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San Francisco, California
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This hotel is really good especially if you don't want to stay in Auckland and you can easily get a ferry into the city! The rooms were good and so was the breakfast, that was my favorite part of the day! Delicious breakfast! The bed was comfortable, good night sleep besides the construction outside! It was so noisy! Other than...

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Glenelg, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A 10 minute ferry ride from Auckland harbour is Devonport, a charming town. The Esplanade Hotel is equally charming with a modern yet classic feel. Great location for drinks or dinner, good service and friendly staff.

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great location overlooking Auckland city. Great food although we had made a booking for a specific table with a view and when we arrived another couple were seated there, the staff wouldn't move them. Very disappointing to say the least.

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Reviewed 23 October 2016

My wife and I were married 21st October and held the reception at The Esplanade. It was absolutely awesome! The package was brilliant and the service, staff and food were second to none. Emma and the team were there every step of the way and made everything so special for everyone who were there. Our guests raved about the food...

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

Hi and many thanks for your kind review. We really appreciate your feedback and wish you a long and happy marriage. cheers Grant

Narre Warren, Australia
Reviewed 23 October 2016

A quick and efficient check in to a refurbished older hotel. Impressive interior and a comfortable and quite room. Large modern bathroom and complimentary fast wifi. Close to shops and restaurants and the Auckland ferry. Recommended.

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

Hi and many thanks for your feedback its much appreciated. cheers Grant

Reviewed 23 October 2016

The Esplanade Hotel is a totally enjoyable experience. It has managed to keep its old world charm. You have to take into account that this is an old hotel that has been dragged into the 21st century and has some shortcomings but none impact on the enjoyment of your stay. Breakfast is ordered off a menu and delivered hot to...

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

Hi and many thanks for your feedback its much appreciated. Yes it is a very old hotel and takes a bit of upkeep. But I am really pleased you enjoyed your time here. cheers Grant

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 October 2016

The Esplanade Hotel is AWESOME. I booked a surprise lunch for my mothers birthday & 25 people showed up to a beautiful private room, yummy food and friendly & amazing staff - the day was perfect, I am sooooo thankful to the staff and the efforts they went to for making my mums birthday so special. I cant recommend this...

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

Hi and many thanks for your feedback its much appreciated. Yes I am proud of our staff and its great your mum's birthday was a success. I am really pleased you enjoyed your time here. cheers Grant

Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Just spent a night at the esplanade hotel in Devonport. Fantastic old building (1903) with tons of character, friendly staff and amazing atmosphere. The bath in the room was amazing and so relaxing, the beds were of good quality. If you are after a get away with everything in walking distance and love the character of an older building, then...

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

Hi and many thanks for your feedback its much appreciated. Yes it is a very old hotel and takes a bit of upkeep. But I am really pleased you enjoyed your stay here. Thanks again for your kind comments. cheers Grant

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Reviewed 1 October 2016

We came for afternoon tea after a wander in Devonport. Beautiful decoration, convinient location right across the ferry wharf. Our waitress was very friendly and helpful, even offering to take a photo of our whole family after seeing we were taking photos of our kids. I had Devonshire tea, my husband had the Kiwi sliders, both tasted great and at...

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

Hi and many thanks for your feedback its much appreciated. Yes it is a very old hotel and takes a bit of upkeep. But I am really pleased you enjoyed your time here. Thanks again for your kind comments. cheers Grant

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 25 September 2016

We called in for a pub lunch after walking around North Head with our Australian visitors. The Pub is full of character and so popular our party of 8 were seated in a formal room that looks like a tea room. The menu is varied and had something to please kids and adults. Unfortunately the service was a bit off...

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

Hi and many thanks for your feedback its much appreciated. I recall your lunch and was disapointed that something went awry with our service. Please accept my personal apologies. I hope you do return and your experience is improved. Thanks again for your feedback. cheers Grant

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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: €120 - €241 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Esplanade Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 17
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