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CityLife Wellington
Ranked #9 of 46 Hotels in Wellington
Certificate of Excellence
Timaru, New Zealand
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28 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Sheer Luxury”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 7, 2012

Plush quiet room at a hotel that opens to downtown Lampton Quay.
Bed very comfy.Nice touch with the chocolate on the pillow. Room very warm. Bathroom great size with a fantastic shower. Excellent water pressure. Staff very helpful at check in.
Sadly no onsite restaurant. Heritage chain (Citylife part of this), have lovely restaurants in other cities so was looking forward to sampling here. Small meeting area for breakfast/late afternoon drinks in foyer which I felt was a bit exposed. TV in room was very small for size of room, Ridiculously hard to find if driving, as entrance foyer not on main street but up some back streetsd with minimal parking and no turn around are. Despite this it was a super stay and definitely would go back!! Love that it is so central

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with family
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CityLifeWellingtonGM, General Manager at CityLife Wellington, responded to this review, March 7, 2012
Dear dibbydoo,

Thank you for posting such a lovely feedback on TripAdvisor!

It is great to learn that you enjoyed our service and facilities. We look forward in welcoming you back at CityLife Wellington where you can once again enjoy the sheer luxury.

Kind Regards,

Viresh Mathur
Hotel Manager
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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325 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 28, 2012

This hotel is superb. Located just metres from the cable car, the appointments were truly luxurious. The fully equipped kitchen, full-sized dining table, comfortable lounge area, huge bedroom and excellent bathroom made our three-night stay totally comfortable. The included breakfast gave us a great start to the days of exploring a very wet and windy city in early January. Staff were superb.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Joan A
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CityLifeWellingtonGM, General Manager at CityLife Wellington, responded to this review, March 7, 2012
Dear Joan A,

Thank you for your valuable feedback on TripAdvisor. I trust you enjoyed your time in NZ.

It is pleasing you learn that you enjoyed your stay with us (except the weather!) and found our location very central & the rooms well appointed. We take great pride in our service and I was delighted to read that you found the staff superb!

It will be our pleasure to have you stay with us again when you next visit NZ.

Kind Regards,

Viresh Mathur
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 28, 2012

Family of two adults and two kids. We had a family suite. Perfect accommodation layout. And although the hotel is bang in the middle of Wellington, it's quiet at night.

  • Stayed January 2012
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CityLifeWellingtonGM, General Manager at CityLife Wellington, responded to this review, March 7, 2012
Dear DogDayDe,

Thank you for posting your feedback on TripAdvisor.

We look forward to welcome you and your family back at CityLife Wellington.

Kind Regards,

Viresh Mathur
Hotel Manager.
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Canberra, Australia
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323 reviews
55 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 26, 2012

I got a good price on this property through RatesToGo. The location is excellent - right in the middle of the city. The room was spacious and clean. They provide limited free wifi in the foyer. When I included a comment on the feedback form suggesting that all of the wifi should be free they took the time to send me an email explaining their position but saying that it was under review. Staff were always friendly and helpful.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled solo
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Thank CorvettePete
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CityLifeWellingtonGM, General Manager at CityLife Wellington, responded to this review, March 7, 2012
Dear Corvette Pete,

Firstly, my apologies for the delay in acknowledging your feedback on TripAdvisor. However I thank you for again providing us with your valuable feedback.

I am pleased to learn that you enjoyed your stay with us and I look forward to welcome you back at CityLife Wellington in the not too distant future.

Kind Regards,

Viresh Mathur
Hotel Manager.
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Frankfurt, Germany
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2012

I checked in here after leaving my last hotel in horror. The manager behind the desk, Angela, was very efficient and even upgraded me to a 1-bedroom apartment even though I only paid for a studio. The room itself was very big and grand, and clean.

My only gripe is that a previous guest had obviously used the 'vanity pack' in the bathroom - there was orange ear wax on the cotton bud - before replacing it, so obviously amenities aren't always changed between guests if they appear to have been unused.

Shower was great, and it was simple enough to get in after hours with the swipe card.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled solo
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Thank lavieenrosie
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CityLifeWellingtonGM, General Manager at CityLife Wellington, responded to this review, March 7, 2012
Dear lavieenrosie,

Firstly, my apologies for the delay in acknowledging your feedback.

I am pleased to learn that you enjoyed your stay with us after your dissappointing experience earlier. However, I sincerely apologise for the inconsistent service you received on your stay. We strive to achieve excellent service standards and I hope to welcome you back again at CityLife Wellington where we can deliver the service we pride ourselves on.

Thank you for providing us with your valuable feedback on TripAdvisor.

Kind Regards,

Viresh Mathur
Hotel Manager.
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Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2012

We stayed at this hotel on day 10 of our 25 day tour of New Zealand. Our travel agents could not have chosen a better hotel in Wellington for our last night before taking the inter Island Ferry to South Island. The hotel staff were very friendly & helpful. We were upgraded to a 2 Bedroom Executive Suite (no extra charge) and the suite was perfect.Everthing that we required was there. It was great to have full washer/dryer facilities within the suite. Te hotel is situated perfectly for walking to shops/restaurants etc.Check out was very easy when we left early Sunday morning and again very cheerful/helpful staff.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
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Thank Paul J
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CityLifeWellingtonGM, General Manager at CityLife Wellington, responded to this review, March 7, 2012
Dear Paul J,

Firstly, my apologies for the delay in acknowledging your feedback. I trust you thoroughly enjoyed your holiday in NZ.

I am delighted to learn that you enjoyed your stay with us especially the location, the room and our friendly and cheerful staff. I am glad we could make the difference to your holiday!

We would love to have you stay with us on your next visit to NZ.

Kind Regards,

Viresh Mathur
Hotel Manager.
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Melbourne, Australia
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60 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2012

Stayed for one night and was impressed by both both the pricing and location. Excellent hotel, the only criticism I could mention was that the lighting could do with dimmers if possible as it was very dark. Wasn't really an issue though.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with friends
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Thank nickliveshere
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CityLifeWLGMgr, General Manager at CityLife Wellington, responded to this review, January 20, 2016
Dear Nickliveshere,

Our apologies that there was no response to your review a lot earlier but the team at Citylife hotel thank you that you had taken time out to provide us with valuable feedback regarding your stay which always helps us to improve upon our product and services.

Kind Regards,
Hotel Manager
Akash Sood
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Additional Information about CityLife Wellington

Property: CityLife Wellington
Address: 300 Lambton Quay, Wellington 6001, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Greater Wellington > Wellington
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Family Hotel in Wellington
#5 Romantic Hotel in Wellington
#9 Luxury Hotel in Wellington
#13 Business Hotel in Wellington
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — CityLife Wellington 4.5*
Number of rooms: 70
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