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Bradford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Deceptively large period villa in a trendy Auckland suberb half an hour's walk from city centre. We had the penthouse which was large and comfortable with orientall carpets. A kitchen and dining area were useful. The balcony was great but no shade if very sunny. A lovely sitting room with CDs, and books were one can meet other guests. The...

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GreatPonsTeam, Manager at Great Ponsonby Arthotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write such a positive review. We are glad that you were able to make use of the amenities that we had to offer, including our common areas and book collection. Luckily tea has become quite trendy again, so we have been able to refill our stocks of less-common leaf teas - after all,...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have visited the Great Ponsonby twice with my family during my visit to New Zealand. It is located perfectly in the Ponsonby area, where you will find decent shops and restaurants away from the typical tourist hassle. On the other side you have easy and fast access to downtown using the inner link bus. The hotel itself is very...

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Sally J, Owner at Great Ponsonby Arthotel, responded to this review

We are pleased you enjoyed your time with us so thank you for taking the time to write a review. All feedback we appreciate.

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great wee hotel - a collection of individual studios and the house itself which is of the old wooden style throughout this area. Quirky and homely - we had a room in the house. It was small but lovely, with a small patio area to have a glass of wine and soak up the sun. Staff very helpful and went...

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Sally J, Owner at Great Ponsonby Arthotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review and we are pleased you enjoyed what we have created with love. We are also pleased you managed to get some sun and were able to enjoy a fine new Zealand wine.

West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed one night on arrival from Hong Kong. Given a pot of coffee on arrival and thorough briefing then shown to our room at 11am. Green room had everything we needed plus microwave and a stocked fridge of drinks at reasonable prices. Walked down to the city and back although the inner circuit bus is available at $3 each way....

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Sally J, Owner at Great Ponsonby Arthotel, responded to this review

What a wonderful review and we are glad you enjoyed what we have enjoyed creating. Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review.

Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The rooms are eclectic, staff are very friendly and helpful. However we were in the Blue room which was wheelchair accessible (and for that is great) but the WIFI wasn't working and the the room wasn't that clean (toenail on the floor) . For an expensive B&B really not acceptable.

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Sally J, Owner at Great Ponsonby Arthotel, responded to this review

We are also appalled there was a toenail on the carpet. We have discussed this with all our staff and think we know how it happened. When a room is set up for a wheelchair it is differently configured. It was a very busy morning and our crew worked flat out to get it ready . Unfortunately they forgot to...

Oregon
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a great time at this B&B. Very friendly and helpful staff, plus a wonderful breakfast. One of the best breakfasts we have had. Perfect location for walking all over Auckland. The decor is charming.

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GreatPonsTeam, Manager at Great Ponsonby Arthotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review. We often say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so we are pleased that you so thoroughly enjoyed your breakfast with us. It is wonderful that you took advantage of our location to explore the city - Ponsonby is perfectly located for that.

Bangkok, Thailand
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very good location if you want to be around the area which buzzes with bars and restaurants, yet the hotel is in a very quiet cul de sac. I would rather describe the place as a upmarket B&B. It is a lovely old house in a residential area down a quiet street. There is no 24 hour reception, business centre...

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Sally J, Owner at Great Ponsonby Arthotel, responded to this review

Thank you for going to the effort of writing a review and we are pleased you enjoyed our place and Ponsonby which we love. We upgraded our showers several years ago and went for the flat floor type as so many of our guests prefer them. I am sorry the shower curtain did not contain the water for you. I...

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed December 4, 2016 via mobile

I can't rate this place highly enough. Very welcoming & friendly. So accomodating! Beautiful room, lovely lounge area, delicious breakfast. Staying here was like a dream. I have told everyone I know about this beautiful b&b and their amazing staff.

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GreatPonsTeam, Manager at Great Ponsonby Arthotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive review. Our aim is to make you feel welcome and comfortable, so we are glad we have achieved this. If you are ever coming back through Auckland, let us know and we will gladly give you a warm welcome back.

Reviewed December 3, 2016 via mobile

Highly recommend this place, staff are excellent, really friendly and have lots of great local tips and advice. Location is central, lots of trendy bars and cafes nearby, good shopping and also easy walk into town. Also breakfast was amazing!!!

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GreatPonsTeam, Manager at Great Ponsonby Arthotel, responded to this review

We really value getting some insider knowledge whenever we go travelling, so we do our best to offer local tips to our guests when they come to Auckland. There is always something to do in Ponsonby, so be sure to come back and stay again!

London, Kentucky
Reviewed November 25, 2016

The Great Ponsonby is an experience. Extremely friendly, comfortable and individual rooms scattered around the garden and decorated with artworks that justify the name. Breakfast is an à la carte feast, with home-made breads and eggs every which way.

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GreatPonsTeam, Manager at Great Ponsonby Arthotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review - it is our aim to provide you with an experience, not just accommodation, so we are very pleased that you were able to appreciate this. Making the banana bread is always one of the team's favourite tasks.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Relax in a quiet, heritage, 1890's villa in the middle of cosmopolitan Auckland, just 2 minutes stroll to Ponsonby's vibrant cafes, restaurants and galleries. Fifteen minutes by eco bus, five minutes by taxi to the waterfront or a 30 minute amble through Ponsonby's interesting streets. Close to Eden Park, the Zoo and all main attractions. Qualmark 4 star+ and Enviro Gold. Breakfasts are legendary. They are cooked to order, not just left in your fridge the night before. This is a place to have fun & meet other guests.Free, unlimited wifi throughout hotel, ipod docks, all sky channels in your room. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Great Ponsonby Arthotel

Address: 30 Ponsonby Terrace | Ponsonby, Auckland 1011, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland Region > Auckland
Price Range: $188 - $284 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Great Ponsonby Arthotel 4.5*
Number of rooms: 10
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“Room 1 was a little small for the price, but the balcony was great!”
 of 5 bubbles P4499CNamyb, 3 weeks ago | Read review
“All rooms would be quiet as on very quiet street with no through traffic.”
 of 5 bubbles MPC69a, Sep 12, 2016 | Read review
“"Uncle" who can pick you up at the airport is Always a good idea - just makes everything go easier.”
 of 5 bubbles jhalbe01, May 5, 2016 | Read review
“Parking is a challenge. Auckland is a good starting point, though does not begin to represent the wonders of NZ.”
 of 5 bubbles Respitesearch, Apr 1, 2016 | Read review
“None of the rooms have views, but there are a few with a private balcony.”
 of 5 bubbles 369eunicen, Mar 12, 2016 | Read review
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