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Croydon, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2013

We stayed here for 2 nights before the start of our months tour of New Zealand. Aggie welcomed us with a cup of tea and plenty of advice of where to eat in the area. The bedroom was perfect with a very comfortable bed. The breakfasts were some of the best we had during our trip. The eggs Benedict with... More 

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Reviewed 20 March 2013

We arrived at the great Ponsonby after 5 weeks of touring New Zealand. It felt a bit like coming home....warm, cozy, and a very caring staff. When we arrived we were offered coffee, tea or a glass of wine. Breakfasts were great with lots of choice. We were here for 3 days and sometimes we were just happy to sit... More 

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Sally J, Owner at Great Ponsonby Arthotel, responded to this review

It has certainly been a wonderful summer for sitting in the garden. Thank you for taking time to write your lovely review. You are right, if we are able to allow guests to keep their rooms we do. More 

alexandria, Virginia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 198 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2013

We stayed 2 nights at this B&B in the Green Room, which included a kitchenette with fridge, microwave, sink, 2 burners, tea kettle. The room included a sitting area with 2 steps down to the bedroom area. The room included robes (no slippers, handlotion, or tissues), soap, and shampoo. WiFi is included in the charges and there was a laptop... More 

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Bend, OR
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15 reviews
Reviewed 15 March 2013

The gracious generosity of our hosts Sally and Gerry as well as Holly and Aggie made our visit comfortable and fun. The breakfasts were exceptional. The location is perfect to explore the city and environs as well as local restaurants and entertainment. We liked the relaxed nature of the neighborhood while still having access to the bustling inner city. The... More 

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Thank Jaeger38
Melbourne
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Reviewed 14 March 2013

We arrived in Auckland late afternoon without any accommodation booked and found this place right in the heart of Ponsonby. An amazing character home renovated to include 'art' cottages that are spacious, well equipped and have some beautiful Pacifica art. Literally a couple of hundred metres from Ponsonby Road where there are great shops, bars, restaurants and art galleries. We... More 

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Thank VickiMelbourne
Waikanae, New Zealand
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 13 March 2013

We stayed 2 nights during the recent Auckland Arts Festival. Sally and Gerry were helpful and generous with suggestions and we had a great time. Our courtyard studio room was lovely, spacious and comfortable and we enjoyed the home-cooked breakfasts, though needed to head up to the Ponsonby cafes afterwards for a stronger brew of coffee. Ponsonby is a terrific... More 

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Thank Elizabeth K
Walnut Creek, California
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Reviewed 13 March 2013

Gerry, Sally and staff made us right at home. This was a great choice for us arriving on 6:30 AM local time flight. We were able to make arrangements to book our room for the night before, have a car pick us up at the airport, and move us into our room before anyone was stirring in the house. It... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 March 2013

We had one night at the Great Ponsonby and found it very much as others have written. It is quirky and charming with a great breakfast cooked to order. We had a front room which was not very big, but adequate with modern ensuite. Good quality toiletries are provided. Sally and Gerry are so cut out for this hosting business... More 

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Nottingham
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Reviewed 10 March 2013

We stayed here for one night before leaving New Zealand. We'd really looked forward to coming, as an expensive treat before going back to the UK. I guess we'd imagined that it would be exceptional having read many of the reviews. As it happens, the room we stayed in was very small and ordinary, a fact that the host commented... More 

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Thank JerryNottingham
Boston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 March 2013

My wife and I stayed with hosts Sally and Gerry and were completely satisfied with the experience. The room was well appointed, quiet, and very artful. The breakfast choices, endless and delicious. The staff was well trained and eager to help. Ponsonby is as easy location to be based. The hotel has parking and bus lines are very convenient. A... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Relax in a quiet, heritage, 1890's villa in the middle of cosmopolitan Auckland, just 2 minutes stroll to Ponsonby's vibrant cafes, restaurants and galleries. Fifteen minutes by eco bus, five minutes by taxi to the waterfront or a 30 minute amble through Ponsonby's interesting streets. Close to Eden Park, the Zoo and all main attractions. Qualmark 4 star+ and Enviro Gold. Breakfasts are legendary. They are cooked to order, not just left in your fridge the night before. This is a place to have fun & meet other guests.Free, unlimited wifi throughout hotel, ipod docks, all sky channels in your room. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Great Ponsonby Arthotel

Address: 30 Ponsonby Terrace | Ponsonby, Auckland 1011, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland Region > Auckland
Price Range: $242 - $395 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Great Ponsonby Arthotel 4.5*
Number of rooms: 10
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