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“Really an OK place to stay” 3 of 5 bubbles
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The Cambridge Hotel
Ranked #15 of 46 Hotels in Wellington
New Zealand
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Really an OK place to stay”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2012

We stayed in the Backpacker wing of the Cambridge Hotel for three nights in a six bed female dorm which was clean and quite a nice size.
Although all of us had a sore back after sleeping on the pretty uncomfortable mattresses,the furniture was basically ok and we can´t complain.
The staff was friendly and we were provided an opportunity to store our luggage for free before checking in and out.
The only bathroom was to be shared between male and female which wasn´t that much of a problem because it was really big and most of the time clean.A pleasant surpirse for us girls were the free hair-driers.
The hotel is located more or less centrally which means that it can sometimes be a bit louder as there are other backpacker hostels and pubs nearby.
Next time I would probably rather stay in the neraby YHA hostel which is the same price and actually seems to be a bit nicer-well,it did win an ward for being the best hostel in New Zealand ;)

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Wellington, New Zealand
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2011

Stayed with my girlfriend in the hostel accommodation in November 2011. Staff friendly and helpful, nice mix of long-term and short-term residents, found the dorm, bathroom and kitchen all clean. Not full of people looking for a party, but not quiet either. Good price. Overall a great stay and highly recommended to other hostellers.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2011

This is a city centre hotel with a nice old world look. The rooms are very nice and well cleaned, however they suffer from poor insulation to the bar downstairs. The late night bar and the locals on the street make for a poor nights sleep - but if your partying then it's ok. A little expensive for what it is and the noise!!!

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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled solo
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Durban, South Africa
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5 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2011

I stayed in this hotel for the first 3 night during RWC 2011. The room smells, was never made, the bed and pillows are not even fit for a hostel and the pub made a noise until 4am.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled solo
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Lauder, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2011

Stayed 3 nights in the Cambridge. Rooms are small and very basic, but having paid c 60 NZD per night, they were good value, and I didn't expect much. Shared bathrooms are clean and showers warm. Hotel very well placed for Courtney Place and harbour only 5 mins away, as is Basin Reserve, the test match ground. Has a well worn feel about it, but if you are needing somewhere cheap and clean, then this is absolutely fine. No complaints

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about The Cambridge Hotel

Property: The Cambridge Hotel
Address: 28 Cambridge Terrace, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Greater Wellington > Wellington
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Wellington
#15 Business Hotel in Wellington
Price range (per night): ₹ 1,707 - ₹ 6,008
Hotel Class:2 star — The Cambridge Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 25
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Beautiful heritage building.Immensely popular for our value accommodation and our central location in the heart of the city. From traditional rooms upstairs, to state of the art backpacker facilities.Come, join us in the bar for a free kiwi BBQ every Wednesday,or our fab menus with breaky starting from only $3 for eggs on toast! ... more   less 
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