It was dark when we arrived for our one night stay on our journey though north and south islands and pretty quiet at the Bucket Tree which is accessed through a public car park and situated right next to the train track. We stayed in a first floor end room which rattled alarmingly whenever a train went past - which seemed like every half hour or so from about 6am with the odd overnight freight train passing by too. Room was ok - clean but uninspiring however had all usual bits and bobs including iron & microwave.
- 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