We stayed a week at the aptly named Great Ponsonby Arthotel and did our homework well before booking. We wanted a place with a good feel, to eat breakfast in a dining room with convivial travelers, a sitting room where we could swap stories with other travelers, parking for our rather large car and free wifi. Not much to ask for? Well we got it all and more besides. Gerry and Sally and their lovely staff could not have been more helpful. Their hospitality is marvellous. Some of our friends came and had breakfast with us (and what a breakfast), we were told of the best restaurants in the area, and there are many and where the music venues are. There was always music playing, usually jazz. I loved the art, the Pacific sculptures and feel. In our room we had beautiful Pacific patterns sandblasted on the glass doors and window.
We loved our stay and hope one day to come back and will certainly tell all our friends they must stay here.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Relax in a quiet, heritage, 1890's villa in the middle of cosmopolitan Auckland, just 2 minutes stroll to Ponsonby's vibrant cafes, restaurants and galleries. Fifteen minutes by eco bus, five minutes by taxi to the waterfront or a 30 minute amble through Ponsonby's interesting streets. Close to Eden Park, the Zoo and all main attractions. Qualmark 4 star+ and Enviro Gold. Breakfasts are legendary. They are cooked to order, not just left in your fridge the night before. This is a place to have fun & meet other guests.Free, unlimited wifi throughout hotel, ipod docks, all sky channels in your room. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Great Ponsonby Arthotel Hotel Auckland Central
- Great Ponsonby Arthotel Auckland, New Zealand