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4.3 out of 5

"We liked the location and the fact the hotel is historic. The staff are very obligating. The rooms need some remodeling. We have stayed at the hotel s ... " More

By a verified traveller on Tue 11 Feb 2020

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Hotel Description

At The Esplanade Hotel you'll be 3.5 km (2.2 mi) from Auckland Ferry Terminal and 3.9 km (2.4 mi) from Princes Wharf. Highlights at this beach hotel include 2 bars/lounges, a restaurant, and free self parking.

All 16 individually decorated rooms feature LCD TVs with satellite channels, and you can enjoy free WiFi, coffee/tea makers, and free newspapers. Refrigerators and room service make in-room dining convenient. You'll find nice touches like free toiletries and premium bedding to enhance your stay. Free local calls, hair dryers, and irons/ironing boards are also available.

The restaurant, The Esplanade Restaurant, is open for breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. Added amenities include free WiFi in public areas, a free manager's reception, and a coffee shop/café. There's also free parking nearby, along with the convenience of airport drop-off service.

You'll be 4.3 km (2.7 mi) from Viaduct Harbour and 4.4 km (2.8 mi) from Sky Tower with a stay at this 4-star Devonport hotel.

Flagstaff Room

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max
NZ$173* Per night/room 1 Dec. - 2 Dec.

Double Room (Windsor )

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Victoria Suite

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Harbour View Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Deluxe Penthouse, City View

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

King Room, Harbour View (Sunroom)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

The Esplanade Hotel ratings based on 84 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.3 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for The Esplanade Hotel

Everyone (45) Couples (32) Business (1) Family (7)
4 out of 5
We liked the location and the fact the hotel is historic. The staff are very obligating. The rooms need some remodeling. We have stayed at the hotel several times when we have visited Auckland.from Canada. The exterior of the building needs painting. It would be nice if any renovations were done in keeping with the era in which the building was built.

Posted by on 11 Feb. 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

22 Feb. 2020 by Em

We thank you for your kind comments :)

5 out of 5

Posted by on 11 Jun. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

4 Jul. 2019 by Hotel manager

Thank you for your kind feedback :)

4 out of 5
I like the Victorian style- just needs a bit of a tidy up eg. Fold up beds and ladders sitting in hallway and decor could be updated whilst still keeping with the stylr

Posted by on 16 May 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

4 Jul. 2019 by Hotel manager

Thank you for your feedback, as it is through customer feedback that we can improve and give all our guests the high standards we want to provide for them. :)

5 out of 5

Posted by on 4 May 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

5 May 2019 by Dan

Thank You Very Much

2 out of 5

Posted by on 27 Feb. 2019

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2 out of 5
Disappointing that the lift isn't working and hasn't been for some time. No communication about this when booking and saw elderly guests struggling with stairs. Room smelt of moth balls

Posted by on 27 Feb. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

5 Mar. 2019 by manager

Thanks you we are working on the Upgrade Regards

5 out of 5
Old world charm and decorations. Comfortable room with a lovely view.

Posted by on 25 Feb. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

1 Mar. 2019 by Esplanade

Thank You

4 out of 5
Great location. Olde world charm. Relaxing hotel. Good food

Posted by on 10 Feb. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

12 Feb. 2019 by Emma

Thank you very much for your lovely comments :)

4 out of 5
This hotel is a grande old lady and still has its old world charm. Beautiful waterfront location and opposite the ferry terminal. Comfortable bed and bathroom ( unfortunately no bath) and with bars and outside areas to relax in. My room included a delicious full English breakfast served in a cheerful sunny room. Helpful staff who seem to be keen that you enjoy your stay. Devonport is peaceful and gorgeous and this hotel is a good substitute for a city hotel given it is a 15 minute ferry ride away.

Posted by on 5 Jan. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

7 Jan. 2019 by Emma

Thank you very much for your kind comments.

5 out of 5

Posted by on 4 Jan. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

4 Jan. 2019 by Manish

Thanks for your review Hope to see you again Thanks & Regards Manger

About the The Esplanade Hotel

Location 1 Victoria Road, Devonport, 0647

Property Features

There's a restaurant on site, as well as a coffee shop/café. You can unwind with a drink at one of the 2 bars/lounges. A free manager's reception is offered daily. WiFi is free in public spaces. A terrace, tour/ticket assistance, and coffee/tea in a common area are also featured at the business-friendly The Esplanade Hotel. A shuttle from the hotel to the airport (available 24 hours) is available for a fee. Free self parking is available. This 4-star Devonport hotel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 16 guestrooms or units
  • 3 levels
  • 2 bars or lounges
  • Built in 1903
  • Dining venue
  • Manager's reception (free)
  • Coffee shop
  • Conference space
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Terrace
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Television in lobby
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking , Free parking nearby

Transport

  • Airport: Auckland Intl. Airport (AKL) (40.3 km / 25 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Airport drop-off
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

The Esplanade Hotel offers 16 accommodations with complimentary newspapers and coffee/tea makers. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. Beds feature premium bedding. LCD televisions come with premium satellite channels. Bathrooms include bathtubs or showers, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. This Devonport hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and blackout drapes/curtains. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • LCD television
  • Satellite channels
  • Premium channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Cribs (surcharge)
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Unique furnishings
  • Unique decor
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

The hotel hosts a free manager's reception daily.

The Esplanade Restaurant - This beachfront restaurant serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). A children's menu is available. Happy hour is offered.

High Tea Room - This beachfront restaurant specializes in local cuisine and serves brunch, dinner, and light fare. Guests can enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). A children's menu is available. Happy hour is offered. Open daily.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18
  • Check-in time ends at 11:30 PM

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 6:30 AM - 11:30 PM. To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 48 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. If you are planning to arrive after 11:30 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

This property offers an airport pickup service.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 6:30 AM - 11:30 PM.
To arrange for check-in, guests must contact the property at least 48 hours prior to arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests arriving after 11:30 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in information. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for NZD 85.0 per night.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available for NZD 45.0 per stay.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome

Policies

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation. This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted. This property advises that enhanced cleaning measures are currently in place.Disinfectant is used to clean the property.

  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Staffed front desk
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Bed sheets and towels are not washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly touched surfaces are not cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property is not currently implementing any guest safety measures
  • Property does not follow sanitisation practices of any association

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Airport shuttle fee: NZD 95 per vehicle
  • Early check-in is available for a fee (subject to availability, amount varies)
  • Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability, amount varies)
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: NZD 45.0 per stay
  • Rollaway bed fee: NZD 85.0 per night
  • Credit card charges are subject to a surcharge of 3 percent

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Esplanade Devonport
  • Esplanade Hotel Devonport
  • The Esplanade Hotel Hotel
  • The Esplanade Hotel Devonport
  • The Esplanade Hotel Hotel Devonport

You should know

  • Please note that this property can refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, which include pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties.
  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.

National Rating

This property does not have a Qualmark® rating. For the benefit of our customers, we have provided a rating based on our rating system.

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