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The Lighthouse and the Keep Wellington

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New Plymouth
Reviewed 3 June 2015

I stayed at the Keep, rather than the Lighthouse, and I was very pleased with my stay there. I had never lived in a tower before. One room per level - constructed of board and batten macrocarpa, with of course, a stone exterior. The mid level is the living area, and in addition to bread, butter, and marmalade, I found...

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wellington
Reviewed 17 April 2015

We stayed here for our anniversary and loved it. Close to home but felt like getting away. We loved the quirky style, the views, spa bath and breakfast provisions. Nice surprise of chocolates and bubble bath. Definitely be back for a weekend,

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Reviewed 26 March 2015

My husband and I stayed in the lighthouse in Feb 2015. It took us a while to find it since it was hidden in a row of houses while we assumed it to be little more secluded. Nevertheless, the place is really funky..it has a small kitchen facility first floor, a small bedroom in the second and the third has...

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Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Reviewed 13 January 2015

Our family of 5 stayed in both the Lighthouse and the Keep. 2 of us stayed in the Lighthouse, 3 in the Keep. Both of these buildings are clever and cute! Great photo opportunities! The view out over the Cook Strait are great, and the walk along the coastline is great too. Bruce provides materials for good full breakfasts. The...

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2Thank Blake S
Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 21 December 2014

Stayed at the lighthouse on a Saturday night. The view the top floor is amazing. The bed was comfortable and cozy. The shower was powerful and had nice hot water. It was a nice experience and now we can say we have stayed in a lighthouse. I defiantly agree with the other comments made by previous reviews, it does need...

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1Thank Selina P
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 December 2014 via mobile

Lovely lighthouse-style accommodation in Island Bay. Right across the street from beach access, so it's easy to go for a swim. The third floor offers unparalleled views of the bay and the strait, with 360° windows, and you can actually see the south island on a clear day! Bedroom is charming and comfortable, the accommodation is clean. Bruce is wonderful...

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1Thank Lisa W
England
Reviewed 4 December 2014

We stayed at The Lighthouse for one night while on Honeymoon. We wanted someplace unusual and interesting and this fitted the bill! Beautiful location and views, even though it is on a busy road we found it very quiet. Great atmosphere at the top, so peaceful and relaxing & those views!!! Plentiful breakfast options – we hadn't expected so much...

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Traverse City
Reviewed 9 August 2014

We stayed at The Keep for one night while traveling through New Zealand in March. We wanted someplace unusual and interesting and this caught our eye. Here are some pros. Beautiful location and views, even though it is on a busy road we found it very quiet thanks to the concrete construction. Great ambiance. The hatch to the roof is...

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1Thank JKandAJ
wellington
Reviewed 18 June 2014

My husband arranged a night at the Lighthouse as a surprise birthday treat and I loved it. Yes, it could do with a bit of a spring clean, but the important bits (shower, toilet, kitchen, bedroom) were spotless. Yes, the stairs are steep and windy but...its a lighthouse! Yes, there are no curtains on the numerous little windows, but I...

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Townsville, Australia
Reviewed 4 June 2014

Wow!!!! What a great idea, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Lighthouse and the views were awesome. We had a rainbow provide a 1 hour long light show for us in the afternoon. Bruce was very accommodating and catered for our needs in a most professional way. Had a great stay, this is a must on anyone's bucket list....you...

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  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
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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
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“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
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