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The Esplanade Hotel

4-star Hotel with Beachfront

4 stars

1 Victoria Road, Auckland 1309

+64 9445 1291

based on 748 reviews

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About The Esplanade Hotel, Auckland

Value for money
Built in 1903, The Esplanade Hotel enjoys a waterfront location in central Devonport, with stunning views of the Waitemata Harbour. It also offers free Wi-Fi access and public parking is available adjacent to the property. All rooms are equipped with tea/coffee making facilities, an iPod dock and a flat-screen TV with satellite channels. Some rooms boast views of Waitemata Harbour. The Penthouse Apartment features a full kitchen with an oven and a stove. The Breakfast served is a packed breakfast, if included in the booking. The Esplanade Bar & Restaurant specializes in fresh New Zealand and international cuisine and offers a selection of wine and beer and cooked breakfast for an extra. The Esplanade Hotel is 110 metres from Devonport Ferry Terminal and a 20-minute drive from central Auckland.

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Deluxe Rooms - Harbor view


$458 totalBooking.com
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Standard Rooms - Lake view


$101 totalAgoda.com
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Superior Rooms - River view


$149 totalAgoda.com
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Double Rooms - Water view


$126 totalExpedia
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King Rooms - POOL view
1 king bed

1 king bed



$288 totalAgoda.com
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Queen Rooms - Mountain view
1 queen bed

1 queen bed



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Other Rooms - Water view


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Hotel Amenities & Facilities

  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room service
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Tea/coffee maker
  • Coffee machine
  • Flat-screen TV
  • TV
  • Cable or satellite TV

Health and safety

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Physical distancing in dining areas
  • Physical distancing rules
  • Process in place to check health of guests
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Hand sanitizer in guest accommodation and key areas
  • Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against coronavirus
  • 24-hour security
  • Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays
  • All plates, cutlery, glasses and other tableware have been sanitized
  • Delivered food is securely covered
  • Guests can opt-out of accommodation cleaning
  • Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities
  • First-aid kit
  • Safe


  • Electric kettle
  • Kitchenware
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Dishwasher
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Stovetop
  • Tea/coffee maker
  • Kettle
  • Toaster
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee machine
  • Dining area


  • Family rooms
  • Interconnected room(s) available
  • Lockers
  • Storage available
  • Beachfront
  • Fireplace
  • Sea view
  • Seating area
  • Sofa
  • Telephone
  • Carpeted
  • City view


  • Internet
  • Fan
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Free toiletries
  • Smoke alarms
  • Heating
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Linens
  • Towels
  • Shampoo
  • Body soap
  • Conditioner

Things to do

  • Eco tourism
  • Beach access
  • Bicycle rental
  • Board games/puzzles
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Cycling
  • Evening entertainment
  • Pool table
  • Hiking


  • Hairdryer
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower
  • Additional bathroom
  • Additional toilet
  • Bathtub
  • Toilet
  • Toilet paper
  • Walk-in shower

Services and conveniences

  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Room service
  • Key access
  • 24hr front desk
  • Conference rooms
  • Safety deposit box
  • Bottle of water

Accessibility and suitability

  • No smoking
  • Private entrance
  • Increased accessibility
  • Elevator
  • Accessible by elevator
  • Upper floors accessible by elevator


  • Electric blankets
  • Feather pillow
  • Socket near the bed
  • Sofa bed
  • Wardrobe or closet


  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Food can be delivered to guest accommodation
  • Dining table

Media and entertainment

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable or satellite TV
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • TV


  • Outdoor furniture
  • Terrace/Patio
  • Balcony


  • Laundry facilities
  • Laundry service
  • Iron and ironing board

Parking and transportation

  • Parking
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

Family friendly

  • Babysitting or child care
  • Kids meals

Pool and spa

  • Hot tub


  • Desk

Places of interest near The Esplanade Hotel

Attractions in Auckland, New Zealand curated by momondo

The Esplanade Hotel location: 1 Victoria Road, Auckland 1309

Top landmarks

Cheltenham Beach0.9 mi
Kelly Tarlton's Sea Life Aquarium1.5 mi
Waitakere Ranges Regional Park16.2 mi
New Zealand Maritime Museum2.0 mi
Queen Street Shopping District2.0 mi
Albert Park2.0 mi
Viaduct Harbour2.2 mi
Auckland Domain2.2 mi
Auckland War Memorial Museum2.2 mi

Restaurants and Cafés

Vic Road Kitchen0.1 mi
Dulcie0.4 mi
Yard Bar & Eatery1.6 mi
La Porchetta Parnell1.8 mi
Mad Samurai1.9 mi
Hello Restaurant1.9 mi
The Northern Club1.9 mi
Love Asia Restaurant & Bar10.7 mi
Soul Bar and Bistro2.0 mi

The Esplanade Hotel Reviews

GoodBased on 748 verified guest reviews

Pros +
  • Fantastic location & great staff. (in 137 reviews)
  • Staff were very friendly and helpful. (in 117 reviews)
  • Fantastic breakfast included and great location. (in 107 reviews)
Cons -
  • Room very dirty. (in 58 reviews)
  • Old smelly electric blanket in bed. (in 23 reviews)
  • Classic old hotel with loads of character. (in 22 reviews)

The Esplanade Hotel room booking info

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Check in anytime after 2:00 PM, check out anytime before 10:00 AM


Cancellation/prepayment policies vary by room type and provider.

Frequently asked questions

  • How does The Esplanade Hotel compare to other 4 star hotels in Auckland?

    There is a $157/night difference in the average price of 4 star hotels in Auckland ($248/night) and the average nightly rate at The Esplanade Hotel ($91/night).

  • How far is The Esplanade Hotel from Auckland Intl?

    There are 12.0 mi between Auckland Intl and The Esplanade Hotel. The drive to and from the airport should be about 35min, depending on traffic. Take into account high traffic times, especially near more metropolitan areas.

  • What is the best way to get to The Esplanade Hotel from Auckland Intl?

    If you intend on renting a car to travel from Auckland Intl to the hotel, you will have peace of mind knowing that The Esplanade Hotel offers parking on site. Car rentals in the area typically go for $11/day for a base model rental. If you’re looking for a simple travel option from Auckland Intl to The Esplanade Hotel, consider calling a taxi or rideshare service to take you to the hotel as well as around the city during your visit.

  • Are there food options at The Esplanade Hotel?

    There is a restaurant at The Esplanade Hotel that can be used by visitors of the hotel. You can sit down or take food to go. Call the front desk at +64 9445 1291 for kitchen hours. Guests staying at The Esplanade Hotel are welcomed by hotel staff to order room service directly from the kitchen to their room.

  • Does The Esplanade Hotel have a pool?

    At this time, our data shows that there is no on-site pool at The Esplanade Hotel. However, hotels can make changes that can significantly change the venue. For the most accurate answer, it would be best to call the hotel directly at +64 9445 1291.

  • How close is The Esplanade Hotel to Auckland city center?

    Getting to Auckland city center should be easy enough, as it is just 1.9 mi away from The Esplanade Hotel. In Auckland city center you will find New Zealand Maritime Museum, along with many other popular sights and things to do.

  • What is the phone number for The Esplanade Hotel?

    You can reach the main line at +64 9445 1291.

  • Does The Esplanade Hotel have Wi-Fi available?

    Yes, The Esplanade Hotel has Wi-Fi available to hotel guests.

  • What time is check-out for The Esplanade Hotel?

    The required check-out time is 10:00 AM. Please plan accordingly before your departure to avoid any penalties or fees.

  • How much is a room at The Esplanade Hotel?

    The cheapest deals found start from only $90 per night. The average rate for rooms at The Esplanade Hotel is currently around $151/night. Enter your dates in the form above to see more.

  • Is there laundry service in The Esplanade Hotel?

    Laundry services are available at The Esplanade Hotel. Contact the property reception for additional information. Need to straighten out your clothes? The accommodation features an ironing board and an iron.

  • What is the distance from The Esplanade Hotel, Auckland to New Zealand Maritime Museum?

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