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Distinction Wellington, Century City Hotel

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

Stayed a night in a very poky room. Really closed in. It was very hot during the night, with no air conditioning, I looked to open the window and there was absolutely no window!! Just a slider with a shared balcony. I ended up taking the risk by opening the door to the balcony as the hear became unbearable.

Thank lizelouizel
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great city experience nice place friendly staff was enjoyable to stay with them only the car park was little freaky and a long walk back to the room rather then that it was ok Jai ho will stay with them again

Thank jaiho2017
Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

When Traveling for work the Distinction is always my top choice to stay in Wellington due to its location, clean and tidy rooms with everything including kitchen, dining table, SKY TV and even a washer / dryer. Free WIFI. I'm in a one bedroom apartment with 2x balconies. Lovely staff members and hassle free check in and check out. Downside.....

Thank Toni C
Reviewed 17 April 2017

We arrived for a 2-night stay in a 1 bedroom apartment back in February 2017. We thought this hotel was one of the best we have ever stayed in and for such a reasonable price too given the good overall size of the apartment and the clean and modern facilities. The kitchen was well equipped and even included a small...

Thank Michael C
Glenbrook, Australia
Reviewed 16 April 2017

Only two blocks from Cuba Street where all the restaurants are and close to the wharf and several attractions. Reception staff friendly. We picked a Studio with city view. The view was of Mount Victoria Lookout facing east. First thing I noticed in the room was the pedestal fan. There was no air-conditioning. In the morning the sun warmed up...

Thank LenSydneyAustralia
Reviewed 15 April 2017

This booking was of our own making having just spent 8 nights with organized accommodation as part of the Tour of NZ bike race. It was our last couple of nights treat. Scored the hotel as a freebie as a loyal customer of hotels.com. Had an 8th floor superior apartment and it was beautiful. Sea glimpses and a great view...

Thank olthomas44
Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Hard to spot but easy to check in. A dirty lift took us up four floors to a low ceilinged corridor reminiscent of the industrial age. At least the landings were clean. Room had all that you would need for a night or longer stay but closer inspection you can notice the wear and tear. What really broke it was...

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Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

Count on a sleepless night. The room looked nice on arrival but was stuffy and there was no a/c. So we had to open the window onto the central Wellington streets. By the time we went to bed the nearby bar patrons were in full swing, shouting and drumming up to 2am. At 5am, a truck pulled up opposite to...

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Tony A, Manager at Distinction Wellington, Century City Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. The city can be lively if you are not used to it, however the advantage is you are very close to everything the city has to offer. Sorry that your stay was disturbed by noise. The rooms on the back of the hotel are much quieter . Kind regards Tony

Reviewed 12 March 2017

The hotel is centrally located for all amenities, although this does mean you get some outside noise. This is made worse when you open the window to cool down the room as there is no aircon. Staff were friendly cheerful and efficient. The studio room we had on the fifth floor was a decent size, but badly organised. There was...

Thank MikePatx
Tony A, Manager at Distinction Wellington, Century City Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. For those looking for extra room the standard 1 bedroom apartments are good or the superior 1 bedroom apartments are much bigger. We are a bit limited on where things can be placed in the rooms due to the windows being opposite the beds. Thanks again. Tony

Reviewed 4 March 2017

Ideal for a single traveller as the studios have well equipped kitchenette and all necessary utensils. Comfortable bed. Fresh & clean bathroom. Friendly and attentive reception staff. Convenience store next door.

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Tony A, Manager at Distinction Wellington, Century City Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Its great to see you found the rooms were well equipped. See you again soon. Regards Tony

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Suites
  • Accessible rooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Laundry Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Distinction Wellington Century City Hotel provides the ideal Wellington accommodation base for business or leisure, in a vibrant location in the heart of all the action. On the doorstep of key Wellington attractions including Te Papa Museum, Distinction Wellington Century City Hotel's 89 guest rooms range from impeccably designed studios, to luxurious penthouse suites. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Distinction Wellington, Century City Hotel

Address: 70 Tory Street | Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand (Formerly Grand Mercure Wellington Century City Apartments)
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Greater Wellington > Wellington
Price Range: $138 - $662 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Distinction Wellington, Century City Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 89
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Also Known As:
Grand Mercure Wellington Century City Apartments Hotel Wellington
Hotel Style:
#16 Luxury Hotel in Wellington
#20 Business Hotel in Wellington
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“Ask for a room at the back.”
MikePatx, 11 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Request a higher floor if the room faces Tory Street.”
shawncY8399PQ, 21 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Higher floors I would say is recommended, because it will give you a nice view of the city.”
Bulaiwit91822, 29 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Outside rooms have a view of other buildings and could be noisy, internal rooms a little quieter”
lazzak, 20 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Make sure you get thr room you booked and paid for”
Jungceylon, 26 Nov 2016 | Read review
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