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“Perfect accommodation for filming a BBC property programme”

Rongotai Apartments
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Rongotai Apartments
Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
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“Perfect accommodation for filming a BBC property programme”
Reviewed 5 November 2011

As the New Zealand co-producer of the UK TV series, Wanted Downunder, I had to find comfortable accommodation for UK families that we were filming during their week long stay in Wellington. We also sometimes like to film the accommodation to include in the programme, so looking good on camera is always a bonus! I booked Rongotai Apartments for one of our British families and it was PERFECT. Plenty of space for a family with three adult children, fantastic modern facilities, immaculately clean, and nice and close to lovely Oriental Bay cafes and Lyall Bay, but mostly I'd like to thank Andreas for the outstanding customer service and his willingness to make sure our family were as comfortable as they could possibly be. I know the family really enjoyed their stay, especially because the long days of filming can really take it out of the families, so it's great to have a perfectly cosy apartment to return to at the end of the day. Thank you!

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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RongotaiApartments, Owner at Rongotai Apartments, responded to this review, 13 January 2012
Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to post such a lovely review. We are delighted that the BBC selected Rongotai Apartments as accommodation for the Wanted Downunder series in Wellington; it was a real pleasure having the family stay with us and a privilege to be part of this exciting TV series. We are eagerly awaiting the premiere!

I will ensure that the whole team sees your very kind note, thank you.

You are always welcome back; we look forward to seeing you again.

Kind regards & safe travels,
Andreas
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 October 2011

Had 2 apartments for my Group of 9 and they were everything we could have asked for - clean, well equipped, comfortable and (importantly for smelly rugby fans!) with a washing machine. Service both before, after and during our stay was perfect with Andreas taking the time to give us details on local ameneties, bus routes etc. Very handy location and buses into city centre took no more than 10-15 minutes. When back in Wellington I would definately look to stay here again and would recommend these apartments to anyone who is lucky enough to find themselves in this wonderful part of the world.

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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with friends
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Shanghai, China
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Reviewed 23 October 2011

My friends and I rented this apartment during the Rugby World Cup and were more than satisfied.
Andreas the owner provides the most amazing customer service, personalized touches and a very welcoming atmosphere.
From beginning to end he was available to answer any of my questions.
When we arrived we were greated by a welcome basket which was definitely appreciated after the long overseas flight to get there.
Perfect location. Easy local bus into town centre.
Pak 'n Save just across the street for all of your food needs!
Beds were very comfortable with lush bedding.
Would definitely stay again if I return to Wellington!

Only suggestions for improvements: garbage cans in all rooms and bathroom, and a shelf in the shower to hold toiletries.
Otherwise, PERFECT and unbeatable!

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with friends
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Inverness
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Reviewed 11 October 2011

Stayed here during the Rugby World Cup with a large party spread of 9 across two apartments. Andreas the host met us on arrival and departure, and was incredibly friendly and accommodating to help us out with check-out times as we waited for hire cars and so on. Beds were all very comfortable and the apartments were very well appointed, both ours had private balcony or courtyard areas, multiple bathrooms (with great showers!) and well kitted out kitchens. Handy supermarket (Pak 'n' Save) just across the road too, and the airport is less than 5 minutes drive. Bus stops for routes out to the Weta Cave or into the city centre are a minutes walk from the front door so it was a great base for our time in Wellington.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with friends
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Greymouth, New Zealand
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Reviewed 23 August 2011

Great Service and a good location. The apartments were awesome, they were spacious enough for the three of us to have plenty of room, and had everything we needed. would stay here again in a heartbeat.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with friends
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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Reviewed 31 July 2011

Great service, Host was very pleasant and helpful making sure we had everything we needed.
Apartment was clean, tidy and comfortable.
10 Minutes to the city and close by to many Wellington attractions.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
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Wellington, New Zealand
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Reviewed 9 July 2011

A fab stay. We were met by Andreas upon arrival, a very friendly welcome. A wonderful self contained apartment (with the convenience of a major supermarket available across the road) a very clean, quiet and modern apartment. That comfortably slept all 6 family members in the 3 bedrooms. The apartment was very warm with a great heat pump, clean rooms and beautifully modern kitchen/bathrooms. We were treated to 2 bathrooms in our apartment. Great comfortable beds and beautiful linen.

We highly recommend, very near Wellington International airport (less than a 5 minute drive) and a short drive into Wellington city - a great spot. We loved our stay (albeit for one night only) , we would gladly use this place again!

Cheers!

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  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Rongotai Apartments

Property: Rongotai Apartments
Address: 105 Rongotai Road | Wellington, Kilbirnie 6022, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Greater Wellington > Kilbirnie
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Speciality Lodging in Kilbirnie
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Rongotai Apartments is a newly built apartment complex providing serviced apartment accommodation in Wellington - New Zealand. These stylish apartments are ideal family accommodation; each featuring 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and sophisticated self-contained living in a great Wellington location. Available for short and long stay accommodation, all year round for holiday, leisure or business travellers. ... more   less 
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Rongotai Apartments Greater Wellington/Kilbirnie, New Zealand

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