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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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Ranked #35 of 48 Hotels in Wellington
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Comfortable, clean and perfectly located – a short walk to city centre and most attractions. Staff were more than helpful (without exception) and the restaurant and fare are of a high standard. Other good restaurants are to be found in the immediate vicinity (Courtney Place and Majoribanks Street for instance). This is a 'value-for-money' and friendly hotel which we highly... More 

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

Good morning Ray & Shelley Great to see you enjoyed your recent stay at the Bay Plaza Hotel. 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. Our chef is a real asset to the hotel and provides great meals.... More 

Nelson, New Zealand
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Looking at the other reviews I am mystified maybe I don't have high expectations for tourist class hotels but I enjoyed my nights stay in this hotel. The bed was very comfortable, the room immaculately clean. The bathroom was interesting but functional and clean. My meal was a generous serving of turbot on a bed of fresh vegetables with a... More 

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

Good afternoon Diane, Great to see your enjoyed your visit to the "Coolest Little City in the World". No visit to the city is complete without a walk along the waterfront, which is walking distance from the hotel's front door. We are fortunate to have a great chef and great suppliers of fresh seafood, to enjoy. Check out our website... More 

New South Wales, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

get out of Wellington airport and told the cabbie to go to the Bay Plaza and he just said "Oh Ok". Asked him is it ok and he said it would best left to me to answer that. So anyway arrive at what looks like a tired old building that has seen better days and checked in for a 2... More 

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

Good afternoon Mark Thank you for your recent feedback. I apologise that not everything was up to the standard required. I will certainly be reviewing your comments with the management team in the near future and will have them review their procedures. We are fortunate to have a great central city location, with excellent views and a great team at... More 

Hamilton, New Zealand
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160 reviews 160 reviews
25 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is the fourth time this year that I have stayed in a lower-end-of-the-spectrum, Wellington hotel. The room was spacious, for the price, and clean. TV choices limited, but adequate. After a look at menu and prices, I had an evening meal elsewhere. There are plenty of choices with close walking distance. Breakfast was a mistake. The continetnal breakfast was... More 

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

Good afternoon Mykie Thank you for your feedback with regards to your recent stay and we very much appreciate the comments you made about the reception staff. I am sorry that you dining experiences did not met our normal high standards and I have personally followed this up with my Food and Beverage team regarding the breakfast service, as we... More 

Memphis, Tennessee
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73 reviews 73 reviews
30 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We joked that finding a hotel in Wellington in our price range was going to be difficult , well this hotel was just so reasonable , close to the super market that has a huge range of great food, the main restaurant street and the very pretty , mt Victoria residential area, and room with a great view of the... More 

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

Good evening Ted Thank you for taking the time to post your comments regarding you stay with us. It's always a pleasure to ensure your stay is relaxed and enjoyable. At the Bay Plaza Hotel we do offer daily internet packages (room and unlimited internet usage) available to be booked direct through the hotel’s website or over the telephone, so... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had an overnight stay at the Bay Plaza, which is located near Oriental Parade. Fantastic location. Staff were very accomodating - dropped off our bag very early and checked in very late, which was facilitated very well. Decor is a bit tired - the lobby is nice but the rooms (especially the bathroom) are in need of a makeover, as... More 

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

Good afternoon Chris Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your lovely 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 stay when you next visit... More 

Sheffield, United Kingdom
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10 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had to make a short notice booking at a weekend. I was dealt with promptly. The room was spacious, clean & comfy with an excellent view over the harbour. Ideally situated for walking round the city with good views over the harbour.

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

Good morning, Thank you for your positive feedback. It is certainly rewarding to hear that our efforts to achieve guests' satisfaction are being reached. We have a great team at the Bay Plaza Hotel. We are fortunate to have a great central city location, with excellent views. I trust that the you have enjoyed your remaining visit to our scenic... More 

London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My partner and I stayed at the Bay Plaza Hotel for a short weekend stay in Wellington. We arrived at 12.30pm (earlier than the 2.00pm check-in) and had advised the hotel that we would be arriving early and requested an early check-in to freshen up before an afternoon wedding. This was promptly acknowledged, and while not confirmed, they advised they... More 

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

Good morning Katrina Thank you for posting such great feedback, we really appreciate the comments you made. Customer service is a major focus of the hotel, and it is pleasing to read your comments about the staff members, as we have a great team at the Bay Plaza Hotel. We are fortunate to have a great central city location, with... More 

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57 reviews 57 reviews
28 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After reading the reviews on Tripadvisor I was going to cancel my booking. The only thing that stopped me was the availability of rooms elsewhere. It wasnt as bad as I expected. While the rooms havent been refurbished mine wasnt as bad as some I read about. The room was average. The bed was very soft or very worn. The... More 

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

Good morning Michael, Thank you for your review, it is great to see you enjoyed your stay, I apologise for the shortcomings you encountered with your bed, we have replace the queen beds and TV sets all 76 rooms over the past 12 months, so it is disappointing to read about your bed. If you could contact me directly to... More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are plenty of places for around a $100 a night in Wellington, but the Bay Plaza is the only one with a decent view on the waterfront. The rooms are clean, spacious and comfortable, and the staff are friendly and helpful, delivering fresh milk to our door within minutes of a phone call. The hotel decor etc is kind... More 

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

Good morning KIm, Thank you for taking the time to write your review. We are delighted to see that you enjoyed your stay with us. We have a great team at the Bay Plaza Hotel. We look forward to welcoming you back again to our affordable centrally location hotel next time you visit Wellington. Regards Eileen 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*
Number of rooms: 75
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