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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 #16 of 50 hotels in Wellington
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Daytona Beach, Florida
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52 reviews 52 reviews
17 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A short drive from the ferry led us to this hotel. Although booking.com states there is no parking at the hotel there is a public parking garage just across the street and on street parking is free from 1800-0800. The staff were very pleasant and helpful. The room is spacious and well restored. We had a ceiling about 15 feet... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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58 reviews 58 reviews
51 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A very quick stopover inbetween a late arrival of the Northern Explorer into Wellington and catching the ferry the following morning. Our room, 'Budd', was a lovely sanctuary - flowery china teacups, heritage room with gorgeous ceiling corniche, vintage furnishings and a traditional black/white tiled bathroom with claw bath, separate shower, two washbasins and full range of toiletries. The interior... More

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hawaii
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32 reviews 32 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed three nights and had a fabulous time. The staff is very friendly and helpful. We had a great room with this incredible high ceiling. We had fun with the old time elevator. The location is terrific - close to the bus/rail station and cable car.

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sandk135nz, Owner at Wellesley Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your excellent review. Your comments are much appreciated. We are glad you found the staff so helpful and friendly and taht you enjoyed your stay. we look forward to you staying again if you return to Wellington. More

Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Sheyah greeted us at reception. A complete DOLL of a woman, very helpful and effervescent about Wellington. JD Dallas, a very knowledgeable worldly articulate man. I felt like I was in an episode of Downton Abbey in a very good way. Lots of history to the building, comfortable rooms, personable staff. Great location. Not much on external views, but who... More

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sandk135nz, Owner at Wellesley Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Barbara Thank you for your review. It is very reassuring to hear that our staff have looked after you well. Your description re Downton Abbey is very apt. The Hotel prides itself on it,s history and Heritage. Glad you were comfortable and found the location good. More

Ardee, Ireland
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What a fabulous hotel. We stayed there last June while travelling around NZ on our honeymoon. We originally booked for 1 night but liked it so much we stayed an extra day. The old world charm and period features are something that simply cannot be recreated in a new hotel and this place has bucketloads of both. The staff at... More

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sandk135nz, Owner at Wellesley Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are pleased you have appreciated and commented on so kindly what we have gone to great lengths to establish and maintain. More

Petaluma, Californiagal
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This used to be a Masons building: rooms are extra quiet; can't even hear other guests in the hallways! We thought we were the only ones. VERY friendly staff! Gorgeous room. Staff were exceptional - the front desk woman spent literally an hour on the phone trying to help us when our ferry reservation as messed up. They DO charge... More

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sandk135nz, Owner at Wellesley Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We appreciate your comments. In 1922 the hotel was originally a gentleman's club. Some 22 years ago it was converted to a hotel. Five years ago a group of Freemasons purchased 74% of the building. 26% was retained by the Wellesley Club. Agreement was reached with that Club to build... More

York
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74 reviews 74 reviews
28 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Wellesley is just a stroll from the Railway Station and the Bluebridge ferry terminal (and there is a shuttle bus from the Interislander Terminal to the Railway Station). It is pretty quiet (not so much when renovation works next door were in full swing) but very convenient to the shops, the cable car, Te Papa, the waterfront and so... More

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sandk135nz, Owner at Wellesley Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We value your comments and are glad you enjoyed your stay. Thankfully the building next door is nearing completion so the noise will no longer be an issue. We are currently planning improvements to breakfast. We look forward to your next stay. More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Famous old gent’s club now hotel, heavy dark stained timber redolent of glory days passed, celebrated restaurant & chef, central city location close to amenities sounded just the ticket – and it was all of that until you noticed the cables, poorly fitted vents, bar and restaurant that weren’t….. We tried to check in as we arrived in the city... More

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sandk135nz, Owner at Wellesley Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We value your comments and are determined to rectify the problems you encountered during your stay. As a 13 room hotel we cannot afford the luxury of a 24/7 reception; the desk is staffed from 7am until 8pm daily ( 8am until 7pm weekends). Receptionists carry out all guest services... More

Prince George, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The history of this hotel is interesting. Spectacular historic touches. Unfortunately, the building needs a large amount of repairs, is not staffed 24 hours (and when I needed staff, the reception I received sometimes felt like I was bothering them...), and wildly overpriced for what it offers. Gorgeous bathrooms. Clean room. Quite a bit of garbage on the balcony outside... More

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sandk135nz, Owner at Wellesley Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

nk you for your review. We have noted your comments and are determined to improve things. As a 13 room hotel we cannot afford the luxury of a 24/7 reception desk but it is staffed from 7am until 8pm daily ( 8am until 7pm weekends). These staff have to carry out all guest services to sometimes the reception desk is... More

Round Rock, Texas, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our stay at the Wellington was delightful. We called several days before our arrival to extend our stay. We were told that there was a possibility we would have to change rooms after our first night to get the upgraded rooms we had originally requested. This actually was the case, but the staff was very accommodating and moved all our... More

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sandk135nz, Owner at Wellesley Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

REPLIES TO HOTEL REVIEWS WELLINGTON CLASSIC Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. Thank you for the positive comments. It is very encouraging. We have recently changed management and and hope to provide even better service than in the past. We are experiencing some transition difficulties which we are determined to surmount. Your feedback and help is... More

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Additional Information about Wellesley Boutique Hotel

Also Known As:
Wellesley Hotel Wellington
Wellesley Boutique Hotel Wellington
Wellesley Wellington
Wellington Wellesley
Address: 2-8 Maginnity St | (Central Business District), Wellington 6011, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Wellington
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Romantic Hotel in Wellington
#15 Family Hotel in Wellington
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Wellesley Boutique Hotel 3.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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