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The Lighthouse and the Keep Wellington

Island Bay, Wellington, New Zealand
The Lighthouse and the Keep 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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New Plymouth
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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed at the Keep, rather than the Lighthouse, and I was very pleased with my stay there. I had never lived in a tower before. One room per level - constructed of board and batten macrocarpa, with of course, a stone exterior. The mid level is the living area, and in addition to bread, butter, and marmalade, I found... More 

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wellington
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7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

We stayed here for our anniversary and loved it. Close to home but felt like getting away. We loved the quirky style, the views, spa bath and breakfast provisions. Nice surprise of chocolates and bubble bath. Definitely be back for a weekend,

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

My husband and I stayed in the lighthouse in Feb 2015. It took us a while to find it since it was hidden in a row of houses while we assumed it to be little more secluded. Nevertheless, the place is really funky..it has a small kitchen facility first floor, a small bedroom in the second and the third has... More 

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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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10 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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69 reviews 69 reviews
37 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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135 reviews 135 reviews
26 hotel reviews
58 helpful votes 58 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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130 reviews 130 reviews
10 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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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