Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour
21 Viaduct Harbour Ave, Auckland, 1010, New Zealand
| +64 9-909 9000
Photo courtesy of Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour
Sofitel Auckland Viaduct HarbourRising before one of the world’s most famous sailing sites—the host of the Louis Vuitton Regattas, the Volvo Round the World Race, and the Auckland International Boat Show—the Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour blends French and South Pacific influences while respecting the maritime heritage of the area. Glass walls maximize views of the marina and its many yachts, and of the reflective pools that create optical illusions in the hotel lobby. The color palette sets cherry and dark woods, jade greens, and slate grays against cream and white backdrops, while artwork—from ceremonial pieces to a Maori tribal sculpture in the atrium—pay homage to indigenous New Zealanders. (Some of the treatments at the SO Spa, like the greenstone massage, also reflect local culture, while others use French products as a nod to the brand’s heritage.) References to Auckland’s volcanic origins also abound, most notably in the back-lit marble walls of the Lava Dining restaurant, an all-day spot for French- and New Zealand-accented dishes; the casual 21 Viaduct Café and panoramic Sabrage Bar are other indulging options. And then there are the rooms: from the Superiors and Junior Suites to the exclusive Opera Suite, all have a contemporary décor, signature MyBed mattresses, marble baths with Lanvin products and separate showers and tubs, and walls of windows opening out onto a Juliet balcony with views of either the hotel’s atrium, or the city, harbor, and beyond.
over 4 years ago
A Comfortable Stay at the Sofitel Auckland
At the Sofitel in Auckland, nothing was left wanting. The spacious rooms have both a tub and shower, and a very comfortable bed. Breakfast is a hearty smorgasbord of fresh tropical fruit, delicious breads or muesli, and eggs if you choose. And the location, right in the Viaduct and close to plentiful restaurants and nightlife, was perfect. Get a room that looks over the internal courtyard for soothing waterfall sounds.