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“Heritage charm in Wellington”

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Wellesley Boutique Hotel
Ranked #26 of 46 Hotels in Wellington
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Heritage charm in Wellington”
Reviewed 11 August 2014

Charming Heritage boutique hotel in great location in Wellington. Minutes walk to shopping, waterfront, museum and restaurants..in a quiet street. Friendly , helpful staff. Rooms tastefully furnished and fantastic staircase or quaint elevator to rooms.

Room Tip: There is a fabulous room with huge bathroom, which has a double vanity and a deep claw foot bath
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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sandk135nz, Guest Relations Manager at Wellesley Boutique Hotel, responded to this review, 26 August 2014
Thank you for taking the time to write a review for our hotel. We really appreciate all your kind comments especially the "quietness" of your stay. For the last five years our neighbour has been undergoing significant building improvements which inevitably have disturbed our guests from time to time. These thank goodness are now completed and we are once again a quiet and peaceful place to stay.
Regards Kathleen Brooker
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Coventry, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 6 August 2014

My mum and I stayed for a night at the Wellesley. It was a perfect location for either business or shopping (that was us!) and the staff, room and food were impeccable. Good value and highly recommended!

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with friends
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sandk135nz, Guest Relations Manager at Wellesley Boutique Hotel, responded to this review, 26 August 2014
Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay and look forward to hosting you again in the future if you come to Wellington. It is really nice to have confirmed that our efforts are appreciated.
Regards Kathleen Brooker
Guest Relations
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Havelock North, New Zealand
1 review
Reviewed 22 July 2014

Loved the room, with its large european styled clawed bath. Comfy bed and very clean. Great central location and easy to find in the early hours of the morning, with easy entry. LOved it and will use again.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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sandk135nz, Guest Relations Manager at Wellesley Boutique Hotel, responded to this review, 26 August 2014
Thank you for taking the time to write a review for our hotel. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay and appreciate your kind and positive comments. We look forward to having you stay with us again in the future.
Regards Kathleen Brooker
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 18 July 2014

Comfortable hotel within walking distance of Te Papa and good restaurants. It's a mostly renovated former gentleman's club (English variety), but some parts, such as the ceiling above the stairs, still need renovating. Staff were friendly and helpful and we'd definitely stay again.

Room Tip: Interior rooms have no view, actually one of the adjoining building 3 meters away. 50MB of free wifi...
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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sandk135nz, Guest Relations Manager at Wellesley Boutique Hotel, responded to this review, 26 August 2014
Thank you for taking the time to write a review for our hotel. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and appreciate your kind comments. The hotel is a Category One Heritage building and we have an ongoing programme of maintenance, improvement and restoration. Unfortunately the stairwell ceiling is a huge cost mainly because of health and safety issues associated with access to safely carry out the work. It is part of our programmed maintenance and we will attend to it as soon as we have funds available. We look forward to welcoming you again in the future.
Regards Kathleen
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Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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58 reviews
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Reviewed 24 June 2014 via mobile

Friendly staff, interesting rooms and a reasonable price. The hotel shares the building with the Masonic Lodge and the rooms are named after previous members. Wasn't aware of this when booking only advised when I was being shown to my room.

Stayed June 2014, travelled on business
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Thank Andy A
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sandk135nz, Guest Relations Manager at Wellesley Boutique Hotel, responded to this review, 28 June 2014
Thank you for reviewing our Hotel. The building is perfect for a Freemasons Lodge Room to be built within it. Having Freemasons using that room should in no way affect the service and comfort of Guests. We thought it an interesting idea to personalise the rooms with names rather than just numbers. Our new web site should be up and running shortly and will have all this information on it. We hope to welcome you back in the future.
Regards, Kathleen
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Feilding, New Zealand
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70 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 23 June 2014

I loved the character of this hotel, beautiful staircase which you can look down from at the top and see the piano player at the bottom of the spiral. I got a great photo of that. It was a bit on the tired side with the decorating, some ripped wallpaper in my room and a hole in the roof going up the stairway. I was woken at midnight due to the radio alarm clock going off in my room & it was a bit noisy in the morning. Had a very nice reasonably priced breakfast in the dining area, staff very friendly Nice and centrally located in the city.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled solo
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sandk135nz, Guest Relations Manager at Wellesley Boutique Hotel, responded to this review, 27 June 2014
We are extremely happy that you had a good overnight stay at our Hotel. We are very proud of the building and it's Heritage status. We are sorry about the alarm clock. We have now asked the housekeeping staff to check each day so that should not happen again unless by choice. We look forward to you coming again and bringing your wife. We do have some great weekend deals which you may care to look at.
Regards Kathleen Brooker
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Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
Reviewed 22 June 2014

I booked this hotel for a friend of mine visiting from the UK. He was taking the Northern Explorer railway from Auckland to Wellington and needed a place a place to stay for two nights before flying back to Auckland. Apparently, I chose the best combination for him as he had nothing but positive things to say about the railway trip and the hotel he stayed in Wellington -- which was the Wellesley Boutique Hotel. The location was perfect for someone alighting from the train . The location was perfect for making a walking tour of the Wellington CBD and its surrounds. He stated that the hotell was upscale without loosing the old world charm.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled solo
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Thank Ken R
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sandk135nz, Guest Relations Manager at Wellesley Boutique Hotel, responded to this review, 27 June 2014
Your friend was very lucky to have you organise the accommodation for him. It sounds as though he enjoyed his stay. Thank you for your very kind and positive review. It does encourage us to do our best to give guests a great stay whether on holiday or business.
Regards, Kathleen
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Additional Information about Wellesley Boutique Hotel

Property: Wellesley Boutique Hotel
Address: 2-8 Maginnity Street | Central Business District, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Greater Wellington > Wellington
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#17 Business Hotel in Wellington
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Wellesley Boutique Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Built in 1922 the Hotel is a category one Heritage building. It has 13 bedrooms each unique in character with generous bathrooms. It is nestled in central Wellington handy to the waterfront, railway station and ferries, government centre, parliament, the courts, business district, cable car, and Lambton Quay shopping and the stadium. All are within easy walking distance. Public transport is close by. Te Papa 20 minutes walk, Courtenay Place 30 minutes walk. The Hotel does not have it's own parking but there is parking available. Parking is free outside the Hotel from 6:00pm to 8:00am Monday to Thursday and after 8:00pm Friday and all weekend. Personal service and attention to detail is a priority and our "1815 Cafe and Bar" which is open from 7am until 8pm (Monday to Friday) for breakfast, lunch, light meals morning and afternoon teas and as a house bar . Coffee is a speciality. Free wiFi. Spoil yourself with a stay at Wellington's finest Boutique Hotel. ... more   less 
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