$165 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: May 22, 2015 Check-out: May 24, 2015

Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour

5 stars
View map of 21 Viaduct Harbour Avenue, Auckland City, AUCKLAND, 1010

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
4.3
out of 5
6 reviews
Great Hotel

Booked a Luxury Marina View Room for two nights at the end of our RV trip of both islands of New... See full review

  • VegasBaby
  • Apr 17, 2014
Just Right

The hotel was beautiful and the room was large and clean. The bed was exceptionally comfortable and... See full review

  • BuddiMike
  • Mar 10, 2014
Upscale, chic hotel with Heavenly beds overlooking Viaduct Harbour
Auckland Lighter Quay has a chic design with a prime location overlooking Viaduct Harbour. The hotel features the Heavenly Bed in every room and suite. High-speed Wi-Fi runs throughout the Auckland Lighter Quay (fees apply).
Highlights
  • Overlooks Viaduct Harbour
  • Spacious rooms featuring the Heavenly Bed
  • High-speed Wi-Fi in all rooms (fees apply)
Rooms
The 58 100-percent nonsmoking guest rooms and suites at the Lighter Quay transport guests to a tranquil place through modern design with earth tones and woods, and with Heavenly Bed, with its crisp white cotton linens, pillow-top mattress and plush pillows and duvet. The bathroom becomes a peaceful sanctuary with the Heavenly Shower featuring an overhead drenching showerhead and the deep-soaking Heavenly Bath. Rooms all feature 37-inch flat-screen televisions, high-speed Wi-Fi (fees apply) and sliding glass doors out onto balconies.
Features
The modern glass and steel structure of the Lighter Quay sits in contrast, yet blends in beautifully, with its natural aquatic surroundings at Viaduct Harbour. Creativity and beauty exist inside and out, exemplified by the collection of contemporary art by New Zealand artists throughout the hotel. Walk from Lighter Quay  to nearby shops, dining, casino, marina, oak-lined parks and more.
Transportation
  • Nearest train: Britomart Transport Center (0.7 mi/1.1 km)
  • Auckland Airport (11.3 mi/18.2 km)
Attractions
  • Viaduct Harbour (adjacent)
  • Victoria Park Market (0.3 mi/0.5 km)
  • Sky City Casino (0.6 mi/1 km)
  • Waiheke Island (24.9 mi/40 km)
Business
  • High-speed Wi-Fi

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Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour Rooms

1 Kg bed Dlx
Luxury Room, 1 King Bed, City Views Internal Water views. 45 sqm-484 sqf, Views over internal water feature, King Sofitel MyBed, Juliet balcony, 32" LCD flatscreen TV, high-speed Internet, marble bathroom with deep soaking bath & separate rain shower & Bo
1 Kg bed Sup
Superior Room, 1 King or Queen Bed, City Views. 35 sqm-376 sqf, City Views, King or Queen Sofitel MyBed, Juliet balcony, 32 " LCD flatscreen TV, high-speed Internet, marble bathroom with deep soaking bath & separate rain shower & Bose Wave Radio. Rollaway
1 Kg bed Dlx Ocean S
Luxury Room, 1 King or Queen Bed, Marina View. 35 sqm-376 sqf, Impressive Marina views, Juliet balcony, King or Queen Sofitel MyBed, 32 " LCD TV, high-speed Internet, marble bathroom with deep soaking bath & separate shower & Bose Wave Radio. Rollaway all
JrSuite 1 Kg bed
Junior Suite, 1 King Bed, Internal Water Views. 52 sqm, 559 sqf, Views over internal water feature, King Sofitel MyBed, Juliet balcony, 32"LCD flatscreen TV, high-speed Internet, marble bathroom with deep soaking bath & separate shower & Bose Wave Radio.

Amenities

  • Heated pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Elevators
Activities
Heated pool
Fitness center or spa
Jacuzzi
Sauna
Boating
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Coffee shop
Room service
Services
24 hour front desk
Business center
Express check in
Express checkout
Childcare Service
Concierge desk
ATM/Cash machine
Security
Wake-up service
In-Room Safe
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Barber/Beauty shop
Porters
Doctor on call
Currency exchange
Overhead projector
Audio visual equipment
Computer rental
Parking
Parking
Indoor parking
Valet parking
Outdoor parking
Bus parking
Accessibility
Accessible facilities
Room
Satellite TV
AM/FM alarm clock
Free newspaper
Hairdryer in room
Cribs available
Shower
Iron
Sprinklers in rooms
Bath tub

Nearby points of interest

  • Viaduct Harbour: 0.2 mi
  • Sky Tower: 0.4 mi
  • New Zealand Maritime Museum: 0.4 mi
  • SKYCITY Auckland: 0.4 mi
  • Flight Experience: 0.5 mi
  • Dilworth Building: 0.5 mi
  • Vulcan Lane: 0.5 mi
  • Aotea Centre: 0.6 mi
  • Town Hall: 0.6 mi
  • Saint Mary's Bay: 0.6 mi
  • Auckland Art Gallery: 0.7 mi
  • Albert Park: 0.7 mi
  • Auckland University: 0.8 mi
  • Newton: 1.1 mi
  • Auckland Harbour Bridge: 1.2 mi
  • Viaduct Harbour: 0.2 mi
  • Sky Tower: 0.4 mi
  • New Zealand Maritime Museum: 0.4 mi
  • SKYCITY Auckland: 0.4 mi
  • Flight Experience: 0.5 mi
  • Dilworth Building: 0.5 mi
  • Vulcan Lane: 0.5 mi
  • Aotea Centre: 0.6 mi
  • Town Hall: 0.6 mi
  • Saint Mary's Bay: 0.6 mi
  • Auckland Art Gallery: 0.7 mi
  • Albert Park: 0.7 mi
  • Auckland University: 0.8 mi
  • Newton: 1.1 mi
  • Auckland Harbour Bridge: 1.2 mi
  • Ponsonby: 1.2 mi
  • Auckland Domain: 1.4 mi
  • Waitemata Harbour: 1.5 mi
  • War Memorial Museum: 1.6 mi
  • City Towers: 1.7 mi
  • St Mary's Cathedral: 1.8 mi
  • Kinder House: 1.8 mi
  • St Stephen's Chapel: 1.8 mi
  • Rialto Cinemas: 2 mi
  • Mount Eden Domain: 2.2 mi
  • Birkenhead: 2.2 mi
  • Museum of Transport and Technology: 2.3 mi
  • Northcote: 2.3 mi
  • Western Springs: 2.4 mi
  • Auckland Zoo: 2.4 mi
  • Devonport: 2.5 mi
  • Epsom: 2.9 mi
  • Westfield St Lukes: 3 mi
  • Kelly Tarlton's Underwater World: 3.3 mi
  • Remuera: 3.4 mi
  • Takapuna: 4.1 mi
  • One Tree Hill: 4.2 mi
  • Stardome Observatory: 4.4 mi
  • Pah Homestead: 4.8 mi
  • Avondale: 5 mi
  • Mount Wellington: 5.9 mi
  • Westfield Mall: 8.7 mi
  • Papatoetoe: 10.4 mi
  • Rainbows End: 12.4 mi
  • Beachlands: 13.6 mi

Dining

LAVA DINING
Chef Scott Brown delivers flavour & flair with an innovative menu, tastefully blending the best local produce with a refined French touch. Serving breakfast, lunch & dinner, visit Lava Dining for an intimate dining experience & breathtaking views.
21 VIADUCT CAFÉ
A bright & casual eatery, the café offers waterside seating to allow guests the chance to enjoy the Marina vistas. Savour expertly made espresso, French pastries, and a daily selection of healthy choices filled with fresh, local ingredients.
SABRAGE BAR
In an unofficial toast to Sofitel's fine French origins, Sabrage invites guests to revisit the art of 'sabrage'. A sophisticated bar serving the finest champagnes, signature cocktails, local and international wines and beers.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
02:00 PM
Check-out:
11:00 AM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

Ratings and reviews for Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour

Overall score

4.3 / 5
5.01.0
6 out of 6
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4.5
Comfort:
5
Location:
4.7
Value:
4.5

100% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
VegasBaby
Business
East Yorkshire, England
Apr 17, 2014

Great Hotel

Booked a Luxury Marina View Room for two nights at the end of our RV trip of both islands of New Zealand. Arrived on my 50th birthday/wedding anniversary (11 April 2014). We had emailed to say we would be early and could we store our luggage there. We arrived 2 hours early and they let us have our room, which was great. All the staff were really lovely and very helpful. Fab room overlooking the marina and Skytower. From our balcony we could see Wills and Kate in their boats leaving the harbour. Really pleased with the room. We have stayed in a lot of hotels over the years and this had one of the best bathrooms. Great shower. Had an anniversary cake left in the room for us, which was really nice. Couldn't hear any noise at all from neighbouring rooms (pet hate is paper thin walls!). As we had an evening flight we asked if we could check out late. Unfortunately they were fully booked but said we could use the spa facilities and they would store our cases for us. Had a day out in Auckland then returned to the hotel spa for showers and a change of clothes. Bathrobes, toiletries etc supplied. Walking around Auckland and seeing the other hotels, we were really glad we chose the Sofitel. A wonderful end to our holiday. Would definitely stay there again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
BuddiMike
Business
Arlington, VA
Mar 10, 2014

Just Right

The hotel was beautiful and the room was large and clean. The bed was exceptionally comfortable and we could walk to almost everything in Auckland Central. I would highly recommend the hotel.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

There are several nice places to eat along the wharf and it is only a short walk.

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Review of Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
L.S.F.
Business
Evanston, IL
Nov 18, 2012

Very attractive hotel

The hotel is located at the north end of the viaduct, the port area, and is close to all the restaurants and bars there. The first room we were shown was just OK. The room was bright and attractive, but it faced a parking lot full of buses which we were warned would be noisy in the morning. We were lucky enough to have our request for a room change honored, and we were upgraded to a much larger and nicer room. Whereas the first room had a shower area without any enclosure (perhaps it was a handicap room), the new room had a lovely glassed in shower with strong spray and rain shower heads, a large soaking tub, and nice amenities (but no lotion.) The pool is a wonderful single lane lap pool, with adjacent jacuzzi, right off the exercise room. The only downside to this arrangement is that the main floor lobby corridor to the restaurant smells of chlorine. The service at the restaurant was slow and friendly but in need of training. The food was very good when it came. I'm sure the water view rooms are very nice but we didn't spring for the extra cost.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Kermadec on the waterfront was very good. Portside next to the hotel is great for breakfast (and cheaper than the hotel).

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
mysla
Business
Mexico
Feb 17, 2012

Calm place

We just loved this hotel it is very well located and the place its very nice (all).

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Maxinette
Business
Seattle, WA, USA
Nov 21, 2011

Excellent hotel but lacks some basic services

If you want a great and comfortable hotel room this is a perfect choice. The amenities are delux, the bed the best I slept in entire NZ, the bathroom super-clean, large and modern (great rainshower). The view from the harbor-side rooms is spectacular. The lobby is inviting, trendy hip with candles and pools. But if you want services, this is not a place to stay. No phones, no room service, no wine in the minibar. No pool. 10 minutes walk to downtown but a beautiful and quiet location.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
TexasRunner
Business
Wellington, New Zealand
Oct 31, 2011

Perfect for my needs

I was in town for the Auckland Marathon. The staff were wonderful. They let me check out after noon. The concierge's recommendations were spot on. The room is one of the most comfortable and best located rooms I have stayed in: large bed that was more comfortable than my home bed; ample space; small balcony; separate bath and shower; and the shower had both a regular, high pressure head as well as a rain shower. The location is right on the waterfront, and everything I needed was within a 10 minute walk. Highly recommended.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Toto is a delicious Italian restaurant with a solid wine list. Beautiful interior setting.

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