First of all, the location is excellent - you don't need a car to go around as most of the city's attractions are within walking distance like Te Papa museum, the waterfront and shopping haven in Cuba street (great place for vintage). The roads can get a lil confusing (to me) but somehow it such a delight walking without a map, examining the great architecture of Wellington. Mark (the host) is the right person to ask about this ;)
The room is clean, modern and minimalist, with small bedside table and working desk to put our laptop and stuff, the bed and LCD tv. Luckily we packed light, so the room setup is not much of a problem...although tip-toeing to shower is a bit of a challenge and somehow gives me a flashback of hostels.
Ohh...the breakfast, the food!!! Its just a wonderful treat to start your day. No doubt a lot of visitors here just love the food here. Wholesome, homemade and yummy... :)
Warm and friendly hosts, great food, clean and modern room (regardless of bathroom setup). All in all, it was a lovely stay for a short trip.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Gourmet Stay is a cool little boutique hotel, especially designed to provide excellent accommodation for the discerning budget conscious traveller. Gourmet stay is a comfortable, modern design with soft tones and is warm and inviting and friendly. At Gourmet stay we unashamedly promote Wellington as the culinary capital of New Zealand and support our thriving local artisan producers and suppliers. We have our own coffee bar and deli on the ground floor where you can enjoy breakfast. Lunch items are available to enjoy in house or to take with you as you explore the city. Our desire is to offer food that is locally sourced, nutritious and delicious. We are also able to recommend our favourite bars and restaurants. You will love the convenience of staying in our vibrant location in the heart of all the action. Gourmet Stay is located in Frederick Street, a quiet side street in the centre of Wellington city. There is no need for a car here! It is a 5 minute walk to the entertainment and theatre district of Courtenay Place . We do have several off street car parks available if you require parking.Courtenay Place is also home to a diverse range of excellent restaurants and bars. The lovely waterfront with its many promenades is only 5 minutes away. We are approximately 15 minutes by car to the airport. About 2 kms north of Gourmet Stay is the Railway Station from which a train service to Auckland departs and the station is also the hub for the suburban transport network. We are about 3.0 kilometres from the Interislander Ferry terminal. Ferries leave from here to take you to the South Island. ... more less
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