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Terms and Conditions

Terms & Conditions

These Terms and Conditions are set out on the basis to which Habitat Hotels & Apartments will provide accommodation and other products and services to guests. By making a booking with us, the guest agrees to comply with these Terms and Conditions.

Habitat Hotels & Apartments includes Hotel DeBrett

Check In and Out Times

Check In: From 3pm, Check Out: Before 11am

Reception Hours

Our Reception operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Customer Service Hosts can be contacted on +64 9 925 9000.

Arrival and Payment

For security purposes a valid credit card and ID will be required at the time of check in. If a credit card is unavailable, then a $500 cash deposit will be required as a bond.

Please note that all accommodation charges must be settled upon arrival (unless they have already been prepaid or charge back has been authorised for your booking.

Credit Cards

We accept Visa and Mastercard. All credit card transactions incur a 2% credit card surcharge fee.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations after 2pm one day prior, will result in a cancellation fee of the entire reservation. Failing to call or show before check out (10am) after the first night will result in the cancellation of the remainder of the reservation. No Shows are subject to a cancellation charge of the entire reservation. For bookings made via third party websites or travel agents, please contact the website/agent directly to change or cancel a booking.


All pricing includes GST of 15%.

Age Policy

All reservations received must be made by persons over the age of 18 years. Any person under the age of 18 years must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Failure to comply may result in termination of the accommodation reserved.

Safety and Security Policy

Guest safety and security is our priority. Should you have any concerns during your stay, please contact the Customer Service Team.

All visitors are required to vacate the hotel by 10pm. After this time the only guests allowed to stay are the number as indicated in the booking. Failure to adhere to this may result in full termination of the accommodation.

Subject to the Innkeepers Act 1962, all guests are advised to safely secure their valuables within the property’s safe, located at reception. Please be aware that the property is not liable for any loss or damage to vehicles parked car parking building.

Please note that all Habitat properties have a strictly no parties policy and requires all guests to observe quiet time from 10pm each night.

Smoking and vaping is not permitted at any time inside any rooms or suites and only in the designated smoking areas.

No animals are allowed in any property with the exception of guide dogs.

Marketing Policy

Habitat Hotels & Apartments and their sister company Village Accommodation Group may from time to time send you marketing communications regarding our services and promotions. Should you wish to not receive any of these communications, you may opt out at the time of check in or you can unsubscribe at any time to these communications electronically.

Data Policy

The protection of your data and personal information is extremely important to us. For more information on how we handle your information, please view our Privacy Policy.

Website Terms of Use

These are the Terms of Use of using the Habitat Hotels & Apartments and Ohtel websites, hereafter defined as ‘Website’. By using our Website (you as the ‘User’), you are agreeing to these Terms and Conditions outlined below. Please do not use this website if you do not agree to these Terms and Conditions.

Habitat Hotels & Apartments includes Hotel DeBrett.


This Website’s content is owned and managed by Habitat Hotels & Apartments, P.O. Box 6069 Wellington, New Zealand.

The Website includes a booking facility which has additional booking terms and conditions as outlined at the reservation stage.

We reserve the right to change, modify, add or remove sections of these Terms, and to add to, change or discontinue the products and information contained within this Website at any time and without notice or liability. Please check the Website regularly for changes.

This Website is for personal, non-commercial use only. You are not allowed to modify, adapt, copy, distribute, transmit, display, reproduce, publish, license, incorporate in other works (whether electronic or not), transfer, or sell any information, software, products or services found on or obtained from the Website. No license, copyright or other intellectual property right of Habitat Hotels & Apartments is granted to you.

Your use of the Website is conducted electronically and you agree that we may communicate with you electronically for all aspects of your use of this Website.

Exclusions and Liability

Habitat Hotels & Apartments have compiled the information on this Website for customers and prospective customers. The information, material and software algorithms contained in this Website or that can be downloaded from this Website, including any text, graphics and hyperlinks are provided on an “as is” basis without any warranties.

It is the responsibly of the User to protect their computer systems from computer viruses and other harmful websites by using a firewall and up-to-date anti-virus software. It is also recommended that User’s data is regularly backed up.

These Terms of Use do not exclude the User’s rights to the Applicable Law. Habitat Hotels & Apartments will not be liable for any direct, indirect, exemplary, punitive, special, incidental or consequential damages, or damages for loss of profits, business, use, bargain or goodwill, loss or corruption of data, or loss of savings, resulting from, or in any way connected to, the use of or access to, or inability to use or access the Website or any information presented on the Website or any goods or services provided through the Website as permitted by any Applicable Law.


This Website may contain trademarks, patents, technologies, products, processes or other intellectual property rights of Habitat Hotels & Apartments and/or other third parties, or references to the same. No license, interest or right to or in any such trademarks, patents, technologies, products, processes and other intellectual property rights of Habitat Hotels & Apartments and/or other third parties is granted to or conferred upon you. Exception to this is for a personal and non-commercial use only. It is prohibited to reproduce any of the contents of this Website, without the express written consent of Habitat Hotels & Apartments or unless expressly authorised by Applicable Law.

User Data Protection

You acknowledge that all information that Users submit when using the Website is true and accurate.

You acknowledge that Habitat Hotels & Apartments may use information provided through your use of the Website as outlined in our Privacy Policy.

Hyperlinked Websites

The Website may contain hyperlinks which may enable you to leave the Website. Your linking to any websites is at your sole risk and subject to the terms and conditions of those sites.

In addition, you agree not to link your websites or any other third party website to the Website without the express prior written consent of Habitat Hotels & Apartments.

Unlawful or Prohibited Use

As a condition of your use of this Website, you warrant to Habitat Hotels & Apartments that you will not use this Website for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these terms, conditions, and notices. Without limitation to the foregoing paragraph, Users must not:

  • Use the Website for any purpose in violation of any Applicable Laws
  • Impersonate any person, entity or corporation, or pose as a fictitious person or entity.
  • Submit any content when using the Website that:
    • is unlawful, threatening, abusive, invasive of another’s privacy, obscene, hateful, racist or otherwise offensive to any other person or entity
    • contains any forms of unsanctioned solicitation, including, without limitation, junk mail, spam, chain letters, or any unsolicited mass distribution of e-mail
  • talk, harass, defame, slander or otherwise harm others.
  • Distribute viruses, corrupted files, or any other similar programs or software.
  • Collect, store or use personal data about other Users of the Website for any purpose.


You agree to indemnify Habitat Hotels & Apartments from and against all claims, actions or demands, and associated damages, liabilities, and settlements, including, without limitation, reasonable legal and accounting fees, arising in connection with or resulting from your breach of these Terms and Conditions.

Governing Law

These Terms and Conditions are governed exclusively by New Zealand law. Any disagreement or litigation resulting from the context described in the present terms and conditions that cannot be resolved out-of-court will be handled by courts in the jurisdiction of Wellington.


User – any person using this Website

Applicable Law – any law, rules or regulations of any country

Website – Habitat Hotels & Apartments website and Hotel DeBrett website


This Policy was last updated 27 July 2023

User Generated Content Terms and Conditions

Hotel DeBrett may seek permission from social media users to feature their content on our website, social channels, and various promotional materials.

If you would like to allow us to use the requested User Content (defined below), please do so by responding to our request with the hashtag #agreeHDB.

By accepting our request, you are allowing us to upload the identified posts, photographs, videos, text and audio from your social media site(s) posted by you (User Content).

If your User Content is selected by Hotel DeBrett, it may be displayed or appear on our social media pages, company’s website or in other marketing, promotions or advertising.

It is our choice whether we choose to use your User Content or not and we have no obligation to use your User Content.  We may decide to remove or stop using any User Content at any time, for any reason.

By accepting our request, you hereby grant us royalty-free, worldwide, perpetual, binding, fully sublicense and non-exclusive licence to use, copy, change, alter, edit, publish, create derivative works from, make available and display any content (or any part of the content), including any social media identifier, profile picture, or other information provided by you, for any business related purposes.

You grant us the right to use your username, real name, image, location or any other identifying information, in connection with any use of your User Content.

User Content does not imply our endorsement of or any affiliation with you.

For more information about our Privacy Policy, please refer to our documentation featured on this website.

By making or agreeing to provide your content, you promise the following:

  • that you are 18 years or older;
  • that if children are depicted in the User Content, you are the parent/guardian with legal responsibility of any minors depicted in the content;
  • that you own or otherwise control the rights to your User Content and all elements within;
  • that you have the rights from any third parties appearing in such User Content to use their names, images or likenesses and any other third party-owned elements as necessary;
  • that your content does not infringe or violate the rights of any third parties, including, but not limited to, intellectual property rights, copyrights, trademarks, rights of publicity/privacy, patent, trade secret or confidentiality obligations.
  • the content is your own original creation, you did not take the photo from another website, social media posting or elsewhere, and your User Content does not contain anything that violates the rights of any person or entity.

You may request that we remove your User Content, and in such an event please email We will take reasonable steps to delete your User Content, but you acknowledge that we may be unable to fully delete all of your User Content, particularly content posted to third party websites.

We reserve the right to retain copies of content as necessary for legal or compliance purposes.

You agree to hold harmless and release Hotel DeBrett, along with its directors, employees, agents and licensees, from any and all claims, demands, or causes of action that you or your heirs, representatives, executors, administrators, or any other persons acting on your behalf or may have, whether now or in the future, relating to the use of your User Content, including without limitation, any claims of slander, invasion of privacy, rights of publicity or copyright, or any other right you may have.

We reserve the right to amend these terms and conditions at any time.

Such amendments shall be effective at the date of posting.

If you have any questions or complaints regarding these terms and conditions or any requests concerning your personal information, please contact us by email

Hotel DeBrett Member Discount

Please read the following terms and conditions carefully before availing the accommodation member discount offer online. By participating in this offer, you agree to be bound by these terms and conditions:


This offer is available exclusively to registered members of the accommodation provider’s membership programme.

Offer Validity

The offer is valid for bookings made through this official website of the accommodation provider.

The offer is subject to availability and may be limited to specific room types and dates.

Discount Details

The discount percentage or amount will be clearly specified at the time of booking. This will be a minimum of 15% off our best available online prices.

Booking and Stay Period

The offer is valid for bookings made within the specified promotional period.

The stay period must be within the offer’s validity dates. Bookings made for dates beyond the validity period will not be eligible for the discount.

Usage Limitations

The discount is non-transferable and cannot be combined with any other promotions, discounts, or offers unless expressly stated.

Cancellation and Modification

Cancellation and modification policies for bookings made under this offer will be as per our specified standard terms and conditions.

In case of cancellation or modification, the discount may not be applicable to the modified booking or any subsequent booking.

Marketing and Communications

We may from time to time send marketing communications regarding the property and its services and promotions. Should you wish to not receive any of these communications, you may opt out at the time of check in or unsubscribe at any time to these communications electronically.

Offer Changes and Termination

The accommodation provider reserves the right to modify or terminate the offer at any time without prior notice.

Any changes or termination will not affect bookings made before the offer’s modification or termination date.


The accommodation provider is not responsible for any technical issues, errors, or malfunctions that may affect the availability or use of the offer.

By participating in the accommodation member discount offer, you acknowledge that you have read, understood, and agreed to these terms and conditions. For any enquiries or clarifications, please contact our reservations team at

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