Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour

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Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour 5 stars

Customer review rating (ALL Rating) 4.7/5 1,539 reviews

ALLSAFE approved hotel

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Hotel extras

  • ALLSAFE Accredited & Bureau Veritas Certified

  • Scenic Viaduct & Harbour side Location

  • Home to La Marée Restauarnt

  • Millésime Executive Lounge for relaxing

  • Sofitel Spa - An Urban Day Spa Retreat

This hotel participates to Planet 21 and is acting in favour of Positive Hospitality.

Hotel location

Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour

21 Viaduct Harbour Avenue
New Zealand

  • Britomart: 


  • By plane

    AUCKLAND AIRPORT At 17km / 10 miles

  • By boat

    VERO CENTRE At 2km / 1 miles

  • By train

    BRITOMART At 1km / 0 miles

GPS:-36.844868, 174.757385

Hotel services

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In summary
On site
  • Swimming pool
  • Car park
  • Restaurant
  • Wheelchair accessible hotel
  • Well-being
  • Air conditioning
  • Wi-Fi
  • Breakfast
  • Bar
  • Meeting rooms

Our accommodation(s)

Located on the water edge with floor to ceiling windows & private balconies, spacious bedrooms & suites offer views over the Viaduct basin & Auckland city. Features include espresso machines, Bose sound systems, French amenities & oversized bathrooms

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Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour

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ALL Rating  4.7/5  1,539 reviews

TripAdvisor Rating  4.5/5  3,578 reviews

Certificate of excellence 2022

Good stay

Customer review rating 3.5/5

Michelle H. Couples - Confirmed reviews ALL

It was good but didn’t like on the Monday we had arranged late check out of 1pm due to us not flying out until one and were very grateful for that! But we had house keeping knocking on our door ??? And a phone call to ask when we were checking out????

Disgraceful complaint procedure

Customer review rating 1.5/5

Ian J. Solo - Confirmed reviews ALL

Lovely room and polite staff but total failure to respond to or address a complaint that I made on the first day of my stay so total arrogance on the part of the hotel management

Great stay

Customer review rating 5.0/5

Anonymous Couples - Confirmed reviews ALL

service and such a fabulous stay Thankyou so much

Too much plastic, low mask wearing of guests

Customer review rating 2.5/5

Julia N. Solo - Confirmed reviews ALL

You need to turn to Balinese & Thai hotels & join the anti plastic movement. Not washing a few towels is an insufficient environmental act. In your rooms you need to get rid of: Plastic alcohol bottles Plastic shampoo etc bottles Plastic water bottles Milk in carton (tacky & cheap for a 5 star hotel) & use local milk providers in small, reusable glass bottles (many locals are working hard, try Bella Vacca ( or Lewis Road Creamery ( Plastic yoghurt pottles (again, very tacky for an expensive hotel All other single use plastic that has a non-plastic alternative You need to enforce mask wearing of your guests & provide all staff with N95 masks. I felt unsafe. If I have caught covid in your hotel, you will hear about it. It would also be great to have someone welcome you & point you in the direction of reception. All I got was suspicious questions about whether I was, in fact, a guest there. Wandering around not knowing where to go is uncomfortable & embarrassing.

Excellent Stay

Customer review rating 4.5/5

Tony S. Couples - Confirmed reviews ALL

We had nearly two days of great accommodation and meals at the Sofitel in Auckland. They provided us with an accessibility room. The shower stool was a bit too low and I should have adjusted it! Water temp was probably set too high, so higher energy bill! Excellent food for dinners and breakfast, well prepared, tasty and great advice from chef in relation to allergies. We will be back.

Not great at all

Customer review rating 2.5/5

Liam D. Business - Confirmed reviews ALL

In my view, not a 5 star hotel and not worth anywhere $330 per night for the following reasons: - no staff present at or near entrance to hotel, maybe 80% of the time over my 3 days. No one was there to help with luggage when I arrived; - calls to reception/concierge went unanswered on 5 out of 6 calls - wifi does not work properly and appears to be insecure. All casting devices throughout hotel could be accessed from my device - Accor Plus benefits were not honoured - rooms are extremely close (approx 12 metres) from other residential apartments so had to keep curtains closed the entire stay due to very low privacy Accompanying restaurant was very good though. Room was clean and well appointed This is really a 4 star hotel and it should be priced at $250 per night. I wish I had know about the lack of privacy before

The staff make this place

Customer review rating 5.0/5

Megan Couples - Confirmed reviews ALL

We stay weekly. The Park Hyatt offered us the same rate however over the years the staff at Sofitel have made it impossible to stay anywhere else. They are so warm & approachable. They make it feel like a home away from home. This is what makes Sofitel the best in Auckland.

The hotel is well located, right on the harbour and just minutes from the city.

Customer review rating 4.0/5

Terry E. Couples - Confirmed reviews ALL

Generally good and yes, we would return. The hotel, like many others suffers from staff shortages due to government isolation requirements. Staff were friendly and helpful, particularly Karim and Supatra - those on the reception desk were also, but unfortunately too many to remember all their names. We had a couple of minor issues with the room, toilet and internet, but these were sorted. Upon arrival I was informed we’d been upgraded. Unfortunately, I fail to see how we could be ‘upgraded’ to the smallest room on the floor. When I mentioned this I was told we’d actually been upgraded three times - something to do with the views, apparently. Now, if there are no upgrades available we can accept that, no problem - being mildly deceived is a little harder to take. Platinum Accor Plus.

Customer review rating 5.0/5

Melisa Solo - Confirmed reviews ALL

The place I always stay

Great employees

Customer review rating 4.5/5

Bruce Y. Business - Confirmed reviews ALL

A pleaure because of the atmosphere and the employees attitude

Fantastic location

Customer review rating 4.5/5

Junine S. Families - Confirmed reviews ALL

Love staying in this little slice of paradise

Dear Junine S., We very much appreciate your comments regarding your stay at the Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour on the 7th of April. It was a real pleasure to welcome you to our little slice of paradise. I would like to thank you for highlighting the level of service you received from our staff. We truly value your custom and look forward to welcoming you back in the very near future. Warm Regards Adam Fleming Front Office Manager

Good Stay

Customer review rating 4.5/5

Ron A. Couples - Confirmed reviews ALL

Handy location -good level of service

Dear Ron a., We very much appreciate your comments regarding your stay at the Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour on the 16th of April. Thank you for highlighting the level of service you received from our Ambassadors during your stay. I will pass on your feedback to them directly. On a personal not I would like to thank you for your continued support and loyalty to the ALL Loyalty Programme. We look forward to welcoming you back in the very near future. Warm Regards Adam Fleming Front Office Manager

Beautiful get away

Customer review rating 5.0/5

Cindy K. Couples - Confirmed reviews ALL

We had a wonderful experience for our 20th wedding anniversary. We were upgraded and the view from our room was spectacular. We had a late check out so felt like we had had a good break rather than just a night away.

Beautiful restful stay

Customer review rating 5.0/5

Sally A. Families - Confirmed reviews ALL

Always a favourite place to stay ideal location to get to away from busy traffic and so relaxing looking out at the boat harbour and with the indoor water.The room was beautiful luxury comfort bed furnishings quiet fabulous bathroom towels etc

Good service and great to be able to holiday again!

Customer review rating 5.0/5

Daniel C. Couples - Confirmed reviews ALL

Free upgrade to Suite.

Dear Daniel C., We very much appreciate your comments regarding your stay at the Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour on the 18th of April. It was a real pleasure to welcome you back to the Sofitel. Thank you for highlighting the level of service you received during your stay. Please accept my apologies regarding the steinlager, but I'm glad that my reception team were able to resolve it for you. On a personal note, I would like to thank you for your continued support to the ALL Programme, we truly value your custom. We look forward to welcoming you back in the very near future. Warm Regards Adam Fleming Front Office Manager

Great stay

Customer review rating 4.5/5

Katherine K. Families - Confirmed reviews ALL

Warm welcome, fabulous food and drinks, great location and perfectly comfortable beds!

Wonderful Experience

Customer review rating 5.0/5

Margaret A. N. Couples - Confirmed reviews ALL

Lovely stay at the Sofitel. The staff were very friendly and helpful, nothing was too much trouble for them to make our stay just right for us. Our room was just perfect. The sauna/pool area was wonderful. We ate in the Hotel and the food was delicious.

What a great weekend getaway!

TripAdvisor rating 4.0/5

130larry TripAdvisor review

Twice now my wife and I have celebrated our anniversary at this hotel and have experienced the friendly and thoughtful service of the staff. The location in the heart of the viaduct makes it a great place to stay.

Nice Oasis from the chaos

TripAdvisor rating 5.0/5

T1285XVdavid Business - TripAdvisor review

This was a perfect location with friendly, efficient and professional staff and the hotel had plenty of good facilities. Any request I made to staff was actioned quickly and politely and nothing seemed to be a hassle. This was a memorable stay.

Bonjour T1285XVdavid, Thank you for the positive review and we do like to think of ourselves as an oasis of calm, so it's nice to hear that this was your impression too. We have a wonderful team of dedicated Ambassadors and we will be here to extend a warm welcome once again the next time you stay. Kind regards, Stephen Gould - General Manager

perfectplace to relax and get pampered

TripAdvisor rating 5.0/5

FPeter_12 TripAdvisor review

Sofitel stay review There were some issues with Accor plus booking website and things got all mixed and messy to book a 3-night stay at the hotel. We ended up ringing directly the hotel for the booking and we meet Angle the assistant Assistant Front Office Manager who sorted it out all perfectly without any trouble and arranged a perfect welcome for us, with a Petit Fours on arrival, a room that had a great view facing the city and the viaduct basin, we were absolutely delighted and happy what she had arranged for us. Not to mention the lovely present she handed over personally for our two grandsons which are living in Perth which we have not seen for over two years due to covid. We had triple A service from all the staff and all with a friendly welcoming smile. Food was excellent, you could not fault we had four dinners and breakfast, the duck was one of my favourite dish but all dishes were delicious and nicely presented by very friendly staff. Rooms are spacious and nice and clean beds very comfortable we will be back for another long weekend and more of relaxing Sofitel time…. A big thank you to all staff for looking after us and making our short stay a very memorable occasion. Peter & Edwina

Bonjour Peter & Edwina, Thank you for the detailed feedback and for sharing your experience with the TripAdvisor community. It is really nice to read that Angel made a positive impression on your stay, from the time of booking all the way through to departure. Chef Marty will also be pleased to know that you enjoyed the meals in La Maree restaurant. Hopefully it is not too long until we welcome you back for another stay at Sofitel. Kind regards, Stephen Gould General Manager

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