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Wellesley Boutique Hotel

3.5 of 5 Boutique Hotel   |   2-8 Maginnity St | (Central Business District), Wellington 6011, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Guildford, United Kingdom
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60 reviews 60 reviews
18 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We made something of a whistle stop at this hotel - one night only and early ferry out meant we didn't even stop for breakfast. Reception was good and the girl who looked after us was really helpful. The room was a tad dingy - deliberately so I think (atmosphere?), but I didn't find it particularly welcoming. Lack of car... More 

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North Island, NZ
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11 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Stayed 1 night this month after arriving in Wellington from a long haul flight. We appreciated the assistance we received when we arrived and found the room large and the bed comfortable. A great bathroom and a quiet room. While the decor is a bit tired, its not a major concern - it adds to the 'feel' of this hotel.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Old fashioned hospitality in the center of the city. Spacious comfortable room and bathroom, delightful cafe and charming staff.Easy access to waterfront, railway station, shops and excellent bus service to all outlying areas. I was very happy here and made to feel most welcome for the whole two weeks I was there. Look forward to staying again.

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Napier, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

From the first phone call to check out I found the people here truly hospitable. In Wellington for dental surgery, I was very well looked out for and looked after by all staff. Staff were caring without being intrusive and keen to show off this grand old dame of a building. Yes it's a little tired in places but the... More 

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Tauranga, New Zealand
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Our room was beautifully "old World" and the staff were all delightful. I loved the big claw bath. Perhaps a twin room needs two queen beds such as I have found in other parts of the world. A single is okay for a small person but I wouldn't want to sleep in one if I was a large person. The... More 

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Geelong, Australia
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9 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We stayed two nights here and loved the location, close to the waterfront and shops. The reception was most helpful. The room was different - had lots of character. Bed was very comfortable. Bathroom well appointed. Would stay here again.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

I got a reasonable deal (in comparison to other rooms) but I have to agree with other reviewers that it is overdue for an overhaul. I love atmosphere, and age, but not when it comes with peeling wall paper, wholes in doors, and creaking plumbing (I was glad I was sleeping alone, after bathroom trips during the night). I can't... More 

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sandk135nz, Guest Relations Manager at Wellesley Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and for the kind comments about most of your stay. We are somewhat surprised as while we have had very few minor complaints regarding your room, most guests are aware that it is one of our smallest and cheapest rooms and indeed some of our returning guests specifically request it saying it is quiet having... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

We stayed one uncomfortable night at this hotel and that was far too long. The public areas are very nice, but they put us in a room that looked into a dingy pigeon-poop-covered light well. There was a terrible buzzing noise coming from a commercial-sized kitchen fridge compressor in the light well, which they said stops at night. It didn't,... More 

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sandk135nz, Guest Relations Manager at Wellesley Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are sorry you had problems and are pleased you have brought them to our attention. As regards the lightwell pigeon problem this is being resolved with the building owners next door as it has only been a problem since they removed the pigeon protection cover when their building was renovated. They are in the... More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Beautiful hotel. Nicely decorated, clean and all the facilities. The bed was very comfortable and the bath was lovely but I thought the shower was quiet weak. It did get quite noisy at times outside our room.

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Hastings, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Central location, lovely staff, nice room and awesome bathroom. We would definitely go back again to this unique hotel. Older rooms but beautifully furnished. A smidgey on the noisy side with outside garage beeping a warning when cars come in or out.

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Address: 2-8 Maginnity St | (Central Business District), Wellington 6011, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Greater Wellington > Wellington
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Wellesley Boutique Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 13
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Also Known As:
Wellesley Hotel Wellington
Wellesley Boutique Hotel Wellington
Wellesley Wellington
Wellington Wellesley
Hotel Style:
#12 Business Hotel in Wellington
#14 Romantic Hotel in Wellington

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