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Bay Plaza Hotel
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   40 Oriental Parade | PO Box 9470, Wellington 6141, New Zealand   |  
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Ranked #35 of 48 Hotels in Wellington
Wellington, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Best location and price.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2012

Great hotel right where you want to be for wandering along the wharves and round Oriental Parade. Buffet is a good price and delicious and breakfast quite stunning and excellent value.
So central but many rooms have harbour views.You can walk everywhere from here.
I travel a lot, and was very pleased with my own home town bargain.

Room Tip: Ask for a harbour view.
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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with friends
    • 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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Bay Plaza H, General Manager at Bay Plaza Hotel, responded to this review, July 23, 2012
Thanks for your positive comments. Yes we are fortunate to have a fantastic central city location, with everything within walking distance. Great to see you rate the Bay Plaza hotel value for money, we look forward to welcoming you back to Bay Plaza Hotel when you next need to stay in the city.

Regards

Eileen Crowley
General Manager
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2012

Perfect location and excellent price for a weekend break including cooked breakfast.
We stayed on the 9th floor, and had as perfect harbour view. A bit noisy late at night (street noise), but that's the price paid for the location.
Hotel is looking run down, and the rooms could do with updating. This is well reflected in the price though.
Recommended - as long as you don't expect luxury.

Room Tip: As high as possible, but harbour view comes with street noise.
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Bay Plaza H, General Manager at Bay Plaza Hotel, responded to this review, July 17, 2012
Thank you for your positive comments - we appreciate them as they will help other travellers to choose Bay Plaza Hotel when they visit wellington

Regards Eileen Crowley
General Manager
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2012

This hotel is very good value for money and in a good location.
Staff were very friendly.
The rooms are huge but VERY out-dated.
The heater in the room does not have a thermostat. We turned the heater on before we went to sleep and woke up in the middle of the night from the extreme overheating.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bay Plaza H, General Manager at Bay Plaza Hotel, responded to this review, July 17, 2012
Thanks for you positive review - we appreciate the time you took to leave these comments


Regards Eileen Crowley
General Manager
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Blenheim, NZ
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220 reviews 220 reviews
52 hotel reviews
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131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2012

This was the second time we'd stayed here (last time was 3 years ago). We booked through booking.com and got a good price, hoping for a quiet stay at a hotel slightly out of the city centre.

We got a room on the 8th floor with nice view of the harbour. On the positive side the shower was great, and its really easy access to Courtney Place, and we paid for car parking which was easy access from the 2nd floor.

Our room was okay, although it's starting to look a bit worn out. Nothing specifically too bad but it all adds up to needing a rennovation (the 21inch CRT TV is really ancient). The TV reception was shocking as well. Despite our planning, its quite a noisy location (especially during the middle of the night when people are walking home after big nights on the town) - next time we'll try somewhere a bit further out of town.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Bay Plaza H, General Manager at Bay Plaza Hotel, responded to this review, July 17, 2012
I appreciate the comments you left. We are a mid-range - value for money accommodation option in the central city. Your comments have been noted regarding the TV and we are in the process of updating these at the moment

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Auckland, New Zealand
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2012

This hotel is probably in the best location in Wellington and is very good value for money, compared to other Wellington hotels. I stayed there twice, and was impressed by the views and general coziness of the place. However, I was not so impressed when a ring went missing from my jewelry box during my second visit. I get the impression that the hotel has a high turnover of cleaning staff not all of whom are trustworthy. I strongly suggest to secure your valuables when staying at this hotel. This incident definitely put a damper on my stay, and it's the main reason I'm not rating the hotel more highly. It's a shame that the hotel may suffer because of the indiscretion of one of its staff, but they should be more careful.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Bay Plaza H, General Manager at Bay Plaza Hotel, responded to this review, July 17, 2012
Thanks for your comments about the hotel, we appreciate them. I was however disappointed to read your commemts regarding the hotel staff and that items went missing. We have no record of this incident in any of our daily correspondence. I have also spoken with all staff and no staff have any knowledge of the incident you have written about. I would appreciate if you could make contact with me directly as this matter needs to be discussed +64 4 3857799. I do not think it is fair to blame the hotel staff when then problem was never reported or brought to my attention. Furthermore we provide in room safes in all of our guest rooms. Our staff turnover is low and we have a great team whom I believe are both honest and hardworking. I look forward to hearing from you to discuss this further.

Regards Eileen Crowley
General Manager
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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89 reviews 89 reviews
24 hotel reviews
Reviews in 49 cities Reviews in 49 cities
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2012

Our room window faced the side of the hotel and the extractor fan (possibly the kitchen). It was noisy and as if we did not have enough from the rain we had when we were there and on our way down to the South Island.
The room rather small and a bit dated. The TV remote was not working for the old one we had in the room but was replaced very quickly by the staff. The small bedside area was only on one side of the bed and was inadequate to place anything on it.

The hotel had a supermarket nearby and was walking distance to the Te Papa/Waterfront areas.
The food was somewhat different to the other hotels we had been to and the restaurant staff very friendly enough. May be because the tour company use this hotel all the time.
I would only choose this hotel for the location and if choosing on a low budget.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Bishopsteignton
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144 reviews 144 reviews
104 hotel reviews
Reviews in 99 cities Reviews in 99 cities
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2012

The hotel is in a great location and has lovely views of Wellington and the sea. Our room was clean and tidy and had some of the views mentioned earlier. The hotel is a little tired. We enjoyed breakfast and dinner in the restaurant and received good service during our stay. Parking was secure and cost $15 which was fine.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Bay Plaza Hotel

Address: 40 Oriental Parade | PO Box 9470, Wellington 6141, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Greater Wellington > Wellington
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #35 of 48 Hotels in Wellington
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Bay Plaza Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 75
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located on Wellington's exclusive Oriental Parade, the Bay Plaza Hotel is affordable quality accommodation offering harbour and city views in perfect proximity to the Capital's vibrant city centre and superb leisure activities to experience and explore. Te Papa Museum and Courtenay Place 2/5 minutes walk from the hotel. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
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