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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 #14 of 48 Hotels in Wellington
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
segedin59 Waitakere, Auckland, New Zealand
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Waitakere, Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at the Wellesley Boutique Hotel last year for a brief few days away to spend time with our daughter who lives in Wellington. The Wellesley Boutique Hotel is an old gentleman's club built in 1932 but was exceedingly comfortable. We loved the ambience of the place… it was much nicer than staying in a shiny marble five star... More 

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Windsor, California
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived on Christmas Eve and were let in by the night manager who was very accommodating. I expected something different with "boutique" in the hotel name. The property was built in 1932 as a gentleman's club and doesn't appear to have been updated much. The toilet didn't flush and the lights went out while we were out for 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 write a review. Glad you found the staff welcoming when you arrived. The definition of a "Boutique Hotel " is that it has a small number of rooms which are usually individually styled and decorated. This describes our hotel as it has 13 rooms each decorated differently. We believe this adds to the... More 

London, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
17 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We got a good deal and so stayed for the night to take the ferry crossing. The room was good (perhaps a little dark), generous portions of tea/coffee in the room, nice antique style bathroom. Free wifi (nice for hotels who usually want to charge you). If you arrive after 4 pm, you can pay for 2 hours parking directly... More 

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

Thank you for your very encouraging review especially about the parking. Cities are notorious for parking problems so we are lucky in that we have parking as described. There is also parking that can be arranged in a building nearby. We agree with you about our location being very near the ferry, other transport and many attractions. We hope you... More 

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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Don't stay here if you are after a bright, shiny five star experience because you will be disappointed. If you love older hotels with bags of character then this is your kind of place. We stayed in 301 which was a deluxe room. It really was huge and had a view of the harbour plus a wonderful bathroom with a... More 

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18 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We got to this hotel in a January afternoon and unfortunately there was no staff to help us with the luggage. After checking in we were shown to a room that was ok but not what we expected when you describe yourself as a boutique...look at the pictures of the rooms in tripadvisor and you will understand what I mean.... More 

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

Thank you for staying with us. You are entirely correct. Twenty years ago the building was the Wellesley Club. They have ceased operations but have yet to depart their part of the building. The hotel (except for the accommodation was "closed" between December 23rd and January 5th operating with a reduced staff and supplying guests with a free continental breakfast.... More 

Paris, France
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Staff were on slow pace. They weren't too helpful and everything was on go slow mode. Faded glory. Shame as it has do much potential!! The rooms were dark but comfortable. Air conditioning in my son's room didn't work. Bathrooms were clean and functional! Overall experience was just up to expectations.

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

Thank you for staying with us. The hotel (except for the accommodation was "closed" between December 23rd and January 5th operating with a reduced staff and supplying guests with a free continental breakfast. We are sorry that you were not greeted properly and apologise for this. We are a "listed" Heritage Building with 13 rooms. While we are constrained we... More 

Guildford, United Kingdom
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70 reviews 70 reviews
23 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

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

Thank you for choosing hotel for your "quick" stay and are pleased you were made welcome by our reception staff. Plans are in place for renovations to our 13 rooms over the next year. We are a "listed" Heritage Building" and as such are somewhat limited to what we can do but hope that if you return it will not... More 

North Island, NZ
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 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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sandk135nz, Guest Relations Manager at Wellesley Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We appreciate your kind remarks and are glad you were well looked attended to after your long flight. We have plans for renovations of our 13 rooms and hope if you return in the future they will still look charming. Regards Kathleen Brooker Guest Relations 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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sandk135nz, Guest Relations Manager at Wellesley Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your excellent review and your kind remarks. We appreciate your comments and are glad you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to welcoming you again in the future. Regards Kathleen Brooker More 

Napier, New Zealand
1 review
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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sandk135nz, Guest Relations Manager at Wellesley Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and kind comments. We trust your dental surgery was successful. We certainly look forward to your staying with us again in the future. Regards 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*
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
#15 Romantic Hotel in Wellington

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