Austinvilla is a gem of a boutique B&B in Wellington which is located a perfect distance away from the hub-hub of downtown and a short (but strenuous uphill) walk from the summit of Mt Victoria. Gorgeous, stylish furnishings, a beautiful view, delicious breakfast and a serene atmosphere make it a great choice for a romantic getaway. We stayed for only 2 nights but wished we could have spent a week there.
Our only critique is that we felt it lacked the warmth we encountered at all the other small B&B's we stayed at during our 3-week long trip across New Zealand. As soon as we arrived, we were given quite a long induction on the dos & don'ts we had to follow. I understand that the owners want to retain their privacy but they could have communicated the "rules" to us in a less repetitive, more friendly way. At NZ$ 210 per night, we were paying enough not to need to feel like we were infringing on someone else's space.
Still I'd recommend this B&B very highly - its the perfect base to explore the vibrant city of Wellington from.More
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