Glorious evocative hotel made better by the staff. I loved this place from the old 30s lift to the wood panelled everything to the way the rooms combined old world charm with properly working mod cons.
Best of all though were the staff. It is clear that the hotel is going through some business transformation and many facilities are not operational but the night-porter come breakfast-chef come chamber-maid was the most delightful person I've met in a long while!
On a more practical note, the hotel is bang in the middle of everything you might wish, the restaurants on the dockside - 5 minutes, Parliament - 5 minutes, Te Papa museum, 10 minutes (these are walking times).
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Wellesley Hotel Wellington
- Wellesley Boutique Hotel Wellington
- Wellesley Wellington
- Wellington Wellesley