Art Hotel: Hotel Grand Windsor

Old-world glamour in the heart of the Auckland City.

Words: Camilla Wagstaff

Why Stay?

Built in 1928, Hotel Grand Windsor, MGallery Sofitel offers a potent blend of classic and deco design complete with elegant accents from a bygone era. The award-winning hotel has been meticulously refurbished to offer a unique level of luxury that makes for the perfect Auckland base.

Close to…

Set on bustling downtown Queen Street, Hotel Grand Windsor is smack bang in the middle of the action. Step out into Britomart to experience some of Auckland’s best food and retail offerings.

A 5-minute walk gets you to Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki and Gow Langsford Gallery one way, and The Cloud (where the annual Auckland Art Fair is held) the other.

It’s a 10-minute cab ride (or 15-minute bus) to Karangahape Road, where Micheal Lett, Ivan Anthony, Starkwhite, Tim Melville, Fox Jensen McCrory and Two Rooms (to name but a few of Auckland’s top commercial spaces) are all within walking distance.

Room rates

Superior Queen Bed rates start from around NZD $336 (about AUD $325) per night.

A bed and breakfast package offers accommodation and a morning meal served at the hotel’s Cooke’s Restaurant from NZD $379 (about AUD $366). For night owls, a 3-course dinner package comes in at NZD $389 (about AUD $375).

Book it

Bookings for can be made directly on the website.


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