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Apollo Lodge Motel

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49 Majoribanks St, Wellington, New Zealand
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Ranked #9 of 48 Hotels in Wellington
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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277 reviews 277 reviews
86 hotel reviews
280 helpful votes 280 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Yes I agree with almost everything positive everyone said here. No need to repeat it. We stayed for three nights in a studio unit (number 3) and had a very good time. Just want to mention a few things that need to be corrected. Mount Victoria lookout is a solid 30 minutes uphill walk from the hotel. I know NZ... More 

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ApolloManager, Manager at Apollo Lodge Motel, responded to this review

We thank the reviewer for such a comprehensive review and welcome the comments. With regards to Wi-Fi we are currently updating as I write. At this stage we do not advertise Free unlimited Wi-Fi so sad that the guest went to lengths to mention in such detail although they did get 5 times our allowance at no charge. Will share... More 

New Zealand
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76 reviews 76 reviews
17 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed for two nights at the Apollo Lodge Motel whilst visiting Wellington and found it to be everything we needed. The location is perfect, and in walking distance to the majority of Wellingtons main attractions. For example, the Te Papa museum was 10 minutes walk from the motel and the Cable Car a 20 minute walk. Mount Victoria Lookout... More 

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ApolloManager, Manager at Apollo Lodge Motel, responded to this review

We thank the reviewer for taking time to write such a comprehensive review and highlighting all the advantages of staying at Apollo. So pleased we could help and their stay was enjoyable. More 

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hotel was extremely conveniently located. Less than 5 minutes walk from most of the restaurants, about 5 minutes walk to a grocery store, Te Papa, and Mt. Victoria and about a 20 minute walk to the parliament building. Wifi was pretty decent. Room a little dated but bathroom was very nice and new. The Edwardian house was very nicely priced,... More 

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ApolloManager, Manager at Apollo Lodge Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your thoughts on Apollo's Edwardian House. This is somewhat different fro the normal Motel rooms as the building is 100+years old. We have many regular guests who love the warmth and comfort that the old style house offers. The high ceilings give a wonderful sense of space and the updated bathrooms comfort todays traveller requires. More 

Melbourne, Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed in the apartment which was very clean and an ideal place to sight see around Wellington. Only issue for watching TV couple could lay on bed but others had to sit on chairs as no room for couch. Close to the museum and eateries able to walk to most sites we wanted to visit. Would certainly stay there... More 

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ApolloManager, Manager at Apollo Lodge Motel, responded to this review

Thanks you for taking time to review your stay. We have recently completed a major refurbishment of the apartments and are pleased this is appreciated. Take on board comments re couch and we have recently discussed placing couches in some of the apartments to improve guest comfort. As so many guests mention our location and free parking is a major... More 

Hillsboro, Oregon
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81 reviews 81 reviews
30 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

God bless this gentleman, Lindsay. The last hour into Wellington was hell on wheels... a driving rain with gusting winds, the bumper to bumper driving habits of kiwis, and a Yank driving a right hand steering car with the front bumper being held in place with bungy cords. In the matter of a few minutes Lindsay helped to set everything... More 

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ApolloManager, Manager at Apollo Lodge Motel, responded to this review

Can appreciate your predicament and pleased we were able to help. Many thanks for the kind words however we have great staff and owners who all work very hard to keep a fine Motel. More 

Blenheim, New Zealand
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47 reviews 47 reviews
22 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very comfortable and clean unit. Big bathroom, but floor quite slippery when wet. Very close to Courteny Place with its restaurants, and there is a well stocked dairy just across the street. Would definitely stay there again.

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ApolloManager, Manager at Apollo Lodge Motel, responded to this review

Appreciate guest taking time to share their experience with others and pointing out the benefits of staying at Apollo Lodge. Also mentioning that although right in the city it is quiet. More 

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

We stayed at the Apollo Lodge for three nights on a recent visit to Wellington. The unit we stayed in was newly renovated with new bathroom fittings, carpet and furnishings. The unit was very quiet despite being a short walk to Courtney place. We had free car parking but hardly used the car as everything was in walking distance including... More 

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ApolloManager, Manager at Apollo Lodge Motel, responded to this review

Great to read that guest fully appreciate the refurbishments that are constantly being carried out at Apollo Lodge. Also highlighting the FREE parking on offer. Yes Te Papa, Restaurants bars and attractions are easily accessible by foot from Apollo Lodge. Wellington is very much a walking city and Apollo's location takes maximum advantage of this to add value the wonderful... More 

Blenheim, Marlborough, New Zealand
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

we stayed here at a one bedroom villa apartment ,it was clean and spacious,and very conveniently located and walking distance to cafes, restaurants, and Te Papa,and a very good thai restaurant ,just down the road ,the only negative is that it needs attention on the maintenance side i.e paint work ,especially the front door when entering the apartment (first impression)maybe... More 

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ApolloManager, Manager at Apollo Lodge Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to review and we agree entirely with your comments. The Back door is due for replacement and this is going to be attended to immediately after we finish completely refurbishing 2 other family units which are currently underway. As the cheese ad says 'Good things take time". Apart from the door yes the Edwardian house... More 

Invercargill, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Stayed in the recently renovated two bedroom apartment which was nice and clean and tidy. Nice sized lounge and dining and not too many things around for our 2 year old to touch! Beds were relatively comfortable and having two bathrooms was good. Very good location in easy walk to New World and heaps of cafes/resturants and Te Papa. One... More 

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ApolloManager, Manager at Apollo Lodge Motel, responded to this review

Many thanks for the review and sharing experiences. Car parking is a major issue in Wellington and we are delighted we can assist with free parking for guests. Sorry about restaurant recommendations but we are so handy to many eateries it is somewhat difficult unless we know what guests preferences are. Toilet seat was attended to that day. More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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35 reviews 35 reviews
3 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Tucked in central Wellington under Mt Victoria I was pleasantly surprised with this place. The rooms are large, clean and bathrooms recently renovated. Service upon arrival was excellent, very friendly and continued to be so throughout my 5 night stay. Nothing was too much trouble. Even better there are wonderful eateries nearby (carefully explained by the gentleman checking me in)... More 

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ApolloManager, Manager at Apollo Lodge Motel, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review and highlighting Apollo Lodge's proximity to many of Wellingtons attractions. With Courtney Place just 200 mtrs away guests will have a wide array of restaurants and bars to choose from. Agree the stunning waterfront is just around the corner and a wonderful place to wander and connect with this fine city. More 

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