Overview of The Great Ponsonby ArtHotel

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In-room safe, individually furnished, laptop workspace
In-room safe, individually furnished, laptop workspace

The Great Ponsonby ArtHotel

4 out of 5

4.5/5 Wonderful

Guests rated this property 4.6/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast Available
  • Bar
  • Laundry
  • Room service
  • Housekeeping

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Hand sanitiser provided

Explore the area

    Popular LocationPonsonby Road4 min walk
    Popular LocationVictoria Park18 min walk
    Popular LocationArtstation20 min walk
    AirportAuckland (AKL-Auckland Intl.)33 min drive

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  • Penthouse

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 30 sq m
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 King Bed OR 2 Single Beds
    More detailsPenthouse
  • Studio, Courtyard Area

    3.9/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 20 sq m
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed OR 2 Single Beds
    More detailsStudio, Courtyard Area
  • Villa Room Queen

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 20 sq m
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Queen Bed
    More detailsVilla Room Queen
  • Studio, 1 Queen Bed, Courtyard Area

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 20 sq m
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Queen Bed
    More detailsStudio, 1 Queen Bed, Courtyard Area
  • Villa Room King/Twin

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 20 sq m
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed OR 2 Single Beds
    More detailsVilla Room King/Twin
  • Villa, 1 Queen Bed

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 20 sq m
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Queen Bed
    More detailsVilla, 1 Queen Bed
  • Palm Garden Suites

    4.5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 20 sq m
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 King Bed
    More detailsPalm Garden Suites

About this area


Located in Auckland, The Great Ponsonby ArtHotel is in the business district. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Auckland Domain and Mt. Eden, while Aotea Centre and Auckland War Memorial Museum are cultural highlights. Auckland Zoo and Kelly Tarlton's Underwater World are not to be missed. Guests love the bed & breakfast's quiet location.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Ponsonby Road - 4 min walk
  • Victoria Park - 18 min walk
  • Artstation - 20 min walk
  • Westhaven Marina - 5 min drive
  • Harbour Bridge - 8 min drive

Getting around

  • Auckland Mt Eden Station - 5 min drive
  • AirportAuckland (AKL-Auckland Intl.) - 33 min drive


  • Clear Water Peak Cafe - 4 min walk
  • Bambina - 4 min walk
  • Gusto Italiano - 4 min walk
  • Bona Pizza - 4 min walk
  • Cafe Cezanne - 5 min walk
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About this property

The Great Ponsonby ArtHotel

4-star bed & breakfast near Sky Tower
A bar/lounge, laundry facilities and free newspapers are available at this smoke-free bed & breakfast. WiFi in public areas is free. Other amenities include a garden. All 11 individually furnished rooms feature free WiFi and room service. For a bit of entertainment, guests will find flat-screen TVs with cable channels, and other amenities include coffee makers and electric kettles.
The Great Ponsonby ArtHotel offers 11 forms of accommodation with a safe and coffee/tea makers. Each accommodation is individually furnished. Flat-screen televisions come with cable channels.

Bathrooms include a shower, complimentary toiletries and hairdryers. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Masks and gloves available
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • No on-site parking available
  • On-site parking is wheelchair accessible
  • Airport shuttle available

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast available for a fee daily 7:30 AM–9:30 AM: NZD 25 for adults and NZD 15 for children
  • 1 bar
  • Room service available

Family friendly

  • Laundry facilities


  • Free newspapers in reception
  • No lifts

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage

Languages spoken

  • Chinese
  • English
  • German


  • Garden
  • Terrace


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Grab bar near toilet
  • In-room accessibility
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Heating
  • Linens


  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Towels


  • TV channels
  • Flat-screen TV

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle


  • Individually furnished
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Laptop-friendly workspace
  • Safe



Check-in from 2:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Early check-in subject to availability
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10 AM

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 7:30 AM - 9:30 PM
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 48 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
If you are planning to arrive after 9:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Renovations and closures

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from December 1 2020 to March 1 2021 (dates subject to change):
  • Dining venue(s)
  • Fitness facilities
  • Shuttle services

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Cots (infant beds) are available for NZD 20.0 per night

Payment types

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: NZD 25 for adults and NZD 15 for children (approximately)
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: NZD 20.0 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
No on-site parking is available
This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted
Safety features at this property include carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit and window guards

National rating

This Bed & breakfast property has been rated 4 stars.

Property is also known as

Great Ponsonby ArtHotel B&B Auckland
Great Ponsonby ArtHotel B&B
Great Ponsonby ArtHotel Auckland
Great Ponsonby ArtHotel
The Great Ponsonby ArtHotel Auckland
The Great Ponsonby ArtHotel Bed & breakfast
The Great Ponsonby ArtHotel Bed & breakfast Auckland

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at The Great Ponsonby ArtHotel and receive a full refund?
Yes, The Great Ponsonby ArtHotel offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to The Great Ponsonby ArtHotel cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
How much does it cost to stay at The Great Ponsonby ArtHotel?
As of 25 Jan 2021, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at The Great Ponsonby ArtHotel on 26 Jan 2021 start from NZ$111, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
Is The Great Ponsonby ArtHotel pet-friendly?
No, only service animals are welcome at the property.
How much is parking at The Great Ponsonby ArtHotel?
This bed & breakfast doesn't offer parking.
What time is check-in at The Great Ponsonby ArtHotel?
Check-in is from 2:00 PM - 9:00 PM. Late check-in is available during limited hours.
What time is check-out at The Great Ponsonby ArtHotel?
Checkout is at 10 AM.
Where is The Great Ponsonby ArtHotel located?
Situated in the business district, this bed & breakfast is within 2 miles (3 km) of Ponsonby Road, Sky Tower and Viaduct Harbour. Auckland Ferry Terminal and Princes Wharf are also within 2 miles (3 km).
Rating 5 - Excellent. 130 out of 223 reviews
5 - Excellent 58%
Rating 4 - Good. 76 out of 223 reviews
4 - Good 34%
Rating 3 - Okay. 12 out of 223 reviews
3 - Okay 5%
Rating 2 - Poor. 2 out of 223 reviews
2 - Poor 1%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 3 out of 223 reviews
1 - Terrible 1%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

4/5 Good

Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Such s charming hotel. Staff were kind and welcoming.
Stayed 3 nights in Mar 2020

5/5 Excellent

Business traveller
Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Beautiful hotel close to the CBD
I LOVED staying here! I travel to Auckland on business about once a year, and wanted to see another side of the city beyond the downtown. Ponsonby is a beautiful neighborhood that's only a few minutes' car ride from the business district of Auckland, so a great place to stay for some variety, and this hotel is so gorgeous and so full of little extras and attentions that I will DEFINITELY be returning there next year. Thank you so much for creating such a lovely place to be!
Stayed 2 nights in Mar 2020

5/5 Excellent

Close to many restaurants
Interesting place with great breakfast and walking distance to many restaurants. 5 minutes from downtown and waterfront by Uber or cab. Quiet location with attentive owners.

4/5 Good

Stayed 1 night in Mar 2020

4/5 Good

Travelled with partner
Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Cute hotel with friendly service. Essentially a classic bed and breakfast. Great location with all of the Ponsonby trendy shops on the doorstep and only a short walk to the CBD and k-rd bars/restaurants.
Stayed 1 night in Feb 2020

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