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The Esplanade Hotel, Bar & Restaurant

1 Victoria Road, Devonport, Auckland 0624 New Zealand
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#1 of 2 hotels in Devonport
The Esplanade Hotel offers heritage hotel accommodation and dining, 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 Devonport's foreshore and enjoys unrivalled harbour and city views. This boutique hotel was built in 1903 and has a character and charm all of its own. It is only a twelve 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 Victoria Suite and the two bedroom Penthouse with stunning harbour views.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Non-smoking hotel
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Banquet room
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Gillian P wrote a review Dec 2021
17 contributions4 helpful votes
We booked a table for 4 for xmas lunch. Our steak was served medium rare, we asked or well done. We were supposed to have smooth mashed potatoes..... only one of us got potatoes with the meal and they were not mashed, just dry lumps. The roast veggies were raw. As were the green beans and broccoli. One of the desserts was Pavlova (debatable) with kiwi fruit which was served as half a kiwi fruit on the side and no sign of the berry compote! The waitress forgot to bring another glass of wine as ordered and the service was painfully slow. There was very little xmas spirit or decorating bar one xmas tree in the corner of the room. Very disappointed with the whole event. It is a beautiful Hotel with stunning views but the service and quality of food was very below par. Will not be returning again.
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Date of stay: December 2021
Room Tip: We didnt stay at the hotel. We dined there for xmas lunch
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researchnurse_10 wrote a review Aug 2021
Auckland, New Zealand43 contributions8 helpful votes
Totally disgusted at the dreadful service from this hotel. Had booked to stay for my birthday , went into level 4 lockdown, despite multiple attempts to contact with no response, we were charged for the nights stay we never had. No chance to rebook. Highly recommend you never stay here. It needn’t be like this, we would have happily rebooked. I see we arent the only ones to have had this experience
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Avoid this place like the plague especially with Covid lockdowns still occurring
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ranch100 wrote a review Aug 2021
Melbourne, Australia131 contributions76 helpful votes
This was our last stop on our trip around New Zealand. We took the ferry to Devonport and had brunch at the Esplande before going to the airport. We made allowance for the staff who were clearly busy trying to set up for the day but our group of four loved everything about it. We are easy going customers so it did not matter if the service was a bit slow, we were quite contented to sit in the window seats and watch the world go by. Brunch came and was fantastic. It was the best way to wind up our travels and we would certain go there again
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Sherpa7565570 wrote a review Aug 2021
Auckland Central, New Zealand6 contributions3 helpful votes
We were looking forward to going for dinner. What a shambles this once iconic place has become. Everything is old and dirty. The staff need training and a lesson on what to wear. A raincoat is not appropiate uniform for the waitress to serve food in. Toilets stink, food is below standard. Waste of money!!
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Althea L wrote a review Jul 2021
Auckland Central, New Zealand15 contributions4 helpful votes
We had been here several years ago and loved it. This time very disappointed. Room was overcrowded with cooking facilities that are no longer used. The bath had little paint on it and the bathroom tiles full of mould. The Venetian blinds in the bathroom broken, and the curtains in the bedroom not hanging properly. The TV needed a degree in technology to work. Could only be turned off with a secret button at the back on day one, and day two no control over the volume. While the service was lovely, the bed comfortable and the room warm, the general air of decay both in the rooms and lounge bar was grounds for crossing off this once grand place.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
US$90 - US$191 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Esplanade Hotel, Bar & Restaurant
Which popular attractions are close to The Esplanade Hotel, Bar & Restaurant?
Nearby attractions include Devonport (0.4 km), Devonport Chocolates (0.1 km), and Miller Road Fragrance Studio (0.07 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Esplanade Hotel, Bar & Restaurant?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at The Esplanade Hotel, Bar & Restaurant?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to The Esplanade Hotel, Bar & Restaurant?
Conveniently located restaurants include Hemingway's Devonport, Corelli's, and Manuka Restaurant.
Is The Esplanade Hotel, Bar & Restaurant located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.2 km away from the centre of Devonport.
Does The Esplanade Hotel, Bar & Restaurant offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Are there any historical sites close to The Esplanade Hotel, Bar & Restaurant?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Parnell (2.2 km), Eden Garden (5.6 km), and Auckland Town Hall (3.7 km).
Does The Esplanade Hotel, Bar & Restaurant have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.