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Hotel DeBrett
Ranked #1 of 65 Hotels in Auckland Central
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed January 26, 2011

This is a very stylish hotel in a great central location. Our suite was amazing and we had a wonderful nights sleep. The owner, John made a point of introducing himself and was personable. Some of the staff were very good indeed, most notably our dinner waiter on the 3rd Jan. The majority of staff were efficient but not particularly warm or friendly and one particular waiter stands out as the rudest person we encountered in New Zealand (breakfast 4th Jan).

Overall, we enjoyed our 2 night stay but would urge the owners to look at ways to ensure the staff attitude reflects the quality of this hotel.

  • Stayed: January 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 22, 2011

Location is perfect. Individually styled shops, bars and cafes circle this hotel which is a 5min walk to the pier for Waiheke and 3 min from the main shopping street . The hotel itself is everything anyone could want for their first night in NZ. Superbly decorated and designed public areas & we had their basic double bedroom which came with a huge bathroom. Delicious breakfast and we only wished we had more time (ie a 2nd night) to try the restaurant for lunch or dinner.

  • Stayed: November 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 22, 2011

Mid-century classic furniture and colors reveal the owner's training as an interior designer. The library is well stocked with interesting books, comfortable and historically interesting furniture, and wine. The restaurant serves excellent food; we had dinner there twice because the first night the food was so good that we knew we would be challenged to attain that level without any knowledge of other Auckland restaurants. I cannot rave about the service; the front desk staff seemed desultory and cooly polite. Having a design background, I twice asked to speak with Michelle, the owner, to talk with her about the hotel decor, but she was unavailable. The restaurant staff was excellent. If you love interior design and mid-century classic furniture, do stay here.

  • Stayed: November 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 19, 2011

We stayed in this hotel after about 36 hours of travelling from Europe to New Zealand, it felt very good to come to such a nice hotel.
Although it is quite expensive, it had so many advantages, that I felt it was worth it.
The room was a good size and the bed was extremely comfortable. Internet was free, the location was perfect to explore the city and harbour by foot.
The free continental breakfast was great, fresh baked bread, fresh fruit salad, fresh muffins and other sweets.
I would definitely reccommend this hotel, even if it is a bit dearer in price than others.

  • Stayed: December 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 17, 2011

How lovely it was to be back in this hotel - especially those wonderful individually styled rooms, the great service and re-visiting that brilliant restaurant atrium. I'm only sorry I could not stay longer this time!

  • Stayed: November 2010, traveled solo
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Reviewed January 12, 2011

Rooms are good. Nice bathrooms, modern design. Hotel is good overall and everything is clean. Breakfast options are not too generous but good enough. Good location if you want to walk downtown or take ferries..central.
It's a little expensive for what you pay but it's nice.

  • Stayed: October 2010
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Reviewed January 11, 2011

Wow! My wife and I stayed here in December of 2010 only for one night, but what an experience! As soon as we walked in the door we were greeted with a huge smile by the female owner, and given great service and advice about Auckland. The room was AMAZING. That's the only word I could think of when I walked through the door. At breakfast the staff greeted us and sat us instantly. The young waiter even pulled my chair out for me, went out of his way to cater to our specific needs and gave great advice about Auckland. Impressed I assumed he had worked there for a number of years but had only been there a month so I was well impressed with that. When we checked out the receptionist was fabulous as was everything about this hotel! We ARE SO COMING BACK!!

  • Stayed: December 2010, 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
#6 Family Hotel in Auckland Central
Price Range: $243 - $552 (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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