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“Reception closed after 17:00 hours at weekends” 2 of 5 stars
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Aitken on Mulgrave
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   7 Aitken St | Thordon, Wellington, New Zealand   |  
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Ranked #41 of 48 Hotels in Wellington
Hunstanton, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
12 hotel reviews
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“Reception closed after 17:00 hours at weekends”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2012

Average room but the price reflects this. The window looked out onto a wall about 3 foot away, otherwise a hotel in a very central location for the ferries, shops and train. It is essential that travellers are aware that reception closes (and is unmanned) after 5pm on Saturday and Sunday. You may then find it difficult to pick up your key!! They will send you an email telling you this on the day you arrive, but if like us, you are travelling and are an i-diot (i don't internet on travel) without an i-phone, you may find this unhelpful.

The hotel is well situated, reasonably priced, the front desk unhelpful and the room views non existing.

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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 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
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Hastings, New Zealand
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62 reviews 62 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2012

Situated in the Government sector just next to the Ministry of Justice. Close to rail and bus terminals and only a short walk from the CBD. Very comfortable apartment with all the mod cons.

  • Stayed April 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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Hastings, New Zealand
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112 reviews 112 reviews
28 hotel reviews
Reviews in 36 cities Reviews in 36 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2012

We had two great nights at Aitken on Mulgrave, our room was on the corner of the building and had windows facing both streets. Our room was smallish, and didn't have easy chairs, but well appointed kitchen, good TV and adequate bathroom. Limited reception over the Easter weekend, but the room was serviced on Saturday. Quiet at night, with Subway and Vanilla Cafe downstairs and The Backbencher and Thistle Inn just around the corner. Only a short walk to the bus station and a $2 bus fare along to Courtney Place - absolutely ideal. One of the better places we've stayed in Wellington.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Paihia, New Zealand
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6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2012

Travel often from Sydney to Wellington on business and find this property convenient to all companies,government departments and transportation that is needed.
Its all I want and even has full kitchen and laundry with a Supermarket only a block away.
Generally reception will contact you before hand as to checking arrangments if arriving after 8pm otherwise best to call property if you havent received intructions.
Incidentally also stayed here before for a World Cup match and its only 5 minutes walking to the Westpac Stadium.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Brancaster Staithe, United Kingdom
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26 hotel reviews
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2012

Rooms itself not too bad and convenient for railway station. However, arrived at 1705 to see receptionist just leaving. Were told that as we had not checked in by 1700, they sent us an email about an hour before to give us access instructions, on the basis that "everyone checks their email on iphone these days". Obviously we are not the type of people that class themselves as so important that they think the world will stop revolving if they don't instantly access their emails when on holiday. Grudgingly then given keys. No towels in room, had to call for help. Very hot with limited window opening, and one of teh two rooms had a view of a blank wall. Not impressed!

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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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3 hotel reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2012 via mobile

Perfectly functional for a short stay. Our room small but there are better sized rooms. Only problem we found was when arriving out of hours the access wasn't straightforward.

  • Stayed February 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2012 via mobile

Stayed for one night between arriving on the Overlander from Auckland and taking the next morning's Interislander. Arrived on a Sunday and the reception is closed, so they leave you keys and instructions in a lockbox (they even send you a reminder for the procedure the day before). Once I actually saw the lockbox it was rather straightforward. Room is decent sized, with kitchen, all very clean and quiet. Didn't hear any other guests and no noise from the street, so very restful sleep. There is also a cafe and Subway right next door. Would definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed February 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 7 Aitken St | Thordon, Wellington, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Greater Wellington > Wellington
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #41 of 48 Hotels in Wellington
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Aitken on Mulgrave 3*
Number of rooms: 48
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