Bolton Hotel, Wellington
Reviews - Bolton Hotel
- Age Group: 18 - 25
- From: New Zealand
- Traveller type: Young & Single
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Stunning hotelfrom msganc
The room (premier suite) was large with a seperate lounge and kitchenette (with washer/drier). The furnishings and decor were very luxurious and definately 5 star.
The pool, jacuzzi and gym were very good (and quiet).
Breakfast was ok - we didn't eat any other meals here.
The hotel is about a 15 minute walk from the city centre and is located in the heart of the CBD. The rates are cheap at the weekends as it is in the business area.
I would highly recomend this hotel - the rooms are fantastic.
Great findfrom Southernsoul
Sleek, modern, comfortable hotel.from kiwi999
Excellent stay at the Boltonfrom IronbarkACD
The room was lovely, very stylish and well equipped, kitchen with large fridge, dishwasher, washing machine, etc, lounge and dining area with great views over the park and up to the botanical gardens. Another large TV in the bedroom, with plenty of storage and very comfortable bed, and large bathroom with separate bath and shower. Most importantly, it was spotlessly clean.
Very well located, short walk (under 5 min) to Lambton Quay shopping, and botanical gardens, and just around the corner from the Beehive. Plenty of large umbrellas in the lobby and also one in the room, to fend off Wellington's sometimes inclement weather. Should also mention the minibar in the room, not just drinks and snacks, it included painkillers and toiletries, poncho's, pack of cards, etc.., they thought of everything.
Breakfast was good, though the service could be a little slow, and as others have mentioned, though the reception staff were very friendly, they weren't too helpful with recommending places to eat out - which we had to do as the hotel restaurant was closed for a private function both nights we were there (a week before Christmas). And when I requested a later checkout, I was offered 12 midday, an hour earlier than we already had with our rate!
Overall a great hotel, wouldn't hesitate to stay here again.
Clean, nice hotel for a stop in Wellingtonfrom Travelqueen101
Excellent Locationfrom capejoy
Lovely hotel for windy Wellingtonfrom avb13
Modern and comfortablefrom kiwitravelerpdx
My only criticisms: The front desk task, while very friendly and willing to help, sometimes seemed less than knowledgeable. The dining room seem understaffed during breakfast hours making for some inefficiency. The fitness center consisted of just three pieces of equipment (treadmill, bicycle, and and elliptical machine). In the morning it didn't take many people to result in a backlog. For a hotel of that size, more equipment would have been desirable. On the plus side, the fitness area did include a small but serviceable indoor lap pool.
Finally, the Bolton is well situated close to government buildings. However, It's on the fringe of the touristy aspects of the central business district. In good weather the walk is quite pleasant to Queen's Wharf (and the various restaurants) or to Te Papa Museum further down the waterfront. In inclement weather (which is frequent) it can be a problem.
Overall, during our three week NZ trip, the Bolton was one of the highlights! We will definitely stay again.
Hard to Beatfrom Kiwidreamer
We had a mini-studio which is small and does not have the kitchenette, washing machine etc. But in all other ways it sounds equal to any of the larger rooms. The furnishings were exactly as shown in the hotel's advertising and the shower's water pressure the best I've had anywhere. We also appreciated the morning note on weather, attractions of the day etc. The staff were fantastic - unobtrusive but very happy to help.
We found the location great. Wellington is such a compact centre that it is not too far to walk to any of the central attractions and the majority is on flat terrain. The railway station is an easy 2 - 3 min walk away and the airport bus stops about a 1 minute walk away.
I highly recommend breakfast at the Astoria, a short walk away, on Lampton Quay just before the well known department store of Kirkaldie and Stains. The place was packed and offered all sorts from a danish pastry or egg roll through to their big cooked breakfast which was huge and as delicious as it looked according to my husband.
We walked to Te Papa, Courtenay Street and to the Tram up to the Botannical Gardens and did not find any of it too strenuous. We also took a train up to Paraparaumu which was a great mix of tunnels and spectacular coastal scenery (Ask for the Day Rover Pass - you can jump on and off trains all day long for about $10).
All in all a wonderful weekend made extra special by our stay at the Bolton. We cannot normally afford to stay in 5 star hotels but my husband was very happy with the price he paid and says it was actually cheaper than his 2 other choices (remember though, it was a mini-studio). I highly recommend this place.
Thumbs Downfrom sam251
Top Local Tips for Wellington
Great park for kids Take the cable car to the botanical gardens, & walk down to the childrens playground. Great fun for the kids, & my husband & I even had a go. Also along the waterfront, walkin g from Te Papa to the city area there is a great slide for kids, it's pretty high up ( by Australian standards - they don't want kids to have as much fun in oz!), but my 4 yr old loved it.
Stroll Down the Main Street I would recommend just walking down the main street and take in the culture of the city. It's truly a multi-cultural city, which is very evident from the different ethinic restaurants you see (Asian, Turkish, Malaysian, Indian/Pakistani, etc.) The old bank building which has now been converted into a shopping center is quite unique. There's some very nice shopping pretty much everywhere. Don't forget to visit Te Papa and the Botanical Garden!
Cheaper shopping 20mins out from Wellington Food, shopping for groceries and general items seems cheaper and more available if you drive to surrounding suburbs like Lower Hutt.
Other names for Bolton Hotel
- bolton hotel wellington
- Address: Cnr Bolton & Mowbray Streets - Wellington - New Zealand
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