I'm due to check out of the Manor tomorrow morning for a week of travelling but I love it here so much I've decided to return to Auckland early and have booked another few days (and the owners couldn't have been nicer or more helpful about it either!).
The place is newly refurbished and is absolutely gorgeous. I stayed in room 8 which has an ensuite, large flatscreen tv, fridge and kitchen sink unit. The huge window overlooks the neighbouring church and, when closed, makes the room almost soundproof (not that it's noisy anyway).
The main areas are also fab; a well equipped kitchen & dining area where you are allocated your own cupboard, freezer and fridge space, plenty of crockery and ample facilities to cook and eat. There is also a comfy looking TV room as well as a utility room with a washer & dryer (great for those on extended trips).
The location is second to none - you can catch the bus from outside the Manor which will take you to the city in about 15 mins. So far I have managed to park my car in the street opposite at all hours of the day, free of charge. There are ample cafes, restaurants & bars in the area - the only trouble you'll have is picking where to go (the International Food Court is a good place to start for yummy cheap Italian/Indian/Chinese/Thai/Malaysian/Japanese food).
And if this review hasn't completely swayed you - just take a look at their prices (swiftly followed by the 'book now' button before someone else does)!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Re-opened December 2011, Ponsonby Manor guest house is a gracious Victorian mansion that’s been completely restored to its former grandeur. Set in the heart of cosmopolitan Ponsonby, the soul of Auckland city, this iconic building is a part of New Zealand’s early settler history. It’s a peaceful retreat from the bustle of Ponsonby road with stunning views of harbour and city. The Manor has been completely renovated and all the rooms are beautifully furnished with a modern fit out against elegant Victorian craftsmanship. Floor to ceiling tiled ensuites throughout, large LCD TV’s, Air conditioning etc Enjoy a champagne on your balcony or in the Manors beautiful garden setting, then join in the fun immediately across the road at some of Auckland’s well renown restaurants. Afterwards take a short stroll along Ponsonby Road to visit the many bars, cafes and late night retreats that Ponsonby is famous for! There are separate computer stations with laser printer and UNLIMITED FREE ultrafast fibre broadband that’s fast. Alternatively connect from your room via WiFi throughout. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Red Monkey Ponsonby Manor Auckland, New Zealand