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4.0 of 5 Lodge   |   5 - 7 Tonks Grove | Cuba Quarter, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
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Boston, MA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The City Cottages are a great choice for a stay in Wellington. Located right off of Cuba Street, this location essentially puts you in the center of "downtown" Wellington. Very close to the Te Papa Museum, Micheal Fowler Center, and plenty of restaurants right on Cuba Street. We were very happy with the accommodations. We rented both cottages for our... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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18 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fantastic place to stay in Wellington. Very nicely rennovated with quality fittings and very nicely laid out. Very comfy bed, full kitchen with dishwasher and laundry. Carpark is real bonus. Very easy walk to all the cuba street restaurants, and Arthurs is only 20M away where can highly recommend the hot chocolates. No hesitation in recommending these cottages, and suggest... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

These cottages were amazing and catered for everything we required for our weekend stay in Wellington. Perfectly located at the top end of cuba street it was only a 10-15 minute walk to courtney place and the waterfront. I would recommend this to everyone and definitely would stay again. Thank you very much

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

when you're hardly ever in it. Cottage was walking distance to all the places we wanted to explore and very reasonably priced. Stayed 2 nights, unfortunately, first night was spoilt by very loud music coming from the restaurant behind until the early hours of the morning. Traffic noise was noticeable but not enough to keep you awake (double glazing could... More

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CityCottages, Owner at City Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed the convenience and self-catering aspect of the cottages. We are also really sorry that you were disturbed by the noise from Arthur's Restaurant. They close at 10pm so I am not sure why there was noise later than that. I will contact the owners, but it would be great if... More

Gisborne, New Zealand
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Thank you trip advisor! Without your app we would not have found this gem of a place nicely hidden down a Lane/Grove. So central to the eclectic culture of Cuba St. Close to eateries of all types. The noise of the night is to be expected given its locality. Tidy, modern and comfortable. We were in the 2 bedroom cottage... More

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CityCottages, Owner at City Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for your very generous review. We have tried really hard to provide the type of accommodation that we appreciate when we travel. It seems we have achieved it for you! We look forward to seeing you again soon. More

Wellington, New Zealand
11 reviews 11 reviews
9 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Cottage was very clean and had some well thought out ideas to make it a pleasurable stay - keyless entry, freshly ground coffee, storage area for luggage after you check out, free parking and free wifi are some of the thing that stood out. (WI-Fi should be free in all accommodation IMHO - but rarely is in NZ) Overall a... More

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CityCottages, Owner at City Cottages, responded to this review

Thanks for your review, Dan. We know from our travels that it is the little things that make a huge difference, especially free wifi and freshly ground coffee! More

San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

We had a lovely stay at the city cottages. Our only regret was that we didn't stay longer. After staying at a range of accommodations across several weeks in New Zealand, this was by far our favorite. It felt, if only for a few days, like a home away from home.

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NZRed, Owner at City Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again soon. More

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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

We decided to stay at City Cottages based on tripadvisor reviews. We were not disappointed! Very clean, modern and stylish self-catering accommodation with the added bonus of a free parking space, a rarity in Wellington! Being located just off the top of Cuba Street was ideal, leaving us with a choice of numerous restaurants within a few minutes walking distance.... More

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CityCottages, Owner at City Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review! Sorry about the road works behind the cottages. They were part of the project to build the new memorial park in time for the WWI commemorations. They were really annoying but are now finished. More

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

We would definitely recommend this cottage. It was in a great location and everything, shops, restaurants and art house movie theatre was on our door step. Lovely and clean with good amenities, we much preferred staying here in a cute cottage than a soulless hotel. Hope to be back.

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36 reviews 36 reviews
27 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

These cottages have been carefully restored with quality and class. Spacious, comfortable, clean. Well located, perfectly met our needs. Booking is done entirely online. Instead of a key you get a code for the door, which works just fine. Recommended.

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Address: 5 - 7 Tonks Grove | Cuba Quarter, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > North Island > Greater Wellington > Wellington
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Hotel Class:4 star — City Cottages 4*
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Two heritage cottages built in 1880 and fully renovated 2010. Each cottage sleeps up two 4 guests (total 8) and comes with a carpark and wireless internet. Located in vibrant Cuba Quarter, within a few minutes walk of most Wellington attractions. Combine with nearby City Townhouse and City Bed and Breakfast to sleep a total of 18 people! ... more   less 
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