Embodying the reputable hotel brand’s French heritage, Sofitel Auckland is chic and sophisticated to stunning effect. Geographically blessed between the upmarket Viaduct Harbour and the sights of the new Wynyard Quarter, this city retreat boasts impressive marina views. The Viaduct Harbour is a boat lover’s dream, spoilt with super yachts, antique sailing boats and America’s Cup training boats to name a few. The Wynyard Quarter hosts markets, concerts and outdoor film screenings, and has excellent children’s playgrounds. The Sofitel Auckland truly has everything one could desire on its doorstep.
Waterside Sofitel Auckland presents an artistic fusion of New Zealand design and French chic. Local contemporary artworks and Maori statues represent the essence of New Zealand, while tasteful décor and paisley patterns nod to hotel’s French origins. Spacious bedrooms and suites offer floor to ceiling windows with views onto the Waitemata Harbour and Auckland City. Features include espresso machines, Bose sound systems, French amenities and a deep bath with a separate shower. The cloud-like beds are topped with an enormous velvet headboard and paisley cushions, giving the room a stylish and fun ambiance.
Lava Dining, the hotel’s restaurant, delivers an innovative menu using the best local produce with a French flair. Here guests can enjoy an intimate dining experience for breakfast, lunch or dinner whilst accompanied by breathtaking views. The hotel also offers a more causal eatery, 21 Viaduct Cafe. Guests can savour French pastries whilst sipping on expertly made espresso at waterside seating, gazing into the Marina vistas.
So Spa features products from French cosmetology brand Themae and local brand Plantogen. The spa aims to restore beauty and balance with luxury personalised body, facial & beauty treatments. Guests can feel revitalised by using the fitness centre, sauna and steam room or by swimming a lap of the 20 metre heated indoor pool and relaxing in the Jacuzzi.
The hotel is a 45 minute car ride from Auckland Airport.