It is not easy to find affordable yet central and good accommodation in Wellington during events such as the WOW show - and I have had some not so good experiences with some less expensive hotels - but this was a pleasant surprise.
The Ibis is only a stone throw away from either Lambton Quay, the Waterfront or indeed Parliament (which would make it a good business hotel I would imagine). We where there on a Sunday night - in Wellington this usually means cheaper rates than during the week (unlike most other cities where the weekends are more expensive).
We arrived very early - well before people had checked out so we where happy that they let us store our bags until check in time (although I think most hotels offer this service anyway). When we did get to our room it was small but perfect for just one night stay. Very quiet (given we where right in town) and exceptionally clean - something I have commented in the negative at another hotel in town before...
We booked a rate that gave us also a $20 hotel credit - which we spend in the bar downstairs - that one possibly could do with a makeover to make it more comfortable - and improve the wine/beer list but since there are plenty of restaurants, pubs and bars around in Wellington this is not a big thing for us.
Overall a great hotel for a great price and I would definitely stay there again if the price is right.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Ibis Wellington Hotel Wellington
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