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“True B&B” 5 of 5 stars
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Finnimore House
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2 Dransfield St., Wellington 6002, New Zealand   |  
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Ranked #7 of 51 Wellington B&B and Inns
Nelson, Nelson, New Zealand
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17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“True B&B”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2012

What a lovely place, a true Victorian-style bed & breakfast both in design and service. Two big guest rooms, one filled with books, the other with light. Huge breakfast cooked to order. Everything clean as clean. The best part was Willie, your host, a sweet man with a warming Irish brogue who will help you in every way he can. He shuttled me into town, sent me in the right direction for the various activities I sought, acted as concierge. A nice walk into town if you have 20-30 min, or a quick $15 taxi ride. Wonderful experience all in all.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Swansea UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2011

Willie and Kathleen are a delightful, friendly couple who obviously enjoy the company of their guests. The bedrooms are large and airy. The breakfast will set you up for the day. We stayed there before and after our visit to South Island. Even the cat is very friendly !
Alan Thomas, Glanaman, Wales.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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Melbourne, Australia
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7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2011

Had the most delightful stay in this beautiful family home, rich with culture and charm. Willie & Kathleen are the most delightful, helpful and superb hosts you could wish for. If you are looking for a warm and friendly home from home (complete with the friendly house cat Bilbo) very close to all the attractions of Wellington, you can do no better.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Savannah, Georgia
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6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2011

This was my first visit to New Zealand. The folks at Finnimore House immediately made me feel welcome and it was quite similar to feeling at home. I really appreciated the interaction with them. I did not feel "here it is contact us if you want anything". Casual conversation enabled me to really get to know NZ. They were most helpful with refining my trip through the rest of New Zealand. Both are excellent ambassadors for New Zealand. I rate them to be the highest I could rate.

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  • Stayed May 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2011

Willie & Kathleen Ryan made us so welcome that, over the 17 nights we stayed there, we almost felt part of the family. It's not a hotel, it's a small B&B with a shared bathroom for the two huge downstairs bedrooms, a shared lounge and dining room. It's an old (1920s style) house on a hill with some lovely art Deco aspects. There's no TV, radio, telephone or mini-bar in the bedroom but we'd happily stay there again for the comfort, the relaxed atmosphere and Willie's marvellous hospitality and breakfasts.
There was tea & coffee making in the bedroom (top up the milk jug from the kitchen fridge as needed), we had our own front door key, there was ample parking and areas to sit out in to enjoy the morning or evening sunshine.
Bilbo the cat was as friendly and well-behaved as a cat could be.
The location suited us, being half-way between the city and where our relatives were living.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Address: 2 Dransfield St., Wellington 6002, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Greater Wellington > Wellington
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Ranked #7 of 51 B&Bs / Inns in Wellington
Number of rooms: 2

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