Stacey Morrison has a staycation at the Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour.

Getting there

: As its name suggests, the hotel is right by the water in downtown Auckland but sits slightly off the Viaduct so is easier to get to than the CBD. Expect travel time of around 45 minutes from the airport during the week on the motorway.

Check-in experience: Effortless in our case, welcoming staff greeted us with a "Bonjour" and a level of professional friendliness that was consistent through our stay, and a real highlight for us. Efficient valet parking.

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Room : True five-star quality, but

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