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Welcome to The Esplanade Hotel
Boutique Hotel Accommodation in Devonport, Auckland, New Zealand

“The Esplanade Hotel, across the Waitemata Harbour at Devonport, is probably
Auckland’s finest boutique hotel”
– Sydney Morning Herald

The Esplanade Hotel offers Auckland boutique hotel accommodation, right on the waterfront in Devonport, Auckland, New Zealand. This Auckland boutique hotel is nestled in the heart of the historic Devonport village, just across the harbour from the heart of Auckland City. Dominating the Devonport foreshore this hotel enjoys unrivaled harbour and city views. This gracious Auckland boutique hotel, which was built in 1903, has been pleasingly restored and has a character and charm all of its own.

With only a ten-minute ferry ride to downtown Auckland, The Esplanade Hotel offers the convenience of boutique hotel accommodation in Auckland without the hassle of the inner city. After a busy day sight-seeing or on business, The Esplanade Hotel is a haven to escape to at the end of the day, sit back and relax in the bar or restaurants and watch the Auckland city lights and harbour activity.

The Esplanade Hotel has fifteen rooms, all with ensuite bathrooms, two bars and a cafe.

The Esplanade Hotel has function rooms available for business meetings, seminars and conferences . Additionally this elegant boutique hotel is one of the popular Auckland event venues – ideal for special occasions such as birthday celebrations, anniversary dinners, or wedding receptions.

In essence, The Esplanade boutique hotel experience is about modern comfort in a heritage setting, along with friendly, personal service. We look forward to welcoming you to The Esplanade Hotel in Auckland, NZ.

Bar area


Quick Facts


  • Relax and unwind in a New Zealand heritage hotel with old-world charm.
  • Enjoy magnificent views of Auckland city and harbour.
  • Soak up the ambience created by the beautiful Edwardian architecture.
  • An intimate and cosy atmosphere.

Friendly and personal service

  • Just as you would expect in boutique hotel accommodation.

Handy location

  • Parking is on the free, time limited, public spaces outside.
  • Only a 10-12 minute ferry ride to downtown Auckland.
  • Walking distance to the many attractions Devonport has to offer.


  • Sixteen gorgeous character-filled rooms, offering the time-less quality of a NZ heritage hotel.
  • The Penthouse boasts two bedrooms, two ensuites, a kitchen and lounge with its very own fireplace.  The Victoria Suite is a single room, ensuite and lounge suite for those seeking very special accommodation whilst in Auckland, NZ.
  • All guest rooms and suites have Edwardian architecture – spaciousness, high ceilings, and sash windows.
  • Ensuites, some with baths, in all rooms.

Esplanade Restaurant and Bar

“The best City views across the Waitemata Harbour from the bar “

  • Wine lists featuring a wide range of quality New Zealandand International wines.
  • An extensive range of boutique and craft beers from around New Zealand.
  • Tapas, light meals and dinner menu available
  • A la carte dining in our restaurant,lunch and dinner

Auckland Conferences and Meetings

  • Three conference and meeting venues.
  • From small intimate meetings to groups of forty.

Private Functions

  • Auckland wedding receptions, anniversary dinners, and birthday celebrations.
  • Small groups to large.

The Esplanade Hotel is an Auckland landmark. This Auckland boutique hotel accommodation majestically stands on the foreshore of Devonport just across the harbour from the Auckland central business district. It is one of Auckland’s oldest and most treasured hotels for accommodation and dining. Parking is on the free, time limited, public spaces outside.