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“Closest mote to the city centre”
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Apollo Lodge Motel
Ranked #11 of 47 Hotels in Wellington
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Reviewed 12 May 2013

Apollo Lodge Motel is the closest motel to the city centre, three minutes and you are into Courtney Place with all of the restaurants, bars and cafes. It is also only a short walk to New World Supermarket if you wish to self cater and only a 10-minute drive if you are catching the Cook strait Ferry. The rooms are always very clean and tidy and there is plenty of parking. The management are always very cheerful and helpful. This is a great Motel in a very convenient location.

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled on business
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2  Thank JimArcherNZ
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Reviewed 14 April 2013

It was funny when we arrived and were checking TripAdvisor came up in the conversation. She said she did not like TripAdvisor that there were unwarranted criticism. We told her we chose her place because of TripAdvisor so that kind of changed her thinking. The property is very convenient. It is clean, nice and bright and well set up for self catering. There is a grocery store near by and the beautiful harbor and all the sites it contains is within easy walking distance. The parking is a bit tight but easily managed. Would stay here again.

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank mrsboll
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Reviewed 11 April 2013

Stayed at the lodge for a total of 4 nights, but since it was an interrupted trip, in 3 different rooms.

The small flats that include kitchen are very convenient and spacious.

The rooms that are in the building just opposite reception were my favourites, they are very bright, a bit more modern and the set up is more comfortable. The bathrooms are squeaky clean, the showers hot and with good water pressure. Note one of the shower heads was very low so a bit cumbersome if you are tall!

The lodge is just a 5/10 minute walk from one of the main streets with easy access to bars, restaurants, Te Papa museum and a giant grocery store if you need one.

Room Tip: I thought the rooms in the small building just opposite reception were nice
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  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Leila F
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Reviewed 21 March 2013

Stopped at the Apollo Lodge for the cricket, New Zealand v England, I had heard that it was good from people who stopped there on the last tour to NZ in 2008!! We had a 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom apartment as part of the lodge. It was nice and spacious, very clean, the beds were fine and the location is brilliant... A stones throw from the nightlife (yet a long enough throw to be nice and quiet) and a nice walk to the Basin Reserve. All in all, very impressed and will stop here next time i'm in Wellington!!!

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled with friends
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Thank whiteensign
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Reviewed 18 March 2013

Stayed at Apollo Lodge for 5 nights while attending NZ v England test match. Very friendly staff and helpful. Room was very clean and recently refurbished. I would recommend as its very close to everything, shops, restaurants, transport and good value

Stayed: March 2013, travelled solo
Thank Percypirate1883
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Reviewed 12 March 2013

i would not spend my holidays there but if you're in toen for a weefend or stop over, i can only recommend!
+ clean, very well equipped rooms
+ quiet at night, while at a
+ great location, very central

- lost a bit the soul, which you can feel was once there
- not very helpful encounter (i asked about the best and cheapest way to the airport... take a cab was the answer... there is a direct bus for 9 bucks leaving every 15 min not even 5 minutes walking away??!

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled solo
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3  Thank Philipp S
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Reviewed 11 March 2013

We stayed with other members of my extended family at the Apollo Lodge Motel Wellington in early Jan 2013. The proprietors were very friendly and most helpful. In fact they couldn't have been nicer.....
I have recently visited again with a view to arranging to stay again with our family during a family occasion in Mid-late April.
This time I got a most odd (indeed rude) reception from a different "Front Office" lady. To say she was abrupt, would be an understatement and somewhat disappointing, given I am English and seemingly, so was she!
I had considered checking the rooms out to see how we could accommodate all our various family groups - but elected to quietly leave without going into more detail - as I was put off by the blunt - bordering on rude reception.
A shame - we will now be staying close by - but not at the Apollo Lodge Motel. It was great the first time - but not the second!

  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled with family
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5  Thank Hawkinsfamily57
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Additional Information about Apollo Lodge Motel

Address: 49 Majoribanks St | Mt Victoria, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Greater Wellington > Wellington
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Wellington
#11 Luxury Hotel in Wellington
#14 Romantic Hotel in Wellington
Price Range: £74 - £102 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Apollo Lodge Motel 4*
Number of rooms: 35
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