Willis Wellington Hotel

ex. Mercure Wellington Willis Street

355 Willis Street, Wellington, New Zealand, 6001  show map
 3 stars
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Willis Wellington Hotel

 Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

 Parking

Paid parking

 24-hour

24-hour reception

 Check-in/Check-out

Express check-in/-out

 Swimming pool

Swimming pool

 Food/Drinks

Restaurant

Bar/Lounge area

 Meeting facilities

Business center

 No Smoking

Non-smoking rooms

Overview

The 3-star Willis Wellington Hotel is located in the center of Wellington. The comfortable hotel was built in 1975 and refurbished in 2004.

Guests can reach such landmarks as ZEALANDIA: The Karori Sanctuary Experience, Wellington Wind Turbine and Tonga Island Marine Reserve in a 20-minute walk. The venue is set just 10 minutes' walk from Wellington center.

The hotel is surrounded by restaurants and cafés.

Guests can reach Willis Wellington Hotel by car from Wellington International airport in 5 minutes.

Rooms

For a comfortable stay Willis Wellington Hotel offers 90 rooms on 6 floors featuring a minibar, a dressing area, IDD telephone, free Wi-Fi and satellite TV. Other comforts include an electric kettle, a fridge and coffee/tea makers for self-catering.

Eat & Drink

A variety of dishes are served in Logan-Brown and Fidel's Cafe, which are only 5 minutes’ walk away.

All visitors are offered a full breakfast for a fee. 

Services

Aside from currency exchange, a baggage storage and an elevator, guests can make use of laundry, dry cleaning and room service.

Relax

The property offers a gym and a fitness center to keep shape.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the hotel rooms for free.

Guest Parking

public parking is possible on site (reservation might be needed) at NZD 15 per day.

Number of floors:   6.  Number of rooms:   90.

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Facilities

General

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Paid parking
  • 24-hour check-in
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Children are welcome
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe deposit box
  • Smoke detectors
  • Multilingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Lobby
  • Vending machines
  • Currency exchange
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Rooms/Facilities for disabled

Sports & Fitness

  • Water sports

Services

  • Paid valet parking
  • Housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Doctor on call
  • Newspaper service
  • Tours/Ticket assistance

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Snack bar
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Meeting room
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available
  • Babysitting/Child services

Leisure facilities

  • Swimming pool
  • Sauna
  • Leisure/TV room

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Mini-bar
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Bottled water
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Rollaway beds
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk

Bathroom

  • Bath/Shower
  • Room toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Self-catering

  • Refrigerator

Media

  • Cable/Satellite television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-in

  • from  2 pm

Check-out

  • until  11 am

Children and extra beds

  • All children under the age of 16 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 

Pets

  • Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

hotel Willis Wellington Hotel Wellington location
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Hotel Address:

355 Willis Street, Wellington, New Zealand, 6001

Get directions
City Center
  • Wellington
    1700 ft
Airports
Train Stations
  • Wellington Railway Station
    1.3 mi
  • Train Stations
    400 ft
  • Bus stop
    400 ft
Restaurants
  • Logan-Brown (cuisine: Contemporary)
    1300 ft
  • Fidel's Cafe
    1000 ft
Beaches
  • Oriental Bay
    2800 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of floors:
    6
  • Number of rooms:
    90

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Rooms and availability

Willis Wellington photos Room
Standard Twin Room
Bed type: 2 Single beds or King-size bed
Size: 240 sq. feet
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    How to reach hotel

    hotel Willis Wellington Hotel Wellington location
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    Hotel Address:

    355 Willis Street, Wellington, New Zealand, 6001

    Get directions
    City Center
    • Wellington
      1700 ft
    Airports
    Train Stations
    • Wellington Railway Station
      1.3 mi
    • Train Stations
      400 ft
    • Bus stop
      400 ft
    Restaurants
    • Logan-Brown (cuisine: Contemporary)
      1300 ft
    • Fidel's Cafe
      1000 ft
    Beaches
    • Oriental Bay
      2800 ft
    Hotel information
    • Check-in:
      from  2 pm
    • Check-out:
      until  11 am
    • Number of floors:
      6
    • Number of rooms:
      90

    Hotel Awards

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    Willis Wellington Location

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    What's nearby

    Popular areas

    • City Center - 1400 ft

    Places of interest

    • Department of Conservation - 2700 ft
    • Department of Internal Affairs - 3300 ft
    • Wellington Central Library Branch - 3300 ft
    • Wellington Institute of Technology - 3700 ft
    • Otago University Wellington Campus - 3700 ft
    • Accident Compensation Corporation - 3700 ft
    • Massey University Wellington Campus - 3700 ft
    • New Zealand Defence Force – Trentham Camp - 3700 ft
    • Wellington City Council - 3700 ft
    • University of Canterbury - 3700 ft
    • Medical Research Institute of New Zealand - 3700 ft
    • Wellington Magistrates’ Court - 3700 ft
    • Department of Child, Youth and Family - 3700 ft
    • University of Canterbury - 3700 ft
    • TSB Bank Arena - 4600 ft

    Convention centers

    • Cuba Street - 2300 ft

    Shopping areas

    • Colonial Cottage Museum - 1000 ft
    • Te Papa - 3700 ft
    • Museum of Wellington City and Sea - 4300 ft
    • Carter Observatory - 4600 ft

    Monuments and Landmarks

    • National War Memorial - 2000 ft

    Museums

    • Civic Square - 3000 ft
    • Kelburn Park - 3300 ft
    • Frank Knitts Park - 4000 ft

    Parks

    • Basin Reserve Cricket Ground - 3000 ft
    • TSB Bank Arena Wellington - 4300 ft

    Golf courses and Country clubs

    • Cable Car - 4300 ft

    Public parking

    • Victoria University - 2700 ft

    Marina

    • Clyde Quay Marina - 4600 ft

    Local attractions

    • Wellington Botanic Garden - 1.0 mi
      101 Glenmore St, Wellington
    • Khandallah Park - 1.1 mi
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    • St Andrew's on the Terrace - 1.2 mi
      30 The Terrace, Wellington
    • ZEALANDIA: The Karori Sanctuary Experience - 1.0 mi
      31 Waiapu Road, Wellington
    • Tonga Island Marine Reserve - 1.1 mi
      Abel Tasman National ParkNew Zealand

    Near the hotel

    • St. Peter's Anglican Church - 1700 ft
      211 Willis street, Wellington
    • Museum of New Zealand - 3700 ft
      55 Cable St, Wellington
    • New Zealand Cricket Museum - 2600 ft
      Museum Stand, Wellington
    • Cuba Street District - 2900 ft
      Access from Wakefield Street and, Wellington
    • St. John's in the City - 2200 ft
      Cnr Willis & Dixon Streets, Wellington
    • Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre - 2500 ft
      Terrace Road, Mt. Cook Village
    • Oriental Bay - 2800 ft
      Oriental Parade, Wellington

    Restaurants nearby

    • Logan-Brown - 1300 ft

      Address: 192 Cuba St
      Phone: 00644801 5114

      74% likes this, based on 366 reviews
      Cuisine: Contemporary
      Price Range: USD 27 - USD 152

    • Martha's Pantry - 800 ft

      Address: 276 Cuba Street

      75% likes this, based on 18 reviews

    • Southern Cross Garden Bar Restaurant - 1100 ft

      Address: 39 Abel Smith Street
      Phone: 04 384 9085

      68% likes this, based on 87 reviews
      Cuisine: New Zealand

    • Fidel's Cafe - 1000 ft

      Address: 234 Cuba Street
      Phone: 644 8016868

      72% likes this, based on 123 reviews
      Price Range: USD 4 - USD 22

    • Arthur's - 800 ft

      Address: 272 Cuba Street

      70% likes this, based on 44 reviews

    Hotel information
    • Check-in:
      from  2 pm
    • Check-out:
      until  11 am
    • Number of floors:
      6
    • Number of rooms:
      90

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    Willis Wellington Reviews

    Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Willis Wellington

    Average guest rating

    6.8out of 10
    Very good
    Based on 167 reviews

    Guest reviews

    • Group of friends
      4.2

      not much and I would not return or recommend it to others.

      The room was extremely small (4 small paces from 1 side of the room to the other) and was badly lit. It had a small rack for hanging clothes on and not even enough space for 2 small overnight bags to be left open and functionning.It was extremely noisy with noise control being to shut the windows.

    • Single
      6.6

      The location was convenient and leaving was good..

      Parking was limited, water pressure and shower barely adequate and adjoining elevator noisy

    • Group of friends
      8.2

      The staff were helpful. We were able to get a good price taxi to the airport from the hotel. The Hotel was close in to the city itself. The room was serviced between the days we were there.

      It was not the most beautiful place, but adequate for an over-night stay. There was tea and coffee, t.v. and phone in the room, and the room service was good. Staff on the desk were obliging.

    • Couple
      10.0

      Very central, ideal for what we wanted

    • Family with children
      5.8

      Insufficient parking for guests, annoying having to wait to be served when you want to get your car. Regarding the crockery, one cup had'nt been cleaned properly, it had a tea/coffee stain ring around the base of the cup, and one of the mugs had a large chip on the rim. Noisy !!

    • Couple
      8.2

      Very close to CBD and great price!

      Mini bar had out of date goods in - but handled very well and was not charged for them and were replaced immediately

    • Family with children
      6.2

      It was on a good bus route, so easy enough to get to central city. You just need to make sure you get the correct bus number.

    • Older travelers
      10.0

      'That I actually got to have a bath in my room, and the view of wellington from the window

      draft under the door into the room, I used a towel to block it.

    • Family with children
      7.8

      the fact it uses free range eggs. good vegetarian options but a few more choices would be nice. room was nice and light, clean. staff friendly.

      mre vegetarian options in the late night room service.

    • Older travelers
      7.4

      Very helpful staff.

      The first room we stayed in the window sheers were covered with mold.

    • Couple
      7.0

      Location.

      I didn't like the lack of parking, or the fact that their 'valet' parking service only meant that they would park my car in a different lot for me...but not retrieve it. I had to walk to get it myself in the pouring rain. Also, our "king" bed was really two singles shoved together, and during the night they kept rolling apart so that I'd wake to find myself down the crack in the middle.

    • Single
      8.0

      The staff are fantastic, very friendly and very,very professional!

      A few small issues with the room, mainly a drafty window.

    • Older travelers
      7.4

      Great for a cheap night in town handy to shops and pubs. We were there for a 21st at the southern cross hotel and that worked perfectly as it was within walking distance.

    • Single
      4.6

      Location was good

      Very noisy and did not get to sleep until 4 am with a large group running around and yelling all night. I understand that this is not abnormal behavior but the absence of staff to resolve the matter was. With a drive to Auckland at 7 the next morning I wasnt to happy. Parking was rubbish and would have rather paid extra for a decent one.

    • Group of friends
      5.4

      Great Location, efficient and polite front desk staff , free parking

      Bath tub /shower was dangerous as you had a huge step down to get to the floor and no non slip mats.... Slovenly housekeeping , our beds werent made up just pulled over ...and we asked the front dek 3 times to get our tea and milk refreshed and for fresh glasses and cups to no avail. Our request was totally ignored... Also not clear are the fire exits as when we followed the signs around ,they took us to a deck not a fire escape.......

    How to reach hotel

    hotel Willis Wellington Hotel Wellington location
    Show big map »

    Hotel Address:

    355 Willis Street, Wellington, New Zealand, 6001

    Get directions
    City Center
    • Wellington
      1700 ft
    Airports
    Train Stations
    • Wellington Railway Station
      1.3 mi
    • Train Stations
      400 ft
    • Bus stop
      400 ft
    Restaurants
    • Logan-Brown (cuisine: Contemporary)
      1300 ft
    • Fidel's Cafe
      1000 ft
    Beaches
    • Oriental Bay
      2800 ft
    Hotel information
    • Check-in:
      from  2 pm
    • Check-out:
      until  11 am
    • Number of floors:
      6
    • Number of rooms:
      90

    Hotel Awards

    New ZealandHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedWellingtonWillis Wellington

    According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
    Best Design Hotels in New Zealand

    Use Badge