The Peace and Plenty Inn is a
magnificently restored Victorian villa (circa 1880), situated in an
unbeatable waterfront location in the heart of the historic maritime
village of Devonport.
We invite you to stay at our gracious
home offering comfortable and friendly luxury accommodation. We host
visitors who come to relax from all over the world, along with New
Zealanders enjoying a weekend away. We are also able to hold boutique
weddings and small conferences.
Devonport is a delightful seaside village whose colonial
history is unspoilt by the passage of time. One of Auckland's earliest
settlements, the village mixes charm and civility with beautifully
restored old villas.
This unique location on the harbour peninsular along
with sandy beaches provides stunning views over Auckland, New Zealand's
City of Sails, the Waitemata Harbour and the islands of the Hauraki Gulf
from its three Mounts.
Rooms and Suites:
All our rooms are serviced daily. We leave Devonport
made chocolates and organic lavender sachets as gifts to you on the
pillows. Choices of teas and coffee along with biscuits are also
For those who have just spent hours on a long flight or
who are ready for the weekend a glass of our port may be just the thing
you need. Alternatively champagne can be waiting on ice with fresh
flowers to amaze. Toweling robes are provided along with eco-friendly
Go-Native NZ toiletries. In winter you can enjoy our electric blankets
and all rooms are heated. All have TV's, direct dial telephones and PC
connection points, hair-dryers and ironing facilities.
There is a Guest Lounge with an open fire for winter
months. Complimentary access to internet and a facsimile. A Library with
an excellent selection of books and magazines. SKY television, and
selection of music CDs.
This is our largest king size room. It has a special
veranda style Victorian bathroom with the stain glass window and claw
foot bath displaying great character. The deep pink colour scheme off
set by bronze silk ensure the luxury to the eye that one would expect
of such a home's grandest suite. The ornate cast iron fireplace and
antique pine furnishing complete the comfort for you stay. This room
is also suitable for small family as it has a Victorian daybed for the
'littlelies' to be tucked into after a fun bath, listening perhaps to
a story tape from our old gramophone.
Our queen size willow blue room complemented by silver
furnishings boasts the largest bathroom of the house complete with
claw foot bath and separate shower. It has a traditional cast iron
fireplace and pine furnishings. The white iron bedstead with crowned
organza is the central feature of the room.
This queen size room is a must for those who love the
European romantic look. It has a beautiful cream carved four poster
bed and hand painted pine wardrobe that is complimented by gold satins
and cream silk organza. The kauri fireplace can be glowing as can
candles for that extra warm welcome. It also has views over the
Windsor Park and 'Albert', Devonport's historic Moreton Bay Fig Tree
that proudly stands tall over the roof of our village library.
This super king or king/twin bed French provincial
blue & cream room is ideal for travelling companions, children or
single guests. It has views over to the beach and harbour especially
beautiful in summertime when our Pohutukawa trees display their fluffy
red blooms for Christmas. The ensuite bathroom is nautical in design
complete with porthole window.
Victoria and Waitemata:
Equally romantic and peaceful in style these sister
rooms have an abundance of charm from their antique travel trunks to
their French antique bed and brass bedsteads respectively. The
Waitemata has a colour scheme of mulberry & gold whilst the
Victoria is primrose and cream. Your eye will lead through the Kauri
French doors to the lavender pots on their private balconies which
enjoy all day sunshine. These sister rooms have unhindered views of
Mount Victoria and the roof tops of Devonport, the Waitemata views
extend to the Harbour, Bridge & City. Their individual bathrooms
have pretty clay tiled floors and great showers.
The Garden room that has its own private courtyard and
entry, separate from the main house. It has a queen white iron
bedstead and an ensuite with a large walk in shower. This room offers
you the ability to enjoy the tranquility of the sub-tropical garden.
You can listen to the water trailing to the rock pools and enjoy our
Enjoy your gourmet breakfast in our spacious sunny
breakfast room, which overlooks our palms, frangipani, and hibiscus
blooms. A choice of window tables offer you the privacy for an intimate
breakfast for two or alternatively you can take a seat at the larger
rimu table for eight and mingle with other guests and exchange future
plans or recent memories depending on if you have just arrived or about
to depart New Zealand.
In the summer you can go 'al fresco' and have breakfast
with the birds on our Victorian veranda overlooking our fountain lily
We display a buffet breakfast for you to select fresh
fruits, yoghurts, and our homemade muesli. This is followed by your
choice from our gourmet menu; Belgian berry waffles, smoked bacon and
eggs Devonport with smoked salmon, are but a selection.
We at the Peace and Plenty take pride not only in our
quality, but through the personal touches that we add to breakfast time;
be it a friendly smile, some smart travel advice, or the energy boost we
like to deliver from our excellent food, great Devonport roasted coffee
and selection of fine teas.
Many locals know Devonport peninsular as the “Village
of Auckland”, it is laden with history commencing with Maori
occupation before the arrival of Europeans and the establishment of the
first European settlements in 1840.
Devonport is surrounded by sea and commands magnificent
360 degree views from Mount Victoria Takarunga, of the Hauraki Gulf and
Auckland City, just across the bay. Devonport derives much of its charm
from the fine examples of colonial villas that have been restored and
renovated, together with the beautiful examples of native flora that can
be seen in the many parks, reserves and beaches of the village. These
influences are portrayed and represented in the wealth of local art,
craft and sculpture displayed in village galleries.
The Royal New Zealand Navy operates a base in Devonport
of which there are various historic sites.
Should you choose to explore the village you may find
yourself in one of the fine cafes that Devonport has to offer or dine in
one of the many restaurants. Alternatively there are boutiques and
antique shops to browse, or mountain walks to discover or perhaps a swim
on Cheltenham Beach. There is also a ferry terminal offering island and
city excursions and connections to further tours such as those of the
Coromandel, Tiritiri Matangi and Kawau Island.
Devonport has three historical museums and a cinema. It
has tennis courts, an 18 hole golf course and a gym all within five
If flying or arriving on a cruise ship to Auckland we
can arrange for you to be met and conveyed directly to Peace and Plenty
Inn. Our driver will assist you with baggage and other formalities.
Please let us know your needs at the time of reservation. Please also
ask for current rates for this service.
If driving from the airport or from points south, follow
the motorway, Highway One, north (well signed form the airport). Cross
over the Harbour Bridge and take the Esmonde Road ramp off the motorway
and follow the blue direction signs to Devonport. As you approach
Devonport you will pass the golf course on your left and reach a mini
roundabout at the base of Mount Victoria. Turn right and follow the road
down Victoria Road main street. Turn left near the bottom, in front of
the fountain, into Flagstaff Terrace. Peace and Plenty is the first
house on the left (Number 6) overlooking the reserve and beach.