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“Good central hotel” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Bolton Hotel Wellington

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Bolton Hotel Wellington
Ranked #3 of 46 Hotels in Wellington
Certificate of Excellence
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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43 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Good central hotel”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2013

Stayed here as part of a group to attend World of Wearable Arts. Nice, tidy well equipped room, the one I had had a kitchen although didn't use. We had some light food in the restaurant before going out, which was all pretty good. A good central hotel, with very friendly staff.

Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
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HotelMD, Owner at Bolton Hotel Wellington, responded to this review, November 2, 2013
Thank you for your review and favourable comments, very much appreciated. The Bolton Hotel is very popular for events such as WOW.
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Sydney, Australia
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35 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2013

A very nice hotel with all amenities (although we felt the extra $30 to park our car a bit steep) but just lacks the charm and character for a truly great experience. Probably better suited to business travel than vacation. Next time we will look for something with a bit more character and maybe also a location down on the water or near Cuba Street which is a more interesting location than that of the Bolton. Otherwise we couldn't fault the room or service.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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HotelMD, Owner at Bolton Hotel Wellington, responded to this review, November 2, 2013
Thank you for your review and comments, much appreciated.
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seattle
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90 reviews
49 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2013

We shared a two bedroom apartment at the Bolton. It was fully equipped to include an iPad in each bedroom. Daily room cleaning included fresh sheets and towels. It is a short walk to the parliament area and restaurants. Twenty four hour room service is available. The Sunday morning market near the Te Papa museum is fun and the museum is spectacular.

Room Tip: A high room will provide a better view.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank worldtraveledSeattle
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HotelMD, Owner at Bolton Hotel Wellington, responded to this review, November 2, 2013
Thank you for your review and comments, very much appreciated. I was pleased you enjoyed one of our two bedroom suites. These suites are very popular for friends travelling together, families and business guests where the suite provides two bathrooms and a large lounge.
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Newcastle, England, United Kingdom
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9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2013

Stayed here on a work trip down New Zealand. Room was compact but smart, had everything we needed. The decor was modern - and the bed spread resembled a kiwi which was a nice touch, had some fun with that! The spa/gym was a relaxing addition and there were robes/slippers in the wardrobe for us to use. The only negative was the long walk to the more up-beat part of the city where the bars/restaurants were. Staff were so helpful and stored our luggage/ordered us a taxi when we checked-out.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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HotelMD, Owner at Bolton Hotel Wellington, responded to this review, October 19, 2013
Thank you for your review and favorable comments, very much appreciated.
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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162 reviews
85 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2013

This was our second stay at the Bolton and we will be back. We have stayed in suites both times and find that they have everything you need. A recent addition of iPad minis in the rooms is a neat feature for the techie minded amongst us.

We stayed in a 15th floor room overlooking the historic Bolton Street cemetery and parks which lead up to the botanic gardens. A nice easy walk up there and on to Zealandia. The hotel is very handy to the central city. We tried the restaurant this time. While the food was excellent, and the service competent, there is something missing...lacking atmosphere/soul?. It was a mid week and not very busy. Perhaps the vibes are better on a weekend.

Vey quiet air con units which is always a plus.

Very helpful reception and concierge staff and the most brollies we have ever seen for guest use!

Room Tip: Go for the view over the parks at the back. The motorway in between seems to stop between 7 pm and...
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank PatchNZ
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HotelMD, Owner at Bolton Hotel Wellington, responded to this review, October 19, 2013
Thank you for your review and favourable comments, very much appreciated. I was pleased you liked the mini iPads in the rooms, we receive many good comments about these. Thank you also for your comments regarding the excellent food on a quiet night in our restaurant.
Warwick Angus - Managing Director
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2013

Stayed here off an on for around 2 weeks, the staff were lovely and really helpful, the room was beautiful and clean. Parking nearby is really expensive, coffee is good, breakfast forgettable, esp. the breakfast staff who were too busy chatting to serve and forgot my coffee twice.
iPad in your room. The a rooms are tiny, unfortunately that's what I was in, not easy to relax in for that length of time, talking about the wardrobe is a polite way of saying a place to hang a coat.
Nice hotel, and probably one of the best in Wellington, but not amazing, esp. After the number of mistakes that my colleague had happen during his stay. It just seemed to miss the mark, sorry.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Irish_HLGW
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HotelMD, Owner at Bolton Hotel Wellington, responded to this review, October 19, 2013
Thank you for your review and favourable comments. The room you stayed in is our smallest room, offering good facilities and bathroom with large 1m x 1m shower. The room was designed for the busy business traveller staying for a short period. I agree the room at 26m2 is on the small side and was not designed for guests staying for long periods of time. Having said that many guests who like to be out and about, are happy with this smaller room style.
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Pauanui, New Zealand
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95 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2013

We were in Wellington last weekend for WOW (World of Wearable Arts) and stayed in the Bolton Hotel. It was a great place to stay. The staff were friendly and helpful, whenever we needed a taxi the concierge had one there for us quickly. The rooms were spotlessly clean and had all that we required. We needed a tin opener and one was quickly delivered to us. The only thing that they forgot was to top up the tea bags etc when they serviced the rooms but that was remedied quickly. We stayed in a 2 bedroom apartment with a full kitchen, it even had a dishwasher. We didn't eat in the restaurant but it looked really nice.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank GulfHarbourBadgers
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HotelMD, Owner at Bolton Hotel Wellington, responded to this review, October 19, 2013
Thank you for your review and favourable comments. I was pleased you enjoyed the facilities offered in one of our two bedroom suites. These suites are very popular for events like WOW. These suites offer 2 bathrooms and they are also popular for business guests traveling together.
Warwick Angus - Managing Director
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Property: Bolton Hotel Wellington
Address: 12 Bolton Street | Lambton CBD, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Greater Wellington > Wellington
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 46 Hotels in Wellington
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Bolton Hotel Wellington 5*
Number of rooms: 139
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Bolton Hotel is the only Qualmark five star rated luxury boutique hotel in Wellington, New Zealand. With contemporary-styled guest rooms and suites, a fully equipped gym, heated swimming pool, spa pool, sauna and in-house restaurant, the award winning Bolton Hotel experience is like no other. ... more   less 
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