Braemar is situated in an historic residential precinct in the Auckland Cental Business District and is unique for being the only Victorian townhouse in the Auckland CBD still lived in today. We are just a short walk from the city's parks, theatres, cafes, restaurants, art galleries, concert venues and shopping malls. Even though we are in the heart of the city, we are located in a quiet tree-lined street and the solid Victorian architecture of the house means that we are able to offer a quiet haven in the city centre.
Braemar was built in 1901 as a "gentleman's townhouse" . We have restored the house and renovated the services to incorporate 21st century technology including secure wireless broadband internet. In our own offstreet carpark we can offer free parking . All of our bathrooms have walk-in showers and large claw-foot baths. The guest lounge features a projector TV (very large screen!), and open fireplace for winter warmth. In summer our sunny decks are popular for relaxing .
Braemar on Parliament Street bed & breakfast
in Auckland City has been recognised as one of New Zealand's most environmentally responsible tourism businesses with its achievement of Qualmark's Enviro-Gold accreditation.
Enviro-Gold is the highest rating able to be achieved under Qualmark Green, a set of responsible tourism criteria designed to extend environmental and socially responsible actions for tourism businesses. The criteria recognises energy, water, waste, community, conservation programmes and monitoring. Braemar’s green programme covers the full range of responsible tourism criteria, from water and energy conservation and waste minimisation to involvement in community programmes in wildlife conservation and heritage preservation.
We have four guest rooms
available. Two rooms share the large restored bathroom, one has an insuite bath and the fourth is a suite of three rooms with its own ensuite bathroom and lounge. All bedrooms feature superbly comfortable beds, goosedown duvets and a choice of wool, dacron or down pillows. Our eco-friendly toiletries are complimentary and guest bathrobes and slippers are available. Towels are changed daily.
The main street of Auckland City is just a short walk away, and literally hundreds of cafes, bars and restaurants are nearby from which to choose. The city also offers up-to-the-minute gymnasium facilities and swimming-pools. We have inhouse computer facilities, wireless broadband access throughout the house.
We can organise pretty well anything you need; if we don't have it we'll do our best to find it for you. If you would like a massage, you can attend the neighbouring spa or we can arrange an in-room service. Braemar is our family home, so if you are with us for an extended stay you may choose to eat with us. Just let us know your preference when you book. We have a"coffee-nook" where you can make your own tea or coffee whenever you feel like it and there will be cake available!
Policies & Restrictions
Our house has stairs and we have two toy poodles and a cat that share the house. Braemar is a non-smoking environment. Stiletto heels are not to be worn in the house so as to protect our beautiful Kauri floors.
Rates & Availability
Our rooms range from US$110 to US$250 per night. Please contact us for availability.
We are happy to help you organise your time in Auckland. Just let us know when you book what sorts of things interest you.
Please telephone/fax/email us for directions, depending on what direction you are coming from. We are in the heart of Auckland City.
Discounts offered to members of Greenpeace, the Green party , members of Heritage groups and returned and active servicemen.