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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
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Baden, Switzerland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We couldn't find a better place to spend two nights in Auckland to visit the city. The location is excellent, very close to the green bus line around the city center, but still in a quiet place to sleep well during the night. Sally and Gerry manage to make their guests feel at home, offering delicious breakfasts and useful advise... More

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Sally and Gerry could not have been more helpful in helping us get started on our trip. Accommodated an early arrival, helped us plan a tour of Aukland, gave us tips for our stops throughout the country, and made us feel genuinely welcomed from minute one. Great location for walking tours of Aukland. Will stay there again...

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great stay for two days at beginning of trip to NZ. Convenient for downtown but quiet at night. Good cheap bus service within 2 minutes walk. Sally and Gerry are great hosts and the room was first rate and sufficiently unusual to be interesting and a relief from standard bland hotel rooms, whilst still providing all mod cons. Highly recommended.

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Perth
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A terrific home base for time in and around Auckland. Great hosts, lovely quiet rooms in a brilliant location. Gerry and Sally have perfected the home away from home at the Great Ponsonby. Will stay again when next in Auckland.

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Sydney, Australia
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84 reviews 84 reviews
14 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great Bed and Breakfast hotel in a very central location. The owners are so welcoming, it's rather like staying with friends, but they've perfected the art of being friendly without being overwhelming. My room had everything I could possibly need - it was light and airy with its own little veranda containing a table and two chairs;... More

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

Kia ora, Thank you for such a fantastic, detailed review. We're thrilled you enjoyed your time with us and are happy to know that the room, the breakfast and the service was all to your linking. Uncle is such a lovely person and he'll make anyone's airport transfer absolutely stress free. The road you're thinking about is 'Franklin Road'. Elaborate... More

Keystone, Colorado
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56 reviews 56 reviews
13 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Two couples spent considerable time researching B&Bs for our month-long tour of New Zealand. Starting with the Great Ponsonby was a great introduction to NZ. Sally was most helpful in arranging for 'Uncle' to pick us up, for a fee, at the Auckland airport after a 13 hour flight from Los Angeles. This was a morning arrival, but fortunately our... More

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

Kia ora, We pride ourselves on our service and our breakfast so your kind words mean a lot. We hope you somehow managed to get some Manuka honey out of the country because it really is something special. If we put uncle's driver service on account, we have to charge a small fee to cover any losses if someone doesn't... More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we were very tired after the long flight form Europe and enjoyed very much the peaceful and relaxed atmosphere of the Great Ponsonby. Gerry and Sally gave us a warm welcome and plenty of useful information for our staying in New Zeland. The room was spacious and clean, the location perfect since Ponsoby is very near to the center and... More

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

Kia Ora Even though we're so close to such a bustling area, you can always relax at the Great Ponsonby. We hope you managed to enjoy your sleep, relaxed and made the place your own. We pride ourselves on our service so we're glad the information was of use. We hope the rest off your New Zealand trip was just... More

Vancouver, Canada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We could not have found a more perfect place to stay. This was a quiet charming boutique inn in a fabulous part of town. The staff was wonderful. The room was lovely. The nearly area was great for coffee shops, restaurants and shops. Will definitely be coming back.

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

Kia ora, We're thrilled you enjoyed your stay and thank you so much for the positive review. We love Ponsonby too and are glad the coffee, the shops and the restaurants were all right down your alley. We're glad you were able to make the most of our vibrant neighborhood. Next in New Zealand, come on back to the Great... More

Palmerston North, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

This gem had a lovely staff member for whom nothing was too much trouble from arrival to departure. The place was spotless, with a very comfortable bed and sheets. Masses of hot water and nice towels plus Eco shampoo and conditioner. Plenty of fresh milk, tea and coffee, although we did not like the organic tea. The weather was terrible... More

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

Kia ora Patrick, We're thrilled you enjoyed your time with us. We pride ourselves on our breakfast, so your kind words mean a lot. Sorry the organic tea didn't work out for you, we have many, many more you can try next time. The shops and the cafes really are what makes Ponsonby great. Next time you're in Auckland, be... More

Brighton, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

This place is beautiful and spotless, I have just had a perfect time staying there it just added a little something to my New Zealand trip I would highly recommend anyone to stay, great staff, service and décor.

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

Kia ora Rich, Thank you so much for the positive review and recommendation. We're glad you enjoyed your time at both the Great Ponsonby and in New Zealand. People really are what make the place great. Next time you're in New Zealand, be sure to stay with us again. Cheers, The Great Ponsonby Crew. 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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