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Springwood, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Caught the ferry over from the Auckland CBD to Devonport to check out the village atmosphere. Looked around the shops and then decided to have lunch at the Esplanade Hotel. Apparently built around the 1900's it has a number of period features including high pressed metal ceiling and large windows. We decided to have the shared sea food plate for...

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hotel is well situated for the ferry to Auckland and immediately adjacent to a pleasant park. At lunchtime on a cool day, this was just what we needed. Initially we pulled some tables together outside to review the menu which included some tasty snacks. Bless her, the young lady who served us didn't actually know what a Croque Monsieur...

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Longmont, Colorado
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We booked a Flagstaff Room via a booking platform and checked the hotels website -- from the reviews and website impression we thought to stay at a classy hotel. That was not the case -- we got a room where the only clean thing seemed to be the bed, otherwise spider webs around the window, and dirty grouts in the...

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

Many thanks for your review. The room you booked was the cheapest one in the hotel and so it is the smallest. The outside is a disused fire escape which is still attached and is not for use. Most of the fire escapes had been removed many years ago but somehow the rear ones were left. This was the last...

Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Despite Central Devonport having been transformed into a miniature Hong Kong-style construction hub, I had a really good stay here again recently. It was the elevated quality of the staff which made all the difference. We experienced very friendly greetings at the Reception Desk and were made to feel welcome by all and sundry.

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San Francisco, California
Reviewed 25 November 2016 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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Front Office M, Owner at The Esplanade Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks for your review and we appreciate the comments and feedback. Unfortunately, no one told us that Watercare was upgrading a watermain until it happened. A liaison helped to reduce the hours of work so most was done in the daylight hours. All the best and we welcome you staying again,

Glenelg, Australia
Reviewed 18 November 2016 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 11 November 2016 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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Front Office M, Manager at The Esplanade Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks, yes that is always disappointing when we think we have booked a special table. Unfortunately we can never guarantee bookings and this should have been made known to you. We do try and allocate to particular needs but often early diners just stay longer to enjoy the Esplanade's charms. We can't then just move them on. And I suspect...

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

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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: €114 - €303 (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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