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Shepherds Arms Hotel

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   285 Tinakor Road, Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
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    3 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Blenheim, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We choose this hotel on an overnight trip to Wellington.It was one of the cheaper hotels we looked at so no grizzles about lack of mod cons.It has character and is rustic, but on our visit, room was clean and tidy and staff very helpful. Re breakfast there is a funky cafe over the road, opens at 9am where we... More 

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Guernsey, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This Shepherds Arms Hotel was a very friendly hotel. A bit shabby in part and could due with an update in decor but for what we paid it was excellent value for money. We had a corner spa bath and queen sized bed in our larger than life bedroom, it was free of noise. Teaand coffee making facilities including a... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On arrival to our room that was booked mths prior we discovered it wasn't like the pictures. We booked a four posted king bed with lounge,large flat screen and spa. We got two singles pushed together an old box tv and no lounge(DID I MENTION WHAT APPEARED TO BE BLOOD ON THE BEDDING) the lovely gentlan said they upgraded their... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

Ignore tripadvisor's star system; -we dont all want roof-top swimming pools . . . . The Shepherds Arms is a historic wooden hotel. It is just on the edge of town (a pleasant walk) in an interesting old part of Wellington. Surrounded by art and antique shops, and just down the road from Wellington's excellent Botanical Gardens. Rooms are small... More 

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Madang, Papua New Guinea
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18 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

I have never lodged in a 19th Century public house but after staying at The Shepherds Arms I feel I've had the experience. This majestic edifice near the government center downtown was a wonderful stopover experience. We had but part of a day to visit Wellington and I think our stay here added to the "old world charm" and gave... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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57 reviews 57 reviews
17 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Was ok for the one night,which was long enough.It was clean but really in desperate need of money to be spent on it,the staff excellent and helpful hence the 3 stars or it would have been a 1 star,its has a damp musty smell and even though clean it appears unclean due to how old it is

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

This is a lovely old historic building and the decor and rooms reflect this - it's a very different experience from most modern hotels that all look the same, so if you're insisting on 21st century decor and every mod con it's probably not for you, but I love it. I've stayed several times, booking at the last minute so... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Kind staff had a meal waiting for us that we had pre-booked as the kitchen was due to close @ our arrival time-9pm. The decor of the accommodation was very,very dated although as clean as it could be. It is situated on a main road so traffic noise is a problem. We booked this as B&B as we had an... More 

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Preston, England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014 via mobile

The staff are very friendly and helpful. The stairways smell a bit musty but the bedroom was fine if a little cramped. The ensuite is very small but functional, the free breakfast is a joke consisting of one cereal and one choice of tinned fruit. Parking was okay but can be an issue.

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Weiden, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

We did enjoy our stay at the Shepherds Arms Hotel very much. The rooms were tidy, for the lower price range on the smaller side, so if you want to spend lots of time in your room you might find it a tad small. All in all the hotel had a good atmosphere. Absolutely conveniently located, it is just a... More 

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Address: 285 Tinakor Road, Wellington, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Greater Wellington > Wellington
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Shepherds Arms Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 243
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