We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Fabulous hotel”
Review of Hotel DeBrett

Best prices for -
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 9 more sites!
Hotel DeBrett
Ranked #1 of 66 Hotels in Auckland Central
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed February 27, 2013

First-class treatment at a first-class place. The staff was friendly and eager to help, which I look for and which is a huge plus for foreigners. The evening desk clerk recommended a trendy restaurant to us, which we enjoyed. Since we'd arrived early in the morning, the hotel let us check in early, which allowed us to shower and then spend the afternoon walking around beautiful Auckland. I loved the two-story loft we had, which allowed our "third" to sleep on a comfortable sofa bed without the extra room charge. The bedding was fabulous; the room had a nice large bathroom and a powder room that was great for our three-adult group. We enjoyed the complimentary wine with hotel owner, John, who graciously chatted with us for a few minutes. Free WiFi included was another huge plus and one of the reasons I chose this hotel. The decor in this hotel is wonderfully eclectic and hip. We loved the open-air-like restaurant and a had tasty gourmet dinner with good service. The hotel's location is in the heart of the CBD and close to shopping and the wharf. My only regret is that we couldn't stay longer in Auckland and New Zealand--such a wonderful country. I like comfort and cleanliness and I would go back to Hotel DeBrett in a heartbeat. Two thumbs up!!

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank Bachlein7
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review
Reviews (1,217)
There are newer reviews for Hotel DeBrett
See the most recent reviews
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language

802 - 808 of 1,217 reviews

Reviewed February 27, 2013

my wife and i throughly enjoyed our three nights stay at DeBretts, the staff were friendly and helpful, the room was not large but very comfortable, the location of the hotel was perfect for our first visit to Auckland. the restaurant served great meals

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank mandr268
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed February 27, 2013

what a lovely hotel this is with very helpfull staff we had a fantastic continental breakfast included in the price of the hotel we also used the restaurant for one evening meal it was very good but very very expensive hotel is in a great location would definatly use hotel again

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank terrymanc1957
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed February 26, 2013

My husband and I are sad that we can give the Hotel DeBrett only 5 stars. It deserves more! Our stay at the Hotel DeBrett was the nicest overall hotel stay I have ever had. All in all, a tremendous value for the money, given that internet and a fabulous continental breakfast are included in the room price.

The hotel has a great downtown location, but it is not a place to have a car. A staff member took our car to wherever it was being parked, and a staff member brought it back when we were ready to leave. The $20.00 charge per day seemed reasonable in a big city.

The lovely continental breakfast included fruit and muesli, beautiful breads, yogurt, plus fresh orange juice and coffee.

Then there was the restaurant. We never ever eat lunch in a hotel restaurant, but there we were, newly arrived at the DeBrett and it was 1 pm. We were about to set out in a city where we knew nothing. Then I saw the menu for lunch, and we decided to stay for lunch. Best poached salmon I have ever had in my life! Yes, it was extremely expensive compared to Subway, but the food was superb.

We looked at the dinner menu, which seemed a bit heavy. We asked about getting fish entrees for dinner, but at that point, they had only one portion. The restaurant staff actually purchased the additional portion and phoned our room to let us know it was available. Our dinner was equally as delicious, including a quail egg and salmon appetizer.

Our room overlooked the atrium and was very light. I especially liked the heated tile floors in the large bathroom.

Staff was exceptionally accommodating in every way. We highly recommend the DeBrett!

  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank GreenUnicorn
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed February 25, 2013

Hotel deBrett is located near the wharf and in the center of the shopping district. Easy walks to almost everything. They have a wonderful trendy style restaurant that won the best restaurant honors for 2012. The hotel offers free drinks each afternoon to get everyone introduced, and to answer any questions people might have about Auckland. We had a great 4 day stay!

Room Tip: The loft room was very good.
  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank bjordan144
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed February 25, 2013

We stayed here in two chunks over the past week. I'm in a customer service business, and the owner of the hotel DeBrett has perfectly implemented every axiom out there--from the drink in the drawing room in the evening, to having fabulous books in said drawing room for guests (I finally got to read The Big Sleep while there), to great food, to quiet rooms with fabulous linens, to very customer-sensitive front desk staff, this hotel was a home run. We were there with our 17 year old, who slept on the very comfortable sofa bed on a separate level, so we had perfectly adequate privacy and avoided a second room bill.

It's not a Westin--no big front lobby and so on. But it was perfect for us as we flew in, left for a "tramp" and then came back again before departing NZ.

Room Tip: We stayed in both buildings (High St. and OConnell on the other side of the dining room) and both we...
  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank makennedy
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed February 21, 2013

Had a lovely stay at this boutique hotel hotel in Central Auckland. We stayed in a one bedroom suite, and whilst not huge it was fine for just the 2 of us. The bed was very comfy the bathrobes luxurious, the bath divine!!! Our room was internal which I found a little strange, and our windows were right into the Dinging/Lounge are of the hotel, and it was a busy Sunday evening in the lounge bar with Caitlyn smith playing...we looked right at her back whilst she sang before joining the crowds....it may be that people can not see into the room...but we felt funny about it and kept all our curtains closed, making it quite dark. Having said that it did not effect our lovely evening! Very funky hotel decor, and would happily recommend.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank c73
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Auckland Central hotels
0.5 mi away
Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour
Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour
#3 of 66 in Auckland Central
2,860 reviews
0.3 mi away
SKYCITY Grand Hotel
SKYCITY Grand Hotel
#4 of 66 in Auckland Central
2,525 reviews
0.5 mi away
Hilton Auckland
Hilton Auckland
#7 of 66 in Auckland Central
2,326 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.8 mi away
The Langham, Auckland
The Langham, Auckland
#5 of 66 in Auckland Central
4,354 reviews
0.4 mi away
Adina Apartment Hotel Auckland, Britomart
Adina Apartment Hotel Auckland, ...
#6 of 66 in Auckland Central
722 reviews
0.1 mi away
CityLife Auckland
CityLife Auckland
#8 of 66 in Auckland Central
1,266 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Hotel DeBrett? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Hotel DeBrett

Address: 2 High Street | CBD, Auckland Central, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
Phone Number:
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland > Auckland Central
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 Luxury Hotel in Auckland Central
#1 Romantic Hotel in Auckland Central
#2 Business Hotel in Auckland Central
#6 Family Hotel in Auckland Central
Price Range: $203 - $544 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Hotels.com, Orbitz, Priceline, Cheap Tickets, Travelocity, TripOnline SA, Hotwire, Agoda, getaroom.com and HotelQuickly so you can book your Hotel DeBrett reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Debrett Hotel Auckland
Hotel DeBrett Auckland, New Zealand

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing