Sunderland House is a fantastic base from which to explore Auckland. As a B&B it checks all the boxes you might expect (tidy rooms, comfortable beds, clean bathrooms, quiet street), but then does so much more as well. The house itself has a lot of character and is well finished throughout. We stayed in the Green Room and were very happy with the soaker tub (fits 2 comfortably). The house has free wifi, and lovely relaxing sitting areas in the small library / back garden / balcony - equally good for enjoying breakfast or a final nightcap. There are several nice little restaurants and a pub within a 5 minute walk. But if you want to get downtown, it is only a 2 minute walk to a well serviced bus-stop, which makes getting around a breeze. Tea and coffee, as well as jars of home-made cookies are freely available 24/7. And breakfast was outstanding - cereal, yoghurt, fresh fruit platter, home-made bread, jam and muffins, great coffee - it'll set you up for hours.
But the best of it are your hosts, Kathy & Donald; they are incredibly warm and friendly, and excellent conversationalists. They allowed us to check in very early (7am - following a long-haul flight), and were already up to greet us. Throughout our stay they provided us with many excellent suggestions for things to see and do during our time in Auckland. We have no hesitation in recommending Sunderland House, and would definitely return.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Sunderland House is located in an historic inner city area noted for its grand Victorian villas, award winning restaurants, charming beaches, fashionable shopping and trendy Ponsonby. Designed in the period of Herne Bay's villas, Sunderland House has been purposely built as a Boutique Bed & Breakfast, and cleverly combines Victorian style and charm with the luxury of contemporary facilities including free wireless internet. The three suites are sumptuous, light and peaceful and feature lofty cathedral ceilings, en-suite bathrooms, elegant antiques, a warm soothing colour palette, comfortable beds pressed crisp linen and includes complimentary port, delicious home baking, tea and coffee. We are dedicated to ensuring your stay with us is perfect by accommodating your every need whilst maintaining your privacy and serenity. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Sunderland House Hotel Auckland Central
- Sunderland House Auckland, New Zealand