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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 2013
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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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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Gisborne, New Zealand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Super friendly, helpful staff, not snobby or pretentious and OH so handy :) Lovely two person bath, Awesome mini bar selection of treats and goodies (loved the pinot noir), retro kiwiana themed decor and a darling cafe to boot. Parking service was no problem, wifi on, and our little balcony was all we needed to catch a glimpse of the... More

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Napier, New Zealand
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to stay the location as others have suggested was fabulous. The premises and rooms were extremely clean, the beds were comfortable and the service was outstanding. I would definitely stay there again and would definitely recommend to friends

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Renton, WA
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ohtel is really very well situated in the city. Near Oriental Parade, and an easy 5 minute walk to the great museum and all the other attractions on the waterfront. Also a very easy access to hiking up Mount Victoria. The hotel was designed by an architect and it is very nicely appointed. I had a small room that did... More

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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
97 reviews 97 reviews
35 hotel reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hotel is well located but a bit hard to spot (the entrance is very small). We had booked a Deluxe room (one of the cheaper options), but were pleasantly surprised upon entering. It was quite spacious and I liked the retro design. There were some very comfy chairs within the room as well as nice thick carpets. The minibar... More

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Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Staying here for my recent three-day business trip, I thoroughly enjoyed Ohtel's friendly service, Scandinavian decor, harbourside location, continental breakfast, strong espresso, free wifi and visually unique charm. Some might criticise their small fitness room; then again, there's a beautiful harbour right across the street for you to run along!

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Byron Bay
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You could find better for half the price. $565 w no breakfast should be exceptional, but we experienced dirty windows, a sagging mattress, stained & dusty furniture, which made it look shabby - a poor attempt at a 60s retro style. The view is far from spectacular. The bathroom curtain divider offers scant privacy. It all looks & feels uncared... More

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Alan_from_Ohtel, Owner at Ohtel, responded to this review

Hi Clare, Thanks for your feedback. Following the email you sent after your stay, we have decided to add more value to those bookings made at rack rate during special events by adding breakfast for two, a late midday check-out and complimentary upgrade if better rooms are available. We had a staff meeting and as a team went around and... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

If you like finding and staying in different kinds of hotels, this is one for you. The location on Oriental Parade was super convenient, the hotel itself was absolutely clean, and our room was HUGE! Not your average hotel room, so it was a lot of fun just being there. 60's decor. The owner and staff were helpful and pleasant.... More

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Alan_from_Ohtel, Owner at Ohtel, responded to this review

Hi Jane, Thanks for your positive feedback. Our rooms come in a variety of sizes and aspects, so be sure to contact us directly by phone or email if you are seeking a particular feature; large/small, view/privacy, bath, deck or something quieter... Regards Alan More

Santa Cruz, California
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

Beautiful boutique hotel, very helpful receptionist/porter/cashier. The rooms are all unique with vintage 70s and 60s decor. Swanky and fun, and the bed was comfy. Decent view from the room, and great location with great restaurants and the Embassy theater within a two minute's walk. The only downside is the ginormous price. I bought one night's stay for my wife... More

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Alan_from_Ohtel, Owner at Ohtel, responded to this review

Hi Elyas, Glad you enjoyed your time with us. Unfortunately, with our prime location and just 10 rooms, we are not the cheapest place in town. Hopefully the value-adds such as grown-up staff, king-sized beds and amenities like 50+ SKY channels and free Wi-Fi (amongst other treats) help support our rates. Travel safely, Alan More

Masterton, New Zealand
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Stayed here a couple of weeks ago with my husband as a weekend in wellington , had liked what we had seen on the internet via their website and decided to splash out and stay in the suite on the top level over looking Waitangi park and views of the whole city and sea front , we were happy to... More

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Alan_from_Ohtel, Owner at Ohtel, responded to this review

Hi Samantha, I agree, things at my hotel should be 100% perfect and I'm not happy to hear about the problems you experienced. It is always my preference to attend to any issues as soon as they become apparent, so that the balance of your stay runs smoothly. It can sometimes be difficult to check things a couple of weeks... More

Top Contributor
190 reviews 190 reviews
51 hotel reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

This is a nice boutique hotel within walking distance of the action in Wellingto. Very efficient staff, Heidi on the front desk is super-friendly and knoledgable about the sights and restaurants etc. the reception is a bit cramped as it is shared with the cafe area,but not a problem. Very handy valet parking is an extra charge ,but worth it... More

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Alan_from_Ohtel, Owner at Ohtel, responded to this review

Hi Gabalotte, Heidi, Deb and I are a great source of local knowledge for things to do and places to see during your stay. What we decided to do is share it with everyone by creating a 'Guide' on our website under the 'Info' section and an App' free to download on I-tunes and Play stores. Have a good browse... More

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Additional Information about Ohtel

Also Known As:
Ohtel Hotel
Ohtel Hotel Wellington
Design Hotel Wellington
Address: 66 Oriental Parade | Oriental Bay, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Wellington
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Business Hotel in Wellington
#3 Luxury Hotel in Wellington
#4 Romantic Hotel in Wellington
#8 Family Hotel in Wellington
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Ohtel 4.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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