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The Cambridge Hotel

28 Cambridge Terrace, Wellington 6011 New Zealand
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#25 of 52 hotels in Wellington
Welcome to the Cambridge Hotel. Experience true New Zealand hospitality and enjoy comfortable accommodation in a historic hotel and backpackers right in the heart of Wellington. For work or play, the Cambridge Hotel is your home away from home. With a wide selection of accommodation, an onsite bistro and bar and Wifi and Sky, you’ll be well taken care of whether you’re just discovering New Zealand’s capital or are a regular visitor. Within walking distance of all Wellington’s major attractions. Including Te Papa and the Waterfront; sports, shopping, entertainment and nightlife precincts. With a unique blend of old world character and modern style, excellent value and the friendliest service is how we’ve been “Getting it on since 1883”.
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28 Cambridge Terrace, Wellington 6011 New Zealand
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Ali wrote a review Mar 2021
New Zealand466 contributions72 helpful votes
This is not our first stay, we were always happy to return to Cambridge. This time however we had 4 sleepless nights. First night because of the screams of drunks on Kent Tce on Thursday night. After we were moved, our sleep was still non existent because some of the door mechanisms which were designed to close them softly, did not work, so we would be woken up multiple times at 2,3 4 a.m. from slamming doors, which while being half asleep would startle like us like gun shots. Upon our return we reached out to the manager saying that the price we paid didn't justify the misery we endured. If you have any issues with your stay-please reach out to Barry the Manager like we did. We felt out concerns were listened and hopefully will be addressed.We hope the issues of soundproofing of your doors and windows will be dealt with in your upcoming multimillion dollar renovation plans. The staff in Cambridge is always wonderful and they genially tried to help. The location is suitable for our needs and we will give Cambridge another try, as the place oozes charm and character. Please compare the photos one the website with the photos of the room you will actually get. Some rooms are renovated and some are not, but the photos and the price doesn't reflect this difference sometimes. If you need transport to the airport-please talk to the hotel, as they have a good deal with a taxi company which we used and highly recommend. The staff of Cambridge is its most precious asset indeed.
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Date of stay: March 2021
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Room Tip: Avoid rooms that face Kent Tce - they could be too noisy.
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Neil B wrote a review Jan 2021
Auckland, New Zealand1016 contributions293 helpful votes
Classic old inner city hotel. We called in for a drink thinking it might be a bit of a booze barn but were pleasantly surprised. Friendly and welcoming with a nice atmosphere. Emersons and Panhead on tap, so not all bad!
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Barry Morrison, General Manager at The Cambridge Hotel
Responded 2 Feb 2021
Kia ora Neil, thanks for taking the time to provide this awesome review of your recent visit to our hotel. We're proud of our wee bar and our range of craft beers. We are especially happy that our team made you feel welcome. Wishing you safe travels and looking forward to hosting you again on your next visit to the capital. Nga mihi, Barry
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karlitooo wrote a review Dec 2020
London, United Kingdom5 contributions3 helpful votes
4-Bed dorm room was simple but the bunk was comfortable, room was cool and dark enough so I slept soundly. No lockers so keeping my valuables with me or in the luggage storage at front desk. Perfect location for me - access to nightlife and short walk to Fryberg Gym (they do week passes, cash). Had a hot chocolate in the bar last night they let me sit in while they were cleaning up, and there’s discounts for guests. No noise after hours so far. Across the road there’s a cute cafe called Deluxe that do amazing sandwiches and coffee. Very helpful staff in the bar and front desk, thanks so much ya’ll :)
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
Response from Barry Morrison, General Manager at The Cambridge Hotel
Responded 14 Dec 2020
Kia ora Karlitooo, thanks for this fantastic review of your recent stay with us. We enjoyed having you and thanks for choosing us to domicile with during your time in the capital. We appreciate your support and wish you safe travels. Until next time, ka kite - Barry Morrison - Venue Manager
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Leo wrote a review Nov 2020
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Fast internet staff are easy going! People are friendly I keep coming Back well worth the stay👍 kitchen Is good showers unlimited! Washing Machine 🤣 rooms are well priced. The staff make the place good!
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
Response from Barry Morrison, General Manager at The Cambridge Hotel
Responded 1 Dec 2020
Kia ora Thanks for this fantastic review of your most recent stay with us. My team and I appreciate your continued support and we look forward to hosting you again soon. If we don't get to see you before Xmas, we would like to take this opportunity to wish you and your close ones a safe, enjoyable very Meri Kirihimete. Nga mihi Barry
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Timothy M wrote a review Oct 2020
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I am very happy with the service I received at The Cambridge Hotel in Wellington. After Hotels.com mixed up the booking, The Cambridge Hotel staff were happy to fix the room without question. They also have free baggage holding so we could explore the city after checkout without dragging our baggage around. The Hotel itself retains its charm from when it was built in the late 1800s' which makes you feel like your walking straight into and old movie.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from Barry Morrison, General Manager at The Cambridge Hotel
Responded 18 Oct 2020
Kia ora Timothy, thanks for this positive review of your recent visit with us. I'm pleased to hear my team were very responsive in fixing the original booking error, which assisted in making your stay with us that much more enjoyable. I look forward to hosting you again on your next visit to Wellington. Nga mihi Barry
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Cambridge Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to The Cambridge Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Hawthorn Lounge (0.2 km), Cuba Street (0.4 km), and The Library (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Cambridge Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, laundry service, and free internet access.
What food & drink options are available at The Cambridge Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, barbeque facilities, and a snack bar during their stay.
Is parking available at The Cambridge Hotel?
Yes, street parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Cambridge Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Ortega Fish Shack, Nicolini's, and Rock Yard Restaurant.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Cambridge Hotel?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to The Cambridge Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Old St Paul's (2.1 km), Government House (1.3 km), and Wellington Cable Car (1.4 km).