The apartment was very comfortable, well furnished and everything was provided to make it feel like home. There was even a beautiful garden to explore with flowers, fruit and vegetables growing abundantly. Marjorie is truly the queen of gardeners.
Our hosts Marjorie and Ian were just fabulous, so generous with delicious homemade cookies on our arrival, fresh made hot cross buns, fruit and veggies from the garden and highly tolerant of our 2 little dogs who were not always the best behaved.
The location was perfect for exploring Wellington by car and public transport as well as easy foot access to the great southern walkway and Mount Victoria. It was a short walk to the local shops for groceries and a good choice of cafes and restaurants.
We loved our stay at Apple tree apartment, it was a hidden bit of paradise in the city.
A very hospitable host. Lovely large apartment and easy to catch the bus into the city. The garden is gorgeous and an added bonus to make you feel relaxed. Generous host with garden herbs and fruit. If the weather is bad then there is a Conservatorium to sit and relax in to look out onto the garden.
We stayed at Apple Tree Apartment two years ago and returned this month. Though we were visiting family across town, we wanted to enjoy the Apple Tree once again. Ian and Marjorie are welcoming and helpful without being at all intrusive. Drinking a coffee in the fully glassed solarium is a morning treat, as is walking out the sliding glass doors to explore the garden’s abundance of flowers, fruits and veggies. The mattress and linens are very nice, the kitchen well-equipped and towels sun-dried. Walk to the bus stop, where frequent buses make pick ups for the short ride into the Central Business District, is 10 minutes. We have already scheduled a third visit.
We stayed at ApTrAp for a week and would have liked to stay another week! Ian and Marjorie were gracious hosts who provided advice and assistance whenever we asked. We were four adults so two stayed in the studio area, and we had to all share one bathroom. The apartment is very well-equipped, clean, and spacious. The sunroom which looked out over a beautiful garden was an unexpected plus. Close to buses (20 minutes to downtown), parks, restaurants, and grocery stores. Highly recommend!
We really enjoyed our two nights staying in Apple Tree Apartment. The apartment is centrally located in Wellington with easy access to public transport plus it is also an easy drive to the airport and InterIsland Ferry terminal.
This apartment is very spacious and well equipped. The garden in which it is located is very pretty and tranquil, big windows look out into the garden.
Ian and Marjorie made us feel very welcome, they respected our privacy while also making time to answer any questions we had.
We would like to have another holiday in this lovely apartment.
We reserved this apartment through Trip Advisor on short notice, we were arriving the following day. The website allowed us to make this reservation, however we did not realize that the owner had 24 hours to respond at the time of booking, our credit card was authorized so we then waited. Usually when I reserve apartment through AirBnB or Book A Bach, there is prompt communication, within an hour or so, so I was expecting the same. I reserved Apple Tree at 7:00AM, and I had not heard from the owner until the next day (when we were planning to travel!). By then I was worried that they could decline, and by then all the other options in Wellington were booked, but he had my credit card, so I needed to wait 24 hours. I even contacted previous guests of this property to obtain his phone number, and email, which I tried, and I left a message that evening (no answer). The next day (the day I had reserved) he called and said that the place was already booked !!! leaving us scrambling to find another place at the last minute. We ended up in Palmerston North as we had a baby and we couldn't be sitting there doing research or waiting again. Everything in Wellington was now booked. Why would the owner leave the dates open to reserve if it was already booked and why did it take him over 24 hours to let me know!! For these reasons, I have given a very poor review. If you are hosting a property at least respond to messages and a phone call.
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