Need To Know
25, including 15 suites.
10am, but flexible subject to a half-rate charge until 12pm (full rate after that). Check-in, 2pm.
Double rooms from $159.74 (NZD252), excluding tax at 15 per cent. ⓘ
Rates include continental breakfast, pre-dinner drink, internet access and local phone calls.
Just off the restaurant, the 24-hour guests-only Drawing Room is a laid-back spot to read, retrieve emails (there’s a laptop for guests’ use) or relax while enjoying a drink from the honesty bar.
At the hotel
Complimentary WiFi throughout, drawing room, private dining and meeting rooms, DVD and book library, off-site gym. In rooms: flatscreen TV and DVD player, minibar stocked with local products, Sans bath products by Lucy Vincent-Marr.
Our favourite rooms
Each room has its own configuration as well as artworks, antiques, collectables, retro and custom-made furniture, and Kiwi kitsch to guarantee individuality. For even more unique appeal, O’Connell Room 2.17 has an intimate mid-century bar – quite the conversation starter for a drinks gathering. Loft rooms 2.3 and 2.4 sport spiral staircases just begging for a flirty cocktail dress and heels to swish down them. Room 1.7, flanking the atrium, is sexy and snug for young, party-going couples.
If your wardrobe is in need of a makeover, bring an extra bag for the fashion booty you’ll be buying in the surrounding streets and laneways. Some of NZ's most cutting-edge labels are yours for the taking.
If you feel inspired by the art and collectables around you, pick up your own to take home from the Lobby Gallery, which features artists such as Christine Cathie. Or consider a Judy Darragh chandelier or a silk throw by Frontroom Fabrics.
A ready supply of free cribs and extra sofa-beds for under-12s, baby monitors, toys, PS3s and a kids’ menu mean children are very welcome here. A babysitter can be arranged for NZ$20 an hour, with a day's notice.