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“Excellent Value” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Mercure Wellington Abel Tasman Hotel

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Mercure Wellington Abel Tasman Hotel
Ranked #25 of 46 Hotels in Wellington
New Zealand
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20 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Excellent Value”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2011

I have stayed at the Abel Tasman hotel on a number of occasions in Wellington.
Its location is good - kind of in the middle of the city. Walking distance to Courtney Place and walking distance to shop along Lambton Quay.
The hotel entrance is welcoming, as a homely hotel in the UK would be. The Front office staff are excellent.
Very friendly, professional and helpful. The standard of the rooms does vary as an upgrade has taken place. The higher floors being most refurbished. Some rooms do however have microwaves if that is important. The restaurant is on the ground floor and is very nice. The breakfast menu is good because if you only eat a small breakfast you dont pay for the entire thing.
If you do need soft drinks etc, there is a little convenience next door that is open day to late at night - easy.
I would stay here again for sure.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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215 reviews
76 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2011

Generally good hotel but showing its age a bit. Efficient reception staff and friendly too. Rooms basic but comfortable.

Good value for the money

  • Stayed November 2011
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank DaveCardiff_UK
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prime169, General Manager at Mercure Wellington Abel Tasman Hotel, responded to this review, 5 December 2011
Thankyou for your feedback on your recent stay with us at the Abel Tasman Hotel. I am pleased that you found the staff friendly and that you thought we were "Good Value". We look forward to accommodating you when you are next in Wellington.

Best Regards

Jill Murphy
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Christchurch ,New Zealand
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89 reviews
88 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2011

I had walked passed this hotel many times and never thought it would be quite my type of hotel. Due to hotels booked out for the rugby world cup, i was required to stay here. Overall it was a very bright light and airy hotel. Very pleasant staff.

Bed and bedding - All very clean and comfortable. Had a good sized king bed.
Bathroom - Shower with good pressure and nice clean towels.
The room- Had been modernised and nicely painted with lots of natural light. One downside which is so common with many hotels was that it had white curtains which meant at soon as the run rose the room was full of daylight through the curtains. A good number of power plugs with some handy by the bed to plug in iphones.

The hotel still operates with room keys, and the key wasn't part of a 'do not key' key security system. It just means someone could cut a key and keep it for later access to the room if they were so inclined.

One downside was the baggage storage. There was no bag storage room and guests bags were just kept behind the reception counter with no bag tag system for retrieving bags. I didn't feel very comfortable leaving my bags with no proof of receipt, and no system for returning bags to guests.

Other than that, the hotel served its purpose well.

Room Tip: If you want a sleep in, best to ask for a room on the west side of the hotel to avoid morning sun sh...
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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank PlatinumNZ
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prime169, Manager at Mercure Wellington Abel Tasman Hotel, responded to this review, 27 October 2011
Thankyou very much for your feedback after your recent stay with us. I am pleased that you were pleasantly surprised, and that you enjoyed your stay with us.
Regarding the current key system we are looking at upgrading that system next year, as well as the luggage storage, so your comments are valued.
Hopefully we will see you back here again.
Kind Regards
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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13 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2011

We stayed in this hotel during the RWC 2011 and therefore had not had a huge amount of choice as to where to stay. This hotel is central so the location is definitely a plus. The staff were friendly enough but generally quite indifferent. The room itself was spacious and clean, although the interior of the hotel was getting quite tired and could do with being renovated. Overall it was ok, but I wouldn't stay here again.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Kate H
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prime169, Manager at Mercure Wellington Abel Tasman Hotel, responded to this review, 27 October 2011
Hello, Thankyou for your feedback on your recent stay with us at the Abel Tasman Hotel. I am sorry that we never quite met the standards that you would have liked. I am pleased that the location worked for you.
thankyou & Kind Regards
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Paso Robles, California
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42 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2011

The hotel has seen better days, but it was perfectly fine for a one night visit for a RWC match. Centrally located, helpful staff. given that we were essentially looking for a place to crashnafter the match it was a good value.

Room Tip: Center city so higher floor is better.
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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Dsbrown93446
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prime169, Manager at Mercure Wellington Abel Tasman Hotel, responded to this review, 27 October 2011
Thankyou for your feedback on your recent stay with us. Pleased you found the Abel Tasman OK for your stay in Wellington, and trust you enjoyed the festivities of the Rugby World Cup, and of course the end result.
Thanks & Regards
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Additional Information about Mercure Wellington Abel Tasman Hotel

Property: Mercure Wellington Abel Tasman Hotel
Address: 169 Willis Street, Wellington 6001, New Zealand (Formerly Abel Tasman Hotel Accommodation Wellington)
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Greater Wellington > Wellington
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #25 of 46 Hotels in Wellington
Price range (per night): ₹ 5,289 - ₹ 12,095
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Mercure Wellington Abel Tasman Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 73
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Mercure Wellington Abel Tasman is perfectly positioned in the heart of Wellingtons, cultural, business and entertainment districts. 73 spacious guest rooms. Newly refurbished conference facilities are on site and offer a balance between style and practicability. All with natural light. ... more   less 
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