The Esplanade Hotel

1 Victoria Road, Devonport, Auckland, North Island, 744, New Zealand | 4 star hotel
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Travel Blogs from Devonport

New Zealand - Auckland

A travel blog entry by tereza-gonzalo


... stories and histories. I didnīt find our guide so boring but I must admit that I did everything possible to keep my eyes open for the last 15 minutes of her explication. The entrance is free and there are actually two Gallery free tours daily (10.30 and 13.30).

There were two exhibitions that I liked the most the following:

  • Māori Portraits by Gottfried Lindauer. He was New Zealand's leading painter of Māori in the 19th century, in ...

North Island

A travel blog entry by kirstyandtom

... Rotorua has a large population of Maori people and we got the chance to visit Ohinemutu village one of only 2 working villages that still remains in New Zealand this was also very interesting and it was great to be able to find out more about the Maori culture and beliefs! For the rest of the afternoon we wandered around town and went into the information center and booked a cycle tour for the following day. We also found out that Thursday night was when the ...

Bio Hazard Sandwich

A travel blog entry by stewy08


... every night the customs team enjoy a confiscated goods banquet in the back room. Maybe they even manage a smile as they dine! Our Auckland apartment is located just off the main drag of Queen Street and although it is New Zealand's most populated city, it seems fairly quiet. Cars are scarce on the roads, people are few and far between and no one is in any sort of hurry to get anywhere. All very un-city like. These features aren't without their ...

A day out with the locals

A travel blog entry by guyfairbank


... supper we went to The Depot, one of the hip eateries in Auckland, where you can't book. We fortunately ate early and got in quickly, unlike One Direction, who were turned away! We shared lots of different dishes, from mussels with chorizo, cumin coated lamb chops, fish rolls. It was fantastic - yet another superb example of the excellent quality of NZ food. Back at Burnley Terrace we drank and chatted until the wee hours. What a lovely ...

Land of the long white cloud

A travel blog entry by sarahstead


... it very good for arthritis sufferers apparently. It was very relaxing! On Friday we'd booked to go on a boat trip to White Island (or Whakaari as is it's Maori name). This is NZ most active volcano and sits about 49km off the east coast in the Bay of Plenty. The island is closely monitored as are the sea conditions around it. On the Thursday night the company called and said it was unlikely they were going to sail the next morning due to the wind and the trip was indeed ...

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This 4 star hotel, located on 1 Victoria Road, Devonport, is near Kelly Tarlton's Antarctic Encounter & Underwater World, New Zealand National Maritime Museum, Queen Street, and Ferry Building.
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    TravelPod Member ReviewsThe Esplanade Hotel Devonport

    Reviewed by kayyendole

    Excellent village like venue

    Reviewed Dec 30, 2010
    by (12 reviews) bridgnorth , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

    The hotel is old style England seaside with a touch of luxury, harbourview room is lvely with excellent views across the Bay.
    We loved it.

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of

    TripAdvisor Reviews The Esplanade Hotel Devonport

    4.00 of 5 stars Excellent