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“Very small, ok for a short stay”

Monvie Central Serviced Apartments
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Monvie Central Serviced Apartments
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“Very small, ok for a short stay”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 4, 2012

My partner and I stayed here for one night recently. The location is very good, although the alleyway down to Courtney Place does feel a little unsafe late at night. The room we were in was very basic however. While it had all the facilities you would expect it was very small, barely room for the bed and the table. It didn't have a balcony, or windows that opened, and the view was out onto the other apartment residents balconies, giving it a very claustrophobic feel.

We felt it was a bit expensive for what it was, but the location did allow us to make the most of our short stay. We would probably look for somewhere else next time however.

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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Wellington, New Zealand
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2011

The only plus is the location near restaurants etc. Penthouse studio was run-down, stained carpets, little space, poor tv reception, no local info - as another reviewer notes it felt like student accommodation! As someone who travels alot 2 wellington, I truly suggest you pay an extra $20 or so and book a different hotel- the city has much better options.

  • Stayed December 2011
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Greytown, New Zealand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2011

Stayed here for 3 nights , wednesday to friday. Was going to book on wotif but when i rang to enquire i was given a better rate by the owner/manager. I thought this was great service but turned out that we were given a room with no balcony, view so would have rather paid the extra.

Room had great facilities, full kitchen and dishwasher, washing machine and nice clean, fresh bathroom. Only negative was that there was no hair dryer. The small TV only had 4 channels and remote didnt work Bed had a bad squeak also. Very small room but cosey.

The room we were given was right next to the lift so we also had alot of noise from this as the lift beeps when the door opens. Also for those who dont know there is no reception at this place.

Overall a good place to stay short term which is very very close to courtney place ( 100m ). Clean and tidy. Apart from a few negatives would stay there again for the right price.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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New Zealand
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 8, 2011

Was there for a funeral - left my cleanser, shampoo& conditioner in the shower...emailed within hours of checking out to organsie to get it sent. Cleaner found only an empty botle of shampoo... which they "threw out" and the cleanser (very expensive) has disappeared. Grrr... am angry. Would not stay again.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled with family
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Auckland, New Zealand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2010

My husband and I booked a studio apartment on Wotif.com at short notice. All we needed was basic accommodation near public transport and Monvie met our needs.
The apartment has basic features including small balaconie, a kitchen and bathroom.
Its location (just off Courtney Place) is fantasic for accessing public transport, bars & restuarants. You could walk to most inner city sights from here.
I would recommend Monvie for short stays where travellers are looking for basic accommodation in a great location.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2010

We just spent a week at Monvie Central Serviced Apartments. We had come into town so that I could have a C-section and so it was a bit of a harrowing time. Lois was incredibly helpful and always answered all of our questions. These serviced apartments are in good shape, located right in the CBD and in the middle of it all. While I was in the hospital our good friend took our daughter all around town easily via bus and walking. The bus stop is just about right outside the front door. It was perfectly situated for me to walk home from an appointment near the waterfront without any stress. Wellington is a notoriously expensive city, but because Monvie offers apartments without internet, they keep their rates affordable.

So, if you'd like to really concentrate on Wellington, get away from the internet for a while, although I must say there is an internet cafe downstairs and you can purchase other internet access plans through an internet cafe system that has spots all over town, Monvie is a great spot. The only down side we found was that the doors slam a bit, but it was certainly something that we could handle, especially with so many other plusses. If you're an extremely light sleeper, then be sure to bring your ear plugs, otherwise, it's not a big deal. My children never woke up because of it so it wasn't Earth shattering sound wise. Not only would we recommend it to others, we'd stay there again ourselves. We'd like to thank Lois for being such a huge help to us during our stay. Looking forward to going back, this time for pure pleasure.

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled on business
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2010

Excellent apartment. Stayed at the "sunny penthouse", and it was extremely sunny! Highly recommend Monvie if you have a couple of days in Wellington. I really like self-serviced places, and this was excellent. Good bed, very well located to Courtney St and downtown Wellington, and decent kitchen / tv / facilities etc.

If that's not enough, was there when the Christchurch earthquake hit and the Monvie apartment building rocked back and forth - very good earthquake proofing, but hopefully you don't need it (yes i know wellington and christchurch are far away, i was surprised by the rolling bed at 4:30am too!)

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled on business
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Property: Monvie Central Serviced Apartments
Address: 15 Holland Street | Courtenay Quarter, Wellington 6001, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Greater Wellington > Wellington
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Ranked #27 of 47 Specialty Lodging in Wellington
Number of rooms: 5
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