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Shepherds Arms Hotel

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   285 Tinakor Road, Wellington, New Zealand
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Ranked #28 of 48 Hotels in Wellington
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
Mark A Westcott, United Kingdom
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Westcott, United Kingdom
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66 reviews 66 reviews
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4 of 5 stars NEW

Located in the lovely village like suberb on Tinakori Road this historic pub / hotel has not changed a great deal since we first stayed here many years before. It's rooms are basic but we found them to be clean. The breakfast arrangements were baffling but after we questioned it we got ours served in the lovely bar. It is... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A historic hotel undergoing significant renovation. The new bar opened on our last night there - great pub meal. Rooms were old but clean and a good size. Great bathroom. Only complaint was the room was quite hot - could do with a larger fan or air conditioning. Complimentary breakfast of cereal and fruit. Great value. Walking distance into town... More 

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Maunaloa, Hawaii
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had 2 rooms. Room #11 is at the back of the hotel away from the noise. It was a very large room with a large bathroom and jetted spa tub. Room #5 was not so great. A much smaller room, overlooking the street so it was noisy. Another reason for the noise was because of the connecting door to... More 

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Blenheim, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 January 22, 2015

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 January 9, 2015

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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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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73 reviews 73 reviews
18 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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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20 helpful votes 20 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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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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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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