In Stay of the week, we explore some of the best and most unique accommodations in the world – giving you some inspiration for your text trip. In this episode, we take you to the Hotel Britomart, where you will find eco-friendly accommodation located on Auckland city harbour.
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WHAT IS SO SPECIAL?
This is where luxury design and amenities are perfectly paired with sustainable practices (it’s New Zealand’s only 5-star green hotel).
Each of the 99 rooms is designed for a quiet escape. Think of the Britomart Hotel as a city retreat, lined with natural, sustainably sourced wood. Rooms all come with built-in sofas, handmade ceramics, and minibars stocked with local treats. The attention to detail is there.
But that’s just your entry-level experience at the Britomart Hotel. Then you have the hyper luxurious suites, each with their own unique selling point. The Poraenui Suite is one of their best, giving a whole new meaning to rooftop living. This 74 m² living space occupies a glazed pavilion discreetly nestled on the roof of the heritage Buckland Building (mixture of heritage and modernity).
Here, the living room and bedroom open onto a 28m² private terrace with views of the nearby heritage city skyline and Takutai Square. Pick a book from their mini library, order some local New Zealand wine and you’ve just found your new happy place. You won’t regret staying here.
FOOD AND DRINK
Their in-house restaurant, kingi, is also a must. It is set in the Masonic House heritage – celebrating sustainably caught seafood paired with unique wines. Chef Tom Hishon has crafted an evolving menu that’s perfect for this all-day food-consuming haven (full of hotel-staying guests as well as local foodies).
Expect dishes like octopus carpaccio and pan-roasted snapper, plus stories about the talented fishermen and women who have sustainably caught the produce on your plate. Everything is traceable and tasty.
THE LOCAL AREA
The Britomart area is located in central Auckland, just along the harbour. It is a 24-hour center of culture, gastronomy and shopping. Local designer boutiques are scattered all over the place. Restaurants, bars, and pop-up food stalls delight local workers and tourists alike. And you can easily get around all of Auckland from here.
You can rest easy knowing you are staying at one of New Zealand’s most sustainable hotels – it is New Zealand’s only green 5 star hotel. You can even make your stay more eco-friendly by booking their green package.
For every day you’re there, these guys plant a native tree at their sister property, The Landing, located in the Bay of Islands. They even offer the option of flying you to their sister property by helicopter, for an even longer and more luxurious getaway. And finally, to add to their eco-friendly credentials, Hotel Britomart rents out its own bikes so guests can get around town without having to call taxis or use public transportation.
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