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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 #10 of 58 Auckland B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 5 weeks ago
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    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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adelaide
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48 reviews 48 reviews
20 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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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

Picton, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

I've just had a marvellous time at the above-great food,excellent company,and wonderful ambience.As always,hosts Gerry and Sally were in superb form- entertaining and informative,considerate and amusing. I wholeheartedly recommend this establishment to all.

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

Kia ora Soundzy, Thank you for your kind words and recommendations. We are pleased that you enjoyed our food, and that you had a great stay with us. Please give us a ring if you need accommodation in Auckland in the future. More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

Lovely hotel with a New Zealand feel. The hosts have thought of everything for the comfort of their guests. Located in a quiet cul de sac but only a short walk to the cafes and shops of Ponsonby, There are also good bus routes into the city nearby but if you prefer to walk it is only a 15 to... More

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

Kia ora Lea, Thank you for such a positive review. We’re glad that you found our advice helpful, and that you made good use of our great location. Please come stay again sometime soon. More

Kerrville, Texas
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89 reviews 89 reviews
9 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

This was our first stop in New Zealand. It really set the bar high for future B & B's on our trip. The breakfasts were varied, cooked to order, and very tasty. I loved Gerry's omelets with blue cheese! Gerry and Ann were consummate hosts, helping with sightseeing plans. They even drove us to a couple of areas when it... More

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

Kia ora Cowgirl, Thank you for your positive review. Gerry’s omelette is often a hit with our guests, we’re very glad you enjoyed it. We pride ourselves on our location, and it’s great that you were able to make the most of it. Cheers, The crew at the Great Ponsonby Arthotel More

Whangarei, New Zealand
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37 reviews 37 reviews
13 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

It is so exciting when you find a place to stay that fits your needs perfectly. My daughter and I stayed there along with my dog for one night. I needed to be at the airport early Saturday morning to collect my husband. It is a challenge to find somewhere that will allow dogs to stay with you. We were... More

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

Kia ora WhangareiSioux, Thank you for your kind words. We enjoy being able to accommodate our guests’ furry friends, and love the fact that we have such easy access to one of Ponsonby’s fantastic parks. Please come back sometime soon. Cheers, The crew at the Great Ponsonby Arthotel More

Paris, France
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

I had a wonderful stay at the Great Ponsonby Arthotel. Gerry, Sally and the staff were very friendly and helpful. Gerry gave me directions to the interesting historical places in the neighbourhood and showed me a nice walk to get to the waterfront. The Red Room, where I stayed, was spacious and airy, well-equipped too, so it was possible to... More

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

Kia ora thanh_van2014 Thank you for your positive comments. Breakfast is one of our favourite times of the day, as we enjoy finding out more about the interesting lives of our guests. We’re glad that you enjoyed our walking recommendations. Please come back and visit us soon. Cheers The crew at the Great Ponsonby Arthotel More

London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

We started our New Zealand experience in the Arthotel B&B with Sally and Gerry. It was great to stay in an old style building in one of Auckland's traditonal areas. Ponsonby is well located outside the centre of the city but it's easy to get anywhere as the B&B is near to the circular bus route which is quite frequent.... More

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

Kia ora Lesley, Thank you very much for such a great review. We do love that our location is so central, it makes it easy for our guests, and us too. Our breakfasts are our pride and joy, and we’re glad that we were able to share it with you. Please come back sometime. Cheers, The crew at the Great... More

Akron, Ohio
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

This is a terrific and friendly place to stay. . The B and B is located in Ponsonby - a vibrant neighborhood of old houses and lots of cafes and right on the inner bus line. The location of the hotel is ideal, just a quiet street off to the main Ponsonby road and a convenient walk to Auckland City... More

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

Kia ora Nithin, Thank you for your kind words. We enjoyed having you stay with us, it was great to hear about what you do in the US. We loved that you were able to stay with us again before your flight, please come back for a visit sometime soon. Cheers, The crew at the Great Ponsonby Arthotel More

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Address: 30 Ponsonby Terrace | Ponsonby, Auckland 1011, New Zealand
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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