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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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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
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  • Service
    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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Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Lovely unique boutique hotel located in Wellington heritage district, with superb ensuite rooms with TV, phone, minibar, quality towels, dressing gowns and slippers, that are furnished differently & have an individual names. so much better than staying at a large hotel chain. The hotel is within short walking distance to the Wellington's waterfront, main shopping district and goverment centre. Whilist... More

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

You feel like a member of an old elite club when staying in this hotel. You are met by an extremely friendly staff, and are given a room with beautiful interior from the "old days". You feel privileged all the time of your stay there!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

wow what a find excellent hotel superb rooms with very friendly staff receptionist was really helpful.good location all rooms are furnished differently & also have an individual name. so much better than staying at a large hotel chain.quality towels etc free wifi! also have conference facilities only 13 rooms so a really boutique hotel! a wake up call for the... More

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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have stayed here often in the past and love it because each room is furnished in a different style and decor. So different from the modern hotels where each room is the same as the next. Although affected by the regulations following the Christchurch earthquake we never felt unsafe there. Beatrice on the front desk was charming and from... 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 . We are delighted you had an enjoyable stay and thank you for your kind comments and especially your compliments regarding Beatrice. All our staff maintain that standard. With regard to the toiietries and the chocolates and biscuits. Unfortunately the competitive pricing of accommodation in Wellington has forced us to... More

Christchurch, New Zealand
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Without doubt the biggest attraction to this charming little hotel was the staff, they were simply outstanding. The young ladies on reception were incredibly welcoming and thoughtful, this made a huge change from the larger, just a number hotels that I usually stay at in Wellington. A good location for the business end of Wellington, a little bit of a... More

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

Thank you for taking the time to review our Hotel. We truly appreciate your compliments to our staff. It is most gratifying to know that our efforts are so much appreciated by our guests. With regard to the WiFi we are currently renewing our contract incorporating all of your requests. It is great to have the need for this confirmed.... More

Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Charming Heritage boutique hotel in great location in Wellington. Minutes walk to shopping, waterfront, museum and restaurants..in a quiet street. Friendly , helpful staff. Rooms tastefully furnished and fantastic staircase or quaint elevator to rooms.

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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 really appreciate all your kind comments especially the "quietness" of your stay. For the last five years our neighbour has been undergoing significant building improvements which inevitably have disturbed our guests from time to time. These thank goodness are now completed and we are once again... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My mum and I stayed for a night at the Wellesley. It was a perfect location for either business or shopping (that was us!) and the staff, room and food were impeccable. Good value and highly recommended!

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

Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay and look forward to hosting you again in the future if you come to Wellington. It is really nice to have confirmed that our efforts are appreciated. Regards Kathleen Brooker Guest Relations More

Havelock North, New Zealand
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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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Thank you for taking the time to write a review for our hotel. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay and appreciate your kind and positive comments. We look forward to having you stay with us again in the future. Regards Kathleen Brooker Guest Relations More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

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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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 pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and appreciate your kind comments. The hotel is a Category One Heritage building and we have an ongoing programme of maintenance, improvement and restoration. Unfortunately the stairwell ceiling is a huge cost mainly because of health and safety... More

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

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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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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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