I do not think that Wellington has really done its best to provide good high class accommodation. I have stayed at many hotels in Wellington and find most of them lacking. Only 5 star hotels ( who rates them? ) are the intercontinental and the Duxton.
The intercontinental rooms seem to vary in terms of quality and size and rarely have a view that is worth talking about.
The Duxton has great views, great location but tired and boring rooms.
Why should guests have to pay for Club floor when all rooms in a hotel declaring itself to be 5 star should be at that level of comfort anyway?
Just my twopence worth:)