What We Love
- Colorful striped carpets throughout by Michelle Deery, woven from 100 percent New Zealand wool
- The spacious two-story loft with a spiral staircase
- The retro styling: highlights are the Corner Bar and the guests-only Drawing Room
- DeBrett's Kitchen, an award-winning restaurant considered one of Auckland's best
What To Know
- There is no spa or gym (in-room massages or personal trainers can be arranged)
- Valet parking fee is $20 per night
- You'll have to rise early to check out at 10 a.m.
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
This family-owned property is big on character thanks to the building’s Art Deco-style architecture. Each of the 25 rooms is individually designed, with white walls and one-off 1960s furniture. Consistent throughout are the black mosaic-tiled bathrooms and the colorful striped carpets designed by Michelle Deery. If you’re feeling flush, book the stunning two-story loft with its own spiral staircase. DeBretts Kitchen, at the center of the property under a glass-topped atrium, makes the most of local produce, while the Housebar has throwback cocktails referencing the hotel’s 1930s vibe. The guests-only retro Drawing Room is like stepping back in time, with its honesty bar, board games and record player.
In the Area
Shop the boutiques along Auckland’s High Street, including designers such as Karen Walker, and then hit the bars on Vulcan Lane. Nearby Queen Street is the city’s central hub; check out Smith & Caughey’s, one of New Zealand’s oldest department stores. For food, there’s Elliot Stables, an Edwardian warehouse where you can nosh among the stands, cafes and gourmet food stores. The iconic Sky Tower is in the area too, the perfect 1076-foot-high perch from which to view the city.
How to Get There
We have stayed here twice now and each time we have been impressed by the friendly and helpful staff, great prices and fantastic rooms. The Rooms are unique, clean, very well thought out and extremely functional. The Valet parking option is very reasonable and very easy.
We will continue to stay at Hotel Debrett whether we are in Auckland for work or a weekend getaway.
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Hotel DeBrett is an older hotel in downtown Auckland. The location is great. The room, service, bar, food and music are done with style. If you like to stay in hotels with finesse, stop searching and book a room at Hotel DeBrett.
Highly recommend the staff and facilities at this hotel. From arrival to departure they went to every effort to make my stay comfortable. Under floor heating was the best! Quiet rooms yet great location in the city. A great stay!
This boutique hotel is amazing. Not only is it beautifully appointed, it is serviced by a staff that is engaged and helpful. We were pleased to receive an upgrade upon check in and delighted in the full spiral staircase that took us to the master bedroom above. Each morning we took breakfast in the restaurant and dined there in the evening once. Hotel DeBrett is central to so many attractions. Everything seemed no more than 3-4 blocks away. We highly recommend this hotel.
From a warm welcome, to stylish character room, and fun handy hotel bar, we found DeBretts a great experience. Double glazing meant central city location posed no issues, and lots of things to see and do on your doorstep. Highly recommended.