Auckland is a bustling city full of many of New Zealand’s most influential people, as well as some of the country’s most famous attractions and landmarks. Read Culture Trip’s guide to the best hotels to stay at in Auckland.
On the corner of High Street and Shortland Street, in Auckland’s centre, is the site of Hotel DeBrett. This hotel occupies a building that dates back to 1925. The original building on this site was the home of The Commercial Hotel, erected in 1841 and one of the first hotels in the city, but was rebuilt after sustaining damage caused by two fires. Hotel DeBrett has 25 rooms and suites that maintain a late 20th century décor style that is relaxed and toned down, and juxtapose against the eclectic colourful carpets, which acts as the dominant feature of the rooms.