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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 2 days ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 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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Melbourne, Australia
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66 reviews 66 reviews
18 hotel reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is such an elegant historic building which I have always wanted to stay in. Finally I stayed here for 2 nights in a sunroom with a stunning view of the city and harbour. I had two girlfriends stay the first night in preparation for my wedding day. Murat the concierge was uber-helpful and could not do enough for us.... More

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Sydney, Australia
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4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

Booked Standard Harbour view room mid January for stay end of Feb for my husbands birthday.; No Harbourview, back of houses. Told no other room available. Left standing outside front door at 10.45pm no sign of anyone to let us in, no sign on door or bell, security man finally appeared after 15mins of banging on door. Big room, no... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

The Esplanade is in a fabulous spot in the best suburb of Auckland. Devonport is great beachside town, only a short ferry ride from the CBD. The hotel is a bit tired, but the character and the location more than make up for it. Well worth a visit.

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Also Known As:
Esplanade Hotel Auckland
The Esplanade Hotel Devonport, New Zealand - Auckland
Address: 1 Victoria Road, Devonport 744, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland Region > Devonport
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites
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Ranked #1 of 2 hotels in Devonport
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Esplanade Hotel 4*
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 
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