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The Esplanade Hotel

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King Room, Harbour View (Sunroom) | Premium bedding, individually decorated, individually furnished, desk
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Overview of The Esplanade Hotel

The Esplanade Hotel

4-star property
Auckland beach hotel with 2 bars/lounges, restaurant

8.2/10 Very good

389 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Non-smoking
  • Refrigerator
  • Bathtub
The price is NZ$138
Price available on 02/02/2023
1 Victoria Road, Auckland, 0647

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Devonport
  • Auckland Ferry Terminal - 31 min drive
  • Sky Tower - 30 min drive

Getting around

  • Auckland (AKL-Auckland Intl.) - 49 min drive
  • Auckland Remuera Station - 18 min drive
  • Auckland Grafton Station - 18 min drive
  • Auckland Mt Eden Station - 19 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)


  • Asahi - 3 min walk
  • Carram Deli and Cafe - 3 min walk
  • The Patriot - 3 min walk
  • Riba Fish & Chips - 3 min walk
  • Buona Sera Ristorante - 4 min walk

About this property

The Esplanade Hotel

The Esplanade Hotel offers an airport shuttle (available 24 hours). For a bite to eat, guests can visit The Esplanade Restaurant, which is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and offers a beachfront location. Fellow travellers say good things about the central location and shopping.


Chinese (Mandarin), English, French, Hindi, Turkish, Vietnamese

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (WHO)

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Social distancing measures in place
Contactless room service is available.

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitiser provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 16 rooms
  • Arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time from 2 PM until 11:30 PM
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 7:30 AM - 10:30 PM
  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • 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
  • For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation
  • This property offers an airport pickup service.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free on-site self-parking
  • Free off-site parking nearby


  • Airport shuttle on request (available 24 hours a day)*

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
  • No stag or hen parties

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • 2 bars/lounges
  • Restaurant
  • Coffee shop
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Free daily reception
  • Room service (limited hours)

Travelling with children

  • Children's menu

What to do

  • Beach nearby
  • Discount at nearby fitness centre
  • Bike rentals nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Golf lessons nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Boat tours nearby

Working away

  • Meeting rooms
  • Conference space


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Umbrellas


  • 1 building/tower
  • Built in 1903
  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas


  • Lift
  • In-room accessibility (selected rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk


  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • English
  • French
  • Hindi
  • Turkish
  • Vietnamese

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • LCD television
  • Premium satellite channels

Home comfort

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Blackout curtains
  • Premium bedding
  • Cot/infant bed (surcharge)
  • Rollaway/extra bed (surcharge)

What to enjoy

  • Individually furnished and decorated

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free newspapers
  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls

Food and drink

  • Fridge


  • Daily housekeeping
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features


The Esplanade Restaurant – This beachfront restaurant serves breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy al fresco dining (weather permitting). A children's menu is available. Happy hour is offered.
High Tea Room – This beachfront restaurant specialises in local cuisine and serves brunch, dinner and light fare. Guests can enjoy al fresco dining (weather permitting). A children's menu is available. Happy hour is offered. Open daily.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of NZD 95 per vehicle
  • Early check-in can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability)
  • Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability)
  • Credit card charges are subject to an extra charge of 3 per cent

Children & extra beds

  • Cots/infant beds are available for NZD 45.0 per stay
  • Rollaway beds are available for NZD 85.0 per night

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; guests are provided with hand sanitiser; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; contactless room service is available; masks are required in public areas.

Contactless check-out is available.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (WHO).


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms. These are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including pre-wedding stag and hen parties.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector and a first aid kit on site.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

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.

Also known as

Esplanade Devonport
Esplanade Hotel Devonport
The Esplanade Hotel Hotel
The Esplanade Hotel Auckland
The Esplanade Hotel Hotel Auckland

Frequently asked questions

Does The Esplanade Hotel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, The Esplanade Hotel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at The Esplanade Hotel?
As of 31 January 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at The Esplanade Hotel on 2 February 2023 start from NZ$138, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at The Esplanade Hotel?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at The Esplanade Hotel?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at The Esplanade Hotel?
Yes, there's free self parking.
Is an airport shuttle service offered by The Esplanade Hotel?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is NZD 95 per vehicle.
What are the check-in and check-out times at The Esplanade Hotel?
You can check in from 2 PM - 11:30 PM. There's a charge for early check-in (subject to availability). Check-out time is 10 AM. Late check-out is available for a charge (subject to availability). Contactless check-out is available.
Is there an on-site casino at The Esplanade Hotel?
No, this hotel doesn't have a casino, but SkyCity Casino (29-min drive) is nearby.
What is there to do at The Esplanade Hotel and nearby?
Have fun with activities such as cycling, boat tours and hiking, and practise your swing at the nearby golf course. Additional recreation nearby includes ecotours and segway hire. The Esplanade Hotel also has 2 bars.
Are there restaurants at or near The Esplanade Hotel?
Yes, The Esplanade Restaurant offers al fresco dining and local cuisine. Nearby restaurants include Riba Fish & Chips (3-min walk), Buona Sera Ristorante (4-min walk) and Corelli's (4-min walk).
What's the area around The Esplanade Hotel like?
The Esplanade Hotel is located on the waterfront in Devonport. Popular attractions include Viaduct Harbour, which is 29 minutes away by car. The local area is central and popular for its beaches.



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8/10 Very good

Rachel, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

6-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Bruno, 1-night trip
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6/10 Good

Marcela, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

The staff were friendly. The room was clean. The entrance and foyer definitely needs a face lift.
Margaret, 3-night romance trip
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4/10 Fair

Excellent location, easy access to transport, the beaches and the village.
Nesleen, 1-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

The location was excellent..we were upgraded to a bigger room and the views where amazing..
Maureen, 2-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great location
Rangi, 1-night family trip
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2/10 Poor

Worse hotel we have ever stayed in damp ,cold and dirty was supposed to stay 4 nights but only lasted 1 . Definitely not worth $294 a night Have stayed in better backpackers than this hotel . Have to give at 1 star because im not able to give it none
Troy, 4-night romance trip
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8/10 Very good

lovely place but facilities a bit dated
Malcolm, 1-night romance trip
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