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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 2 weeks ago
Patrick H Palmerston North, New Zealand
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  • Location
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  • 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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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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

Wellington
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks 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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Sally J, Owner at Great Ponsonby Arthotel, responded to this review

Kia ora Nick, Thank you for the kind words, we're glad you enjoyed your stay. We appreciate the feedback regarding the rooms especially the Pasifika decor. We're thrilled you loved the location, we love it too. Next time you're in Auckland, do come back and stay with us again. Cheers, The Great Ponsonby Crew. More

Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 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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Sally J, Owner at Great Ponsonby Arthotel, responded to this review

Kia ora Judith, Thank you for such a glowing review. We're always happy to accommodate our little furry friends. We hope you managed to take him to the park behind the property as well. We're glad you really enjoyed the rooms and the breakfast. With or without dog, we hope to see you sometime soon. Cheers, The Great Ponsonby Crew. More

Wellington, New Zealand
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

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

Kia ora Susie, Thank you for such a great review. We take real pride in our breakfast and we're glad you enjoyed it; the avocado special is often a hit. Breakfast isn't breakfast without hearty discussions; we're happy you enjoyed them all. Next time you're in Auckland, come stay with us again. Cheers, The Great Ponsonby crew. More

Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

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

Kia ora Paul, We're thrilled you enjoyed your stay. We really appreciate the feedback regarding the rooms and the staff. We love Ponsonby, the shops and restaurants really give it that special atmosphere. Come stay again sometime soon. Cheers, the Great Ponsonby crew. More

New Zealand
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25 reviews 25 reviews
22 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

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

Kia Ora Cordt. The room you stayed in was the Penthouse. We're glad you enjoyed it, the views really are something. Ponsonby is great, we pride ourselves on the location. We hope you got to experience Ponsonby culture at it's fullest. Next time you're in Auckland, let us know; we'll do everything to accommodate you. Cheers, The Great Ponsonby Crew. More

Wellington, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

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

Kia Ora Thank you for the kind words. We all enjoy going that extra mile and hope all that Auckland info paid off. We do love the location; it's lively but nice and central. We really take pride in our breakfasts and are over-the-moon when people enjoy them. Next time you're in Auckland, do come back. Cheers, The Great Ponsonby... More

Novi Sad, Serbia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

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

Kia Ora Bojan We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We do love Ponsonby, it's a great location and the atmosphere really makes it special. The Garden Suites are definitely nice and private and offer peace and quiet. We hope you come back sometime. Cheers, The Great Ponsonby Crew More

adelaide
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50 reviews 50 reviews
22 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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

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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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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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