The Esplanade

1 Victoria Road, DevonportAuckland0624New Zealand
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About The Esplanade

Set in a classic Edwardian building overlooking the Waitematā Harbour of Davenport, The Esplanade features a fully licenced restaurant and rooms with free Wi-Fi access. Devonport Ferry Terminal is right in front of the hotel, and Downtown Auckland is a ten-minute ferry ride away.

Rooms are individually decorated and standard amenities include flat screen satellite TV, coffee/tea making facilities, mini-fridge, and iPod docking station. The en-suite bathroom comes with free toiletries and hairdryer. Some rooms offer splendid harbour views, while the suites add separate lounge area, balcony, and fireplace.

Meeting & events space and laundry facilities are available on-site. Public parking nearby is offered for free.

Local and international dishes are served at the restaurant. The bar offers a selection of wines and alcoholic beverages. For convenience, room service is also available.

The Esplanade is within three miles to University of Auckland and the vibrant entertainment complex of SkyCity Auckland. Cheltenham Beach is a 20-minute walk away.


1 Victoria Road, Devonport, Auckland, 0624, New Zealand
Telephone: +64(9)4451291 | Fax: +64(9)4451999 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

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Hotel facilities

  • Airport shuttle
  • Conference rooms
  • Deck chairs / Sun loungers
  • Direct beach access
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Hotel bar
  • Hotel safe
  • Laundry service
  • Lift
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Porter service
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Terrace
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Central heating
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Fan
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Fridge
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Satellite TV
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

For children

  • Child / Baby cot
  • Childcare / Babysitting

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 14:00
  • Check-out: 10:00

Positive Reviews

Spacious Rooms with Wharf Views

Guests noted that the rooms are generally very comfortable and spacious. Each is fitted with comfortable chairs, functional television with satellite channels, fridge, and a spacious bathroom. Moreover, most of the rooms offer amazing views of the wharf.

Ideal and Accessible Location in Devonport

The hotel is ideally situated, as it is located in the heart of Devonport and directly across the ferry terminal, allowing guests to easily reach Auckland via a ten-minute ferry ride. The property is also nearby different local shops and restaurants.

Delicious Breakfast Fare

One of the things that the guests look forward to every day while staying in this hotel is the breakfast. The selection of food is wide and the dishes are undeniably delicious. In addition, the breakfast area has a very welcoming atmosphere which makes the dining experience even more memorable.

Negative Reviews

Noisy Bar Downstairs

There is a lively bar on the property which many guests enjoyed. However, the noise coming from the bar has caused inconvenience to the other guests, especially because the soundproofing of each room is not done well.

Parking Problems

There are no available parking facilities on-site. Though guests can avail of the free public parking nearby, they pointed out that there are moments when there’s no more room for their cars. This is particularly true during workdays when tourists and locals alike race for a parking slot.

Warm Rooms at Times

The rooms can get really warm, especially during the summer season. There are no built-in air conditioners inside the rooms, only fans, causing guests to complain of not being able to sleep comfortably. Nonetheless, portable air-conditioners can be used upon request.

Rating Overview

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8.4 out of 10 based on 489 reviews