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“Best of the rest?” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Abaco On Jervois

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Abaco On Jervois
Ranked #2 of 68 Hotels in Auckland
Certificate of Excellence
Melbourne Australia
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53 reviews
53 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Best of the rest?”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 2, 2013

Booked Abaco after finding it nigh on impossible to get four nights in downtown Auckland during a business trip (two big cruise ships in town)
It's quite obvious this is an older style motel that has been renovated, but the renovations are tasteful, the rooms are comfortable and clean, the rates are good, and the wifi is free
Best of all it's not far from the bars and restaurants of Ponsonby and it's only a five minute drive to the Viaduct waterfront
If the hotels in town are ever booked out in future, I'l probably stay here again

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 21, 2013

We stayed here the night my Nan died. Found them on the internet - for some reason nearly all of Auckland was booked! I actually rang just after reception had closed but the guy stayed open for us and organised Mum a shuttle to the airport in the morning. Excellent location, gorgeous room!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Tauranga, New Zealand
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76 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2012

A busy weekend in Auckland meant accommodation was at a minimum! We needed a room for the four of us and nothing was available, but Abaco managed to squeeze us in. Our boys, 7 and 8, shared a mattress and bedding on the floor next to our king bed. We had planned to share the bed with the youngest, but he wiggles too much! Haha

The room was very clean and modern. Next time I hope a room with two beds is available! ;)

The only issue was the bathroom floor ... slippery when wet! Having recently had knee replacement surgery, I had some difficulty climbing into and out of the spa bath. I had to stand on a towel in the bath to keep from slipping and hold onto the towel rack for support. Thankfully, it was solidly fastened to the wall! Haha

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2012 via mobile

Stayed here between packing up my house and moving to Melbourne. Excellent spot handy to Auckland central and especially Ponsonby. Nothing was too much trouble even to the point of storing my luggage. Clean tidy accommodation and friendly staff. Nothing is too much trouble!! Highly recommended!

Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
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Havelock North, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 24, 2012

I stay here several times a year for work. The rooms are good and have everything you need. Agree it's worth it to upgrade to a suite rather than studio. On a couple of occasions have noticed the shower doesn't drain that well. Great location and easy to get to the city. Dido's tapas bar across the road from Abaco is fantastic.

Stayed March 2012, traveled on business
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Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 22, 2012

We have stayed at Abaco twice now (and will again in July and Aug). The rooms are clean, spacious and fully equipped. The little touches also go a long way, teas and coffees are replenished, fresh milk on arrival, servicing of the rooms, friendly staff and very thoughful owners. We are looking forward to our next trip to Auckland in July and staying at Abaco.

Thank you and keep up the good work
Samantha Luther & Family

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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Boise
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12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 3, 2012

Contrary to the one dissatisfied client, I have been staying at Abaco for the last few months on and off. I am an expat from the States. The accommodation at Abaco is by far the best value available in Auckland. In addition, the owners and staff are absolutely fantastic! They run a very good operation and are overly accommodating. I haven't a clue what the gentlemen with the kids is talking about. From this travelling professional's standpoint, I haven't found a better situation than the one at Abaco!

As for the condition of the hotel: the rooms are all remodeled with very nice furnishings. Free Sky TV, good Internet (& wireless), and fantastic service has been my experience.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Abaco On Jervois

Property: Abaco On Jervois
Address: 59 Jervois Road | Ponsonby, Herne Bay, Auckland 1011, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland Region > Auckland
Amenities:
Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Auckland
#5 Romantic Hotel in Auckland
#15 Family Hotel in Auckland
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Abaco On Jervois 3.5*
Number of rooms: 17
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