Stayed here for 4 nights to visit family and was happy with the value for money received.
Citylife provided us with everything we needed, without paying for the extras of a 5 star hotel. It is centrally positioned but is very private, quiet and gives you the ability to cook and catch up on the washing!
We were located on level 5 at the back (looking over a steeply terraced garden) in an Executive 1 bedroom and it was great to stay somewhere that was peaceful - no traffic noise. If you are looking for great views, this is not the hotel for you.
The location was great for us - Citylife is directly behind the entrance to the Motorway (not that you realised this as there was no traffic noise). It was so convenient for visits north of the city. Highly recommend that if you visit Wellington & get a car, that you do a trip up the west coast to Paraparaumu and beyond (such picturesque coastal scenes).
Very good access to the CBD & the waterfront and the hotel is really close to the Cable Car (everyone who visits should go on this!). Although it was a good 10 minute walk to get up to Cuba St and Courtney Place, which is the restaurant precinct (and the only part of town that seems to be alive at night).
Having researched, we knew that the entrance was at the 'back' of the Hotel (not on Lambton Quay, although there is access to the lifts from here). The entry is at the very end of a back street, on Level 6 of the building. Small but satisfactory and the staff were friendly.
There was parking available (which we used) but be aware that whilst there is parking at the hotel, there are only about 8 spots - so you will have to use the the public Wilson Parking up the road. It isn't too bad, but it is quite steep getting to & from the hotel to the car park.
The interior of our room was so spacious! Massive room, LCD television and DVD player with Sky Cable as well as a full dining table, oven/microwave and a washer/drier. The bedroom is a separate room, however there was no direct air-conditioning so we had to leave the door to the living area open. Not too pleasant when this was discovered, but wasn't a big deal once we opened the door.
Be aware that the general fittings are a little bit dated. The lifts are not new, the building itself feels a little bit '60s, but the interior of the room is very modern.
Would definitely stay here again!
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