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The Lighthouse and the Keep Wellington
Ranked #31 of 46 Hotels in Wellington
Reviewed 16 February 2012

we stayed at the keep for 3 nights and found it something special. The amount of food Bruce left for us was fantastic,and the variety was great.Bruce went out of his way to make us feel welcome.the only thing i would say needs adding was a radio so we had music and a slightly bigger fridge. thanks for a special stay loved sitting at the window sipping champers and waving to the joggers.

Room Tip: shop at the kilburnie pak n save and buy heaps of fresh mussel's Mmmmmm
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  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 June 2011

First off, It's a Lighthouse! How cool is that. We stayed 1 night and it was simply fun. Be prepare to climb some stairs, so don't pack to heavy, not a big deal though. The light house has a lot of charm but it is a bit old and could use some TLC. The kitchen and bath room are a bit small but that was completely expected. The kitchen was stocked with a good amount of food, fruits, and cereal. It was quite funny, I ran out hot water in the middle of my shower, no joke. But I have to say it was my gf fault for taking such a long hot shower. Can't fault the light house for our mistake. The top stairs is narrow and was a bit scary to come down at first but it was expected from and added to the fun of the Lighthouse. The top floor has a perfect 360 view. I have to say that we lucked out. The night we stayed was a full moon and it rose from the ocean right in front of the small island. We stayed up all night drinking wine and enjoying the view and the sound of the ocean. I have to say the TV on the second floor was one of the nicest TV's I have seen in a NZ rental but I we never turned it on so I can't tell it it worked as well as it looked. The beach area was nice to walk along, we found some abalone shells on the sand. But when we walked around the corner toward the Keep there were a bunch of abalone shells all over the place, super cool. We had caught the #1 bus to the lighthouse and it was about a 7 min walk from the last stop. Not bad at all.

  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 April 2011

So glad we found this place! It's a fantastic change from the usual hotels and motels.

We found it cosy and rustic, with nice touches like plenty of breakfast items for us to prepare and fresh flowers on the windowsills. Did I mention it's a LIGHTHOUSE?! Great views from most of the windows, especially the top floor where the beacon light would have shone, but instead has a couch for taking in the panorama.

I'm not sure if it's a former working lighthouse that's been moved or a home built to look like a lighthouse, but it's fun all the same.

Overall it's probably about 3* accommodation standard but 5* fun factor.

It's perfect for a short stay for couples who want an interesting change from the norm.

  • Stayed: April 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 December 2010
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  • Stayed: November 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 December 2010
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  • Stayed: November 2010, travelled as a couple
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Address: Island Bay, Wellington, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Greater Wellington > Wellington
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Ranked #31 of 46 Hotels in Wellington
Number of rooms: 25

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