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Reviewed 10 May 2016

We had the opportunity to explore beautiful Devonport on a couple of afternoons whilst in Auckland on a business trip. We called in to the Esplanade for a beer both days whilst waiting for the next ferry. The atmosphere was so good we decided to wait the ferry after the next one! Picture a fire place, lounges with friendly staff....

Thank OceanAnt
Somerset, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 May 2016

Room109 light came on in middle off night, sleepless nights for the whole of the visit. One bedside light not working second had loose connection. No view from Windows a very depressing room. At over £800 for eight night was not value for money. Staff was very good.

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Front Office M, Manager at The Esplanade Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks, the room is our cheaper one and sits looking out the back of the hotel. Hence the low price, however the tariff included a full a la carte breakfast for two as well. I have investigated the light and found that it was not pushed into the socket properly so the connection was intermittent and so came on every...

Reviewed 4 May 2016 via mobile

We stayed at this hotel 2 nights lovely hotel excellent staff always friendly an helpful rooms ok a little maintenance is needed beds comfortable TV poor reception. meals were excellent good value 4 prices we would stay here again hotel good position 4 most things

Thank Pat W
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 May 2016 via mobile

Had lunch here one afternoon on holiday, nice setting and a very good menu, really friendly and informative staff , the hotel is quite quaint , if that is the word , as is the rest of Devonport I found. Lovely hotel in a beautiful town .

Thank Frank H
Dunedin, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 May 2016 via mobile

Just had a quick glass of wine. Very nice inside and good views from front outside tables. Interesting choice of music...French. Good to see an historic building treated with respect. Very close to ferry terminal although couldn't really get any closer.

Thank Jodie W
Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 1 May 2016 via mobile

This lovely hotel changed ownership and management 2014 and the difference in service and upkeep is dramatic. This will be our "go to" hotel when we return each year. There is a wonderful bar and restaurant on the first floor with great Windows and views as well as a roaring fire on cold days. Some cozy seating options, as well...

Thank DeRiz
Hope Island, Australia
Reviewed 19 April 2016 via mobile

We recently had lunch at this hotel and it was delicious, excellent fish and chips and friendly staff. All the meals that were ordered were excellent. Located opposite the bay. Good location and would definitely go back if we were in that area again.

Thank traveller77722
Cardiff, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 April 2016 via mobile

Stayed in April for a night befor leaving devonport, on arrival after a long hot journey from the north of Auckland we had been booked in for the wrong night, they were very accommodating, no drama and sorted us with lovely rooms. Spacious with great views of the harbour, well appointed large rooms. Breakfast was delicious.

1Thank Adrienne_sail
Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 2 April 2016

All the rooms are a piece of old world charm quite and restful the meals are first class and the staff helpful and polite , there are heaps of shopping in the immediate area a big selection of site seeing .

Thank Don W
London, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 March 2016

This hotel has the potential to be a really great place to stay, but it really needs a new approach to achieve it. The waiting staff in the public areas were super, but it was evident that they were part timers who had insufficient training in providing the level of efficient service that one should expect. The whole hotel was...

Thank Brian P
Front Office M, Manager at The Esplanade Hotel, responded to this review

Hi, I really wish I had a chance to talk to you. Yes we have a number of part-timers and each is superb and many have been with us for a long time. We also have new staff who are learning. But I would still expect a high standard of care. I can't understand your other comments. The windows are...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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 ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Esplanade Hotel

Address: 1 Victoria Road, Devonport 0624, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland Region > Devonport
Price Range: ₹ 8,246 - ₹ 29,513 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Esplanade Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 17
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“Didn't see the rooms, only experienced the food service”
 of 5 bubbles Bligey, 26 Dec 2016 | Read review
“A room with a view onto the Esplanade is nice!”
 of 5 bubbles PerryB137, 16 Dec 2016 | Read review
“We just took what was given and the room was fine.”
 of 5 bubbles Z302TUjamesk, 22 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Harbor views are wonderful”
 of 5 bubbles southernronnie, 11 Sep 2016 | Read review
“If you staying for really special reason, sea view rooms would be wonderful.”
  • A room at back of hotel, so no view, but charming none the less
 of 5 bubbles wendysomerville, 8 Aug 2016 | Read review
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