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The Cambridge Hotel

2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   28 Cambridge Terrace, Wellington, New Zealand
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Wellington, New Zealand
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 hotel reviews
289 helpful votes 289 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I use the Cambridge regularly and have always enjoyed my stay. The hotel is old but is clean and comfortable. It can get a bit noisy but not that much that you wont get a good sleep. The rooms are clean; the linen and towels are always fresh and clean to. I will keep going back because it is great... More

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MightyCambridge, Front Office Manager at The Cambridge Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We look forward to seeing you again Kindest regards, Josie Accommodation Manager More

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In a neat old building. I liked having a sink in the room, along with a water heater and instant coffee, tea, etc. and a fridge! However, I think there was something wrong with the window, (our fault for not reporting it at the time, but we didn't notice 'til it was quite late, and we were exhausted). The bed... More

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Nelson, New Zealand
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just a quick stay to watch Indoor Cricket nationals. Basic cheap room in centre of town. Close to all the night life of Courtney Place, but far enough removed to enjoy a good nights sleep. Character historic three storey Hotel. Good service and friendly staff.

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MightyCambridge, Front Office Manager at The Cambridge Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! Hope to see you again in the future Kindest regards Josie More

Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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42 reviews 42 reviews
7 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed over a weekend with members of my family and we enjoyed the facilities, the atmosphere and the staff. on a cold and wintery weekend the Cambridge hotel gave us an excellent taste of Wellington's inner city history, while allowing us to see the modern too. The hotel rooms have been doneup, and were most acceptable. The bistro, come dining... More

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MightyCambridge, Front Office Manager at The Cambridge Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you Bevan, it was a pleasure having yourself and family here. Look forward to seeing you again All the best Josie Cambridge Hotel More

Tokyo, Japan
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Overall this is a great place to stay in Wellington. It's a beautiful old hotel all nicely restored, but still maintains its original feel with all the ornate old woodwork. The rooms are fine, and the sink in each room is a nice compromise between a hotel room with a bathroom and a hostel room without running water. The location... More

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MightyCambridge, Front Office Manager at The Cambridge Hotel, responded to this review

Hi there, Thank you for your review! We appreciate you taking your time to do so. We have reported the WIFI issue to our provider, they have advised there could have been an error and that it has been fixed. MAC computers work well on our WIFI, but we will ensure this is all monitored . Thank you for making... More

Brisbane, Australia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On arrival the staff were very welcoming and the location was fantastic right in the centre of a buzzing city. The room was reasonable but not the type to spend long hours in and there was a shared bathroom on the floor, however, it was built and maintained as if it was to be used by royalty which quickly dismissed... More

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MightyCambridge, Front Office Manager at The Cambridge Hotel, responded to this review

Hello there! Thank you for your wonderful review, i have posted it up for our lovely staff to see. We look forward to having you here again! Kindest regards Josie Cambridge Hotel More

Brisbane, Australia
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Service was fine, room clean and tidy,but have to say the hotel clerk who was on duty the night i stayed was a far from satisfactory face of the Cambridge..when i arrived he checked my booking presented me with my key,when i pulled out cash to pay for my room(a very reasonable $58) he said don't worry fix me up... More

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MightyCambridge, Front Office Manager at The Cambridge Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your feedback. First of all I would like to apologise for the inconvenience that has occurred during your stay, this is not normal procedure for us here at the Cambridge Hotel. Credit cards are given for security purposes while our guests are here and deleted 24 hours after they have departed.I have checked with our... More

Los Angeles, California
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

The rooms were decent and the bathroom was okay. More importantly, the kitchen was very small and filthy as a result of being overcrowded. Management responded by making you check out dishes, cutlery, and food labels at reception for a $10 deposit. This was an unnecessary pain on guests, and there were still dirty dishes everywhere. If the facilities were... More

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MightyCambridge, Front Office Manager at The Cambridge Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, thank you for your review. We value any comments made by our customers. I am sorry to hear you did not enjoy your stay as much as you should have. We unfortunately have had some people not cleaning their dishes. We do supply everything but cutlery and crockery within our kitchen, this is to ensure it is kept... More

Siena, Toscana, Italy
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64 reviews 64 reviews
12 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Good location for central Wellington. The staff was friendly, and the place was clean enough, but common spaces like the shared kitchen could have been cleaner. It has a pub atmosphere, so if that's your thing you'll love it (cheap drinks at the bar, lively night scene) but if you are wanting to have a good night's sleep bring ear... More

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timaru
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

stayed at the Cambridge for the weekend rugby,if you want good pub atmosphere with tidy rooms at a good price then this is the place,great discount on drinks great bar,and amazing staff from desk to service,its always a pleasure to stay there. looking forward to going back.

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Thank you for your great review! We look forward to seeing you again Cambridge Team More

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Address: 28 Cambridge Terrace, Wellington, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Greater Wellington > Wellington
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Hotel Class:2.5 star — The Cambridge Hotel 2.5*
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Beautiful heritage building.Immensely popular for our value accommodation and our central location in the heart of the city. From traditional rooms upstairs, to state of the art backpacker facilities.Come, join us in the bar for a free kiwi BBQ every Wednesday,or our fab menus with breaky starting from only $3 for eggs on toast! ... more   less 
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