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“Nice place to stay, but no aircon” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Esplanade Apartments
Sydney
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333 reviews
67 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 305 helpful votes
“Nice place to stay, but no aircon”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2013

We stayed here for 4 nights in a modern, spacious, well-equipped 2 bedroom apartment.
The location is great - near the beach, restaurants and shops and just across the road from the ferry.
There is plenty of undercover parking.
The only real downside is that there is no airconditioning - our first night was a little hot (mid-December). I imagine, however, that most of the time this is not an issue as really hot weather is not common here.

Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Melbourne
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48 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2013

We stayed in a three bedroom apartment on the first floor for two nights and had a great time. The apartment was spacious and well equipped. We spent most of our time in the large living / kitchen area or out on the large deck overlooking the marina.

The main bedroom was large with a very small balcony and also had a huge ensuite. The third bedroom was quite small with a single bed but had amazing views across the water. The second bathroom was quite small but did the job.

We didn't use the facitilites but they all looked very nice. There is a sauna, gym, outdoor pool and spa on the ground floor.

The apartments are in a great location. It is a short walk to the local shopping strip with restaurants and take away shops. I would recommend staying here.

Make sure you visit the hot water beach - and yes it is actually really hot!

Room Tip: It is worth paying a little bit more to get water views
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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88 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 24, 2012 via mobile

Well we arrived unbooked and found this wonderful hotel besides the ocean. We were greeted with a wonderful lady who gave us splendid value for ocean facing 2 bedroom with very large deck and big living and dining space. Our stay there was great and we enjoyed sunset dinner from our deck and next morning breakfast.
Very close to all restaurant and specially the ones high rated in trip adviser.

Overall best value for money with great views and excellent location.

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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18 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2012

Four adults shared one of the two bedroom apatments at the Esplanade for 4 nights in November 2012. Great location, comfortable beds and awesome deck overlooking the marina. Each bedroom is ensuite and there is an easy to use washing machine in the apartment. Great open plan living area giving us plenty of space. Love the Clipsal system used for lighting! Only small mention is the the kitchen could do with a few more utensils (we missed a cork screw and a colander), but all in all a great little place. Would definitely stay here again and highly recommend.
Blonde restaurant downstairs was convenient and served great food. Salt and Squid both stumbling distance too.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Bradford, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2012

Stayed in the 2 bedroom apartment on the top floor, Room 116. Visiting with my husband, daughter and son-in-law and new baby aged 3 weeks. The apartment was very spacious and well equipped. The furniture and fittings were modern and in good condition. Equipment included a washer/dryer and clothes airer which came in very handy with the little chap on board! The beds were very comfortable and the bed linen crisp and clean, as was the cot and linen provided. The management had kindly turned on the heating in the apartment before our arrival knowing we had a baby with us which was greatly appreciated. Underfloor heating in the kitchen area and bathrooms made getting up in the mornings a pleasant experience as did the showers in the en suites which had plenty of power behind them.There were several floor to ceiling windows in the apartment which took advantage of the fantastic views over the town and harbour and we had a superb balcony/deck with a full sized table and chairs. On our first day the heavens opened but luckily there was an undercover car park which enabled us to get grandson into the vehicle in his car seat without getting wet through. The management were very helpful giving us advice on local attractions and providing us with further information when we requested. On the whole, a lovely clean well maintained apartment - just two small complaints - better Wi-Fi connection and perhaps a wider screen TV for those who rely on this for their evening entertainment.

Room Tip: Try get Room 116 (2 bedroom) for excellent views.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Auckland, New Zealand
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13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2012

We stayed in a 3-bedroom apartment. It was lovely and clean and had great amenities. The shower was great, had lots of power. The only thing the place needs is more mirrors - 1 in the bathroom is just not enough! We ended up using the oven front as a full length mirror!!!! Otherwise, highly recommend. It is in a GREAT location, right across the road from the harbour and play ground for children, restaurants, and just a walk to Buffalo Beach.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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29 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2012

These very comfortable apartments are right in the centre of Whitianga. From the two bedroom apartment we rented for two nights we had the most glorious view over the harbour and the bay. Surprisingly quiet for their central position, the apartments have everything you could possibly want for a two night stay. Parking off street, a swimming pool, gym and spa were available as well as full cooking facilities. We chose to walk fifty metres up the road to have our breakfast at the cafe and in the evening we had a most superb meal at the restaurant attached to the apartments on the ground floor. Just across the road at the jetty is the pickup point for the various different boat tours and the ferry terminal. Management were very courteous and helpful and the cost very reasonable.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Esplanade Apartments
Address: 8 Esplanade, Whitianga 3510, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Coromandel Peninsula > Whitianga
Amenities:
Beach Free Parking Restaurant Spa Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 24 Specialty Lodging in Whitianga
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Esplanade Apartments 4*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Esplanade Apartments are only a stone's throw away from the Whitianga town centre, beach and harbour. Guests have the choice of modern one, two or three bedroom apartments, with en suites, open plan living and access to resort style facilities including spa, swimming pool . ... more   less 
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