Our two bedroom, one bathroom suite was land side, in the new part of the hotel, overlooking a crossroads, a car showroom and low enough in the building to hear the noise, albeit not much, from the road. The bathroom was more like an en-suite to one of the bedrooms with an extra door at the other end. The kitchen area was functional but lacked any spare cutlery or crockery even having only two tea spoons for four of us.
The room had a coffee maker but no pods were available to purchase and the milk steamer had been disabled, so what was it's purpose in being there? The fridge was stuffed with drinks that would be tempting to drink but were there for you to buy, leaving little room for any provisions you may want to put in for your dinners etc. The price list for all these was well hidden and included, when found, condoms!
Early in our two night stay I mentioned that two lights did not work, including that for the kitchen area. No one had bothered to mend these by the time we had left.
There is only one comfortable chair in the "living area" and that is the end of a chaise long that has a back rest (for one) with two additional stools only one of which had a decidedly hollow interior. This is not suitable accommodation for four people.
Whilst there is free internet access in the lobby, it's availability and speed is questionable. We managed to resort to accessing the occasional Internet access in our room through cbdfree although this was also not available for longer than 30 minutes at a time.
The lobby area is quite and quirky to say the least with random items of artwork scattered around the area which will not be to everybody's taste.
On the plus side, the breakfast room had good views over the harbour and the food was as you would expect from a buffet breakfast in a hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Chris Parkin's Museum Art Hotel is New Zealand's most distinctive design hotel. Privately owned and operated, it boasts a comprehensive collection of New Zealand contemporary art, putting in it in the worlds top ten of this genre. Located on Wellington's jewel like waterfront, opposite Te Papa, the hotel is comprised of 164 rooms, suites and apartments, New Zealand's leading French restaurant; Hippopotamus, as well as a pool and gymnasium. *The Museum Art Hotel pool, spa, gym and sauna will be undergoing a major refurbishment during February and March 2015. ... more less
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