Comprised of just 25 guest rooms and suites, the Hotel DeBrett has been a hip Auckland hideaway for those in the know since 1841. This boutique property has a quirky identity all its own, from striped carpeting throughout most of the rooms and a fun-loving mixture of eclectic furniture and vintage chandeliers. Centrally located in Auckland, guests are within a short walk of high-end shopping, cafes and Queen's Wharf – if they can be tempted to leave this exceptionally charming building.

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An iconic glass atrium features at its heart, and illuminated underneath you will find DeBretts Kitchen, the onsite restaurant showcasing a menu of local ingredients and showcasing New Zealand wines. If you fancy a tipple before or after your meal, the spirit of the hotel is to be found in HouseBar, a funky space harking back to the building's former art deco identity. Thirsty revellers can order from a menu of classic cocktails, masterfully mixed, have the bartender lead them through the locally-inspired beer list, or enjoy a carefully curated collection of fine domestic wines.

Guest rooms are cheerful, bright and airy, featuring five different classes from a classic room with luxuriously deep bathtub and underfloor heating to a two-level loft suite with spiral staircase. Outside your room, enjoy a guests-only drawing room with laptop for your use, as well as an honesty bar, DVDs and books to borrow. Everything about the Hotel DeBrett is designed to make you feel at home, while enjoying the best that stylish Auckland has to offer.


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