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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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Ranked #13 of 50 hotels in Wellington
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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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Havelock North, New Zealand
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved the room, with its large european styled clawed bath. Comfy bed and very clean. Great central location and easy to find in the early hours of the morning, with easy entry. LOved it and will use again.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Comfortable hotel within walking distance of Te Papa and good restaurants. It's a mostly renovated former gentleman's club (English variety), but some parts, such as the ceiling above the stairs, still need renovating. Staff were friendly and helpful and we'd definitely stay again.

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Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014 via mobile

Friendly staff, interesting rooms and a reasonable price. The hotel shares the building with the Masonic Lodge and the rooms are named after previous members. Wasn't aware of this when booking only advised when I was being shown to my room.

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

Thank you for reviewing our Hotel. The building is perfect for a Freemasons Lodge Room to be built within it. Having Freemasons using that room should in no way affect the service and comfort of Guests. We thought it an interesting idea to personalise the rooms with names rather than just numbers. Our new web site should be up and... More

Feilding, New Zealand
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

I loved the character of this hotel, beautiful staircase which you can look down from at the top and see the piano player at the bottom of the spiral. I got a great photo of that. It was a bit on the tired side with the decorating, some ripped wallpaper in my room and a hole in the roof going... More

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

We are extremely happy that you had a good overnight stay at our Hotel. We are very proud of the building and it's Heritage status. We are sorry about the alarm clock. We have now asked the housekeeping staff to check each day so that should not happen again unless by choice. We look forward to you coming again and... More

Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

I booked this hotel for a friend of mine visiting from the UK. He was taking the Northern Explorer railway from Auckland to Wellington and needed a place a place to stay for two nights before flying back to Auckland. Apparently, I chose the best combination for him as he had nothing but positive things to say about the railway... More

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

Your friend was very lucky to have you organise the accommodation for him. It sounds as though he enjoyed his stay. Thank you for your very kind and positive review. It does encourage us to do our best to give guests a great stay whether on holiday or business. Regards, Kathleen Guest Relations More

Sydney, Australia
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

This hidden gem is close to the city and harbour with plenty of restaurants and attractions close by. The room was very spacious and the bathroom was huge and modern even with its claw foot bath. The hotel exudes charm and character whilst accommodating everything a traveler would expect in a modern city hotel. Loved the staircase, the oak paneling... More

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

Thank you for your positive and kind review. Our staff endeavour to make sure our guests have an enjoyable stay. We are proud of our Heritage Hotel and it's features and would certainly welcome you and your wife back sometime in the future. We have great weekend specials. Regards, Kathleen Guest Relations More

Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

had an excellent stay at this great old-school style hotel. style more like a rod and gun store. very comfortable rooms, beds, bathroom - all upgraded beautifully. Staff very welcoming and friendly, an excellent cooked breakfast and very good coffee. highly recommended and convenient for work in the centre.

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

Thank you for such a nice review. We will pass on to the staff your comments as I know they endeavor to look after our guests. They also enjoy working in such a lovely building. We hope you can return to stay in the future. Kathleen Brooker Guest Relations More

Christchurch, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

A great place to stay in the heart of the capital, warm friendly staff, good breakfast Parking out front in the public car park on the roadside was ok for my meeting mid morning, late check in was also ok

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

We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. That you for your charming comments. We look forward to having you stay again in the future. Kathleen Brooker Guest Relations More

Raleigh, North Carolina
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87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

Sure, there are plenty of hotels in Wellington, but why go for just another chain or modern style when you can experience the charms of the Wellesley? My husband and I absolutely adored our stay. The staff were truly exceptional; in particular one evening after arriving back from dinner, we began conversing with the lovely night manager, which then turned... More

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

Thank you for taking the time to write a review for our Hotel. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and found our staff so good. Our aim is to provide excellent service and ensure that our guests have a memorable stay as you obviously have. We are proud of our Heritage building and love to share it with... More

Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

I'm not such a fan of new and modern for hotels, much prefer old style or quirky. I was delighted to find the Wellesley in the heart of Wellington. This historic building, now a hotel with less than 20 rooms, has worked hard to maintain it's heritage character, from the black and white foyer floor to the old style lift.... More

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

Thank you for writing such a glowing review of our hotel. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay and found that the staff looked after you. We are proud of our Heritage building and are more than happy to share it with guests who appreciate the "Old World" charm of it. Kathleen Brooker Guest Relations More

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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*
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#11 Romantic Hotel in Wellington #13 Business Hotel in Wellington
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Built in 1922 the Hotel is a category one Heritage building. It has 13 bedrooms each unique in character with generous bathrooms. It is nestled in central Wellington handy to the waterfront, railway station and ferries, government centre, parliament, the courts, business district, cable car, Kirkcaldies and Lambton Quay shopping and the stadium. All are within easy walking distance. Te Papa 20 minutes walk, Courtenay Place 30 minutes walk. The Hotel does not have it's own parking but there is parking available. Parking is free outside from 6:00pm to 8:00am Monday to Thursday and after 8:00pm Friday all weekend. Personal service and attention to detail is a priority and our "1815 Cafe and Bar" is open from 7am for breakfast, lunch, morning and afternoon teas and as a house bar. Coffee is a speciality. Spoil yourself with a stay at Wellington's finest Boutique Hotel. ... more   less 
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