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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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Geelong, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Booked this place as the reviews sounded like it was nice. After being shown our room, we realized this place was designed for backpackers. No tv in room, no kettle to make coffee and advertised wired internet which is a lie. Uncomfortable bed and you can hear other guests walking around at night.

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

Hi Daryl Good to hear from you mate , but to be fair you got a few things wrong , No where did you read that my rooms have tv sets or kettles or even wired internet we advertise as a clean comfortable 2 star bed and breakfast with complimentary wifi it sounds as if when this wasn't discussed on... More 

Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Picked the Richmond Guest House by accident & by virtue of location. Relatively close to Te Papa & the National Memorial Park, there are exhibitions at both I wanted to see. The Richmond is within comfortable walking distance to Courtney Place for entertainment & dining. Close to several bus routes to get to Lambton Quay. Richmond Guest House is an... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Have been through loads of these types of hotels in the last few years and rate this as one of the best , comfortable really clean fab' location and an extremely obliging host add a choice of gluten free cereals for breakfast as an added bonus

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

We travel to Wellington regularly and thought we'd try the Richmond Guest House this time, but we will never stay there again as the owner was hostile and rude to us on every encounter. He seemed to take offence to us when we arrived, which we found inexplicable. Later on he got very angry about us having farewells with our... More 

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

Yes Kim you are right when you initially came in my front door and your husband rammed the huge box that he was caring into it to push it open, yes was was a bit unhappy re'' my statement that the door cost nearly $2000 and then later when i was asleep in bed and heard all the carry on''... More 

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Napier, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Value for money, so perfectly accessible to the city and the entertainment areas of Wellington, lovely clean place great staff,and great decor , comfortable and well priced, Bathrooms was cool with contemporary fixtures which aren't always the case in a budget hotel, Have stayed before and i cant afford not to stay again

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

My friend and I stayed here for one night during our road trip in New Zealand. We booked our room through a travel website (Agoda). Our room has a queen size bed and it was very comfortable. I definitely will come back here when I visit Wellington in the future. Thanks!

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Hawke's Bay Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

The location is perfect, just off Courtney place , quiet clean and beautifully historic Staff were unbelievable helpful and friendly , thanks johnboy for your patience with a couple of daft tourists, Its a charming old place just a short walk to town, well situated

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

We enjoyed our stay at Richmond guest house. The room was clean and comfortable, the complimentary continental breakfast provides a large range of breakfast cereals, fruit juice, toast, tea or coffee to set you up for the day. It is well located with an easy walk to central Wellington or a bus nearby. Parking is available outside the door (free)... More 

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Masterton, Wellington, New Zealand
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Decor wise this establishment will take you back to the late 70's, early 80's - and if you are not too picky you might find it amusing (as we did). Our room was at the budget end of the spectrum, and therefore we werent expecting everything to be up to date - overall, the room was clean even if the... More 

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

Firstly the house is advertised as a Victorian villa yes that means its over 100 years old and this is the effect that im' trying too give ( look at all my photos) and it has a 2 star budget rating , and i don't' advertise as having tea and coffee or fridges or TVs that some clever folk think... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

We stayed at Richmond Guest House in January, and this is one place I wanted to be sure to review. While this is not a fancy place, it was clean and clearly a work in progress. By that I mean that John, the proprietor, takes great pride in this home and is continually updating it. He was kind enough to... More 

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