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Great Ponsonby Arthotel
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Reviewed 30 July 2013

We would recommend staying here to anyone. The owners and staff are super friendly. The location is outstanding in terms of walking access to Auckland's great restaurant strip. The rooms are well equipped and we liked the sustainability aspect they adhere to. Its cosy rather than swanky so depends what you are after - if its a home away from home then this is it. No sterile grey and beige rooms to be found.

Room Tip: We were upstairs, this provides really nice views.
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  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Sally J, Owner at Great Ponsonby Arthotel, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2013

Thank you for taking time to write a review. It was good to see you again and I am glad you appreciate how we try and be sustainable. We recently went to a book launch of Ecoman by Malcolm Rands who began the Ecostore which made me feel rather inadequate.

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Reviewed 19 July 2013

I stayed for about 10 days and was extremely happy there. I was upgraded to one of the outside units with catering facilities, which was very helpful for a longish stay. Very peaceful - it's on a cul de sac and my room backed on to gardens. Very friendly and generous hosts, outstanding breakfasts, good restaurants nearby - couldn't have asked for anything more.

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 16 July 2013

Gerry and Sally are very warm hosts. We are a middle aged couple and appreciated the quiet and the car-space. We paid for a room but were upgraded to a larger unit at the back with small kitchen and eating area. Everything was spotlessly clean, the wifi was great, and the breakfast yummy. Ponsonby has a great deli nearby so be sure to visit that too and pick up some Coromandel mussels n other delicious morsels for a picnic.

Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 July 2013

A lovely bed and breakfast that is conveniently located in a funky, arty neighborhood. The wi-fi was sketchy in my room (apparently other rooms had better connections) but for cleanliness, comfort and a wonderful breakfast. you can't beat it.

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 3 July 2013

Robyn & I stayed twice during our visit to NZ ... on arrival and departure each time for a couple of days. When you are in an unfamiliar location accessibility is so important and The Great Ponsonby fits the bill .. a charming and hospitable environment to relax and explore Auckland. It is so close to the city, freeway north and south, and located within a quaint inner city shopping hub which has gone through many incarnations but now is an "in" location for shopping and most importantly so many places to choose exceptional dining. The Great Ponsonby reflects the quirky artistic side of the inner city. Accommodation is all very comfortable, and private with ample parking. Relax a while over a hearty breakfast and chat with the other guests. We met people form other areas of NZ and Seattle during our stays. People always make for those extra memories while away on holidays.

Room Tip: All accommodation is similar, bright and vibrant, wiht ample sapce for couples to get away.
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  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 13 June 2013

We had the best stay ever at this glorious little haven. Gerry and Sally couldn't be lovelier hosts. We felt so well looked after and breakfast was devine. The location is excellent and meant we could easily wander in the best part of Auckland. A glorious setting whatever the purpose of your trip. 5 stars!

Room Tip: Penthouse all the way!
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  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Sally J, Owner at Great Ponsonby Arthotel, responded to this reviewResponded 16 June 2013

Many thanks for taking time to write a review. It was lovely having you all to stay and of course exciting to have a star here as well. Hope we see you again.

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Reviewed 7 June 2013

I have to speak very highly of the Great Ponsonby Arthotel, in every regard. Be it the pre-arranged pick up at the airport at 6 in the morning and the warm welcome when reaching the house, to the delicious, home cooked breakfasts and fine company, to the quiet as well as all the nearby shops and restaurants. The room by the front door is perfect and I enjoyed my stay with you completely. Looking forward to the next time!

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  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled solo
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Sally J, Manager at Great Ponsonby Arthotel, responded to this reviewResponded 8 June 2013

Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review.
We are glad that you enjoyed Ponsonby, it is a great little area. We try to go the extra mile to make your stay pleasant and relaxing, and it is nice to know that it is appreciated. Hopefully we will see you again!

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Additional Information about Great Ponsonby Arthotel

Address: 30 Ponsonby Terrace | Ponsonby, Auckland Central, Auckland 1011, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland > Auckland Central
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 62 B&Bs / Inns in Auckland Central
Price Range: £124 - £204 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Great Ponsonby Arthotel 4.5*
Number of rooms: 10
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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