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Sofitel Wellington
Sofitel Wellington
Sofitel Wellington
Sofitel Wellington
Sofitel Wellington
Sofitel Wellington
Sofitel Wellington

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8.9

Excellent

1,057 reviews

1,057 reviews

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8.2

Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location - Inside city center
Popular neighborhood
Exceptional for walking
Walkable places
Sexton's Cottage

30 m

St Andrew's on the Terrace

70 m

New Zealand Ministry of Education

100 m

The Supreme Court of New Zealand

170 m

Turnbull House

180 m

Popular landmarks
New Zealand Parliament

320 m

Old St Paul's

590 m

Wellington Museum

710 m

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa

1.3 km

Cuba Street

1.5 km

Closest landmarks
Bolton Street Cemetery

30 m

Bolton St Cemetery

70 m

North Terrace Car Park

110 m

Les Mills

140 m

New Zealand Ministry of Social Development

160 m

Sofitel Wellington

11 Bolton Street, Wellington Central, Wellington, New Zealand, 6011 - See map

Make your best journey to Wellington with the promised standard of ALLSAFE, and enjoy free Wi-Fi in all rooms. Strategically situated in Wellington Central, allowing you access and proximity to local attractions and sights. Be sure to set some time aside to visit Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa as well as Oriental Bay Beach nearby. Rated with 5 stars, this high-quality property provides guests with access to restaurant and fitness center on-site.

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Highlights

Sparkling clean

Located in heart of Wellington

Check-in [24-hour]

Excellent room comfort & quality

430 meters to public transportation

ALLSAFE

Your Health and Safety are our Absolute Priority

Announcements by hotel (3)
Due to COVID-19 circumstances, the property is implementing additional measures to protect the safety of guests and staff. Some services and amenities may be limited or unavailable. Please contact the property for more information.

Facilities

Front desk [24-hour]

Valet parking

Complimentary WIFi in all rooms

Check-in/out [express]

Luggage storage

Exercise area

Bar

Restaurants

Value for money7.9
Location rating8.2
Nearest airportWellington International Airport (WLG)
Distance to airport6.3 km

Rooms available at Sofitel Wellington

Luxury Room Club,1 King bed
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  • Room size: 32 m²/344 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 king bed
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Superior King Room
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  • Room size: 28 m²/301 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 king bed
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Classic Room Queen
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Outdoor view
  • 1 queen bed
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Superior 2 Single Beds
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  • Room size: 32 m²/344 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 2 semi double beds
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Superior Room 1 Queen Bed
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  • Room size: 28 m²/301 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 queen bed
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Luxury Room, 1 King Bed, Business Lounge Access
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  • Room size: 32 m²/344 ft²
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Luxury King Room
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  • Room size: 32 m²/344 ft²
  • 1 king bed
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Luxury King Room Club Sofitel Access
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  • Room size: 32 m²/344 ft²
  • 1 king bed
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Superior Room
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  • Room size: 28 m²/301 ft²
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DOUBLE SUPERIOR ROOM, 1 Queen Bed, Work Desk, Complimentary WiFi
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  • Room size: 28 m²/301 ft²
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at Sofitel Wellington?

Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hotel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

How do I get to Sofitel Wellington?

For those who wish to drive their own cars, Sofitel Wellington has a car park that's close to the hotel. Parking is available for a fee of 40 NZD per day. Parking options include a full-service valet for total ease. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Wellington with private transportation, the hotel can arrange taxi service.

Is breakfast offered at Sofitel Wellington?

Start your mornings right, with the continental and buffet breakfast options offered at Sofitel Wellington. Adults can enjoy breakfast offered with an additional charge of 39 NZD if not included in the room rate. You may save on breakfast costs with Agoda by booking a room with breakfast, which is often included for less than buying it at the hotel.

What are my dining options at Sofitel Wellington?

Sofitel Wellington features an on-site restaurant for your dining convenience.

What is the smoking policy at Sofitel Wellington?

Sofitel Wellington does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

What is the closest train, metro, or bus station to Sofitel Wellington?

Wellington Railway Station is the closest train, metro, or bus station, about 460 m away from Sofitel Wellington.

What restaurants are nearby Sofitel Wellington?

Sofitel Wellington’s neighborhood is Wellington Central which includes popular restaurants such as Jardin Grill, Artisan Dining House and La Cloche.

What popular shopping places are close to Sofitel Wellington?

Sofitel Wellington is located in Wellington Central area which features shopping places such as Wellington Underground Market, Harbourside Market Wellington and Wellington Night Market.

What are popular attractions near Sofitel Wellington?

Sofitel Wellington’s location in the Wellington Central neighborhood makes it close to famous attractions including Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, Cuba Street and New Zealand Parliament.

What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to Sofitel Wellington?

Sofitel Wellington’s nearby natural sights include Kumutoto Forest, Mount Street Cemetery and Te Ahumairangi located in the same Wellington Central area.

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What people love about Sofitel Wellington

  • 8

    Very good

    "Nice room and really comfy bed."

    Rebecca

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    February 6, 2022

  • 10

    Exceptional
    Location

    "Good Location."

    Bryce

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    September 22, 2021

  • 8.8

    Excellent

    "Absolutely loved our stay."

    Rev

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    April 6, 2021

Overall rating:

8.9

Excellent
1,057 reviews
Cleanliness
9.1
Facilities
8.5
Location
8.2
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More about Sofitel Wellington

More about Sofitel Wellington

Sofitel Wellington

For travelers who want to take in the sights and sounds of Wellington, Sofitel Wellington is the perfect choice. Its convenient location right in the city center allows you more time to see all that Wellington has to offer.
All offerings provided by Sofitel Wellington help to ensure a pleasant stay for all travelers. Free internet access provided within the hotel keeps you connected throughout your stay. Exploring Wellington is made even more convenient with the taxi services available at the hotel. For those driving their own car, parking is available for guests.
Always get the assistance you need with front desk services including concierge service, express check-in or check-out, luggage storage and safety deposit boxes. Cold evenings are even better than warm ones, when you can cozy up at the hotel's fireplace. For longer stays or whenever you need it, the dry cleaning service and laundry service keep your favorite travel outfits clean and available. Feel like doing nothing? Available services like 24-hour room service, room service and daily housekeeping let you get the most out of your time at the Sofitel Wellington.
For health reasons, smoking is not permitted anywhere inside the hotel. For guests who would like to smoke, the designated smoking areas are available.
A range of amenities is offered in guestrooms at Sofitel Wellington. Enjoy your stay even more at the hotel, knowing that some selected rooms include linen service and air conditioning. For a bit of entertainment, guests will find television and cable TV available in some selected rooms. Don't worry about being thirsty as a coffee or tea maker, instant coffee and instant tea are provided in some guestrooms.
Bathroom amenities are just as important as others, and at the hotel you'll find a hair dryer, toiletries and towels available in some guest bathrooms. Don't forget to visit the exquisite executive lounge to enjoy the luxury services and atmosphere.


Dining and things to do

Each morning you can start the day with a delicious in-house breakfast offered at Sofitel Wellington. Don't start your vacation days without your morning coffee, available every morning in the café. A number of great dining options at the hotel assures that you'll always have convenient and delicious choices. A great night out couldn't be easier! Enjoy a fun evening without traveling outside at the bar.
A day in will be as fun as a day out with ranges of recreational activities offered at Sofitel Wellington. Burn off you vacation calories with a quick visit to the hotel's fitness facility. Beat the hot weather with cooling water activities like non-motorized water sports.

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Amenities and facilities
Excellent
Facilities

8.5

Most talked about facilities

Breakfast

1 mention

Taxi

1 mention

Languages spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Hindi
  • Italian
  • Portuguese

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair accessible

Internet access

  • Complimentary WIFi in all rooms
  • Internet services
  • Wi-Fi in public areas

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Exercise area
  • Water sports (non-motorized)

Cleanliness and safety

  • Anti-viral cleaning products
  • Body thermometer
  • Breakfast in room
  • Cashless payment service
  • Daily disinfection in all rooms
  • Daily disinfection in common areas
  • Doctor/nurse on call
  • Face coverings on staff
  • First aid kit
  • Free face masks
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hot water linen and laundry washing
  • Hygiene certification
  • Individually-wrapped food options
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
  • Protective screens in common areas
  • Room sanitization opt-out available
  • Rooms sanitized between stays
  • Safe dining setup
  • Sanitized kitchen and tableware items
  • Shared stationery removed
  • Staff trained in safety protocol
  • Sterilizing equipment
  • Temperature check for guests and staff

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • Alternative meal arrangement
  • Bar
  • Coffee shop
  • Restaurants
  • Room service [24-hour]

Services and conveniences

  • Air conditioning in public area
  • Concierge
  • Contactless check-in/out
  • Currency conversion service
  • Daily cleaning
  • Disabled facilities
  • Doorman
  • Dry cleaning
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace
  • Food delivery
  • Heating in public area
  • Ironing service
  • Laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Postal service
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area

For the kids

  • Family room

Access

  • CCTV in common areas
  • Check-in/out [express]
  • Check-in [24-hour]
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Front desk [24-hour]
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Safety/security feature
  • Security [24-hour]
  • Smoke alarms

Getting around

  • Bicycle parking
  • Car park [nearby]
  • Parking [paid]
  • Taxi service
  • Valet parking

Available in all rooms

  • A/C
  • Alarm clock
  • Bathrobes
  • Carpeting
  • Closet
  • Clothes rack
  • Coffee/tea machine
  • Complimentary drinking water
  • Desk
  • Hair dryer
  • Heating
  • iPod docking station
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Linens
  • Lock box in room
  • Mini bar
  • Non-smoking
  • Phone
  • Private bathroom
  • Radio
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite/cable channels
  • Toiletries
  • Towels
  • Wake up call
  • Walk-in shower
  • Wi-Fi [complimentary]
Food and dining
Restaurants on site

Jardin Grill

  • Cuisine: International
  • Menu: Buffet
Location
11 Bolton Street, Wellington Central, Wellington, New Zealand, 6011
Excellent
Location

8.2

Airports

  • Wellington International Airport (WLG)
    6.3 km
  • Kapiti Coast Airport (PPQ)
    45.6 km

Public transportation

  • Wellington Railway Station
    460 m
  • Lambton
    510 m

Hospital or clinic

  • Terrace Pharmacy
    210 m

Shopping

  • Wellington Underground Market
    900 m

Convenience store

  • Lambton Food Market
    70 m

Cash withdrawal

  • ATM
    90 m
What's nearby

Popular landmarks

  • New Zealand Parliament
    320 m
  • Old St Paul's
    590 m
  • Wellington Museum
    710 m
  • Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
    1.3 km
  • Cuba Street
    1.5 km
  • Oriental Bay Beach
    1.7 km
  • ZEALANDIA Sanctuary
    2.2 km
  • Mount Victoria
    2.5 km
  • Wellington Zoo
    4.5 km
  • Staglands Wildlife Reserve
    43.7 km

Nearby landmarks

  • Bolton Street Cemetery
    30 m
  • Sexton's Cottage
    30 m
  • Bolton St Cemetery
    70 m
  • St Andrew's on the Terrace
    70 m
  • New Zealand Ministry of Education
    100 m
  • North Terrace Car Park
    110 m
  • Les Mills
    140 m
  • New Zealand Ministry of Social Development
    160 m
  • The Supreme Court of New Zealand
    170 m
  • Wellington District Court
    180 m
Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
Property policies
Children and extra beds

Extra beds vary by room. Please check each room's capacity for details.

All children are welcome.

Infant 0-2 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
Baby cot/crib available upon request
Children 3-11 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 12 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
Others
  • Reservations is required at Jardin Grill at Sofitel Wellington. Guest may contact the property or book directly at the property's official website.
  • Jardin Grill the hotels restaurant will be closed each Monday evening, opening Monday November 16. The hotels F&B services in Room Service, La Serre Bar all day dining and Sofitel club remain in place. Jardin Grill, a leading Wellington premium dining restaurant continues to trade Tuesday to Sunday evenings throughout
  • Due to the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, this property can only accept bookings from fully vaccinated guests. Vaccination certificates and/or other documents as required by law must be presented at check-in. This requirement applies to all guests aged 12 and above. Please contact the property for more information.
  • When booking 6 or more rooms, special policies may apply.
Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out

  • Check-in from14:00
  • Check-out until11:00

Extras

  • Breakfast charge (unless included in room price)39 NZD

The property

  • Non-smoking rooms/floorsYes
  • Number of bars/lounges1
  • Number of floors14
  • Number of restaurants1
  • Number of rooms 129
  • Year property opened2016
  • Most recent renovation2016

Parking

  • Daily parking fee40 NZD
Property announcements

Due to COVID-19 circumstances, the property is implementing additional measures to protect the safety of guests and staff. Some services and amenities may be limited or unavailable. Please contact the property for more information.

In response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19), the property is implementing additional measures to protect the safety of guests and staff, including but not limited to enhanced cleaning and sanitization procedures. Please contact the property for more information.

The hotel has an ‘ALL Safe Officer’, a dedicated health and safety officer to oversee all procedures and assist guests with queries related to hotel operations and preventative measures.

Food and beverage options such as breakfast might be limited or unavailable during this time. Please contact the property for more information.

At Sofitel Wellington bookings are essential to guarantee seating for Jardin Grill. Industry wide staffing shortages mean we are limiting traffic to maintain service standards.

Saturday and Sunday breakfasts are impacted by high volumes of traffic between 9:00AM and 10:30AM. Breakfast is open from 6:30AM to 10:30AM on weekends.

Reviews of Sofitel Wellington from real guests

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8.4
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Cleanliness9.1
Facilities8.5
Location8.2
Service8.9
Value for money7.9
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7-8 Very Good (6)
6-7 Good (1)
<6 Below Expectation (2)
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9.6
Exceptional
Yu from New Zealand
Couple
Classic Room Queen
Stayed 2 nights in December 2017

Friendly staff and amazing experience”

Our rooms were ready pretty much immediately upon our arrival. All staff were friendly and offered their assistance whenever we needed help. We even received a goodie bag on Christmas day. Thank you Sofitel Wellington. P.S. 10 mins walk to David Jones but slightly further to walk to the foodie places in CBD Wellington (5 mins taxi).

Reviewed December 27, 2017

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10.0
Exceptional
Hana from New Zealand
Group
Classic Room Queen
Stayed 1 night in June 2020

Always great”

Really appreciated the quick check in and room upgrade. The Sofitel beds are the best! We had an amazing sleep after a very long day travelling. Our go to hotel in Wellington.

Reviewed June 16, 2020

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10.0
Exceptional
Michelle from Australia
Couple
Classic Room Queen
Stayed 1 night in June 2019

Compact luxury and best in hospitality service”

5 stars for the service checking in and out and also at the Jardin Garden restaurant (dinner and breakfast), and felt pampered by the French luxurious touches in the elegantly furnished room. Turn down service was a lovely surprise, the bed was super comfortable, and the luggage store after checkout was very helpful for a late flight. Will be staying again when we visit Wellington.

Reviewed July 15, 2019

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9.6
Exceptional
Lindsay from Australia
Solo traveler
Classic Room Queen
Stayed 1 night in September 2016

Faultless service”

Late night arrival. Gorgeous and well appointed room. An extra level of care in the form of complimentary late night snack. My new favourite hotel in Wellington.

Reviewed September 10, 2016

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9.6
Exceptional
Jo from Australia
Couple
Classic Room Queen
Stayed 1 night in September 2016

Short but perfect stay”

Beautiful room wonderful bed, warm friendly staff, a lovely introduction to Wellington

Reviewed September 29, 2016

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8.8
Excellent
Judith from Australia
Couple
Classic Room Queen
Stayed 3 nights in September 2016

Pleasant stay in Wellington”

Although the location is a bit of a walk to restaurants and bars it was a pleasant walk. The staff all treated us as special guests and we felt welcome during our stay. As A-Club members they upgraded the floor we were on and the room was very comfortable. The only complaint was that we had a Queen bed when we thought we would have a King. This hotel lives up to the Sofitel reputation of quality.

Reviewed October 01, 2016

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9.6
Exceptional
Edward from United States
Couple
Superior Room 1 Queen Bed
Stayed 3 nights in November 2017

Windy Wellington”

The room, service, and restaurants were all excellent. The interiors were innovative: fun with gold lamps in the rooms, beautiful teal and purple cushions in the lobby, smart black uniforms for the staff. Great buffet breakfast. Being from Japan, my only wish was that they had a bathtub in the room. Apparently only in the executive suite.

Reviewed November 12, 2017

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8.4
Excellent
Tim from New Zealand
Couple
Superior Room 1 Queen Bed
Stayed 1 night in July 2016

Just a few critical things!”

Hi to be honest I was expecting some bling chandeliers in the reception and White linen for dining! We have travelled the world and feel you need to really make it more fabulous at checkin and you so need the milk frother with the nespresso machines in the rooms otherwise why are you bothering? Take time to spend s night yourselves in restaurant and room and you will realise what I'm telling you! 😄otherwise its great but please more luxuriousness in the reception and hallways!

Reviewed August 01, 2016

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9.2
Exceptional
Stan from Australia
Business traveler
Classic Room Queen
Stayed 2 nights in August 2016

Nice Hotel”

The hotel has been open for only 2-3 week, I stayed for 2 nights, the staff were very obliging & helpful. The bar & restaurant are very good, with a very good and well written menu, I will stay there again

Reviewed September 01, 2016

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9.6
Exceptional
Ronald from United States
Solo traveler
Superior King Room
Stayed 2 nights in January 2020

Gorgeous hotel with friendly staff”

This hotel is beautiful and the staff members are friendly and helpful. My friends waited for me in the lobby one day and the staff brought them water while they waited.

Reviewed February 02, 2020

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5.6
Hiu from New Zealand
Couple
Classic Room Queen
Stayed 1 night in November 2018

Stayed at motels better than this”

I had really high expectations when booking as it’s advertised as this luxury French hotel but was disappointed the moment we stepped into the room. The room itself was so tiny and a lot of amenities were missing. We had to call the front desk for them which isn’t something u would expect from a 5 star hotel. A staff when entered the room unannounced without even knocking which was terrifying and completely unacceptable. After I told him we didn’t ask for teabags, became again 30 minutes later and insisted on coming in to check the teabags. It was teally weird and tbh quite ridiculous. Breakfast was delicious but again for that price, you would expect a full buffet instead. The bedsheets were also stained...overall, I have stayed in motels and Airbnbs that are much cleaner and comes with way better service. Very disappointing experience

Reviewed November 07, 2018

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9.2
Exceptional
Pearl from New Zealand
Couple
Classic Room Queen
Stayed 2 nights in July 2020

Exceptional”

They have good room service! They truly treat their guests as special. The staffs are friendly and professional.

Reviewed July 23, 2020

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9.6
Exceptional
dean from New Zealand
Couple
Classic Room Queen
Stayed 2 nights in August 2019

Exceptional”

Excellent hotel with some of the best service I have had in years. Amazing!

Reviewed August 13, 2019

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7.6
Very good
Drew from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Classic Room Queen
Stayed 1 night in March 2018

Standard 5 star although a little pricey..”

The hotel is very nice and efficient and ticks all the boxes of a 5 star establishment. The restaurant on site is very good and I had an extremely good fillet steak on the evening. The staff were also very helpful, friendly and efficient. Beds were nice and comfortable and location is very handy for the city centre/CBD.

Reviewed March 08, 2018

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9.6
Exceptional
Bernardine from New Zealand
Couple
Classic Room Queen
Stayed 1 night in February 2020

Smart, stylish decor.”

I liked the stylish decor and the small touches such as tea tray with chocolate when we got in at night; lovely lampshade at just the right brightness; framed pictures carefully curated. Service was excellent

Reviewed February 23, 2020

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6.8
Good
John from Australia
Couple
Classic Room Queen
Stayed 4 nights in March 2018

The hotel room is very small & uncomfortable.”

This hotel is not suitable for holidays. Not one chair in the tiny room. Nowhere to put anything at all.

Reviewed March 20, 2018

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10.0
Exceptional
Susan from New Zealand
Couple
Classic Room Queen
Stayed 1 night in November 2019

Absolutely outstanding place to stay and the Restaurant is superb”

Staff are excellent.

Reviewed November 11, 2019

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8.0
Excellent
Samuel from New Zealand
Couple
Superior King Room
Stayed 1 night in December 2018

Good”

Good but "Garden View" was looking over a cemetery

Reviewed January 08, 2019

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8.0
Excellent
Thanakorn from Thailand
Business traveler
Superior 2 Single Beds
Stayed 2 nights in April 2019

Good”

Good place to stay

Reviewed April 22, 2019

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7.2
Very good
Simon from Australia
Couple
Stayed 2 nights in August 2016

Wellington visit”

Great stay

Reviewed August 29, 2016

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