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The Esplanade Hotel

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1 Victoria Road, Devonport 744, New Zealand
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Ranked #1 of 2 hotels in Devonport
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014
4SherylH Ngaruawahia, New Zealand
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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English first
Ngaruawahia, New Zealand
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

A great break away, elegant hotel, historic for our young country. Welcoming staff. Fantastic food and wine. I loved looking out the window at everything that was going on, the sea the Auckland docks and Devonport itself.

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Oakland, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

This is the 100 percent location if you want fast access to Auckland without the hassle, noise etc of a city. We loved staying in Devonport and we did so for 5 days at the beginning and 2 days at the end of our month-long New Zealand trip. This hotel is located just steps from the ferry terminal, with a... More

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Andrew v, Manager at The Esplanade Hotel, responded to this review

I appreciate that as our guests they recognised the location of our hotel as being in an ideal spot for getting around Auckland. Great comment thank you. The rates offered to the guests were the lowest we have ever charged, and they are correct in suggesting that they got a good deal. Our best rooms are rarely available at heavily... More

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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111 reviews 111 reviews
58 hotel reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

We stayed here for my wife's birthday. I wanted something special, more than a 'regular' hotel room. Looking online The Esplanade Hotel appeared to fit my requirement for something with charm and elegance and suitable for a special overnight. We were allocated a room on the second floor with windows that looked up and down the Waitamata Harbour. It looked... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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67 reviews 67 reviews
18 hotel reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

This is an elegant old style hotel right in Devonport close to the ferry terminal where you catch the ferry over to Auckland which takes about 15 minutes. We thoroughly enjoyed our two night stay over Easter and found the staff to be very helpful. The kingsize bed was perfect for my bad back and there was a very large... More

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 via mobile

The worst hotel experience ever, stayed here 10 years ago and loved it, so decided to come back and booked the penthouse suite, arrived and found peeling wallpaper, black mould growing on wallpaper, mushrooms growing out of the headboard of the bed, yes you heard we right, mushrooms, hairs in the spa bath, lots of hairs, ants a toilet that... More

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Andrew v, Manager at The Esplanade Hotel, responded to this review

It is unfortunate that the reviewer in this case has highlighted issues that no other guests appear to have experienced. The Esplanade Hotel is located in a heritage building, part of its charm and appeal to many. We have a team of quality housekeepers, working at the hotel who are committed to their work, and our guests. However, in this... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Excellent place to stay for a romantic getaway. Lovely area of old town character by the Devonport harbour. Hotel itself is beautiful/historical, quiet and peaceful, perfect for a relaxed weekend away. Close to shops and great restaurants/cafes, few art galleries and bookstores, even a ferry ride to Auckland city.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Fantastic experience directly across the road from Devonport ferry terminal and offers great surroundings to see the Auckland skyline view. It was a Monday night which did mean we needed to take a very brief walk just out the main entrance to a variety of well priced and suitable restaurants. The Esplanade Hotel is uniquely charming and the staff are... More

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Sligo, Ireland
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Thank you to Margaret for helping me arrange my families accommodation and for organising a graduation card. Living abroad its hard to do everything and i left evetything to the last minute but this hotel delivered all my requests I found this staff extremely helpful & considerate. My family most of all loved the service & rooms and the wonderful... More

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Canberra, Australia
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

The Esplanade Hotel is opposite the ferry terminial from Auckland to Devonport. It has a great history which is displayed all around the walls. The hotel is quite unique and the service and menu were excellent.

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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

It is extremely well located near the ferry terminal in Devonport which is a delightful place, with plenty of shops and restaurants and a pleasant refuge from the city, which is still only 10 minutes away. We had a large room at the front with harbour/city views. The hotel is a bit "tired" but does have character. Parking is not... More

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Address: 1 Victoria Road, Devonport 744, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland Region > Devonport
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Esplanade Hotel 4*
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Esplanade Hotel Auckland
The Esplanade Hotel Devonport, New Zealand - Auckland

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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 
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