About the Red Monkey

Staying at The Red Monkey is an experience in itself. We know just what travellers look for, and that small details are important.

Socialise on the deck at any time, or over breakfast alfresco in the courtyards. Prepare your food in the well-appointed kitchen. If you prefer some privacy after a day’s exploration, find a spot in the sun where you can ponder life over a coffee, lost in the lush tropical garden. On warm evenings, restore your spirit in a secret corner amongst the greenery with soft lantern lights and soothing background music. And when it’s cool outside, the house is always warm and cosy.

The feeling of being somewhere special carries through to the bedrooms, which have been decorated with an eye for simple comfort with a touch of class. They are comfortable and secure, whether in the main building or tucked away in the garden.

The Red Monkey is only moments from Ponsonby Road, Auckland’s eclectic inner-city community where residents and visitors shop and relax, work and play. It is set amongst leafy streets lined with historic timber houses and peopled by a great cross-section of New Zealanders. The bus outside our door will take you to the city centre and waterfront in just 15 minutes.

You can easily wander up to Ponsonby Road for a snack or meal – choose from the international food hall for meals under $10, famous fish and chips, cafes or up-market restaurants. There are more bars, restaurants and nightclubs a short walk away on Karangahape Road.