The Hydro Esplanade Apartments

The Hydro Esplanade Apartments 2 Esplanade, St Clair, Dunedin view on map
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Welcome to the Hydro Esplanade Apartments online bookings.
Our newly renovated spacious apartments are located right on Dunedin 's premium surf beach at St Clair.

Enjoy the all year round holiday atmosphere , meet friendly locals, watch the ever changing ocean and surfers from your dining table. Leisurely walks on the long white sandy beach, fun at the family play ground, swims in the heated salt water pool, coffee at the local cafes and casual dining at the authentic Italian Esplanade Restaurant are all at your door step.

Over the past 93 years thousands have enjoyed the Hydro. In the 20's as the Hydro Grand Hotel, stylish dine and dance parties and weddings at the Hydro Tearooms in the 30's & 40's, then courting and chocolate sundaes at the Kandel Light Coffee Lounge during the 60's and 70's. We purchased the building in 1985 and opened Hydro Surf, Dunedin first surf shop.

A major renovation in 2013 of this iconic building included the redevelopment of Esplanade Restaurant by highly regarded New Zealand Restaurateur Katrina Toovey with an award winning interior design by Nat & Emily of Cheshire Architects. The top level flats that had seen many a party were also transformed into these WOW beach front apartments.

We invite you to stay at The Hydro and enjoy this historical building with the best views and roof top Terrance in Dunedin and be amongst the outstanding social and natural environment of St Clair.

Katherine Greer
Managing Director

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony/Courtyard
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Cafe/Restaurant
  • Check-in Time: 2:00pm
  • Check-out Time: 10:30am
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Clothesline
  • Dining Room
  • Freeview
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Guest Laundry
  • Guest Lounge
  • High Speed wireless internet
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Non Smoking
  • Playground
  • Shower Facilities
  • Toilet Facilities
  • Unlimited free wifi
  • Washing machine and dryer
The Hydro Esplanade Apartments
  • The unit was beautifully presented and the location was stunning. Price was appropriate for size and location. Enjoyed the extras, eg the cheese! Would recommend to friends. 5
    NARELLE LEACH - Jan 18, 2018 (Stayed Jan 2018) Travelbug verified review
  • Hi Narelle Thank you very much for taking the time to review your stay and for recommending the apartments to your friends we rely on word of month and it is appreciated. I hope you have an opportunity to stay again. Regards Katherine
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The Hydro Esplanade Apartments
  • The arrival instructions were excellent and it continued from there.The Apartment was beautifully presented with a fully equipped kitchen and airy bathroom.We loved our stay here. 5
    DALLAS CUNNINGHAM - Mar 6, 2017 (Stayed Feb 2017) Travelbug verified review
  • Thank you Dallas for your feedback it is appreciated.
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The Hydro Esplanade Apartments
  • I was surprised to realise full payment for the booking was deducted from my account at the time of booking All others bookings for accommodation hold the credit card # as security - or for payment when the accommodation has been provided. You are taking payment for services not provided at the time of deduction and I did not see any advice this would be done. 1
    OWEN VAUGHAN - Sep 26, 2016 (Stayed Sep 2016) Travelbug verified review
  • Thank you very much for your feedback. Payment terms are now clearer on our website. We have just 3 boutique apartments and have a secure online booking facility through bookit for direct booking on our website www.esplanadeapartments.co.nz - Bookit take payment on booking and we receive payment after our Guest have completed their stay.
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The Hydro Esplanade Apartments
  • Thank you - the place has such amazing views and it was lovely to arrive to a place so clean and well maintained. It felt very cosy and homely. We would definitely stay there again. 5
    RACHEL BREWER - Jun 11, 2016 (Stayed Jun 2016) Travelbug verified review
The Hydro Esplanade Apartments
  • Great apartment, fantastic location, friendly owner. Perfect weekend break! 5
    RICHARD CLIFTON - Jun 5, 2016 (Stayed May 2016) Travelbug verified review
The Hydro Esplanade Apartments
  • Second stay here and once again awesome. The Hydro would have to be the best place I have ever stayed... and I have traveled quite a lot. So many lovely touches... great kitchen equipment, gorgeous bedding, decor... and of course the stunning views and location 5
    CHRISTINE RAMSAY - May 1, 2016 (Stayed Apr 2016) Travelbug verified review
The Hydro Esplanade Apartments
  • This place was all I'd imagined it to be, and more for a nostalgic family holiday in St Clair. 5
    KATHRYN RAMSAY - Mar 24, 2016 (Stayed Mar 2016) Travelbug verified review
The Hydro Esplanade Apartments
  • Excellent accommodation! 5
    DEAN FINLAY - Feb 2, 2016 (Stayed Jan 2016) Travelbug verified review
  • Thank you Dean for taking the time to post a review.
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The Hydro Esplanade Apartments
The Hydro Esplanade Apartments
  • The location is excellent. We really enjoyed our stay. Highly recommended. 5
    HARRY TERWIEL - Dec 5, 2015 (Stayed Nov 2015) Travelbug verified review
  • Thank you for taking the time to review Harry most appreciated. Regards Katherine
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