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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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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Despite a wet weekend our two night stay was great - lovely warm room. New World supermarket at end of street along with a great fish and chip shop. Tea & Coffee facilities with small fridge - which was modern and quiet. Power outlet for the jug is below the tv screen (hanging on the wall) - so the steam... More

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Auckland, New Zealand
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33 reviews 33 reviews
22 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very handy for the city, nice makeover of the public rooms but the rooms are tired. Short of power outputs, eg only two when I want my laptop, a jug and a light, and the mirror was miles from the basin to shave. TV not in a good position to watch from the bed, expensive internet and only instant coffee... More

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

Dear Neil Marshall2267, Thank you for your feedback and your recent stay at Kingsgate Hotel Wellington. We appreciate your comments as it gives us some areas to improve upon. I would say if you are ever unsatisfied with your room than please contact the reception team as in this case they could have informed you that there is an additional... More

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great location especially handy to the ferry. Small but very clean and comfortable room with a good array of coffee, tea and toiletries. Parking is extra unless you take advantage of free parking from 6pm to 8am.

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

Dear Lindaman55, Thank you for your feedback on Tripadvisor. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again in the near future. Regards Jeff Hermes More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a good location for our stay in central Wellington. Lovely clean room good service,friendly helpful reception staff and cleaning staff. Had in house pizzas on night 2 and restaurant meal on night 3 which was beautiful. Very happy and would stay again.

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

Dear Bernadine M, Thank you for you feedback, We are glad that you found the hotel's location convenient. Thank you also for the feedback about the staff and the food as it is appreciated. We hope to see you on your next visit to Wellington. Regards Jeff Hermes More

Napier, New Zealand
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Being close to Parliament was one of the reason we chose to stay here. About a seven minute walk meant it was a good choice. Check in was fast and friendly. We arrived early but this was not an issue. Our room was a reasonable size for my son and I. The bathroom was well laid out, again with enough... More

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

Dear Ian58_12, Thank you for your feedback and we are glad you enjoyed the majority of your stay. All rooms have opening windows that can reduce any stuffiness but I understand that having them open is not to everyone's liking. Please contact me directly on your next visit and I will upgrade you to a larger room. Kind Regards Jeff... More

Bali, Indonesia
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80 reviews 80 reviews
13 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I purchased a voucher for breakfast and was pleasantly surprised by the selection and the quality. Staff were very friendly and I enjoyed my breakfast meeting with my friend. A few minutes 10mins walk from the CBD I found a park straight away. Happy with the experience

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

Dear Otila, Thank you for your feedback. It is great to hear that you enjoyed your breakfast at the hotel. In the upcoming months we are going to make some further improvements and it would be great to see you back here again. Regards Jeff Hermes More

Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is the second time I have stayed here this year for work and both times the service in the Restaurant was very poor. Waiting times for food to come out were far to long (40min for garlic bread 90min mains)and meals where mixed up and entrees and mains coming out together. This is an ok Hotel but have stayed... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had the opportunity of staying overnight at this Hotel. The room was great no problems or issues. I decided to dine at their Glasshouse Restaurant andI must admit the service in particular was EXCELLENT. I was served and waited upon Tess / Tessa? I was most impressed by her confidence, friendliness, attention to detail and engaging manner. The meal... More

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Picton, New Zealand
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 via mobile

Room was dirty : dusty, spoon with coffee on it from previous customer, wine glasses absolutely dirty with fat finger print,alarm set on at midnight just unbelievable... But the best is the staff. The recepionist who "welcomed" us was quite busy talking with other staff in restaurant while we were struggling with our luggages and prem, she made absolutely no... More

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

My partner and i stayed two nights last weekend and found the facilities to be perfect for us. Huge bathroom with a wet area shower which is really helpful when you're in a wheelchair. Very comfy bed too. The staff were extremely helpful. Will definitely stay here again should we venture to Wellington again.

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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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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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