The Ibis is a clean, modern hotel located in the heart of Wellington. It is just a few blocks away from the cable car, and the major streets are also within easy walking distance. Wellington is a fairly compact city, and it is best to walk as parking can be difficult to find and also costly.
We had a standard room which was a bit small but enough for two people. Wi-fi was also free while in the hotel lobby. Guest laundry facilities were available, which was great for travelers like us on a long road trip. The machines were token operated, with detergent included. If you do have a car, I would recommend paying the extra fee for a parking spot. The hotel has underground parking, but there are only a limited number of spots. I saw this noted in another review, so contacted the hotel ahead of time to book a spot. Without that parking, I’m not sure where else I could have parked our car, as there didn’t seem to be many other options nearby.
Bottom line is the Ibis is an excellent hotel, well located and at a reasonable price. I had considered other Wellington hotels with similar positive reviews but ultimately decided on the Ibis as it was significantly cheaper. In the end, my wife and I were very happy with our stay and felt the Ibis was the best value of all the places we stayed at during our 2-week trip in NZ.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Ibis Wellington is in the heart of the city near the bustle of Lambton Quay and walking distance to Parliament, TSB Bank Arena, Westpac Stadium and the waterfront. A Qualmark rated 3.5 star hotel with 200 contemporary guest rooms; Ibis Wellington's quality has been recognised with international ISO 9001 and its environmental commitment with ISO 14001. Vivant! Restaurant and Bar is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. It's the perfect casual dining venue. Limited secure parking is available at the hotel for guests. Ibis Wellington is part of AccorHotels New Zealand. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Ibis Wellington Hotel Wellington
- Accor Wellington