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The Esplanade Apartments
4.5 of 5 Condominium   |   8 Esplanade, Whitianga 3510, New Zealand   |  
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Excellent experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

These very comfortable apartments are right in the centre of Whitianga. From the two bedroom apartment we rented for two nights we had the most glorious view over the harbour and the bay. Surprisingly quiet for their central position, the apartments have everything you could possibly want for a two night stay. Parking off street, a swimming pool, gym and spa were available as well as full cooking facilities. We chose to walk fifty metres up the road to have our breakfast at the cafe and in the evening we had a most superb meal at the restaurant attached to the apartments on the ground floor. Just across the road at the jetty is the pickup point for the various different boat tours and the ferry terminal. Management were very courteous and helpful and the cost very reasonable.

  • Stayed March 2012, 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
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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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London, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
20 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2012

Incredibly comfortable is the only way to describe our very spacious and immaculate one bedroom apartment on the first floor. It had everything we could possibly need - full kitchen, good size dining table and chairs, comfortable sofa, two TVs with loads of channels, washing machine, rack to dry clothes on, electric blanket etc etc, and was well heated. It also had two balconies. The apartments are very conveniently located. The only thing we lacked was a view being on the first floor at the back of the building over the car park. But everything else more than made up for this.

  • 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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india
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2012

We stayed fr two nights and had rented a 3 bedroom apt on the 4th floor. The living area as well as the kitchen was great and the decor extremely modern. The views from the living area were great and there was a terrace attached to the living area. There was sufficient parking at two levels and the people at reception were extremely helpful.
My friends who had booked a two bed room apartment with a harbour view had a even bigger living area with stunning views. I would highly recommend this place though it is a bit expensive than nearby apts.

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  • Stayed May 2012, 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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Brisbane, Australia
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124 reviews 124 reviews
27 hotel reviews
Reviews in 47 cities Reviews in 47 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2012

Shops, harbour and restaurants are all within walking distance
Parking and entering/exiting the property is not the easiest due to pedestrians and lack of space, but manageble
On the downside: units are only serviced every 4 days
Internet $10.-- for 24 hrs

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Auckland, New Zealand
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2012

Overlooking the lagoon and wharf and a stones throw from the beach. Very comfortable and well equipped. Bedroom a little small in comparison to the very large living area. Also no drawers or shelves in the cupboard. Some street noise but its not an issue. Two doors away from the Hog - the best value restaurant in the village. Spa was empty which was a pity!

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Melbourne Australia
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28 hotel reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2012

We stayed four nights at the Esplanade apartments and totally enjoyed the space and views over the wharf and the river.The apartment was well equipped and comfortable.There was some noise early in the morning with boat owners parking their cars and boat trailers across the road in the car park, but overall a very pleasant stay.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2012

The apartments and views were gorgeous..looking down onto the play ground, wharf and water. The beds were comfortable and the kitchen well prepared for cooking. However we were very disappointed by the inconsiderate treatment by the staff and manager. He may have been having a bad day but was very unprofessional. I will not be going back.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about The Esplanade Apartments

Address: 8 Esplanade, Whitianga 3510, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Coromandel Peninsula > Whitianga
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #14 of 21 Specialty Lodging in Whitianga
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — The Esplanade Apartments 4.5*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Esplanade Apartments are only a stones throw away from the Whitianga town centre, beach and harbour. Guests have the choice of two or three bedroom apartments, with ensuites, open plan living and access to resort style facilities including spa, swimming pool and gym. ... more   less 
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