If you’re looking for a more personal experience on your next stay in Auckland, then these boutique hotels are perfect for you. Ranging from 3 star to 5 star luxury, there’s something here for every taste and budget.
Boutique Hotels in Auckland CBD.
Book now, this romantic 5 star boutique hotel in Britomart opened 1st of October 2020. With only 99 immaculately designed rooms and 5 suites, you’re sure to be well taken care of in this unique architectural masterpiece. The Hotel Britomart is quite possibly the best located hotel in Auckland.
Hotel DeBrett is a beautifully restored and renovated 5 star art deco hotel located on High Street in the heart of Auckland City. This beautifully designed boutique hotel is located on the corner of High Street and Shortland Street so it’s perfect for business people who are needing to be in the city centre.
DeBretts has got plenty of character and history, and with only 25 rooms you know you will be well looked after.
Voted the best new hotel in the world 2018 Hotel Grand Windsor oozes old world style and luxury. It’s a 5 star rated boutique hotel located at the bottom end of Queenstreet in a historic building. A prime location next to the best shopping in the CBD, a close walk to one of Auckland’s best restaurants Cassia. It’s only a stones throw from Britomart and 5 minutes walk from Viaduct Harbour.
This small unique hotel has location and style. It’s great for local couples on a romantic weekend, and couples visiting Auckland for a holiday.
Located in a converted nunnery in the central suburb of Grey Lynn. This stunning boutique hotel has so much character. It’s very reasonably priced and while you’ll need the occasional taxi or uber it is really close to town. You can walk to Ponsonby Road, K Road or Eden Park from here.
With only 22 rooms you know you’ll be well looked after. There’s a restaurant and bar. They have family rooms as well as one bedrooms and studios. Some with balconies and all with oodles of character.
This 4 star hotel in Auckland CBD has just completed a full renovation and rebrand in January 2020. It is now Auckland’s best boutique hotel in the 4 star price range. Well located on Auckland’s Queen Street opposite the Auckland Town hall. Close to the Civic Theatre and Aotea Square.
Small Boutique & Art Hotels in Ponsonby
This small 5 star boutique hotel is located on Ponsonby Road. Close to many great restaurants and boutique shopping, it’s a beautiful part of Auckland to stay in. It’s a short taxi or uber to the Viaduct and CBD. This is a great hotel for couples. It’s offers a magnificent breakfast in the room and there’s plenty of restaurants nearby so you may not even notice they don’t actually have a restaurant. They do serve drinks in the library or in your room. But Ponsonby road has plenty of bars if you want to meet new people.
The Great Ponsonby Arthotel
The Great Ponsonby Art Hotel is a small B&B style Hotel in the fashionable Auckland suburb of Ponsonby. It’s a quick bus ride to the CBD or a long (but reasonable walk). The hotel itself is close to a number of good cafes, bars and restaurants on Ponsonby Road. It’s a historic house converted into a hotel. First built in the 1890’s it has plenty of authentic charm. The decor is a pacific art theme filled with original New Zealand and pacific works of art. It won’t be to everyones taste. But those who like it, will love it.
With only 11 rooms you’re sure to be well looked after in this truly unique boutique hotel in Ponsonby.
The Ponsonby Manor
The Ponsonby Manor is perfectly located on Ponsonby Road. It’s in the heart of Auckland’s most fashionable suburb. A short walk to Ponsonby’s great restaurants, bars, and boutique shops.
The style of accommodation in this beautifully restored 1860’s mansion is very homely, but not like your own home. More like a wealthy doctors home. It’s way more relaxed than a traditional large hotel in the CBD, but still classy. There’s one family room the rest are more suited to couples.
Boutique Heritage Hotels in Devonport
The Esplanade Hotel
This unique hotel is located on the waterfront in Devonport, a short ferry ride from Auckland CBD. The charming rooms in this heritage building are beautifully decorated in an antique style. The location is amazing, the rooms and the bar are great. Many reviewers don’t believe the restaurant lives up to the rest of the hotel. However there are many great restaurants to choose from in Devonport, or a short ferry ride away in the CBD. So don’t let that put you off staying in this charming boutique hotel in Devonport.
Boutique Hotels & Lodges in Waiheke
Delamore Lodge is a true 5 Star boutique Hotel on Waiheke Island. This is an absolutely stunning location. So take either a ferry or a helicopter from Auckland city and stay in this playground for visiting rock stars and celebrities. The views of the Hauraki Gulf are unsurpassed and the infinity pool is an instagramers dream.
The food and wine list are an assortment of the best New Zealand has to offer. So go ahead and pamper yourself, or the one you love at Delamores’ day spa.
Boutique Hotels in Remuera
The Devereux Boutique Hotel
This boutique hotel is located in one of Auckland’s wealthiest residential suburbs Remuera. The Devereux is a charming old building with rooms of varying levels of luxury. It’s close to Newmarket, and Mission Bay but not really walking distance. Even so this is a great hotel for older guests.
Boutique Hotels in Waiuku
Castaway Resort is a 1 hour drive from Auckland Airport and a 90 minute drive from downtown Auckland. It’s a beautiful boutique hotel perched on the sand dunes over Karioitahi Beach on Auckland’s rugged West Coast. It has 15 two bedroom chalets and 10 Suites, There’s also a restaurant and a day spa. Because of this it’s a popular couples getaway.
What is a Boutique Hotel?
Boutique hotels are small, typically having between 10 and 100 rooms. They’re also unique in design. Often in a converted heritage building such as The Convent Hotel; or a new purpose built facility with a focus on creating something original, with a strong sense of place, like The Hotel Britomart. As a result you should get the feeling there is only one hotel like this in all the world.
A good boutique hotel is well located in a fashionable or interesting part of town. Usually they are independent, although many bigger chains like Accor have boutique offerings such as Auckland’s Grand Windsor Hotel.
Because boutique hotels are typically smaller in size you can expect a more personal experience for your stay. Boutique hotels that focus on couples will often create darker more intimate communal spaces, while those that focus on single travellers will create lounges designed to encourage guests to interact and meet each other.