Esplanade Apartments
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Esplanade Apartments

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4.0
#3 of 6 apartments in Whitianga
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.3 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.1 of 5 bubbles
Value
Esplanade Apartments are only a stone's throw away from the Whitianga town centre, beach and harbour. Guests have the choice of modern one, two or three bedroom apartments, with en suites, open plan living and access to resort style facilities including spa, swimming pool .
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Property amenities
Free parking
Wifi
Pool
Beach
Golf course
Non-smoking hotel
Self-serve laundry
Washing machine
Parking
Outdoor pool
Room features
Iron
Coffee / tea maker
Kitchenette
Dishwasher
Microwave
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Hair dryer
Refrigerator
Room types
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
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HOTEL CLASS
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4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Ocean View
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Languages Spoken
English

Location

8 Esplanade, Whitianga 3510 New Zealand
Getting there
Great for walkers
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Grade: 97 out of 100
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Auckland Intl Airport
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Barbara P wrote a review Mar 2020
London, United Kingdom10 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We originally booked for only one night but it was such a lovely place that we decided to stay another night. Terry the owner was extremely helpful and told us all about the local attractions, where the good places were to eat etc. We would definitely stay there again. The place was spotless.
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Date of stay: March 2020
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Good views of Whitianga harbour from our room. Room was configured with 2 single beds and one...
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Chrissy wrote a review Feb 2023
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We love the Esplanade have been several times, the apartments are always clean and tidy and have everything you need for a short or long stay. The walk way along the beach front is right across the road and is walking distance to town and Grace O'Malleys pub right next door with yummy food. The managers Deb and Terry are awesome to deal with so helpful and friendly they are always happy to see us. We will definitely be back its the only place we stay. Highly recommend 5+ stars from us.
Thanks guys for another awesome stay. Cheers Chrissy n Paul
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Brian A wrote a review Dec 2022
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Very friendly helpful hosts. Nice location and outlook. Close to the shops, walking distance to bars and restaurants
Everything you need in the rooms if you feel like staying in too!
Can’t wait to come back to stay
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Marie B wrote a review Sept 2022
Auckland, New Zealand35 contributions7 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Unit was dirty, lipstick still on wine glasses, hair over flooring, items left under beds from past visitors. Asked to move units, manager lady yelled at us and said “and why’s this my problem “ We moved to another unit which was cleaner, we’re staying 2 nights given a towel each and have to pay $5 per towel for extras. So didn’t get to use the spa. Have to remove you rubbish or you get charged.
Certainly not value for money, definitely wouldn’t recommend and definitely would never stay here again at $300 a night.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Eben wrote a review Feb 2023
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Great service from Terry and the team, we stayed in the 2 bedroom suite, it had a new oven and microwave. Beds were comfortable.
Easy access to the playground across the road and walking distance to the museum.
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Date of stay: February 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Rach wrote a review May 2021
7 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
From the outset these guys have been great. Went over and beyond to help me out of my own booking whoopsie, gave us great brunch/dining recommendations and the place was clean, quiet and cosy....not to mention the fantastic location! Cannot fault and would not want to. Thanks guys! Will be back!
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Date of stay: May 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Book directly for a great deal and if you need twin beds, make sure you let them know.
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Alcapone wrote a review Dec 2022
3 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had such a great stay. Very spacious and clean. The spa and pool were an added bonus. On rainy days they had heaps of DVDs and games to keep us occupied. Ask for an apartment with a view, ours was epic! The staff were so lovely and helpful. Definitely recommend staying here.
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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rachel-on-hols wrote a review May 2015
Auckland Central, New Zealand3 contributions3 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
I chose this property for location and cost as there were 4 of us travelling and weren't disappointed by either. I was annoyed by the owners tirade of abuse towards Aucklander's within 30 seconds of my arrival and finding out that's where we were from. More disappointingly was when i checked out after one night to be asked "which one of you broke my door". No asking, just out and out blame. When we told him we has no idea what he was on about, another manager (possibly his wife) quipped "oh - it must have been a ghost then" in a very sarcastic way. I have traveled extensively and can honestly say I have never damaged anything in a hotel and to be so rudely accused, not even asked.... We suggested he check his security cameras but he declined saying he didn't have any. This has left a bitter aftertaste to my first visit to Whitianga. These rude managers need to brush up on their hospitality skills before they give fellow Kiwi's a bad name.
One more thing... we were meant to have broken a handle on a locked fire door because we tried to hard to open it. According to Health and Safety laws - fire doors are not allowed to be locked!
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Date of stay: May 2015
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Jenny K, Manager at Esplanade Apartments
Responded 17 Jun 2015
I cant comment on the abuse about Aucklanders, as we came from there ourselves, and have no idea what you mean. We are sorry if you took offense to our question, regarding the fire door damage.But as Building Managers we are well within our rights, to find out if we can, who damaged the door.The fire door is Regulated by our Annual Building Warrant Of Fitness for the building, which includes all fire related requirements, which includes fire exits within the building. This particular fire exit door is for the restaurant only, located on the other side of the door, not an entry door from the apartments into the restaurant. It is not locked, as it can be opened from the restaurant side, so be rest assured that in the event of a fire and is fully compliant.
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Flyingmariner wrote a review Feb 2015
Seattle3 contributions5 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Yes, it's a nice location etc. etc. but our stay was spoiled by the management the next morning. On the way out I made a couple of helpful suggestions (pleasantly), boy was that a mistake. Got told several times that these are apartments, not hotels. Ok, well for $500 a night for a three bedroom "apartment" I would expect a counter or something in the bathroom to put stuff on. My wife certainly expects it. There is nothing, just a sink in the bathroom. Comment on that one was that there is shelving behind the cabinet mirror. Ok, well what about the no stand or something at least to put bags on in the bedroom. Got the "these are apartments" response again. Living out of a suitcase is one thing, living off the floor is another. How would a 70 year old get on bending down to the floor every time you needed socks or whatever. Extra ten dollars for WiFi, come on $500 a night and you want 10 dollars for WiFi, even the cheapest motels provide WiFi. Oh I forgot, that's right, we are apartments, not motels or hotels. Wouldn't recommend the 3 bedroom to anyone, sorry.
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Date of stay: February 2015
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: North side overlooks the beach area.
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Suzy C wrote a review Jan 2012
Auckland, New Zealand13 contributions5 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
The apartments and views were gorgeous..looking down onto the play ground, wharf and water. The beds were comfortable and the kitchen well prepared for cooking. However we were very disappointed by the inconsiderate treatment by the staff and manager. He may have been having a bad day but was very unprofessional. I will not be going back.
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Date of stay: January 2012
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Jo L asked a question Dec 2016
Auckland, New Zealand44 contributions21 helpful votes
Do the apartments have air conditioning please
Answer from Wanderlustlucy
Portsmouth, United Kingdom21 contributions7 helpful votes
No, just fans. Very hot but lovely accommodation.
Rach wrote a tip May 2021
7 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Book directly for a great deal and if you need twin beds, make sure you let them know."
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Barbara P wrote a tip Mar 2020
London, United Kingdom10 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Good views of Whitianga harbour from our room. Room was configured with 2 single beds and one Queen. Perfect for our needs."
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Virginia K wrote a tip Nov 2019
Brisbane, Australia6 contributions1 helpful vote
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Harbour view apartment is best but no air con"
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Rosemary S wrote a tip Apr 2019
Torbay, New Zealand14 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Beach facing might be better than estuary facing."
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Stephen E wrote a tip Mar 2019
Sydney, Australia135 contributions49 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Higher floors have better views and I be.ieve quieter."
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PRICE RANGE
$232 - $276 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
New ZealandNorth IslandWaikato RegionCoromandel PeninsulaWhitianga
NUMBER OF ROOMS
16
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Frequently Asked Questions about Esplanade Apartments
Which popular attractions are close to Esplanade Apartments?
Nearby attractions include Mercury Bay Museum (0.10 km), Longshore Marine (0.2 km), and Gathered Co. (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Esplanade Apartments?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, free parking, and a golf course.
Which room amenities are available at Esplanade Apartments?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
Is parking available at Esplanade Apartments?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Esplanade Apartments?
Conveniently located restaurants include Blue Ginger, That Curry Place, and The Espy Cafe.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Esplanade Apartments?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Esplanade Apartments located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.4 km away from the centre of Whitianga.
Are any cleaning services offered at Esplanade Apartments?
Yes, self serve laundry and a washing machine are offered to guests.
Is Esplanade Apartments accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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