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4.5 of 5 Boutique Hotel   |   66 Oriental Parade | Oriental Bay, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
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Ranked #3 of 50 Hotels in Wellington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Rating summary
  • 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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70 reviews 70 reviews
27 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

a special wee place. super friendly, super comfortable, beautiful and understated decor. easy access, easy parking. perfect location. gorgeous products. soft sheets. great mini bar selection. spacious and homely room and bathroom. stayed in room 9. there was room for an extra bed if you need it. balcony to sea front. absolutely value for money. full of character, and no... More

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Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were excited to stay at Ohtel as the feedback online had been largely positive. However when we arrived we didn't get a warm welcome, likewise when we left I didn't feel the owner was very sincere with her demeanour. She was bordering on the verge of being dismissive and rude.The room we had was a little tired and some... More

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Alan_from_Ohtel, Owner at Ohtel, responded to this review

Hi Walkabout, I'm disappointed to hear my Duty Manager didn't make you feel welcome when you arrived - that was certainly not her aim. The mistaken charge was credited back to your card the same day, again apologies for this. They say bad things happen in 3's and our after-hours card reader finally succumbing to 6 years of salt air... More

Annan, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived at the reception, and were taken to our room overlooking wellington,oriental bay. Wow what a view, the room was large, very modern design with a very well stocked mini bar and great on suite. In the morning we had a great view of wellington and the bay, luckily it was a beautiful day. The breakfast arrived and wow,... More

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Alan_from_Ohtel, Owner at Ohtel, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed your stay, the weather, the view and something tasty from our new breakfast menu Phantomden. (The weather in Wellington is not always so reliable) - but hard to beat on a good day ! I hope the balance of your trip went just as well. Regards Alan More

Maleny, Australia
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I don't know how to start this review, we booked a $400 suite for our overnight stay. The room was certainly large with an opulent bathroom, the furniture while 'retro' seemed unloved and awkwardly placed around the room resulting in cluttered look with too many tables and chairs for the needs of a couple. The mini bar is well stocked... More

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Alan_from_Ohtel, Owner at Ohtel, responded to this review

Hi V2R, I'm sorry you feel as though we didn't hit the mark with the room during your stay. Staff are happy to provide plates from the lobby if required and can point you to the auxiliary jack on the Tivoli audio if asked. Local calls, High speed Wi-Fi and 50+ channels (including movies) of SKY cable TV are included... More

canberra
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a great little hotel. As a mid century design fan I was in heaven. Spacious room, beautiful deep bath and very comfortable bed. Though I didn't indulge the mini bar selection was exceptional. Staff very helpful and great location. I was a bit worried about noise but room super quiet. I will definitely be back.

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Alan_from_Ohtel, Owner at Ohtel, responded to this review

Thanks for your glowing review Trish B. Sounds as though you made the most of your stay - sorry we couldn't tempt you into making a cocktail for 2 from the minibar contents.. (6 to chose from) Alan More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Like it says - beautifully furnished with mid-cent mod. Gorgeous sideboard which I couldn't fit in my suitcase. Very friendly and helpful staff. Excellent facilities and security. Very comfy bed. Lovely sheets and towels. Will stay there again.

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Alan_from_Ohtel, Owner at Ohtel, responded to this review

Thanks for your positive feedback Dave - I appreciate you taking the time to let others know about your experience. Alan More

Hobart
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

With only one day and night to explore Wellington and an early start the next morning this was perfect, central location, a short walk from the picton ferry terminal, in the middle of the city and 20 mins drive from the airport. Awesome room with some very cool little touches, relaxed, friendly and really helpful staff who gave us some... More

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Alan_from_Ohtel, Owner at Ohtel, responded to this review

Hi Helen, Guests love our handy location to Te Papa, the main restaurant and bar precinct and of course Wellington's renown waterfront. Thanks so much for the review. Alan More

Waterford, Ireland
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227 reviews 227 reviews
38 hotel reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We arrived in Wellington during a stormy squall so we were delighted to get checked in. We were given room 5 which was a very stylish room with some artworks on the walls. It is Very stylishly decorated. It also had the Most amazing spacious bathroom with huge corner bath and separate shower. The mini bar was the biggest and... More

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Alan_from_Ohtel, Owner at Ohtel, responded to this review

Hi Shane, Our large bathrooms, especially those with baths are a real hit with leisure guests. We have tried to stock our minibars with an interesting variety of goodies - all priced to consume ! Regards Alan More

Napier, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
11 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

What a great place this is! Right across the from the water on Oriental Parade this boutique hotel plays above its weight. With only ten rooms it has a very intimate feel. All of the staff are very professional and well briefed in the art of service. We had a room on the 3rd floor, not a suite but close.... More

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Alan_from_Ohtel, Owner at Ohtel, responded to this review

Hi Geoffrey B, Thanks for your Royal review ! Our aim is for our guests to enjoy a home away from home. Little touches like under floor heating in the bathrooms help create that sense of comfort. Hope to see you back soon. Alan More

Wellington
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

This small boutique hotel in Wellington is close to the nightlife area and has beautiful views. I have stayed here several times before and am always greeted by very friendly helpful staff. I stayed in room 4 which was very well appointed. I prefer the studio though as it has a huge bath (no view though). Ohtel is always my... More

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Alan_from_Ohtel, Owner at Ohtel, responded to this review

Thanks Sampdog for being a regular. Some guests like to try a different room each time, others discover a favourite and stick with it. See you again soon ! 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*
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Design Hotel Wellington

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