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Ponsonby House

8 Douglas St | Ponsonby, Auckland 1021, New Zealand
Ponsonby House
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Seattle
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

No worries; there are no doilies here. Simple lines, quality furnishings, most notably the bed linens. Friendly, genuine hosts. Ideal location off interesting Ponsonby Road. Walk the other direction for high quality "in" coffee spot.

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Cambridge
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

Friendly hosts made us feel very comfortable. Everything about the room is very pleasant, relaxing and extremely clean.. Location is excellent for Ponsonby shopping and restaurants. We will be back hopefully for a longer visit.

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Camas, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

We stayed 3 nights in the Earl Grey room. Lovely large, room (spotlessly clean!) with beautiful furnishings and the most comfortable bed of any B&B we've stayed in. The breakfast each morning served in our room was fantastic -- croissants, fruit, cheese, cereal, juice, coffee & tea -- always delicious. Our hosts were so friendly & personable. Bernadette always had... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Stayed two nights in the ‘Earl Grey’ room at Ponsonby House on friend’s recommendation. What a stunner! The quality of the carpet tells you a lot about a place and this place has a fabulous carpet. Our room was large with a sofa and table to sit and enjoy the hot croissants and fresh fruit for breakfast. Small kitchenette with... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

I needed a place to stay on very short notice, and pot-lucked the suggestion of Ponsonby House from another place which was full. I called Ponsonby House and Bernadette took my call, and cheerily told me she had a room due to a cancellation. As everything was booked out all through Auckland (a huge football tournament was on), I took... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014 via mobile

Lovely b&b on quiet street. Lots of good restaurants nearby. Good public transit, too. Bernadette was very caring - she waited all morning for my delayed suitcase to arrive! We highly recommend Ponsonby House.

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Washington, DC suburbs
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

We chose Ponsonby house because of its location, and that worked well. It is close to the Inner Loop busline and that allowed us to leave our car and not have to deal with Auckland traffic and parking. Our hosts were very nice. They parked their car on the street so we'd have a space to park when we arrived.... More 

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hertford
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

We stayed here for 2 nights recently and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. It was clean and comfortable and we really liked the area. It was on the bus route but we enjoyed the walk down to the Skytower and other attractions and back up again. Very convenient. It was well situated for an evening stroll or meal in Ponsonby Road... More 

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Wellington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

I'm a bit torn writing this review. I wouldn't disagree with any of the other reviewers per se, but perhaps how I feel about Ponsonby House is the downside of online reviews and a website that markets well (my expectations were high after reading only positive things, and people who've had just a 'meh' experience like ours usually don't bother... More 

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Oxford
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

I made a return visit to Ponsonby House recently and enjoyed it as much as ever. My room was lovely, and Jonathan and Bernadette were of course the perfect hosts. They, along with the charm of the property, make Ponsonby House very special.

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