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“Nothing was too much bother” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Red Monkey Ponsonby Manor

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Red Monkey Ponsonby Manor
229 Ponsonby Road, Auckland, New Zealand   |  
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Ranked #7 of 60 Auckland B&B and Inns
Wellington, New Zealand
1 review
“Nothing was too much bother”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

Fantastic place to stay either on your own or with another. Ponsonby Manor is very clean and fresh with elegant surroundings and close to city. Fresh cut flowers in the hallway and a fully equipped modern kitchen. Stephen was always there to meet us and even drove us to our class so that we were not late. On my solo visit I felt completely safe at the manor. The rooms are warm, spotless, comfortable and well equipped. I have no hesitation in recommending at all and will return myself!

Room Tip: I have had rooms both at the back and front of the manor. Back is probably quieter but I had no prob...
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Paul M, Owner at Red Monkey Ponsonby Manor, responded to this review, December 14, 2013
Hi Rebecca,
Thank you for taking the time to write such a generous review. We pride ourselves on understanding what guests like such as the ability to check in any time rather than having to wait around with luggage on the flights that arrive at 3 am in the morning. We understand that after a gruelling flight all guests want is to take a shower and climb into bed, so we personally see them to their rooms any time night and day. To drop you off at your classes when you were on a tight schedule was our pleasure.
We look forward to seeing you again soon

Regards
Paul
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Russell, New Zealand
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38 reviews 38 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

We stayed here and have booked to come back again. The host's Steven and Paul are very professional, proficient and great people. Nothing was a bother, the room was heated for our arrival, all the right bits were taken care of, the room and en-suite was clean and tidy a pleasant surprise, and the main kitchen had copious additional bits and bobs for guest use. Well done. The location is perfect as there are so many options for restaurants, cafe's etc - across the road is a fantastic place to get any nibbles, groceries/deli items/liquor.

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Paul M, Owner at Red Monkey Ponsonby Manor, responded to this review, December 14, 2013
Thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedule to write such a nice review. As fellow accommodation managers your comments are especially welcoming. Hopefully one day we can return the favour and stay with you. I am pleased you had a nice stay and experienced some of the amazing restaurants and cafes that Ponsonby has to offer.

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Paul
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Frankfurt, Germany
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

What to say!?? We stayed there for a couple of months and enjoyed every minute. It is just in the heart of Ponsonby with all the nice restaurants and cafe´s. Everything is clean and the Kitchen has everything you need!! Our room had a beautifull view over the city and Ponsonby road. Theresa and Clinton the Managers are excellent they will do anything for you to have a great stay! I would highly recommend it!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013

We stayed at the Manor for a few months and we were very sad to leave! I strongly recommend this guest-house if you come to New Zealand for the first time. It is comfortable and spotless, calm and entirely equipped. We really enjoyed the ensuite room with flat screen tv and comfortable beds! Spacious kitchen and high quality equipment throughout!
The Manor is ideally located on Ponsonby road close to shops, cafes, bus stops and bars, with a great view over Auckland CBD and the bay.
Excellent managers Teresa and Clinton are the loveliest people on Earth and will do anything for you to have a great stay. They are very arranging and reliable.
Don't look any further, you won't be disappointed at the Ponsonby Manor!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Motueka, NZ
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

The Manor is in a beautiful spot and is run by amazing people! We spent our first week in NZ here and the accommodations were more than ideal! Its a very laid back place with everything you need. We bought our van while staying here. The van was not running well at first and they allowed us to use tools and helped us get in touch with a mechanic as well! Stay here, you will not be disappointed!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Auckland, New Zealand
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

Staying at the manor was an absolute treat. Upmarket, stylish accommodation in the hub of trendy Ponsonby. The hosts, Teresa and Clinton, are fantastic and meet their guests every need.
We loved our very comfortable stay there.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Mannheim
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

We stayed at the manor for several weeks and we didn´t want to leave this beautiful place!

It´s very central and located in one of the best and most beautiful areas in Auckland central- Ponsonby!
We simply loved it! and hope to stay there once again!

The Manor provides all you need for a comfortable stay --> very clean and comfortable rooms with own bathroom, flatscreen, washing machine, sky tv lounge, nice garden area with BBQ,...etc

The community kitchen is very big, modern and with lots of equipement. Internet is provided with WLAN, it was best WLAN speed we had in NZ!

If you are spending some time in Auckland, you sould stay here!!

Once again many thanks to Teresa and Steven for our great stay!

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 229 Ponsonby Road, Auckland, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland Region > Auckland
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Wheelchair access
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Ranked #7 of 60 B&Bs / Inns in Auckland
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Number of rooms: 14
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