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Bay Plaza Hotel

40 Oriental Parade | PO Box 9470, Wellington 6141, New Zealand
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Ranked #34 of 48 Hotels in Wellington
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Hamilton & Waikato Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were in Wellington for one night only and found this hotel close and in walking distance to Te Papa and Cuba Street to which we wanted to visit. The hotel is dated but with friendly staff, a clean room and very warm. The room has a safe, ironing board, tea & coffee facilities and great views from room 802.... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel was booked for my by the client I was visiting. However I read the reviews on this site prior to going. So my expectation was not that high. However on arrival I was greeted by excellent staff given a high floor harbor view room. The room was well appointed, spotlessly clean and spacious. The restaurant has a good... More 

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

Good afternoon Tony, Thanks your for your positive feedback, it great to see you enjoyed your stay at our affordable central city hotel - in the "coolest little capital" in the world. We have a great team at the Bay, and it was good to see you enjoyed our new winter menu. We look forward to welcoming you back to... More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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23 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is not our hotel of choice in Wellington, because coming from earthquake-Christchurch, the age and construction of the building reminds us of the buildings in Christchurch that fared the worst in the quake. We feel uncomfortable in the building because of its age and look. However the rooms are very clean and nice, the staff are lovely and very... More 

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

Good afternoon, Thank you for your feedback. We take our guest comments very seriously and always strive to provide comfortable and friendly accommodation. We appreciate your nice comment regarding our rooms and for finding our location to be convenient. We look forward to welcoming you back to affordable, central city hotel when you next visit Wellington. Regards Eileen More 

Feilding
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Clean and comfortable hotel in fantastic location. Gorgeous views. Comfortable bed. Great shower. You get what you pay for - budget prices = budget environment. If a dated and tired look doesn't bother you, then this is an ideal place to stay. It was great for us because we went to Te Papa, more or less just down the road.

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

Good afternoon Reena Thank you for your feedback. We take our guest comments very seriously and always strive to provide comfortable and friendly accommodations. We appreciate your nice comment regarding our rooms (we have recently replace all our queen beds) and for finding our location to be convenient. Te Papa has some great exhibitions currently. We look forward to welcoming... More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

dated interior, small room compare to other hotels with similar prices (Ibis) bathroom retro very cool and clean, could move from a shower curtain to something like a glass door . good water pressure, good range of amenities in the bathrooms, towel could be of a better quality, more fluffy. some negative points was stains a bit everywhere on 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 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 to... More 

Wellington, New Zealand
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28 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Bay Plaza is clean, handy and good value. We stayed as it was nice and close to the St James and Courtney Place. Parking and Wifi cost extra, which was unexpected, and on Saturday night, the car park was full, leading to a very tight squeeze to get out. The reception staff were wonderful, highlightt of the stay.

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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 post your comments regarding you stay with us. At the Bay Plaza Hotel we do offer daily packages (room and unlimited internet usage) and (room and car parking ) available to be booked direct through the hotel’s website or over the telephone, so it is disappointing to read your comment regarding... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you look around you can normally get a good deal on this hotel which makes it excellent value for money. It is also in a great central location and most of the rooms have lovely views. Handy as it is across the road from a supermarket (buy some paper plates lol) . These points make this hotel a great... More 

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

Good afternoon Janine Thank you for your feedback. We take our guest comments very seriously and always strive to provide comfortable and friendly accommodations. We appreciate your nice comment regarding our staff as we have a great team at the Bay Plaza Hotel. We are fortunate to have a great central city location, was stunning views. We have replace all... More 

Napier, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We always stay there because the Hotel is a very short walk to the shopping and to Te Papa where we went to the Peter Jackson Gallipoli display. All the nightlife places are close by with a good selection of restaurants. The hotel has a good restaurant,friendly staff and secure parking.

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

Good afternoon, Thank your feedback, great to see you enjoyed your stay and dining experience at the Bay Plaza Hotel. We are fortunate to have a great team and our chef is planning our new winter menu which begins on Thursday, so you will be able taste this on your next stay. Our central location is a plus for a... More 

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144 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

I was booked into this hotel, so I had no idea, first time here. What I was curious about, was the decor, furnishings, colour, wear and tear looked like a 1970's era hotel. My room was antiqued typical looking. I was on the 8th floor and the wind whistled and rattled the bathroom window. Everything was functional, tidy, clean and... More 

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

Good afternoon Mykara, Thank you for your feedback. We take our guest comments very seriously and always strive to provide comfortable and friendly accommodations. We appreciate your nice comment regarding our staff as we have a great team at the Bay Plaza Hotel. We are fortunate to have a great central city location, was stunning views. Regards Eileen More 

Masterton
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12 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This hotel is quite basic but clean with good size rooms and lovely harbour views. With a coupon from the grocery receipt it was only $98 for a night. (You need a coupon for each separate night and there are some exclusions. I guess if the All Blacks were playing at the stadium you wouldn't be able to use the... More 

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

Good afternoon Arlen, Thank you for taking the time to post your comments regarding you stays with us. It's always a pleasure to ensure your stay is relaxed and enjoyable. We are fortunate to have a great central city location, with excellent views and a great team at the Bay Plaza Hotel, who take pride in their service standards. We... More 

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