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Great Ponsonby Arthotel

30 Ponsonby Terrace Ponsonby, Auckland Central, Auckland 1011 New Zealand
View of the main hallway from the front door.
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Lovely twin beds in a generously-sized room.
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4.5
#4 of 21 B&Bs in Auckland Central
4.8 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.8 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Value
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.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Board games / puzzles
Children's playground
Taxi service
Photo copier / fax In business centre
BBQ facilities
Secured parking
Wifi
Complimentary tea
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Baggage storage
Newspaper
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Room features
Housekeeping
Safe
Telephone
Clothes rack
Coffee / tea maker
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Radio
iPod docking station
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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HOTEL CLASS
Star ratings are intended to indicate the general level of features, amenities, and services to expect. This property is classified according to Qualmark.
4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Residential Neighbourhood
Quaint
Languages Spoken
English, Chinese, German
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Location

30 Ponsonby Terrace Ponsonby, Auckland Central, Auckland 1011 New Zealand
633Reviews4Q+A100Room tips

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TravellingAnne15 wrote a review Mar 2023
32 contributions27 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed in this cute bnb style hotel for one night. It’s close to Posonby road which contains lots of restaurants etc but is still in a relatively quiet location. The included hot breakfast had a reasonable selection and what we ordered was pretty good. Only plunger coffee available unfortunately though. The rooms are a little dated but the decor was aligned with the style of the hotel so it made sense
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Date of stay: March 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Hotel says parking is available but we ended up parking on the street as the hotel only has a...
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Helen V wrote a review Jun 2022
6 contributions4 helpful votes
Property's Favourite Review
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Quiet location, with lovely rooms, spacious common areas and a very good breakfast. Very friendly, good place to relax and yet a short walk from great restaurants and shops on Ponsonby road. Highly recommended for those that like homely accommodation rather than hotels.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Craig B wrote a review Jun 2021
13 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed for one night and are very pleased to find a quite well run homely and professional run residence.
We will return and recommend .
Breakfast was very tasty and served in a
tastefully decorated dining room.
Many thanks to friendly Staff and helpful Manager /Owner
Thank you
Craig +Marla
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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julius3-3 wrote a review Nov 2020
Munich, Germany42 contributions46 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
the location was and is the best of this place.
the room and decoration was anything but average and no art was seen by us,
the breakfast room was nineteen-fiftees in britain and the asian reception person
was very hard to understand. the neighbouring room made noises when flushing the toilet so loud that it blocked out our tv-sound 'spectre' was on...
we left without the breakfast even when we had booked and paid for it.
but overall: the location is priceless especially when all you want is a sunday afternoon and evening plus a monday morning on ponsonby.
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Date of stay: November 2020
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: try to find a room where the neighbouring toilet flush isn't overwhelming in your room...
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Tessa M wrote a review May 2022
Edmonton, Canada12 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
If you like clinical, ritzy, stereotypical hotel rooms, this probably isn't the place for you. There's a slight shabbiness to it but it's spotlessly clean, with an eclectic mix of art and furniture. The hospitality is second to none. Friendly and accommodating. It's the little things that make this place special - the lounge, free tea and coffee and a small bar where you are trusted to take a complimentary drink and pay for extras. The street is quiet - no traffic noise. The beds have lovely linen and are comfortable. Cooked breakfast choices on a blackboard and the wonderful 'chef' whips up your breakfast as she chats to you across the room. She was extremely helpful in helping out my daughter who needed to print a legal document and scan it. I would not only happily stay here again, I'd almost look for an excuse to return.
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Date of stay: April 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: There are garden rooms at the back, but we had a small villa room on the ground floor at the...
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GsTaihape wrote a review Oct 2020
Taihape, New Zealand42 contributions9 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Really does feel like home! Not precious or sterile, the Arthotel has stories on the walls, in the books and the very bones of the place. Take shabby chic and elevate it to a soft polished elegance, then add friendly with a free welcome drink, a great shower and a hearty breakfast. This is our 'local hotel' when in Auckland. Thanks again!
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Date of stay: September 2020
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Cheryl N wrote a review Aug 2023
brooklyn, ny6 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had a great time at the Great Ponsonby Arthotel. Somewhere between a hostel and a bed and breakfast, this hotel is very charming, affordable, and includes an optional hearty breakfast add-on that was a great way to start the day. It's also a very easy walk to many cafes, restaurants, public transportation, delicious ice cream, etc. Would definitely stay again when visiting Auckland.
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Date of stay: August 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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BURGWIN wrote a review Feb 2024
Melbourne, Australia3,422 contributions350 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Along with Parnell, Ponsonby is our favourite place to stay in Auckland. We stayed at the Great Ponsonby Art Hotel again this year and have no regrets. We always enjoy returning here. Parking is no problem in the hotel grounds or on the street.

The small, beautifully furnished hotel offers the kind of hospitality we like most: the staff are attentive and very friendly. The service has been just perfect.

This time there were three of us travelling together and we booked the penthouse room and one of the three pavilions behind the house. The balcony and garden are perfect for enjoying an aperitif or a take-away menu. If you're lucky, the odd bird will pay you a visit - this time a kingfisher was a special guest.

The rooms are clean and pleasantly large. The pavilions are outfitted with new bath rooms.

The cooked breakfast is a dream, just like in the good old days when there were many more B&Bs in New Zealand than there are today.

Ponsonby Street has a great selection of restaurants and there is something to suit almost every palate. We were never disappointed. And last but not least Ponsonby is perfectly located for a stroll to the CBD and many sights as the Auckland Museum or the Auckland Art Gallery.

We shall return.
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Christine G wrote a review Feb 2022
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We were greeted by Patrick the owner who generously upgraded us to the penthouse suite. Very homely, great location, very quite and free off street parking Great verandah and views. Walking distance to eateries.
Beautifully Cooked breakfast prepared and served in the dining room by Sophie who was a great host. Thank you we will be back.
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Free parking, free wiFi
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Nick R wrote a review Feb 2023
35 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Arrived at Auckland airport very late at night. The self checking was very easy. The rooms are great, all individual and very comfortable beds. The staff were super and breakfast was excellent. Freshly cooked with a choice of dishes as well as cereals etc. it’s a couple of minutes from Ponsonby Road and using the Auckland Uber service to get onto the city was simple. Definitely Recommended.
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Wei asked a question Nov 2019
Singapore4 contributions
Is it easy to find street parking on a Monday evening?
Answer from Jasmine S
Hamilton, New Zealand109 contributions23 helpful votes
Have stayed several times and always able to park in the street
Answer from MartinW11AKL
Auckland, New Zealand72 contributions64 helpful votes
They have 3 off street car parks but you can also park on the street outside
sftravellers2015 wrote a tip Mar 2024
San Francisco, California51 contributions7 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"No car is needed here, Ubers always close by. There is no air-con, but fans and large windows help circulate cool comfortably. "
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Cee Dee wrote a tip Jun 2023
Batemans Bay, Australia31 contributions9 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Penthouse was awesome"
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KateBursy wrote a tip Jun 2023
8 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Free parking and breakfast included"
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DjengLot-onTour wrote a tip Jun 2023
South Holland Province, The Netherlands57 contributions4 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"We think that the Villa room is the most spacious."
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Climber34790924211 wrote a tip Mar 2023
Ventnor, United Kingdom3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Clean,tidy,friendly and welcoming place to stay"
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$166 - $220 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Great Ponsonby Arthotel
Which popular attractions are close to Great Ponsonby Arthotel?
Nearby attractions include Ponsonby (0.4 km), The Open Book (0.4 km), and Annabel's Wine Bar (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Great Ponsonby Arthotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Great Ponsonby Arthotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, barbeque facilities, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Great Ponsonby Arthotel?
Yes, free parking, secured parking, and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Great Ponsonby Arthotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Sidart, Farina, and Jervois Steak House.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Great Ponsonby Arthotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, German, and Chinese.
Are there any historical sites close to Great Ponsonby Arthotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Parnell (3.8 km), Eden Garden (3.8 km), and Auckland Town Hall (2.0 km).
Is Great Ponsonby Arthotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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