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Bay Plaza Hotel

3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   40 Oriental Parade | PO Box 9470, Wellington 6141, New Zealand
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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70 reviews 70 reviews
35 hotel reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

A budget feel hotel in a fairly good location. Would consider staying here again but not as a treat. Lovely helpful staff redeem this from a lower score. Overall there is a rather antiquated vibe with remnants of the 50's about it which is all rather depressing, but don't let that put you off as there are redeeming features. We... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stayed only one night, and was glad of that as the room was really tired, bathroom was horrendous. Bed was really comfy though! The location was awesome, and the view from my room was fantastic. Staff were pretty efficient but not overly friendly. Suited my purpose for one night as I was by myself in the city for a sports... More

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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

On a recent holiday exploring N.Z. our travel agent booked us overnight into this hotel. It's close to the bay, the Museum and lots of restaurants. But it's a dismal hotel. The rooms are very dreary with very old fittings. The T.V was ancient with lousy sound and picture. The pillows were flat and uncomfortable with no spare extra pillows... More

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My family stayed there for one night , location was good and within walking distance to places like the Te Papa museum . Amenities was simple , room was abit tight for triple sharing , overall the hotel was quite old . I needed to use the internet/computer at the lobby for a couple of minutes to check some information... More

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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The Bay Plaza is in a great location when visiting Wellington. A short walk to Courtney Place, Te Papa, the marina, restaurants, shops, cinemas ..........they are all a short walk away (2-5 mins). It is clean and comfortable, if a little noisy at night. Facilities are basic but adequate. A good place to stay a night or two without breaking... More

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Bay Plaza H, General Manager at Bay Plaza Hotel, responded to this review

Good morning David, Thank you for your positive feedback. We are fortunate to have a great central city location, with excellent views, within walking distance of all the attractions. We look forward to welcoming you again as guests at the Bay Plaza Hotel when you next visit Wellington city. Regards Eileen More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

As long as you are aware that this is a three star hotel you stay will be perfect. Located on Oriental parade and within an easy walk to Te Papa, Courtney place and great restaurants this hotel was perfect for our stay. Myself and two boys on an adventure for school holidays. We didn't want to pay a fortune to... More

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Bay Plaza H, General Manager at Bay Plaza Hotel, responded to this review

Good morning Jillian Thanks for your feedback, yes we are fortunate to have a fantastic central city location, with everything within walking distance, and the Bay Plaza Hotel is well situated for a short break in Wellington. We have a great team at the Bay Plaza Hotel and we look forward to welcoming you back to Bay Plaza Hotel when... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

This place is very handy to Courtney Place, an area I REALLY like to visit when in Wellington, and central Wellington itself. The Bay Plaza is showing its age the landings have a musty smell. The room I stayed in was VERY basic, tea/coffee etc was tucked away in the wardrobe. Room was small and the bathroom although functional was... More

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Bay Plaza H, General Manager at Bay Plaza Hotel, responded to this review

Good afternoon Alan Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your experience. I am sorry that your experience did not meet your expectations, please allow me to express my sincerest apologies. At Bay Plaza Hotel we strive to provide a superior service experience for every customer, therefore your feedback is very important to us. We are fortunate... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Stayed one night. Check in was quick, staff are friendly and busy. The room was quite adequate Great view. It was warm and well ventilated Bed was comfy. I enjoyed a full breakfast in the morning. Great location within easy walking distance of most central city attractions.parking was easy and accessible.

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Bay Plaza H, General Manager at Bay Plaza Hotel, responded to this review

Good afternoon Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your great review and feedback. The Team and I are delighted to hear you enjoyed your overall stay; in particular our central location and the level of service provided. We look forward to welcoming you back to Bay Plaza Hotel for another memorable stay. Regards Eileen More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

The Bay Plaza Hotel in Wellington may not be the international visitor's choice of hotel, but for the occasional weekend visit to Wellington it provides a comfortable room close to theatres, restaurants and Te Papa Museum. Leave the car in the Hotel's car park and enjoy a stroll up town, or in Oriental Parade.The decor may be dated but the... More

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Bay Plaza H, General Manager at Bay Plaza Hotel, responded to this review

Good afternoon, Thank you for taking the time to write your review. We are delighted to see that you enjoyed your stay with us. We are fortunate to have a central city location, with great views and a great team. Our restaurant has a great reputation, and it is pleasing to see you enjoyed your dining experience. We look forward... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Great location and potential. Reality is that services are extra (all of them) and the place is getting quite smudgy all over. My room was tidy but the grime was creeping at the edges. Front desk was cordial if snide. Just one visit, but I might look elsewhere next time...

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Bay Plaza H, General Manager at Bay Plaza Hotel, responded to this review

Good morning, Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your experience. I am sorry that your experience did not meet your expectations, please allow me to express my sincerest apologies. At the Bay Plaza Hotel we strive to provide a superior service experience for every customer, therefore your feedback is very important to us.it is certainly not... More

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Address: 40 Oriental Parade | PO Box 9470, Wellington 6141, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Greater Wellington > Wellington
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Bay Plaza Hotel 3.5*
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Located on Wellington's exclusive Oriental Parade, the Bay Plaza Hotel is affordable quality accommodation offering harbour and city views in perfect proximity to the Capital's vibrant city centre and superb leisure activities to experience and explore. Te Papa Museum and Courtenay Place 2/5 minutes walk from the hotel. ... more   less 
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