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Review of Hotel Willis Lodge

Hotel Willis Lodge
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Hotel Willis Lodge
Reviewed 21 February 2012

Having stayed at this Hotel in the past I was bitterly disappointed to find it is now a backpackers annex.The website had not changed so expected the same homely atmosphere and wonderful personal service we had enjoyed previously.We arrived late from the Interisland ferry and had to juggle our own luggage,find the room,let ourselves in-not a soul in sight.The "voice" on the reception phone assured us that breakfast was available from 8am but the dining room was deserted and the furniture piled in one corner.Greasy dishes sat on the servery.For the price we paid I consider we were ripped off.The present owners were hiding behind the good reputation of their prdecessors.Shame on you!!.

  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled as a couple
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5  Thank Hillsflat168
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Reviewed 22 January 2012

We have been regulars for a number of years – the location handy to the motorway, free parking and comfortable rooms suit.
Received a very warm welcome from the interim Manager who mentioned upcoming opening specials.
Ideally suited to professionals visiting Wgtn for work, or tourists passing through.
Bathrooms and TVs are older but everything is clean, comfortable and well priced. Highly recommended.
Check out the goat curry at Rasa on Cuba St.

  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled on business
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Thank L0ve2Fish
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Reviewed 6 January 2012

Rooms were clean and comfortable, if a bit dated (the bathroom in particular had fixtures seemingly from the 70's). Free parking was particularly welcome. However, the hotel appeared to be entirely un-staffed from our afternoon arrival right through to departure. Checkin was accomplished by ringing a phone number to retrieve a lockbox code for the keys. Checkout meant leaving the key on the desk as we left. Seemed very insecure, particularly given the hotel's location.

  • Stayed: January 2012
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2  Thank Bookbuster
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Reviewed 14 November 2011

Situated close by the cafe & entertainment areas of Wellington, Hotel Willis is a little dated, but has reasonable sized rooms, is clean & quiet.

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  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled solo
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1  Thank mcavty
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Reviewed 30 September 2011

I would personally recommend anyone this hotel.
A fantastic location, handy to the city, and most importantly, kind and friendly staff.

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled solo
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Thank hlaw
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Reviewed 30 September 2011

I have enjoyed the accommodation of Hotel Willis on several occasions in the last twelve months. On each visit I have been made very welcome and provided with a room that is comfortably appointed and furnished. The beds in particular are great. All the amenities have worked well and I have enjoyed a leisurely breakfast in the dining room with the newspaper. While the hotel is not new, nor 5-star, it provides excellent value for money and I warmly recommend it.

  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled on business
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Thank Stewart L
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Reviewed 29 September 2011

Don't know what some people expect. No-one can expect to book in at 7am anywhere in the world unless they are paying for an extra nights accommodation. This is great plae to stay, friendly staff and excellent value. Where else can you stay with guaranteed parking (most hotels wont guarantee, or you have to pay extra) in the city, at such great rates.

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled on business
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1  Thank Karen B
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Address: 318 Willis Street, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Greater Wellington > Wellington
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Ranked #38 of 53 Speciality Lodging in Wellington
Number of rooms: 30
Also Known As:
Hotel Willis Wellington

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