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Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 October 2016

The Esplanade Hotel is AWESOME. I booked a surprise lunch for my mothers birthday & 25 people showed up to a beautiful private room, yummy food and friendly & amazing staff - the day was perfect, I am sooooo thankful to the staff and the efforts they went to for making my mums birthday so special. I cant recommend this...

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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 I am proud of our staff and its great your mum's birthday was a success. I am really pleased you enjoyed your time here. cheers Grant

Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Just spent a night at the esplanade hotel in Devonport. Fantastic old building (1903) with tons of character, friendly staff and amazing atmosphere. The bath in the room was amazing and so relaxing, the beds were of good quality. If you are after a get away with everything in walking distance and love the character of an older building, then...

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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 stay here. Thanks again for your kind comments. cheers Grant

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Reviewed 1 October 2016

We came for afternoon tea after a wander in Devonport. Beautiful decoration, convinient location right across the ferry wharf. Our waitress was very friendly and helpful, even offering to take a photo of our whole family after seeing we were taking photos of our kids. I had Devonshire tea, my husband had the Kiwi sliders, both tasted great and at...

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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. Thanks again for your kind comments. cheers Grant

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 25 September 2016

We called in for a pub lunch after walking around North Head with our Australian visitors. The Pub is full of character and so popular our party of 8 were seated in a formal room that looks like a tea room. The menu is varied and had something to please kids and adults. Unfortunately the service was a bit off...

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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. I recall your lunch and was disapointed that something went awry with our service. Please accept my personal apologies. I hope you do return and your experience is improved. Thanks again for your feedback. cheers Grant

Whangarei, New Zealand
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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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

New Zealand
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...

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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. 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

Auckland, New Zealand
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....

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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

Queenstown, New Zealand
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...

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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...

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

Papamoa, New Zealand
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...

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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

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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 

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Address: 1 Victoria Road, Devonport 0624, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland Region > Devonport
Price Range: RM539 - RM1,436 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Esplanade Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 17
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“We just took what was given and the room was fine.”
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“Harbor views are wonderful”
 of 5 bubbles southernronnie, 11 Sep 2016 | Read review
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 of 5 bubbles wendysomerville, 8 Aug 2016 | Read review
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