We stayed here at the end of a ten day trip to the North Island (just got back last week) and thoroughly enjoyed it. We had been cycling and "off the beaten path" so while Devonport is admittedly quieter than Auckland, we liked having the opportunity to relax there or take the short and convenient ferry ride over to Auckland.
We loved the hotel - nice view, large room, and very friendly and accomodating staff. My husband and I often choose "boutique" hotels if your definition of boutique is small, non-corproate, non-chain, and unique. We find the friendly laid back attitude welcoming rather than "substandard" but if that is not what you are looking for you have to weigh that into your decision.
We also enjoyed the food in the hotel's restaurant and the outoddr patio for a happy hour cocktail. We would welcome the opportunity to return to the Esplanade any time!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Esplanade Hotel offers Auckland boutique hotel accommodation, right on the waterfront in Devonport, Auckland, New Zealand. Nestled in the heart of Devonport village, just across the harbour from the heart of Auckland City, The Esplanade Hotel dominates the Devonport foreshore and enjoys unrivalled harbour and city views. This boutique hotel was built in 1903, has been elegantly restored and has a character and charm all of its own.It is only a ten-minute ferry ride to downtown Auckland, without the hassle of the inner city. After a busy day sight-seeing or on business, The Esplanade Hotel is a haven to escape to at the end of the day…sit back and relax in the bar or restaurants and watch the Auckland city lights and harbour activity. The Esplanade Hotel has seventeen rooms, all with ensuite bathrooms, including the luxurious Blake Suite and the two bedroom ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Esplanade Hotel Auckland
- The Esplanade Hotel Devonport, New Zealand - Auckland