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The Esplanade Hotel, Bar & Restaurant

1 Victoria Road, Devonport, Auckland 0624 New Zealand
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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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Laundry Service
Banquet Room
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
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Stayed here a couple of days ago had booked online prior to our arrival however found out when we got there our booking was made for the wrong month a complete error on our behalf however instead of sending us away as what would of been the easiest thing to do as the reception wa
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Response from EmA370, Manager at The Esplanade Hotel, Bar & Restaurant
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you for your kind comments and we are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us at The Esplanade Hotel.
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While the location and exterior charm are great, this hotel is in need of upgrades to the interior rooms and also a reliable Wifi (no wifi has been available since yesterday and staff have no answers)
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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 of waiters attention a gentleman, the
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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 prepared and of a good quality.
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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 pain, staff not
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VERY worn room
Needs an upgrade.
spider webs, dirt, amateurish painted
View from the corner Flagstaff room
View, partially blocked and otherwise terrible
Do you have a pick up service from the airport tomorrow afternoon the 17 th, if we book 2 adults and a 10 month old baby
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 ferry from right downtown Auckland ferry right to Davenport and the Esplanade is only short stroll from Ferry. Super easy and inexpensive, and good view from ferry!
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As there is no a.c., would it be uncomfortable during the end of October?
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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Hi and many thanks for the review. Just an update. the 'Mecca' restaurant mentioned is not part of the Esplanade Hotel business although located as part of the same structure. We do enjoy great relationship with the business however and they have great food. However, the Esplanade Hotel is proud to offer our own menu of brunch and main meals from 7am to late developed by our own superb chef. Happy dining.
"Rooms facing Esplanade have terrific views but beware of the street noise, particularly as the rooms have no a/c so must have windows open."
"Avoid this place if you can"
"Get a room with a view of the lovely Auckland harbor"
"Rooms with a harbor view are nice!"
"Get a room that faces the rear of the hotel, although the area is generally quiet at night."
US$143 - US$353 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
esplanade hotel auckland
New ZealandNorth IslandAucklandNorth ShoreDevonport
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