Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour

Auckland, New Zealand

At a Glance

  • Central location overlooking the sparkling waters of the harbor

  • Within a short walk of the shops, bars and restaurants of Auckland's Viaduct Harbour

  • Exceptionally comfortable signature Sofitel beds and renowned service

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The climate in New Zealand is incredibly pleasant, with warm and balmy summers and cold crisp winter months with wonderful clear, blue skies. The warmer high-season months of November to April are perfect for outdoor exploration. The colder months of June to August are the best time to ski.

Both North and South Islands are drier on the east coast, rather than on the west, where mountain ranges act as a trap for the moisture-rich winds from the Tasman Sea. It is also worth remembering that it is usually a few degrees cooler on the South Island than the North Island and as New Zealand has a maritime climate, the weather can change rapidly.

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Insider's View

Make sure you take a walk along the harbor front when you're staying here - just admiring the boats is a wonderful way to spend a morning!

Call us on 858 345 1762 to start planning your vacation to Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour or take a look at our itineraries to Auckland and the Coromandel


With spacious promenades that lead you to the bustling restaurant and shopping districts nearby, Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour celebrates its location in the heart of Auckland on the waterfront.

The Sofitel is wonderfully located in the center of this vibrant city with many of the city's attractions on its doorstep. Styled in a sleek, modern fashion, The Sofitel represents cosmopolitan urban chic and its bars, restaurants and rooms are all testimony to this, from the dramatic water-filled lobby to the elegant waterside restaurant.

With an eye for detail, all of the luxury guest rooms and suites offer space to relax and revitalise within the chic contemporary surroundings, which include local influences such as the Maori art that adorns all the walls. Rooms are spacious, ask for a Harbour View room to make the most of your time in the city.

Sofitel Auckland has one formal dining option at Lava Dining and one more casual option at 21 Viaduct Cafe; whichever one you chose, they both offer wonderful views and dishes to match. However, there are many more options nearby if you would like to explore the city further.

Spend your day exploring this wonderful city and its surrounding areas, take a walk along the west coast beaches and then return to the hotel in time to rejuvenate at the So SPA featuring an indoor pool, sauna and Jacuzzi.

A stay at Sofitel allows you to experience life on the waterfront in comfort and style.

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Rooms and suites at Sofitel Auckland are in keeping with the chain's high standard of luxury and comfort. They have soft color palettes, high quality bedding and modern amenities to ensure a relaxing environment. Each room features a private Juliet balcony, floor-to-ceiling windows, rain shower, deep soaking tub and espresso machine. Each suite offers inspiring views, oversized bathrooms, LCD television, Bose and Bose sound system.


Children are welcome to come and stay at Sofitel Auckland. Connecting rooms are available and an extra bed can be added to rooms. Babysitting is available upon request.


Sofitel Auckland is home to two restaurants. 21 Viaduct Café is the place to head for a casual lunch. The bright and fun atmosphere combined with the waterside seating area and a daily changing menu of healthy eats and delectable French pastries makes a good choice. But if you are after something a bit more formal, Lava Dining provides it. Executive Chef Nick Honeymoon serves a menu of flavors and flair in an intimate dining room offering superb views whilst you eat to add to your enjoyment.

There is an indoor heated swimming pool and a state of the art fitness center. At the spa you can indulge in some personalized treatments in a calming environment. There is also a sauna, steam room and spa pool for your use.


Auckland attractions such as the Sky City Tower and Viaduct Harbour are on the Sofitel's doorstep and the waterside location means that the hotel can also organize water based trips such as fishing and sailing.



Anna Chaplin (Staff)

Sofitel Auckland offers a great base to explore Auckland from. It is conveniently located and is easily reached from the airport making it the perfect place to relax after a long flight. The beds and rooms are extremely comfortable and the hotel staff are more than happy to assist you with anything you need.


Victoria Hogg (Staff)

The Sofitel Auckland is in a wonderful location, which has been regenerated over the years, and is now a super luxe part of town. Whilst it is a larger hotel, the service is still good, and it is a great base to explore the city. As it has been at the height of the luxury hotel offering in Auckland for quite some time, it is a bit of a hub for outside guests to meet people for either breakfast or lunch, so make sure you get down in good time in the morning to ensure you can get a window table over looking all the boats in the harbor!


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Auckland, New Zealand

Sofitel Auckland is located in the heart of Auckland central between the prosperous Viaduct harbor development and the attractions of the new Wynyard Quarter. It has a waterfront position overlooking the Waitemata Harbour.

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