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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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39 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Spent 3 nights here on business. The room was dark with no view due to being hard up against the building next door. The one bedroom appt was comfortable, the bed a bit softer than I like but for 3 night's was ok. Shower over bath which had nice pressure and good hot water. The kitchen only had a frying... More 

Thank travellingrat
52 Guildford Drive Paraparaumu
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived just before check in time and went straight to reception. We gave our details and it became clearly obvious, listening to reception staff, that not only was our room not ready, although we had booked a few weeks in advance, we had not even had a room allocated. We were asked to wait and a couple of minutes... More 

Thank Jungceylon
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There wasn't anything particularly awful about my stay, just that it wasn't quite what I expected for the price and the way they position themselves as a higher-end offering. Pros: Location is pretty good to access Te Papa, Cuba Street and Courtenay Place Size of the room was fantastic, and having all the amenities in room was great. Blackout curtains... More 

Thank Lee P
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80 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful rooms which are laid out fantastically. Lounge, dining, separate bedroom and great bathroom. Highly recommended place to stay so close to town. Great service upon arrival and overall great experience.

Thank Phil W
Wellington, New Zealand
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78 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

6 of us stayed in a penthouse apartment. Location brilliant for a night on the town BUT hotel room itself also great......3 bedrooms (1 with en suite)........main kitchen, lounge, dining fantastic; modern and clean. Not much on offer in Wellington when you want somewhere for a larger group to stay (when catching up with old friends you don't se that... More 

Thank KrisBB
Auckland, New Zealand
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25 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've stayed here before and returned as I was very pleased. For me, the location and private access to all household amenities - oven, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, fridge and stove,ironing board and iron, clothes airer plus, for me, an all important luxury - a bathtub, not just a shower, in a space which is clean and maintained with a... More 

Thank Mimi T
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27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Distinction Hotel is really interesting in Wellington. The rooms are decent in terms of spacious enough, balconies etc. furniture is cheap and dated but it still is clean and works if that makes sense. Because of the balconies and the space I can make it work! Front loader washing machine/dryer which is always helpful, cheap bathroom towels. Bedsheets are white... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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58 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed for just one night due to rearranged travel plans. The room had a little bit of a weird flow in how it's set up. Think NYC/Paris studio appt with a small balcony. In one room is the bed, stove/kitchenette large lounge chair and small kitchen table for two. Bathroom off the side. The staff was helpful, the room was... More 

Thank Sarah H
Riverton, New Zealand
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301 reviews
54 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed for one night in a one-bedroom apartment. The hotel was chosen because it was conveniently situated for Te Papa, the National War Memorial Park and the restaurants in Courtenay Place and Cuba Street. The apartment was reasonably spacious, with a fully-equipped kitchen, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, shower over the bath and washing machine. The bedroom had a wardrobe, two bedside... More 

Thank Prisonerfan
Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand
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29 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Everything about this place was awesome, the rooms were clean and tidy, great replenishment of supplies in the room - kitchen & bathroom with loads of towels etc., and such friendly service, always got a smile and a welcoming comment every morning when leaving for the day and returning in the evening. Really impressed - really nice for a change.... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Distinction Wellington Century City Hotel provides the ideal Wellington accommodation base for business or leisure, in a vibrant location in the heart of all the action. On the doorstep of key Wellington attractions including Te Papa Museum, Distinction Wellington Century City Hotel's 89 guest rooms range from impeccably designed studios, to luxurious penthouse suites. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Distinction Wellington, Century City Hotel

Address: 70 Tory Street | Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand (Formerly Grand Mercure Wellington Century City Apartments)
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Greater Wellington > Wellington
Price Range: $149 - $827 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Distinction Wellington, Century City Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 89
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Also Known As:
Grand Mercure Wellington Century City Apartments Hotel Wellington
Hotel Style:
#16 Luxury Hotel in Wellington
#20 Business Hotel in Wellington
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“Make sure you get thr room you booked and paid for”
 of 5 bubbles Jungceylon, 26 Nov 2016 | Read review
“If you can, ask for a room that doesn't face the car park next door! Would assume higher would be better too.”
  • Decor
  • Popcorn Couch (for one!)
 of 5 bubbles 694leep, 20 Nov 2016 | Read review
“I think just higher up in the building gives you nicer views and possibly a bit quieter than lower down in the building.”
 of 5 bubbles onlynay, 28 Oct 2016 | Read review
“City view, higher up the less street noise.”
 of 5 bubbles JillH241, 28 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Ask what views are available.”
 of 5 bubbles Sparjay, 18 Sep 2016 | Read review
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