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Why we like it
- Wellington's only luxury boutique hotel.
- Convenient city centre location, close to parliament buildings, restaurants, bars and the waterfront.
- Contemporary styled studios and suites designed with both the business and leisure traveller in mind.
Whether it's been a busy day of sightseeing or important business meetings retreat to the spa pool and sauna for the perfect way to unwind.
First experience with A&K. Intended to ask various travel companies for quotes but Vicky (Hamlin) was so good with her suggestions that we did not seek alternative quotations the suggested itinerary was excellent and helped us decide on a balanced and interesting holiday.
- GD, Windermere
The Bolton Hotel is the only, Qualmark five star rated luxury boutique hotel in Wellington, New Zealand. Located on the corner of Bolton and Mowbray Streets, it is within walking distance to the city's many theatres, restaurants, cafes, bars, retail hub, waterfront and stadium. The perfect base to explore the city and discover Wellington.
With 142 contemporary-styled guest rooms and suites stylishly decorated in calming neutral tones and feature artworks by local artists and historical photographs of early Wellington. Luxurious white cotton bedding and velvety soft bathrobes ensure that guests can relax in comfort.
The property also offers a fully equipped gym, heated swimming pool, spa pool, sauna and in-house restaurant, Bisque on Bolton & Brioche Cafe and Bar. Wellington's reputation for culinary diversity and innovation is well established and widely represented in the hotels dining facilities.
Best time to be there
Summer on the north island (December to February) is ideal for outdoor pursuits with mild temperatures and hours of sunshine. Venture to the numerous ski slopes and warm up close to a crackling fire during the winter months in June to August.
Auckland (Air New Zealand, Air Tahiti Nui, daily)
26 hours, one stop
GMT +12 hours
Not required for UK passport holders
Yellow Fever certificate if arriving from an endemic area
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