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
Great location right on High Street in Auckland. Love the quirky building and decor. Love the small number of rooms. The bar and restaurant were cool. The staff were amazing - so friendly and helpful. The bed was super comfortable. The bathroom was beautiful. Everything was very funky. We loved our two night getaway.
Stayed one night before boarding Celebrity cruise. Great downtown location. Short distance to cruise pier. Room was small and clean. Bathroom was large, relative to room size. Staff was awesome. Excellent experience.
Really friendly and outgoing staff who were always asking to assist. We were very pleased with the room and services, it was very clean and tidy and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. We will be returning.