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Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

IMO it is a little over priced for the type of accomodation, it does have a lot of character however it is a bit dated and showing its age. My room only had 1/2 of the window netting as the other half was missing, looks like it either rotted or was ripped away. I had a great view of the Devonport ferry terminal, harbour and Auckland city lights however it can be a bit noisy as there are rooms above the pub/bars, as mine was so caution for Friday’s and Saturday’s. With all that said it was tidy and the bed was comfortable. The bathroom and shower was good with plenty of shower water pressure and hot. Not quite 4 stars I would feel 3 1/2 is more accurate.

Stayed: September 2017, travelled on business
Thank Shane N
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Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

It was our last day in New Zealand, and we drove from Auckland CBD to Devonport. The journey was only around 20 minutes. We parked our car and wanted to find a place for breakfast, and there it was, the Esplanade Hotel, standing right opposite the wharf. We just could not resist its charm and went in for breakfast. Very nice interior which still retains much of its character with old details and fittings. We asked the management to see if we can look at some of the rooms and their friendly staff showed us to one of the room facing the waterfront, and we immediately knew that this will be the hotel of our choice next time visiting Auckland.

A wonderful petite size hotel with character.

Stayed: August 2017, travelled with family
Thank Douglas H
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Reviewed 6 September 2017

This is a lovely, quaint hotel, located straight across the road from the Devonport ferry terminal. The first impression when we walked in was that we had come to stay at "Fawlty Towers", as the reception check-in desk is tucked under the stairwell. It is all very charming though!

My husband and I stayed here last year for a friend's wedding at the naval base, and recently with our son when we were going to a concert at Spark Arena - it's so handy getting the ferry across to the Auckland CBD (just a 12 minute ride away!), and not having to worry about finding a car park in the city!

The rooms are smallish, but they've have been refurbished and the bathrooms (consisting of a toilet, sink and shower) are a good size and look reasonably modern.

A nice touch is the complimentary bottled water and chocolate for each guest.

We paid an extra $85 for our son to stay, and we had a room with a single bed and a queen sized bed. Whilst an extra charge has to be made for the extra guest we thought it was a little steep, however breakfast is included in the rate so it wasn't all bad!

We chose to have an early drink and snack in the on-site bar prior to getting on the ferry for our concert. The fish goujons & shoestring fries were yummy and good value (we thought) at $9.50 each. It would have been perfect if it hadn't been for the fact that when I tried to order a glass of cider the foreign waitress informed me that they didn't have cider. Then, the same waitress came back 45 minutes later and told me that they did have cider, it was just that they were changing the "tanks" earlier and that is why I couldn't have it when I initially tried to order it! It would have been helpful if the staff member had given the right information at the start of the night, rather than when I was ready to leave!

Also, whilst we were there was a sign which indicated that it was "happy hour" from 5pm to 7pm, but nothing on our receipt showed that we had received any kind of "happy hour" discount - for any of the beers, wines, or food, that we had ordered!

  • Stayed: September 2017, travelled with family
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Thank chynna
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Front Office M, Manager at The Esplanade Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2017

Hi and thanks for your review. I am pleased that you had an enjoyable stay here. The building is well over 100 years old which is charming but the age does mean that we have to make do with the facilities of the time.
That is a good point about the bill. The prices automatically get charged at the happy hour rate rather than discounted. So, the change doesn't show up. But it is worth considering to show the discount.
thanks again.

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Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

An old classic (Georgian) just on the Harbour-front and at the bottom of the main drag. Relaxed, low key, boutique property , reasonably priced and the definitive place to stay in Devonport. You can walk everywhere from here. Friendly bar, with usually a smattering of visitors. Solid if not spectacular menu.

Stayed: July 2017, travelled with friends
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Front Office M, Manager at The Esplanade Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2017

Hi and many thanks for your review. I am pleased that you had an enjoyable time here. The building is well over 100 years old which is charming. The menu is deliberately targetted at the local, substantial and low cost.

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Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

An Aussie friend stays here twice a year - time only allowed me a day visit - wonderful old worlde charm - like stepping back in time. So elegant & furnished with antiques & Art Deco treasures. The open fire, views across to water & ferries.
Delicious berry muffin - true what they say about NZ butter. Yum oh.

Stayed: August 2017, travelled solo
Thank Lorraine B
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Front Office M, Manager at The Esplanade Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2017

Hi and many thanks for your review. I am pleased that you had an enjoyable stay here. The building is well over 100 years old which is charming and we love working her. Hopefully you will have more time next time.

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