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Kingsgate Hotel Wellington

3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   24 Hawkestone St | Thorndon, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
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Ranked #27 of 50 hotels in Wellington
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Dunedin, New Zealand
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52 reviews 52 reviews
46 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

After my first visit a couple of years ago, I said I'd be back, and have been, three or four times. I quite like this part of Wellington - my work often takes me to the National library, so am getting to know it quite well. There are nice cafes, an excellent supermarket and more civil servants than I quite... More

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wellingtonhotels, General Manager at Kingsgate Hotel Wellington, responded to this review

Dear NZBarry, Thank you for your recent contribution on Tripadvisor. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and have noticed some improvements within the hotel. If I can do anything to make your next stay more enjoyable than please contact me directly at gm@kingsgatewellington.co.nz. Kind Regards Jeff Hermes General Manager More

Christchurch, New Zealand
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33 reviews 33 reviews
20 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I did a little road trip of the lower North Island ending up in Wellington on a Sunday. Found a deal on WOTIF. Yes room not a new modern flash hotel room. But was clean and had very thing we needed. Good shower and a good 32cm TV. Good quiet nights sleep. room rate included a breakfast... More

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wellingtonhotels, General Manager at Kingsgate Hotel Wellington, responded to this review

Dear NZ2. Thank you for your recent feedback on Tripadvisor. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and found it to be value for money. We hope you stay again on your next visit to Wellington. Regards Jeff Hermes More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Got a good deal for a night here on grabone - was perfect location for attending a function at a friend's place in Thorndon. Would also be great location for the stadium. Very small room - pretty standard for hotels now, comfortable bed. Cracks in bathroom sink make it look dirty and could do with being replaced. Breakfast was included... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Being a Wellington resident I'd often wondered about staying here but it didnt make sense while I lived there. House sold though and one last night before driving north was my opportunity. It was great, the staff were very helpful. The room though simple was all we needed. I booked online and benefited from a deal which gave free unlimited... More

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wellingtonhotels, General Manager at Kingsgate Hotel Wellington, responded to this review

Dear kiwi_choccie_11, Thank you for your feedback on Tripadvisor. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay and found the location convenient. If you are leaving Wellington we wish you all the best with your future endeavors and hope to see you on your next trip to the capital. Regards Jeff Hermes More

Wellington, New Zealand
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

And we keep returning for a reason. We're currently in room 811. The rooms have beautiful views, and we love watching the city slowly wake up. Beds are incredibly comfortable, and we both wish we could take it home with us. Service is friendly, staff are lovely. Plenty of tea and coffee in our room, which was lovely. Supermarket really... More

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wellingtonhotels, General Manager at Kingsgate Hotel Wellington, responded to this review

Dear JimL, Thank you for your feedback on Tripadvisor. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and as usual it is a pleasure to have you stay again at the hotel. We hope to see you again in the near future and if there is anything that we can do to make your next stay more comfortable than please contact... More

Hamilton, New Zealand
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114 reviews 114 reviews
14 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I got a very good 'grab one' deal that helped save money for the two 'not-for-profit' organisations I was working with. (The deal was actually for two people, that would have been an unbelievable bargain). So I opted to stay at the Kingsgate, even though it was some walking distance from my meetings. Friends had warned me that is was... More

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wellingtonhotels, General Manager at Kingsgate Hotel Wellington, responded to this review

Dear MykieHamiltonL, Thank you for your comments on Tripadvisor. The rooms at the hotel were upgraded about 18 months ago and unfortunately some people still when thinking of the hotel recall the older style of decor. With regards to the internet we do charge a small fee in the rooms but we also offer complimentary internet in both the hotel... More

Nairobi, Kenya
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

I stayed at the Kingsgate hotel at Wellington for five days in the month of May this year and my stay at the hotel was memorable. The breakfast was good and my room nice,clean and beautiful. the best part our stay was the complimentaries we received from the management that made it possible for our entire group to get free... More

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wellingtonhotels, General Manager at Kingsgate Hotel Wellington, responded to this review

Dear Mghoi N, Thank you for your feedback on Tripadvisor. We are glad you enjoyed your stay. We certainly look after all our guests and on this occasion we were happy to provide some complimentary drink vouchers to your delegation. Thank you again for your feedback and we hope that you return to Kingsgate Hotel Wellington on your next trip... More

Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Stayed 3 nights. Good value. Quite and clean. Supermarket close by as are some of Wellingtons attractions but a fair way to some of the better eating districts.. Buffet breakfast really good. Staff were really friendly and helpful except..... breakfast on weekends finish 10am. Not realizing breakfast finished 9.30am weekdays i arrived in dining room right on 9.30 am. Was... More

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wellingtonhotels, General Manager at Kingsgate Hotel Wellington, responded to this review

Dear Mick3690, Thank you for your feedback on Tripadvisor and we are glad that you found the majority of your stay enjoyable. With regards to breakfast you are correct in saying that the restaurant closes at 9.30. I agree with you that the staff should have been more flexible and I will mention this at their next meeting. Thank you... More

Surfers Paradise, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

Had prebooked online and checked in fairly quickly. Room was tidy and just the right size and a really comfy bed. Curtains blocked out the sunlight so had a decent sleep in too. Room service was awesome and had some good things on the menu. Supermarket was across the street and everything was within walking distance. Think the cricket was... More

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wellingtonhotels, General Manager at Kingsgate Hotel Wellington, responded to this review

Dear MartinH4, Thank you for your positive feedback on Tripadvisor. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again in the near furture. Regards Jeff Hermes General Manager More

Paraparaumu, New Zealand
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

We have stayed at the hotel 10 or 12 times, great value for the money. Excellent room, comfortable beds and fabulous pillows. Breakfast very good, staff extremely helpful and friendly. For a 3star hotel -just great. Very central and very clean. I do recommend this hotel. For those people who complain let them pay 2 or 3 times the price... More

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wellingtonhotels, General Manager at Kingsgate Hotel Wellington, responded to this review

Dear Diksue, We appreciate you putting your feedback on Tripadvisor. Could you please contact me directly on gm@kingsgatewellington.co.nz to ensure that you have been put on our regular guest program. Regards Jeff Hernes General Manager More

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Address: 24 Hawkestone St | Thorndon, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Greater Wellington > Wellington
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Kingsgate Hotel Wellington 3.5*
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Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
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The recently upgraded Kingsgate Hotel Wellington is located on the doorstep to the CBD and on the edge of the Government and Corporate precincts of Thorndon. The hotel is the closest hotel to Westpac Stadium providing the best location for all your sporting, concerts and major events. The hotel offers free unlimited internet in both the restaurant and bar. Kingsgate Hotel Wellington prides itself in providing excellent facilities and all rooms are light, comfortable and fresh. With the back drop of Wellington's famous beautiful hills choose between panoramic views of the Harbour, City Skyline or overlook New Zealand's oldest and historic suburb Thorndon. Kingsgate Hotel Wellington is perfect for both the business, conference and leisure traveler. When staying at Kingsgate Hotel Wellington, the CBD, Lambton Key, bus, train and ferry terminals, Parliament Buildings, Government offices and Botanical Gardens are all on your doorstep. Nothing is better than being accommodated by a hotel which has everything at its feet. Kingsgate Hotel Wellington's guests can also enjoy complimentary access to city fitness and competitive pricing for off street car parking. Try our tantalising menu in Glasshouse Restaurant or relax and unwind in Glasshouse Bar. With contemporary cuisine and a beautiful setting overlooking established gardens Glasshouse Restaurant & Bar is perfect for all your dining occasions. Open for Breakfast and Dinner 7 days a week why go anywhere else? Additionally our conference rooms have natural light, air-conditioning, sound proof interconnecting doors and can seat 2 - 150 people. The Kingsgate Hotel Wellington is a 3 Star Plus Qualmark Rated Hotel and has an Enviro-Silver rating. Local attractions or places of interest Westpac stadium- 800m (closest hotel) Lambton Key- 600m CBD- 600m Government and Corporate district - 0m Botanical gardens - 800m Parliament (Beehive) - 400m Old St Paul's Church - 400m Sacred Heart Cathedral - 250m Thorndon Tennis Club - 600m City Fitness - 500m Thorndon Summer pool - 400m Interislander Ferry - 1.5km Wellington Railway and Bus terminal - 600m Cable Car - 4km Karori Wildlife Sanctuary - 6.7km Carter Observatory - 3km Oriental Bay - 5km Motorway Entry/Exit - 100m (most accessible hotel from the motorway) Speights Ale House - 700m Back Bencher pub - 350m New World Supermarket shopping centre - 100m ... more   less 
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