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Richmond Guest House

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116 Brougham Street, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Tauranga, New Zealand
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I stayed at the Richmond guest house for five nights and found it to be clean and tidy,very comfortable bed,and a good continental breakfast. John (the owner) could come across as a little heavy at first,but take the time to talk to him and listen to some of the things he has to say,and he is really... More 

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Vieille-Toulouse, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were travelling from France and stayed one week in the richmond guest house...We really enjoyed our stay : The bed were very comfortable, the rooms really clean..We also had a good breakfast in the morning with a lot of choices in muesli, toast made by John himself : everything you can ask for! Another good point about this hostel... More 

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Rotorua, New Zealand
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here based on other travellers reviews from trip advisor. Although John the owner welcomed us at first, he became sulky and at times rude for no apparent reason. He offered us little or no information on Wellinton, appearing disinterested. The room we were given was dusty and the bedding was not fresh, the breakfast was very basic, some... More 

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johno116, Owner at Richmond Guest House, responded to this review

As you said, we are proud of our good reviews from other guests. Always, we welcome our guests and when they have not been in Wellington before, we give them a map and show the places they can visit. Our rooms are cleaned and prepared before guests come in; we are not sure of what you mean with "not fresh... More 

Greater Sydney, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Give it a miss. Poor quality throughout, old and soiled bedding, room overloaded with large unusable furniture. No fridge or TV in room, but main fridge in dining room available for use. Area a bit noisy when we stayed.

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johno116, Owner at Richmond Guest House, responded to this review

To start with you are wrong from the beginning of your review.This is a guest house not a motel If you compare a guest house with a motel, of course they are differences, such as the absence of fridge and TV in the rooms, as you can see in our listing this is just a little two star guest house... More 

Whangarei, New Zealand
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Richmond Guest House is well priced and in a very handy locaton to Wellington Central. The room I stayed in was well presented and the continental breakfast offered plenty to choose from. Also great to see gluten/ dairy free options! A 20 min walk to the Michael Fowler Centre put it in a handy position and there a numerous places... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Only pick this place as a last resort. The decor is nice, and it has all of the facilities you could desire, along with a good proximity to the CBD. This is all trumped by the proprietor, who is strange bordering on psychotic. Any noise louder than rolling over in bed after 9pm will result in a loud banging on... More 

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johno116, Owner at Richmond Guest House, responded to this review

Have just read your review; on one hand, we appreciate you mentioned our comfortable facilities, good taste in decoration and wonderful location. On the other hand, you are only telling your side of the story. We have many guests and we do insist that they show consideration to other guests As you will see in the next review one customer... More 

North Yorkshire
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Well priced accommodation. Easy walking into the centre. Comfortable room and continental breakfast was just what we wanted. Host was very accommodating and welcoming. Free excellent internet access, newspapers each day. Quiet location on a bus route if you don't want to climb up the hill back from town. We would stay again.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

I stayed at the Richmond Guest House recently and would have changed accommodation had it not been for other members of my party checking in before me. The room was shabby and cold with uncomfortable beds but I wasn't too disappointed with this as the price was cheap. On checking in, I just wanted to dump my bags and head... More 

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johno116, Owner at Richmond Guest House, responded to this review

The couple you mention were caught smoking inside,(twice) something we do not allow. I was in the middle of their eviction when you arrived, that's why I tried to explain to you what was happening . As for registering i believe that its' not legal to check into a hotel in NZ without registering first name and address of staying... More 

Whangarei, New Zealand
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

This is the second time my daughter and I have stayed at Richmond Guest House. Both times it has been perfect for our requirements. We enjoy spending leisure time in the capital and this well priced accommodation is within walking distance to the centre of town and the waterfront. It's close to a bus route so we were able to... More 

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Kent. UK
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14 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Good position for visiting Wellington. The room was comfortable and breakfast was adequate. Unfortunately we were not made to feel very welcome by the owner which apparently was because of where we came from. We were however shown our room by a very sweet French student who was very helpful. Having stayed in various B&B's, guest houses and motels throughout... More 

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