My wife and I stayed here in February for three nights. Very reasonably priced for what we got. Spacious and very clean accommodation. We had a room on the ground floor which consisted of a bedroom with separate living area, kitchenette with cooking facilities, microwave, toaster and fridge. Large flat screen TV, sofa and table & chairs in living area. Wifi available at a cost.
The area was lovely and peaceful and an ideal location. Next door to Takapu Road railway station and only a 12 minute train ride into Wellington - trains run every 30 minutes. Ample free parking.
Beautiful garden area with tables and benches and a fabulous bucket tree.
Supermarket is a 2 minute drive away. Tawa is a five minute drive away where there are a few takeaways, shops and cafes. There is a great fish & chip shop there but can't remember the name of it.
Owners, Lynn & Murray, were friendly and extremely helpful and gave us some really useful advice on places to stay and visit on the south island. Our ferry to the south island was mid afternoon and they let us have a late checkout. Nothing was too much trouble for them.
Wellington is a nice city. Funicular and botanical gardens are a must.
Loved staying here and would definitely do so again if we ever get to go back to New Zealand. Will definitely recommend to friends.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Unique boutique Motor Inn, personally owned and managed by Murray & Lynn for 17 years. Set in a beautiful park setting with extensive lawns and historic trees, The Lodge takes its name from the "Tree" known as the Bucket Tree which has been a local landmark for over 150 years. Accommodation at the lodge, which is only 12 minutes from the center of Wellington City, includes Bed & Breakfast, or accommodation only for singles, couples and large families. The Lodge also offers a Functions Center for Weddings, Family occasions and Conferences. Parking is Free and there is a suburban commuter train to the city every 30 minutes. The Lodge offers self contained Studio Suites and self Catering Motels and Family Apartments. Situated just off State Highway One, it is a convenient stopover when catching the Cook Strait Ferry, to or from the South Island. ... more less