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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
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Melbourne, Australia
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64 reviews 64 reviews
22 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I'd had high expectations from the excellent reviews in TripAdvisor, but didn't experience any of the charm and attention others apparently received from the staff. Apart from an efficient young woman who welcomed us on arrival, we felt invisible. One feature of all the other places we stayed at was that the managers went out of their way to volunteer... More 

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Apple Valley, Minnesota
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We arrived a little before 7:30 AM, the B&B was still closed our driver had a key and let us in. When the owners arrived they said they were late and needed to get breakfast started for the other guests. We had been traveling all night and knew our room would not be ready they did kind of coax us... More 

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London, United Kingdom
16 reviews 16 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed here for the first two nights of our honeymoon last November and it was wonderful. They very kindly upgraded our room, we were given a really great welcome when we arrived (which included being shown the key areas of Auckland on a map and where we might like to go for food etc...) - the staff and owners... More 

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Armonk, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Lovely big room. Friendly service from all the staff. Excellent breakfasts 5 mins walk to some of the best restaurants in auckland. Laundry for $10 a bag ! 15 mins on the green circular bus right to down town.

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North Ferriby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We didn't know Auckland but managed to find this a fabulous place to stay. We were greeted warmly with advice on what to do during our visit. The room was large and comfortable, Breakfasts to die for and the location excellent for transport links, shopping and excellent restaurants. An excellent Kiwi experience.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

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

Hi Liz, it was a pleasure having you both here, and definitely a well-earned rest at the end of your trip! We aim to make your stay as comfortable as possible with whatever information and help you need and hope you felt this was the case. We are also very proud of our colourful little place here and are glad... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

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

Hello Ron, thank you so much for such a great review, it means a lot. A fair few of our guests are here on the last nights of their stay in New Zealand before flying out and we do our best to make it a relaxing and enjoyable end to the trip. Please keep us in mind if you ever... More 

Vancouver, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

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

Thank you Jon for your great feedback! Many guests find the location here is perfect, with Ponsonby Rd and the city centre so close, and our super friendly staff are always happy to help. We hope to see you here again! Cheers, the Great Ponsonby team More 

San Francisco, California, United States
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

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

Amanda, thank you so much for your feedback. It is always good to hear we have left such a good impression. We do our best to accommodate everyone, whatever their needs, and were happy to help you enjoy your New Year's Eve here. Hopefully we will see you again! Cheers, The Great Ponsonby crew More 

Burlington, VT
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

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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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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Also Known As:
Great Ponsonby Arthotel Hotel Auckland Central
Great Ponsonby Arthotel Auckland, New Zealand

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