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Wellesley Boutique Hotel

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2-8 Maginnity Street Central Business District, Wellington 6011 New Zealand See on map
Free Wifi
Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Hotel
Room Service
Family Rooms
Wheelchair Access
3.5 Star accommodation
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Built in 1922 the Hotel is a category one Heritage building. It has 13 bedrooms each unique in character with generous bathrooms. It is nestled in central Wellington handy to the waterfront, railway station More and ferries, government centre, parliament, the courts, business district, cable car, and Lambton Quay shopping and the stadium. All are within easy walking distance. Public transport is close by. Te Papa 20 minutes walk, Courtenay Place 30 minutes walk. The Hotel does not have it's own parking but there is parking available. Parking is free outside the Hotel from 6:00pm to 8:00am Monday to Thursday and after 8:00pm Friday and all weekend. Personal service and attention to detail is a priority and our "1815 Cafe and Bar" which is open from 7am until 8pm (Monday to Friday) for breakfast, lunch, light meals morning and afternoon teas and as a house bar . Coffee is a speciality. Free wiFi. Spoil yourself with a stay at Wellington's finest Boutique Hotel. Less
Hotel class
Hotel Amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Room Service
Air Conditioning
Banquet Room
Conference Facilities
Dry Cleaning
Laundry Service
Meeting Rooms
Non-Smoking Hotel
Refrigerator in room
Wheelchair Access
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Hotel Style
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Accessible rooms, Family Rooms
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Hotel Style
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Accessible rooms, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
Price range
US$82 - US$152 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Wellesley Hotel Wellington
Wellesley Boutique Hotel Wellington
Wellesley Wellington
Wellington Wellesley
New Zealand > North Island > Greater Wellington > Wellington
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This restored historic 1930's building is currently rated as earthquake prone. On the positive side the bedroom and bathroom were huge and nicely furnished and well appointed. The meals and service were fine but not outstanding.
On the negative side the lift (elevator) is probabl
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The Wellesley is a beautiful historic hotel with luxurious large and comfortable bedrooms and bathrooms, a wonderful large central staircase, and even works well for holding functions, banquet dinners or training workshops. It is old, and it does have a few minor issues with main
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Response from StephenE1644, General Manager at Wellesley Boutique Hotel
Responded 3 days ago
Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. Yes we do have some maintenance issues to rectify and we are working our way through them. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us and we hope to see you again
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We stayed at the Wellesley for one night before catching the Northern Explorer. It's handy for that as it's just a quick walk to the station from the hotel.

The room we had was in need of some love. It was like a ship's cabin from the 1900s.

The bed was very comfortable and l
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Response from StephenE1644, General Manager at Wellesley Boutique Hotel
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. We have 3 rooms with broken air con units and I have checked all their windows, they do all open. I'm sorry you had difficulty opening yours. We are working towards fixing these units but it requires extensive scaffolding so we are saving up for this
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We loved the old style hotel room and the bed was excellent; however, we were disappointed with the tv service: having only a tv remote (not a Sky remote as well) meant the channels only changed with the up and down buttons, and there was no way of knowing what channel we were wa
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Response from StephenE1644, General Manager at Wellesley Boutique Hotel
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. The night manager did point out the TV problems to me and I had our contractor come around and investigate. He put a booster into your rooms connection and he informed me that the reception was fine now. She told me that she did tell you this so I'm not sure how more helpful she could have been.
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The hotel used to be a gentleman's club but is still a Masonic hall. Guest rooms are named after big wigs and a couple of grand masters in oils preside over the stairwells. Masons come & go before their meetings

The public areas are very period. Even the lift has a gate. Dark pa
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Response from StephenE1644, General Manager at Wellesley Boutique Hotel
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. We are so glad you appreciated the uniqueness of our hotel and that it made such an impression on you. I hope you had an enjoyable month travelling around our country
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Luxury claw foot bath
The bath is bigger than it looks
TV and easy chair
How long do we need to spend to check out? Can we check out at 6 to 6.30AM? (on Nov 18)
HI There, sorry for the delay in replying I did not see the question until now. For check outs outside of the reception hours just leave your keys at the reception desk and the receptionist will process your check out when she arrives to work.
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"Check the photos on the website as they are specific to each room so a good indication"
"The single room doesn't have a view or any working space but it is all you need for a short stay"
"Check out all the room options before booking, there are some great options available and each room is unique."
"I travelling alone the "single" room had a queen bed and was excellent."
""Executive" room is still a bargain, I haven't tried the others"
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