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“Lovely anniversary weekend”
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At Home Wellington
Ranked #1 of 46 Hotels in Wellington
Certificate of Excellence
Wellington, New Zealand
2 reviews
“Lovely anniversary weekend”
Reviewed 2 June 2014

We loved being so close to the Wgtn waterfront to take advantage of all that it has to offer in the weekend. It's also an easy walk to many lovely restaurants. Super comfy bed, clean and tidy room, awesome wee harbour view (only marred by the smell from McDonalds next door). We were very touched by the unexpected complimentary bottle of bubbles that Dwayne and Hayley had provided for our anniversary. Will definitely stay here again and recommend it to others for a weekend getaway!

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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AtHome10, Manager at At Home Wellington, responded to this review, 8 June 2014
Dear sharonscoffeelounge,
Thanks for placing a review of your weekend stay "At Home". We're glad you enjoyed your getaway! It's nice to be able to treat yourself in your own city every now and then, and we're delighted that you chose us for that. Happy Anniversary once again & we look forward to seeing you next time!
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Queenstown, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 June 2014

We recently stayed in the 1 Bedroom Suite and found the accommodation perfect. Dwayne checked us in and gave us all the info we needed and more. Nothing was a problem throughout our stay. The location is in downtown Wellington and close to everything so we were able to walk everywhere. I was travelling with my daughter and granddaughter and we felt really secure staying there as the apartments are at the top of a building with keycard access only for entrance and lift.
The apartment had everything we needed and was spotlessly clean. The highlight for my granddaughter was meeting Hayley and Dwayne's wee dog, Kenzie.
Thank you for a great stay!

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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AtHome10, Manager at At Home Wellington, responded to this review, 8 June 2014
Dear MaramaWaiata,
Thank you for the terrific review! We really enjoyed meeting you and your family, and are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us! Wee Kenzie loved meeting your Granddaughter too! We're pretty sure he would have happily jumped into her bag and gone home with her if we let him! Thanks again & we look forward to seeing you next time.
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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 23 May 2014

We stayed in the Queen Studio for 2 nights. After visiting a few other hotels/motels across NZ during this holiday I was struck by how secure and homelike these apartments felt. The location is perfect- in town close to the museum, restaurants and the New World supermarket at the end of the street. The room was modern with trendy decor. The kitchenette is well set up with stovetop, oven, microwave and fridge. There is also a combo washer/dryer in the room which is useful after a bit of traveling. The room provides organic fairtrade teas and coffees which is a nice touch. The rooms are fairly quiet with no noise from the city at all and only minor sound from the neighbouring room. The only minor issue is that there is no onsite carpark- however there is an option to park a car down the road in a public carpark for $10/day using the voucher from the apartments. The loading bay out the front can be used for 5 minutes for luggage transfers. The managers live onsite and were very friendly and easy going.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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AtHome10, Manager at At Home Wellington, responded to this review, 2 June 2014
Dear Momofan,
Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review, and a great one at that! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you have kindly shared your experience with other travellers. We hope to see you again soon!
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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 19 May 2014

Hayley & Dwayne run these apartments which are at the top of an office building. As a result you get a very secure feeling staying there because no-one can get in. Dwayne was the most helpful man and I can imagine everyone feels that way about him. The apartment was modern, spotlessly clean, well equipped. We stayed 3 nights and it really does feel like you 'live' there, not just 'staying'. Perfect location, very close to Te Papa, lots of really good restaurants.

A walk to get to the city centre but what better way to see somewhere than walk, plenty of shops to see along the way. Also there is a Reading Theatre very close, if we had been there another day we would have gone to see a movie. Shops around the Theatre are a bit run down though.

Has a washing machine that is a combo drier also but we found by putting the airer on the balcony everything dried, I suppose it would be different in wet or cold weather.

Highly recommend it for any stay in Wellington.

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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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AtHome10, Manager at At Home Wellington, responded to this review, 21 May 2014
Dear 1navajo1,
Thank you very much for the incredible review! We are over the moon that you felt "At Home" & Dwayne was delighted to be able to assist in whatever way he could. We hope to see you again soon!
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Healdsburg, California
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Reviewed 29 April 2014

Perfect location in downtown Wellington. Could walk to sights we wanted to see.

They had parking lot that was used by hotel, 10 dollars a day. Was close by, so easy to deal with. There was spot in front of hotel so we could unload bags, then just park.

Nice size room with little kitchen area and small sitting area. Ensuite private bathroom has shower, was adequate size.

Kitchen had small fridge, dishwasher, small stove, microwave and stovetop. Also tea and coffee station,

Free wireless. Small patio off of sitting area.

There was also small washer/dryer in one. Good for small amount of laundry. If you have large amounts just go to laundromat.

Clean. Some street noise, but it's is a city.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Vintravel1993
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AtHome10, Manager at At Home Wellington, responded to this review, 8 May 2014
Dear Vintravel1993,
Thank you for your great review and useful account of the facilities and services we provide! We're delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us.
Kind regards,
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 29 April 2014

We were travelling with children and only had one night yet management were extremely helpful. They had organised a babysitter on Easter Sunday (which we ended up cancelling as we wanted to take the children with us) and recommended a fabulous restaurant and thoughts for the next mornings activities. The rooms were clean, well set up and we felt very comfortable. The hotel is very well located - walking distance to a number of great cafes, shops and Te Papa. Highly recommend.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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AtHome10, Manager at At Home Wellington, responded to this review, 8 May 2014
Dear Tans3437,
Thanks for your kind words. It was no trouble for us to organise the babysitter (and also no trouble to cancel when you decided to take the children out to dinner with you). We're glad you enjoyed our recommendations for your short stay in Wellington too!
Kind regards,
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Simi Valley, CA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2014

At Home Wellington is a group of apartments at the top of an office building. We had a bit of trouble figuring out how to get into this secure building, but when we called the hotel's phone, Duane whisked us up the elevator and made us feel at home. After that, it was easy. We were just around the corner from the Te Papa museum and the Wellington waterfront, and a short walk from good, reasonably priced restaurants. The apartment was spacious, clean, well furnished, and comfortable, and an excellent choice for our stay. Thanks, Trip Advisor reviewers!

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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AtHome10, Manager at At Home Wellington, responded to this review, 29 April 2014
Dear SimiSue,
We really appreciate your lovely review! We're sorry you found it a bit difficult to access the building, but delighted that Dwayne was able to help you out. We're only ever a phone call away! Thanks again!
Hayley & Dwayne
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Property: At Home Wellington
Address: Level 4 181 Wakefield Street, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
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Region: New Zealand > North Island > Greater Wellington > Wellington
Amenities:
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in Wellington
#1 Romantic Hotel in Wellington
#1 Luxury Hotel in Wellington
#3 Family Hotel in Wellington
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — At Home Wellington 4*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
If you are looking for a place that makes you feel like you are home, then At Home is the place. All our rooms have balconies, wireless internet, kitchens, TVs/DVD, IPOD dock/charger and en-suite bathroom. Being located right in the heart of Wellington with one side looking out at Te Papa, and the other the night life hub means that whilst you stay with us you can enjoy all that Wellington has to offer easily. We look forward to meeting you soon. ... more   less 
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