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“23 Hepburn brings a smile to my face” 5 of 5 stars
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23 Hepburn Street | Ponsonby, Auckland 1001, New Zealand   |  
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Ranked #6 of 60 Auckland B&B and Inns
Oakland
1 review
“23 Hepburn brings a smile to my face”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2009

My husband, daughter and I arrived at 23 Hepburn on the last night of our two week stay in New Zealand. We were warmly greeted by Beth - it felt like we were visiting family. The room was lovely with fresh flowers, and a very comfortable bed. Beth provided us with her personal recommendations for places to eat. The bed and breakfast is centrally located near restaurants and shops. Beth was friendly, funny and accommodating. She gave us privacy, but was available at all times. The breakfast was delicious. It was a wonderful way to end our vacation and head back to the U.S. Beth and 23 Hepburn was New Zealand at its best!

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Jen Hwang
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2009

My boyfriend and I stayed at 23 Hepburn for our 4 day visit to Auckland. It was truly the most ideal situation for us and made our visit a memorable one! Beth is so gracious and kind. We arrived hours early from a long flight and she let us check in early - at that point I knew she would be a great hostess. The location is perfect for good food, interesting and cool shops, beautiful houses and close to the city centre. Most importantly though, the rooms are gorgeous, clean, spacious and comfortable with tons of charm. More than I could ever expect! Her complimentary breakfasts are not your average - they're generous and healthy - just the way you would want to start off a long day of sightseeing and exploring. And she goes out of her way to make your stay special and relaxing - you'll see. One more thing I did appreciate was that she respects your privacy and knows just when to be around for help or even a chat. Our stay at 23 Hepburn was perfect!

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Paranaque
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2009

Our very first B&B experience. Am I glad it was 23 Hepburn! Unlike the sterile coldness of hotel rooms, the warmth that greeted us at 23 Hepburn was just fantastic - from the sweet bouquets carefully positioned around the room and the soft comfort of clean linens to the exuberant kisses of Finney, the lovable boxer! Most wonderful of all was the welcoming embrace of Beth! Indeed, 23 Hepburn is one experience we will never forget!

  • Stayed April 2009
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2009

Our stay at 23 Hepburn was absolutely fantastic. Beautifully appointed and quiet in the heart of Ponsonby, this is the perfect place to stay for any discerning visitor to Auckland. Beth is the perfect hostess.

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2009

We stayed at 23 Hepburn in March 09 for 3 days, a flying visiting, we were in Ponsonby for a friend’s wedding. We would have loved to have stayed longer. Everything about 23 Hepburn was fantastic. The room was wonderful, extremely comfortable, immaculate and well thought out not to mention beautifully styled. The guest house is also perfectly positioned for all the restaurants and bars of Ponsonby and of course central Auckland.

The service provided by Beth was section to none from the moment we made our initial enquiry to her waving us off as we left. Although our privacy was totally respected we searched out Finn (the boxer with a foot fetish!) and Beth on the veranda for a cup of coffee everyday. She is such a fun and warm person. If you are not a doggy person the B & B is separated from the main house so you can avoid if you’d prefer.

I would definitely recommend this B & B. Great place to stay and we’ll certainly be back.

  • Stayed March 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2009

I was in Auckland on and off for a month taking Iyengar yoga classes and spent 4 nights at 23 Hepburn. Beth who owns and runs the B&B is a wonderful hostess! She makes home-made mueslix and fresh fruit for breakfast - she put fresh flowers in your incredibly clean and comfortable room each day - and she is a wealth of knowledge for helping you to figure out what to do and see in New Zealand. Many of the books I read said that Ponsonby is the place to be in Auckland and I completely agree. Beth's house is 2 blocks from all of the shops and restaurants - and 2 blocks from a beautiful park - a great location.

  • Stayed February 2009, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2008

This is a charming, well-appointed, beautifully decorated BB. Close to Auckland city area as well as Ponsonby road which is filled with wonderful cafes and eateries, you will be spoilt for choice and you can just wall up the picturesque Hepburn street to Ponsonby (3-4 mins) Beth, the propriety is such fun and so kind and helpful. We stayed at Christmas and she invited us all to a cooked breakfast and champagne (this was an added bonus) before she set off for a busy day with her own family. We loved her dog, Fin a friendly boxer with springs in his legs. Although he is banished to the back quarters if people find him too exuberant or simply are not into dogs. We were! We loved his company! The pictures on the website are truly representative of the place, you won't be disappointed if you choose to stay at 23 Hepburn.

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  • Stayed December 2008, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Additional Information about 23 Hepburn

Address: 23 Hepburn Street | Ponsonby, Auckland 1001, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland Region > Auckland
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 60 B&Bs / Inns in Auckland
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 3
Also Known As:
23 Hepburn Auckland, New Zealand

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