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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
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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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Traverse City
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90 reviews 90 reviews
24 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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115 reviews 115 reviews
9 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
15 reviews 15 reviews
9 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
1 review
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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72 reviews 72 reviews
51 hotel reviews
237 helpful votes 237 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

I have to admit that, out of a mindblowing Australian East Coast and whole of New Zealand itinerary, the one night in the Lighthouse was the peak highlight for all members of the family - unanimously. I was lucky enough to be the one sleeping in the lantern (not before uncorking a bottle of Cloudy Bay Riesling we got earlier... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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43 reviews 43 reviews
7 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

We stayed in the lighthouse for my partners birthday recently. We live in the city and rode our bikes from Wellington CBD to Island Bay, taking about 30 mins. The lighthouse itself is split over 3 floors, kitchen and bathroom on the bottom, bedroom with tv and dvd player on the middle and on the top, a chill out area... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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68 reviews 68 reviews
31 hotel reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013

The views from the top floor are spectacular no matter what the weather. Its really lovely up there. The breakfast provisions are great and plentiful. The stairs between floors will not work for anyone with dodgy knees but we were fine, just good for people to be aware of the small winding steps between floors and if you need the... More

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Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
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50 reviews 50 reviews
35 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

We booked two nights but stayed one. Positives: the lighthouse is just as pictured - it is a great minature lighthouse. The view from the top sitting area is fantastic (and the narrow windy stairways really are that but add to knowing you are in a lighthouse style building!). The bed was comfortable. The breakfast choices provided were plentiful. We... More

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Address: Island Bay, Wellington, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Greater Wellington > Wellington
Number of rooms: 25

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