by Steve Theunissen
Looking for a place to stay in the New Zealand capital? Lucky you – when it comes to accommodation, Wellington offers a range that is plentiful and varied – everything from the most humble overnighter to the most luxurious of lodges. Having recently completed a survey of 500 Wellington visitors, we here present the best ranked accommodation Wellington has to offer in each of four accommodation categories.
Accommodation Wellington: Bed & Breakfast
4 Green park Lane
Sea Breeze easily topped our rankings of Wellington B & B accommodation. Wellington has a fine range of boutique accommodation but none can match the panoramic views, the Mediterranean style living, the open dining and the attention to detail that keeps guests coming back. The gourmet breakfast can be taken in the dining room or alfresco in the court yard. And best of all, it’s just 10 minutes from the excitement that is Wellington’s inner city.
Accommodation Wellington: Motel
Best Western Settler’s Motor Lodge
83-85 Hutt Rd
The best Wellington has to offer in Motel accommodation. Wellington Harbor surrounds the city and this motel can be found on the north side of the harbor. It’s just a few minutes from the inter-island ferry across to the South Island. It’s close to beaches, shops and parks. It has an on-site restaurant with a many more just a short stroll away. Rooms are modern and spacious and have data ports, hair dryers, irons and kitchenettes complete with microwave.
Accommodation Wellington: Cottages and Apartments
Ait Siochain Studio Cottage
2 waitoa Rd
The name means peaceful place and this delightful cottage certainly lives up to that label. Situated near the heart of bustling Wellington, but secluded enough to afford absolute privacy this one is ideal for the independent traveler, honeymooners - in fact anyone who needs some quality time out. The cottage has a fully appointed kitchenette, ensuite, cable TV, patio and private entrance. Simply the best cottage accommodation Wellington has to offer.
Accommodation Wellington: Hotel
Abel Tasman Hotel
169 Willis St
A stylish hotel right in the center of Wellington’s downtown action with modern fittings and up-market furnishings. The Brix Licensed Café & Bar and Restaurant are on the premises and afford up-market dining and relaxing unwinding. Five star service combined with a relaxed atmosphere make this a great choice for windy city accommodation. Wellington night life will be on your door step and, believe me, you’ll be glad for that.
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