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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 50 hotels in Wellington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
V2R Maleny, Australia
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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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Maleny, Australia
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 days ago NEW 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 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 3 weeks ago

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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214 reviews 214 reviews
37 hotel reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Palmerston North, New Zealand
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The Ohtel promised a fantastic night away and certainly delivered! My girlfriend and I were celebrating our one month anniversary and our room (room 2) provided a secluded, romantic and charming night away in the 'big' city. We were both treated to a lovely morning breakfast, featuring french toast and banana which was to die for. I'd recommend this hotel... More

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Alan_from_Ohtel, Owner at Ohtel, responded to this review

Hi Braden, Thanks for taking the time to share your experience with others, and congratulations on your 1 month anniversary ! I have just been filling out an on-line request for a government congratulatory message for my parents' upcoming 50th wedding anniversary.. A long way to go to match that for both of us ! Alan More

1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Location great, walk away from bars. Great staff, clean rooms that are very spacious. Few points the ground floor room had a tiny window in the corner that doesn't open... would have liked bigger windows. Sure there are nicer rooms in the hotel. Also TV was not opposite bed but at a strange angle on the wall and was quite... More

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Alan_from_Ohtel, Owner at Ohtel, responded to this review

Thanks for your positive review James, and good advice reminding guests to confirm room location before finalising your booking as they all offer something slightly different. There are pdf floor plans of the hotel on our website, or if you are not good with pictures, please give us a call with any queries you may have. Alan More

Sydney, Australia
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014 via mobile

The place to stay in Wellington, OHETL ....This small boutique hotel is awesome from the location, view, decor, design to the service and cleanliness. I stayed in the junior suite which has views of the harbour and park which was nice. The decor was perfect,will stay there again ... 5 stars

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Alan_from_Ohtel, Owner at Ohtel, responded to this review

Hi Tan E, Glad you enjoyed your stay, and the view from your room. Hope to 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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Ohtel's exclusive seaside location provides stunning views over Waitangi Park, Te Papa and the Inner harbour. Run by the owner and a select group of friendly, unpretentious staff, Ohtel provides convenience and luxury with an eco-friendly conscience. Experience contemporary New Zealand design, coupled with original "mid-century" furnishings throughout the lobby and ten spacious suites. Enjoy regionally sourced, gourmet food and beverages in room, or in our intimate lobby. Ohtel, sophisticated urban chic. Free Wi-Fi & local calls, King-sized beds, 55+ Sky channels, air-con, solar hot water... ... more   less 
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