed in this hotel on the last nights of our honeymoon and booked it because of the outstanding reviews.
The food in the restaurant was awful but we were too sheepish to complain because the kitchen is so close that the chef could have thrown a knife. Anyway bigger fool me for not complaining.
That was the least of our problems. Went up to the suite to sleep but we were kept awake all night by a party/disco next door. Reception were less than helpful when we asked for help, could not even provide ear plugs. I had to leave the hotel and go out looking for some myself. I will never forget my stay here for all the wrong reasons.

  • Stayed August 2010
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Hong Kong
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Reviewed June 28, 2011

DeBrett Hotel is a real boutique hotel, with designer's decoration thought in every little detail, the location is perfect, the service was very friendly, and the price absolutely reasonable compare to the standing.
Only the breakfast was a bit disappointing.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled with family
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1 Thank ValocheHkg
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NorCal
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Reviewed June 20, 2011

Hotel DeBrett is Auckland's BEST boutique hotel. I arrived at the hotel at 6AM from a TransPacific flight. The staff made me most welcome, gave me a newspaper and called to the restaurant to make sure that I could get coffee, toast and TLC before the restaurant officially opened. The restaurant itself is a 5 STAR dining experience, one of the best restaurants in Auckland for either lunch or dinner, and the wait staff play a 5 STAR supporting role in ensuring that the dining experience is memorable. This high quality was repeated consistently throughout my 5 day stay. Overall the DeBrett provides a wonderful experience where every effort is made to make you feel home away from home.

On a different note, the hotel is very easily accessed using the airport bus shuttle from Auckland International - it is 50 metres from one of the downtown bus stops.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled on business
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Queensland
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44 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed June 18, 2011

We stayed here for two nights and it is a very good boutique hotel. The staff were all very pleasant and the room was very comfortable and not like the run of the mill hotel room. The bed felt luxurious and the coloured carpet is nice and thick. The bathroom was big and had a nice bath. The strange thing was that there were no outside windows which I would normally find intolerable. This was compensated for by a light in the bathroom that looked like a window. In the main part of the room there was a window that looked into the atrium area of the restaurant. Breakfast was complimentary and a nice selection of bircher muesli, fresh fruit, toast and pastries. The only thing I didn't like was that the coffee was not hot at any meals. I am not the sort of person who asks for anything fussy for coffee but after three luke warm coffees I did ask the staff if they could make it a little hotter. We had a very pleasant dinner one night and bar food for dinner the next night. Staying at this hotel and a day trip to Waiheke Island were the high points of our long weekend in Auckland.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed June 18, 2011

The hotel is well-designed with a top notch restaurant, bar and drawing room. The rooms re well-designed and I loved the bathroom' which had heated floors and detached bath & showers.

The only complaint is the tiny size of the rooms- the bathroom might be bigger...

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  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank Finny52
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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6 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed June 16, 2011

Loved the style of the hotel and the restaurant was very good.
Unfortunately the rooms lack a lot to be desired. They are just a little bit small (dont bring more than one suitcse) and you cannot open windows to get fresh air.
Overall nice - but not that nice.

Room Tip: Dont bring your car - nowhere to park
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  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
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Property: Hotel DeBrett
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 Romantic Hotel in Auckland
#1 Luxury 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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