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Bay Plaza Hotel Wellington

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Accommodations - Bay Plaza Hotel Wellington. Copyright Bay Plaza Hotel Wellington.

All 76 of our clean and smart hotel rooms are spacious and boast some of the best views in the city. Classic yet contemporary, the recently renovated rooms in relaxing palettes stylishly combine sleekly modern fittings and furnishings with the most interesting of the hotel's original architectural features. You'll love the stunning vistas from every room on our 11 floors. Look out to Wellington city with its pretty harbour surrounded by hills, or up to Mt Victoria with its pine forest and quaint streets of historic wooden homes below.

Sleep easy with us
Enjoy a great night's sleep in our wonderfully comfortable beds. Our rooms come with all the services you'd expect to find in a modern hotel of 3 Star Plus Qualmark standard. We aim to make the Bay Plaza Hotel a true home away from home. Take a look at our room facilities and services below, and just ask us if there's anything else you require. We'd love to help if we can.

Our rooms:
We have 57 standard hotel rooms with separate shower and toilet, and 19 standard hotel rooms with shower over bath and toilet. Our room configurations are 46 standard twin rooms (with one queen and one single bed), 29 standard double rooms (with one queen bed) and one studio suite (with one double bed).

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A warm welcome to one of Wellington's best-loved hotels in New Zealand's exciting harbour capital. Bay Plaza Hotel 40-44 Oriental Parade, Wellington.
Can there be a better quality yet affordable place to experience Wellington's wonders?

Just a short drive to the airport, rail and ferry terminals – and a very short walk to explore the vibrant waterfront, city bays and beaches, the incredible national museum Te Papa, top shops, weekend gourmet food market and the entertainment zone filled with the city's best bars, restaurants and cafes. Working in the central business district? Be there in minutes by taxi, bus or a delightful walk along the waterfront.

Love the look out
Views from every window of the city, harbour or historic homes of Mt Victoria will wow you. On the inside, you'll equally love our beautiful décor, smart clean rooms and the professional, friendly service that means we get many return guests.

Have a sustainable stay
We look after you and the planet. The Bay Plaza Hotel has long been dedicated to sustainable tourism, with recycling, water-wise and beach clean-up initiatives that have proudly earned us Earthcheck benchmarking, a Qualmark 3 Star Plus rating and Qualmark Enviro-Silver.

Our restaurant serves market-fresh, creative New Zealand cuisine for you to enjoy. Choose from the wide range of options on our menus, which feature delicious meals designed to please every palate. With first-floor windows looking out to Wellington Harbour, this is a very special spot to meet friends or family, dine alone, host a business lunch, or take a date.

Take some time out and relax over drinks in our friendly house bar. Enjoy a range of food and beverages including cocktails, fine wines and premium beers, served with a smile day or night. You can continue at the famous bars and clubs in Courtenay Place just a short walk away – known as not only the best place to party in Wellington, but also New Zealand.

Google Reviews

About Google Reviews: recently Google has converted their review system to require reviewers to have a proper, identifiable Google+ profile. This is a good thing, as it tends to cut down on bad reviews, both from people unwilling to stand behind their comments and fake positive reviews from the businesses themselves. Old, pre-Google+ reviews are still in the system, and will appear below as written by "A Google User". More info from Google is here.

Review date:   June 3, 2018 4:49AM
Review:   We took up the week package that came with breakfast. I was here about 10 years ago so it was a repeat visit. The hotel has been around for a while but is comfortable and does not too “look” aged except for the bathroom. Our room was adequate for the weekend. The breakfast either cooked or buffet was very good and we both enjoyed it. We also ate the evening meal in the restaurant and the meals were very good. The staff were very friendly and we did not have to wait too long even though on Saturday there were two large groups. Parking is the reason we return here. There is a large parking area right behind the hotel with easy access. It does cost $20 a night which is on the lower end of parking in Wellington on a long weekend. Location is great for access to the harbour walks and Te Papa. There are also local markets close by. The only negatives we have is that the walls are very thin. With a school group in the next room we could hear every word. People outside in the hallway sound like they are in the same room. Thumping from above can be a pain. After a complaint the staff were only too happy to move us to another floor which was better due to no one next door. But still noisy from above. The rooms are warm. Great in winter but there is no way to adjust the heating and we found it simply too hot during the night. A drop in a couple degrees would be good. There is no fridge in the rooms. They will give you fresh milk but of course only good for making a drink at the time It might take us another 10 years to return but will still consider the hotel if we were to return
Author:   Bruce Manninen
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Review date:   July 15, 2018 12:13AM
Review:   Great location, walking distance to everything and very handy with New World across the street. Fantastic view, good service. Pretty good stay for 5 nights. Not flash, but I was happy enough.
Author:   Pearl Tanguilig
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Review date:   July 27, 2018 9:54PM
Review:   Nice hotel with all the amenities and off street parking provided. Good service at reception and in the restaurant. Close to Te Papa and only a few minutes walk to central Wellington. Would stay here again.
Author:   Alistair Calvert
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Review date:   March 21, 2018 2:10PM
Review:   Convenient to shops. Great location. Good customer service. Room needs an upgrade with no kitchenette and shower head is from 1950's, also no AC which is not good. Would be great to have water bottles if there was no mini bar.
Author:   Jocelyn Sasa
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Review date:   August 4, 2018 10:35AM
Review:   Fantastic location fabulous service and price and lovely and clean
Author:   tracy Logan
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