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“Great location”
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West Plaza Hotel
Ranked #20 of 46 Hotels in Wellington
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105 reviews
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“Great location”
Reviewed 26 February 2014

Maybe it is just Wellington because it is one of the coolest, immaculate, compact cities I have ever visited and therefore I liked the hotel too. Wellington has everything within walking distance to the hotel- water, mountains, gardens, open space, public art, museums, civic buildings, high-rises, theatres, etc. The hotel rooms are basic and small but they have what you need to be comfortable. If it gets hot, remember to ask for a fan because there is no air conditioner.

Room Tip: Avoid the side of the building that faces the public parking garage.
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 February 2014

Stayed at the West Plaza during the opening of the Arts Festival.
It's a nice 3 1/2 star hotel with all comforts but without the luxuries.
The rooms are basic but clean and tidy, have opening windows and a flat screen TV.
The bed is quite soft but very comfortable.
The location (SO close to everything) is the main selling point, although the breakfast (not a vast buffet selection) was very delicious indeed.
As mentioned, don't expect a 5 star hotel, but what you do get is value for money.

Room Tip: Ask for a quiet room near the top floor, away from the main road.
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled solo
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Westport, New Zealand
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Reviewed 23 February 2014

I have stayed at this hotel in Wellington on all of my business trips and have received top service & friendliness on each occasion. The cleanliness of the hotel & the rooms is second to none. The meals are a delight with top ingredients and a chef who obviously enjoys putting it together.
This hotel I call "my home away from home" and it is; simply because I am made to feel welcome on each visit and the room is always turned down for me.
Thanks to Julie & all the staff at the front & behind the scenes who make West Plaza a top place to stay.

Room Tip: If you're needing some quietness- then ask for the bond street side :)
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled on business
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principal@campbellsbay.school.nz
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Reviewed 22 February 2014 via mobile

Great location for Courtney Place, water front, town hall/Michael Fowler Centre and an easy 10 - 15 minute walk to Parliament.

Very helpful staff. Front desk staff were especially helpful in finding me accommodation when my flight was cancelled and there was no accommodation at West Plaza for an additional night. They went out of their way to (successfully) find me a bed for the night. That 'above and beyond service' was appreciated.

Rooms are basic but most adequate although lack of air conditioning was a negative on a rare humid Wellington night!

Food service was good.

Overall recommended for business travel but possibly not for a romantic weekend.

  • Stayed February 2014
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WestPlazaNZ, General Manager at West Plaza Hotel, responded to this review, 24 February 2014
Thanks for your feedback it’s great to receive such positive comments about the staff at the hotel. We are a mid-range value for money hotel located in the central city and your feedback helps others to choose our hotel when next in Wellington.

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Julie Wilcock
General Manager
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New Zealand
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Reviewed 14 February 2014

I stayed in a triple room with my two children. The good points were the price (only a few dollars more than a backpackers would have been for the three of us) and the location (very central, close to Cuba St and surrounded by great places to eat, library, galleries, etc.). Although the rooms are a little dated, the beds were comfortable and the towels were nice and fluffy. We were well away from the road so noise didn't bother us, but I was woken by the alarm clock in the room next door so I would say the soundproofing isn't too good. All in all, great value for money for such a comfortable stay in a fantastic location.

Room Tip: Ask for a room away from the street to avoid traffic noise.
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 9 February 2014

Very centrally located in the heart of Wellington, close to Cuba Street shopping and dining area. A very comfortable hotel. Service was good and the bedrooms were well appointed. The in house bar was a little expensive but with so many choices nearby, this shouldn't be a problem. Be careful if you are driving a large people carrier as our eight sweater wouldn't fit in the downstairs car park and literally managed to get into the very small ground floor car park by half an inch. A very pleasant stay.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 4 February 2014

I had an average night's stay here, with the hotel room being okay but not notable for anything. The bed was comfortable and the bathroom a reasonable size. The carpet had not been vacuumed but the rest of the room was clean. There is a distinct lack of soundproofing so street noise does come through quite clearly, which is a problem for light sleepers such as myself. I mainly chose the hotel for its proximity to the Michael Fowler Centre, where I was attending an event, and a very reasonable room price of $110 on a Saturday night. Despite there being three staff on the desk only one was processing bookings so I had quite a wait to be checked in. The staff member was pleasant and directed me to the elevators and gave instructions on parking (see below).

I attempted to book parking in advance because I knew I would be arriving late in the evening but was told that they don't offer advance bookings. The parking building I was directed to was close by but has a silly rule about needing to buy a new ticket by 8:00 the next morning so it wasn't a very restful sleep because I was worried about oversleeping and having to car towed away - which has happened to me before. Definitely detracted from the experience and I'd only return if I knew I'd be arriving early enough in the day to have a good chance of being able to get a hotel car park.

Room Tip: I was on the third floor and there was a lot of street noise. Perhaps a room on a higher level would...
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled solo
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WestPlazaNZ, General Manager at West Plaza Hotel, responded to this review, 6 February 2014
Thanks for your feedback it’s good to have the details of your experience so we can look at ways to be better. We are currently looking at a solution with the Car parking building next door in order to make it easier for guests to use this service when our car park is full. Due to our limited parking facilities we are unable to guarantee on site car parking.

Regards

Julie Wilcock
General Manager
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Property: West Plaza Hotel
Address: 110 Wakefield St, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
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Region: New Zealand > North Island > Greater Wellington > Wellington
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#18 Luxury Hotel in Wellington
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — West Plaza Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 102
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In the heart of Wellington city opposite the Town Hall and Convention Centre; West Plaza Hotel offers a welcoming friendly atmosphere with 102 spacious and comfortable rooms. A short drive from the airport and ferry terminals and just a short walk to the national Museum Te Papa, the waterfront and the best shops, restaurants and entertainment the capital has to offer. Providing everything required to make your stay a comfortable and relaxed experience. Facilities include on-site car parking, 24 hour room service, flat rate wireless broadband access, tea/coffee making facilities, Sky TV and much more. Choose from 102 rooms - a combination of twins and doubles, including 6 suites.With large windows looking out to the hustle and bustle of the city. City Dining & Bar offers fresh New Zealand cuisine and a selection of boutique New Zealand wines.Choose from four versatile conference rooms; full catering, audio- visual equipment and presentation facilities are available. ... more   less 
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