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Shepherds Arms Hotel

285 Tinakori Road, Wellington 6011 New Zealand
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#36 of 52 hotels in Wellington
The Shepherds Arms Hotel & Speight's Ale House is a Boutique Hotel offering a warm and friendly stay in Wellingtons oldest historical village. Close to all Ferries, Train Station, Botanic Gardens, Parliament, Katherine Mansfield House, Cable Car and Wellingtons vibrant night life. A full restaurant and Bar is available downstairs offering great Kiwi hospitality with fantastic meals and the best range of quality NZ Beers. Free car parking, internet, laundry is also available. We look forward to seeing you soon.
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285 Tinakori Road, Wellington 6011 New Zealand
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Barrie H wrote a review Jun 2021
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Ordered some Takeaway Burgers for Office Lunch on a Friday. Absolutely amazing. Ordered online and picked up just after they opened. Great service & the chat wasn't too bad either. Well worth trying - will definitely be back.
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Date of stay: June 2021
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Trip type: Travelled on business
Eli B wrote a review Jun 2021
Auckland Central, New Zealand27 contributions5 helpful votes
It’s a “restaurant with accommodation”. The waiters have to be receptionists as well, there is no reception. The owner probably doesn’t want to pay for staff members and that’s why. I’ve been working in the hotel industry for more than 15 years and this is the first time I see a hotel without a Reception at all!!! It’s an old hotel refurbished that probably with the proper staff it could be in better conditions, as no one can pay attention to details or even reply the emails you sent (at least). Very good and friendly staff working for a mean owner/manager. I hope they get paid very well as they have to do both jobs, they deserve it.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
markkaren2018 wrote a review May 2021
Whanganui, New Zealand6 contributions
If you go to the effort to make a reservation to book a room, and even if you get an e-mail back confirming that your reservation is confirmed as being all correct, I STRONGLY suggest that you telephone them first to make sure all is okay rather than assume it. We made a booking several weeks in advance and drove 2 1/2 hours to Wellington only to be told that they have "computer issues" and that sorry, but no room for you two. AND yes it is impossible to find reasonable priced accommodation in Wellington at 3.00pm in the afternoon !!!!!!
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Date of stay: May 2021
Response from , Owner at Shepherds Arms Hotel
Responded 25 May 2021
Hi Mark, Please contact booking.com re this issue. Please find attached the reason why your booking was not in our system. Please ring the hotels direct to make bookings as this way we are responsible and not a third party with no care. Hi Greg, Carolina from Booking.com advised that they had an internal bug that affected the modification of this reservation been sent to STAAH. Below is a screenshot of her reply. Booking.com were made aware of this issue but did not reach out to you. Shepherds Arms Hotel is sorry for the way Booking.com have treated you .
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LdC3333 wrote a review Mar 2021
Christchurch, New Zealand4 contributions
Location good and room itself adequate. But, don’t stay in a room connected by a door as noise travels under and hotel take no responsibility for rowdy guests plus if the room beside you is smoking and smoke wafts IMO your room, still hotel takes no responsibility. If the room beside has early morning guests checking in at 5am and they’re noisy, again management sorry but take no responsibility. Get the picture ? And that night manager number to call in the night for assistance seeing you paid money for a reasonable sleep ? Goes nowhere and hotel sorry but take no responsibility. Tip: stay somewhere else. Homegrown weekend was the excuse. That’s BS. We went to Homegrown and didn’t behave like f*wits.
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Haley wrote a review Jan 2021
14 contributions2 helpful votes
Great place to eat with family and children. I had the fish and chips (with groper) and it was all tasty and cooked well. Friendly staff and nice atmosphere, only slight complaint was a member of the party ordering a Thai beef salad with only a few strips of beef which was a bit disappointing considering the price. Overall, great experience and would come here again :)
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Frequently Asked Questions about Shepherds Arms Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Shepherds Arms Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Bolton Street Cemetery (0.4 km), St Andrew's on the Terrace (0.5 km), and Tinakori Hill (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Shepherds Arms Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Shepherds Arms Hotel?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Shepherds Arms Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Shepherds Arms Hotel?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Shepherds Arms Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Hillside Kitchen and Cellar, Picnic Cafe, and Jardin Grill.
Are there any historical sites close to Shepherds Arms Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Old St Paul's (0.9 km), Government House (3.3 km), and Wellington Cable Car (0.8 km).