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Newcastle, Australia
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51 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Always great to stay here when I get to Wellington, and the inclusion of the amazing massage from Dean is fantastic. The Cottage is walking distance to most attractions, or you just rest up in the privacy of the Cottage. Lots of great restaurants close by and some fabulous bars too. Looking forward to my next stay guys.

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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Exactly as advertised, great attention to detail, carpark is a bonus. The key lock is easy but the code easy to crack. Hope Jeff changes it regularly. The electric bed was just great, the biscuits and other small welcome gestures made us feel welcome.

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jeffanddean, Owner at City Cottages, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. I didn't realise we had a code cracker staying! A new door code is provided to each guest by email before their stay. We choose codes which are easy to remember but also ensures that the cottage is secure. The cottages have been operating with this system for more than 6 years - and so far... More 

Queenstown
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fantastic location with lots of amazing restaurants nearby. It was a great location for Wellington on a plate and Beervana. Perfect for a couple. Owners very easy to deal with. Clean and tidy with everything you need. Thank you for having us!

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jeffanddean, Owner at City Cottages, responded to this review

We are really happy that you had a great stay to experience the great food and drink that Wellington offers. More 

Dunedin, New Zealand
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was great accommodation. It was very clean and tidy and in a fantastic location if you want to explore the restaurants on Cuba street and central Wellington. They were really accommodating towards us. Would definitely stay there again.

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jeffanddean, Owner at City Cottages, responded to this review

Thanks for staying with us. The cottages are in a great location with lots of eating options close-by. More 

Renwick, New Zealand
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2016

Great style and feel in a brilliant location. There are not many places right downtown Wellington that you can wake up to the view of kowhai, cabbage trees and tuis. Upper Cuba is going crazy with new places and City Cottages provides an oasis of serenity while being right in the middle of it all.

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jeffanddean, Owner at City Cottages, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. Upper Cuba Street is a buzzy part of town and we love having a little oasis with native trees (Kowhai and Cabbage Trees) and native song birds (Tui) in our garden. More 

Napier, New Zealand
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2016

My second stay at a city cottage a warm comfortable spot,warm within minutes with the new heat pump, As usual our little house was spotless and nicely presented. A huge plus is the location and to be able to park your car in view is such a plus. Easy to get in and out of with the main motorway running... More 

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jeffanddean, Owner at City Cottages, responded to this review

Thanks for staying with us again Anne. Isn't the new heat pump great! Keeps things cozy in winter and will keep things cool in summer. More 

London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2016

Perfect location, lots of great restaurants within walking distance. Perfect for me and two children visiting for 'Disney on Ice' Excellent to have wifi and free parking. Futon was comfortable to sleep on but difficult to return to seating which I needed to do. Everything we needed to feel at home.

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jeffanddean, Owner at City Cottages, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. The futon is tricky to return to seating position - hopefully you found the instructions. More 

Gisborne Region, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2016

A fabulous property, very well presented and wonderfully close to all the activities that we wanted to enjoy. Perfect for couples, business or a small family. Hosts were amazing and even put us in contact with a wonderful babysitter. Would recommend this accommodation and we would definitely stay here again!

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jeffanddean, Owner at City Cottages, responded to this review

Thanks for your lovely review. Georgia, our sons girlfriend, did the babysitting and will be thrilled with your feedback. More 

Morrinsville
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2016

we stayed in 7 Tonks Grove restored it tags - cosy, but full kitchen and separate queen bedroom. We were able to sleep our 2 young teens on the sofa bed and a single foldaway which was very comfortable. Thank you to staff who arranged this as an extra. Location was perfect - 10mins walk to te Papa and quayside... More 

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jeffanddean, Owner at City Cottages, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. We now have the rollaway bed listed as an extra that can be booked through our website! More 

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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2016

Great place to stay, located in one of the most fun streets down town. Lots to see around and just a couple of days were definitely not enough. The apartment was just beautiful, the bed was very comfortable and the place nicely warm even though we had minus 2 outside, rain and local wind of course. Everything worked perfectly, nice... More 

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jeffanddean, Owner at City Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for the review. We installed a new heat pump air-conditioning system this year which means each cottage has it's own fully controllable heating and cooling system. Great to hear it is being appreciated on wintery nights. More 

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Two heritage cottages built in 1880 and fully renovated 2010. Each cottage sleeps up two 4 guests (total 8) and comes with a carpark and wireless internet. Located in vibrant Cuba Quarter, within a few minutes walk of most Wellington attractions. Combine with nearby City Townhouse and City Bed and Breakfast to sleep a total of 18 people! ... more   less 

Additional Information about City Cottages

Address: 5 - 7 Tonks Grove | Cuba Quarter, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Greater Wellington > Wellington
Price Range: $131 - $216 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — City Cottages 4*
Number of rooms: 4
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