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Enjoy the Night at the 11 Best Luxury Hotels in Auckland

Enjoy the Night at the 11 Best Luxury Hotels in Auckland

When it comes to luxury hotels in Auckland, this city’s practically the glittering gem of the South Pacific! With a skyline that dazzles and a lifestyle that’s as chic as it gets, Auckland draws in folks seeking the perfect blend of work and play.

Luxury hotels? Oh, they’ve got that down to an art form! 

You can expect impeccable service that’s smoother than silk sheets! From the swanky lobby to the plush rooms, you’ll be treated like royalty from the get-go — it’s all about that VIP treatment. 

Now, let’s dish about the crème de la crème of Auckland’s luxury hotels, shall we? Time to get ready to live the high life in style!

Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour

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Address: 21 Viaduct Harbour Avenue, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand

Contact: +64 9-909 9000

Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour is the epitome of luxury. From its jaw-dropping lobby to its lavish rooms, it’s a haven for those seeking the finer things in life. 

Planning a romantic rendezvous? Well, look no further — this place is romance personified. 

And if you’re thinking of tying the knot, consider this spot for your big day — it’s the wedding venue dreams are made of. 

But Sofitel isn’t just for lovebirds; it’s also a top pick for corporate retreats. And being situated in Viaduct Harbour, it’s a stone’s throw away from all the action in Auckland. 

Yet, it’s serene and tranquil, offering a peaceful escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. 

With a stellar day spa and top-notch dining options, this hotel is an experience by itself. Here, you can take in the breathtaking views from the marina view rooms, complete with balconies for your viewing pleasure. 

Pro Tip:
When hunger strikes, you’re spoilt for choice with Auckland’s finest eateries just a short stroll away. Don’t miss out on Baduzzi in Wynyard Quarter — it’s a culinary delight you won’t soon forget.

Park Hyatt Auckland

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Address: 99 Halsey Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand

Contact: +64 9 366 1234

The Park Hyatt, Auckland’s newest 5-star gem, is now up and running, and boy, is it posh! With no corners cut, this lavish palace promises to redefine luxury living in New Zealand.

Right in the heart of Viaduct Harbour, it’s not just about the size of the place (though it’s pretty huge); it’s about the quality! With a modest 195 rooms and four top-notch restaurants, it’s all about giving guests the VIP treatment they deserve.

And let’s talk about the location: right smack next to Team New Zealand’s base, it’s the ultimate hotspot for the America’s Cup in 2021. So, if you’re looking to rub elbows with sailing royalty, you know where to be!

Pro Tip:
Batten down the hatches and settle in at The Captain’s Bar, where every sip is a voyage into relaxation! We like asking the bartenders to surprise us — and they always do!

InterContinental Auckland

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Address: 1 Queen Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand

Contact: +64 9 304 0040

Brand spanking new and oozing luxury, the InterContinental Auckland is the talk of the town! Positioned at 1 Queen Street above Comercial Bay, it’s the belle of the ball, nestled next to the ferry building and Britomart station. 

With spacious rooms and suites boasting views fit for royalty, it’s the ultimate hotspot for tourists, lovebirds, and corporate jet-setters alike. We’re so ready to soak in the lavishness and bask in Auckland’s CBD glory!

Pro Tip:
Don’t tell anyone, but we can be found regularly ordering their chopped wagyu beef tartare and tarama — just divine!

SO/ Auckland Hotel

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Address: Corner Of Customs St E&, Gore Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand

Contact: +64 9 379 1860

Hands down, SO/ Auckland Hotel reigns supreme in the Auckland hotel scene! Tucked away in the vibrant Britomart district, this hotel shines bright with its swanky 5-star status. 

With hip, modern decor that’s effortlessly cool, it’s a league above the rest.

Conveniently located right in the heart of it all, the Viaduct Harbour and Queen Street are just a stone’s throw away. It’s the perfect playground for young couples and jet-setting business travelers who crave the buzz of the nightlife!

Pro Tip:
Let’s not forget its proximity to Spark Arena, Auckland’s ultimate concert hotspot. For Kiwis itching to catch their favorite artists live, this spot is a dream come true!

The Grand by SkyCity

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Address: 90 Federal Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand

Contact: +64 9 363 6000

At the core of Auckland’s business hub, you’ll find SkyCity Grand, standing tall and proud as one of the city’s poshest accommodations. 

Surrounded by a constellation of top-tier eateries, this 5-star haven is the crown jewel of luxury, whether you’re hustling for business or on a pleasure cruise.

As part of the SkyCity spectacle, it’s not just a mere luxury hotel! It’s a rendezvous with extravagance, flaunting the iconic SkyTower, SkyCity theatre, and SkyCity Casino. 

Even if you’re not bedding down here, a detour to this glittering paradise is a non-negotiable pit stop on your Auckland adventure!

The Grand boasts has chambers, meticulously groomed to perfection, making other Auckland hotels green with envy.

Packed with every creature comfort you can conjure, from valet parking to a gym that’s more equipped than a Bond villain’s lair. Plus, the spa’s as indulgent as a chocolate fountain — a sanctuary for those in pursuit of peak pampering and relaxation.

Pro Tip:
Their eggs Benny are to die for! And we’ve discovered a new obsession there: the Umauma Falls spritz!

Hilton Hotel Auckland

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Address: 147 Quay Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand 

Contact: +64 9 978 2000

Tucked away at the tip of Princess Wharf, the Hilton takes up a prime spot in the City of Sails, putting you right in the midst of the maritime magic. With views that’ll make your jaw drop, this upscale hotel is the cream of the crop in Auckland.

The Hilton’s rooms are as plush as they come, offering ample space and lavish furnishings fit for royalty. 

Whether you’re a high-flying exec, a starry-eyed couple, or a squad of adventurers, the Hilton caters to all. Sure, it’s not the cheapest digs in town, but it’s an experience that’ll leave you feeling like a million bucks.

Pro Tip:
When we stay over, we love to take a dip in the heated outdoor pool and soak in the stunning views of Devonport. Try it for yourself and tell us if it’s not luxury personified!

Ohtel Auckland

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Address: 32 Market Place, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand

Contact: +64 9 886 8388

Fresh on the scene in 2021, Ohtel Auckland is making waves as a 5-star stunner! Originally a posh apartment complex, Ohtel now flaunts its chic rooms in a primo location. 

Tucked away in Viaduct Harbour, its communal courtyard adds a touch of zen to its bustling surroundings.

Don’t let its humble facade fool you — this place is the embodiment of luxury! Perfect for lovebirds seeking romance or fancy-pants business travelers, Ohtel is where everything’s at.

Pro Tip:
You just might be surprised at how good (and filling) their brunches are!

QT Auckland

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Address: 4 Viaduct Harbour Avenue, Westhaven, Auckland 1010, New Zealand

Contact: +64 9 379 9123

In Auckland’s Viaduct Harbour lies QT Auckland Hotel — your ticket to 5-star whimsy! It’s the ultimate spot for couples looking for a dash of cool in their stay.

From cozy standard rooms to more spacious options, there’s a nest for every lovebird. And let’s not forget the pièce de résistance: it’s home to one of the swankiest rooftop bars in all of Auckland!

With a restaurant and bar downstairs, you’ll never go thirsty or hungry. So why settle for the ordinary when you can indulge in the extraordinary at QT Auckland Hotel?

Pro Tip:
Everyone — and I mean everyone — who’s anyone can be seen partying at Rooftop. We drop by often too, after eating some of the Cloudy Bay clam pasta!

Mövenpick Hotel Auckland

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Address: 8 Customs Street East, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand

Contact: +64 9 377 8920

Having recently undergone a makeover and a fancy name change, Britomart’s swanky Movenpick Hotel (formerly Grand Mercure Auckland Hotel) is now strutting its stuff as one of Auckland’s top 5-star stays. 

Situated smack in the heart of Britomart, on Customs Street East right at the Queen Street intersection in downtown Auckland.

Britomart’s sun of hotel locations — central and fabulously convenient. 

Need a ferry to Waiheke Island? No sweat. 

Fancy a leisurely walk to Viaduct Harbour? It’s practically next door. 

And for all your shopping whims, just hop on a train to Newmarket, Auckland’s retail paradise.

Movenpick is the cream of the crop when it comes to Auckland’s 5-star scene. With sleek, modern rooms decked out to impress, it’s the perfect love nest for couples or a swanky crash pad for business tycoons.

Pro Tip:
We confess: we’ve got a sweet tooth and just recently got addicted to their pineapple, coconut, and vanilla cake perfection!

The Hotel Britomart

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Address: 29 Galway Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand

Contact: +64 9 300 9595

Touted as Auckland’s posh paradise, The Hotel Britomart is a 5-star boutique gem that made its grand debut on October 1st, 2020. With 99 exquisitely crafted rooms and 5 love-struck suites nestled in the heart of Britomart, it’s the epitome of luxury in the city. 

This upscale haven isn’t just about fancy digs — it’s also rocking some serious green credentials. So, if you’re all about living a lavish life with a side of eco-consciousness, look no further. 

Here, you can pamper yourself silly while patting yourself on the back for being an earth-saving superstar!

Pro Tip:
We love a proper lady-and-gent moment, so when they have High Tea, you can count on us to be there!

Cordis Auckland Hotel

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Address: 83 Symonds Street, Grafton, Auckland 1010, New Zealand

Contact: +64 9 379 5132

Towering over central Auckland, the 5-star Cordis Auckland Hotel shines like a diamond in the city’s crown.

Recently spruced up, this beauty of a hotel boasts a heated rooftop pool that’s basically liquid gold in the Auckland hotel scene.

Just step into their Eight restaurant, and you’ll feel like you’re on a world tour, with eight different kitchens dishing out delights from across the globe.

Perched at the posh end of town, this 5-star gem might require a bit of a stroll to the Viaduct Harbour and waterfront attractions, but trust us, it’s worth it.

Close to Auckland Domain, Auckland Hospital, and the famous French Cafe, Cordis is a hit with couples, business travelers, and families alike. And when it comes to price, it’s a steal compared to other 5-star digs in Auckland!

Pro Tip:
If you’re anything like us and love to try teas, then visit their Chandelier Lounge! 
High tea with 21 types and flavors? Yes, please.