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Distinction Wellington, Century City Hotel
Ranked #18 of 46 Hotels in Wellington
Brisbane
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12 reviews
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“A Great Stay in Wellington”
Reviewed 17 January 2013

Our family stayed 2 nights at the Distinction just after New Years in a one bedroom suite. The ultra modern design did not detract from the warm, helpful staff and the "user friendliness" of the room. There are more than adequate cooking and washing/drying facilities in the suite, so take out and the laundromat can be avoided. Beds were comfy and there was just enough space for us to relax after long days of trekking about lovely Wellington. With Courtnay St, Cuba St, Te Papa Museum and the waterfront a short walk away, the location is perfect for little legs!

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 14 January 2013

Stayed at the Distinction for New Year's Eve. in a one bedroom suite. Modern room with great facilities, bright colours. Bed was great. Just around the corner of Courtney place and at walking distance from Te Papa and the Waterfront.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Maungatapere, null, New Zealand
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Reviewed 12 January 2013

I have never really felt the need to leave reviews for Hotels but this stay urged me to write something. My partner and I went to Welly to experience our capital and after staying here we feel no need to return. At first when arriving the room seemed fine - had a modern appearance but the set out was really strange. The tv was positioned on the wall pointing at the kitchen with a tiny one seater uncomfortable couch. The bed was around the corner more so we had to rearrange everything each day to try and make it more functional for living. It only took us about 5 minutes to find that there was no air con and the room became SO stuffy and hot that we had to open the ranch slider exposig us to the loud and horrible noises from the street not to mention the neighbouring balconies. The first night we were awoken to people smashing bottles in the street at around 1am, a street sweeper at 3am and then rubbish trucks and raffic noise around 6ish. We also had the neighbour coughing and hoicking all night outside which travelled through the open ranch slider. This continued all three nights we stayed there and today after returning I feel worse than I did before going on holiday. The carpet was stained and the pool wasnt even in the building you had to walk through the parking lot to a mouldy looking dungeon styled pool that I didnt even want to swim in because it had the creepiest vibe down there.

Overall the worst place I have stayed and we were so excited to get home.

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  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Houston, Texas, United States
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Reviewed 10 January 2013

Stayed here during the premiere of "The Hobbit" two blocks away in late November. Great location near shopping, restaurants, and the harbor. Many of Wellington's best attractions re well within walking distance. Room was light, clean, and reasonably quiet. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled with friends
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Sydney
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Reviewed 8 January 2013

During our recent visit to Wellington, we stayed at the Century City apartments. One of our friends have recommended this place and it stayed up to my expectations. It's located in the heart of the city at walkable distance to the water front and other amenities.

We stayed in a two bed room apartment. The whole apartment including kitchen, bath room and bed rooms were neat and clean. We also received additional utencils and towels as needed at no extra cost.

The reception was attended 24 hours and the customer service staff were friendly and helpful.

Room Tip: The room I stayed wasn't road facing and it was larger and quiter.
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  • Stayed January 2013, travelled with family
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Kent
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Reviewed 8 January 2013

This hotel was in a great location- so close to everything in the centre of town. The apartment was clean, very spacious and comfortable for the couple of nights we stayed there. Parking was a bit of a hassle- trying to bring up 4 persons worth of luggage who were travelling for 3 weeks around NZ was quite hard work.

The facilities were modern and clean and we had a lovely spacious bathroom. We slept well apart from one night around 1am when someone in an apartment near us was having a very loud speakerphone/Skype conversation with the patio doors open. However we called to reception about the noise and within 5 minutes they had sorted it for us

The price was great for the location and I'd highly recommend this to anyone travelling through Wellington or staying for a while.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Corona del Mar, California, United States
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Reviewed 27 December 2012

pretty disappointing visit. check in was awkward. parking was a pain. okay, i know it was in the heart of downtown, so i'm just saying....
the room was good sized and the bath was well fitted out and very clean. our sliding door/window looked out onto a repurposed patio full of ductwork and such. creepy. we just closed the drapes and ignored it. it was a one-night stay and we were fine. just no ambiance or good vibe to the place. ignore that if you can and enjoy the central location, which is just about perfect.

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Distinction Wellington, Century City Hotel

Property: Distinction Wellington, Century City Hotel
Address: 70 Tory Street | Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand (Formerly Grand Mercure Wellington Century City Apartments)
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Greater Wellington > Wellington
Amenities:
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#16 Luxury Hotel in Wellington
#20 Business Hotel in Wellington
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Distinction Wellington, Century City Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 89
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Distinction Wellington Century City Hotel provides the ideal Wellington accommodation base for business or leisure, in a vibrant location in the heart of all the action. On the doorstep of key Wellington attractions including Te Papa Museum, Distinction Wellington Century City Hotel's 89 guest rooms range from impeccably designed studios, to luxurious penthouse suites. ... more   less 
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