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4.5 of 5 Boutique Hotel   |   66 Oriental Parade | Oriental Bay, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
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Ranked #2 of 48 Hotels in Wellington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Bern, Switzerland
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82 reviews 82 reviews
35 hotel reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Perfectly located on quiet Oriental Parade on the seafront (easy walking distance to all the restaurants in the former docks) this is a perfect example of a boutique hotel. The owner and manager Alan Blundell created an admirable entity which is definitely a retro artwork transporting you back to the 60s. The nine rooms are all spacious, some with balconies... More 

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Alan_from_Ohtel, Owner at Ohtel, responded to this review

Thanks for your detailed analysis of my hotel - it shows you have taken a lot of time to examine many aspects of the operation both from a guest and operator perspective, pointing out positives and some issues you are not sure about. It was a shame I was away in your country when you stayed - it would have... More 

London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Ohtel is a lovely boutique hotel. The rooms are spacious and stylish (it has a modern retro vibe, mid century furniture and cool Kiwi art). The bed we had was really comfortable. There's an 11am checkout time which is great. Staff are friendly and helpful. It's walking distance to excellent coffee and food (we enjoyed brunch at Duke Carvells),... More 

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Alan_from_Ohtel, Owner at Ohtel, responded to this review

Hi Kakapo, Glad you enjoyed the retro vibe of the hotel and some of the interesting owner-run businesses around the city. Thanks for taking the time to let others know. Alan More 

scotland
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66 reviews 66 reviews
46 hotel reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have just returned from spending 2 nights at the Ohtel at the end of my holiday in New Zealand, and it really can't be faulted. The room was spacious and comfortable, and the location is fantastic. What really sets Ohtel apart though is the service - Mariana is so friendly and welcoming and made my stay absolutely perfect. Will definitely... More 

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Alan_from_Ohtel, Owner at Ohtel, responded to this review

Thanks for your review, and so pleased you enjoyed the hotel. Alan More 

Stamford, Connecticut
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30 reviews 30 reviews
21 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Took a long scenic train ride from Auckland to Wellington and was a bit tired when we finally arrived at the Ohtel. The lobby is charming, the staff delightful and the elevator put a smile on our faces. The room is large, comfortable and well located. We were able to see the harbor, the park and share in all the... More 

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Alan_from_Ohtel, Owner at Ohtel, responded to this review

Hi Joefish, I'm glad you were able to relax and enjoy the location of Ohtel after the long train trip. Have a good Xmas, Alan More 

Wanaka, New Zealand
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The team at Ohtel are lovely and the actual hotel matches. Great location which is an easy walk to great restaurants and bats with lovel views of the Harbour. But more importantly the rooms are spacious, comfortable and beautifully decorated. The beds are lovely and comfy, each room is unique.

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Alan_from_Ohtel, Owner at Ohtel, responded to this review

Hi Fiona, Thanks for the review and being one of our loyal regulars. See you again in the New Year I hope ! Alan More 

Oakland, CA
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134 reviews 134 reviews
82 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First - we are suckers for a mid century/contemporary blend. This hotel explicitly does that, and they do it very well. (The beds are contemporary and exceptionally nice with the most amazing sheets - definitely not mid century relics). The Ohtel has about a dozen rooms, and they all have some unique period furnishings. Some will be more delightful than... More 

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Alan_from_Ohtel, Owner at Ohtel, responded to this review

Hi David, Sounds like you are a bit of a mid-century fan like me - perfect ! The waterfront promenade that passes the hotel is certainly a favourite place for Wellingtonians to exercise. regards, Alan More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been using Ohtel as a teaching example in the design section of my Accommodation Operations class for about 3 years but only just got to actually go and stay. The hotel was everything I expected from the website and more. Beautifully designed rooms, amazing bathrooms, cocktail recipes on the mini bar coasters and a funky interesting range of... More 

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Alan_from_Ohtel, Owner at Ohtel, responded to this review

Hi Ann, Great to hear your assumptions about my place were confirmed during your stay. Nothing worse than discovering flash photography and promising website copy is as good as it gets ! My relaxed, friendly staff do a great job for sure. Alan More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a boutique hotel a short stroll from the CBD. I would summarize the hotel as stylish, luxurious, with great attention to detail, great staff and fabulous location. We enjoyed our stay immensely. By far the best hotel in Wellington. Highly recommended.

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Alan_from_Ohtel, Owner at Ohtel, responded to this review

Thanks fir your high praise Sanjay. Given how much you've travelled, it means a lot to us. Hope to see you again soon. Alan More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Had an absolutely wonderful stay at Ohtel, we couldn't fault it. The rooms are gorgeous and furnished with attention to detail. Beautiful bathrooms with great quality bath products. We would love to come and stay again when we are next in Wellington. I can't rave about it enough!

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Alan_from_Ohtel, Owner at Ohtel, responded to this review

Rave on Megan !! Thanks so much for your positive review. Alan More 

Darwin, Australia
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53 reviews 53 reviews
13 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

This was my second stay at Ohtel, and it did not disappoint. Mariana was lovely and extremely helpful - a great addition! The room was clean with great decor and style. Nice view of Oriental Bay form the room balcony, close to everything. Highly recommended.

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Alan_from_Ohtel, Owner at Ohtel, responded to this review

Hi Carol, It was great to have you back. Mariana has certainly bought great energy to the front desk ! Have a great Xmas, Alan More 

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Address: 66 Oriental Parade | Oriental Bay, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Greater Wellington > Wellington
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Ohtel 4.5*
Number of rooms: 10
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Also Known As:
Ohtel Hotel Wellington
Design Hotel Wellington
Hotel Style:
#2 Luxury Hotel in Wellington
#2 Romantic Hotel in Wellington
#3 Business Hotel in Wellington
#10 Family Hotel in Wellington

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