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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a very quaint B&B ideally located for the city. The rooms are comfortably furnished but the overriding memory will be Jane, who apart from running the house is also an accomplished author. Jane was very welcoming, our one regret being that we only spent a short time with her given that we only stayed one night as the...

Thank Peter M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This B&B is located right on the edge of the city right next to great hikes and only a 15 minute walk into the center of he city. Spacious and nice rooms with a great breakfast in the morning. Jane is a great host and offers up lots of suggestions.

Thank Samuel H
Biddenden, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 January 2017

The property is dark, smells musty and needs updating. Didn't find anything quirky about the dust and the stained bathroom with previous guests' hair in drainage. Cluttered and a bit grim. Question the hygiene in the kitchen. Not a good experience for us.

Thank Govinder S
Dallas, Texas
Reviewed 3 January 2017

My husband, 9-year old daughter and I stayed here two nights. The location was good because it was walking distance to Te Papa, the cable car and many restaurants. It is also right next to the hike up to Mt. Victoria, which is a great hike and amazing view, and windy! The host, Jane, was very nice told us a...

Thank evegstephens
Denver, United States
Reviewed 3 June 2016

We choose B&Bs in our travels and have had some good experiences on three continents. This was among the best. Booklovers is comfortable but has nothing outstanding except for Jane, the host. It was always clean and it is convenient. Discussions with Jane about her writing and books in her many bookshelves were too short only because we'd have loved...

1Thank williamhS4270EY
Avila, Spain
Reviewed 11 May 2016

Old, dirty (the bath was full of death insects!)... The name sounds romantic and avocative but the reality stinks! (literally: It smells mildew and moisture.). The hosttest is nice but I won't recommend the place to anybody... Luckily, it was just one night.

Thank Adriana C
Beesd, The Netherlands
Reviewed 5 May 2016

If you want to see Wellington, there is a bus stop just in front that brings you to the city centre in less than 10 minutes. One guest can park a car on the property, for other guests a nearby parking that is free of charge from 6 pm to next morning 8 am, and limited to one hour otherwise....

Thank globalarchret
Metro Manila, Philippines
Reviewed 15 April 2016 via mobile

We chose BnBs for our trip rather than hotels or resorts precisely for the kind of experience we had here ... personalized attention and an at home feel of the place. Booklovers is quaint and comfortable with good service and attention, both from Jane and other staff. For those exploring LOTR locations, it's also a short walk from Mt Victoria...

Thank Brisco66
Reviewed 12 April 2016 via mobile

A word of warning. If you want a sterile chain hotel with strips across the lavvy to prove it has been cleaned, and an identikit welcome in every town, do NOT stay here. If you want a great welcome, a stay in a really nice friendly house where you are well looked after and you can sit over breakfast and...

Thank Sweepdog14
Emsworth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 March 2016

Our bedroom was upstairs facing the road at the front of the house. It was cluttered and tired, the sort of room you would enjoy staying at in a friend's house, but it didn't feel appropriate in a fairly expensive B&B. The tiny shower room was awkwardly designed. However, I think at least one of the other bedrooms was more...

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  • Breakfast included
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  • Breakfast included
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Additional Information about Booklovers Bed and Breakfast

Address: 123 Pirie Street | Mt Victoria, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Greater Wellington > Wellington
Price Range: €108 - €122 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Booklovers Bed and Breakfast 3*
Number of rooms: 3
Also Known As:
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Booklovers Hotel Wellington
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“The Janet Frame room is the only one with enough rooms for 3 people. It is in the front of the house, closest to the road.”
 of 5 bubbles evegstephens, 3 Jan 2017 | Read review
“The ensuite room upstairs at the back had great views and birdsong.”
 of 5 bubbles 227peterd, 17 Nov 2015 | Read review
“Don't have the downstairs room at the front if you are a light sleeper although it does have a bath.”
 of 5 bubbles JuliaS589, 13 Nov 2015 | Read review
“all rooms appeared to be large and well appointed”
 of 5 bubbles clancollins6, 11 Nov 2015 | Read review
“The front rooms overlook the tunnel and the city”
 of 5 bubbles WendyNa2015, 4 Oct 2015 | Read review
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