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3.5 of 5 Hostel   |   25 Frederick Street | Te Aro, Wellington, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We booked the double room which turned out to have a private bathroom separately across from our room instead of an en suite which was a bit convenient. The room itself was tiny and very basic; the interior is plain and unimaginative. There was nothing "gourmet" about the place apart from the name. The "off street parking" that cost $10... More 

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Nelson, New Zealand
3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Much nicer than the big hotels - warm welcome, great service and the king room on the roof with a spa pool is fabulous. There is a cafe downstairs and it's walking distance to all the great sites in Wellington.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Had to ring a bell for service, as the cafe was shut. Clean and tidy. The owner cooked sweets which were free for the guests to eat. A very nice and helpful owner. Not many car spots, we had to park on the street. Short walk to the main streets.

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Chennai (Madras), India
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9 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Super little boutique hotel tucked away on a side street in Wellington. Minimalist decor well done, and rooms thoughtfully outfitted. Within walking distance of Te Papa museum and Cuba Street restaurants & art galleries. They offered many suggestions for good places to eat. The cafe was closed between Christmas & New Year's, when we were there (sadly, no scones on... More 

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Lucy M, Manager at Gourmet Stay, responded to this review

Hi Susan, Thank you for taking the time to review Gourmet Stay. It's so enjoyable for us to have family groups like yours stay. The only thing i need to clarify is that the sign on the door was only offering the cafe space for lease. This has been resolved and it is business as usual. The hotel is not... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Sheets weren't clean, had stains on the pillow and blankets. Stuffed up our booking. When is a private bathroom not a bathroom? When its not connected to your room. Sound insulation was very poor, could hear doors closing and people talking in other rooms. Checked out early and got a better deal at a proper HOTEL with better standard amenities.... More 

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Lucy M, Manager at Gourmet Stay, responded to this review

We appreciate feedback on guests experience, however we also appreciate it when the entire experience is revealed. In this case the guests booked with Expedia, but contacted us directly to ascertain the exact set up with the private bathroom, shared bathroom and ensuite bathroom options that we have. We informed them that they had booked one of the rooms that... More 

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3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

I am writing this from the comfort from my three bed dorm room bed before I leave and the buzz of my next stop distracts me so I do not get a chance to tell you what a smashing place I thought Gourmet Stay was. Single traveler wanting something good value for money, central, off the track of your knees... More 

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Senior Contributor
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24 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

We stayed 7 nights at gourmet stay and we really enjoyed it. The hotel is quaint and very clean. We were worried about a shared bathroom but it was actually a really nice bathroom and was kept clean all the time. The only negative thing id say is that there wasn't a toilet brush so sometimes it was a little... More 

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Kuala Lumpur
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55 reviews 55 reviews
31 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 via mobile

We stayed in Room 3 at this delightful accommodation which was located very close to Cuba street. We travelled with a 2 year old toddler and she loved the extra large sized rooms compared to the tiny capsules you usually get at hotels. The room was also very very clean and equipped with cutleries, plates, bowls, fridge and microwave. There... More 

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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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9 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Treated ourselves to the Penthouse with Hot Tub for the last 2 days of our NZ adventure. Small room, large balcony, but the memory of enjoying Fireworks Night on a cold Spring evening in the tub will linger for a long time. Lack of parking was a bit aggravating, especially with Wellington being do-able on foot, and the street was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 via mobile

The location is very central and you can walk all over Wellington from there. I stayed in a dorm room. There were three beds and it was a shared bathroom. The room was spotless. Super comfortable and quiet. Just what I needed. Staff are helpful kind and polite. There are tips about where to eat on a board as you... More 

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Address: 25 Frederick Street | Te Aro, Wellington, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Greater Wellington > Wellington
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Gourmet Stay 3.5*
Number of rooms: 10
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