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Hotel DeBrett

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Hotel DeBrett Auckland  New Zealand
Hotel DeBrett Auckland  New Zealand
Hotel DeBrett Auckland  New Zealand
Hotel DeBrett Auckland  New Zealand
Hotel DeBrett Auckland  New Zealand
Hotel DeBrett Auckland  New Zealand
Hotel DeBrett Auckland  New Zealand
Hotel DeBrett Auckland  New Zealand
Hotel DeBrett Auckland  New Zealand
Hotel DeBrett Auckland  New Zealand
Hotel DeBrett Auckland  New Zealand
Hotel DeBrett Auckland  New Zealand
Hotel DeBrett
This funky boutique hotel on the edge of the Britomart shopping district goes way back in Auckland history. Built in 1841 as The Commercial Hotel, the DeBrett building survived two fires and two rebuilds plus a stint as a hostel before becoming the quirky place guests experience today. The Housebar has always been the center of hotel life, and today, the intimate wood-and-mint venue exudes its original art deco style and serves classic cocktails and local beers and wines alongside refined pub snacks.

In addition to restoring the bar and adding a glass-roofed atrium that houses the hotel restaurant, DeBretts Kitchen, the current owners affixed contemporary artwork and photography throughout and sheathed the entire building in candy-striped carpeting, custom designed from 100 percent New Zealand wool. Besides the carpet and small-batch minibar selections, no two rooms are the same. Each features unique furnishings from the 1930s on, and every bed has an original screenprinted throw. Two of Hotel DeBretts centerpieces, the chandelier and water sculpture in the restaurant, were crafted by Auckland artists from materials salvaged during the latest renovation. The result is a local experience from top to bottom that gives guests a real taste of New Zealand.
2 High St, Auckland, 1010, New Zealand
+64 9-925 9000