The Esplanade Hotel
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TravelPod Member ReviewsThe Esplanade Hotel Devonport
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.
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... there and then have a terrible experience. What if they actually treated me like a slave? But, I told them I was coming, so I made myself go. If it didn’t work out I told myself I could go home.
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1. Powdered tea (Teh Tarik)
2. Instant coffee
3. A machete (because it had a bamboo sheath and wooden handle)
4. Our shoes (because we had visited a forest reserve in the past month) ...
... us under the Auckland bridge and at times it looked like our sail would not fit... of course that is an optical illusion but it gives the one a sense of anticipation.
This was the last time we would be with our traveling companions. We said good-bye at the dock and many people promised to keep in touch.
Meanwhile back at the hotel, we needed to pack for our flight to Fiji. We had a 3:00 AM wake up call scheduled as we needed to be ...
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