I had a splendid stay at the Sofitel. There was an excellent welcome from front desk. A great base from which to start our visit to a very chilly New Zealand. I had a great stay, comfortable bed, well located and appointed and nice decor. Perfect for water front walks, lots of eateries just a short walk away and easy check in and out. The staff had a warm welcome and very accommodating. The rooms are clean and had a good view. The breakfast was really great. I had a awesome stay, highly recommended.