CQ Quality Hotel Wellington
Travel Blogs from Wellington
Our third and final week in New Zealand had us making our way to the North Island. We said goodbye to Nellie the Campervan and picked up a beat-up wagon to take us to the town of Picton, the jumping off point to cross the Cook Straight to Wellington.
Before catching the Interislander Ferry we had a date with two iconic places in the South …
Julian: I was dreading our 5-hour train trip, but it wasn’t that bad. In the beginning I ate some pancakes and enjoyed the ride! Then when we got a bit more into it there was a lot of scenery to see and I listened to some music plus we played some portable games. There was also an open, windy, awesome train car to view the scenery from where …
Lots of people on our travels round NZ had said that Auckland wasn't that great, so we were pleasantly surprised and spent a great couple of days sightseeing round the City, including a harbour cruise. It reminded us a bit of Sydney, but on a much smaller scale. Auckland was our last stop before going back to Australia. As you have probably …
On our way up to Picton to catch the car ferry over to the North Island we passed yet more seal colonies on the coastal road. The journeys often are like a wildlife safari. We boarded our ferry over on the 3 hour journey to the capital of New Zealand. Arriving at a very overcast Wellington, it was a very damp and rainy city. We had planned to …
... speak of their dreams,
was so incredibly emotional. After my
bunch of 18 flowers from the girls, the staff came to me. I don’t know if you remember Butch from
previous blogs. He is the ‘Pied Piper’
of the Divisoria slum – the man who has dedicated his life to the streets and
the children of the street. He handed me
his orange flower – “Symbolising hope, Monique – hope for street children ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Fitness/Health center
- Wheelchair accessibility
There were several positives of this hotel: great location, friendly desk staff, clean and spacious room, reasonable price. I would stay there again. On the downside, they have a "nickel-and-dime" attitude. For example, there is a 1.5% extra fee for payments with credit cards, which is ridiculous; there are also fees for parking and a fee for internet (unless you join some membership club). The room included a refrigerator but it came filled with snacks that they had provided for purchase and it rattled loudly (so we unplugged it). The shower pressure was weak.
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