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Wellesley Boutique Hotel

2-8 Maginnity St | (Central Business District), Wellington 6011, New Zealand
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Ranked #17 of 48 Hotels in Wellington
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We stayed 2 nights mid week at this lovely hotel. The room was large, ornate, and equipped with a claw foot bath. It was central to everything and the front desk personnel were polite and helpful. The hotel has the feel of an old world gentleman's club and in fact that is part of its history. Taxidermy figures large in... More 

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Kassel
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Wellesley hotel is located in a lovely house and has an otherworldly charme. The carpets, the high ceilings, the roosm, everything warps you back in time. And I mean this absolutely positive. We loved ther stay at the Wellesley and were also very happy to discover the quality of the restaurant during the first evening and the first breakfast.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Upon arrival at the hotel, we were greeted by the friendly staff who showed us all our rooms. One highlight of the hotel would definitely be the lift. One of the oldest that u get to ride around and it serves one level at a time. Definitely worth a try. The rooms were huge with huge toilets and our own... More 

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Helensville, New Zealand
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9 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My first experience of the Wellesley Boutique Hotel certainly won't be the last. From the warm, friendly welcome on a blustery evening to the generous sized room and comfortable bed, I was very happy with the decision to stay here. We enjoyed an evening drink and snack in the 1815 bar, then I was back there for breakfast at 7am.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

After three nights in a ridges suite we upgraded for half the price to this ninetieth centurary gem. It's in the down town business centre of Wellington in a quiet street. Close to boutiques and shopping city centre. A short stroll to the foreshore restaurants and their wonderful museum and the cable car. It began its life for over 100... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Unfortunately we were here for only one night -- waiting for the Picton Ferry. As I understand it this hotel was originally a gentleman's club with a Masonic connection. The result was very interesting, the rooms were all individual with very high ceilings 5+ mtrs and original wooden panelling but the facilities were very good and our room was very... More 

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Featherston, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

A friend booked this hotel on our behalf and I was not sure where we were going. This was a beautiful building. We were greeted with a very polite receptionist who promptly checked us in and showed us to our room. We then enjoyed a coffee in the cafe downstairs. Perfectly situated in the centre of town, close to everything... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 via mobile

Love the location near to the railway but relatively quiet. Rooms good. Great claw foot bath. Bed comfortable. Relaxing. Some maintenance required but still enjoyed the heritage character of the place

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9498sarahm, Director of Sales at Wellesley Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Hi John D Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay with us, and found it quiet and relaxing. We're very proud of our beautiful old heritage building, and are currently working through a programme of maintenance and upgrading the building and its facilities. We hope to see you again when you're... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Our room and bathroom were spacious but showing signs of age. The breakfast area was bleak and uninviting with the bar closing at 8 in the evening. The complementary breakfast offered on the first morning was probably the worst we had in 2 months in New Zealand. We were told the kitchen was closed due to holidays! The exterior is... More 

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9498sarahm, Director of Sales at Wellesley Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Mike Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. I'm sorry you found our breakfast area bleak and uninviting, and the complimentary breakfast not to your liking. We have revised our Continental Breakfast Buffet menu since your stay with us, and now are pleased to be able to offer our weekend in-house guests: House crafted Muesli Poached... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

We spend just one night but enough to enjoy this hotel boutique. The location is quite good. The room comfortable with a nice and renewed bathroom. The breakfast could have a little more variety but fair. Kind staff

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9498sarahm, Director of Sales at Wellesley Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Betty Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel, and we're glad you enjoyed your stay with us. We are proud of our guest rooms and beautiful bathrooms with clawfoot baths and generous shower facilities. We have reviewed our breakfast menus since your stay, and we are pleased to offer our in-house guests more options, in addition... More 

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