Returning to Auckland after 15 years it was amazing to see how chic Ponsonby had become, with its cool cafes, excellent restaurants and snazzy stores. My sister had recommended we stay at Abaco on Jervois as our base to explore this wonderful harbor city.
Greeted by Judith and Les we booked into the Deluxe Penthouse apartment which was chic and clean, furnished in simple efficient style your eye is drawn to the stainless steel kitchen and its Fisher & Paykel appliances. The view of the harbor and city were there but disappointingly somewhat obstructed by nearby buildings, still better than most inner city hotels.
More than a motel but not a hotel was the best way to describe the service and experience. Broadband internet (NZ$5 per day) served the business needs, ample free parking and main road location made it a perfect base to explore greater Auckland. A short walk to an endless variety of café’s and restaurants made the kitchen somewhat irrelevant but nice to have the option. As a side note, the first café you come to on the other side of the road makes the worlds best egg benedict!
If you’re looking for quality accommodation near the city I doubt you could do much better. Overall a very enjoyable stay and most accommodating management. Just one point, my early enquiries by email went unanswered until I made a phone call, after that all questions and bookings went smoothly.
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