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The Lighthouse and the Keep Wellington

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Island Bay, Wellington, New Zealand
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The Lighthouse and the Keep Wellington
Ranked #15 of 48 Hotels in Wellington
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Our family of 5 stayed in both the Lighthouse and the Keep. 2 of us stayed in the Lighthouse, 3 in the Keep. Both of these buildings are clever and cute! Great photo opportunities! The view out over the Cook Strait are great, and the walk along the coastline is great too. Bruce provides materials for good full breakfasts. The... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Stayed at the lighthouse on a Saturday night. The view the top floor is amazing. The bed was comfortable and cozy. The shower was powerful and had nice hot water. It was a nice experience and now we can say we have stayed in a lighthouse. I defiantly agree with the other comments made by previous reviews, it does need... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Lovely lighthouse-style accommodation in Island Bay. Right across the street from beach access, so it's easy to go for a swim. The third floor offers unparalleled views of the bay and the strait, with 360° windows, and you can actually see the south island on a clear day! Bedroom is charming and comfortable, the accommodation is clean. Bruce is wonderful... More 

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England
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62 reviews 62 reviews
34 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

We stayed at The Lighthouse for one night while on Honeymoon. We wanted someplace unusual and interesting and this fitted the bill! Beautiful location and views, even though it is on a busy road we found it very quiet. Great atmosphere at the top, so peaceful and relaxing & those views!!! Plentiful breakfast options – we hadn't expected so much... More 

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Traverse City
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106 reviews 106 reviews
27 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We stayed at The Keep for one night while traveling through New Zealand in March. We wanted someplace unusual and interesting and this caught our eye. Here are some pros. Beautiful location and views, even though it is on a busy road we found it very quiet thanks to the concrete construction. Great ambiance. The hatch to the roof is... More 

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wellington
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126 reviews 126 reviews
9 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

My husband arranged a night at the Lighthouse as a surprise birthday treat and I loved it. Yes, it could do with a bit of a spring clean, but the important bits (shower, toilet, kitchen, bedroom) were spotless. Yes, the stairs are steep and windy but...its a lighthouse! Yes, there are no curtains on the numerous little windows, but I... More 

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Townsville, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Wow!!!! What a great idea, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Lighthouse and the views were awesome. We had a rainbow provide a 1 hour long light show for us in the afternoon. Bruce was very accommodating and catered for our needs in a most professional way. Had a great stay, this is a must on anyone's bucket list....you... More 

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Hastings
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay in the lighthouse. My one negative was the fact of waking up early due to there being no curtains in the bedroom. Great breakfast provisions provided. Would recommend that everyone stay in a lighthouse at least once.

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

We loved staying at the lighthouse, quirky and quaint. Fantastic and very hospitable host. Breakfast provisions were wonderful and could easily have covered lunch or dinner as well. Views were lovely as was the location. If you are wanting something different and not your conventional motel room, then this is the place. Enjoyed it so much decided to stay on... More 

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Greytown, New Zealand
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

The positives.. Great breakfast supplies. Good views. The negatives .... The Lighthouse is very tired. I would compare the surroundings to back packer style . I was so looking forward to our stay there but must say as soon as we walked into the ground floor my heart sank. We couldn't wait to get out of the place. The cost... More 

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Address: Island Bay, Wellington, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Greater Wellington > Wellington
Number of rooms: 25
Hotel Style:
#2 Spa Hotel in Wellington

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