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Great Ponsonby Arthotel

4.5 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   30 Ponsonby Terrace | Ponsonby, Auckland 1011, New Zealand
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Ranked #9 of 59 Auckland B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    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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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stay here whenever we go to Auckland. The rooms are great. Tastefully decorated with a Pasifika theme and always clean – giving the hotel a great ambiance. Good facilities in the rooms. This is a good location. On the city ring link or an easy walk to the Ponsonby scene, downtown or to the vibrant Auckland waterfront. Rooms are... More

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Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Thank you for a wonderful stay at your delightful hotel. You really did offer us the whole package for six nights. Our studio was spacious, comfortable, warm and beautifully decorated. Breakfast was a highlight, just delicious. The best part for us was being able to have our dog stay too. It was fabulous being just a stones throw from Ponsonby... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is clean, beautiful and reasonably priced (gotta take care of the basics, right?) AND you are likely to come away knowing more than when you went in! The relaxed and friendly hosts are very knowledgeable about the area and its history, but also about NZ history, culture and politics in general.
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed 2 nights at this small hotel and had a great weekend in clean tidy rooms with friendly helpful staff. Also just a short walk to an amazing array of shops and restaurants. There was easy parking at the hotel and plenty of room for our luggage in the room.

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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited with a friend from overseas who found this a relaxing sojourn after a long flight. Lovely owners - easy to deal with and no problem with a very early (late morning) check-in. The place appears to be an old Victorian villa but with a Pacific theme - lots of regional artwork around the walls. Room large with a... More

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

Wow! What a find. A haven of peace and tranquility just a stone's throw from the buzz of Ponsonby Road and a short walk to the city centre. Great food, great service and well appointed, comfortable rooms. The hosts, Sally and Gerry, go 100% plus to ensure you have all the information you need to make your stay in Auckland... More

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Novi Sad, Serbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have just spent two wonderful weeks at the Great Art Ponsoby Hotel and I highly recomended it. Gerry and Selly were very friendly and helpful, I felt like I am at home. Garden suites at Ponsoby Art Hotel are very clean, private and quiet. Hotel is located in Ponsonby, vibrant and vivid area, but in a quiet street, so... More

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20 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

While I wouldn't really rate this as a luxury hotel, we did really enjoy our stay. It would be like returning to see old friends. Nice room, we had a garden suite, I probably wouldn't like a basic room in the main house, but we were shown the Penthouse, and would consider that. We love dogs, and enjoyed meeting another... More

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

Kia ora Jarox, Thank you for your positive review. We’re glad that you found our palm garden suites private and homely, and that you liked our pet-friendly atmosphere. Often future guests let us know if they’re not keen on dogs, and we do everything possible to accommodate them. Thank you for your kind comments about Uncle, he really is a... More

Hamilton, New Zealand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

This Hotel is a Hotel but not your normal Hotel. Lovely properties set in amongst mediterranean gardens, all units cleverly separated for extra privacy. Extremely comfortable, with tables and chairs outside each unit. Large spacious rooms. The exrtra's available make this place amazing. Full size bottles of eco friendly shampoo and conditioner, the fridge is really well stocked with all... More

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

Kia ora Nat-NZ, Thank you for such an awesome review, your words could be an advertisement for us! We are pleased that you had such a wonderful time here. We hope you bought some great things from along Ponsonby Road. Please stay again sometime soon. More

Tauranga, New Zealand
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

We just spent two wonderful nights at the Great Ponsonby Arthotel. Highly recommended on all counts. We had a lovely room, tastefully decorated with all the facilities we could have wished for. As we had our dog with us, the massive park which backs onto the property, was also a nice bonus. Excellent breakfast choices, lovely accommodating staff. First rate!

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

Kia ora Dave, Thank you for posting such a great review. We’re glad that you, Sarah and your gorgeous little dog had a wonderful stay. Please come and visit sometime soon. 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*
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Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Wheelchair access
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Relax in a quiet, heritage, 1890's villa in the middle of cosmopolitan Auckland, just 2 minutes stroll to Ponsonby's vibrant cafes, restaurants and galleries. Fifteen minutes by eco bus, five minutes by taxi to the waterfront or a 30 minute amble through Ponsonby's interesting streets. Close to Eden Park, the Zoo and all main attractions. Qualmark 4 star+ and Enviro Gold. Breakfasts are legendary. They are cooked to order, not just left in your fridge the night before. This is a place to have fun & meet other guests.Free, unlimited wifi throughout hotel, ipod docks, all sky channels in your room. ... more   less 
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