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Museum Hotel

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Overview - Museum Hotel. Copyright Museum Hotel.

The Museum Art Hotel is a privately owned luxury boutique hotel opposite Te Papa and the waterfront and a short stroll to live theatres, designer shopping, city markets, Waitangi Park and Oriental Parade's promenade and beach.

The hotel is included in Yahoo's list of ten of the best hotels with magnificent artwork of the world. On site facilities include a spacious and decadent lobby with bar/cafe, art gallery, fitness centre, sauna, swimming pool and spa pool, award winning French restaurant Hippopotamus, five beautiful function spaces and Cathy Davys Day Spa.

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Museum Hotel Wellington is a 165 room boutique hotel located in the centre of Wellington city opposite Wellington's beautiful harbour and New Zealand's national museum, Te Papa. The spacious lobby features opulent décor, walls adorned with original New Zealand art and a bar/café in which to relax.

Hippopotamus, the hotel's award winning in house restaurant offers harbour views and French style cuisine by Laurent Loudeac.

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Review date:   April 9, 2018 4:26AM
Review:   Great hotel stay at this amazing hotel - attentive staff, helpful with booking some tours around town, and clean amenities. Well stocked bar/cafe, awesome art work in the lobby itself. The room was clean, looked after, and everything worked as you expect it to. On the waterfront os it was great to be able to just walk out, cross the road and go for a run. The one down side was the construction work with scaffolding all over the facade, but there was no undue noise, and it didn't really detract from the stay. Would look into staying here again when I'm back in Wellington.
Author:   David Camilleri
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Review date:   May 18, 2018 6:04AM
Review:   This is one of the nicest hotels in Wellington that takes pride in excellence right through to the smallest of details. It has a unique atmosphere with a fascinating art collection scattered throughout. The location is fantastic, located opposite Te Papa and a short stroll to the waterfront and all the cafes, restaurants and bars on Courtenay Place.
Author:   James Hart
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Review date:   April 17, 2018 12:15AM
Review:   Although, on the exterior this place looks outstanding, it lacks heart. To the staff working here, its just a job. The reception staff made us feel like we were an inconvenience just for checking in and out. No smiles or warmth. The door to our room and the bathroom looked like something from the youth hostel down the road- shaky and tired with paint chips. The bathroom didn't feel that clean. The stairwell felt like a service entrance and not suitable for a hotel charging $200+ per night. The barman and bar were suburb. Overall a mediocre experience for such an upmarket establishment.
Author:   Rob Thomas
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Review date:   May 13, 2018 3:43AM
Review:   So pretty and cool. The art is modern and tasteful. The rooms are OK. The beds are a bit saggy in the middle and pretty poor pillows the layout of the 2br room was strange and could use a reconfigure. Nice hotel and good locale.
Author:   Peter Leed
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Review date:   March 20, 2018 5:53PM
Review:   A very good hotel in the heart of Wellington. A brilliant room, more like a one room apartment, high up, so good views and quiet. Easy access to all central attractions. Restaurant out of action for refurbishment so ate out. Downside of location, no grounds to relax in and $30 per night parking.
Author:   Peter Veness
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