While Auckland isn't the capital city of New Zealand, it's by far the largest city in New Zealand and has an international, cosmopolitan vibe. If you're planning a trip to Auckland, it's well worth considering staying at a luxury four or five star hotel on Auckland's Viaduct Harbour or in Auckland's bustling CBD. Both locations are located conveniently within walking distance of a wide variety of restaurants, shops, attractions and activities.
If you're set on staying at one of the best hotels in Auckland, you've come to the right place. Listed below are the top hotels in Auckland, which offer a wide variety of modern facilities and luxuries as well as opulently decorated rooms.
Cordis Auckland is an upscale 5 star hotel which offers 411 luxurious rooms and suites. Comfort is key at Cordis Auckland and every room offers Dream Beds and a plush armchair to recline in. Better yet, most of the wood furniture that you'll find in Cordis Auckland's rooms have been beautifully handcrafted by New Zealand based artisans. If you plan on visiting Auckland for business purposes, you'll appreciate having a modern work desk in your room or suite. Lastly, as each room offers large windows, natural light streams into Cordis Auckland's light and airy rooms.
The wellbeing of Cordis' Auckland is also central to its mission and the hotel boasts an on-site health club which offers a heated rooftop swimming pool and a peaceful spa. The Chuan Spa is an oriental inspired wellness spa which offers a multitude of massage options as well as facials, body scrubs and traditional Chinese therapies.
Approx. NZD $250
83 Symonds Street, Grafton, Auckland, 1010
Hotel DeBrett is a boutique hotel which is located in Auckland's premiere shopping district. As soon as you step foot into Hotel DeBrett you'll notice its beautiful glass roofed atrium. If you prefer staying in small hotels which offer charm and personality you'll appreciate Hotel DeBrett's art decor aesthetic. As Hotel DeBrett offers 25 comfortable rooms, each of which is decorated with one of a kind pieces of New Zealand art and mid century modern furniture. The en-suite bathrooms at Hotel DeBrett are definitely a highlight and boast sunken bathtubs, walk in showers and underfloor heating.
While Hotel DeBrett is a boutique hotel it still offers a signature restaurant, DeBretts Kitchen and a house bar which serves vintage inspired cocktails. DeBretts Kitchen is located in the heart of Hotel DeBrett and is filled with natural light from the atrium's stylish glass ceiling. If you're keen to try contemporary New Zealand fare you're in luck as DeBretts Kitchen serves kiwi classics such as pan seared fish, pork belly and tiger prawns. If you choose to stay at Hotel DeBrett it's also well worth booking high tea for a unique experience to remember.
Approx. NZD $250
2 High Street, Auckland Central, 1010
If you're searching for a hotel in Auckland which boasts plenty of character you may be interested in staying at Heritage Auckland as it's located in the historic The Farmers department store building which first opened its doors in 1920. Heritage Auckland offers two seperate wings. The Hotel Wing which has an art deco aesthetic to compliment the hotel's facade and the Tower Wing which has a contemporary aesthetic. Each room offers a flat screen TV, a mini bar and a plush bed.
If you want to feel like a VIP, you'll be amazed at the luxurious facilities which are on offer. Such as the world class rooftop pool , a rooftop bar and multiple flood lit tennis courts. As a bonus, Heritage Auckland also offers two gyms, a heated indoor pool, multiple spa pools and a sauna. Heritage Auckland also offers a restaurant and bar which are housed in the hotel's impressive 7 storey atrium.
Lastly, you may want to stay at Heritage Auckland as it's conveniently located within a short walk of a wide variety of attractions. Examples include the Viaduct Harbour, the SkyTower and Queen Street, which is home to all of Auckland's designer stores such as Gucci and Louis Vuitton.
Approx. NZD $210
35 Hobson Street, Auckland, 1001
Park Hyatt Auckland is located on Auckland's vibrant waterfront and is a sophisticated 5 star hotel which offers phenomenal views of Waitemata Harbour. Better yet, most of Park Hyatt Auckland's 195 rooms offer stunning views of Waitemata Harbour. Each room is elegantly decorated with modern furnishings. As an example, every en suite bathroom offers a large contemporary style bath and marble style wall tiles.
One of the highlights of Park Hyatt Auckland is its infinity pool, which features a pool deck where you can enjoy Auckland's late afternoon sun. Some of the other amenities which are on offer include a gym which is open 24 hours a day, a relaxing spa and a signature restaurant named Onemata. Onemata's ever changing menu incorporates the finest locally produced, seasonal produce and is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Approx. NZD $400
99 Halsey Street, Auckland Central, 1010
+64 9 366 1234
The Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour offers sweeping views of Auckland's viaduct harbour and many of the hotel's rooms and suites offer water views. Such as the Opera Suite which offers views of the Viaduct and Waitemata Harbour. The Opera Suite is located on the hotel's top floor and offers a spacious lounge with plenty of plush lounge chairs.
Alternatively you may be interested in the Deluxe Suite With Club Access which offers breathtaking floor to ceiling windows which will give you uninterrupted water views. As a bonus each Deluxe Suite With Club Access also offers a Juliet style balcony, Hermes bath products, a seperate rain shower and a marble bath tub which offers a deep soak tub.
If you gain access to Club Millesime, you'll be able to enjoy afternoon refreshments each day as well as executive breakfasts and a lengthy list of cocktails. Just be sure to pack smart casual clothing as Club Millesime has a dress code.
Approx. NZD $280
21 Viaduct Harbour, Auckland Central, 1010
Auckland's viaduct is one of the most picturesque locations to stay during a trip to Auckland. Hilton Auckland is a contemporary, 5 star hotel which is located on Auckland's desirable waterfront and is less than a mile from the New Zealand Maritime Musuem and a wide variety of chic bars and restaurants.
Each of the Hilton Auckland's beautifully designed rooms offers incredible floor to ceiling windows and private balconies, some of which offer views of the waterfront. One of the reasons why Hilton Auckland's suites are in hot demand is that they offer seperate baths and showers as well as decadent private lounges.
Hilton Auckland's popular bar is the perfect place to relax when the sun goes down as it offers views of the waterfront. Some of the other luxury amenities and facilities which are on offer include a heated outdoor lap pool which offers views of the waterfront and a fully equipped, modern gym.
Approx. NZD $225
147 Quay Street, Auckland Central, 1010
The Grand by SkyCity is conveniently located in Auckland's CBD and located next to Auckland's most famous landmark, the SkyTower. The Grand by SkyCity offers spacious, comfortable rooms which are a minimalist's dream. Alternatively, if you're looking for a more luxurious room, you can't go wrong booking a Grand Deluxe Room which will offer art work by famous New Zealand artists, cotton bath robes to relax in and luxurious glassware.
One of the key reasons to consider staying at The Grand by SkyCity is that it's home to 14 restaurants, bars and cafes. One of which is Gusto the Grand, which is a convenient all day restaurant.
If you're keen on keeping fit on your trip to Auckland, not only does The Grand by SkyCity offer a modern gym but you can also book a session with an experienced personal trainer. Alternatively, if you prefer to be pampered on your trip the property also offers a luxury health spa named the East Day Spa as well as a rejuvenating pool, a sauna and a spa pool.
Approx. NZD $240
90 Federal Street, Auckland Central, 1010
Whether you like the idea of waking up each day to a view of Auckland's Viaduct Harbour or you'd love to stay in the heart of Auckland's cosmopolitan CBD, it's well worth staying at one of the luxury hotels which have been outlined above.