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Wellington City Cottages
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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“Perfect. Just what we needed.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2011

When we planned our nz trip, we wanted to live the nz life, and what better way to do it than to stay in a place like city cottages. It was just like our own home. Buying groceries and cooking breakfast on our own. The little apartment-like sanctuary gave us all the privacy we needed. We've never checked into accommodation that didn't require any check in over a counter! Booked and paid for this place over the net from home (Malaysia) a few months in advance, and all we had to do upon arrival was to key in a code to open the door. Brilliant. It had everything we needed, including our own little backyard. Imagine this right in the heart of Wellington, along Cuba street. We walked to every place we planned to go. The pleasant surprise was that there were 3 (yes, 3) Malaysian restaurants just down the road. Not that we were gonna eat Malaysian food throughout, but gave us a sense of being close to home at the same time. Dean our landlord was especially helpful when it came to little queries eg Internet connection etc (we still don't know what he looks like but thnks to SMS). we'd recommend this to anyone wanting to stay in the city and with utmost privacy at the same time. Well done city cottages. Youve become our standard accommodation for our future trips!

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2011

Loved the cottage. Modern and clean. Decorated tastefully. Stayed 5 days and enjoyed being close to the action. Was slightly noisy overnight due to how close we were to Cuba St, but in turn this made catching buses and walking to all that Wellington offers very easy. Fully recommend as a self contained place to stay. Was wonderful to receive a basket of goodies for breakfasts.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with family
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Davenport, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2011

I have a son attending Massey U so the location was great. Also close to restaurants and downtown. Loved having free parking. Continental breakfast included which was a nice surprise.

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2011

Three of us - two from the UK and an Australian friend - stayed here (at no. 5 Tonks Grove) twice during a couple of weeks in NZ and found the place wonderful. Surprisingly made from an old building that was used for other things for many years, it is now top quality self-catering accommodation, with the advantage of being within fall-out-of-the-door distance of the restaurant society of Cuba Street, yet in a quiet cul-de-sac. The chap who runs it was helpful and entertainingly chatty. A sliding partition separates the main bedroom off from the living/dining room/kitchen, which converts to second bedroom. Only down side was that our friend felt she wasn't getting entirely fair treatment over use of the internet regarding a matter of concern. But that point aside, everything was absolutely excellent, high quality and also cosy. A useful 'find' in the middle of Wellington - about a quarter of an hour's walk down to the waterfront, but only if you walk straight past all the eateries and arty shops of the 'Cuba Quarter' without stopping, which would be hard to do.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled with friends
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Brasilia, DF
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2011

I have just returned from a fantastic trip to New Zealand, basing myself in 7 Tonks Grove for almost three weeks.

I can't give these cottages enough credit. Immaculately appointed, containing everything needed to the very last detail, making them like home away from home.

I met Dean shortly after my arrival, who made me feel very welcome, and was very hospitable.

I was, on booking this accommodation, slightly concerned about the cottages location, being on Cuba Street, but this proved to not be a problem at all. All the party goers don't venture that far up, resulting in the best of both worlds; close enough to stroll into the heart of the city, yet far enough away to avoid disturbances at night.

This will definitely be the one and only place I will stay going forward.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled solo
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Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2011

We stayed for 12 nights at the end of April. We accepted the offer of a complimentary airport collection and having been delayed for an hour arrived to find Dean waiting very patiently and had a most affable disposition.
The cottage is located just off Cuba street and is very central. There are lovely restaurants nearby and most sights are within walking distance. Despite its central location noise was not an issue. It was spotlessly clean and the bed was very, very comfortable. We would definately stay there if we visit Wellington again.

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled as a couple
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Moss Vale, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2011

We booked for 3 nights at the beginning of our NZ trip and enjoyed the stay so much we came back for our last 2 nights. The bed was the best ever - now we need to buy a new on for home. The basket of goodies was a great find on arrival. It is so close to great restaurants and cafes and walking distance to many places and the basket of information was very helpful. Dean was very helpful and friendly and the small issues we discovered were fixed when we returned for our second stay. There is drumming on Sunday afternoon very close by, but you can always go out. The most enjoyable stay we have had anywhere in NZ or Australia. Highly recommended

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
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CityCottages, Owner at Wellington City Cottages, responded to this review, 24 May 2011
Hi - Thanks for your review and the great comments. The drumming on Sunday afternoon was the monthly rehearsal of Batucada, Wellington's very own Brazilian Samba group. Guests are welcome to go to the Thistle Hall on Cuba Street and watch or join in - no charge! Google Batucada Wellington for details.
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Property: Wellington City Cottages
Address: 5 - 7 Tonks Grove | Cuba Quarter, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
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Region: New Zealand > North Island > Greater Wellington > Wellington
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 47 Speciality Lodging in Wellington
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Wellington City Cottages 4*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Two heritage cottages built in 1880 and fully renovated 2010. Each cottage sleeps up two 4 guests (total 8) and comes with a carpark and wireless internet. Located in vibrant Cuba Quarter, within a few minutes walk of most Wellington attractions. Combine with nearby Wellington City Townhouse, Wellington City Studio and Wellington City Bed and Breakfast to sleep a total of 22 people! ... more   less 
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