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“Small but sufficient” 3 of 5 bubbles
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Quest on Johnston
Ranked #34 of 46 Hotels in Wellington
Matamata, New Zealand
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53 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Small but sufficient”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2013

Narrow rooms, however there is enough space (7A) to do everything I needed to do. Good facilities available, including Gym. Close to everything! Overlooking Johhnston Street, so not a great view. I would happily stay in this establishment again.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Napier, New Zealand
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64 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2013

Close to City, Rooms are a lttle dated biy clean and tidy. Staff 100% Unfortunately the Hotel is situated opposite a festering source of Noise - the Wilson Car parking building. Fire alrmas, Kanga Hammers and constriction ongoing. Before booking ask if construction is finished at present it is very unpleasant with the invasive noise. You can do better in Wellington at present or ask for a room AWAY from Johnston Street and the noisy neighbours.

Room Tip: Get away from Johnston street
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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292 reviews
57 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2013

I stayed at the Quest on Johnston for one night for a business trip. It is relatively well located, spacious rooms and comfortable. There is WiFi available for purchase and it is not too expensive as far as hotel WiFi goes. Staff were friendly on check in. The kitchen was a little dated but had all the necessary fit-out. Bathroom a little small but clean and tidy. Overall, very comfortable for a short stay. Close to lots of dining options as well and very close to the harbour area. I stayed on the 14th floor and it was quiet and peaceful. Also, complimentary tea and coffee. Very easy to walk around the city from this location.

Room Tip: Maybe ask for a higher floor to avoid some of the noise from the traffic on the street as it is in t...
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Melanie R
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Sydney, Australia
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33 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2013

An excllent apartment for the rate - clean ,well equipped and very central and nice service- and loved the great touch of the personel comments in the room book- recommend it especailly for rugby weekends . Wellington rocks too .

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank victoriajayne2011
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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25 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2013 via mobile

Stayed in a two bedroom
apartment with one bathroom/ toilet which could be a challenge with four or more people staying there. Place was clean and comfortable with good sized rooms. Apartment had a decent kithenettw with a washing machine.

Convenient location close to shops, restaurants, the museum and to take the cable car to the botanical gardens.

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank StefyKL
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Auckland, New Zealand
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108 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2013

Booked here as part of a long weekend with girlfriends for shopping, fun, sightseeing (my first visit to Wellington) and dining. The apartment complex was one block back from the Queens Wharf area, with a huge array of fine dining restaurants to comfy casual ones. Around the corner there was a subway, and turn left out of the lobby, 20metres walk you are on one of the main shopping streets Lambton Quay. The high end department store of Kirkcaldie & Stains occupies the same block as the apartment, so lovely lovely shopping there, also a small boutique food hall and coffee lounge too. Key sightseeing venues such as Parliament buildings and the bee hive were a medium paced 5mins away. Te papa museum was a flat walkable 20-25mins along the waterfront or by city roads.

We booked a spacious 2 bedroom apartment, full kitchen, dining table, twin beds with flat screen tv, and a double bedroom. Housekeeping was fantastic and daily replenishment of toiletries and kitchen cleaning materials. We required an extra set of towels, and within 3 minutes of our phone call they were knocking at our door with our towels, very prompt. 14th floor apartment was clean and tidy, although I would have to comment the bathroom was small in comparison to the generous size of the apartment - and an extra shelf on the wall would have been welcomed with all our toiletries/makeup etc.

Management services was of a very high standard, Sebstain in particular provided us with first class service, lobby area welcoming, and check in was very quick and efficient. We arrived at 11pm after reception hours, but the booking service provided us with a combination pin that accessed our key cards in a locked box at the covered entrance way, our envelope was clearly identified and was an easy system to use.

My only criticism would be, and this is indicative of most hotels in NZ, there was no free internet service, although throughout Wellington city centre, hot spots were many. Cost for internet 500mb 2hrs $6; 1gb 24hrs $15; 3gb 24hrs $25; 5gb 7days $40; 25gb 28days $65; 50gb 30days $90. Reception did advise they were due to change providers in the next month or two.

Found complex fitted all our needs and would stay here again, close to everything and comfortable, although decor was perhaps a bit plain, but that's just cosmetic. Cost for 3 nights $677nzd, 2bedroom, 4 people. An extra $100 for check out at 8pm at night which we thought was well priced.

Room Tip: As for a room on a higher lever over looking the harbour and views of Te papa.
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank sneezydownunder
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Level Contributor
93 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2013

I stayed in a studio apartment for the first time recently just for one night. I was impressed with the room. It had everything you'd need for a longer stay (washing machine, microwave, fridge, hot plate). The bathroom was small but new and the shower pressure was 100%. Bed was comfortable.

On the negative side, there was no airconditioning (although it's possible to open the windows) and the room was quite warm. Also, limited Sky channels but overall, I'd definitely stay here again. The location is fantastic, the reception staff really friendly and the room rates very competitive.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Quest on Johnston
Address: 35 Johnston Street | PO Box 10 461, Wellington 6001, New Zealand
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Region: New Zealand > North Island > Greater Wellington > Wellington
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#21 Luxury Hotel in Wellington
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Quest on Johnston 4*
Number of rooms: 76
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