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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 50 hotels in Wellington
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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25 reviews 25 reviews
22 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The old wooden pub has had a makeover and the rooms and service were great. The food and atmosphere in the bar and restaurant were excellent. The staff were friendly and made me feel very welcome. I will stay here again if in Wellington in the future.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
13 reviews 13 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Had to write this after reading some of the earlier reviews. I have stayed at The Shepherds Arms about 8 times over the last year and will continue to stay there on my regular visits. Sure, it's not 5 stars, but, it represents excellent value! The room is always clean and warm when I check in. Sure, the desk is... More

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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46 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

I had a meeting with a govt department - quite by coincidence this was about the closest possible hotel to my meeting, even though I didn't know it at the time I booked. Location possibly wouldn't work for everyone - it is in Tinakori Village, behind Parliament. No staff at reception but it was simple to go into the bar... More

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South Bend, IN
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25 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

The hotel is hard to find, especially at night, as there is no lighted signage. The parking was difficult as the spaces are taken up by those going to the pub The pub was fine as was the food. However, the hotel room left something to be desired. While the bed was comfortable, the furnishings were dated. The hotel portion... More

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New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

we arrived to find building covered in scaffolding with exterior painting nearly complete. About time. stayed here june 2013 returned june 2014. hotel requires upgrade and better room cleaning-although we did walk in to a warm heated room. bar and food awesome. Has so much potential!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

All I can hear is the rugby going on in the bar right below my room. No one at the check in office and all dark and closed off. Close and handy location but dated and I won't be staying again I usually like to write nice reviews but sorry hotel u won't be getting one. The pics aren't like... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

brilliant location next to botanical gardens,room was in building next to pub,it was quiet, clean spacious and great parking....a bus ride to city centre.$2.00. great for couples ,trendy area of Wellington.

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Brisbane, Australia
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9 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

we had a great time during our 2 day stay, this place was easy to find after we turned of the freeway , we checked in and was shown straight to the room , a little gem ,the king suite , a very spacious big room , , The king suite is away from the pub , above a vacant... More

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Fenton, Missouri
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52 reviews 52 reviews
12 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

We booked two nights at the Shepherds Arms Hotel (the only stay for more than one night on our two-week trip) because it was reasonably priced and had a good location based on the things we wanted to do in Wellington. Unfortunately, some of the complaints that we chose to ignore on this site were very true. No one manning... More

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Invercargill, Southland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Believing that one should not necessarily be governed by others opinions, we booked for one nights stay {in transit} at the Shepherds Arms, 285, TINAKORI Road, Wellington...Quaint, old fashioned, no service were some of the complaints we read..We agree on the observation re the reception desk, no-one in attendance so had to fetch a barman...OK, we did that, we were... 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*
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The Shepherds Arms Hotel & Speight's Ale House is a Boutique Hotel offering a warm and friendly stay in Wellingtons oldest historical village. Close to all Ferries, Train Station, Botanic Gardens, Parliament, Katherine Mansfield House, Cable Car and Wellingtons vibrant night life. A full restaurant and Bar is available downstairs offering great Kiwi hospitality with fantastic meals and the best range of quality NZ Beers. Free car parking, internet, laundry is also available. We look forward to seeing you soon. ... more   less 
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