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Red Monkey Ponsonby Manor

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229 Ponsonby Road, Auckland, New Zealand
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Blenheim, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

I wasn't sure what to expect when someone else chose, booked (and paid for!) my room at Ponsonby Manor for a recent business overnighter to Auckland. As it turned out, however, I doubt we could have done better for price, comfort, convenience and location. As others have observed, the Manor itself is a lovely historic building with loads of charm... More 

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Jill B, Manager at Red Monkey Ponsonby Manor, responded to this review

Thank you for your helpful comments on making the Manor even more suitable for business guests. We do have full length mirrors that can be put in rooms when required, I should have offered you one - my apologies. We do supply make up remover in a tube rather than towelettes and will now always make sure there are tissues... More 

Sydney
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40 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Ponsonby Manor has parking next door, is minutes walk from several very good cafes (picking one for breakfast was a real challenge, so many were appealing) and within walking distance of the city centre. Owner, Jill was warm and helpful and keeps the elegant interior and exterior in very good condition. We had the penthouse with the fine cityscape from... More 

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Jill B, Manager at Red Monkey Ponsonby Manor, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive review after your stay with us at The Ponsonby Manor. I must confess that I am not the owner of the manor. I am very proud to manage the house for the owners who spent a year restoring it from a sad and rather dilapidated old boarding house to the lovely guesthouse it is today.... More 

Queenstown, Otago, New Zealand
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

On a recent trip to Auckland we decided that we would prefer not to stay in the city and so looked for accommodation options around the Ponsonby area. We came across Ponsonby Manor on Trip Advisor and was very impressed with the reviews and style of the manor. Our experience of the manor and Jill, the manager, were even more... More 

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Dayboro, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Never having visited Ponsonby and with a hire car we wanted somewhere close to the city with easy parking... not only did we get this but the room although a little small in the bathroom area was very clean and well presented. The ambience of the Manor House could only be topped by the helpfulness of Jill the Manager who... More 

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Amsterdam
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47 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

This place is a must if you stay in Auckland. Try to get the penthouse (most magnificent view of Auckland), otherwise the other rooms are comfortable as well. We stayed 4 nights at the Penthouse to start our NZ holiday and came back for the last two nights, before returning to Amsterdam. Jill is an excellent host and we really... More 

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Musselburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

we used this hotel as our base for a months holiday whilst travelling and visiting family in n.z.and i have got to say we could not have had a better service,the bedrooms we stayed in were all in excellent order very clean and beautifully decorated to a very high standard and when you include the fact that you can rely... More 

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Jill B, Manager at Red Monkey Ponsonby Manor, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind remarks and I must say how much we enjoyed having your family stay. What a memorable Hogmanay you gave us complete with handsome Scotsman in clan tartan kilt, Haggis and some beautiful Scottish whiskey to toast the New Year in ! I know 2015 is going to be a memorable year after a start like... More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

The Ponsonby Manor is truly a delight to stay in. It is beautifully restored and furnished throughout, giving the feel that you have entered a really nice home in the heart of Ponsonby. The house has the feeling of history and stability, yet all the quality aspects of a great hotel. I had a kitchenette, ensuite, sofa, desk and beautiful... More 

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Jill B, Manager at Red Monkey Ponsonby Manor, responded to this review

When New Zealanders come to stay and appreciate the amenities and atmosphere here at The Ponsonby Manor, I know we are doing a good job after all your toughest critics are always going to be your own family ! More 

Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

I dont write reviews often but i had to log in to write this. We loved it here. The guest house is located on an old mansion with generous rooms and a beatiful rose garden. It has been conpletely renovated. Our double room had a fire place, sofa, table, sink with fridge, tea making facilities and an annex with bunk... More 

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Jill B, Manager at Red Monkey Ponsonby Manor, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review for the Ponsonby Manor and letting people know what a great location Ponsonby is for exploring Auckland. As the manger I feel I am so lucky to be meeting great people from all around the world when they come to New Zealand. Making the Manor welcoming and a great place... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Really nice place! Top Service, very calm and friendly environment! The room was pretty clean and the common kitchen as well. And a very nice garden to do a barbecue! Close to the city. 15 minutes walk or 5 minutes by bus. Ponsonby is a very nice citypart!

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Hastings, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

We stayed again at the Manor this week end, very welcoming, spotlessly clean, well appointed rooms,lovely gardens, handy to everything, this is now our prefered accomodation in Auckland, Thank you Jill

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Jill B, Manager at Red Monkey Ponsonby Manor, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. It was lovely to see old guests come back to the Manor again. It makes me feel we are achieving our main goal of providing a truly welcoming place for people to stay while in Auckland. More 

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