My friend and I took an incredible 3 1/2 week trip to Australia and New Zealand. The Abel Tasman was the worst hotel on the trip and for the price we paid, it was so NOT worth it. We were there on November 12-14th. First the hotel is VERY OLD and in need of great renovations. It's smells musty in the hallway and rooms. The beds are lopsided and lumpy. There is no central heat. The car park is connected, so that each time people move their cars up and down the ramp, you feel it and hear it. On the evening we arrived, I called the travel agent to complain. We couldn't change to another hotel because we were in Wellington only 3 days and everything else was booked. It was not worth the price of $120 NZ per night. It was a good location. That's about it. We took a LOTR tour and even the tour guide knew how bad the hotel was and suggested that the Museum hotel or the IBIS would have been cheaper and have much better accomodations. The travel agent suggested we speak with the hotel manager. We did and what a character she was. She complained how all you Brits and Yanks always give us trouble. She was willing to give us a room "upgrade" at an extra $20NZ per night. I told her to forget about it that she should be giving us a discount for staying here. The only upgrade was the 2nd room would have a utility sink and was on a different floor. The beds were the same lumpy nonsense and it still smelled. I took photos of the room and hallway. I will post later.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Mercure Wellington Abel Tasman is perfectly positioned in the heart of Wellingtons, cultural, business and entertainment districts. 73 spacious guest rooms. Newly refurbished conference facilities are on site and offer a balance between style and practicability. All with natural light. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Abel Tasman Wellington