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“Good Christmas and Boxing Day”
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ibis Wellington
Ranked #17 of 46 Hotels in Wellington
Hastings, New Zealand
Level 5 Contributor
53 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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“Good Christmas and Boxing Day”
Reviewed 15 January 2014

We stayed at the Ibis on Christmas day and Boxing day. The room was very spacious, the self serve section was a bit thin, but overall was a very nice room. This is very central and is walking distance to almost all of the main facilities. The train station was 2 blocks away and the main shopping area was only a 2 block walk.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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IbisWellington, Manager at ibis Wellington, responded to this review, 16 January 2014
Thank you for your feedback. We hope you had a Merry Xmas with us and we wish you all the very best for 2014.
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Reviewed 14 January 2014

I really wanted to give the ibis a ranking somewhere between average and very good, maybe something like "good." The service met expectations for any similar hotel, and the rooms were clean (also a general expectation when staying in a hotel). The hotel is just blocks from the train station, which makes it easy to find if you take the train ride from Auckland to Wellington. It's also a convenient cab ride to the ferry if you're making a journey to the South Island. The other brilliant aspect of the location is its proximity to the harbor. We enjoyed a few morning runs along the coast, and ate at a great restaurant called Chalk along the way. The downside is the location in the CBD after 4PM. Many of the shops and restaurants close early. We went to a bar that was closing 2 hours earlier than normal because traffic was so infrequent. If you want to stay at the ibis, plan on traveling a bit to reach the fun bars and nightlife.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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IbisWellington, Manager at ibis Wellington, responded to this review, 16 January 2014
Thank you very much for your comments. We appreciate your effort to share your thoughts and provide other travellers and our team with some insight into your experience.
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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Reviewed 14 January 2014

Location wise, it's great! It's a minute's walk away to the cable car. Around a ten minute walk to the parliament and museum. The staff were also very helpful and polite. They don't have lockers in the rooms, but they have a facility to leave valuables locked at the reception. They give you a key for the lock.

The rooms are spacious and clean. We didn't eat anything there so can't say about the food. But it looked nice.

The free wifi in the lobby is great. Also there are two desktops available for use.

My only problem with this place was the price. Not that it was expensive, it was quite reasonable. But the average motels in new zealand are so much better in terms of value for money.

That being said, there is nothing else that I could flaw in the hotel.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed 12 January 2014

This hotel is very centrally located in Wellington, just a block from the Intercontental. Rooms a very clean and very adequate. Good brekfast selection. I would stay again when next on business in Wellington..

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled on business
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Thank you very much for your comments after you stayed with us at ibis Wellington. Thank you for rating the hotel 5 out of 5. We are glad you enjoyed the location of the hotel.
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 12 January 2014

The hotel is located in the center of Wellington. The rooms are pretty large andclean (including the carpet and the bathroom). Both the fridge (sometimes) and the air conditioning make quite some noise. The bed and pillows are good though.

Unfortunately there is no safe in the room but there is a LCD TV, ironing board and iron. Down in the lobby there is free internet available on the two computers and there is also wifi in the lobby with a limit of 30 minutes or 10 mb. There is no free wifi or internet in the room. This costs 29 NZD per 24 hours which is very expensive. We bought a 2degrees sim card (which have a store near the hotel) for 25 dollars including 1 GB of internet.

Room Tip: Get yourself a pre-paid data sim card, this is cheaper then the wifi rates.
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Property: ibis Wellington
Address: 153 Featherston Street, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
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Region: New Zealand > North Island > Greater Wellington > Wellington
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#14 Family Hotel in Wellington
#16 Business Hotel in Wellington
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — ibis Wellington 3.5*
Number of rooms: 200
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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