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Wellesley Boutique Hotel

2-8 Maginnity Street Central Business District, Wellington 6011 New Zealand
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#15 of 53 hotels in Wellington
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 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.
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Property amenities
Paid public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Baggage storage
Executive lounge access
Express check-in / check-out
Coffee shop
Complimentary instant cofffee
Wine / champagne
Meeting rooms
Non-smoking hotel
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Room service
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Historic Hotel
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Viv O wrote a review Mar 2021
19 contributions2 helpful votes
We stayed for a night on our way to another location. Lovely old world feel with beautifully dressed rooms. Boutique experience provided something a little different from other hotels. The bed was next level comfortable. Will definitely return.
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
Response from Stephen Edwards, 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 enjoyed your time with us and we look forward to seeing you again
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Nick wrote a review Feb 2021
1 contribution
We always love staying in the Wellesley. The rooms have always been impeccably dressed with every little, amazing detail taken care of (including the little triangle fold on the toilet paper roll!). The old world feel with the modern comfort of AC/heat pump has pretty much cemented the hotel as our favorite place to say in Wellington. Affordable luxury.
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Date of stay: February 2021
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Response from Tamara Staples, Guest Services / Front Office at Wellesley Boutique Hotel
Responded 2 Mar 2021
Dear Guest, Thanks for staying with us. We appreciate you taking the time to place your review, and we're very happy to see you enjoyed your time at the Wellelsley. Kind regards, Tamara
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Paul B wrote a review Feb 2021
Nelson, New Zealand1 contribution
Room was clean, central location, had everything you needed and at excellent rates. Staff accommodating. The waterfront is easily accessible where there are some fantastic bars and restaurants to try out.
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from Tamara Staples, Guest Services / Front Office at Wellesley Boutique Hotel
Responded 2 Mar 2021
Dear Guest, We are delighted to see you enjoyed all aspects of your stay with us. We agree the location is fantastic for accessing the waterfront. Warm regards Tamara
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Jim A wrote a review Jan 2021
Christchurch, New Zealand9 contributions2 helpful votes
Stayed 4 nights in a luxury room. There is an ambience of a grand history, but the room is modern and well appointed. The bed is very comfortable, and the bedroom +suite is large, with room to sit and relax. The bathroom is enormous with dual vanities, and an enormous shower, big enough for a rugby team, and having two shower heads! There is a sea view and the hotel is right in the middle of the CBD, and only 5 minutes walk to sea-port restaurants. We did not eat in the hotel restaurant.
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Date of stay: January 2021
Response from Tamara Staples, Guest Services / Front Office at Wellesley Boutique Hotel
Responded 2 Mar 2021
Dear Jim, We love our 'old girl' too! The bathrooms are magnificent and are definitely made for 2 at least. Many thanks for your feedback and excellent rating. Warm regards, Tamara
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Kathryn R wrote a review Dec 2020
Wellington, New Zealand28 contributions8 helpful votes
Don’t eat there! A group of 21 of us went for a set Xmas lunch with a main and dessert with three options for both courses at a set price of $50. My main which supposedly was turkey, couscous, beetroot, jus and a sauce. What happened to the sauce and jus was anybody’s guess - the beetroot was a dried-up smear and the turkey was very dry. The waitress said she would get us some gravy which arrived when most of us had finished our partial meals. We tasted the “gravy” which was a very pale beige colour and was a new taste experience; certainly not gravy as we knew it! The dessert (soused cherries, lemon curd and rainbow cake) was awful, both in taste and presentation. Another main, the lamb, was mostly fat and the cheesecake dessert was partially frozen with a base that needed a sledgehammer to break it. Most of us complained and were given a complimentary tea or coffee with a promise of an explanatory email - which arrived and basically ignored our complaints and blamed our group for being troublemakers. Can honestly say the worst meal I have ever had in a restaurant. Had to give a rating of one but would like to make it a minus!
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
USD 65 - USD 142 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Wellesley Boutique Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Wellesley Boutique Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Tarot Zamm - Tarot Reader (0.1 km), Escape Mate (0.2 km), and New Zealand Parliament (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Wellesley Boutique Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a lounge, and room service.
Which room amenities are available at Wellesley Boutique Hotel?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Wellesley Boutique Hotel?
Guests can enjoy a lounge and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Wellesley Boutique Hotel?
Yes, paid public parking nearby is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Wellesley Boutique Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Thistle Inn, Shed 5 Bar & Restaurant, and Chameleon Restaurant.
Is Wellesley Boutique Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.5 km away from the centre of Wellington.
Are any cleaning services offered at Wellesley Boutique Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Wellesley Boutique Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Are there any historical sites close to Wellesley Boutique Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Old St Paul's (0.6 km), Government House (2.8 km), and Wellington Cable Car (0.5 km).
Is Wellesley Boutique Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.