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Cairns, Australia
Reviewed 15 November 2016

I have never felt comfortable as much as i had with great ponsonby arthotel, really very friendly service, the whole place feels like at home, i was there 4th nov 2016 , and i am going again this week. looking forward to it.

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GreatPonsTeam, Manager at Great Ponsonby Arthotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review. Our intention is that our guests feel like real guests and not customers, so we are glad that you felt so at home with us.

Queenstown, New Zealand
Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Super warm welcoming of the host, very tidy and pretty rooms, carefully chosen amenities, incredible breakfast cooked by the great chef in fashionable Ponsonby. Stayed for the first time for my business trip but this B&B is working for it. Considering for revisit definitely.

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GreatPonsTeam, Manager at Great Ponsonby Arthotel, responded to this review

We are very glad that you enjoyed your stay at our little Ponsonby oasis. We pride ourselves on being a welcoming and comfortable place to stay, and especially understand that these things are important for those who have to travel a lot for business. We hope you are able to make it back some time soon - we have plenty...

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 12 November 2016

We weren’t quite as head over heels about The Great Ponsonby Arthotel as some reviewers. It was our final of six inns over the course of our trip to New Zealand. Maybe we grew too accustomed to the airy, modern, uncluttered spaces of the majority of places that we stayed. The Great Ponsonby is eclectic, cozy, a bit cluttered. Our...

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GreatPonsTeam, Manager at Great Ponsonby Arthotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. We are sorry that you felt cramped in the room - had we known at the time, we could have perhaps moved you to a room that was more to your liking. We are glad that you still enjoyed your stay with us and your experience in Ponsonby.

Levin, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
Reviewed 17 September 2016

Eclectic. Feels like your in someone's house, rooms are so quiet we were surprised to meet others at breakfast, thought we might be the only guests. Off street parking included as is the superb breakfast, super friendly staff. Rooms are small but well equiped ,great shower, nice outside patio fairly private, central heating. Has just been sold so hope new...

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Great location. On quiet street walking distance to public transport, great shopping & restaurants etc. Lovely friendly helpful staff. Room complete with fresh fruit, tea, plunger coffee & biscuits. King bed very comfortable. Breakfast was lovely, scrambled eggs to die for. Best, the GreatPons allowed our companion dog to stay with us in one of their courtyard rooms.

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Nelson, New Zealand
Reviewed 28 July 2016

Thoroughly enjoyed my stay. Ponsonby Terrace runs off Ponsonby Road so the location was superb. My hosts were delightful. My room was comfortable and it was surprisingly quiet allowing for a good nights sleep.

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brisbane australia
Reviewed 2 July 2016

Ponsonby is one of the most unique areas of the Auckland city, close to the CBD, being an eclectic mix of different ethnic and social groups including very cosmopolitan hipsters who have arrived more recently as well as long established working class immigrants - all in an interesting mix. The cafes, restaurants and boutiques of Ponsonby Road are a draw...

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Belmont, California
Reviewed 22 June 2016

This is an interesting hotel in a city neighborhood. It reminded me of the Bernal Heights neighborhood in San Francisco. The hotel is a house with a row of rooms behind. Each room is different and has its own character. Let the proprietors (Sally and Gerry) know what you would like in your accommodations and they'll help you pick the...

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Reviewed 1 June 2016 via mobile

This place has everything a great BB should offer: nice quiet location, great host, friendly staff, nice and well equipped room, stunning good breakfast. It was such a wonderful stay. Total satisfaction. We'll come back here the next time in town.

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Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 6 May 2016

The Great Ponsonby is a most lovely oasis - a collection of low and charming old-style buildings in a great area, and very comfortable indeed. Sally and Gerry always make people, myself included, feel like family. The staff are wonderful, and the breakfasts, frankly, are a dream - the best anywhere. I even finally got to have a taste-off of...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Great Ponsonby Arthotel

Address: 30 Ponsonby Terrace | Ponsonby, Auckland 1011, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland Region > Auckland
Price Range: $256 - $382 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Great Ponsonby Arthotel 4.5*
Number of rooms: 10
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“Room 1 was a little small for the price, but the balcony was great!”
 of 5 bubbles P4499CNamyb, 28 Dec 2016 | Read review
“All rooms would be quiet as on very quiet street with no through traffic.”
 of 5 bubbles MPC69a, 12 Sep 2016 | Read review
“"Uncle" who can pick you up at the airport is Always a good idea - just makes everything go easier.”
 of 5 bubbles jhalbe01, 5 May 2016 | Read review
“Parking is a challenge. Auckland is a good starting point, though does not begin to represent the wonders of NZ.”
 of 5 bubbles Respitesearch, 1 Apr 2016 | Read review
“None of the rooms have views, but there are a few with a private balcony.”
 of 5 bubbles 369eunicen, 12 Mar 2016 | Read review
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