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Esplanade Apartments

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8 Esplanade, Whitianga 3510, New Zealand
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Auckland Central, New Zealand
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

I chose this property for location and cost as there were 4 of us travelling and weren't disappointed by either. I was annoyed by the owners tirade of abuse towards Aucklander's within 30 seconds of my arrival and finding out that's where we were from. More disappointingly was when i checked out after one night to be asked "which one... More 

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Jenny K, Manager at Esplanade Apartments, responded to this review

I cant comment on the abuse about Aucklanders, as we came from there ourselves, and have no idea what you mean. We are sorry if you took offense to our question, regarding the fire door damage.But as Building Managers we are well within our rights, to find out if we can, who damaged the door.The fire door is Regulated by... More 

Halesworth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

This is a very modern, well equipped block of apartments in a quite beautiful spot. The apartments have every modern convenience - including a fully equipped kitchen (and I mean "fully"). the staff are really excellent but unfortunately the wifi was down whilst we were there and with no phone signal, we had to rely on trips to the library... More 

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Seattle
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Yes, it's a nice location etc. etc. but our stay was spoiled by the management the next morning. On the way out I made a couple of helpful suggestions (pleasantly), boy was that a mistake. Got told several times that these are apartments, not hotels. Ok, well for $500 a night for a three bedroom "apartment" I would expect a... More 

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Perth
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 via mobile

We stayed here for 3 nights and had a fantastic stay. The managers are lovely people and go out of there way to help you with anything. We were in a 2 bedroom 2 bathroom apartment with estuary views and they were fantastic views. Modern units and clean and tidy. We loved it here and when we come over to... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We are from Orewa, NZ. Spent 3 nights with son and new daughter in law while they were in NZ, on holiday from London. Great apartment, central location, all mod cons. Building site managers very professional and particularly enjoyed the swimming pool. Highly recommended.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015 via mobile

the apartment was immaculate however at $300 plus dollars for the night I expect air conditioning and fly wire. We were eaten to death by Mosquitos and keep up all night by a show on at the local pub. To make matters worst, you are expected to pay for the Internet.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

I would give it 5 stars if it had air-con but it was way too hot so I couldn't sleep,even with the windows open because it was noisy outside. Also the bed I was expecting to be queen was actually a double. Overall it's in an excellent location and the views were great. I loved the swimming pool. The gym... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

This was our second time staying in the 3 bedroom penthouse apartment. Perfect location and view, the apartment had everything we could need. (The only criticism would be they could have better quality toilet paper).

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

I do hate writing negative reviews as this property is rather nice in Whitianga. However it's close proximity to town was a major downfall if staying during peak season as you just cannot sleep due to noise of band music and drunk people outside shouting until 2pm. Every Night!! Due to weather being so humid in summer I found it... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Huge, clean, well appointed and just what we needed. My parents and I had spent 6 days travelling around NZ north island, eating out every night and this was the perfect spot for a night in. The facilities were just as good as you'd have at home and the 2 locally situated supermarkets were super convenient for supplies. Area closes... More 

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