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The Esplanade Hotel

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  • Excellent36%
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  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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Reviewed 10 November 2017

The location of this hotel could not be better. Wake up to a good breakfast overlooking the water across from Auckland. The staff is generally friendly and helpful, Walk along the waterfront. Dine at one of the local restaurants along the main street of Davenport,...More

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Response from Front Office M, Manager at The Esplanade HotelResponded 12 November 2017

Many thanks for your review. Yes the hotel is 115 years old and requires constant maintenance and refurbishment. Thanks for your comments, they help us improve,

Reviewed 9 November 2017

After touring Devonport out tour guide recommended the Esplanade. He was right a lovely old hotel. They still rent out rooms . Reminded me of A Bed & Breakfast . Enjoyed walking through the different rooms . Our waitress was very nice . The menu...More

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Response from Front Office M, Manager at The Esplanade HotelResponded 12 November 2017

Many thanks for your kind review, we really appreciate your feedback and am pleased you enjoyed your time here. cheers Grant

Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

I am a regular at this very nice venue but I have to let you know the new staff while trying to be good are less than satisfactory. The regular ladies are GREAT (2) but the nubies are well below par. It has all the...More

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Response from Front Office M, Manager at The Esplanade HotelResponded 8 November 2017

Hi and thanks for your feedback. If there is something we do at the Esplanade, it is that we look after our staff, not penny pinch (not sure what you mean here). We regularly take on alot of new staff at this time of year,...More

Reviewed 28 October 2017

The Esplanade Hotel – Devonport – Auckland. Excellent Food. Friendly & Attentive Staff. Quick Service. Crackling Open Fire. Comfortable Leather Armchairs. Well Stocked bookshelves. Great Views Overlooking The Harbour. What a quality gem is The Esplanade Hotel. Had Lunch here with an old friend on...More

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Response from Front Office M, Manager at The Esplanade HotelResponded 12 November 2017

Many thanks for your kind review, we really appreciate your feedback and am pleased you enjoyed your time here. cheers Grant

Reviewed 17 October 2017

This was a total find. An authentic experience from the historical landmark hotel itself to the staff and most wonderful location. The food was outstanding, the staff was attentive and personal. The building is aging, but that is part of the charm, but the buidling...More

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Response from Front Office M, Manager at The Esplanade HotelResponded 12 November 2017

Many thanks for your kind review, we really appreciate your feedback and am pleased you enjoyed your time here. cheers Grant

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Tracey M
16 August 2016|
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Response from DeRiz | Reviewed this property |
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... More
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18 June 2016|
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Response from Adrienne_sail | Reviewed this property |
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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"Rooms with a harbor view are nice!"
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"Get a room that faces the rear of the hotel, although the area is generally quiet at night."
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