Jane's motto is "comfort without the fuss" which is what this place is about. She's not constantly on your shoulder asking what can make your stay better, but is happy to give advice and recommendations if asked. Our room was comfortable with the Kiwi-requisite electric blankets on the bed and tea and coffee making facilities in the room. Sherry, wine, and beer (and cookies, which my husband raved about) are always out and available and the classic Kiwi buffet breakfast is supplemented by bacon and eggs cooked to order AT WHATEVER TIME YOU WANT! I loved the books scattered everywhere and felt a little guilty about reading from my e-reader while there. And, it's been said, but yes, the bedside lights are actually designed to read. Yes, it's up a hill and a bit of a walk from City Centre, but this is Wellington and if you want to stay somewhere with a personal touch rather than a big hotel, you will be a bit out of the way. Still, it's an easy walk to Te Papa and the waterfront and the bus does stop across the street to head toward Parliament and other areas of the city a bit further away. Costs of accommodations in Wellington are higher than in much of New Zealand, so don't be put off by the price tag.
We stayed int he Katherine Mansfield room which has an en-suite and is located at the back of the ho...
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