Hotel DeBrett

2 High Street, Auckland

Action Bar

19
Rating

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Ratings Breakdown

  • Rooms19.5
  • Public Spaces19
  • Service19.5
  • Overall19
20
Reviews

Most recent review:

What I liked:

Cool and funky rooms. Fabulous bathroom. Good customer service

What the hotel could do better:

The windows in our room were level with and facing the common courtyard so we could not keep the curtains open without having everyone stare at us!

muneesha

Stayed January 2015

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Hotel Description

Over the last couple of decades Auckland has become a truly cosmopolitan city, and it’s a transformation that’s reflected in the Hotel DeBrett, in the capital’s historic city center. Not only is it surrounded by creativity — galleries, theaters and boutiques line the streets — but it’s filled with it as well, featuring photography, sculpture, even toiletries from New Zealand’s finest makers.

With an atrium for sociable lounging and a drawing room with an enviable selection of books, DVDs and retro board games, the DeBrett feels less like a traditional hotel and more like the home of an extremely hip antipodean relative. The ever-attentive owners, John Courtney and Michelle Deery, are both authentic tastemakers — Ms. Deery even served as the hotel’s interior designer — and they’d be very cool relatives to have.

It’s got a distinctive look, which is all you can ask of a hotel designer — it starts from the ground up, in a way: Deery’s vividly patterned carpets will have you wondering what’s supposed to be so special about hardwood floors anyway. With twenty-five rooms it’s intimate, and the mid-century furnishings mesh with the Art Deco architecture to create a visual atmosphere that’s as fully realized as any urban boutique hotel. It’s sophisticated, to be sure, but New Zealanders seem to be congenitally incapable of snobbery — so cool, here, is anything but cold.

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Hotel Criteria

  • 25 Rooms
  • Style: Modern Design
  • Atmosphere: Lively

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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 100% non-smoking hotel
  • 24 hour concierge
  • 24 hour front desk
  • 24 hour room service
  • Babysitting (on request)
  • Bar
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Boardroom
  • Central air conditioning
  • Free wi-fi
  • Golf nearby
  • Honesty Bar
  • Library
  • Lounge
  • Luggage storage
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Offsite gym facilities
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Shopping area nearby
  • Spa treatments (on request)
  • Valet parking (charges apply)
  • Wake-up service
  • Wine tours nearby

Need to Know

Bookings of 4 nights and more will have a $1 NZD pre-authorization taken off the credit card at the time of booking and automatically released to verify the validity of the credit card.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Diner's Club

Check in:

2pm,

Check out:

10am

Hotel Booking Widget

Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 100% non-smoking hotel
  • 24 hour concierge
  • 24 hour front desk
  • 24 hour room service
  • Babysitting (on request)
  • Bar
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Boardroom
  • Central air conditioning
  • Free wi-fi
  • Golf nearby
  • Honesty Bar
  • Library
  • Lounge
  • Luggage storage
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Offsite gym facilities
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Shopping area nearby
  • Spa treatments (on request)
  • Valet parking (charges apply)
  • Wake-up service
  • Wine tours nearby

Need to Know

Bookings of 4 nights and more will have a $1 NZD pre-authorization taken off the credit card at the time of booking and automatically released to verify the validity of the credit card.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Diner's Club

Check in:

2pm,

Check out:

10am

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