The Esplanade Hotel
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Free parking
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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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TripAdvisor Reviews The Esplanade Hotel Devonport
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... The location is situated on a spectacular 1250 acre sheep and beef farm. Over thirty-nine hobbit holes were created with various sized doors to give viewers of the film the illusion that Bilbo Baggins was truly a hobbit and Gandalf was much taller. The guide men tied that visitors turn up in all sorts of costumes! had we known in advance I am sure we could have pulled something ...
... of a beetle that is destroying pine trees in the U.S. and most likely elsewhere. I don't see a better way to avoid the chances of something like that hitting a small country like this. Maybe couldn't there just be a quick nothing, really, nothing to declare, line to get tourists that are just wanting to see the "Nippon Clip-on" (Harbor Bridge), the Harbor of Auckland, the Shotover river in Queenstown, to quicker lines than others?
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The next day we book onto a harbour cruise, as there's lots of islands around Auckland in the Haruki gulf and we'd like to spend some time on the water. The cruise takes us round the bay, ...
We were locked up by shuttle at 7.30 and headed to the domestic airport at Cairns. Once we had checked in we didn't have too long to wait for our hours flight to Brisbane. We then travelled by air-train to the International Airport to catch out flight to NZ. Luckily our bags had gone straight through so we didn't need collect them, although still Andy insisted on waiting 5 minutes by the ...
... Auckland is the City of Sails so it was appropriate that we caught a ferry across to Devonport, which is also home to the RNZ Navy. It also has some beautiful Victorian buildings. We popped into an art gallery, which had one of two interesting things. As we bought ice creams we were accosted by a woman who said she could drive us all up to one of the hills for a view, for free. It all seemed a bit odd and Sophie became understandably ...