Here’s my hotel guide of where to stay in Wellington while you are visiting this amazing city! If you are on your way to beautiful city and looking for somewhere to stay take a read of this.
The Intercontinental Hotel
The Intercontinental Hotel is right in the center of Wellington city. Just up the road from the waterfront and right in the middle of the great shopping area and with plenty of cafes and restaurants nearby if you feel like trying something else other than the hotel’s Chameleon restaurant. Chameleon is open from 6am to 10pm. This place does an amazing high tea by the way!
With a 3pm check-in and a generous check-out time of 11am. You can still ask for an even later check-out if needed while you head out and do some last minute shopping for souvenirs.
Wi-fi is available in all rooms. The hotel offers standard and executive rooms as well as suites. There is plenty of car parking if you feel like hiring a car. Most of the staff speak a number of languages including Spanish, German, Chinese and English.
Room rates start at around $200NZ for a king standard room for 2 adults.
Address – 2 Grey Street, Wellington Central
For more information on The Intercontinental follow the link here https://wellington.intercontinental.com/
Filled with eclectic spaces, the Naumi hotel is right in the heart of one of Wellington’s most famous streets, Cuba Street (where the Bucket Fountain is). Naumi has been recently renovated and has 116 rooms. There is no restaurant here but there are plans for Lola Rouge in 2021.
Not having a restaurant is no biggie though I don’t think as Cuba Street is filled with all sorts of great cafes and restaurants including the famous Logan Browns and Fidels Cafe. Besides those, there is also great shopping on this street.
If you would like to know more about Cuba Street and Fidels cafe, you can read my other blog post about them here! https://travelwellingtonwithme.com/cuba-street-wellingtons-best-known-street/
Naumi offers 6 different types of rooms from the Zing Twin room to the Executive Suite. There is no restaurant here yet but there are plans to open Lola Rouge in 2021. However there is a cocktail lounge and also a green room called The Parlour when you can sit and relax and enjoy the sun beaming through with a drink in hand.
Rooms start at $117 a night for two people in the Zing Twin room. The rooms have free Wi-Fi and there is a carpark.
Address – 213-223 Cuba Street, Te Aro, Wellington 6011
Rydges is located at the Wellington airport and is actually quite a new hotel, only having been open for about a year and a half.
Rydges offers free Wi-Fi in the rooms, it has a restaurant called Whiskey Lima Golf, a bar and a gym. It also has a free carpark.
My sister and brother-in-law actually stayed here a few months ago and I went to meet them for dinner there and the food was amazing. They even went to the trouble of making my son a little birthday cake as it was his birthday the day before. The staff were amazing.
There are a number of different types of rooms to choose from and they start at $152 per night for 2 people.
Address – 28 Stewart Duff Drive, Rongotai, Wellington 6022
If you would like more information go here – https://www.rydges.com/accommodation/new-zealand/wellington-airport/
City Life Wellington
City Life apartment hotel is on Lambton Quay which is Wellington’s big long shopping street! So you can shop and then drop on your bed all within a few minutes. Sounds great right?
City Life has free Wi-Fi, a gym, 24 hour help desk, airport transfer and carpark with EV Charging Stations and a breakfast room.
There are a few different types of rooms to choose from, from the 1 bedroom studio to the 3 bedroom apartment. Rooms start at $181 to $381NZ a night.
Address – 300 Lambton Quay, Wellington Central, Wellington 6011
For more information, follow this link https://www.heritagehotels.co.nz/citylife-wellington/accommodation/studio
James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor
James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor is on The Terrace, which is just around the corner from the shopping area Lambton Quay.
They offer one bedroom rooms, family rooms with a separate lounge, junior deluxe suits and executive suites as well as a suite with a view of the harbour.
There is a restaurant with a ‘all you can eat’ buffet, as well as a café and a bar, and of course there are plenty of places to eat in the city. Besides the restaurant, there is a gym, carpark, Wi-Fi, 24 hour room service, shopping services. As well as that, they also offer transport and tour bookings.
Address – 147 The Terrace, Wellington Central, Wellington 6011
For bookings or more information https://www.grandchancellorhotels.com/james-cook-hotel-grand-chancellor
This hotel offers a variety of rooms including the classic room, superior, luxury, prestige and the beautiful French style opera suite which looks absolutely amazing!
Again, this hotel is right in the middle of the city.
There is a restaurant and a bar here with a modern inspired cuisine.
Check in is at 2pm and check out is 11am. Rooms start at $185NZ.
Address – 11 Bolton Street, Wellington Central, Wellington 6011
I hope you enjoyed my guide and let me know how you liked your stay here, I’d love to hear!