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About this property


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

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

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Tours

Dining, drinking, and snacking

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

Services and conveniences

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning
  • Laundry service
  • Library
  • Luggage storage
  • Newspapers
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Smoking area

For the kids

  • Family room


  • Check-in/check-out [express]
  • Check-in [24-hour]
  • Elevator
  • Pets allowed
  • Security [24-hour]
  • Wheelchair accessible

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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based on 24 reviews
  • Cleanliness 8.6
  • Facilities 7.0
  • Location 9.6
  • Room Comfort/Standard 8.2
  • Service 8.6
  • Value for money 7.5
  • Food/Dining 8.0
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Scott from United States
Business traveler
Stayed one night in September 2016
Quaint, in a good way.
Old, but well kept. Lots of character. Excellent service.
Reviewed September 24, 2016
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Linda from New Zealand
1 Bedroom
Stayed one night in August 2016
Warm, comfortable, friendly & homely.
+ as above - the very noisy fan that came on with the en suite light.
Reviewed August 29, 2016
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SIHENG from China
1 Bedroom
Stayed one night in August 2016
good location
good location
Reviewed August 19, 2016
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Carrie from United States
Family with teens
Victoria Suite
Stayed 2 nights in April 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.
Reviewed April 19, 2016
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james from Australia
Victoria Suite
Stayed one night in January 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
Reviewed January 21, 2016
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Anthony from United Kingdom
1 Bedroom
Stayed 2 nights in December 2015
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..
Reviewed January 02, 2016
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Jing from New Zealand
1 Bedroom
Stayed one night in November 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
Reviewed December 03, 2015
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LEO from Australia
Stayed one night in February 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.
Reviewed February 09, 2015
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Stephen from New Zealand
Solo traveler
Stayed 2 nights in May 2014
Quiet, well situated
Location, adjacent village, location
Good. The shower cable in room 221 was broken. The electric kettle looks a little tired
Reviewed May 21, 2014
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Kim from New Zealand
Sensible Savings
Stayed one night in March 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.
Reviewed April 10, 2014
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