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3.5 of 5 Hostel   |   25 Frederick Street | Te Aro, Wellington, New Zealand
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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53 reviews 53 reviews
7 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my first stop in my 1 month long trip in NZ. I was very excited to arrive there as TA has rated it as top place to stay. And I was so glad that it was accurate. I just love the place that is so fancy, petit and its vibe just made my stay very comfortable. Yes it... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
8 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

During a recent trip through Wellington, my friend and I stayed one night at Gourmet Stay. We wanted to save money so we chose a room with a shared bathroom. For someone like me, who is starting to feel too old for hostels but still wants to stretch my travel money as far as possible, it was the perfect choice.... More

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Nelson, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel is great. I stayed for one night in a double room with a shared bathroom. Everything was very clean, comfortable bed, lovely linen and very quiet. I never had to wait for the bathroom, the shower was lovely and there is even a full sized bath if you wanted it. There is a hair dryer supplied as well.... More

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Boulder, Colorado
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We're a young couple in our late 20s and enjoy places that are a great value to how much you pay. That was definitely the case for Gourmet Stay. Both Mark and Lucy were fantastic, and they really go the extra mile to make sure you'll enjoy your stay in Wellington. We stayed in Rome 1, which has an outdoor... More

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Newport, Rhode Island
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Owners Mark and Lucy couldn't have been nicer even though we arrived late and frazzled. They were full of good suggestions. The breakfast cafe is lovely and the central location was so good we rebooked for another stay later on in out trip. We definitely preferred the top floor room with private bath. It's worth asking for.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Although the weather was not the best in Wellington during our 2 night stay the hotel certainly made up for it. The breakfast at Fredericks was fantastic and the staff most friendly and helpful. You cannot ask for a better location and the parking for our car was good. Will recommend our younger friends to stay there but the stairs... More

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London, United Kingdom
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158 reviews 158 reviews
43 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

We loved our night at Gourmet Stay and wish we could have stayed longer. The location was ideal for exploring - only a 20 minute walk to the waterfront and right next to Cuba Street which was great for eating. The staff were all really friendly and welcoming, and it was useful to have somewhere to park our van. The... More

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67 reviews 67 reviews
10 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

We had booked with Gourmet Stay based on past reviews, but after our experience, I don't understand how these reviews have been so high. We had dealt with the owner, Mark, through email and he was pleasant and let us pay upon arrival. When we did arrive, in the evening hours, found the place all locked up. We had to... More

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15 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

We stayed in Wellington for 3 nights before heading off to the South Island and were amazed by the central (all shops,Te Papa etc in walking distance/5min)yet quiet location.The room was very clean and toiletries provided.The spacious shared bathroom even had a tub.The coffee at the downstairs cafe is pretty good and was always served with a smile.In fact we... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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71 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

The best place I have stayed in Wellington. I stayed in the shared dorm room for my night at Gourmet Stay (I had the room to myself and so I can't comment on what it would have been like with strangers present). For somewhere so close to Wellington city centre, it is exceptionally good value. The owners were very friendly... More

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Address: 25 Frederick Street | Te Aro, Wellington, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Wellington
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 49 Specialty lodging in Wellington
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Gourmet Stay 3.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Gourmet Stay is a cool little boutique hotel, especially designed to provide excellent accommodation for the discerning budget conscious traveller. Gourmet stay is a comfortable, modern design with soft tones and is warm and inviting and friendly. At Gourmet stay we unashamedly promote Wellington as the culinary capital of New Zealand and support our thriving local artisan producers and suppliers. We have our own coffee bar and deli on the ground floor where you can enjoy breakfast. Lunch items are available to enjoy in house or to take with you as you explore the city. Our desire is to offer food that is locally sourced, nutritious and delicious. We are also able to recommend our favourite bars and restaurants. You will love the convenience of staying in our vibrant location in the heart of all the action. Gourmet Stay is located in Frederick Street, a quiet side street in the centre of Wellington city. There is no need for a car here! It is a 5 minute walk to the entertainment and theatre district of Courtenay Place . We do have several off street car parks available if you require parking.Courtenay Place is also home to a diverse range of excellent restaurants and bars. The lovely waterfront with its many promenades is only 5 minutes away. We are approximately 15 minutes by car to the airport. About 2 kms north of Gourmet Stay is the Railway Station from which a train service to Auckland departs and the station is also the hub for the suburban transport network. We are about 3.0 kilometres from the Interislander Ferry terminal. Ferries leave from here to take you to the South Island. ... more   less 
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