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“Dont Believe the Website”
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Abaco On Jervois
Ranked #2 of 67 Hotels in Auckland
Certificate of Excellence
New Zealand
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17 reviews
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“Dont Believe the Website”
Reviewed 8 August 2005

After checking out the website, we booked the penthouse suite. The website shows only one building - the lovely old Ponsonby Postoffice, which has recently been fully renovated. From the website it seemed as if the penthouse suite (indeed all the accommodation) was in this heritage building. It was the only building to appear on the website so the assumption was a reasonable one.

After driving for four hours and locating Abaco on Jervois, to our huge dissapointment the property is located at least 300 metres from the Old Ponsonby Post Office and has nothing to do with that property whatsoever. They wanted to charge us $269 for what is a one bedroom motel room - hardly a penthouse suite!

We felt very misled by the website and told the proprietor that we would not stay. We inspected the room, which was clean and tidy enough, but was not what we were led to expect and expensive in the extreme for what was just a motel room.

We did not stay.

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Reviewed 13 April 2005

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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Property: Abaco On Jervois
Address: 57 - 59 Jervois Road | Ponsonby, Herne Bay, Auckland 1011, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland Region > Auckland
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
#3 Best Value Hotel in Auckland
#4 Romantic Hotel in Auckland
#14 Family Hotel in Auckland
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Abaco On Jervois 3.5*
Number of rooms: 18
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