The Best Hotels for a Luxury Escape in Auckland

Auckland is the perfect place for a Luxury Escape. It is New Zealand’s largest city and is well set up for luxury travellers with some magnificent 5 star hotels and very luxurious lodges making in perfect for a luxury getaway.

Luxury Escapes in Auckland CBD

Park Hyatt Auckland 5 star hotel in Auckland

Park Hyatt it the perfect place for a luxury escape in Auckland. Situated on the waters edge in the Viaduct Harbour, this is an incredible location. No expense has been spared in the construction of this luxurious hotel, in fact, it is the most expensive 5 star hotel ever constructed in Auckland. The Park Hyatt is about quality, not quantity, so it only has 195 rooms. It is great to see a hotel prioritise guests’ space and comfort over short-term profits.

Other reasons Park Hyatt is perfect for a luxury escape in Auckland include the excellent Onemata restaurant, as well as having one of Auckland’s most luxurious spas.

Romantic Marina View Room Sofitel Viaduct Harbour 5 star luxury hotel room

Anyone considering a luxury escape in Auckland must consider Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour. Located as the name suggests on the waters edge in Viaduct Harbour this stunning Hotel is an oasis of luxury. The hotel was extensively renovated during the Covid ensuring that it remains one of the most luxurious accommodation options in Auckland.

Sofitel’s La Maree restaurant is sensational. French cooking techniques combine with the freshest New Zealand produce to create some of the finest dishes in Auckland. It’s a close walk to many of Auckland’s best restaurants; make sure you don’t miss Baduzzi in Wynyard Quarter which is superb. 

Sofitel Spa is Auckland’s finest.

The Hotel Britomart

Britomart is the perfect location for a luxury escape in Auckland and The Hotel Britomart is the best place to stay. It is undoubtedly Auckland’s most beautifully designed hotel, and probably the best new building constructed in Auckland in the last 50 years. A 5-star boutique hotel with serious green credentials The Britomart Hotel offers 99 gorgeous rooms, and 5 luxurious suites that are perfect for a luxury escape.

SO Auckland 5 star CBD Hotel 2019 Britomart

SO/ Auckland is excellent choice for a luxury escape in Auckland. Anyone who likes the nightlife, will love this hotel. It has one of Auckland’s best rooftop cocktail bars and is a short walk from most of Auckland’s hottest nightclubs. It’s also directly across the street from the boutique shopping of Britomart. The hotel itself is sexy, modern and luxurious. 

Hilton Hotel Viaduct Harbour Auckland

A luxury escape in Auckland that feels like a cruise! Auckland is known as the City of Sails, and a stay at the Hilton literally puts you out on the harbour amongst the yachts. This upscale hotel is located on the tip of Princes wharf, so the views of Auckland’s waterfront are incredible. This is one of Auckland’s top hotels. The waterfront location is close to the ferry building, Britomart station, and the Viaduct Harbour. 

The rooms are generously sized and luxuriously furnished, there are some magnificent suites. The heated outdoor pool offers incredible views across to Devonport.

A luxury escape at Hilton Auckland is an experience you will never forget.

Skycity Grand Hotel

If you like a little action SkyCity Grand is perfect for your luxury escape in Auckland. Located at Auckland’s SkyCity Casino it is consistently rated among the best hotels in Auckland. This genuine 5 star hotel has everything you need for a luxury escape including a very nice spa and several of Auckland’s best restaurants, you can even take in a show at SkyCity theatre. So even if you don’t stay here, it’s still a must-visit location while in Auckland. 

QT Auckland Hotel Rooftop Bar

QT Auckland Hotel is a 5 Star Design Hotel in Auckland’s Viaduct Harbour. With a cool, almost whimsical design in a great location, this is be a perfect hotel for a luxury escape in Auckland New Zealand. QT Hotel has a superb restaurant and bar downstairs, but the standout feature of QT is one of the best rooftop bars in Auckland.  The Viaduct Harbour location means it’s an easy walk to more than 50 bars and restaurants.

Ohtel Auckland 5 Star luxury hotel

Ohtel Auckland is new in 2021. This 5-star hotel was once a luxury apartment building. Ohtel offers very stylish rooms in an excellent location; it’s quiet and built around a communal courtyard that gives it a calm, peaceful feeling which is perfect for a luxury escape. Despite its unimposing looks from the street, this is one of the best new hotels in Auckland. Ohtel is an excellent choice for a luxury escape in Auckland.

The 5 star Cordis Auckland Hotel is one of the best hotels in central Auckland.

Cordis Auckland is the largest hotel and New Zealand, it’s also one of the most luxurious. Have just added a new wing in 2022 the hotel is an excellent choice for a luxury getaway. They have the best rooftop pool Auckland and one of the best spa’s too. Eight  restaurant is Auckland’s top buffet, and the concept bar ‘Our land is alive’ is a destination in itself. If you’re planning a luxury escape in Auckland then Cordis has to be one of the best places to stay.

Grand Mercure 5 Star Hotel in Britomart Auckland CBD

Britomart’s upscale Movenpick Hotel is perfect for a luxury escape in Auckland. Located in the heart of Britomart next to the train station, many rooms offer sea views. The hotel is close to all the best luxury boutiques. It has an excellent restaurant with stunning views of the harbour.

voco Auckland City Centre view

Brand new in May 2022 voco Auckland City is a fantastic new luxury hotel from IHG. It’s billed as a sustainable option, but that doesn’t mean any reduction in luxury. It’s got the highest rooftop bar in New Zealand. For a true luxury escape you’ll want to be sure and book a suite.

The location is excellent, a short walk from Queen Street, Britomart, The Viaduct and Sky City. It’s an excellent central location. While staying here make sure to visit the nearby restaurant The Grove which has been one of Auckland’s best for more than 20 years.

The 5 star Pullman Hotel in Auckland's CBD is near Auckland University and is regarded as one of Auckland's best hotels.

Pullman Auckland is a 5 star hotel located on the corner of Princess Street and Waterloo Quadrant. Close to Auckland University, Old Government House, and Albert Park. It’s a short walk through Albert Park to the fabulous Auckland Art Gallery and a 20 minute walk to the Viaduct Harbour.

This is one of Auckland’s older 5 star hotels but has been renovated and is of a high standard. It’s great for business travelers, older couples, and families.

Stamford Plaza Room Interior, now JW Marriott Auckland

Stamford Plaza is a 5 star hotel with some very luxurious suites. This large hotel has 283 rooms and 3 restaurants. It’s located on Albert Street, a central city location roughly halfway between Skycity and the Viaduct Harbour. Most of Auckland’s attractions are within easy walking distance, but none are on the doorstep either.

Don’t miss The Grove Restaurant, located a few minutes walk away, and consistently voted one of Auckland’s best restaurants. This is an excellent hotel for business travelers.

The 5 star Hotel DeBrett is one of Auckland's best Boutique Hotel in Auckland CBD light up at night.

Hotel DeBrett is a beautifully restored and renovated Art Deco building. This 5 star Boutique Hotel is located on High Street in the heart of Auckland City. Its proximity to Shortland Street makes it perfect for business people who need to be in the city centre.

DeBrett’s has plenty of character and history, and because there are only 25 rooms, you know you will be well looked after. This is a very central location. As such, it’s an easy walk to Britomart and the Viaduct Harbour.

If you’re staying here, don’t miss dining at the nearby Cassia restaurant, it’s one of Auckland’s best.

5 star boutique hotel Grand Windsor on Queen Street in Auckland CBD

Voted the best new hotel in the world 2018 Fable Auckland (formerly Hotel Grand Windsor) oozes old-world style and luxury. It’s a 5 star hotel located at the bottom end of Queenstreet in a historic building. This is a prime location next to the best shopping in the CBD and only a short walk to one of Auckland’s best restaurants, Cassia. Only a stone’s throw from Britomart and 5 minutes walk from Viaduct Harbour. This hotel has location and style. So it’s great for local couples on a romantic weekend or couples visiting Auckland for a holiday.

Waiheke Island Luxury Escapes

Delamore Lodge, 5 star hotel, Waiheke Island, Auckland, New Zealand

Delamore Lodge is the best 5 Star Hotel on Waiheke Island. It’s in an absolutely stunning location. so take a ferry or a helicopter from Auckland and stay in this playground for the rich and famous. The views of the Hauraki Gulf are unsurpassed, and the infinity pool is an Instagrammers dream. This is where touring rock stars stay while in Auckland.

Delamore Lodges’ food and wine list is an assortment of the best New Zealand has to offer. Delamore’s spa is also top-notch, so why not pamper yourself and the one you love while you’re there. After all, this is an authentic luxury experience, so you want to try everything on offer.

Delamore Lodge is the Best Luxury Escape in Auckland.

Why choose Auckland for a Luxury Escape?

New Zealand has some stunning locations for a luxurious getaway but don’t discount Auckland and just book a luxury lodge in Queenstown like you always do, Auckland has so much to offer. If you want to do some boutique shopping no other city in New Zealand comes close, Auckland has all the best luxury and designer brands from Around the world as well as local favourites like Kate Sylvester and Trelise Cooper.

If shopping is not for you then dine out in some of the best restaurants you’ll find anywhere. Auckland’s dining scene has exploded in recent years with an incredible array of restaurants from fine dining at The French Cafe or Sidart to exceptional smash burgers at Fat Puku’s and everything in between. Auckland has a very multicultural mix with people from all over Asia and the Pacific, and that is reflected in the diversity of the restaurants as well as creating some amazing fusions.

If you like Auckland’s food scene then you’ll love our wine. Auckland has three distinct wine regions in West Auckland, Waiheke Island, and the Matakana Coast. There are so many great wineries you can easily spend a day in each region, and perhaps ship a case or two home for later.

Head out on the Hauraki Gulf. Auckland doesn’t just have a beautiful harbour, it has an incredible ocean playground full of islands, birds and excellent fishing just waiting for you to explore. From a day trip to one of the many interesting bird sanctuary islands, a fishing charter, whale watching, or a luxury escape in one of Waiheke Islands luxurious lodges. You’ll fall in love with our magnificent coastline.

If you are looking for nightlife then Auckland has a thriving club scene with some great nightclubs, and many excellent bars. there’s DJ’s live bands, and great pubs all over Auckland you’ll never find a shortage of things to do on a luxury escape in Auckland.