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Wellesley Boutique Hotel
Ranked #25 of 46 Hotels in Wellington
Fort Worth, TX
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77 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Very good”
Reviewed August 4, 2012 via mobile

We had a short one night stay here on our way to the South Island. Very good. It's showingsignsof wear - water damage on the ceiling of the staircase etc, but nice room with great claw foot tub. Quaint and welcoming.

Stayed July 2012
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Warsaw, Poland
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31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed August 1, 2012 via mobile

The classy atmosphere of an English gentlemen's club from the last century combined with great custom service, the modern gadgets we're all used to, a fair it of history and a great location. This pretty much sums up this fab place.
We enjoyed every moment in this unique and welcoming hotel.

For the quality it offers, it's reasonably priced - or at least makes me feel that's money we'll spent.

Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Christchurch, New Zealand
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed July 18, 2012

Just back from spending three days in Wellington NZ where we stayed at the Wellersley Hotel. This place is a down town gem. We were in a deluxe room, which had a nice lounge area and a terrific bathroom, including a 6' x 4' shower stall with two showers and separately a 6' bath. The room was also clean and quiet.

Full breakfast was included and arrived perfectly cooked and hot! The staff were very helpful, in particular Christo the Front Office Manager.

We travel a lot, having been to China, Argentina and the USA in the last year. I can honestly say the Wellesley is the best value, friendliest Hotel we have stayed in for a long time. Think of the Drake Hotel Chicago in miniature.

Room Tip: We stayed in 401, highly recommended. We got the room maid to show us 400, also lovely but with a s...
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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51 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed July 9, 2012

If you enjoy Downton Abbey and other aspects of this period then you will be delighted with the Wellesley. Step into the magic of this era with the decor and original features of this hotel with excellence in service and restaurant offerings. Situated ideally for boutique shopping, entertainment as well as business needs if you want warmth and style over cool and clinical, then look no further.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled on business
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dublin
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23 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed July 9, 2012

Booked this hotel and hadnt really looked into too much but on our arrival to Wellington we were greeted by a wonderful old-world charm in the lobby. The lift was an adventure in itself- oldstyle and just beautiful. We werent disappointed with the room either. Amazing bathroom and decor throughout.
So much so that we booked in to stay additional night. Definately worth the extra to stay here.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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49 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed June 27, 2012

It was refreshing to stay somewhere that wasn't beige! Fantastic to have a couch and armchairs in my room...and the bathroom is simply amazing! Love the old style lift! The service was amazing with the room checked by staff when I checked in to make sure it was perfect. Dinner was lovely and tasty and there was plenty of choice. Loved sitting by the fire for a glass of wine before our party up on the first floor.

Room Tip: Defintely go for the rooms with the living area...so nice to have a room with space. Definitely go f...
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
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Hanmer Springs, New Zealand
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11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed June 25, 2012

What's not to like?
This a wonderfully- olde worlde hotel with an exquisite charm. From the wooden lift to the grand staircase , this hotel reeks of quality and timelessness. we enjoyed sitting by the open fire in high-backed leather armchairs, while a bison stared down on us. The coffee was brilliant and the service polite, unintrusive and friendly. We were met at Reception and then shown to our rooms. the room is tastefully-furnished, with 13 ft ceilings decorated in Edwardian style. The furniture is also old-school, beautifully crafted and totally in keeping.
The beds are wonderful, and little or no noise intruded from the street.
All in all, a wonderful experience.
We will make this our hotel of choice when in Wellington.

Room Tip: The Hornblow (#203 ) is my favourite.
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Wellesley Boutique Hotel

Property: Wellesley Boutique Hotel
Address: 2-8 Maginnity Street | (Central Business District), Wellington 6011, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Greater Wellington > Wellington
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#17 Business Hotel in Wellington
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Wellesley Boutique Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Built in 1922 the Hotel is a category one Heritage building. It has 13 bedrooms each unique in character with generous bathrooms. It is nestled in central Wellington handy to the waterfront, railway station and ferries, government centre, parliament, the courts, business district, cable car, and Lambton Quay shopping and the stadium. All are within easy walking distance. Public transport is close by. Te Papa 20 minutes walk, Courtenay Place 30 minutes walk. The Hotel does not have it's own parking but there is parking available. Parking is free outside the Hotel from 6:00pm to 8:00am Monday to Thursday and after 8:00pm Friday and all weekend. Personal service and attention to detail is a priority and our "1815 Cafe and Bar" which is open from 7am until 8pm (Monday to Friday) for breakfast, lunch, light meals morning and afternoon teas and as a house bar . Coffee is a speciality. Free wiFi. Spoil yourself with a stay at Wellington's finest Boutique Hotel. ... more   less 
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