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Astelia Apartment Hotel
Palmerston North, New Zealand
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70 reviews
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“Tidy and central”
Reviewed May 6, 2013

We booked a studio apartment, it was clean and tidy. There were a couple of small mould spots in the shower (on the seams) but apart from that couldn't fault the cleanliness. Quite modern and centrally located. Parking $17.50 across the road covers 24 hours so great if you're spending the day in Wellington. Would stay again. But would ask for a room away from the lift as it was quite noisy.

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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Reviewed May 4, 2013

I have been at the hotel for 3 nights in Feb. 2013. I booked the 10th floor appartement. It is a large one, with a kichenette equipped with a microave, minibar, dished etc. There is a TV in the sitting area.
It is located within a walking distance from Te Papa musem, the Cuba St. and the quays. The appartment is not served, but I did not find it problematic at all.
The stuff is friendly and cooperative.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
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Sydney, Australia
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76 reviews
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Reviewed April 27, 2013 via mobile

Great location close to shops, restaurants & bars etc, within walking distance to all tourist sites, good value for money, apartment is compact but well appointed, has everything you need, bathroom smallish but manageable, only issue was queen bed mattress needs replacing ( very soft) & arms of lounge very dirty (sticky) could do with a clean or replacement

  • Stayed April 2013
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Auckland, New Zealand
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10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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Reviewed April 25, 2013 via mobile

The Astelia Apartment hotel in Willis Street in Wellington is a little gem.
If you're after great value for money in the capital this place is for you. A stones throw from all the major Wellington attractions, and only 100 metres from the major bus route thru the city in both directions.
I stayed in a studio apartment with a fantastic view to the south of the city. Fully self-contained with an electric hob, microwave, and washing machine.
If you are working to a budget this is the place for you and I cannot fault it at all.
Rooms are very clean and reception area is bright and lively.
A cafe is on the ground floor adding to the attractions the Astelia has on offer.

  • Stayed April 2013
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London
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Reviewed April 24, 2013

We stayed at the Astelia for a week. The location is great being near the main bus routes and taxi rank. It is not far from city sites including Te Papa (a must for NZ history), the cable car and Botanical Gardens and round the corner from some good bars and restaurants (for example The General Practitioner pub is good for drinks and food, KK Malaysian Restaurant is close and Cuba Street is an easy stroll away).

The room was on the front. It was a good size and very comfortable. The kitchen area had everything we needed and the bathroom had a washing machine which was very handy as we had just been on a camper van trip.

Take note about internet access in Wellington. There is free city wi-fi access but in the hotel this is blocked and the only access is through Surfspot which is quite expensive.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed April 19, 2013

I had four nights at the Astelia Apartment Hotel in Wellington and thoroughly enjoyed it.

Getting there; I caught a taxi from the airport which took just under 15 mins to get to the hotel and cost $31NZD ($24 fare plus a $7 airport surcharge). Upon departure I walked down to Manners St and caught the bus out to the airport. This cost $9NZD and took 20 mins. The bus stop is approx five minutes walk from the hotel.

Check in was very quick and I had a room facing the rear of the building (407). It was very large with a kitchen that had the basics. The bathroom was rather small which also included a washing machine, although the shower cubicle itself was quite large. It was clean and tidy and everything worked well. The room didn’t appear to have air conditioning although Wellington doesn’t tend get to get very hot so it wasn’t really an issue. I’m not sure how it would feel in Winter.

The location is excellent. Although there isn't a restaurant/cafe onsite, there are a number of cafes beside and around the hotel. A New World Metro Supermarket is 5 mins walk from the hotel down Willis St. Willis St is pretty much the main street running the length of Wellingtons CBD. With restaurants and bars only a couple of minutes walk away, Wellington has an excellent selection of places to eat and certainly has changed a lot, becoming one of New Zealands premier dining and entertainment areas. The CBD is quite small so everything is within easy reach of the hotel. Parliament house is around 15 – 20 mins walk away, whilst the waterfront and cable car are around 15 mins from the hotel.

The Te Papa Museum is definitely worth a visit.

Overall it is a great hotel in a great location.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
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Australia
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Reviewed April 15, 2013

The room was large, clean and tidy. We didn't cook here, as the apartment was within easy walking distance to Cuba St and a number of restaurants (which made it difficult to choose). The hotel was quiet and well located, just the way we liked it. We knew that room service was only once a week, and this didn't bother us, but others should be prepared if you want this service on a daily basis.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Astelia Apartment Hotel
Address: 156 Willis Street, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Greater Wellington > Wellington
Amenities:
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 47 Specialty Lodging in Wellington
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Astelia Apartment Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 75
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