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Area to stay between te papa & airport?

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Area to stay between te papa & airport?

Hi all. We will be staying 1 night in Wellington between a stint with family in Wairarapa & flying to Queenstown. Can you please recommend an area to stay in within easy reach of Te Papa, decent food options and the airport.

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1. Re: Area to stay between te papa & airport?

Budget is around $200 & there are 3 of us. Decent options for a morning coffee also good!

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2. Re: Area to stay between te papa & airport?

Any hotel near Te Papa is in the right area for you - that's where the food and coffee options are to be found. You could look at the West Plaza or Bay Plaza or, if willing to go above budget for something a bit more special, the QT Museum. A little bit further away from Te Papa but more central there is the Mercure Wellington Central City.

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3. Re: Area to stay between te papa & airport?

Almost all of the city centre hotels would be convenient for Te Papa and there is good coffee within a short walk from anywhere in Wellington. The Amora or the Museum Hotel are both close.

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4. Re: Area to stay between te papa & airport?

If your hotel is close to Courtney Place, I recommend the Airport Flyer to the airport, esp if it is peak hour. The buses use a bus only tunnel under Mt Victoria as well as dedicated bus lanes, so get there very quickly.

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We have stayed at Bay Plaza several times. It is a bit 'retro' and not upmarket and shiny like a new hotel but the view is outstanding. Look online and you may get the $110 deal per room which is very reasonable. There are lots of restaurants and bars very close by.

They offer a $25 taxi fare to the airport (or they did in the summer it may have gone up by now).

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6. Re: Area to stay between te papa & airport?

Great - thanks for all the replies. I'll check out the hotel recommendations for sure.

FYI it's likely we will have a hire car to return to the airport when we leave, so I assume we will want hotel parking.

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