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The Richmond Guest House is a lovely 19th century twelve room villa less than 1 km from Courteney Place and Wellington city, The Richmond has recently been refurbished and has had all its' original features including beautiful ornate plaster ceilings and cornices throughout.restored to its 'former grandeur We have twelve rooms, single, double and twin and triple all of which have there own bathrooms plus hairdryers and radio alarms and newspapers delivered to rooms daily.
There is a communal kitchen where guests can prepare their own meals with a connecting dining room where complimentary tea, coffee and hot chocolate is always available. Plus we have a computer set up in the dining room for free internet use and there is free WiFi throughout the building as well, We also have a TV lounge And free laundry use is available. We are a 100% non-smoking property and not suitable for children.
We are on the shuttle bus route and within a 10 minute drive to the Airport, Rail, Bus, and Interisland Ferry depot. (Approximately $25 for two from airport and ferry)
To quote your host John Cairns, We don't claim to be the Hilton, but if you are traveling to Wellington for business or pleasure, for one night or ten, we offer clean, comfortable accommodation at an affordable price.
So next time you are in Wellington pay us a visit - Your Home Away From Home.
- WellingtonMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodies+ 6
Nothing like your average capital city full of big government buildings. Wellington is beautiful and lively! Even from the little time I spent there I could tell Wellington is somewhere I would love to live! The only exception for me was that it was chilly there even in summer. But still I really loved the vibe! Wellington is definitely one of my favorite cities!Recommended for:
- WellingtonAmbassadorMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBackpackers+ 2
Funky, eclectic, and just plain cool. Wellington has a Bohemian vibe that jives with it's beachside ambience, making it seem like the offspring of San Francisco and San Diego. Definitely worthy of the Coolest Little Capital in the World title.Recommended for:
this city is awesome it is small but packed with awesome restaurants and activities ,it has a beautiful harbor and museum,the bus service and trains are great and you must take the cable car up to the wonderful botanical gardens,you can catch the ferry from north to south islands or vice versa ,there are good backpacker hostels around and walking is easy and safe
- WellingtonMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsGreen TravelersHistory BuffsAdventure Travelers
I feel like I've only explored a fraction of Wellington. I love its walkability and the Te Papa Museum. I attended a convention here, and it's a great location for meetings. But sadly, my convention took so much time that I'll have to go back to ride a cable car and visit the lovely church I noticed at a top of a hill.
- WellingtonMember ofLocal CultureFoodiesLuxury TravelersTrendsters
I was amazed by the lush green landscape of Wellington It sits right on the harbor and reminds me a lot of San Francisco. However, the people are much friendlier. This is where Lord of the Rings was filmed so naturally we took a LOTR tour. Stay at the Duxton Hotel (http://wellington.amorahotels.com/). Its amenities are posh, but the toilet didn't flush the opposite direction as I expected. Eat curry noodles at Chow (http://chow.co.nz/) and definitely check out the Te Papa Museum to learn about Maori history (http://www.tepapa.govt.nz/pages/default.aspx).
I'm biased coz I'm from there, but Wellies (as we affectionately call her) is a lady of many moods, faces and delights. Also the idea base to explore the country.
Check out Lord of the Rings tours, South Coast, Te Papa, Oriental Bay, Courtney Place, The Waterfront, Mount Victoria, Scorching Bay, Makara, catch the ferry to the South island, to name a few.. as well as the many festivals and activities, especially during Summer (December - March)
Most of all have fun!
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