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Novotel Wellington
4.5 out of 5
133 The Terrace, Wellington
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £76 per night
0.21 mi from city centre
4.4/5Excellent! (1,946 reviews)

"Customer service - attentive, friendly, professional and available."…"

Reviewed on 8 Mar 2020

Novotel Wellington
Sofitel Wellington
5 out of 5
11 Bolton Street, Wellington
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £100 per night
0.49 mi from city centre
4.7/5Exceptional! (337 reviews)

"Some nice touches to welcome me to my room including the aircon being set when I got to my room, and also a tray with a couple of cups ready for a tea before bed, with water in the kettle ready to boil. Staff were attentive in all areas without bugging me for a tip."…"

Reviewed on 21 Feb 2020

Sofitel Wellington
Mercure Wellington Central City Hotel and Apartments
4 out of 5
130 Victoria Street, Wellington
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £49 per night
0.31 mi from city centre
3.9/5Very Good! (1,287 reviews)

"We spent two weeks while our family, who had just returned from the UK, were self-isolating at the family home. Given the difficulties of a nation-wide lockdown, the staff could not have done more to make our stay as easy as possible. They were always pleasant and obliging."…"

Reviewed on 8 Apr 2020

Mercure Wellington Central City Hotel and Apartments
ibis Wellington
3.5 out of 5
153 Featherston St, Wellington
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £55 per night
0.22 mi from city centre
4.2/5Very Good! (2,778 reviews)

"Closeness to town and comfort. Very friendly and attentive staff."…"

Reviewed on 22 Mar 2020

ibis Wellington
Grand Mercure Wellington
5 out of 5
345 The Terrace, Wellington
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0.62 mi from city centre
4.3/5Excellent! (348 reviews)

"Very close to city center about 10 mins walk. but very quite, very good for relax"…"

Reviewed on 22 Mar 2020

Grand Mercure Wellington
Rydges Wellington Airport
4 out of 5
28 Stewart Duff Drive, Rongotai, Wellington
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £68 per night
3.51 mi from city centre
4.5/5Wonderful! (653 reviews)

"Excellent hotel situation for early morning flights with direct access to the terminal check in and departure through the hotel lobby."…"

Reviewed on 19 Mar 2020

Rydges Wellington Airport
Bolton Hotel
4.5 out of 5
Corner of Bolton & Mowbray Streets, Wellington
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £99 per night
0.51 mi from city centre
4.6/5Exceptional! (1,805 reviews)

"Incredibly friendly and helpful staff. I arrived late, after the kitchen closed, they had saved some sandwiches for me, on the house."…"

Reviewed on 5 Mar 2020

Bolton Hotel
QT Wellington
5 out of 5
90 Cable Street, Wellington
The price is £106 per night
0.49 mi from city centre
4.5/5Wonderful! (1,901 reviews)

"If you enjoy modern art and decor this is the type of hotel that might pique your interest"…"

Reviewed on 18 Mar 2020

QT Wellington
Rydges Wellington
4.5 out of 5
75 Featherston St, Wellington
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £67 per night
0.4 mi from city centre
4.3/5Excellent! (2,701 reviews)

"Rooms were good with a comfortable bed. We were in the middle of the COVID 19 issues and the staff were extremely helpful and friendly in these difficult times, a credit to the hotel."…"

Reviewed on 27 Mar 2020

Rydges Wellington
Copthorne Hotel Wellington, Oriental Bay
4 out of 5
100 Oriental Parade, Oriental Bay, Wellington
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £58 per night
0.68 mi from city centre
4.4/5Wonderful! (2,112 reviews)

"Had an excellent view from our room of the Bay. Great area. Lots to do in walking distance. Clean, pretty room."…"

Reviewed on 24 Mar 2020

Copthorne Hotel Wellington, Oriental Bay
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Visiting Wellington

Travellers to Wellington give high marks for the fascinating museums, beautiful gardens and shopping. Tourists who journey to this welcoming city can discover its port, restaurants and cafes. Top sights in the city include Civic Square, Wellington Cable Car (Lambton Quay Station) and Te Papa (Museum of New Zealand).

  • There are 148 hotels and other accommodation options in Wellington
  • The closest major airport is in Wellington (WLG-Wellington Intl.), 3.5 mi (5.6 km) from the city centre
  • The next closest is in Paraparaumu (PPQ), 28.9 mi (46.5 km) away

Sightseeing and Staying in Wellington

Well known for its museums, the city's cultural venues include Te Papa (Museum of New Zealand), Museum of Wellington City and Sea and City Gallery Wellington. Attractions like Wellington Cable Car (Lambton Quay Station), Wellington Zoo and The Weta Cave are fun for kids of all ages. The city is notable for landmarks like Civic Square, Carter Observatory and Old Government Buildings.

In Tawa, you'll find 148 hotels and other accommodation options so you can easily organise your perfect retreat at an affordable rate. These are top ones based on our user reviews:

  • Pacific View Bed and Breakfast - This 3.5-star bed & breakfast features free breakfast, free WiFi and free parking. It's a favourite with Expedia travellers for its beach locale and helpful staff.
  • Boulcott Lodge - Our customers like the family-friendly amenities and helpful staff at this motel. With a stay at this 4-star motel, guests can enjoy access to free parking and laundry facilities, along with an in-room kitchen.
  • DoubleTree by Hilton Wellington - This 4.5-star hotel features a restaurant, a 24-hour fitness centre and a bar. Expedia customers like its breakfast and proximity to shopping.

Other favourite sights in Wellington include Cuba Street Mall, Courtenay Place and Beehive. One of the top places to see in the surrounding area is Raumati Beach, located 26.3 mi (42.4 km) from the city centre.

Getting around Wellington

With so many transport options, exploring all of Wellington is a breeze. If you'd like to explore more of the area, hop aboard a train from Wellington Station, Wellington Kaiwharawhara Station or Wellington Crofton Downs Station. You can take a ferry from the local port.

Dressing for Wellington

  • Between January and March, you can expect the daytime average to be around 21°C and the night-time average to be 11°C
  • From April to June, temperatures average about 18°C during the day and 6°C at night
  • July to September averages 15°C during the day and 6°C at night
  • Between October and December, the average temperature is 20°C during the day and 8°C at night
  • Average annual rainfall for Wellington is 1244 millimetres
  • Hottest months are usually February and January with an average temperature of 20°C, while the coldest months are July and August with an average of 6°C

Frequently asked questions

Where is the best place to stay in Wellington?
Pacific View Bed and Breakfast is a favourite property for Expedia customers. This 3.5-star B&B offers free breakfast and free WiFi. Traveller reviews also recommend BKs Premier Motel Esplanade and DoubleTree by Hilton Wellington as top choices for your stay.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in Wellington, will I receive a refund?
Yes! Most hotel bookings are fully refundable provided that you cancel before the accommodation’s cancellation deadline, which is usually within 24-48 hours of your arrival date. If you booked a non-refundable reservation, it might still be possible to cancel it and be given a refund within 24 hours of your booking. Add your dates and click on “Search”, then filter by “free cancellation” to review top deals in Wellington.
What's the best place to stay on a budget in Wellington?
Based on reviews, Richmond Guest House Bed & Breakfast is a popular 2.5-star B&B for our travellers looking for an economical choice, and features free breakfast and free WiFi. Other choices to stay on the cheap include The Cambridge Hotel and Mercure Wellington Abel Tasman.
What's the best hotel for a family trip to Wellington?
Willis Village is a top 3.5-star apartment on Expedia for families, and features in-room kitchens and free WiFi. Other good choices to stay with the children include QT Wellington Apartments and Novotel Wellington. Also, attractions such as Wellington Zoo and The Weta Cave are fun for children of all ages.
What's the best place to stay for a couple visiting Wellington?
Newlands Court Motel is a favourite 3-star property for couples, and features flat-screen TVs and free parking. Other good options for a stay with your sweetheart include Travelodge Hotel Wellington and CityLife Wellington.
What's the best pet-friendly hotel in Wellington?
Ohtel is a top hotel for people travelling with their pets, and offers a restaurant and flat-screen TVs for its human guests. Hawks Inn Motel is another good choice if you’re bringing your pet along.
What's the best place to stay for a beach holiday in Wellington?
Pacific View Bed and Breakfast is a top 3.5-star beach property with free WiFi and free parking. Other good choices for your beach trip include Copthorne Hotel Wellington, Oriental Bay and ASURE 83 By the Sea Motor Lodge. Head to Scorching Bay Beach or Makara Beach for some quality time by the water.
What's the best high-end hotel in Wellington?
Sofitel Wellington is a 5-star hotel with a restaurant and a bar, and it’s a popular choice for Expedia travellers looking for an elegant place to stay. QT Wellington Apartments and Bolton Hotel are two other upscale options for your stay.
What's the best boutique-style accommodation in Wellington?
QT Wellington Apartments is a favourite 4.5-star hotel with Expedia travellers looking for stylish accommodation, and features a restaurant and a bar. Ohtel and Bolton Hotel are other choices for a boutique stay.
What is the best spa hotel in Wellington?
Quality Inn Angus is a top spa hotel featuring a restaurant and a bar. Spend the afternoon relaxing in the hot tub and sauna. Other popular spa hotels in Wellington include Hawks Inn Motel and Ohtel.
What is staying in Wellington like?
Travellers to Wellington give high marks for the fascinating museums, beautiful gardens and shopping. Tourists who journey to this welcoming city can discover its port, restaurants and cafes. Top sights in the city include Te Papa (Museum of New Zealand), Interislander Ferry Terminal and Wellington Waterfront. In Wellington, there are 160 hotels and other accommodation options to choose from.
What should I see while I'm in Wellington?
Known for its museums, cultural venues include Te Papa (Museum of New Zealand), Michael Fowler Centre and Museum of Wellington City and Sea. Attractions such as Wellington Zoo, The Weta Cave and Zealandia are fun for children of all ages. Landmarks like Courtenay Place, Old St Paul’s and Civic Square might be worth a visit.

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