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2 High Street Cbd, Auckland Central, Auckland 1010 New Zealand
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
Updated 06/10/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 06/10/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#4 of 75 hotels in Auckland Central
2021 Travellers' Choice Best of the Best
Nestled within the old-world charm of Auckland’s High Street – amid lanes populated with fashion designers, bespoke tailors, barbers and coffee houses – lies the delightfully Art Deco styled Hotel DeBrett. A luxury Auckland boutique hotel just minutes walk from the bustle of the Britomart, lower Queen Street and Auckland’s iconic waterfront. All 25 rooms – each with a distinct personality – are a chic mix of mid-century modern furniture fused with contemporary comforts designed to tickle the senses. The hotels signature restaurant DeBretts Kitchen, specialises in simple, elegant food where menus are seasonal, creative and attuned to local produce, and the iconic Housebar, resplendent in elegant Art Deco detailing, serves delightfully imaginative cocktails with panache.
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Property amenities
Secured parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Highchairs available
Baggage storage
24-hour front desk
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Non-smoking hotel
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Room service
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Private bathrooms
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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Fasted09 wrote a review May 2021
Sydney, Australia136 contributions116 helpful votes
Stayed here for 3 nights for work and this boutique hotel is centrally located. Room was nice and clean. Check in was fast and friendly. Car parking is about a 10 minute walk from the hotel and if you don’t know Auckland well, it can be quite confusing looking for the car parking station . Went to the restaurant for breakfast twice and one of the mornings service was literally non existence. There were 5 of us waiting for someone to serve us and no body was around, eventually someone had to get the chef out from the kitchen. Overall nice hotel with comfortable clean room and great location. Yes I will come back.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled on business
Response from Emma Jenkins, Marketing at Hotel DeBrett
Responded 26 May 2021
Thank you Fasted09 for taking the time to review your stay, very happy to hear you will return. I really appreciate you commenting on the restaurant service, this is disappointing to hear and not to our DeBretts standard, but it is very helpful to know so have the opportunity to address with our team. Do let us know when you are making the trip over again. Emma
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JA Child wrote a review Apr 2021
Waihi Beach, New Zealand1 contribution1 helpful vote
Fantastic room both times. Fantastic staff. Genuine service to put us at ease. Attention to detail. Deeply comfortable. Wonderful conversations about how to mix the perfect Negroni. Wonderful fillet mignon. Wonderful hapuka. Wonderful pork belly entree. Wonderful sleep. Wonderful music and ambience . A Bath from heaven. A real gem of a place. The house bar is still the best bar in Auckland and I’m fairly qualified to say that having worked my way through Uni in the mid 1980s myself. Impeccable -thank you.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Emma Jenkins, Marketing at Hotel DeBrett
Responded 26 May 2021
Thank you JAChild for taking the time to review your stays and for your kind words, so happy to hear you enjoyed your time with us. We are blessed with some really wonderful staff. Do let us know when you are planning to return again. Emma
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Teresa W wrote a review Apr 2021
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We stayed here as a birthday treat, and were not disappointed. We were upgraded to a gorgeous room with sittingroom and mezzanine bedroom AND had a lovely handwritten birthday card from staff waiting in the room when we arrived, such a heartwarming touch. We had dinner with family at the deBrett's restaurant which was perfect - all in all a fabulous stay - thank you deBrett hotel and staff.
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Date of stay: April 2021
Response from Emma Jenkins, Marketing at Hotel DeBrett
Responded 26 May 2021
Thank you 950teresaw for your lovely review. So happy to hear you had a wonderful birthday stay with us, we hope you can make it an annual affair. Do let us know when you are planning to return to DeBretts. Emma
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Tulawaka wrote a review Apr 2021
Tutukaka, New Zealand101 contributions56 helpful votes
Sorry, but for whatever reason (maybe the disgrace that is Auckland CBD) the shine has worn off. The Minister of War and I booked a confirmed package that included; free parking, breakfast, and a room upgrade. Let me start - the carpark is only suitable for narrow high-riding vehicles, our car bottomed on the way in and nose-dived on the way out, scraping the undercarriage, no serious damage that I know of. It is also only secure from 11 pm to 10 am and is open to anyone with malicious or criminal intent. Ok, next the room upgrade - there wasn't one, apparently only on availability (which wasn't stated in the confirmation email). The so-called member's bar - the car attendant was aloof and to be blunt rude, not like his counterpart who manages the corner bar who was very engaging. The restaurant and lounge area, was dull, tired, noisy, and clearly, in need of a refurb and deco rethink. Plus's, the rooms are always clean and comfortable and management were kind enough not to charge us the full rate. I don't know what is happening in Auckland city but it has lost it's mojo.
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Date of stay: April 2021
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Response from Emma Jenkins, Marketing at Hotel DeBrett
Responded 26 May 2021
Thank you Terence W for taking the time to review your recent stay. I'm sorry to hear that we did not meet your expectations and nor did Auckland CBD. With borders closed for over 12months, and no sign of opening anytime soon, we are definitely missing the buzz that our international tourists bring to the city, and hope that we can all welcome them back to our beautiful country again and soon. I appreciate you highlighting your experiences with the carpark, our hotel site dates back to 1841 so we do not have the fortune of our own car park, but I have passed on your comments to the carpark we work with for their consideration. Very happy to hear you found our guest rooms clean and comfortable and my colleagues proactive bill amendment due to the upgrade not being available. We hope you might give us the opportunity to try again in the future. Do let us know if you do plan on visiting us again. Emma
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Navigate748618 wrote a review Apr 2021
Auckland, New Zealand12 contributions2 helpful votes
Stayed here for a birthday treat. The corner room was high and light with beautiful deco furnishings. The bed was extremely comfortable and everything had been thought through. Breakfast was also delicious. Can’t wait to stay again.
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Date of stay: April 2021
Response from Emma Jenkins, Marketing at Hotel DeBrett
Responded 20 Apr 2021
Thank you Navigate748618. Sounds like a great way to celebrate a birthday. So happy to hear your enjoyed your stay with us, thanks for taking the time to share your experience. We hope to welcome you back again, do let us know when you are looking to return. Emma
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US$145 - US$340 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel DeBrett
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel DeBrett?
Nearby attractions include Weta Workshop Unleashed (0.5 km), Escapade NZ (0.3 km), and Great Escape (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel DeBrett?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel DeBrett?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel DeBrett?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel DeBrett?
Yes, secured parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel DeBrett?
Conveniently located restaurants include Ahi, Culprit., and The Grove.
Is Hotel DeBrett located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.6 km away from the centre of Auckland Central.
Are any cleaning services offered at Hotel DeBrett?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel DeBrett?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Parnell (1.5 km), Eden Garden (3.3 km), and Auckland Town Hall (0.7 km).
Does Hotel DeBrett have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the city view available here.
Is Hotel DeBrett accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.