The location of this hotel is very good for visits to sporting events. Ease of travel airport or train station, to hotel, to sporting venue is great. Handy to bars and restaurants. Good views over the harbor from some rooms. Semi see through glass wall between bathroom / toilet and bed is a bad concept.
It is a conveniently located hotel I had booked a twin bedded room some months before leaving the UK. We were eventually offered a single/double bed and had to have a (very comfortable) "put-you-up" bed squeezed into the room. Seperetely, the restauant manageress was graceless and "sour" and gave a poor impressing of hospitality. I would never stay in the Hliday Inn in Welligton or recommend it ti friends or business colleagues
staff were very courteous and helpful food was excellent and our room was very comfortable and well appointed no
Ran in the Wellington marathon
The whole family enjoyed the swimming pool and the spa.
Location was good and staff very helpful and friendly Room decor and fittings a could use a bit of a redo
Location to city, pleasant staff, quiet at night. The bed was too small and my husband and i had to sleep in separate beds. I didn't realise a had booked a room with 2 double beds only.
That is was clean and quite. Staff were obliging, and everything I wanted to go to whilst in Wellington was within walking distance. Having to pay for car parking was a bit odd!
Only stayed for one night after travelling on ferry from South Island and location was very convenient for this. Upgraded to harbour view room which was comfortable and had everything we needed.
Kids running in hallway No car park for general use - only valet offered and not told how much it would cost
the price that gave me was more than price for other guest about 35%
Great location, comfortable and warm
It is new and clean Finish and facilities are very basic and quite austere. The breakfast was of a poor quality.
The cost. Central location at a reasonable price. Signage. It was very difficult to find our way to the reception area. There was no booklet in the room with information regarding eateries, how to work the TV, things to do, etc. We had to go to reception to find out information.
location and comfortable bed minor issues but you did not supply smaller toiletries on request such as toothpaste etc which is usually included in Travelodges free of charge in UK, no tv guide to what was on the channels
It's very convenient for the city centre and it's not too bad, though I wouldn't rate it more than a 3* hotel. The staff were very helpful in regard to directions in the centre. The staff were not always very helpful and a lot of information given out was not very clear. It is also difficult to park and I would not use a car next time.
The location to the city was excellent The noise from construction works was very disturbing. Prior to our arrival I emailed twice to confirm some details and no one replied therefore I had to make a toll call from Australia to confirm this information - this was frustrating.
The hotel is located close to a few Wellington attractions which can be reached on foot. The hotel room was beautifully designed. The king size bed was very comfortable and the bathroom was nice and spacious. The parking rate was a bit steep at NZ 20 per day and there were only a handful of available spaces for hotel guests although the there were a number of car park floors in the building.
Well situated. Good price. Nice hotel room. In room a la carte breakfast would be better than a 'set' breakfast.
The location made it central to almost everything, walking was easy to and from most tourist spots like Te Papa etc. Cafes and eateries were close by. Access was not clear for visitors via the car park, not open for lunch
The peace and quiet that I experienced in my room, the nice high room situated on the 22 floor (I do like having a view so enjoyed that) and the very comfortable bed and having sky TV It would have been good to have some guest info on how to use the TV as it took me a while tyo sort it out. Maybe there was one but I didn't see it!
Helpfulness of the reception staff at registration, cab bookings, and any questions I had during my stay
Great service and good location Poor breakfasts especially the coffee; very expensive car parking
Everything about it - as could perhaps be guessed from the fact that it rated 'excellent' on all features above.
Staff were friendly and ready to please. All staff went the extra mile. Facilities fantastic. Overall would stay again because the staff made it. Not impressed about being charged for mini-bar goods when we didn't take any. Room ok, but could have been cleaner.
Your staff bent over backwards to help me and I appreciated that
great hotel, offering all that one would require n/a
Very helpful staff, friendly and courtious. The food was very good for room service and breakfast. There was a great view of the small park next door, but other views were limited by the surrounding buildings.
The service was slick and courteous. Facilities were comfortable and classy with a very good range of equipment in the delux kitchen, The hotel staff were friendly and the location was very convenient . This hotel is a refreshing change from the big corporate spreads. A great place for entertaining our family in the separate lounge attached to the. suite Paid internet rates in rooms per day were too high., but you can get free access in lobby.
The views were great. The room spacious and well appointed.
As a repeat client it was great to be welcomed informed manner ie they recognised our home town and made friendly conversation. As we were having a business meeting in our room the request for extra chairs and ground coffee were met instantly.
Being able to order special pillows
Familiarity - I have been here before. High class with interesting decour in a vibrant city. The entrance from an "underground" car park does not do the hotel justice
Staff were super friendly and accommodating. There is a modern and boutique style room, the staff happily changed my room and made my stay enjoyable. Rooms were large with a very comfortable bed. Also had an espresso coffee machine in the room!
the location was excellent for the Te Papa museum, but a bit of a trek from other central facilities. the room was comfortable and well equipped. the harbour view room did have a limited view of the harbour, but mainly of the Te Papa museum, which is so vast it blocks much else out. We found the breakfast rather over-priced and pretentious - we had to ask for butter and, when it came, it was a tiny pat scarcely adequate for one, but in a tiny china container.
This is a nice hotel in a good location. the staff are friendly but somewhat ineffectual in relation to our issues. The room was spacious and the bed comfortable. the bathroom was generous and well appointed. There is a reasonable gym and a small lap pool We had a bad room: the air-conditioning did not work for all of the three nights we stayed there. So the nights were stuffy and had to leave a door open until the noise was too much. This room is right under the restaurant kitchen so we got a lot of floor noise especially at cleaning up time from 10 pm till after midnight and then again for breakfast in the morning. We know kitchens make noise so they can't be criticised but it was a bad choice to locate a room underneath. We did not eat there at all. There are many good restaurants nearby with prices and menus that are more attractive. I understand the hotel has been refurbished but I did not think for the price we should have had to discover the problems.
The atmosphere in the downstairs lobby, the convenient location the great room rate. The ground coffee I received on checking in. The cooking smells on the third floor, the shower - not strong enough.
The walk in area, the corridors and the and the quietness are all good. The room was spacious. I thought a few of the staff on the counter lacked the quality of the hotel. They asked me me payment after i had made an internet booking/payment and nd were not as friendly/smile as the cost of the hotel would suggest.
The decor is spectacular... the staff are very attentive and client focussed Nothing!!
We appreciated the friendliness of the staff and the service they provide. We also enjoy the environment and location.
Staff so friendly and helpful. Coffee recieved at the desk was quite revolting....
Very relaxing - staff very helpful. Will visit again! We were interupted early for room cleaning - esp when we were not checking out.
The gorgeous foyer and art. The proximity to the pier, restaurants and shopping. The rooms didn't really match / were a step down from the first impression in the foyer.
Had a very comfortable room.Good&close to other resturants &TePapa
The location of the hotel was very nice ans the staff was beyond warm and welcoming!
Very Friendly Stff, nothing to much trouble for the few staff we had to deal with directly. Excellent help from the concierge desk!!!
Amazing hotel... big 2 person tub, 2 shower heads in the shower... fantastic location downtown.
excellent hotel,close to attractions and city centre
Clean, spacious rooms and bathrooms The beds were incredibly comfortable The staff from top to bottom were extremely pleasant and helpful. They epitomize the phrase, "service with a smile."
concierge was excellent and helpful. The difference between complaint and not liking something is so fine as to make this impossible to answer. My name incidentally is prosaicly John Walker
The staff in the Club Lounge were very good, especially Nina. Food quality and presentation in Chameleon Restaurant was excellent. The hotel is centrally located relative to commercial activities, shops and public transport. Underground parking and a guest laundry in the same building is a plus. It is now getting quite tired/dated and in need of refurbishment. Attentativeness of waiters in Chameleon Restaurant could be improved. The lack of a fine dining restaurant separate from the general lobby area detracts from the dining experience. It was disappointing that the bed turn down service did not occur on 2 out of the 7 nights of our stay.
The gym and pool facilities were great, very clean and the gym staff were friendly and attentive. I found the administration around my booking very poor. I ended up spending too much of my time reconfirming things I'd already told the staff about my booking and the cost. Generally I found the service of the staff poor given the quality of the hotel - I get much better and responsive service from other quality hotels.
Staff where exceptionally helpful and allowed me to feel comfortable and safe as I was travelling alone
Very convenient location in Wellington for access to all parts of the city, professionalism and knowledge of staff were excellent. Nothing.
Location & the executive lounge Bathrooms need an update
The location for shopping, and closeness to the waterfront, particularly the Queens Wharf bars and restaurants, can't be beat. The proximity to the harbour also means attractions such as Te Papa museum are a short pleasant stroll away along the waterfront. The hotel itself is getting on in years now, but still offers quiet, comfortable accommodation with a touch of class. We booked for two separate stays of two and four nights a number of months prior to our trip and were disappointed to find that the entire cost of both stays was deducted from our credit card about two months prior to us actually staying there.
Clean rooms, good restaurant
it has access to a good nearby gym and the hotel staff were very helpful and friendly
Location The pillows were very uncomfortable
location to Westpac Stadium
The service was fantastic! The staff were very friendly and welcoming and I felt that they would be able to help with anything I needed help with, very capable. My room was very comfortable and the room service was great. The food was delicious! I didn't have time to use the pool, sauna or gym. The hotel was handy to seeing Wellington and shopping! A few small issues with the cleaning - dirty teaspoons and a mark by the shower that could easily have been cleaned off. I didn't feel that the room was dirty though, it was very comfortable.
The friendly, attentive staff The bed was hard.
Nice and quiet on the 8th floor. It's within easy walking distance of almost all of WGT main places-to-see. On one day the room was made up only at 2.30pm, but the next day there was a knock on the door at 9.30am from the staff. The hotel has a check-in after 2, check-out by 10 policy and the staff ought to abide by their own rules.
The Staff were friendly and very helpful, Nothing was too much trouble. The Girls always greeted e with a smile. Very impressed. Two problems only with my stay. Firstly the chairs in the Restaurant are far too low for comfort and the tables don't accommodate ones legs with ease,Secondly Cafenet inernet connection is useless. I paid $20 and had 5 minutes use of it as I continued to be cut off. It took 4 phone calls to their help desk also one call from your Reception to the help desk, which still didn't solve the problem. Need to change it. I heard the same complaint from other guests
Enjoyed excellent meals and service in the dining room. Do not want my remarks to be published.
It was very quiet in the room and it had a good shower I would have liked extra bedding. I was a bit cold in bed.
The large rooms and the great location in the middle of the city
Staff were very polite. Great room, very spacious, smart and well equipped. Hotel right in centre of city and great for shopping and waterfront. Would definately stay there again. Check in was very slow - about 20 minutes
Nice Rooms and very handy to everything we needed. We didnt like having a phone call two days before we were due to stay telling us of a mix up in Bookings telling us we couldnt stay at City Life and being put up in another Hotel of very budget Accommodation,(after we had booked 6mths in advance) and told it was going to be of similar quality to City Life, it wasnt until the second night we found out there was actually a room available,not that anyone was going to tell us!
The request for clothing left at hotel, to be returned was not achieved. Reason unknown.
may check swap card to sensible
Very convenient location, friendly staff, good price.
The staff were friendly and helpful. The apartment contained everything we could possibly need and the hotel is in a good central position in the city.
The two bedroom apartment was great. The beds were comfortable and rooms were large. So close to all the great shopping and walking distance to great bars and pubs. The staff seemed to have no information about Wellington and were to eat. The lounge room aka eating area was very small and expensive when you could walk for a few minutes to a great cafe
This hotel is in the middle of the shopping/business district in Wellington. Apartment was roomy and comfortable. It would be excellent for a business stay. The view from the window was not attractive as it looked out on a hillside.
Proximity to main amenities no
The hotel is located very close to Cuba St which has a lot of restaurants and shops. It is also very close to tram line to go to down town. One can walk to downtown in 15-20 minutes. The kitchenette is well stocked. The room is clean and quiet. The lift sometimes doesn't work very well.
Location is great Staff was rude, data limit is a real pain.
Lots of space and great location for walking around the city.
Very helpful efficient staff, processed payment fast all excellent
It was central to all our requirements - Te Papa, city shopping, cafes, restaurants and Opera House. We could leave our car parked safely at the hotel while we walked to these venues. The lack of airconditioning. We needed to leave our windows open for air and it was very noisy out in the street.
this hotel did not live up to my expectations its was very unprofessional managed and at peak times in the morning the front desk was under manned to the breakfast or lack of breackfast service all in all an experince not to be repeated
the staff offered a friendly,efficiant service & always with a smile, which sadley, is all to often neglected.
Location and Parking, Pleasant room, very good evening meal We didn't appreciate the poor dress of people in the dining area at breakfast. One man in a tank top exposing tatoo and arms, another man in beach shorts and scruffy shirt, jandals.In Europe this would not be permitted in the hotel and often in the towns
Quick nand easy breakfasts No outdoor area such as a small terrace to sit on.
The friendly and helpful staff at all times.The location of the hotel.
excellent service from the staff. Treated very well . Accommodating to my requests ie later check out.
Very pleasant and helpful staff, clean and bright and very reasonable tariff for excellent location in downtown Wellington
I had a back room and I appreciated the quiet.
Great having lift access down to Quay The bath was small.
Staff were okay. It is very central to getting around in Wellington. I have stayed here on 2 previous occasions with family and it was great. However this stay on my own there was no free breakfast as I had apparently booked on the wrong website to get this and I froze in the room despite car5rying out the insructions to change the temperature.
The location was perfect. The room was clean and the beds are very comfortable. We interacted with 2 staff members from the front desk. One was incredibly helpful and kind. The other was rude and acted as though we were just 'stupid tourists' despite the fact that I would imagine a lot of their business is from tourism. When we valet parked our car, they required that we go down to get our luggage from the vehicle and then had to walk back up the ramp against traffic - very odd considering we paid $34 for one night of parking. Then, seeing how we are not from NZ, and discussed our travels, we were not aware that we had to put our card into this slot near the door to engage any power. This was not obvious to us, and it is not customary in hotels in the US. When we called down to ask if they had an idea why our AC wasn't working, the woman (who also worked with us at the front desk) was clearly irritated with us and acted as though we were idiots. While this seems like a small collection of interactions, it left a very poor taste in my mouth in regards to my stay at Novotel Wellington.
The location was fantastic and the quick access to Lambton Quay very convenient. Only had a little contact with the staff, but they were very helpful and courteous. As a woman, a little thing like the hair dryer can make a big difference; Trying to dry/style my hair with the Novotel's tiny fitted model that had only 1 speed/heat and had to be operated by holding the button down was very frustrating. Two of the top priorities for women in a hotel room are good lighting and mirror position for make-up and a decent hairdryer. All hotels seem to be the same in this respect and yet it's a small thing that could easily make you stand out from the others.
Helpful and courteous staff
The staff were friendly and informative about the surrounding area. The rooms were well presented and clean. There was no outside noise and the room had a decent view of the harbour. Overall it was a nice, comfortable stay and good value for money.
the staff were friendly I didn't get the room I booked and paid for - and ended up sleeping on a sofa bed
Good location, nice and clean, comfortable beds, great breakfast included in the price. Excellent value for money.
The positive attitude of all staff made one feel most welcome. The room was comfortable, clean and very quiet. The breakfast was excellent. I found the lift down to Lambton Quay really useful.
Proximity to everything ie tsb Arena, train station, shopping
Good value for money, in particular the restaurant has a great deal for dinner for 2 people. Very clean, comfortable rooms and the staff were very friendly.