Whether you are looking for a five-star room with a harbour view, a laidback budget friendly option, or somewhere in between, you won’t be disappointed with Wellington's choices of accommodation.

QT Wellington

90 Cable Street, Wellington

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Star rating: 5 stars
Number of accommodation rooms: 180

Wellington’s most creative and enchanting hotel that has art and luxury at the centre of everything it does. Step just across the road from Tākina into the QT Wellington lobby and you’ll be welcomed by one of the largest collections of contemporary New Zealand art. Gallery 4 accommodation rooms each feature a unique artwork created by New Zealand artists and designers - whether it’s a one-off original bedhead mural, a piece of sculpture or custom-made wallpaper.

The creativity continues at in-house restaurant Hippopotamus with exquisite French-influenced cuisine in a glamorous setting with stunning views over Wellington Harbour. QT Wellington also boasts Hot Sauce, a fun and playful bar and eatery that's known for their Asian-inspired dishes and insanely delicious cocktails. On-site facilities also include a heated lap pool, sauna, and a fully-equipped fitness centre.

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Oaks Wellington

89 Courtenay Place, Wellington CBD

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Star rating: 4.5 stars
Number of accommodation rooms: 226

A converted historical building in the heart of Wellington’s arts and culture precinct designed to suit the modern traveler. The site has since undergone a multi-million-dollar transformation into a sleek, nine-storey hotel, and has become the newest hotel on the Wellington scene.

You can expect all the modern amenities here, including complimentary Wi-Fi, smart TVs with Sky channel access, tea and coffee making facilities and international power converters available. Guests also have access to a car park, transfer services and babysitting services. On-site restaurant Oak & Vine restaurant offers sophisticated and contemporary Kiwi-inspired cuisine with a Mediterranean influence. Located in the heart of Wellington’s entertainment precinct and just a short stroll from Tākina and the waterfront, Oaks is a perfect base for conferencing and enjoying Wellington.

Intercontinental Wellington

2 Grey Street, Wellington CBD

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Star rating: 5 stars
Number of accommodation rooms: 236

InterContinental Wellington is the kind of laidback luxury we can all do with from time to time. This global five-star hotel offers everything you’d expect from a first-class hotel, but with an approach that’s uniquely Wellington. It begins with the award-winning concierge team who are happy to share the best local tips to help you to find Wellington’s hidden gems and popular locals’ spots.

The rooms at InterContinental range from their stylishly put-together Classic rooms to the more luxurious Executive rooms, to their award-winning Presidential Suite. Whichever room type you go with, you’re in for state-of-the-art technology including Bluetooth stereo, espresso machines and high-definition TV, complemented by the artful touch of a personalised wake-up service. Award-winning Chameleon Restaurant located on the ground floor of the hotel will put to rest any preconceived idea of hotel restaurants. Staying at InterContinental Wellington puts you at the heart of Wellington’s inner-city action. Tākina and Wellington's top attractions like Te Papa, Wellington Museum and the Wellington Cable Car are all just a short walk away.

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Copthorne Hotel Oriental Bay

100 Oriental Parade, Oriental Bay

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Star rating: 4 stars
Number of accommodation rooms: 118

A stone’s throw away from Oriental Bay, Copthorne Hotel Oriental Bay is a window into Wellington. This seaside hotel has stunning harbour views which are best enjoyed from your room’s balcony. Copthorne’s rooms have four different styles but each has everything you need for a comfortable stay, including free Wi-Fi, cable TV and hairdryers, as well as kitchenettes and lounge areas in the studio apartment rooms.

During your stay, go for dinner at in-house One80° Restaurant and Lounge Bar – the harbour views are incredible and the dining experience is award-winning, or take a short walk to one of Oriental Bay’s other popular beach-side eateries. This hotel is just a five minute walk from Tākina and Wellington’s entertainment precinct.

Rydges Wellington

75 Featherston Street, Pipitea, Wellington

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Star rating: 4.5 stars
Number of accommodation rooms: 280

This four-star-plus hotel has a range of rooms, including 19 apartment-style suites complete with washer and dryer facilities – perfect for a longer stay or group bookings. No matter which room type you choose, all have kitchenettes and views out over the harbour or city. Like all Rydges hotels, there’s free WiFi available, plus all rooms feature flat-screen televisions. There’s a range of accessible rooms available and all the floors in the hotel are fully wheelchair accessible.

Rydges Wellington’s in-house restaurant, Portlander Bar & Grill, is a popular spot with locals who love the unique take on the grill house concept: it’s local, seasonal, cultivated – and just a little bit wild. A fifteen minute walk from Tākina, this hotel is close to the Wellington Railway Station and ferry terminals, Parliament buildings and the Lambton Quay shopping precinct.

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Boulcott Suites

5 O’Reily Ave, Wellington

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Star rating: 5 stars
Number of accommodation rooms: 114

With all of the comforts, amenities and space of a house, a home away home sounds like a cliché until you stay at Boulcott Suites. Centrally-located in downtown Wellington, Boulcott Suites is a unique 5-star apartment hotel that’s completely ideal for single travellers and groups, as you can base yourself in a suite, townhouse or penthouse, which range from one to four bedrooms.

Custom-designed and purpose-built, the Boulcott Suites are stylishly put together with modern amenities and a strong focus on quality. The spacious suites all feature a fully-equipped kitchen, complete with stove, fridge, microwave, Nespresso coffee machine and crockery. Located right in the heart of the city and surrounded by some of the city’s best eateries, Boulcott Suite is only a 10 minute walk from Tākina.

West Plaza Hotel

110 Wakefield Street, Wellington

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Star rating: 4 stars
Number of accommodation rooms: 102

West Plaza Hotel achieves a near-perfect blend of affordability and great location with self-contained rooms that are clean, smart & comfortable. There’s a variety of room configurations which can be tailored to your group size; choose from queen, twin and triple rooms and for more space, you can upgrade to a suite, which has a separate lounge and dining area.

West Plaza Hotel backs onto one of Wellington’s coolest new laneways, Lombard Lane. Enjoy excellent coffee, a distillery making award-winning artisan gin, New York deli-inspired food and some great boutique shopping. A recent refurbishment has given West Plaza a unique capital flavour, including stunning contemporary chandeliers by Wellington designers Kaynemaile, and a series of prints by local stencil artist Ally Paine depicting Wellington’s landmarks. It’s an easy 5 minute stroll to Tākina, as well as Wellington’s nightlife, entertainment and shopping hotspots.

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Sofitel Wellington

11 Bolton Street, Wellington

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Star rating: 5 stars
Number of accommodation rooms: 129

Sleep soundly on famously comfortable beds at this five-star-rated, sweetly-scented, garden-inspired hotel. Taking its cue from the nearby Wellington Botanic Garden, Sofitel Wellington has an elegant botanical theme that mixes with the hotel’s signature French influences to create a one-of-a-kind luxurious experience. All rooms have an LCD television and BOSE sound system with bluetooth connectivity and the luxurious bathrooms feature rainshowers and French amenities.

Settle into a sumptuous velvet armchair with a well-made gin and tonic, and soak up the chic surrounds and stunning Renaissance still life-style photographs of cut flowers that adorn the walls. For dinner, head downstairs to Jardin Grill, an upmarket but relaxed restaurant with a beautiful fit-out and courtyard with fire pit. Jardin Grill’s menu is shaped around a core philosophy of fresh produce, quality ingredients, and a passion for food and honesty. It will be hard to believe you are in the CBD when you step out the door and into the Wellington Botanic Garden and historic Bolton Street Cemetery. Sofitel Wellington is a pleasant 20 minute walk from Tākina or you can catch one of the many frequent city buses.

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