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Hotel DeBrett
Ranked #1 of 66 Hotels in Auckland Central
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed June 22, 2014

The Hotel Debrett is a wonderful hotel in a wonderful great city. The rooms are spacious, immaculate, and comfortable. The professional staff could were great and went out of their way to be helpful. And don't miss the restaurant for great breakfasts and dinners. The location is perfect for anyone wanting to tour the city or needing a great respite before or after a cruise. Book early because this gem will fill fast.

Richard B

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled with friends
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Reviewed June 17, 2014

Had a great short stay at the Hotel DeBrett. Beautiful art deco throughout, attention to detail and staff faultless. I was lucky to have my overnight stay in a deluxe suite - plenty of room and the bathroom was amazing, pure luxury.
Restaurant and bar areas are also amazing.
Great location to central Auckland away from the large 'touristy' hotels.
Would highly recommend, can see why the hotel has won the best small hotel in NZ.

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  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled solo
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Reviewed June 15, 2014

After scouring hotel websites for weeks ahead of our NZ trip, my husband and I decided we wanted to stay at Hotel DeBrett. The focus on style, comfort and offering something different appealed to us and we certainly weren't disappointed once we arrived!

As soon as you walk through the door you feel like you've stepped onto the set of Mad Men with 1960s Scandi-inspired furniture and curios. Staff were cheerful and warm and seemed genuinely excited to have us stay with them.

Our room (a classic suite) was stunning. The eclectic collection of furniture, lighting and that amazing bathroom made it feel as though we were staying in the home of an incredibly stylish friend rather than in a hotel room. The bath was long, deep and so hard to get out of - the only thing that could tempt me out of it was that super-cosy bed with its delightfully fluffy duvet. The toiletries supplied in the room add to the luxurious feeling, with body wash, body lotion, shampoo and conditioner supplied by sans ceuticals - and that's before you put on that divine velvet robe.

The lounge is a wonderful place to relax over an expertly prepared drink or two, which is exactly what we did before moving into the house bar for drinks. Staff are clearly passionate about what they do, with both bar and wait staff taking the time to chat to us and find out our drinking and dining preferences and a little about our holiday so far.

I can't fault Hotel DeBrett on anything and felt sad to have to check out this morning. It will most definitely be on our itinerary on our next NZ trip.

  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 14, 2014

crazy GOOD that is ! Another year of weekly commuting to Auckland has flown by. Hotel DeBrett make it a joy and a pleasure that I still look forward to every time. You would think, wouldn't you, that 'familiarity would breed contempt' . . . but it just gets better. The effortless but brilliant service is professional but still warm and personal. I'm not the world's best hotel guest, booking last minute and to no predictable schedule, but Hotel DeBrett accommodates my erratic but frequent travel and welcomes me every time.

Room Tip: I've read all my fellow travellers reviews of inside vs outside, atrium vs street view. Honestl...
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  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled on business
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Reviewed June 13, 2014

Had trouble finding this place, and the tiny street it is in makes check-in a struggle. Basically you park in the loading zone out front and the valet parks your car (somewhere!).
Our "suite" was tiny, with almost no wardrobe space - so we left stuff in our suitcases. Decor was as the photos show - odd.
Very handy to the centre of Auckland, but there's not much to attract you to the area. In hindsight we should have stayed in a suburb.

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 13, 2014

We spent one night here and enjoyed our stay. The location is excellent for the city area and is a short walk to the train and other public transport. We had a suite of two rooms and the only complaint is that the bed had less then a foot either side which made it very difficult to get into. Our room also backed onto the bar area, and although there is double glazing the noise could still be heard. It also had no natural light, so if you need this ask for a different room. The rooms were clean and tastefully decorated in keeping with the Art Deco theme. We ate in the bar and also had breakfast there, which were both very good. We would definitely return to stay here again, but would ask for a different room. The staff are very friendly which always makes a stay more enjoyable.

Stayed: June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 12, 2014

We loved our stay at the Hotel DeBrett. After a long flight from LA we arrived early, our room was obviously not ready but they set us up their comfortable lounge and offered us breakfast and coffee. We instantly felt like this was going to be a wonderful stay. The location couldn't be better, it's an easy walk to all of the sights in Auckland.

The restaurant in the hotel is amazing, the breakfast was perfect (please disregard anyone complaining - there are plenty of delicious fruit, pastry and yogurt options. The coffee is divine! If you want a hot breakfast, that's extra but we were content with what was offered) Our dinner at the restaurant was amazing. Loved the food and fun drinks!

The rooms are perfection! So cozy, comfortable and carefully designed. I slept like a baby. You'll love them! The staff is just wonderful, too. They are cheerful and seemed happy to recommend restaurants and things to do. They also have a daily happy hour in the lounge, we enjoyed meeting other travelers and the staff. You can also join their happy hour at their bar, it seemed like a popular spot with locals.

We loved Auckland, we'll be back and when we do we will stay here again!

  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled as a couple
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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
Price Range: $250 - $533 (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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Hotel DeBrett Auckland, New Zealand

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