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Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed 27 November 2015

The Wellesley is in an excellent location in the heart of Wellington. Easy access to everything and the rooms are nice in a "classic" way. The only negatives I would offer are, as a "Boutique" Hotel charging high rates for rooms, that they are not offing full value-for-money. Bar and restaurant close early (8 pm), rooms were less clean than...

Thank Acton K
happyfeert, Guest Relations Manager at Wellesley Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

I am sorry you didn't feel you received value for money when staying at our hotel recently. Prices and vacancies were at a premium in Wellington at the time you stayed hence the increase in price. I also believe you had the last room available which is the smallest of our rooms. As the hotel is in the CBD where...

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 November 2015

The hotel my boss usually stays in in Wellington was fully booked. I hoped that this was a good alternative when I booked it - she needed comfortable, warm and relaxing. Unfortunately it was so noisy she barely had any sleep - the noise was from the wind shaking and rattling the windows and the ceiling vent all night. Maybe...

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happyfeert, Guest Relations Manager at Wellesley Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for the review on behalf of your boss. I am sorry she had a disturbed night with the wind. Unfortunately we cannot do anything about the weather. On the night she stayed we had super gale force winds which would rattle anything , even in a modern high rise building you would hear the wind howling. Our hotel...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 19 October 2015 via mobile

Not sure about this hotel, It's for sure old, the suite was nice, the left was classic for sure. Going there on a Sunday night near the CBD was not the wisest thing to do as its too far from everything that is open for business at night. The lady who let us in when we got there was very...

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happyfeert, Guest Relations Manager at Wellesley Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I am sorry you did not enjoy some of the aspects of your stay. I think it is fair to say that the CBD in any city is naturally very quiet in the evenings and at the weekend especially on a Sunday when you stayed with us. We actually have many guests who stay with...

Reviewed 9 October 2015 via mobile

This is a heritage hotel and as such had great atmosphere to match the vaguely victorian/Edwardian decor. Good sized room; bar looked fun with jazz on certain nights but didn't get a chance to experience this. The heating system was a little dodgy to operate and the night officer ( a wonderful lady ) brought up various heaters to supplement...

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happyfeert, Guest Relations Manager at Wellesley Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I am glad you enjoyed your stay and maybe you will return on one of our Jazz nights. Because of the age of the building some things are a bit of a challenge but we usually manage to overcome them usually with the help of our great staff. We hope you will visit us again....

Canberra, Australia
Reviewed 9 October 2015

Wellesley Boutique This little spot in the centre of Wellington's CBD started life as a gentlemen's club, and the handsome heritage building now houses a contemporary hotel which retains lots of the Club's fixtures, atmosphere and charm: dark wood panelling, richly patterned carpets and black and white marble floors, original brass message plates, quaint old-fashioned elevator, open staircase, grand piano,...

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happyfeert, Guest Relations Manager at Wellesley Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your comprehensive and positive review of our Hotel. We have recently embarked on an upgrade programme and have completed the entrance way and two meeting/function rooms just off the entrance and reception area which have proved very popular. The Grand dining room is on the list for refurbishment. It still looks pretty amazing when dressed...

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 8 October 2015

I like the Wellesley. It's not modern, it's not brand new, it's not somewhere I'd want to live and I don't want to live in a home that felt the same. But it's worth a visit because it's good value and well located if you don't mind that old world feel and so I do come back from time to...

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happyfeert, Guest Relations Manager at Wellesley Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review for our Hotel. The old world feel you mention dates back to 1927 so there is a lot of history to preserve. We are trying to refurbish while "modernising" but maintaining the style and character of the building and hence it's charm. Also we are doing within the constraints of...

Reviewed 29 September 2015 via mobile

If you want to try something different this establishment is superb. Located in the legal and parliamentary quarter of the CBD the Wellesley Hotel has been superbly renovated to provide the normal facilities you come to expect in any 4-5 star hotel but retains its bones of a former early 20th century Gentleman's Club. Astrid greeted us warmly on arrival...

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happyfeert, Guest Relations Manager at Wellesley Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

It was really nice to read such a review for our Hotel. We are very proud of our building, facilities and our staff and try to ensure that guests enjoy their stay. Thank you. We do appreciate your comments. Regards, Kathleen Brooker Guest Relations

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 21 September 2015

A beautiful old building with large rooms in a great location being only a few minutes walk from the harbour, main shopping precinct, cable car entry etc etc. I like to stay in accommodation with history however it does need quite a lot of renovation (eg peeling paint, a lot of road noise and the plumbing was a challenge!) which...

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happyfeert, Guest Relations Manager at Wellesley Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent review of our Hotel. Our building was built in the 1920's and has a Heritage Category 1 listing. As with many historic buildings it is a challenge to upgrade and refurbish them especially within the constraints of the Heritage listing. However we have now completed and installed a new canopy, painted, wallpapered and upgraded the...

Raglan, New Zealand
Reviewed 10 September 2015 via mobile

Older classic style tastefully decorated very comfortable room for the period or modern comtempory man wonderful friendly service walking distant to conveniences and shopping Breakfast in the cafe was basic. would return. Managed to find an affordable room last minute Great wellington icon!!

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happyfeert, Guest Relations Manager at Wellesley Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. We are very proud of our Heritage Boutique Hotel and all it has to offer. Our staff are very loyal and committed to make our guests stay the best it can be. We look forward to welcoming you again when you are in Wellington. Regards, Kathleen...

Salisbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 August 2015

A truly gentleman's club atmosphere suffuses this boutique hotel, but both sexes are equally welcome. Attentive and informative staff ensured that every moment of our short stay in Wellington was put to best use . Its history and present usage for high level meetings will keep it going in Wellington's city centre for the foreseeable future , but I feel...

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happyfeert, Guest Relations Manager at Wellesley Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are very proud of our Heritage Hotel and that our staff were very helpful. We are currently renovating the downstairs area and bar area. We are limited to what we can do by the requirements of the Category 1 Heritage listing. I am sure if you stay with us again in the future you...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Banquet Room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Wellesley Boutique Hotel

Address: 2-8 Maginnity St | (Central Business District), Wellington 6011, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Greater Wellington > Wellington
Price Range: ₹ 7,542 - ₹ 11,267 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Wellesley Boutique Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 13
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Also Known As:
Wellesley Hotel Wellington
Wellesley Boutique Hotel Wellington
Wellesley Wellington
Wellington Wellesley
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#17 Business Hotel in Wellington
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“Would try somewhere else”
 of 5 bubbles Holidays1217, 22 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Front of the hotel for light but not the top floor.”
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“can be a wee bit noisy so back rooms are good”
 of 5 bubbles bustedblonde, 23 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Room 401 has a massive bathroom”
 of 5 bubbles AlanW221, 17 Dec 2016 | Read review
“All rooms face street so all the same but just different sizes and facilities.”
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