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The Lighthouse and the Keep Wellington

Island Bay, Wellington, New Zealand
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The Lighthouse and the Keep Wellington
Ranked #21 of 50 hotels in Wellington
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Rating summary
  • 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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Greytown, New Zealand
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Malta
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222 helpful votes 222 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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32 hotel reviews
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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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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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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

What a fantastic place to come and recharge. The Keep is a fabulous building, so rustic and comfortable. The view from the top was so wonderful and Bruce had left a great selection of food for our breakfasts. We found that the buses didnt run in the weekends (from outside The Keep) and were only at certain times from the... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

I don't think I would have ever considered this as an accommodation option without looking on tripadvisor. Winds were blowing a gale - but we just were all snug in the Lighthouse - although you need to read one of the manuals to make sure it wont blow away. One of the most memorable stays on our NZ trip.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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7 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

This is a very unique experience, the views are incredible. We had a great time just watching the sunset and listening to the waves. Linen was a bit dated for the price but the awesome breakfast was a bonus. Never actually met the owner but he was easy to communicate with over email.

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Odijk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

The Lighthouse is a lovely place with a nice view of the bay. The location is romantic and the 360 view from the top of the lighthouse is very nice. You can watch how the air changes colour when the sun goes down and the moon comes up. Watch the big cruise ships go by. The fridge was stuffed with... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2012

My husband and I stayed at the Lighthouse for 2 nights and we really enjoyed it. Bruce stocked it with an amazing array of breakfast foods. The ambience of this place is amazing, very romantic. We spent a lot of time in the little sitting room on the top floor, enjoying the beautiful views and watching the ferrys.

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Address: Island Bay, Wellington, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Wellington
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Ranked #21 of 50 hotels in Wellington

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