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Carillon Motor Inn

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33 Thompson Street, Wellington, New Zealand
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Carillon Motor Inn
Ranked #15 of 51 Wellington B&B and Inns
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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English first
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 via mobile

I've stayed at The Carillon for a little more than 2 months. There is something charming about this hotel that's not easy to explain. It may be the smell of wood, the characteristic carpeting all over the place, the massive old fashioned gourmet kitchen or the stunning view of the city you can get from the porch. I still can't... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

Lovely big rooms with ensuite, free wifi, very clean. It only took a couple of minutes to walk down to Cuba Street, walking distance to all the main sights in Wellington. Phillip the owner was friendly and took the time to give us some information about where to go. He also posted me my charger back to me when I... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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40 hotel reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

Stayed two nights. Innkeeper very helpful. Big room. Comfortable bed. Kitchenette. wifi. parking. No lift. Short walk to Cuba St down long flight of stairs. Normally a rooming house for foreign students but rooms rented to travellers during NZ summer.

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Ranfurly, New Zealand
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8 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

We were there for 3 nights. The place could be very very nice, however we could tell that it was not taken care, the kitchen was dirty and everything looked like it hadnt been cleaned in weeks. The rooms were OK, but also seemed like not deep clean. The best of the hotel was the manager, a really nice person,... More

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Kewlplace, Manager at Carillon Motor Inn, responded to this review

Thankyou for your review and comments. Generally we have received very good comments / rating stars for the cleaniness of rooms and, despite being a property over a hundred years old, our staff try hard to maintain this daily A previous review headed "Rustic, clean and good value" is what we strive for and on this occasion we appear to... More

Rotterdam, The Netherlands
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013

We had a nice room, even with four people sleeping in it, it did not feel cramped. Free internet and free off-street parking. Just leave your car there (many streets in Wellington are one-way and paid parking everywhere) because an easy stroll through Cuba street with it's many nice shops and restaurants will get you to Te Papa museum on... More

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Fort Collins
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

We had a lovely three night stay. Great location, great views from the balcony of our double room, and great personable service. Yes, the building is older (it's in the historic district) but it's clean and much roomier than other places. There's a variety of cafe's and restaurants less than 10 minutes' walk away on quirky Castro Street, and the... More

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Isle of Wight
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21 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

The manager of this quirky establishment made sure we were comfy - but the facilities were minimal ie no cooking implements despite a microwave. Two kitchens available but seemed to be used primarily by uni students. Hilly climb back up from town. At least we could catch the premiere of The Hobbit in the director's home town.

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Dunedin, New Zealand
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

When I came across the Carillon when I was looking for a place to say for the 2012 Wellington sevens.The manger Philip made me feel very welcome when I arrived and told me about the history of the Carillion.I enjoyed my stay at the Carillion and best of all it is with in walking distances to all of Wellington major... More

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Levin, New Zealand
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2012

When we arrived at the inn we were supposed to stay at the manager informed us he had double booked us we were not very happy but he told us he had arranged for us to stay at the Carillion motor inn best thing that could have happened the manager Philip was very friendly and helpful the room was clean... More

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Busan, Busan, South Korea
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2012

I have travelled New zealand for 11months. I checked heaps of backpackers in which stressed "Budget" but Most of them had poor service. Even they were rude to their customer. I checked in this hostel about a month ago(actually i wrote this recommendation in South Korea). Philip,the hostel owner, is easy going, well-organised and considerate to people. Facilities are good... More

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Address: 33 Thompson Street, Wellington, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Greater Wellington > Wellington
Also Known As:
Carillon Motor Hotel Wellington

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