US$86 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in 29 Feb 2016 Check-out 1 Mar 2016

Willis Hotel Wellington

3 stars
View map of 355 Willis Street, Wellington, 6011

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
3.9
out of 5
139 reviews
Pleasant stay in wellington

Would stay at the hotel again as situation very handy to town without being too noisy. Pleasant... See full review

  • Beth M.
  • 8 Sep 2015
Great weekend trip

Great staff - very helpful. Hotel needs better signage. See full review

  • Mike F.
  • 24 Jun 2015
With comfortable accommodations and central location, Willis Hotel Wellington makes for an ideal base for business and leisure travellers visiting the New Zealand capital. This value-for-money Wellington hotel places guests close to the exhibits at Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa and City Gallery Wellington. After catching sporting events at Westpac Stadium, tourists can also take in performances at Opera House and Michael Fowler Centre.
General
Willis Hotel Wellington provides parking, Laundromat and five pillar-free conference facilities that can host up to 400 people. The hotel also provides currency exchange, ironing/dry cleaning service and fax, copy and print services.
Location
Willis Hotel is situated in the Cuba Quarter of Wellington, near Colonial Cottage Museum and five kilometres from Wellington International Airport. Vacationers stroll along Wellington Botanic Garden and enjoy the entertainment and nightlife opportunities at Courtenay Place.
  • NOTE: Effective 2nd April 2013, the hotel will cease to offer full food & beverage service. The lunch, dinner and bar services will also be discontinued. For any enquiries in regards to existing bookings, please contact the Customer Service Team.
Dining
At Willis Wellington Hotel, guests jumpstart the day with a continental breakfast (fees apply). For other dining needs, check out the nearby restaurants and cafes that serve local and international cuisines.
Rooms
All 90 tastefully decorated rooms come with cable/satellite TV, coffee- and tea-making facilities, work desk and telephone. Internet access and mini bar are also available (fees apply).

Willis Hotel Wellington Rooms

Standard Queen Room
Standard 1 queen bed. Stylish and comfortable room that includes an ensuite bathroom, work desk, broadband internet access and Sky TV. Rooms are well equipped with all the amenities, perfect for leisure or corporate guests. Up to 2 adults and 1 child.
Standard Twin Room
Standard 2 single beds. Stylish and comfortable room that includes an ensuite bathroom, work desk, broadband internet access and Sky TV. Rooms are well equipped with all the amenities, perfect for leisure or corporate guests. Up to 2 adults and 1 child.

Amenities

  • High speed internet
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Services
Business centre
Conference facilities
Currency exchange
Internet
High speed internet

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Hotel Map

-41.2972 174.7701
Area served
Wellington
Nearby airports
Wellington: 5km
Area description
Wellington

Nearby points of interest

  • Te Papa Museum: 1.2 km
  • Cable Car: 1.3 km
  • New Zealand Parliament Buildings: 2.2 km
  • Kilbirnie: 3.1 km
  • Miramar: 4.4 km
  • Seatoun: 6 km
  • Newlands: 9.2 km

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
14:00
Check-out:
10:00

Terms and conditions

Extra charges may apply for children. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the quoted rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

Ratings and reviews for Willis Hotel Wellington

Overall score

3.9 / 5
5.01.0
139 out of 139
Amenities:
3.5
Cleanliness:
3.9
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3.4
Location:
3.8
Value:
3.8

86% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Willis Hotel Wellington

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Bronny
Friends
Dunedin
13 Oct 2015

It started badly and got worse

We arrived at the hotel in Willis St, only to find out this was not the hotel. It had the hotel name but this one was closed. The actual hotel had just undergone a name change, to the same name as the closed place across the road. And there was no signage on the actual hotel. See the start of the issue. So over to the actual hotel and we had to lugged our suitcases up the stairs. The room was very very basic. No wardrobe. Tiny bathroom and the room was filled mostly with the bed. I purchased the room with breakfast and internet included. Except when I went to breakfast the first morning they said it wasn't included and then said it would be $28 per day. I had to go and find my confirmation. Be very careful. The dining room staff were very rude. And the breakfast was just ok. There is only one lift and you are forced to wait and wait. I was very disappointed. I was there for the World of Wearable Arts, this hotel experience was not a happy one. It is too far from the shopping and it is not worth what I paid for it.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
2
Comfort:
3
Location:
1
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Friends

Review of Willis Hotel Wellington

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
StupidPooch40
Single
Hillcrest
7 Oct 2015

CHEAP CHEAP

Far from Lambton Quay. Cheap place, that's the only plus. Ok if all you want is a place to out your things down. Ask for more quilts/blankets is a must esp in winter/spring as its quite a cold room with an smallish immobile wall heater. What you read in other review sites are true about this hotel. Stay again? Probably if saving $ is important.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
1
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Single

Review of Willis Hotel Wellington

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Beth M.
Family
N/A
8 Sep 2015

Pleasant stay in wellington

Would stay at the hotel again as situation very handy to town without being too noisy. Pleasant staff and comfy warm beds. Could have had a few 'extras ' in the bathroom.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Family

Review of Willis Hotel Wellington

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Mike F.
Couples
N/A
24 Jun 2015

Great weekend trip

Great staff - very helpful. Hotel needs better signage.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of Willis Hotel Wellington

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
AussieSmitty
Single
Forestville
23 Feb 2015

OK if looking for cheaper accommodation

I travel a lot for business and stay usually more central to Wellington, but as the world cup cricket was on this week, I wasn't able to get into the hotels I would normally book. The Leisure Inn is a couple of blocks from areas of interest and quite a few blocks from the CBD. Unfortunately the main hotel lift was out of service, but the hotel did try to help by allowing the use of the service lift at the back of the hotel. The rooms are quite basic with no air conditioning but the windows can be opened (mind you this does let in a lot of street noise). There is also no wardrobes in the rooms so you have to have your hanging clothes out in full view along with the ironing board, etc. The staff though are very friendly and helpful, and the cost was low.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Single

Review of Willis Hotel Wellington

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
tocak
Couples
Zagreb
21 Jan 2015

Wellington

Nice place for overnight sleep. Te Papa museum is must see sights.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of Willis Hotel Wellington

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
tocak
Couples
Zagreb
18 Jan 2015

Wellington

Must see: Te Papa museum. View from Mt. Victoria. Try to find LOTR filming location ...

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of Willis Hotel Wellington

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anne
Family
Montreal, Qc
6 Jan 2015

Average clean hotel

Clean rooms. Available parking. Good breakfast Convenient location, within walking distance to major attractions and restaurants

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Family

Review of Willis Hotel Wellington

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Rodders100
Couples
Wellington
7 Dec 2014

Why you pay for is not what you get

For the price paid it isn't what you get. Paid for a room that included wifi ( did not have wifi but a plug for a laptop, wifi was available for 30 mins a day only in the lobby), for a breakfast (tinned peaches and pears was the "fruit", second day had no beans or eggs. Found long blond strands of hair embedded in the top throw (though neither of us had blond hair), bathroom quite small, and the key card kept playing up. Location is convienient, never had muh interaction with staff to make an informed judgement, all in all very disappointing and won't stay again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
2
Comfort:
2
Location:
3
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of Willis Hotel Wellington

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Aucklander Couple
Couples
Auckland
1 Dec 2014

Rooms are dirty, leaking bathrooms & horrible breakfast!

We stayed there for 3 nights and we really regret it! The location is a little off the city but that was not the problem. The problem was with the rooms. It was dirty and the bathroom shower is leaking and to be honest, the water pressure is so slow that there is no way someone can shower comfortably. The breakfast was the worst part, limited choices and runs out and no replenish until you asked again and again. When we complaint, nothing was done. I would not recommend and return here.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
2
Comfort:
1
Location:
1
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Couples

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