The Great Ponsonby Arthotel Auckland - Auckland
A hotel with personality in arty Ponsonby.
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Victorian villa hotel with some self-catering apartments and a penthouse. Quirky interior design, jocular host, legendary breakfasts. A hotel with personality in arty Ponsonby.
The Great Ponsonby Arthotel Auckland is housed in a heritage building dating from the 1890s. It's owners, Gerry and Sally, took over the building in the 1990s and transformed it into this unique, character-driven hotel. Breakfast is included in the tariff, and the breakfast room itself is bold and bright, with lots of interesting artifacts to discuss over bacon and eggs.
There's a beautiful courtyard and palm garden area, and lots of different room options, from self catering to smaller hotel-style rooms. Each unit is filled with timber furniture, large beds, contemporary fittings and eco-friendly appliances. Bathrooms are spotless, with 'green' toiletries and fluffy bathrobes. If you want to stay somewhere with individuality and character (Gerry is a bit of a local celebrity), The Great Ponsonby Arthotel Auckland ticks all the boxes.