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The Esplanade Hotel

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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
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Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

Take the Victoria Suite and enjoy the separate lounge and balcony overlooking the harbour. A home-away-from-home feel, the staff are friendly, the suite comfortable (big couches and TV and tables), the bathroom big and airy, all the windows open and there is a big balcony. The restaurant and bar downstairs are friendly and the food good. Great little getaway spot,...

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Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Esplanade Hotel has the best position in Devonport, 200 yards from the ferry terminal and with a magnificent view across the harbour to the central city of Auckland. You are made to feel "at home" by the helpful staff and the decor which is so appropriate for a hotel over a hundred years old. The rooms are comfortable with...

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Whangaparaoa, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 week ago

My sister and I took our elderly parents out for their Wedding Anniversary; we chose Devonport because it's where they started off their married life, dad being a Navy man. A friend had suggested High Tea at The Esplanade. The whole experience was delightful. We were greeted warmly and seated at a table with a lovely harbour outlook. Coffees and...

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Rotorua, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 week ago

Booked the Romance and relax option for an awesome stay at the hotel !!! It included a night in a large luxury room with king bed and an amazing 2 course dinner and beautiful cooked breakfast and coffee + late 12pm check out. Great stay great staff awesome experience! Cheers !!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you want to be within easy access to the CBD then this is perfect with the ferry across the road. If you want a modern hotel with all the mod cons then don't come here. If you want a beautiful old building that is decorated in keeping and beautiful food and friendly staff then this is the place. Very...

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Columbia, Maryland
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were finding very limited and very expensive hotel options in downtown Auckland so we tried The Esplanade Hotel. Getting there from the south was time consuming as Auckland traffic was much worse than expected. However, once there, visiting downtown Auckland was easy, taking the water taxi for NZ$6 round trip, probably far less than the cost of parking and...

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Fort Davis, Texas
Reviewed 20 March 2017

We stayed here twice, at the start of our trip to NZ and on the way back. This is an excellent hotel, the rooms are charming, beds are comfortable, there's an elevator to get your luggage upstairs.The bathrooms have been updated, so all the facilities are modern. You are away from the madness of the city, yet it is only...

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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Prior to our cruise ship departure from Auckland, we stayed two nights at The Esplanade Hotel in Devonport. It was a delight, and in my opinion, a much smarter option than the busy concrete choices in the CBD of Auckland. Our second floor room had a lovely terrace looking out to the park, was spacious, and had an updated bathroom....

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Carson City, Nevada
Reviewed 16 March 2017

When I first saw this hotel, I thought, "I sure wish we could go in that building and look around." When I discovered that my small travel group would be dining there, my wish came true. Only a short ferry ride from Aukland's dock area, The Esplanade is a 5 minute walk from the Devonport dock. You enter a true...

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Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 March 2017

After staying in Auckland city centre for two nights during our trip of New Zealand, on the return leg it was wonderful NOT to be in the city but to enjoy the wonderful view of it. The best thing about The Esplanade is definitely it's position. A short stroll across the road brings you to the ferry terminal pier and...

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Front Office M, Manager at The Esplanade Hotel, responded to this review

Many thanks for your kind review, which we appreciate. I am pleased you found our 'free' breakfast and coffee to your liking. Orange juice is readily available, although not included in the breakfast, and that should have been explained to you, I apologise if it wasn't. Thanks again, your comments help us improve.

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Esplanade Hotel offers Auckland boutique hotel accommodation, right on the waterfront in Devonport, Auckland, New Zealand. Nestled in the heart of Devonport village, just across the harbour from the heart of Auckland City, The Esplanade Hotel dominates the Devonport foreshore and enjoys unrivalled harbour and city views. This boutique hotel was built in 1903, has been elegantly restored and has a character and charm all of its own.It is only a ten-minute ferry ride to downtown Auckland, without the hassle of the inner city. After a busy day sight-seeing or on business, The Esplanade Hotel is a haven to escape to at the end of the day…sit back and relax in the bar or restaurants and watch the Auckland city lights and harbour activity. The Esplanade Hotel has seventeen rooms, all with ensuite bathrooms, including the luxurious Blake Suite and the two bedroom ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Esplanade Hotel

Address: 1 Victoria Road, Devonport 0624, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland Region > Devonport
Price Range: $144 - $569 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Esplanade Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 17
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“Almost all the rooms have great views”
jpantonm1931, 16 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Maybe ask for a room with good air circulation or possibly AC if they have it”
pmhoover, 30 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Room 219 has lovely views”
manchesterpammy2016, 6 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Can have rooms with a harbour view of Auckland city for an additional price”
462AndrewT, 1 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Didn't see the rooms, only experienced the food service”
Bligey, 26 Dec 2016 | Read review
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