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Whangarei, New Zealand
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21 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Great friendly service, it was cold so nice to sit by the fire, food was yummy, and the staff were able to give us directions to the Devonport chocolate shop. We also had lunch here a few weeks ago,I had the fish and chips, very tasty.

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1 Thank Frances195522
Front Office M, Owner at The Esplanade Hotel, responded to this review

Hi and many thanks for your feedback its much appreciated. Yes our fireplace is sought after on cold days, its so cosy. I am really pleased you enjoyed your time here. Thanks again for your kind comments. cheers Grant More 

New Zealand
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46 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

I had the pleasure again of staying at the Esplanade and was not disappointed. The hotel staff were very peasant and helpful. The room was of a standard size and very clean. The bathroom was one of the largest I have come across in all the hotels I have stayed in around the world. The breakfast was faultless,there was a... More 

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1 Thank Annie P
Front Office M, Owner at The Esplanade Hotel, responded to this review

Hi and many thanks for your feedback its much appreciated. We try hard to offer a different experience including a full breakfast so I am really pleased you enjoyed your time here. Thanks again for your kind comments. cheers Grant More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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52 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016

The Esplanade is a hotel with rooms and a restaurant. We visited the restaurant for lunch on a sunny Sunday. The building is an elegant colonial building with a high ceiling and lovely exterior and interior designs. The bar was a nice old-fashioned bar with furniture to match. The restaurant has seating inside as well as outside by the road.... More 

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Front Office M, Manager at The Esplanade Hotel, responded to this review

Hi and many thanks for your feedback its much appreciated. It is through feedback tht we are able to improve. I am not sure wht went wrong with your order, please accept my apologies. We are a popular restaurant and try to plan for eventualities, but sometimes are taken by surprise. Thanks again for your comments. cheers Grant More 

Queenstown, New Zealand
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23 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2016

We recommend this hotel as a very pleasant place to stay. The staff were welcoming and the hotel was absolutely charming. The location is a few minutes walk from the ferry and only about 10 minutes from downtown Auckland by ferry. A great place to relax and unwind with beaches nearby, shops and cafes. Our room was very comfortable with... More 

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Front Office M, Owner at The Esplanade Hotel, responded to this review

Hi and many thanks for your feedback its much appreciated. Yes it is a very old hotel and takes a bit of upkeep. But I am really pleased you enjoyed your time here. I note your comments about the chocolates. We did change suppliers for the rooms but maybe its time to have another look. Thanks again for your kind... More 

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23 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

The bar is nice and very relaxed. There is a fireplace and they have different events such as life jazz music, quiz nights etc. The food is very delicious and the staff is extremly friendly. I really enjoyed it here and will come back again! :-)

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Front Office M, Owner at The Esplanade Hotel, responded to this review

Hi and many thanks for your kind review. It's great that you enjoyed the night. You are welcome to come again More 

Papamoa, New Zealand
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42 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2016

End of week overnight stay and breakfast only. Room was clean and well presented but some maintenance is needed on the old-fashioned sash window as they rattle with the slightest air movement when left open and the room gets stuffy if closed up. Very spacious bathroom with plenty of space to accommodate a chair to use when getting dressed. The... More 

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Front Office M, Manager at The Esplanade Hotel, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review, your comments help us to improve. cheers More 

Bay of Islands, New Zealand
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35 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

We spent 2 nights in this hotel. Checking in was very easy and a lift available to our 2nd floor room. The guy who checked us in was somewhat surly ( he also mans the bar). Our room was lovely. Spacious and comfortable with a fantastic bathroom. Awesome shower! Good toiletries well stocked on the first day but the second... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 8 August 2016

The big old hotel has always fascinated in all the years I have travelled to Auckland and had to catch the ferry to wonderful Devonport, so this time I decided to stay, and I am pleased I did. Just a back room, no sea view, but still special. Beautifully restored old hotel, few creaks and groans which is to be... More 

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Front Office M, Manager at The Esplanade Hotel, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review, your comments help us to improve. Really appreciate your positive comments cheers More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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186 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2016

We were with friends on a tour of Devonport and stopped here for lunch. We sat outside and had a lovely time. The food was fine and the service friendly although a bit slow because the staff had to go back and forth throught the hotel to the kitchen.

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Thank bigaps
Front Office M, Manager at The Esplanade Hotel, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review, your comments help us to improve. As its an old hotel (113years) the hotel is divided into rooms rather than the modern long barn type restaurants. It has its charm but also it is challenging to work in, thanks again Grantcheers More 

Gainesville, Florida
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68 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2016

This is an older hotel, updated, with a very personal feel. Staff is very nice and friendly. The breakfast (made to order - no buffet) is absolutely outstanding. (The coffee needs improvement, but that is the ONLY minus.) The bed and shower were excellent. The ferry to Auckland CBD is a stone's throw from the front door. (Get an AT... More 

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Front Office M, Owner at The Esplanade Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback, I appreciate your response. We are proud of our location, so close to the CBD and yet retaining a strong holiday, seaside feeling. We are delighted that you appreciated the breakfast and also the staff service. Please call again, kind regards Grant More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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 ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Esplanade Hotel

Address: 1 Victoria Road, Devonport 0624, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland Region > Devonport
Price Range: RM576 - RM1,194 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Esplanade Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 17
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“Ask for a view and to be higher up to avoid any noise.”
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