We were visiting Auckland and some friends took us to this restaurant/hotel on the seafront in Devonport for dinner.
The meal was good, but the venue was excellent. The new owners have created, or re-created, a lovely environment redolent of the best of Victorian New Zealand.
We only saw the downstairs, which consists of a bar and several interesting niches where you can eat from the small, but good, menu.
The wine and beer selection pleased all four diners - good beer for the men, wine for the women.
Service excellent in the friendly New Zealand style.
Overall a place to recommend highly, and a great escape from the rush of Auckland city.
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- Esplanade Hotel Auckland
- The Esplanade Hotel Devonport, New Zealand - Auckland