Wellington Hotels

The charming New Zealand capital city of Wellington is a cultural and entertainment gem where you won't find yourself with a lack of things to do by any means. When vacationing in Wellington, there will also be no shortage of Wellington hotels and motels to choose from. Many of the hotels in Wellington feature discount weekend rates, as they cater mostly to business travelers during the weekdays. There are a few good bed and breakfast Wellington accommodation options, and should you be scheduled to fly out the next morning, there are some nice airport lodging choices as well. The following suggestions for Wellington hotels aim to give you an idea of some of the best choices. Hopefully you'll find your ideal Wellington lodging fit among them.

One of the top Wellington lodging picks for those seeking value, service, and comfort is the Airport Motel. There aren't any other motels in Wellington that are closer to the airport than this one. Not only can you enjoy a beach here that affords views across Cook Strait, but you're also close to the newest shopping center. Guests at the Airport Motel can also take advantage of the free daily shuttle service. While the rooms here aren't luxurious, they are clean and should have everything you should need. Guest unit amenities include cable t.v., a kitchenette with a fridge and microwave, a coffee and tea maker, a telephone, and a nice, private bathroom. You can choose from a few different accommodation options here, from the traveler's studio, on up to the 2-bedroom suites. Some units feature spa baths should you be interested. There are adequate meeting and conference facilities here for the business traveler, and when it comes to friendly staffs, this one's a winner.

For an exceptional Wellington lodging choice that offers luxury at a good price, it's hard to top the Bolton Hotel. Found downtown at the corner of Bolton and Mowbray Streets, you'll enjoy a great location with some of the city's top attractions close by. You'll certainly not want to miss the Museum of New Zealand-Te Papa Tongarewa. If you are interested in walking tours of Wellington, you'll find the City to Sea walking path near the Bolton Hotel, so you might hop on that for a scenic stroll. The 142 well-appointed units here range from studio's, to 2-bedroom suites, each with a rich decor and wonderful touches. Most of the apartment-style units at this excellent pick for hotels in Wellington features a kitchen, and all rooms offer a minibar, a fridge, coffee and tea making facilities, a hair dryer, an iron, and cable TV. Wellington certainly offers some wonderful dining picks, and the Bolton Hotel restaurant is one of them. There is also a small cafÉ here, a great gym, an indoor lap pool, and a Jacuzzi. Business travelers will appreciate the excellent business facilities, and the overall hotel serves well as an event venue.

Among the more luxurious, and expensive, hotels in Wellington is the attractive Intercontinental Wellington. Set in a high rise building that is found in the heart of the city's shopping and business district, you'll enjoy a great location when staying here. If you can swing a top-floor Club Room, it's Wellington lodging at its best, but you shouldn't be dissatisfied with the more standard deluxe rooms. The Intercontinental Wellington was renovated in 2001, and it's always been known for great service. The elegant and spacious rooms all feature cable/satellite TV, a tea and coffee maker, a mini-fridge and mini-bar, a safe, dataports, a hair dryer, an iron, a free daily paper and more. Amazingly-comfortable beds are standard throughout, and each unit is quite spacious. A complimentary buffet breakfast is included in the rates, and if you want to enjoy some excellent dining, there are two great restaurants to pick from. The heated indoor pool is among the features attractions at this choice Wellington lodging establishment, and you might take interest in a few day spa treatments. 24-hour room service, a tour desk, and a competent concierge all help to make your stay as good as it can be, and after a long day, you might choose to belly up to one of the two hotel bars.

Discerning travelers, and those looking for a top notch New Zealand bed and breakfast, will enjoy a stay at the immaculate 298 Oriental Bay. There are only 2 units here, so this is one of the hotels in Wellington that you'll certainly want to book in advance. The savory breakfast and the warm, and friendly staff here helps to justify the lofty rates, as does the hotel's location. It's only situated on one of the more scenic bays found in the Wellington area, and you're within walking distance of some of the best New Zealand museums. Enjoy complimentary pre-dinner drinks before you head out to enjoy one of the sumptuous nearby restaurants, and if you're up for a round of golf, there's a course just 10 minutes away. The two units here are utterly luxurious, as is the entire hotel, and each features a marble-laden en-suite bathroom. Dataports, cable TV, a minibar, a coffe maker and a hair dryer are among the room amenities, and the signature beds are about as good as it gets. When not enjoying your relaxing and comfy room, you might play some pool on the full-size billiards table, or play a few tunes on the Baby Grand piano. Hanging out in the garden is a good way to pass some time, and the hotel's gym equipment can help you keep in tip-top shape. Simply put, Wellington hotels don't get much better than the 298 Oriental Bay.

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