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Great Ponsonby Arthotel

4.5 of 5 30 Ponsonby Terrace | Ponsonby, Auckland 1011, New Zealand
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Melbourne, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My travelling companion and I stayed at the Great Ponsonby ArtHotel on the last night of our two week stay in New Zealand before heading back to Melbourne. it was just what we needed after two weeks in the glorious NZ bush, a little bit of luxury at an affordable price, but with way more character than your standard hotel.... More 

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3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed on our last night in New Zealand after traveling for 15 days and it was a delightful experience. The staff is very accommodating and friendly and they make sure that you have everything you need. The breakfast was delicious and there were so many choices that it was hard to walk away from the table. Truly a delightful... More 

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Vancouver, Washington
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice place to stay. Great location. Clean, comfortable and friendly. Delicious breakfast. You won't go away hungry. The entire staff is ultra-friendly. Parking right in front. Bus around the corner. Shops and cafe's 2 blocks away. Can walk to town if the weather is nice and you have good walking shoes.

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San Francisco, California, United States
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sally and Gerry were quite accommodating for our arrival time on New Years Eve, 2014 and invited us to view the fireworks with the rest of the guests. We had a delicious breakfast in the dining room and one at the bedside. Quite the variation in food options. We were upgraded to a lovely suit with a tub and separate... More 

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Burlington, VT
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3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My new "best" B & B! Just finished a delicious cook to order breakfast on top of fresh fruit, crumpets with homemade jam, endless pot of tea, and many more choices I'm too stuffed to try. Saved my banana bread for morning tea later. Our cosey suite with hug bay window out to the patio has a tiny kitchenette, large... More 

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Frankfurt, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had been travelling around NZ for almost 1 month, staying at more than 20 different motels and B&Bs. Even though we had found out for ourselves that we preferred motels to B&Bs we would definitely book the Great Ponsonby again! Location is perfect - close to the center (it's only a 30 minute walk to the wharf). The house... More 

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

Kia ora, "Absolutely fantastic" - more like an absolutely fantastic review. We're thrilled you enjoyed your stay with us. During the December period, Ponsonby becomes a christmas haven; we hope you managed to explore the various restaurants, see the Franklin Road lights and experience the christmas flare. A great deal of energy has gone into the B&B, so yes, every... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Only had the pleasure to stay one night, and it was the first night after a very very long day so the priority for a hot shower and comfortable bed with high. The Ponsonby did not disappoint. Kirsty (hopefully spelling is correct) met us with a warm smile and very helpful advice as to the best places to eat. Ponsonby... More 

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

Kia ora Zoe, Thank you for the positive review. We will pass the message along to Kirsty; she'll surely appreciate it. We pride ourselves on our breakfasts; we make sure to source the best local ingredients, so your kind words go a long way. The various verandahs are always a good place to relax and soak up the warm summer... More 

Wellington, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a gem this little Arthouse hotel is. Located a stone's throw from busy, bustling trendy Ponsonby Road the GPA represents an oasis of calm with beautifully appointed rooms, fine linen, fab Pacific themed art on the walls, exquisite toiletries in the bathrooms and current mags on the bedside table. If you seek the company of others - there is... More 

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

Kia ora Joan, What a wonderful review; it means a lot. It seems you've found the essence of what the Great Ponsonby stands for, and we're thrilled you enjoyed your stay. We try to keep the place fully stocked with the most recent books, CDs, magazines and NZ film so the guests can experience New Zealand in its entirety. Both... More 

Wellington, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What can I say? The Great Ponsonby Arthotel is a jewel in Auckland's crown. Beautifully appointed, it has been decorated with great taste - a Pacific art theme enlivened by an eclectic and idiosyncratic aesthetic. Sally and Gerry are entertaining and caring hosts. They made us feel welcome with great suggestions for things to see and do. Their breakfasts are... More 

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

Kia ora, "Perfection in Ponsonby" - the perfect review. We really appreciate all the kind words. The place is decorated with the South Pacific in mind; it's always nice when people recognise this. We've been perfecting the art of great breakfast making, so your kind words mean a lot. We have an emphasis on local, using both local products and... More 

Hamburg, Deutschland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First of all, Ponsonby is a really nice area of Auckland to stay at. Nice little shops and great Restaurants. The walk Downtown takes about 15-20 Minutes. You can also take a Bus. The Hosts and their staff is very helpful no matter what time you arrive. The seem to be very flexible. The Hotel ist bigger than a classical... More 

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

Kia ora, A place is not complete if it isn't made with love. Thank you for taking the time to write this review; it's much appreciated. Ponsonby is great, we love it and we're glad you did too. We're always happy to accommodate guests and their requests. We're sorry that you found the rooms a bit aged, but are thrilled... More 

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

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