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The Esplanade Hotel

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  • Very good38%
  • Average12%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible5%
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
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HOTEL STYLE
Great View
Mid-range
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All reviews ferry terminal breakfast was included lovely old hotel old world charm mussels auckland city open fire short visit harbour view room quick drink elegant hotel breakfast menu victoria suite scones lounge area new zealand high ceilings
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited here for lunch, following recommendation from fellow diner. He was a bit dismayed on arrival, to find it was no longer under the previous ownership, but we decided to go in anyway, following the lengthy drive through peak Saturday midday traffic. It took a...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

As below, boring and expensive menu, and poor service when sitting at their tables outside. Walk up the street and there are a number of nice places to eat which are less expensive and serve you with a smile. After trying to attract a number...More

Thank GeoffD892
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went to go for lunch at Dixie Brown’s. However, was shocked to see that the Esplanade hotel who have recently taken the space over. They have really ruined what was a great restaurant. What was once a varied and delicious menu has been replaced...More

1  Thank B7172GHmatthewr
Reviewed 15 October 2018

We had travelled over to Devon port to watch the sunset and to grab a evening meal. The hotel is ideally situated close to the ferry terminal. There was a good evening menu choice and the staff were helpful and attentive. The food was well...More

Thank Anthony H
Reviewed 7 October 2018

The hotel has the best possible spot: a wonderful view to Auckland skyline, great connection to the Auckland ferry, all the nice restaurants in Devonport just few steps away and a beautiful old facade facing the harbor. And that's it. Unfortunately. Check in was a...More

Thank Anna M
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Tracey M
16 August 2016|
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There is a bus you can get from the airport to downtown Auckland pier very cheaply - runs 24 hours a day, needs no reservation, fabulous - I have used it, and only 18 NZD. Read about it @ skybus. Then you can take a short... More
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Yes it will be fine October can be quite chilly especially in the evening, unlikely you would want a/c at all
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"Avoid this place if you can"
nramsay2018
4 Sep 2018
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"Get a room with a view of the lovely Auckland harbor"
42jillye
25 Aug 2018
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"Rooms with a harbor view are nice!"
jimbo889
21 Dec 2017
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"Get a room that faces the rear of the hotel, although the area is generally quiet at night."
TheInfinityG
9 Nov 2017
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PRICE RANGE
US$ 128 - US$ 464 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
esplanade hotel auckland
LOCATION
New ZealandNorth IslandAucklandNorth ShoreDevonport
NUMBER OF ROOMS
17
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