We chose Gardens Homestay from reading the Trip Advisor reviews and we were not disappointed. The room - more like a suite - was spacious and very clean. Neil, Sally and Nina are gracious and friendly hosts who welcomed us into their home and we enjoyed getting to know them during our 4 night stay. Excellent breakast - Sally is great cook. They were knowledgable about things to do in Wellington - even giving us a walking tour map to help us explore - and being so close to the Botanic Gardens was delightful. Within walking distance to the city centre in a nice area of town. If you like B&Bs and meeting the locals, this must be one of the best places to stay in Wellington.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Gardens Homestay Bed and Breakfast was built in 1892 and lovingly restored during the 1990s. Your hosts are Fly by Wire Ride inventor Neil Harrap and his wife Sally Guinness. The elegant facade features stained glass, iron lacework and bay windows. We're located in historic Thorndon, five minutes walk to Parliament and downtown Wellington. We're two minutes walk to the Botanic Gardens and even closer to many cafes, restaurants and specialty shops on historic Tinakori Road. ... more less