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Hotel DeBrett
Ranked #1 of 66 Hotels in Auckland Central
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed September 27, 2013

Very helpful staff, who were quick to provide any thing we asked for.
We were given a room upgrade, but I think I would have preferred the room that I selected which was all on one level. The split level was a bit claustrophobic.
Good central location.
The place was let down by a very average breakfast including raw egg and cold coffee.
The room was well presented but a little pokey.
Perhaps my expectations were too high after all the previous reviews?

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed September 23, 2013

Upon arrival we were greetied warmly and shown to our room - up two flights of stairs. The carpet in the hallway, with bright lights was a bit too much. Unfortunately - this multi coloured carpet continued into our room. The fragranced diffuser sticks were quite overpowering - approx 8-10, in such a confined area. Combined with the gaudy carpet - this was definitely headache territory !

However, the worst was yet to come - Full frontal naked women - depicted on the bed coverlet.............why????? Just a bit ickky.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with friends
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7  Thank Mckenzie88
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Reviewed September 20, 2013

We came here just for one night while we attended the Wicked Musical. Right from making the reservation the service was outstanding, and with an free upgrade to the boutique suite , we were already thrilled before we even arrived. Once arrived things only continued to go up. Our room was divine, the staff super helpful, our drinks and tapas in the lounge bar were awesome. We also attended the hosted drinks in the living room at 6.30 which was a lovely touch.

highly recommend for anyone looking for a special time away and I will definitely be back!

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed September 19, 2013 via mobile

While there is a variation in the experience of the different rooms at the hotel, this was my 5th stay and the best yet.
The rooms are all good, it is just the rooms that overlook the dining room aren't as great.
They are super clean and comfortable, the Bar is just sublime, the Dining room top notch and the living room a great added touch.

  • Stayed: September 2013
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Reviewed September 15, 2013

This is a beautiful hotel with a fabulous collection of 50s, 60s and 70s furniture and decorative bits and bobs - all put together with a modern finish by someone who really knows what they are doing. The en suite was just gorgeous, with it's enormous rain shower. The apple or banana muffins for breakfast are to die for! It's pricey - but worth it for a treat (or to recover after a long journey).

Stayed: September 2013
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Reviewed September 15, 2013

This was our second stay, and again it was a perfect experience. Quirky, charming hotel with real character. Right in the center of Auckland. Valet parking is a must. Staff are extremely accommodating, friendly and helpful. Nothing is too much for them. Rooms are large and well appointed. The restaurant is great. With our night we got drinks in the bar with other guests, as well as breakfast in the restaurant. We live in Auckland, only a 20 minute drive away, but we choose to spend the occasional night in Hotel deBrett because it is just that good.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 12, 2013

I've travelled widely for business for 20 years, and DeBrett is probably the best boutique hotel I've found. Excellent rooms, nothing-is-a-problem staff and terrific location. Very cool blend art deco and modern retro too. The only place to stay in Auckland.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled on business
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Address: 2 High Street | CBD, Auckland Central, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
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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: $201 - $541 (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 
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