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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The bar is nice and very relaxed. There is a fireplace and they have different events such as life jazz music, quiz nights etc. The food is very delicious and the staff is extremly friendly. I really enjoyed it here and will come back again! :-)

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Papamoa, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

End of week overnight stay and breakfast only. Room was clean and well presented but some maintenance is needed on the old-fashioned sash window as they rattle with the slightest air movement when left open and the room gets stuffy if closed up. Very spacious bathroom with plenty of space to accommodate a chair to use when getting dressed. The... More 

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Front Office M, Manager at The Esplanade Hotel, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review, your comments help us to improve. cheers More 

Bay of Islands, New Zealand
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35 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We spent 2 nights in this hotel. Checking in was very easy and a lift available to our 2nd floor room. The guy who checked us in was somewhat surly ( he also mans the bar). Our room was lovely. Spacious and comfortable with a fantastic bathroom. Awesome shower! Good toiletries well stocked on the first day but the second... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The big old hotel has always fascinated in all the years I have travelled to Auckland and had to catch the ferry to wonderful Devonport, so this time I decided to stay, and I am pleased I did. Just a back room, no sea view, but still special. Beautifully restored old hotel, few creaks and groans which is to be... More 

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Front Office M, Manager at The Esplanade Hotel, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review, your comments help us to improve. Really appreciate your positive comments cheers More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were with friends on a tour of Devonport and stopped here for lunch. We sat outside and had a lovely time. The food was fine and the service friendly although a bit slow because the staff had to go back and forth throught the hotel to the kitchen.

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Front Office M, Manager at The Esplanade Hotel, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review, your comments help us to improve. As its an old hotel (113years) the hotel is divided into rooms rather than the modern long barn type restaurants. It has its charm but also it is challenging to work in, thanks again Grantcheers More 

Gainesville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

This is an older hotel, updated, with a very personal feel. Staff is very nice and friendly. The breakfast (made to order - no buffet) is absolutely outstanding. (The coffee needs improvement, but that is the ONLY minus.) The bed and shower were excellent. The ferry to Auckland CBD is a stone's throw from the front door. (Get an AT... More 

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Front Office M, Owner at The Esplanade Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback, I appreciate your response. We are proud of our location, so close to the CBD and yet retaining a strong holiday, seaside feeling. We are delighted that you appreciated the breakfast and also the staff service. Please call again, kind regards Grant More 

Southampton, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016 via mobile

From the day I checked in, I knew this place was special! This is down to the not only very professional but welcoming staff! Would recommend to anyone travelling the area, including those going to the city, wanting somewhere away from the buzz and busyness of Auckland's CBD... Only $12 for a return to Devonport, you can even see the... More 

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Front Office M, Owner at The Esplanade Hotel, responded to this review

Hi and many thanks for your review, we really appreciate feedback. I am very proud of our staff and am pleased they served you well. Please call again, you will be most welcome, cheers, Grant More 

warkworth
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

Lovely food, portions not too big but nice size. Cooked to perfection. Service a bit slow, although one female waitress obviously was put out due to a question asked by one of our party, but all the others were lovely. Average prices. This hotel has a lovely old world feel and look to it, clean and well presented. We didn't... More 

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New Zealand
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15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

Charming old hotel. Had a Flagstaff room (the cheapest) with a cheap deal through wotif.com which was nice with an olde worlde sort of charm - nothing flash but very pleasant. The bathroom was big modern and spacious. Only negative was no wardrobe so nowhere to hang clothes, and no robes. (I suspect there was a wardrobe but it was... More 

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13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016 via mobile

The hotel has been upgraded considerably since I stayed in 1993! It is a grand old lady now. The bar and lounge area is very pleasant with an open fire. Breakfast is supplied as part of the price and the choice was a great change from the usual continental buffet.

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Front Office M, Owner at The Esplanade Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback, we are proud of our breakfast. People always remember the food long after they move on. So we put a lot of effort into trying to enhance your stay. Please stay again, regards Grant More 

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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 

Additional Information about The Esplanade Hotel

Address: 1 Victoria Road, Devonport 0624, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland Region > Devonport
Price Range: $122 - $193 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Esplanade Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 17
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Esplanade Hotel Auckland
The Esplanade Hotel Devonport, New Zealand - Auckland
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