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The Esplanade Hotel

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped in for lunch on Sunday and while the food was good the service was poor. It took nearly 1.5hrs to receive our meals and even took 25mins to receive our drinks. It didn't seem that busy so that is no excuseMore

Thank jim f
Response from Front Office M, Manager at The Esplanade HotelResponded 6 days ago

Many thanks for your review and profuse apologies. At a point at lunchtime our kitchen printer failed. This meant your order did not get transmitted to the kitchen. It did take a while to be picked up and it seems was only an intermittent failure....More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We had done the bus tours around Auckland and got the ferry return thrown in so went thinking we would pass a couple of hours in devonport. We got off the boat and fancied and bite to eat and a drink so being Brits we...More

Thank tonyc
Response from Front Office M, Manager at The Esplanade HotelResponded 6 days ago

Many thanks for your kind review. I hope you enjoy the rest of your holiday.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Straight off the ferry, great location to watch the world go by. Great welcome the waiter was very friendly and helpful. Had the chefs platter, just what we needed, great selection of cheeses, cold meats, fries and fish goujons. lovely food! Yum!

Thank Ro B
Response from Front Office M, Manager at The Esplanade HotelResponded 6 days ago

Many thanks for your kind review. I hope you enjoy the rest of your holiday.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We spent a week staying in the Espladade Hotel and although the hotel is not in perfect condition, it didn't matter at all. It was very comfortable, clean and the staff were absolutely marvellous. The meals were great too. A home away from home. The...More

Thank David G
Response from Front Office M, Manager at The Esplanade HotelResponded 6 days ago

Many thanks for your kind review. I hope you enjoy the rest of your holiday. Yes this is a Category A heritage building and over 115 years old, before cars. But even the stables have been removed in the 1990s.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After a wonderfull wander through the streets of Devonport, full of quaint shops and eating places, with stunning properties, mainly wooden built with iron filigree features, in the residential areas, we stopped off at the Esplanade for afternoon tea. We chose to sit al fresco...More

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Response from Front Office M, Manager at The Esplanade HotelResponded 6 days ago

Many thanks for your kind review. I hope you enjoy the rest of your holiday. Yes this is a Category A heritage building and over 115 years old.

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Response from DeRiz | Reviewed this property |
There is a bus you can get from the airport to downtown Auckland pier very cheaply - runs 24 hours a day, needs no reservation, fabulous - I have used it, and only 18 NZD. Read about it @ skybus. Then you can take a short... More
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Judydub
18 June 2016|
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Response from Adrienne_sail | Reviewed this property |
Yes it will be fine October can be quite chilly especially in the evening, unlikely you would want a/c at all
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"Rooms with a harbor view are nice!"
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"Get a room that faces the rear of the hotel, although the area is generally quiet at night."
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"Rooms with views also have the street noise."
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"Get a room with a view of Auckland."
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