We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

The Lighthouse and the Keep Wellington

Show Prices
Enter dates for lowest prices
powered by PriceFinder
Prices from our online travel partners are not available
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this accommodation, but we can search other options in Wellington
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
View Map
Add a photo
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"moduleList":["handlers"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel"},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

45 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 43: English reviews
Start your review of The Lighthouse and the Keep Wellington
 Click to rate
Akaroa, New Zealand
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

We had a lovely night here, wonderful views, very special place to stay. Loved that is was so close to nice place to go out for a meal and movies thoroughly recommended. Parking right outside, good kitchenette and great walk sling beach.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Cheryl J
Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

Oh my gosh. I can't express how much I loved this place! The walk to the lighthouse already had amazing views but when we got to the highest level of the lighthouse there was windows all around and it provided us a better and an even more amazing view of the beach and the islands nearby. It was definitely a...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Tuesday Rain T
Reviewed 26 August 2016

From "don't worry about completing a complicated bank transfer, we'll sort it out when you get here" to "don't worry about getting in late, I'll leave the key under the mat" - this residence is manna from heaven from start to finish. The breakfast provisions were so extensive, we couldn't finish it in two days; fresh Tuberose filled the room...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Debra M
Masterton, New Zealand
Reviewed 25 April 2016

We have stayed at both of these beautiful accommodations and loved every minute. The views are to die for and even though the Keep will always hold a special place in our heart, the Lighthouse's sitting room on the top floor is perfect for anytime of year. We always have the best sleep and the showers are wonderful. If you...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank DandCDodd
Daventry, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 April 2016 via mobile

A lovely place for watching the sea birds dive and congregate on rocks far away as far-off in the distance aeroplanes line up to land in windy Wellington. Other reviewers have remarked that the lighthouse is for backpackers and we'd agree with that assessment. With refurbishment and a lick of paint this could be made more ship-shape and Bristol-fashioned. As...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank David M
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 February 2016

We stayed for one night in the Lighthouse during our visit to New Zealand in January. I was really excited to be staying in a lighthouse and it lived up to my expectations. I was worried about the parking as I could see from the photos that there is a road between the sea and the lighthouse. In fact there...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank sarah y
Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 21 February 2016

We are SO thrilled that we stayed at The Keep. It was entirely unique, as narrow as it looks, yet spacious enough for 2 of us. When we arrived it was pouring rain -- but it was magical that way. The sound of the rain on the tin roof was beautiful. By the next day, the clouds had lifted and...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Buppin B
Brisbane
Reviewed 16 November 2015

What a great little pad Perfect for our last night in Wellington and would love to have stayed longer. I highly recommend it as a get-away spot to chill out, watch the waves, boats, planes and birds. We loved it. Lots of walking and exploring up the City to Sea Track and along the foreshore. We didn't use it as...

 Report
Helpful?
2Thank BanksBrisbane
Upper Hutt, New Zealand
Reviewed 14 July 2015

We went for my husband's birthday! We loved it! The sound of the ocean, the unique accommodation, the planes passing the boats sailing by the beach walk it was a awesome experience. We recommend to everybody. The breakfast supplies very impressive. Even slept better than I do at home. Thank you Bruce for creating such a experience.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank DebiPauljaxson-123
wellington
Reviewed 30 June 2015

Last year for my birthday we stayed a night at The Lighthouse - this year we chose The Keep. The Keep has rustic decor (as one might expect from a keep) with basic kitchen and bathrooms (as one might expect in a keep) but is entirely comfortable and cosy. Bruce had nipped in and turned on all the heaters, so...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank nzvegan

54 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (54)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (1)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (8)
Viewed
View from Room (12)
Viewed
Room/Suite (7)
Viewed
Bathroom (2)
Viewed
Family/Play Areas (1)
Viewed
Dining (1)
Viewed
Other (22)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Wellington
3.0 km away
Brentwood Hotel
Brentwood Hotel
#1 of 2 in Kilbirnie
265 reviews
5.0 km away
QT Museum Wellington
QT Museum Wellington
#8 of 46 in Wellington
1,486 reviews
6.0 km away
Park Hotel Lambton Quay
Park Hotel Lambton Quay
#28 of 46 in Wellington
59 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
3.4 km away
Airport Motor Lodge
Airport Motor Lodge
#19 of 46 in Wellington
125 reviews
3.1 km away
Adelaide Motel
Adelaide Motel
#39 of 46 in Wellington
28 reviews
2.5 km away
Airport Motel
Airport Motel
#38 of 46 in Wellington
147 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
About the property
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Spa
Room types
  • Kitchenette
Services
  • Free Parking

Additional Information about The Lighthouse and the Keep Wellington

Address: Island Bay, Wellington, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Greater Wellington > Wellington
Number of rooms: 25
Hotel Style:
#3 Spa Hotel in Wellington
#17 Romantic Hotel in Wellington
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from The Lighthouse and the Keep Wellington staff and other travellers.
1 question
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from The Lighthouse and the Keep Wellington staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“There is only one bedroom. Comfortable bed, great views out over Houghton and Island Bays, and the Cook Strait.”
 of 5 bubbles cdn-npl, 2 Jun 2015 | Read review
“Nice place to stay, pretty sure the keep is nice too.”
  • View from just around the corner
  • view from top of lighthouse
 of 5 bubbles KvBerloo, 28 Jan 2013 | Read review
“shop at the kilburnie pak n save and buy heaps of fresh mussel's Mmmmmm”
 of 5 bubbles bfg62, 16 Feb 2012 | Read review
3 of 3