Best Accomodation in Ponsonby

The Best 3 Ponsonby Accommodations for All Travelers

My priorities when choosing good accommodations always lean more towards epic nightlife within stumbling distance and good restaurants. Faced with a whirlwind of online reviews and hotel jargon, finding the right accommodations always feels like navigating a maze blindfolded.

So, I ditched the reviews and generic guides and stayed at various hotels in the Ponsonby area. This means I’ve built up a pretty good list of which ones to go to and which ones to avoid!

Here are the best accommodations within Ponsonby that spoke to me with late-night eats, hidden cocktail bars, and more just a door-swing away. 

1. Ponsonby Manor

Ponsonby Manor

Address: 229 Ponsonby Road, Ponsonby, Auckland 1011, New Zealand


  • Check In – 2 PM
  • Check Out – 10 AM

Phone:  +64 9 360 7977

Prices: From 260 NZD per night

This meticulously restored Victorian mansion whispers tales of the city’s rich history while offering modern amenities that cater to the discerning traveller. 

Grand fireplaces, stained glass windows, and intricate detailing evoke a sense of grandeur, while contemporary furnishings and high-speed Wi-Fi ensure a comfortable and connected stay.

Whether you’re here solo or here with your family, they have rooms that’ll cater to your needs. And the sweet city view you’ll get from the private verandah is worth posting on your Instagram. 

Pro Tip: If you need to get some last minute work done during your stay, they have computer stations and printers available for use. 

2. The Great Ponsonby Arthotel

The Great Ponsonby Arthotel

Address: 30 Ponsonby Terrace, Ponsonby, Auckland 1011, New Zealand


  • Check In – 2 PM 
  • Check Out – 10 AM

Phone: +64 9 376 5989 

Prices: From 200 NZD

A stay at The Great Ponsonby Arthotel is an experience that blends heritage charm, artistic flair, and warm hospitality. 

Almost every wall in this hotel is its own miniature art gallery, adorned with original New Zealand and Pacific Island art. And the rooms are just as charming, decorated with Persian rugs, unique gecko paintings, and more.

Their villa rooms are ideal for solo travellers or couples on a budget vacation. On the other hand, the courtyard studios offer privacy and outdoor access, making them perfect for couples or small families. 

And the penthouse suite is fit for those who want a royal stay—stunning city views, private balcony, you name it. 

Pro Tip: Don’t forget to eat their legendary breakfast in the morning. Yes, it’s included with your stay. 

3. Abaco On Jervois

Abaco On Jervois

Address: 57-59 Jervois Road, Ponsonby, Auckland 1011, New Zealand


  • Check In – 2 PM 
  • Check Out – 10 AM

Phone: +6493606850

Price: From 175 NZD

Abaco on Jervois is the best hotel to stay in if you care about location—it’s perfectly positioned. You’ll be steps away from Ponsonby Central, a haven for foodies and a short stroll away from all the best buzzing bars and live music. 

Need retail therapy? You’re not far off either from all of Ponsonby’s independent boutiques. And Auckland CBD is a quick bus ride away, but you might not even want to leave Ponsonby.

Beyond location, Abaco has clean and modern studio rooms perfect for all travelers. They’ve got little kitchens for those who want to whip up a meal, air conditioning, free Wifi, and yes, they have Netflix.

And they get bonus points for the free parking, a rarity in Ponsonby.

Pro Tip: If you want to do some major exploring, the hotel can help you book a Waitomo and Hobbiton Day tour, Auckland museum tours, adrenaline activities, and more.