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“good central location” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of ibis Wellington

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ibis Wellington
Ranked #17 of 46 Hotels in Wellington
Nelson, New Zealand
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154 reviews
41 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“good central location”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2012 via mobile

What you'd expect from an ibis. Room good sized, clean and consistent. Staff were very friendly and helpful. I've stayed here several times before and will again. Close to everything downtown. Only real downside this time was this time was the air conditioning. Not able to open the windows and the a/c felt like it's was always blowing on me. Didn't try the internet. Had a cheeseburger from restaurant that was average for $18, would prefer burger fuel. If you get good price,, around $150, I'd give it a go.

Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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NathanFrost, General Manager at ibis Wellington, responded to this review, January 13, 2013
Dear Trav11er,

I am pleased to read your comments regarding your stay with us particularly the service provided by my team and the location of the hotel. I have passed on your comments regarding the cheeseburger to my Head Chef and I apologise that this was not up to standard. Thank you once again for your feedback and we look forward to welcoming you back to ibis Wellington again soon.

Kind regards,

Nathan Frost
General Manager
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
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131 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2012 via mobile

We booked this hotel while backpacking as it was cheaper than a private room in a hostel and it far exceeded our expectations of an Ibis hotel. We arrived just before the check in time of 2pm but the woman on reception didn't flinch. I asked if there were any late check outs available and she gave us an additional 2 hours until 12pm free of charge which was great. There was a problem with the room keys so the manager showed us to our room and gave us a housekeeping key so the electricity in the room would work. Reception called us an hour later to say our key was ready.

The room was large and comfortable with plenty of cushions and bedding. There were blackout curtains at all windows and the bathroom was almost as big as the room itself. Everything looked either brand new or very well looked after. There were all the facilities you could want in a hotel room including a varied 24/7 room service menu. We were surprised to find there was a guest laundry which we used and paid $2 for a wash which included washing powder.

The location of the hotel is a 10-15 minute walk from the main shopping and entertainment areas of the city but we didn't mind this. This hotel is superb value and I cannot fault it.

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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NathanFrost, General Manager at ibis Wellington, responded to this review, January 10, 2013
Dear RuthB602,

Thank you for your feedback regarding your recent stay with us at ibis Wellington. I am so pleased that you found the hotel to be good value for money and you enjoyed the location of the hotel. We look forward to welcoming you back to ibis on your next trip to Wellington.

Kind regards,

Nathan Frost
General Manager
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Sydney, Australia
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18 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2012 via mobile

We arrived in Wellington off the Northern Explorer train and the Ibis was within an easy walking distance form the station. The rooms were comfortable, had a spacious bathroom, and were clean and quiet with access to various food venues within a short walking distance. Felt that it offered good value for money. The breakfast deal for a $5 bacon butte was great and smelt fantastic when walking into the reception area the next morning! Our stay definitely lived up to expectations!

Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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NathanFrost, General Manager at ibis Wellington, responded to this review, January 10, 2013
Dear RosalynE,

I am pleased that you enjoyed the location of the hotel and that the cleanliness of the hotel met our usual standard. I am also pleased that you felt the hotel provided good value for money and we look forward to welcoming you back to ibis Wellington in the near future.

Kind regards,

Nathan Frost
General Manager
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NZ
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53 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2012

We stayed at the Ibis for three nights over Christmas and found it was central to everything - shops, waterfront, a good restaurant (Leuvens), and cafes.
It was very quiet, clean and comfortable. The shower was rather small but the water pressure was very good.
The staff were particularly helpful and friendly and the hotel had a good atmosphere. Overall it was very good value for money in Wellington.

Room Tip: Room 812 was very quiet
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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NathanFrost, General Manager at ibis Wellington, responded to this review, January 10, 2013
Dear AbbyMarlborough_NZ,

Thank you for your feedback regarding your recent stay with us. I am pleased that the location of the hotel met your needs and the service provided by my team exceeded your expectations. We look forward to welcoming you back to ibis Wellington in the near future.

Kind regards,

Nathan Frost
General Manager
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 22, 2012

This hotel was clean, well maintained and the Ibis' location made it easy to get to anything in downtown Wellington.. The room's facilities were modern and well laid-out. One thing to note - the hotel charges for internet and provides a cable (phone-jack style). However, the city itself offers FREE wi-fi, so better to simply connect with that (although you have to re-connect every half hour, assuming you use it that long).

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Michael969
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NathanFrost, General Manager at ibis Wellington, responded to this review, December 23, 2012
Dear Michael969,

Thank you for your feedback regarding you recent stay with us and I will pass on your comments to my team. I am glad the location of the hotel met your requirements and we look forward to welcoming you back to ibis Wellington again soon.

Kind regards,

Nathan Frost
General Manager
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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244 reviews
154 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 20, 2012

Not expensive, spotless, everything we needed in a small space.
Fabulous desk and housekeeping staff.
We were there for a week with young Grandchildren for a couple of days.- They happily gave all sorts of advice - times, directions,dining, shopping -. whatever.

Room Tip: Street facing rooms had no noise problems
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank hinau
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NathanFrost, General Manager at ibis Wellington, responded to this review, December 23, 2012
Dear hinau,

I am so pleased that the hotel has provided good value for money and you enjoyed your week long stay with us. I will pass on your comments to my team regarding the service provided and we look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Kind regards,

Nathan Frost
General Manager
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Additional Information about ibis Wellington

Property: ibis Wellington
Address: 153 Featherston Street, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > North Island > Greater Wellington > Wellington
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#14 Family Hotel in Wellington
#16 Business Hotel in Wellington
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — ibis Wellington 3.5*
Number of rooms: 200
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ibis Wellington is in the heart of the city near the bustle of Lambton Quay and walking distance to Parliament, TSB Bank Arena, Westpac Stadium and the waterfront. A Qualmark rated 3.5 star hotel with 200 contemporary guest rooms; Ibis Wellington's quality has been recognised with international ISO 9001 and its environmental commitment with ISO 14001. Vivant! Restaurant and Bar is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. It's the perfect casual dining venue. Limited secure parking is available at the hotel for guests. Ibis Wellington is part of AccorHotels New Zealand. ... more   less 
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