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Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 13 June 2013

We had the best stay ever at this glorious little haven. Gerry and Sally couldn't be lovelier hosts. We felt so well looked after and breakfast was devine. The location is excellent and meant we could easily wander in the best part of Auckland. A glorious setting whatever the purpose of your trip. 5 stars!

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

Many thanks for taking time to write a review. It was lovely having you all to stay and of course exciting to have a star here as well. Hope we see you again.

Garrison, New York
Reviewed 7 June 2013

I have to speak very highly of the Great Ponsonby Arthotel, in every regard. Be it the pre-arranged pick up at the airport at 6 in the morning and the warm welcome when reaching the house, to the delicious, home cooked breakfasts and fine company, to the quiet as well as all the nearby shops and restaurants. The room by...

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

Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review. We are glad that you enjoyed Ponsonby, it is a great little area. We try to go the extra mile to make your stay pleasant and relaxing, and it is nice to know that it is appreciated. Hopefully we will see you again!

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 29 May 2013

A sumptuous breakfast in the dining room is always going to put me in a good mood! This quirky bnb seems to attract business travelers, tourists and people wanting a true Ponsonby experience. The room I had was fully self contained, separate from the house and at the rear of the property. Otherwise you'd be inside the villa, which is...

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

Thank you for taking time to write a review. We love Ponsonby and yes, we do try and create a real Ponsonby and kiwi experience. We are glad you enjoyed it. At the moment there is a wonderful photographic exhibition in galleries all over Auckland. There is always something fun on in town.

Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 28 May 2013

I have to respond to Micky G as I am a regular at the hotel and Hemi the dog is not at all scary. He loves a pat and is more likely to give a serious lick than anything else. I am not a dog person but Hemi is a friendly family pooch.

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

Thank you for giving poor old Hemi a vote of confidence. He is sound asleep on the couch at the moment. We always look forward to when you or your family come to stay. John Miller and Gil Hanly have a wonderful photographic exhibition on at the moment which I hope you will be able to see. It acknowledges 40...

wellington
Reviewed 26 May 2013

Love the location, gorgeous old renovated villa in Ponsonby, handy to Ponsonby Road & also downtown. Fantastically friendly & helpful hosts with home-poached fruit & muesli for breakfast, followed by homemade banana bread & gourmet eggs - yum! Loved the Penthouse, for its space, bath & views over Auckland from the bed. Really enjoyed hiding away here for a couple...

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

Thank you for taking time to write about your experience and we are glad you had a relaxing stay. We do try to make our guests Ponsonby experience as much fun as possible.

Hawera, New Zealand
Reviewed 25 May 2013

Holly the young person who showed us in was wonderful with her knowledge of the area. Very friendly staff. The breakfasts were amazing- Lovely poached fruit and yoghurt then cooked breakfast to order. Quant room- we were in Red. We used the bikes and enjoyed our ride down to the bay and back up the hill. Heaps of fantastic restaurants...

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

Thank you for your kind words about Holly. She is a wonderful young woman and is fluent in Spanish as well. I am glad you enjoyed your time at the Great Ponsonby.

London, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 May 2013

A very nice place, comfortable rooms, delicious breakfast, friendly people, relaxed atmosphere. I stayed 3 weeks. The only problem was the owners' dog, which was large and scary. A few times I was intimidated enough not to be able to come out of my room. And it scared my son once. I did tell the owners but the dog still...

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

I am sorry Hemi gave you a start. He is not supposed to be at the B&B unless a guest asks to see him and many do. I am pleased tho that you enjoyed the place otherwise. We really enjoyed having you all to stay.

Sydney
Reviewed 10 May 2013

Minutes from very cool shopping and restaurants, the Great Ponsonby is a real find. Fantastic hosts, excellent breakfasts, quiet street with easy access to very convenient bus service, taxi support that is like having a personal limo service. The rooms are comfy but not flash. The beds are good, and the wifi is free and works well. Would certainly stay...

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Mia P, Manager at Great Ponsonby Arthotel, responded to this review

Thanks for the kind words, we really appreciate it. So glad you enjoyed your stay and we will see you next time.

Chicago Heights, Illinois
Reviewed 6 May 2013

We stayed a week at the aptly named Great Ponsonby Arthotel and did our homework well before booking. We wanted a place with a good feel, to eat breakfast in a dining room with convivial travelers, a sitting room where we could swap stories with other travelers, parking for our rather large car and free wifi. Not much to ask...

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Mia P, Manager at Great Ponsonby Arthotel, responded to this review

Thanks for your review Lucy. So glad you enjoyed yourself. The Great Ponsonby is like a close little family and when guests stay we like them to feel apart of that. We were more than happy to have your friends for breakfast- the more the merrier. We look forward to seeing you again

Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 24 April 2013

I can't imagine a better place to stay at. Is a 20 minute walk to Sky city, Ponsonby road 2 mins walk with every type of food for you (even late night if feeling peckish) plus the rooms are great ,all the staff are friendly and the breakfasts are a treat. Being a solo traveller going to see the mighty...

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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: €107 - €185 (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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“I was worried Room 1 by the front door would be noisy, but had no problem at all.”
  • Room 1 - not huge, but quite comfortable
  • Room 1 - clean bathroom
  • Room 1 - bed was comfortable
Dingo40, 25 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Room 1 was a little small for the price, but the balcony was great!”
P4499CNamyb, 28 Dec 2016 | Read review
“All rooms would be quiet as on very quiet street with no through traffic.”
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.”
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.”
Respitesearch, 1 Apr 2016 | Read review
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