We were staying for 3 days in Wellington and I was looking for cheap accommodation with minimal fuss with our baggage.
The free shuttle to and from the airport was excellent. It meant that we had no trouble getting to and from the hotel. One objective met.
It was cheap for Wellington at $119 per night for a double - we had a balcony studio. The room was clean, the bed was comfortable and the shower room was very nice. The owner provided milk throughout our stay and was quite helpful. The other staff were friendly and helpful. Our room had limited kitchen facilities - OK for breakfast but not much more.
Being by the airport was no problem and although we had a bit of a journey into town, that wasn't a problem as we were expecting that - reasonable trade off for no hassle with the baggage. It cost $12 single but you could buy a Star Pass for $20 which gave free bus travel around Wellington for the day as well as reducing the total cost to and from the motel.
BUT, it was so cramped and small with almost no storage. The only storage (apart from the kitchen units) was a single bedside unit with a single drawer and no wardrobe space. Our coats were hung on a hook behind the door and we lived out of the suitcase for all three days. As well as the compact kitchen units with fridge alongside the bed - 2 ft away - there was a small breakfast bar unit (3 to 4 ft long) with stools. Apart from a normal sized double bed and a space just large enough for our (large) suitcase that was it. It was just too small and I would not consider returning unless it was for a single night stopover and that is the only basis upon which I could recommend it.
There were also a couple of minor problems - one with the kettle where the lid was a bit iffy and the other with a window where one of the two catches was broken.
- Also Known As:
- Airport Hotel Kilbirnie
- Airport Hotel
- Airport Motel Wellington
- Airport Hotel Wellington
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Conference Space and Long term Car Storage Available description = Wellingtons BEST VALUE and NEWEST Airport Motel Closest Motel to Wellington Airport "The Airport Motel" offers a Top Beach front Location with stunning views across Cook Strait. Spend some time exploring Wellingtons Newest Mega Shopping Center and Cafe's located just across the road or Just take some time to Relax and Enjoy the Magnificent Views from one of our Luxurious Double Spa Bath Units. *** FREE AIRPORT SHUTTLE SERVICE (7:30am till 2:00am) *** ... more less
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