Amora Hotel Wellington
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Club Class not worth the extra money!
I recently stayed at the Duxton in Wellington and was excited to stay in their Club floor.
I was rather disappointed to find that the rooms were not really that much different at all to their standard rooms. The only difference that I noticed, was that the bedding accessories were a different colour and that the toiletries were slightly more luxurious. Otherwise, the room was almost identical to the cheaper options. The tv remote did seem to work on the first press though !!
The only other advantage was that club rooms are on the 9h floor and so the view is lovely, but so are the views on the 8th or 7th floor too.
"Complimentary" continental breakfast is offered in the club floor restaurant on the 9th Floor. However, i noticed that guests from all the other floors were able to use it too, so nothing really exclusive at all!
Overall, i was quite dissappointed that the club rooms were so similar to the normal floors. I do not think it was good value at all to pay the extra, just in the end to receive a "complimentary" breakfast and have a remote that worked on first go!!
Normally when i have stayed on club floors, there has been a noticeable difference in the quality of furnishings etc, not at the Duxton though!!
Great location but nothing to write home about
Great location with easy access to Te Papa, harbour restaurants, Cuba St and Courtney Place. Clean and tidy enough but no powerpoint in the bathroom for hairdryer. This is located in the wardrobe. Same wardrobe holds TV so the only way to watch this is sideways from the beds. OK but not ideal. Air-conditioning periodically woke us up throughout the night cranking into life. Bedside clock ceased to function but was quickly repaired after we reported it. Service efficient enough although our breakfast order was not given to the kitchen so after 25 minutes of waiting we asked how long it would be and was told it would be at least another 7 minutes. As we had an appointment and couldn't wait any longer we had the buffet courtesy of the management who were very apologetic. Lobby and mezzanine levels quite presentable.
Good location, otherwise nothing special
My wife and I stayed here for two nights in January 2005. The main advantage is its location, across the road from the Te Papa museum and within easy walking distance of all other attractions. Our room was typical of a business hotel, but with a nice view of the harbour. The bathroom was above average size, with a separate shower and a bath. We only took breakfast in the restaurant once and it was uninspiring. The first night we walked to Courtenay Place (five minutes from hotel) one of the main entertainment districts of Wellington where there are a number of places to eat, the second night we walked to Queen's Wharf - 10 to 15 minutes walk along the harbour - for an excellent meal at Shed 5. Good location, otherwise nothing special about this hotel.
Stayed in "deluxe" room Feb 2005. Nicely equipped room with comfortable furniture and bedding. Ours was designated "no-smoking" but there was a slight odour of smoke. The receptionist went out of her way to have the room valetted while we enjoyed complimentary driinks in compensation. The odour remained alas but it was not unduly unpleasant and would not deter us from staying another time. The restaurant and bar service were well above average. The hotel has an excellent location, just a short walk from the Te Papa museum and offers a valet service for your car. Highly recommended.
Good value for money
Stayed here in December 2004 for a night and found it to be tastefully decorated (even if shades of brown are a bit out of date in Europe now). Beds were large and extremely comfortable; bathroom spacious and had every luxury. Excellent location with very helpful, attentive, and interested staff for whom nothing was too much trouble.
Great Business Hotel
I've stayed at the Duxton Hotel for my company conference, and I was pleasantly suprised. Check-in was very efficient and quick, didn't have to wait around too long.
When I've arrived at my room, I received a complimentary bottle of wine, some cheese and crackers. The room face the harbour so had a lovely view and it was spacious and clean. Bathroom was in marble and had little bottles of shampoos etc. which I didn't use but it was a nice gesture.
However I did hear some traffic noise eventhough I was on the sixth floor, and there were some disturbance during the conference. Weird drilling noises coming through the conference room.
However overall staff were very helpful and pleasant. Very convenient business location.
Fantastic place to stay
I stay at the Duxton frequently when travelling to Wellington. The staff are always friendly and helpful and nothing is too much trouble.
Once they misplaced my stored luggage (for all of 10 minutes) and the manager rang my room to apologise and sent me a bottle of wine.
The rooms are spacious, clean and quiet with tasteful decor, with large comfortable beds. The bathroom is lovely and the bath soap they provide is wonderful.
I frequently use room service and the food is excellent value for money and it's room service that doesn't mind taking special requests. (Food not on the menu).
The bar is comfortable and I could imagine sitting for quite a while if I weren't alone.
So far this is the best hotel I've found in Wellington.
Enjoyed the Duxton
Stayed at the Duxton last week and was very impressed. Got a $99NZD rate on Wotif and was very happy with the standard of accommodation. Room fit-out was a bit dated, but the rooms are of a good size and offer good views of Wellington. Separate bath and shower were good and the bathroom was large (and I always love the Duxton's robes). Room service breakfast was good - toaster was a nice touch, as was letting me check-in at 9am. Location is good - across the road from Te Papa and short walk from Quays and Cuba Street. Will definitely stay again.
Truly enjoyed the duxton
We arrived at the Duxton in the late evening, in the rain, after an exhausting day. Perhaps that is why we found the Duxton to be such an oasis. The hotel, and particularly the rooms, seem to have some hybrid design - a combo of ultra-modern and rough-hewn, semi-unfinished wood - which I thought was fine. Our room was super-comfortable and functional ... with a great view of the harbor. The hotel has a great location ... across the street from the museum and harbor, and within walking distance of most of the main attractions in the city. Walking is definitely the way to go in Wellington. The Duxton provides a special laundry room where guests can do their own laundry (one washer and dryer) ... one of the hightlights at the Hotel was when someone (another guest?) folded our laundry ... we left them a nice thank you note. Try the Duxton, you won't be disappointed!
Average for a top star hotel but still good compared to rest
I have stayed at the Duxton in wellington many times. I like it as it is located very centrally and easy to get to Te Papa museum , the harbour and all the places that you would probably want to go.The hotel staff are friendly and helpful and seem to enjoy theor work. Th estandard of accommodation is fine. Nothing fantastic but decent enough. A little dated probably now, teak furniture etc , marks and scratches galore but a nice comfy bed! Bathrooms with bath and seperate shower , marble floors are good. Be careful , as ususal , not to get a room outside the lift as that can be noisy.Shop around for a great deal, like special sunday rates etc Wotif . com is quite good.There is also an executive floor at the top and i have heard those rooms are much better. Not been in those though as yet!Overall,a nice hotel, very central, nothing fantastic but if you get a good deal .......then go ahead:)
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