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“Good Value Central Self-Sufficiency”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Quest on Johnston

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Quest on Johnston
Ranked #34 of 46 Hotels in Wellington
New Zealand
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63 reviews
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“Good Value Central Self-Sufficiency”
Reviewed November 18, 2012 via mobile

Studio apartment was clean and contained well equipped kitchenette for extended stays (pots, electric frying pan, pan, hob, micro, iron, hi-fi, washer / dryer with laundry powder, coffee plunger, cooking utensils, etc). Centrally situated in the centre of town between the stadium and Te Papa, had a street facing room but because the hotel is away from the main drag the city street noise was not an issue. Windows open about 3 inches to allow some fresh air in. Apartment was the size of a normal hotel room with normal Freeview channels and 3 Sky channels.

Very limited hotel amenities are available (no room service, small gym), reception staff were friendly and housekeeping was good.

New World Metro is located 10 min’s up Willis Street for good selection of grocery supplies (70 Willis Street) or at the railway station, free wireless is available in Wellingtons CBD but does not extend to this hotel (see cbdfree.co.nz for coverage). Not much open in the immediate vicinity of the hotel after hours, except for the restaurants on the street.

Nearest parking is across the road at parking garage (not free). Within walking distance to the rail station, also the Airport Flyer Bus passes within 100m (nearest stop is No 5506, on Lambton Quay at Kirkcaldie & Stains).

Good value, no complaints, I will look to stay here again on the next visit.

Stayed November 2012
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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed November 14, 2012

Excellent location! Located near the waterfront which you be able to get to places like Frank Kitts Park, Cuba Mall (Street) and Te Papa Tongarewa (Museum). Just below you have Petit Bordeaux a great place for breakfast and across the street Leuven which is a great place to have mussels.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with friends
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Auckland
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Reviewed October 7, 2012

We had booked another Quest which because of water damage we had to change hotels this was good for us as Johnston was closer to the central city. The location is excellent next to Kirkcaldie and Stains and only a few minutes to the waterfront. We offered to have a roll away extra bed in the room as my sister and I didn't want to share a double bed. This was ok'd months before we arrived. (We were offered two rooms for the price of one but we were going away to be together so asked for the roll away (this did give them another room to rent for 3 nights)We were disappointed that there was no pillow for the bed and when we asked were told that there were no spare pillows as the hotel was full and lots of people wanted extra ones. We didn't want extra we just wanted one for the bed. We were there for 3 nights and said please give us one for the last two nights..... no pillow for those nights either. I know it is only a small thing but it should have been handled better. The hotel was clean, central, the bathroom has no shelf at all to put a toilet bag or anywhere to put clothes taken on or off for the shower. Would we stay there again, probably because it is central but maybe we will look around at others nearby first when we go back next year

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 5, 2012

Stayed two nights in a two bed apartment. Spacious, well equipped and great location. Reception staff were extremely helpful. This is a great value for money, simple non-luxury apartment - would certainly recommend for friends/two couples visiting Wellington for the weekend.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed August 3, 2012

We found the staff very friendly and helped with a small problem with the booking when we arrived which was greatly appreciated as we'd been stuck in Auckland airport all day due to fog. The accommodation is exactly as described when booking and for two adults and two teenage children it fully met our needs for the long weekend we stayed there. It's very central allowing us to walk to everything we wanted to see except Zealandia which is a bit out of town. I wouldn't hesitate to book this accommodation again.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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Napier, New Zealand
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Reviewed June 25, 2012

Came to Wellington with two teenagers for the weekend. Check in was quick and easy by a friendly, helpful young man. Car parking is across the street at the Wilson Car Park. Getting a car park outside the apartments to check in was probably the hardest part. The room was clean and tidy with everything we needed. Apart from a very small bathroom and a single bed that was passed by it used by date we had no complaints. The lounges were comfortable and enough TV's to keep teenagers happy. We were not sure if two or three teenagers were coming to Wellington with us. The Quest had a rollaway available for us to use if we needed it in the room. With a central location, spacious rooms bathroom excluded and friendly helpful staff the Quest is well worth staying in when you visit Wellington. Have stayed there in the past and will stay again in the future.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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christchurch
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed April 23, 2012

We stayed 2 nights in a 2 bedroom apartment which was perfectly comfortable for 5 of us (3 adults/2 children) - they supplied a rollaway in the lounge for the 5th person. It was well appointed and clean. It was a rather small bathroom but certainly adequate.

Biggest advantage is the location - very central to everything Wellington has to offer. We found it easy to walk everywhere including Te Papa, Parliment Buildings, the Stadium, shopping precinct etc.

Would definately stay here again.

Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
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Property: Quest on Johnston
Address: 35 Johnston Street | PO Box 10 461, Wellington 6001, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > North Island > Greater Wellington > Wellington
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#21 Luxury Hotel in Wellington
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Quest on Johnston 4*
Number of rooms: 76
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