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.
Parking on site
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Mod boutique hotel in an updated Art Deco building in Auckland's hip downtown
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.