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QT Museum Wellington
Ranked #6 of 47 Hotels in Wellington
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed June 12, 2009

The best part of the hotel is the plush, artistic and very unconventional decor of the lobby and common areas of the hotel - very appealing with lots of great artwork worth looking at.

The restaurant is also very good for dinner - though a bit on the pricey side. Breakfast tends to be very conventional, mainstream English. Again, in my opinion this is also a bit overpriced for what you get. If you like a healthy choice, then there's a token muesli bowl, but you can get some nice freshly squeezed orange juice (you guessed it - at an extra charge)

Now the rooms can be a real hit or miss - we usually stay here for company policy, and subjecto to availability we can get an upgrade to the suites in the residential wing. These are really wonderfully furnished. Very spacious, clean, elegant - we feel great staying on those.

But if you have bad luck, then you may be put up in a so-called Classic Room, which are a real disappointment. The size is very small, the bathroom tends to have broken fixtures, and it's all rather claustrophobic with often no view but into the dead-end hotel courtyard. The funny thing is you get both types of rooms for the same price, which makes the Classic Room a real rip-off.

The overall location is great, next door to the Museum (though once you've seen it, it doesn't offer much else inspiring for adult!), and great dining out choices at night. Our facourites: Sweet Mother's Kitchen on Courtenay Place (gobsmacking Louisiana food, that we end up eating there each time we are in Wellie) and Chow (fabulous innovative south-east Asian food).

Stayed: June 2009, traveled on business
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Reviewed June 1, 2009

Stayed in a room on first floor. Good size but furnishings tired & a little grubby. Hallway on first floor noticeably underventilated/stuffy. Lobby nice with very stylish art.

Wouldn't stay again. We stayed at the Copthorne hotel a few steps away in Oriental Bay a couple of months ago and it is a bit more expensive for a harbour view room but very much better as to standard of room.

  • Stayed: June 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 24, 2009

Check in was good, free internet in loby always avaiable, room was good clean, bathroom was a bit tired but plently of hot water and towels.
Great location walking distance to attractions and resturants.
Hotel staff were friendly and helpful.
Would have been even better had it not rained every day (but that wasnt the hotels fault)

  • Stayed: May 2009, traveled as a couple
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Thank curlyauckland
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Reviewed May 20, 2009

We stayed for two nights in a room overlooking the water/Te Papa. The room was spacious, the bed huge and luxurious, and the bathroom spotless.

Check-in was a bit slow, but apart from that the service was great.

The location is excellent - across the road from Te Papa (Museum of New Zealand) and within walking distance to shopping and restaurant areas, as well as a great supermarket.

  • Stayed: January 2007, traveled on business
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Reviewed May 10, 2009

My wife and I went to Wellington for the Impressionists' Exhibition at Te Papa and wanted to be close because so we could visit the exhibition several times during our four day stay. The location was perfect. But we'd read mixed reviews on TripAdvisor, and were curious to see for ourselves. We were not disappointed.

We stayed in a second floor Harbour Suite. It was spacious, well appointed, had a huge balcony where my wife could smoke and we got no noise from the busy road outside. The staff were attentive, helpful and professional. The only problem was that wireless connectivity in the room was weak and inconsistent. I had to use the free guest computers in the lobby for emails.

The biggest surprise was the restaurant. It was not only the best hotel restaurant we've ever encountered, it was one of the best restaurants we've ever had the pleasure of dining in anywhere. Bravo!!!

  • Stayed: March 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 8, 2009

Very good apartment Hotel that punches above it's weight. Lovely decor around the hotel, artwork, mirrors, drapes everywhere. The staff were first class, the room was clean, bright and had all the mod-cons. Breakfast, lap pool and gym were of a good standard but didn't have the wow factor that the rest of the hotel had. The location is great, just across from the Musuem, around the corner from Courtney Place and Foodtown down the road. There are cooking facilities in the apartments. All in All a very pleasant place to stay and would put it in the top three or four hotels in Wellington.

  • Stayed: May 2009, traveled with family
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Thank taieri50
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Reviewed May 7, 2009

We recently stayed 3 nights in a Harbour View Room at the Museum Hotel.Our first night was spent in a room on the 2nd floor and although recently refurbished the springs in the settee had seen better days and the harbour view was minimal.We asked if it was possible to move to a room on a higher level and transferred to the 4th floor. The staff were most helpful and moved our belongings while we were out. Our mistake was that we didn't check the room beforehand as we'd envisaged that we'd be moving to a room of the same standard.

Room 441 has some serious maintenance issues which I brought to the Duty Manager's attention after a couple of days.

Broken safety catch on the door.
Light out in the bathroom.
No filter in coffee plunger.
All hinges out of alignment in the fridge / coffee making cupboard so door cannot close
properly.
Kickboard of unit cracked and chipboard swollen.
Carpet at base of fridge stained.
Carpet at entrance to balcony badly water damaged (near black in colour)
Skirting boards in corner also had water damage.
Hole in wall where curtain hook was missing.
Balcony walls painted black
Pot plant containers empty
Cigarette butts in ashtray container
Outdoor furniture not arranged
Chair broken with missing slat lying on the floor
Grout in tiles mouldy and in need of good pressure clean.

This presented an extremely bleak outlook from the bed and whilst the view was pleasant one had to stand at the window and forget the balcony even existed.

We were offerred a city view room in the new section of the hotel which we accepted.
A complimentary bottle of NZ champagne, 4 chocolates in an envelope and a tube of Nutrimetics Handcream were delivered as a gesture of goodwill.I'll refrain from commenting further!!!

We were booked in for 5 nights and wait listed for the 6th but the overall experience was so disappointing that we elected to vacate earlier.

The tariff charged for this room is unfair and the hotel has an obligation to let patrons know that the room is in need of an upgade.

  • Stayed: April 2009, traveled as a couple
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Thank LauraQld
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Additional Information about QT Museum Wellington

Address: 90 Cable Street | Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Greater Wellington > Wellington
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Spa Hotel in Wellington
#6 Luxury Hotel in Wellington
#7 Business Hotel in Wellington
#8 Romantic Hotel in Wellington
Price Range: $155 - $284 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — QT Museum Wellington 5*
Number of rooms: 163
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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