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About Esplanade Hotel


Offering quality accommodations in the sightseeing, restaurants, beaches district of Auckland, Esplanade Hotel is a popular pick for both business and leisure travelers. The hotel is not too far from the city center: just 13.9 km away, and it normally takes about 42 minutes to reach the airport. No less exceptional is the hotel's easy access to the city's myriad attractions and landmarks, such as Rare Books, Navy Museum, Devonport.

The facilities and services provided by Esplanade Hotel ensure a pleasant stay for guests. The hotel provides free Wi-Fi in all rooms, 24-hour security, daily housekeeping, printer, taxi service to ensure our guests the greatest comfort.

Experience high quality room facilities during your stay here. Some rooms include television LCD/plasma screen, internet access – wireless, internet access – wireless (complimentary), whirlpool bathtub, non smoking rooms, provided to help guests recharge after a long day. The hotel offers many unique recreational opportunities such as golf course (within 3 km). With an ideal location and facilities to match, Esplanade Hotel hits the spot in many ways.
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Internet access

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms
  • Wi-Fi in public areas

Getting around

  • Taxi service
  • Car park
  • Airport transfer
  • Shuttle service
  • Bicycle rental

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Tours

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • Room service
  • Restaurant(s)
  • Coffee shop
  • Bar

Access, services, and conveniences

  • Daily housekeeping
  • security [24-hour]
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Check-in/check-out [express]
  • Luggage storage
  • Newspapers
  • Laundry service
  • Dry cleaning
  • Elevator
  • Pets allowed
  • Library
  • Smoking area
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Check-in [24-hour]

For the kids

  • Family room

Languages spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Hindi
  • Spanish
  • Turkish
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Child and extra bed policy
Children 0-3 year(s) Stay for free if using existing bedding.
  • Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose, please check the individual room capacity for more details.
When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
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Useful info

Airport Transfer Fee: 110 NZD
Breakfast Charge (when not included in room rate): 19 NZD
Check-In From: 02:00 PM
Check-Out Until: 10:30 AM
Distance from City Center: 13.9 km
Distance to Airport: 32km
Internet Usage Fee: 0 NZD
Non-Smoking Rooms / Floors: yes
Number of Bars: 2
Number of Floors: 3
Number of Restaurants: 2
Number of Rooms : 17
Parking Fee (per day): 0 NZD
Reception Open Until: 03:00 AM
Room Voltage: 220
Time to Airport (Minutes): 42
Year Hotel Built: 1903
Year Hotel Last Renovated: 2015
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Verified traveler reviews

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  • Hotel Condition/Cleanliness 8.5
  • Facilities 7.0
  • Location 9.6
  • Room Comfort/Standard 8.2
  • Service 8.5
  • Value for Money 7.5
  • Food/Dining 8.0
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Linda C.
New Zealand
August 29, 2016
Warm, comfortable, friendly & homely.
+ as above - the very noisy fan that came on with the en suite light.

August 19, 2016
good location
good location

Carrie G.
United States
April 19, 2016
Lovely old elegance
We really enjoyed our stay in the Victoria Suite. It felt great to finish a week in a campervan and check in to the Esplanade, with its high ceilings, warm fireplace, and harbor views. The restaurant was delicious, and the staff very friendly and kind. We loved walking around Devonport and catching the ferry right across the street. I would definitely stay here again.

james C.
January 21, 2016
Great character hotel with fantastic views
Character, position, food
We stayed in the suite which has its own balcony overlooking the city. The only drawback it has is the lack of air conditioning which is not often needed in Auckland

Anthony S.
United Kingdom
January 02, 2016
Two days in Devonport New Zealand
Location. Good breakfasts, food generally very good.
Very unhappy that our fine dining was ruined by it being in a public bar right next to the bar and in line with the toilets. We had booked in May 2015 and asked for a table in the Private dining room. It was promised us at the time. Quality in Service is more than just food. We had special guests with us from the UK who were equally unimpressed. The bedrooms/suites were fine for both couples. Complaints were made at the time of check in and check out without any real concern as to our unhappiness. Two of us live in NZ in Auckland, we will be talking to others..

Jing M.
New Zealand
December 03, 2015
it's ok
location, view, bathroom
i think the hotel is slightly run down. sorry the room I stayed smelled abit and may I expected bit more modern type of room thanks

February 09, 2015
Stay at the Esplanade Hotel.
The great hospitality, location and value for money
We really enjoyed our stay at the Esplanade. It is fantastically located on the waterfront and the service from the staff was really wonderful. It was also good that hotel residents were allocated a seperate are of the dining hall which made it very nice. The food was of a very high quality.

Stephen J.
New Zealand
May 21, 2014
Quiet, well situated
Location, adjacent village, location
Good. The shower cable in room 221 was broken. The electric kettle looks a little tired

Kim O.
New Zealand
April 10, 2014
Relaxed with Character
Location, Comfort, Character
We enjoyed the history and character of this hotel. The room was very comfortable and we would stay again.

Trevor S.
United Kingdom
April 02, 2014
Great food in pleasant surroundings
Food, location and restaurant staff
A very pleasant stay in a superb location would fully recommend the food


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