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Apollo Lodge Motel
4.0 of 5 Motel   |   49 Majoribanks St, Wellington, New Zealand   |  
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Ranked #6 of 48 Hotels in Wellington
Ashburton, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Highly recommended!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

An unexpected gem in the centre of Wellington! We stayed for 2 nights in Jan 2013 with our 2 children. Had a studio with a mezzanine. The room was immaculate: clean, comfortable and everything worked. Linen and towels of good quality, even had electric blankets and heaters. The location is ideal as it is a short walk to Courtney Place, a fantastic New World supermarket, Te Papa and access to buses. Thank you for a great stay - we will be back. Just one con - shower pressure poor, but at least the bathroom was very clean!!

Room Tip: We stayed in number 36, rooms here seemed quiet.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Northampton
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89 reviews 89 reviews
44 hotel reviews
Reviews in 59 cities Reviews in 59 cities
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

We had a good welcome and drove to the room. It was awkward to park outside. If the room next to us had been occupied we would have had to park across the other side of the main road.

The room was large but as it was windy (as usual in Wellington) we had a lot of noise round the large windows at the front of the room. The main curtains were not very dark so if you have difficulty sleeping when a room is not dark (as there are lights outside) then you might have a problem with the room we had.

We were also a bit surprised by the cleaning people clattering outside our room soon after 8 in the morning. It was not an issue for us (as we were already up) but if you wanted a lie-in it might have been difficult given the noise.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2012

Apollo Lodge was very close to restaurants, movie theaters (especially if you planned on being there for any of the Lord of the Rings/Hobbit movie premiers), bars, etc. The room and the bathroom itself had all the basics, was clean and spacious.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Graz, Austria
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183 reviews 183 reviews
49 hotel reviews
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87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

The Wellington Apollo Lodge is located quite convenient in the center of Wellington. While parking is free, it is possible to walk to most of the attractions of the capital. The rooms are large and comfortable. Beds are nice. The rooms are clean. The staff is nice.

Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Brisbane, Australia
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4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2012

This hotel was booked through a 3rd party and we were shown images in a brochure that made the rooms look quite good. However upon arriving we were shown to a room that resembled a dungeon. it was small and pokey with no natural light, television was old, bathroom was also old and outdated.
The owners were extremely unhelpful and very defensive in their attitude.
I would not recoomend this hotel to anybody else.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Napier, New Zealand
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3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2012

Hassle free parking in central Wellington, this is a huge plus. Access friendly, no driving around strange city getting lost or into the wrong lane, even my husband could drive to and from this place. Easy walk to central city, attractions and buses. Would recommend Apollo to anyone, quiet, clean, comfortable,very high standard of accommodation. That is all we want and we will always opt to stay here from now on.

Room Tip: We enjoyed the peace and quiet of refurbished off road rooms.
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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Sydney, Australia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
22 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2012

We stayed in a motel room which we found to be clean, tidy and spacious. The location was fantastic - easy walking distance to the waterfront, Te Papa and Courtney Place.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Apollo Lodge Motel

Address: 49 Majoribanks St, Wellington, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Greater Wellington > Wellington
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
#3 Best Value Hotel in Wellington
#6 Luxury Hotel in Wellington
#9 Family Hotel in Wellington
#12 Romantic Hotel in Wellington
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Apollo Lodge Motel 4*
Number of rooms: 35
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