We stayed here for a couple of nights in the apartment/residential block behind the hotel building. I understand that sometime in the past this particular part of the hotel was moved (on wheels & at great expense) from its original location on the other side of Cable Street where it had mistakenly been originally located.
We were accommodated on the sixth floor, which is about as low as you can get to still get a harbour view, which we paid for. The top floor rooms are presumably for long-stayers.
The rooms are good with all amenities except complimentary wifi - why on earth can a hotel provide an expresso machine, washer/drier, microwave, etc., etc., and yet not run to an in-tariff wireless router???? I object to paying for in-room internet access in this day and age - it's cynical and uncompetitive of the hotel to charge for what has become an everyday utility. "Free" wifi service in the lobby was worth every penny (ie: pretty poor).
And I agree with previous reviewers that applying a 3% surcharge for paying by credit card is unnecessary and totally guest-unfriendly, but I've seen this elsewhere in NZ unfortunately.
There is some art work displayed around the hotel, generally quite innocuous, except the MV Agustas, which I personally like the look of. The hotel is a bit idiosyncratic and with reasonable service levels but without particular charm unfortunately.
The concierge guys were few and far between but very helpful nevertheless when you found one.
The bar was good, but we didn't stay to dine at the Hippopotamus restaurant although our friends did and reported positively, plus that it wasn't as expensive as anticipated.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Immerse yourself in a fascinating fusion of high and low-brow art as you explore the creative depths of one of New Zealand's most eccentric art collections set in the country's Coolest Little Capital. QT Museum Wellington is both a backdrop and an active muse. This hotel is where those in the know come to create and hunt for a taste of the avant-garde, all while indulging in their most creative selves. Sitting harbourside in the heart of Wellington's cultural hub this creative haven and design driven hotel indulges you in cool luxury, including acclaimed French inspired dining at Hippopotamus. Art, design, curiosities and a dash of the absurd - QT Museum Wellington. ... more less
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