Museum Hotel

90 Cable St, Wellington, North Island, New Zealand
(3.5 star hotel)
#5 of 132 hotels in Wellington
Excellent (4.5 out of 5.0) 3 reviews
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Nice hotel - conveniently located - and arty!

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on February 18, 2013

We stayed here one night, before we took the ferry to the south island. The hotel is conveniently located in the center of Wellington. We could reach all the main highlights of the city on foot. The staff is friendly, helpful and very polite. We stayed in an apartment suite. It was large, had a great bath that accommodates two at ease, had a great sleeper. The pillow menu is rather complete, the duck feathers were great to sleep on for us.
Room service was average (Many restaurants in the area as alternatives), but the breakfast (and the dining room) are making up for that at large.
The art in the various common spaces of the hotel is chosen by someone with a heart for it. It gives that extra to this great place.

Unique Quality: The art, the breakfast

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Museum Hotel

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on March 22, 2007

The Museum Hotel is idealy located for a stay in Wellington. It is close to Courtenay Place and its food and nightlife as well as directly over the road from Te Papa, The Museum of NZ. 1 big reason for me is that the Office is only a 5 minute walk but I do like the place as a hotel. It is smaller than most and a bit cosier but I like it. Harbour view rooms are more expensive but have a nice view over Te Papa which is just across the road.

The Museum hotel was originally located where Te Papa is sited. Engineers created a bit of history when they lifted the hotel onto wheels and moved back a few dozen metres to its current spot - hence the full name of Museum Hotel de Wheels.

Service is fast and efficient and making a booking is easy via phone or the Internet.

My only real issue with the Museum is the breakfast timeslots which are in 30 minute slots which can mean a long wait in the morning (most other hotels are 15 minute slots). My last visit on 19 Feb 2007 had a timeslot of 7.30 to 8am & the food arrived just after 7.50 so a bit of a wait.

Unique Quality: Rooms are quite standard with the older rooms in need of a bit of a spruce up. There is a new wing to the hotel which has apartments and, if you want to pay the extra, these rooms are of a very high quality and include cooking facilities. The photo's are taken in one of the Apartments and it's really nice. Even includes a home theatre DVD set-up so you can watch your own movie if you bring a DVD with you.

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Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on February 7, 2004

The Museum Hotel is located across the street from Te Papa and a short walk from Courtenay Place. The cable car is about a 10-15 minute walk, and Parliament is about a 25 minute walk.

I got the deal of a lifetime for this hotel, NZ$135 per night, so I was more than happy here. It was also a weekend in the middle of winter, so I am sure that had something to do with it. Rates on the website show standard rooms starting at $275 for weekdays and $230 for weekends.

Unique Quality: The rooms are excellent - spacious with a big bathroom. It is a very comfortable place to stay. There is a restaurant and bar, in-room modems, and the location is good.

The hotel also has an interesting history. It was supposed to be razed in 1993 to make room for the new Museum of New Zealand, but instead was lifted from its foundation, put on railroad tracks, and moved 120 metres to its present location. It is one of the largest buildings in the world ever relocated.

Directions: Across the street from Museum of New Zealand Te Papa

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Address: 90 Cable St, Wellington, North Island, New Zealand

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Amenities at Museum Hotel

  • Restaurant
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Center
  • Business Services
  • Spa
  • Kitchenette
  • Suites
  • Bar / Lounge

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