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The Esplanade Hotel
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Devonport
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 17 October 2017

This was a total find. An authentic experience from the historical landmark hotel itself to the staff and most wonderful location. The food was outstanding, the staff was attentive and personal. The building is aging, but that is part of the charm, but the buidling has a great vibe, is light and airy and filled with interesting things. The location was perfect for walking around Devonport, close to so many wonderful restaurants, boutiques, scenic neighborhoods and right across the street from the 10 min ferry ride to Aukland. Highly recommend staying in Devonport at the Esplanade and enjoying the easy access to all the islands and the city center via the ferry which is fast and sleek. Emma, Tanya, Matilda and the entire staff made our stay great! Thank you -- Robert Hays & Gina Carlson

  • Stayed: October 2017, travelled as a couple
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Front Office M, Manager at The Esplanade Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2017

Many thanks for your kind review, we really appreciate your feedback and am pleased you enjoyed your time here.
cheers Grant

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Reviewed 17 October 2017

Just an overnight stay so not much time invested in finding out about the hotel other than a comfortable bed and close to cafes.
Arrived 15 minutes before the kitchen shut so appreciated the apple I had with me but wishing there had been a little more on the room service menu to have as a snack. The kitchen probably wouldn't have been very pleased had I ordered at that time anyway.
The hotel offered exactly what i needed; bed and bathroom.
It is quite old so was looking like a spruce-up would do it a world of good. The lift was near my door so a bit noisey, and street noise filters up too.
The staff were very pleasant and efficient.
Situated perfectly to access Devonport shops and cafes.

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  • Stayed: October 2017, travelled solo
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Front Office M, Manager at The Esplanade Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 15 November 2017

Many thanks for your review and it helps us improve. I hope you enjoyed your trip for the rest of your stay.

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Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

We have just returned from a fabulous weekend celebrating my husband's 85th Birthday staying 2 nights at the wonderful historic Esplanade Hotel. We were upgraded from a basic room to a Harbour view suite and such a lovely time. The meals and the service were excellent and we have booked a return visit for early next year. Thanks Esplanade

Stayed: October 2017, travelled as a couple
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Front Office M, Manager at The Esplanade Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2017

Many thanks for your kind review, we really appreciate your feedback and am pleased you enjoyed your time here.
cheers Grant

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Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

Three old friends caught up in the bar for an after work drink.
Quiet ti start with then filled with commuters but still maintained a good atmosphere.
Friendly service and a good selection if beers.
This will be a must return to bar for us.

Stayed: September 2017, travelled with friends
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Front Office M, Manager at The Esplanade Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2017

Many thanks for your kind review, we really appreciate your feedback and am pleased you enjoyed your time here.
cheers Grant

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Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

Spent 2 nights at the esplanade in Devonport such an awesome spot right on the Waitemata harbour views to Auckland and rangitoto. The food and service was excellent and the room perfect for the views and watching the world go by.

Stayed: September 2017, travelled as a couple
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Front Office M, Manager at The Esplanade Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2017

Many thanks for your kind review, we really appreciate your feedback and am pleased you enjoyed your time here.
cheers Grant

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Additional Information about The Esplanade Hotel

Address: 1 Victoria Road, Devonport, Auckland 0624, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland > North Shore > Devonport
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Devonport
Price Range: RM 519 - RM 1,611 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Esplanade Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 17
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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