We spent one night in Wellington and chose to stay here. The staff are very warm and welcoming, and the building is really beautifully decorated and in a great location. We booked room 5 (with the private bathroom across the hall) but got upgraded to room 4 which was very generous, because this had a full ensuite and an extra bedroom.
The building is close to Cuba st and not too far from the wharf. Parking was difficult; we wouldn't recommend this location if you have a car, as it is in the city and there are only 2 offstreet parks. However, you don't really need a car because of the great location.
We ordered from their cafe in the morning. The eggs benedict was disappointing - the hollandaise sauce was lacklustre and both of our poached eggs were completely solid.
I'd recommend Gourmet Stay for the unique factor - it has so much charm that you don't get in a big hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Gourmet Stay is a cool little boutique hotel, especially designed to provide excellent accommodation for the discerning budget conscious traveller. Gourmet stay is a comfortable, modern design with soft tones and is warm and inviting and friendly. At Gourmet stay we unashamedly promote Wellington as the culinary capital of New Zealand and support our thriving local artisan producers and suppliers. We have our own coffee bar and deli on the ground floor where you can enjoy breakfast. Lunch items are available to enjoy in house or to take with you as you explore the city. Our desire is to offer food that is locally sourced, nutritious and delicious. We are also able to recommend our favourite bars and restaurants. You will love the convenience of staying in our vibrant location in the heart of all the action. Gourmet Stay is located in Frederick Street, a quiet side street in the centre of Wellington city. There is no need for a car here! It is a 5 minute walk to the entertainment and theatre district of Courtenay Place . We do have several off street car parks available if you require parking.Courtenay Place is also home to a diverse range of excellent restaurants and bars. The lovely waterfront with its many promenades is only 5 minutes away. We are approximately 15 minutes by car to the airport. About 2 kms north of Gourmet Stay is the Railway Station from which a train service to Auckland departs and the station is also the hub for the suburban transport network. We are about 3.0 kilometres from the Interislander Ferry terminal. Ferries leave from here to take you to the South Island. ... more less
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