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Oregon
Reviewed 28 December 2016

We had a great time at this B&B. Very friendly and helpful staff, plus a wonderful breakfast. One of the best breakfasts we have had. Perfect location for walking all over Auckland. The decor is charming.

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GreatPonsTeam, Manager at Great Ponsonby Arthotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review. We often say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so we are pleased that you so thoroughly enjoyed your breakfast with us. It is wonderful that you took advantage of our location to explore the city - Ponsonby is perfectly located for that.

Bangkok, Thailand
Reviewed 19 December 2016

Very good location if you want to be around the area which buzzes with bars and restaurants, yet the hotel is in a very quiet cul de sac. I would rather describe the place as a upmarket B&B. It is a lovely old house in a residential area down a quiet street. There is no 24 hour reception, business centre...

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Sally J, Owner at Great Ponsonby Arthotel, responded to this review

Thank you for going to the effort of writing a review and we are pleased you enjoyed our place and Ponsonby which we love. We upgraded our showers several years ago and went for the flat floor type as so many of our guests prefer them. I am sorry the shower curtain did not contain the water for you. I...

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

I can't rate this place highly enough. Very welcoming & friendly. So accomodating! Beautiful room, lovely lounge area, delicious breakfast. Staying here was like a dream. I have told everyone I know about this beautiful b&b and their amazing staff.

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GreatPonsTeam, Manager at Great Ponsonby Arthotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive review. Our aim is to make you feel welcome and comfortable, so we are glad we have achieved this. If you are ever coming back through Auckland, let us know and we will gladly give you a warm welcome back.

Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Highly recommend this place, staff are excellent, really friendly and have lots of great local tips and advice. Location is central, lots of trendy bars and cafes nearby, good shopping and also easy walk into town. Also breakfast was amazing!!!

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GreatPonsTeam, Manager at Great Ponsonby Arthotel, responded to this review

We really value getting some insider knowledge whenever we go travelling, so we do our best to offer local tips to our guests when they come to Auckland. There is always something to do in Ponsonby, so be sure to come back and stay again!

London, Kentucky
Reviewed 25 November 2016

The Great Ponsonby is an experience. Extremely friendly, comfortable and individual rooms scattered around the garden and decorated with artworks that justify the name. Breakfast is an à la carte feast, with home-made breads and eggs every which way.

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GreatPonsTeam, Manager at Great Ponsonby Arthotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review - it is our aim to provide you with an experience, not just accommodation, so we are very pleased that you were able to appreciate this. Making the banana bread is always one of the team's favourite tasks.

Midland, Michigan
Reviewed 23 November 2016

We loved this B&B. The host was charming, the staff was more than helpful and the location was within walking distance of several great restaurants and the waterfront. The breakfast and coffee were delicious. We would come back.

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GreatPonsTeam, Manager at Great Ponsonby Arthotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We would be very happy to have you back again, and we will be sure to have breakfast and coffee waiting for you!

Bristol UK
Reviewed 20 November 2016

In a quiet setting but very close to the centre, the hotel is a lovely mix of great service, great staff and a very peaceful atmosphere. This not the city slickers hotel so if you want chrome and glitz this is not the place for you but if you want a calm and relaxing stay with good food and peaceful...

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GreatPonsTeam, Manager at Great Ponsonby Arthotel, responded to this review

We are lucky to be in such a quiet and relaxed area as Ponsonby, and we are pleased that its slightly more 'eccentric' character was to your taste. Thank you for your review!

Reviewed 16 November 2016

We've come to love the Pons. It's much better value than the Downtown stacks you can amble down and explore,catch a bus back and relax in a large room with all facilities.Staff couldn't be more helpful.Food mmmmm.On that flight you know you will have the perfect place to recover.

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GreatPonsTeam, Manager at Great Ponsonby Arthotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. We are glad that you think so highly of the services and amenities that we have to offer - after all, there is no better way to recover from a long flight than a good walk and good food!

Switzerland
Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Lovely staff and beautiful room, amazing breakfast! Highly recommended place! Only "negative" thing is the way to the centre, you might need a taxi. But Ponsonby is a lovely place with many cafés and restaurants and nice little shops.

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GreatPonsTeam, Manager at Great Ponsonby Arthotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review. We are very proud of our breakfast, and pleased that you enjoyed it as well. Perhaps next time we can show you the best way to bus or walk to town, so that you can enjoy the sights along the way.

Cairns, Australia
Reviewed 14 November 2016

I have never felt comfortable as much as i had with great ponsonby arthotel, really very friendly service, the whole place feels like at home, i was there 4th nov 2016 , and i am going again this week. looking forward to it.

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GreatPonsTeam, Manager at Great Ponsonby Arthotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review. Our intention is that our guests feel like real guests and not customers, so we are glad that you felt so at home with us.

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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Relax in a quiet, heritage, 1890's villa in the middle of cosmopolitan Auckland, just 2 minutes stroll to Ponsonby's vibrant cafes, restaurants and galleries. Fifteen minutes by eco bus, five minutes by taxi to the waterfront or a 30 minute amble through Ponsonby's interesting streets. Close to Eden Park, the Zoo and all main attractions. Qualmark 4 star+ and Enviro Gold. Breakfasts are legendary. They are cooked to order, not just left in your fridge the night before. This is a place to have fun & meet other guests.Free, unlimited wifi throughout hotel, ipod docks, all sky channels in your room. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Great Ponsonby Arthotel

Address: 30 Ponsonby Terrace | Ponsonby, Auckland 1011, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland Region > Auckland
Price Range: €186 - €277 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Great Ponsonby Arthotel 4.5*
Number of rooms: 10
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“Room 1 was a little small for the price, but the balcony was great!”
 of 5 bubbles P4499CNamyb, 28 Dec 2016 | Read review
“All rooms would be quiet as on very quiet street with no through traffic.”
 of 5 bubbles MPC69a, 12 Sep 2016 | Read review
“"Uncle" who can pick you up at the airport is Always a good idea - just makes everything go easier.”
 of 5 bubbles jhalbe01, 5 May 2016 | Read review
“Parking is a challenge. Auckland is a good starting point, though does not begin to represent the wonders of NZ.”
 of 5 bubbles Respitesearch, 1 Apr 2016 | Read review
“None of the rooms have views, but there are a few with a private balcony.”
 of 5 bubbles 369eunicen, 12 Mar 2016 | Read review
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