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Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 14 February 2014

Well worth a stay in a place that's different from the standard corporate hotel. Retro furniture, kiwiana in every room and a great location with views over the harbour and toward the city. The rooms are neat and tidy. Free wi-fi, simple and stylish decor.

1Thank Gavin L
Alan_from_Ohtel, Owner at Ohtel, responded to this review

Hi Gavin, Locals love our Kiwiana, (iconic New Zealand art and collectables) - hope to see you back soon ! Alan

Leicester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 February 2014

not impressed with the reception or the hallway - on entering the room, it looked very nice, but not at all practical - nowhere in the bathroom to hang anything and no-where to put the soap ! the bed was set in a large wooden surround and although I cannot fault the actual bed as it was exceptionally comfortable -...

Thank Daffodil36
Alan_from_Ohtel, Owner at Ohtel, responded to this review

Hi Daffodil36, Thanks for the review and giving us some pointers. I'm sorry some of the features of the room caused you discomfort. Glad you enjoyed the salmon at breakfast and my staff. Regards Alan

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 1 February 2014 via mobile

A great boutique hotel. Everything you would need or want, including a cocktail ready mini-bar. Right next to Wellington's fun block of restaurants and bars. Just staying here will make you feel cool... None of the crowd or mass feel of a normal hotel. I will be back (every time)...

Thank Bruce M
Alan_from_Ohtel, Owner at Ohtel, responded to this review

Bruce... mate... We love having our Aussie cousins come to stay. Great people need to stay in great accommodation - just the start of a well-earned break or quick business trip to the Capital of NZ. Alan

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 14 January 2014

The great oriental bay location is only the beginning of this lovely designed hotel. Scandinavian design is hot and this hotel is filled with it. We had nice breakfast and the staff was amazing. Heidi even helped us on planning the south island trip! Thank u so much for the lovely stay

Thank mentrop
Alan_from_Ohtel, Owner at Ohtel, responded to this review

Hi Mentrop, Thanks for your review. Guests will only deal with 1 of three Managers here, Heidi, Deb or I. We all have a great deal of knowledge about what is good to see and do around town - as well as being able to assist with arrival or departure travel bookings. Download our app' before arriving to find out...

Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 19 December 2013

We spent 1 night at Ohtel taking advantage of their "Ditch the Kids" deal to celebrate our babymoon. We were not disappointed by any aspect of our stay: large, comfortable bed; huge bath tub; helpful and unobtrusive staff; decent sound proofing in room; leisurely breakfast with a range of choices. We live in Wellington and had planned what we wanted...

Thank Eleanor H
Alan_from_Ohtel, Owner at Ohtel, responded to this review

Hi Eleanor, Locals who take up our offer often comment on the different experience they have of their own city as a leisure tourist. Wellington is such a great place to wonder around and enjoy, we don't always get to see it in that light as daily life is all consuming... Thanks for your review - see you for babyversary...

Darwin, Australia
Reviewed 17 December 2013

Ohtel is a lovely hotel with modern decor in an older building. The lift is old and rickety, but this only added to the charm. My room had a balcony that looked out over the bay. There is a supermarket just across the road and it is a stones throw from the Embassy and a short walk from most of...

Thank Carol B
Alan_from_Ohtel, Owner at Ohtel, responded to this review

Hey Carol, Our central location is a hit with guests - Te Papa, (National Museum) is close by too ! Thanks for the review, I appreciate it. Alan

Newcastle, Australia
Reviewed 8 December 2013

Ohtel is a cute boutique hotel located near Waitangi Park in Wellington, NZ. There is tasteful decor with a twist of Kiwi, Pacifica, retro furniture, mod cons and comfortable. We showered in an en suite bathroom with a wonderful picture of the Moeraki boulders. Breakfast downstairs was like being in a tiny cafe that is probably very cosy to linger...

Thank LucidLibrarian
Alan_from_Ohtel, Owner at Ohtel, responded to this review

Thanks for your review LL, Although our buffet breakfast isn't huge, everything we provide is fresh and locally sourced or made by high end businesses like Gernot's Jams of Hawkes Bay. Please send us an email prior to arrival if you are looking for suggestions on what to do during your visit - we can usually recommend a couple of...

Reviewed 25 November 2013

I am not so sure what all the fuss is about on trip advisor. I thought the property looked a little tired to be honest In both the main public areas and the rooms Our friends travelling with us were of the same option We did not like the open bathroom altough this area was very spacious The ironing board...

Thank DenisePF
Alan_from_Ohtel, Owner at Ohtel, responded to this review

Hi Denise, You are right, Ohtel is not for everyone - some prefer a standard room with not too many surprises. But if you want to stay in a small, thoughtfully appointed, owner run property in a great location with friendly staff, free Wi-Fi and much more, please give us a try. We are certainly not the cheapest, but I'm...

Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 21 November 2013

We enjoyed our 3 night stay, the room is large and the bath was excellent. We had a balcony which looks over the bay of Wellington. Only down side is the hotel is on a rather busy road so if noise from traffic bothers you don't stay here, but in saying that the double glazing does reduce the noise if...

Thank Simla_11
Alan_from_Ohtel, Owner at Ohtel, responded to this review

Hi Henry, Sounds like you 'got' Ohtel and Wellington; location, coffee, Oriental Parade etc... Glad you had a good time relaxing in one of our baths, and yes our mini-bar items are priced to be consumed ! Alan

Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 19 November 2013

What a lovely hotel and in a great location on the Wellington waterfront. The staff are very friendly with great service! The room was massive and would be a great for a longer stay. Sitting outside to catch the setting sun drinking one of NZ great craft beers was a real pleasure.

Thank Andrew D
Alan_from_Ohtel, Owner at Ohtel, responded to this review

Hi Andrew, I'm glad you enjoyed your stay - and more importantly were able to stay hydrated ! Next time you are in town try 'Goldings' in Leeds Street for a fantastic array of craft beers... Regards Alan

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Ohtel's exclusive seaside location provides stunning views over Waitangi Park, Te Papa and the Inner harbour. Run by the owner and a select group of friendly, unpretentious staff, Ohtel provides convenience and luxury with an eco-friendly conscience. Experience contemporary New Zealand design, coupled with original "mid-century" furnishings throughout the lobby and ten spacious suites. Enjoy regionally sourced, gourmet food and beverages in room, or in our intimate lobby. Ohtel, sophisticated urban chic. Free Wi-Fi & local calls, King-sized beds, 55+ Sky channels, air-con, solar hot water... ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ohtel

Address: 66 oriental Parade | Oriental Bay, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Greater Wellington > Wellington
Price Range: €174 - €333 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Ohtel 4.5*
Number of rooms: 10
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Also Known As:
Ohtel Hotel Wellington
Design Hotel Wellington
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#2 Business Hotel in Wellington
#3 Romantic Hotel in Wellington
#12 Luxury Hotel in Wellington
#15 Family Hotel in Wellington
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“The rooms facing the street are amazing - great views of a bustling city, the sea, and Te Papa, the iconic national museum.”
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 of 5 bubbles JJLuvsHotels, 29 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Rooms at the front of the building have wonderful sunshine and view to the park, the harbour.”
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