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“Great location” 4 of 5 stars
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Boulcott Suites
5.0 of 5 Specialty Hotel   |   5 O'Reily Ave | (just behind St. Mary's Church), Wellington, New Zealand   |  
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Melbourne Australia
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10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
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“Great location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013

Stayed at the Boulcott Suites for 7 nights in April. We on the 8th floor and in a two bedroom apartment (3 adults and 1 child) over looking the church. The Apartments are in a great location easy to walk to the whole of the city, buses basically at your door to take you anywhere you might like to go and walking distance to the waterfront. We arrived after midnight and at first getting in was a bit tricky but soon realised what we need to do and in we went without any bother.

Reception staff very helpful and pleasant.

Kitchen was only stocked for four so you wouldn't want to invite anyone over as there wouldn't be enough glasses, spoons, forks etc.

Our apartment was very clean and we didn't realise that after 3 nights the apartment was cleaned and beds remade.

Single beds in second bedroom are very narrow so if you are used to a bigger bed this may not be to your liking.

Overall not a bad place to stay.

Negative no Wi-Fi unless you pay for it - funny you can walk out into the street and get Wellington CBD free Wi-Fi!

Room Tip: Ask for a room up high and on the Church side.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Omicron III
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

We rented a 2 br apartment as we have 2 kids. The apts are behind the hotel section and the design logic appears to have been to maximise the number of apts without any regard to aesthetics or liveabilty. We got apartment 29. 1 step from our back door were the waste bins for the complex. The view from our front French window was of a plain gray concrete wall of another apartment 1.5 m away.... So all in all not a terrific ambience. The walls are thin, so will enjoy your neighbour's musical and other tastes to the fullest. The fit out is fairly comprehensive but all just a little cheap, so we popped 4 light bulbs and 2 wines glasses in 4 days, the dishwasher did not function properly etc etc. on the other hand it was central which suited us, and not particularly expensive, although I think you could do better for the price if you look around.

Room Tip: The suites are separate so I can't comment on these. If you want an apt better specify that you...
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

Very disappointed. The stay itself was fine, in fact quite good, but the treatment after was horrible. We had used a little confetti in a pass the parcel game and some got on the floor. We were then charged $160 because this apparently couldn't be sucked up their vacuum cleaner. My vacuum at home worked fine to suck it up so I have a feeling they need to buy new vacuum cleaners.... Not to mention the fact they tried to charge us even more for marking a couch which we supposedly slept on (we all slept in beds, they claimed we had sheets on the couch) only later to be told it was a different apartment and they had us mixed up. Be sure to add to the rental fee because it seems they try to look for additional charges long after you have left (took FIVE DAYS after we checked out for them to contact about this). The apartments themselves are fairly nice though...

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 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
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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BoulcottSuites, Front Office Manager at Boulcott Suites, responded to this review, April 24, 2013
Thank you for your feedback, We try our best to ensure that all of our guests have a enjoyable stay and take advantage of our large accommodatons while here in Wellington, while also promoting our "no party" policy. We feel prehaps that the Boulcott Suites was not the best choice for your group on this occasion, as this was the focus of your group during your stay. We will always strive to ensure that all of our guests enjoy their stay at the Boulcot Suites, however we are not designed for parites and I apologise that this was not made clear to you
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Wellington, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

Stayed here whilst at a conference in Wellington. Stayed in a town house which was just fantastic. Everything was clean and beautifully presented, we were very impressed. Staff were lovely and helpful and you are very central. Will be back!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Wellington, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

I stayed at the Boulcott Suites with my cousin at the end of 2012 as a treat and it was great.
The Suites are in a fabulous location (I actually live in the Wellington region so I know the city well). It is close to the best shopping spots, great restaurants and much more. The Suites are self-catering for the most part but there's lots of good options nearby. We also paid for breakfast both days and it was well worth it - yummy muesli, yoghurt, big toast and juice. Delicious!
The Suites themselves are gorgeous. We felt like we were in a luxury hotel. The place was absolutely spotless with modern amenities. Lovely kitchen, lounge, bedrooms & bathrooms. Can't fault it! We also had a gorgeous view over part of the city. It's close to Cuba Mall, Manners St, Willis St, Lambton Quay & Courtenay Place. Location, location, location!!
While it is a little pricey staying here, the facilities are fabulous and it's definitely worth the price. I hope to stay again as a treat sometime!
I didn't need to liaise with the staff much other than checking in and checking out, but they were lovely, friendly and professional.
There is a secure car park which is a little tricky to get into but it's worth it considering how hard it is to get secure parking right in the city.
Definitely recommend the Boulcott Suites to everyone :)

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Auckland, New Zealand
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8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

The Boulcott Suites were in a great location and although right in the city, noise was minimal. Great size for 4 people, with clean rooms. Only thing lacking which you would expect from a 5 star is free wifi and parking, we had to pay $25 a day.

Room Tip: We stayed in a 2 bedroom townhouse which was great for 2 couples.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

The suites are roomy and comfortable and very centrally located. For an extra fee there is an adjacent car park available which is very convenient.

I realise that serviced apartments are supposed to be self contained. Boulcott Suites have a reception area, however the folks there are definitely not customer focused.

We asked for restaurant recommendations near by twice, and were told on both occasions 'we don't really know, but there are lots'. I asked for a map and was told try had run out.

Next I asked about Internet connection and was quoted $45 for I Gb per day, only to find out the next day that $45 was for one Gb period!

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Boulcott Suites

Address: 5 O'Reily Ave | (just behind St. Mary's Church), Wellington, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Greater Wellington > Wellington
Amenities:
Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 50 Specialty Lodging in Wellington
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Boulcott Suites 5*
Number of rooms: 54
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Centrally located off Boulcott Street, Boulcott Suites is a unique new complex featuring a hotel style, all suite facility, adjacent to a series of executive townhouses. Our suites and townhouses have been designed & furnished in true executive style. Boulcott Suites is ideal for guests looking for quality and space. We offer great options to families, groups or individuals wanting to sharing an apartment. Extra facilities include: VIP suites available /15 mins free WIFI access in reception area /For families we have Toy boxes, Wii Games Console and DVD's for hire/ On site car parking - costs apply (height restriction of 2.1 metres) ... more   less 
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