The Bolton is positioned on the edge of the City in the CBD, handy for the train/bus station and a short walk from Parliament.
However it is the opposite end of the city from the main shopping area and Courtenay Place, where you find most of the theatres, cinemas, night clubs and restaurants. So a short bus/taxi ride is required, or if your up for it a brisk 15/20 min walk.
Although we live not to far from Welly up on the Kapiti coast we decided to treat ourselves to a weekend in Welly and make the most of the winter break offers which were floating about at the time.
The hotel is lovely inside, the rooms are fresh,clean and modern, beds are really comfy and a generous size ( very important when Hubby is 6ft 6). Staff are very helpful and polite.
The coffee shop downstairs is very popular with local office staff in the area, so if your there on a weekday it can be VERY busy, but don't let that put you off they do very good coffee an you must try one of the macrons. The restaurant is small but adequate and the staff very attentive. Breakfast service was brilliant, however we did lunch there on the saturday an service was VERY slow for which we could see no excuse as there were only 3 couples in there at the time.
The biggest disappoint for us was they had shut the pool and spa for maintenance - yet there was no mention of this on the website when we looked to book . There are few hotels which offer pool/spa in Welly but the Bolton is one, so we specifically booked the Hotel for this reason, so to arrive an find they were both a no go area was HUGELY disappointing.
Please -- if you offer such facilities they should be available at all times, or at least place a pre warning on your website. We could easily of gone another weekend.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Bolton Hotel is the only Qualmark five star rated luxury boutique hotel in Wellington, New Zealand. With contemporary-styled guest rooms and suites, a fully equipped gym, heated swimming pool, spa pool, sauna and in-house restaurant, the award winning Bolton Hotel experience is like no other. ... more less
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