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Features

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Valet parking (paid)
  • Indoor Pool
  • Air conditioning
  • Fitness centre
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Spa
  • Airport shuttle
  • Full service laundry
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Business centre
  • Kid-friendly
  • Smoke Free
  • Sea Views (some rooms)
  • No free breakfast
  • No hot tub
  • No pets
  • Not all inclusive

Location Rating

9.5/10

Location

Suitable for

Check in

  • Check in 2pm
  • Check out 12pm

SO/ Auckland Hotel Review

Overview of SO/ Auckland

SO/ Auckland is 5 star design hotel in Britomart district. It is a high quality offering most suited to couples, but it is also good for families and business executives. SO/ hotel offers extremely high quality interior design, with Auckland’s best hotel bathrooms. There are sea views from the harbour facing rooms on higher floors. SO/ Auckland has one of Auckland’s coolest rooftop bars, as well as an excellent restaurant. This hotel is part of the Accor Hotel group.

Location

The location is a 9.5/10 for tourists. SO/ Auckland Hotel is located in a rapidly gentrifying area near Auckland’s waterfront. It’s a short walk to anything on the waterfront and lower Queen Street. Because it’s right on the border of Britomart and the Fort Street nightclub area there are still a few strip clubs left nearby. But they are rapidly disappearing and being replaced with, hotels, restaurants, cool bars, gastro pubs, and high end retail.

As such this is a great location for younger couples who like the nightlife. It’s one of Auckland’s coolest areas with just the right balance of the old slightly seedy Fort Street bars, which combined with the many new high-end dining spots and top rated night clubs make it a little bit edgy and interesting. There’s excellent shopping nearby in Britomart and Queen Street.

Restaurants & Bars

Harbour Society offers high end French cuisine with a view. Currently (2019) run by Chef Marc De Passorio former owner of Michelin-starred restaurant, L’Esprit de la Violette.

JavaLab cafe and patisserie is exceptional for breakfast.

HI-SO is SO/ Auckland’s rooftop bar. This is one of Auckland’s best rooftop bars with incredible views and great cocktails.

MIXO lobby bar offers stylish lighting, music and drinks.

Accommodation Standard

The standard of accommodation offered at SO/ Auckland Hotel is a 10/10. It’s a brand new 5 star hotel, and was designed by the famous NZ design team at WORLD. With furniture and lighting designed by renowned dutch designers Moooi.

Negatives

  • The only slight negative for some people the area might not quite be gentrified enough yet. There are a few seedy bars and a strip club nearby. For others this will be a positive.

Outstanding Features

  • Interior Design
  • High standards throughout
  • Nice views (some rooms)
  • Great bathrooms
  • Great dining and bars.
  • Best Rooftop Bar in Auckland

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

Phone: 09-379 1860