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Rowena's Lodge

115 Brougham Street, Wellington, New Zealand
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Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand
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113 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

in an expensive capital. close to city centre without the noise associated with city centre with night life. clean. good for solo travellers or couples/families looking for just an accommodation. nearest cheap eats is kfc

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Toronto, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

Only reason we chose this place was because it's location, in region of Mount Victoria, in the city of Wellington. However, it still wasn't close enough where we wanted to get to, (museum, weta studio, botanic garden - still have to drive for all those) not in walking distance to anything. On top of that, it's placed on top of... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

As a single female traveller, I did not feel safe here. The bad feeling started when I saw the sign on the street. It was old and faded and had graffiti on it. A bad start if the owners can't even be bothered cleaning up the sign. The place is very old and run down. My room was clean, but... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

I could not find any other camping site in the City except this one. S we went there and parked in the car park overnight. As the car park is located on a hill! there were some lumbers provided to fix your uneven camper-van! However it did not work for us and we had a funny position all the time!... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 via mobile

We parked in the carpark overnight with our campervan and quite honestly this was the best place to be in this lodge! The inside was old and smelly and in serious need of renovation, the kitchen was disgusting and the bathrooms were dirty and the toilets didn't lock or flush properly. It seemed to be some sort of half way... More 

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10 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015 via mobile

Stayed here for two nights in April 2015. The hallways, dining room and loungroom were vacuumed every day. The bathrooms while outdated were fairly clean. Unfortunately there was no lockers to keep our belongings safe as we were camping in the back yard, but reception did keep a backpack locked in a room for us. The long term residents didn't... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Murray was kind enough to leave a key for me when i arrived late at night after my flight from Christchurch, there were some friendly people still up in the tv lounge, the bathroom and loo upstairs was clean and tidy, I slept soundly and no hassles..Yes i read a few of the reviews before selecting Rowena's Lodge to stay... More 

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

My friends and I stayed here as a last resort over Homegrown weekend as everywhere else was fully booked. After reading all of the horrible reviews for the place, we really expected the worse! I am happy to say we were pleasantly surprised with our overall experience and we think the place deserves more than the one star that most... More 

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Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand
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15 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Five friends and I stayed here during Homegrown 2015 for three nights. We were very desperate for an accommodation as everywhere else was all booked out. We read reviews for this place and we were very skeptical about staying here but for $25 a night per person, we decided to stay here. Although there are horrible reviews for this place,... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

When i called to make a booking,asked if they would pick us up in town. They said no problem, just inform us the time when we reach.Unfortunately, When we reach wellington, with all the luggages, we called them and they answered rudely : nonono, we cant do the pick up, bla bla bla. I argue with them and they said... More 

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