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“Penthouse problems” 4 of 5 stars
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Distinction Wellington, Century City Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   70 Tory St | Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand (Formerly Grand Mercure Wellington Century City Apartments)   |  
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Ranked #26 of 48 Hotels in Wellington
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Penthouse problems”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

My three girlfriends and I stayed here a couple of weekends ago in one of the penthouse suites which was very nice except for the really smelly fridge, it looked clean but honestly the smell that came out everytime you opened the door was nasty. And the other thing was the lack of seating, the suite slept 4 people but the only seating in the place was a 1& 2 seater leather lounge suite... not even a table and chairs or bar stools for around the kitchen bench. And as we checked out we handed in our key cards at reception as you would only to realise that we needed them to exit the car parking building...alittle heads up on that one would have been nice and saved us some embarassment. All in all a nice place though, handy to town, easy to find and well priced.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Tony A, Manager at Distinction Wellington, Century City Hotel, responded to this review, June 15, 2014
Thank you for your comments Keri K

Housekeeping have been through all the Penthouse fridges to ensure they are smelling fresh. I have had a word to our reception staff about checking that guests with cars have their key with them for departure.

Sounds like you had a good weekend. We are perfectly placed for Wellingtons entertainment district.

Look forward to having you with us again.
Regards
Tony
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Hastings, New Zealand
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Huge lounge room, with separate bathroom/ bedroom. Views not great, but could see hills and cant expect too much, inner city. Rooms clean and comfortable bed. Quiet, as on 3rd floor. Maybe recently refurbished, as everything appeared new? A better room than our previous stay.

Room Tip: Get a higher level room, in case of street noise.
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014 via mobile

I am currently staying at this hotel. I have barely slept as it is so noisey. I'm normally a very heavy sleeper but due to some random buzzing sound in the room and the thiness of the walls and glass I havnt slept since I arrived. The carpets are filthy, there is dirty black finger marks on the walls and door frames, and I have found a hair in the bath and on the facecloth. The room is meant to have a city view but all I see is a building. I'm very disappointed (and tired) I won't be recommending this hotel to anyone.

  • Stayed May 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Tony A, Manager at Distinction Wellington, Century City Hotel, responded to this review, May 21, 2014
Thank you for your comments on your stay. I have followed up with our Housekeeping Department with regards to your comments. Please feel free to email us via www.distinctionwellington.co.nz with the room number so we can follow up that buzzing sound. The city can be a noisy place, for those that like it nice and quiet we recommend our court yard rooms. While these do not have a view they are very quiet.
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

We arrived here late at night after a scary ferry crossing we were tired and just wanted to get to our room! We were met by a lovely young girl at reception whom made sure we had everything we needed! She gave us a later checking out time and also free wifi which we were very grateful of! We only wish we had been staying for longer! The room was spacious and well equipped.

  • Stayed April 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

Right in the middle of the city. We were coming in from Auckland for one night and arrived at 10 in the morning. They let us check in early which we were so grateful for. Really helpful front desk and well appointed clean rooms. Beds were comfortable too.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

I stayed here during the first week of december for a period of 2 weeks. I really like this palce of stay as teh rooms are strategically positioned facing teh ocean view. All the kitchen utensils are provided for apersont o cook and there is a weekly service provided by the Hotel. It is quiet close to busy Courtney place of wellignton and walkable distance from teh Sunday market.Overall good palce tos tay in Wellington

Room Tip: choose the top floor room. it has a good scenic view of Waterfront
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Geelong, Victoria, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

This hotel was great location, with plenty of eateries close by . Found the staff to be very pleasant and helpful. We had studio apartment which had very nice views of mountain, city and tiny bit of the ocean. Room was clean and nice enough. However, found it very difficult to sleep well at night due to what I assume was central heating way too hot? We kept window open all night which made it noisy of course, slept with no blanket and in the end no pyjamas in order to just make it sort of cool enough to sleep!! The weather was cold and windy and yet we were boiling in our room . If it wasn't for this I would recommend but I wouldn't go back there again as didn't get a good night sleep whole time we were there (4 nights). The only other slight criticism was the shower was over a rather high bath that didn't worry/matter to us but if you handicapped or elderly could be a bit of problem.

Room Tip: we were on 8th floor and had good view, but not sure if they all do ??
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Distinction Wellington, Century City Hotel

Address: 70 Tory St | Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand (Formerly Grand Mercure Wellington Century City Apartments)
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Greater Wellington > Wellington
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#14 Business Hotel in Wellington
#17 Luxury Hotel in Wellington
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Distinction Wellington, Century City Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 89
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Distinction Wellington Century City Hotel provides the ideal Wellington accommodation base for business or leisure, in a vibrant location in the heart of all the action. On the doorstep of key Wellington attractions including Te Papa Museum, Distinction Wellington Century City Hotel's 89 guest rooms range from impeccably designed studios, to luxurious penthouse suites. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Grand Mercure Wellington Century City Apartments Hotel Wellington

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