We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Traveller (11)
Room & Suite (3)
  • Excellent4%
  • Very good6%
  • Average14%
  • Poor18%
  • Terrible58%
5 May 2017
“Cheap for a city stay! ”
26 Apr 2017
“If you like stained dirty carpets look no further”
{"containerClass":null,"containerAttributes":null,"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","moduleList":["handlers"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"}},"scriptFlags":null}
Reviews (74)
There are newer reviews for Rowena's Lodge
See the most recent reviews
Filter reviews
72 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
See what travellers are saying:
Updating list...
11 - 15 of 72 reviews
Reviewed 26 February 2016 via mobile

Where do I start........it's actually like a homeless shelter. The location is miles out from town. The rooms are absoloutely filthy, along with the showers, toilets etc. The residents are noisy and shouting all through the night. Other guests have no consideration at all. Someone...More

3  Thank PCarterCornwall
Reviewed 19 February 2016 via mobile

Don't believe the hype, it is neither comfortable nor casual nor for VIPs. The lack of fresh paint, stains on the carpet, and general air of neglect should warn you off. We had no choice, we had pre-booked, and Wellington was sold out. There was...More

1  Thank Limier
Reviewed 19 February 2016

OK you pay for what you get, but this place is disgusting, so so old and needs refurbishment, then carpets are so stained, showers and toilets are yuk, pillows are smelly.this place was A A rated, please don't go to this place. Will also be...More

Thank Lyn S
Reviewed 23 November 2015

in an expensive capital. close to city centre without the noise associated with city centre with night life. clean. good for solo travellers or couples/families looking for just an accommodation. nearest cheap eats is kfc

Thank Daniel C
Reviewed 13 November 2015

Only reason we chose this place was because it's location, in region of Mount Victoria, in the city of Wellington. However, it still wasn't close enough where we wanted to get to, (museum, weta studio, botanic garden - still have to drive for all those)...More

5  Thank AllinAspire
View more reviews
Number of rooms
New Zealand > North Island > Greater Wellington > Wellington
Also Known As
Rowena`s Hotel Wellington
Add Photo Photos
Traveller (11)
Room & Suite (3)
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Rowena's Lodge staff and past guests.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Room Tips
"Avoid this property"
Read review
"Great views of Wellington city. Safe parking away from the street. Extensive camping area. Front deck and..."
Read review
"Get a room somewhere else!"
Read review
"Take a tent so you can keep your distance by paying for a plot in the garden"
Read review
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing