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Arrived at the Museum Hotel this morning around 1015 NZ time. Crazy long flight from LA to Auckland, then a regional jump from Auckland to Wellington.
Adding some pix of my room b/c Harper wants to see....
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TravelPod Member ReviewsMuseum Hotel Wellington
Nice views as well
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Historical Traveler Reviews Museum Hotel Wellington
Great base for visitng Wellington
We stayed for two nights the week before Christmas, when the hotel was very quiet. The hotel is ideally situated to explore Wellington on foot. The hotel does have a restaurant but we didn't try it becuase there are so many close by.
Our room was spacious and well equipped, but a little dark.
The reception staff were great. I'd left some spectacles in South Island which were I'd arranged to be sent to the hotel. However, they didn't arrive before we left, but they couriered them onto the hotel we were staying at in Auckland.
I'd stay there again.
We stayed a few days (in 2 different rooms in the hotel itself as we travelled for a night in the middle) and everyone we dealt with there was friendly and efficient -- they couldn't do enough for us. We loved the location across from the Museum and enjoyed the hotel's smaller feel. However we do agree with other reviewers that the apartments look like a better bet than the hotel. The first room we had was very small dark and no view. The other was better (I'm not sure we'd usually call it superior) but still not too big, the furnishings/towels etc seemed a bit tired or a little cheap, and we took a little while to get used to our balcony being one long one shared with all the balcony rooms on the floor.
Staff couldn't have been more welcoming or helfpul as we checked in, and they remained so throughout our stay. The decor in the lobby is somewhat "out there", but it has character and a sense of fun -- we just never quite got why there was a motorbike in the lobby masquerading as a piece of art!
We arrived at the hotel early evening on New Years Eve. As you would expect the hotel was very busy, but we had hardly got out of our car before the Concierge approached us, arranged to valet park the car and had the bags organised. Reception was smooth and we recieved an upgrade from our booked city view two bedroom apartment to a harbour view two bedroom apartment on the eighth floor. The apartment section of the Hotel is located at the back and is very new, this area is also where the pool, spa and gym are located.
Elegant hotel - lovely updated decor
We took a weekend break to our capital city and chose to stay at this hotel for its central location
The recently redecorated rooms were spaceous and luxurious, and better yet they were quiet!!
The staff were helpful and friendly and nothing was too much trouble - nice touch having fresh coffee on arrival!
Parking was provided and because of the location it was a breeze to have a carless weekend and walk the sights of Wellington
All in all a great weekend and we will be back
My wife and I stayed at the Museum Hotel & Apartments on 7 June 2006 in one of the new serviced apartments. The Hotel is in our home town and we went for a treat. We certainly were in for a treat. The reception was delightful and the apartment was magnificently appointed with every modcon one could think of. A great TV/music system and another smart wall mounted TV in the bedroom.
While we did not eat dinner there we had a fantastic breakfast the next morning and how about this. When the newspaper was delivered in the morning it had a little notice stapled to it telling us the weather forecast for the day advising us what to wear!
I travel overseas about 100 days per year and would struggle to find a more comfortable hotel anywhere. A memorable experience.
Good central choice
The location of this hotel is good, right next to the Te Papa museum. We booked a club executive room, which was very comfortable. The decor was a bit off-putting, dark and therefore slightly dated-looking, but was well-equipped and the bed was comfortable. The plunger on the cafetiere was filthy so we requested another one, which eventually arrived. The marble bathroom was great, it was huge with a large shower and a seperate bath. Breakfast was included in the rate and was very good; a an extensive buffet table as well as cooked items made freshly for you. We recommend this hotel as a good base for exploring the city.
Decent and Central
Perfectly decent if not outstanding hotel in a good central location (opposite Te Papa). Didn't try the food but the service at reception and in the bar were absolutely fine. Close to a number of decent bars/restaurants in and around Blair Street (such as "One Red Dog"). Its car park can be a little narrow and tricky to negotiate in places. All in all a decent base to explore Wellington.
OK but not special
Nice sea view across a car park. Te Papa is just across the road along a little. Balcony was shared with the next room - no partition which was not so good. Room a liitle basic but OK size. Enjoyable but not rweally so grand.