Very good 7.2
Based on 103 reviews

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About this property


This cozy property is located just outside of Wellington's central business district and within the city's oldest suburbs where history, culture, sport, and nature come together. The property is minutes away from Parliament buildings, Botanical Gardens, and the Westpac Stadium, while the ferry terminal and excellent transport connections provide easy access to the rest of the city and beyond. All guestrooms have city or harbor views and are light, airy, and well furnished with modern conveniences such as plasma TV and Internet access. Guests can wine and dine at the Glasshouse restaurant and the Glasshouse bar and have free access to work out at the nearby Bodyworks Gym.
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Internet access

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms
  • Wi-Fi in public areas

Getting around

  • Airport transfer
  • Car park
  • Shuttle service

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Fitness center
  • Garden
  • Massage(s)
  • Tours

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • Bar
  • Coffee shop
  • Restaurant(s)
  • Room service

Services and conveniences

  • Concierge
  • Dry cleaning
  • Laundromat
  • Laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Newspapers
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Shop(s)
  • Smoking area

For the kids

  • Babysitting service
  • Family room


  • Check-in/check-out [express]
  • Elevator
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Front desk [24-hour]
  • Pets allowed

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Chinese (Cantonese)
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Japanese
  • Vietnamese
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Child and extra bed policy
Infant 0-4 year(s) Stay for free if using existing bedding. Note, if you need a cot there may be an extra charge.
Children 5-13 year(s) Stay for free if using existing bedding.
  • Guests over 13 years old are considered as adults.
  • Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose, please check the individual room capacity for more details.
When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
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Useful info

Airport Transfer Fee: 40 NZD
Breakfast Charge (when not included in room rate): 25 NZD
Check-In From: 02:00PM
Check-Out Until: 10:00AM
Distance from City Center: 0.5 km
Distance to Airport: 10.0 km
Internet Usage Fee: 12 NZD
Non-Smoking Rooms / Floors: Yes
Number of Bars: 1
Number of Floors: 9
Number of Restaurants: 1
Number of Rooms : 108
Parking Fee (per day): 15 NZD
Room Voltage: 220
Time to Airport (Minutes): 15
Year Hotel Built: 1988
Year Hotel Last Renovated: 2005
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Recent customer comments

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Very good

based on 103 reviews
  • Cleanliness 7.3
  • Facilities 7.1
  • Location 7.8
  • Room comfort and quality 7.3
  • Service 6.9
  • Value for money 7.3
  • Food and dining 6.4
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Kenneth from Singapore
Standard Twin - Fully Flexible
Stayed 2 nights in May 2016
Location is not the most convenient, and it is better if you drive. Wifi was decent and room was comfortable.
Reviewed September 13, 2016

James from New Zealand
Standard King Room
Stayed 4 nights in July 2016
Happy to stay - parents were paying
I enjoyed staying in this hotel, everything was fine. Walking distance to everything great in Wellington.
Reviewed August 17, 2016

James from New Zealand
Standard Queen Bed
Stayed 4 nights in July 2016
Comfortable in the city
We were in town for the lead up to our son's wedding and the location of Thornton Hotel was very good. Close to town, supermarket, waterfront, restaurants and able to walk anywhere we wanted to go. The room was pretty small but OK for our needs and bathroom fine. Small issue with service though - the system for getting a newspaper didn't work and unless I left a note for the room staff they did not top up supplies of tea, coffee etc. On the Saturday, day of wedding, the room was not cleaned until at least mid-afternoon which was not ideal. Otherwise the staff were helpful and friendly and the facilities are very nice.
Reviewed August 17, 2016

Edmund from New Zealand
Family with older children
Superior King - Fully Flexible
Stayed one night in August 2016
Not happy
Hotel showing some sign of ages, heater of the room making lot of noise at night. We requested a early check in, and two single beds for the room, but we got tell to wait to 2:00pm when we got there. Car park not enough for guests.
Reviewed August 09, 2016

Andrea from New Zealand
Solo traveler
Standard Queen Bed
Stayed 2 nights in July 2016
Cheap room in the CBD
Pack you own cutlery and plates if you plan on anything but the hotel's own meals!
Reviewed August 01, 2016

Rob from New Zealand
Standard Twin Room
Stayed one night in July 2016
Good value for money
Staff should lift their game, location was ok, but it is bit of a walk into town. cleanliness was ok, breakfast was again ok. The biggest problem is carparking, the staff seem to have no idea on the capacity of the carparking voucher system and just cram you in any way they can. So this was not good.
Reviewed July 18, 2016

Kiet from Vietnam
Standard Queen Room
Stayed one night in July 2016
Nice place
Friendly staff. Nice room. Good breakfast.
Reviewed July 16, 2016

Kavit from New Zealand
Standard Queen Bed
Stayed one night in July 2016
Next days bed sheets
Bed sheets wasn't changed for the next day they have used it same just put it in nice way
Reviewed July 13, 2016

Ruth from New Zealand
Business traveler
Standard King Room
Stayed 2 nights in June 2016
work and pleasure
Was booked in for work on the Monday night so decided to come down early and spend the weekend which we paid for ourselves. Checked in easy as...was assured we wouldn't need to change rooms but the hotel didn't note this down and we had a confused phone call from them. They did fi the problem and was very friendly about it and apologetic. Handy to town, handy to the shops, within easy walking distance. Renovations were going on so a bit of a mixup wasn't really a problem.
Reviewed June 29, 2016

Neil from Ireland
Business traveler
Standard Queen Bed
Stayed one night in June 2016
Tiny room, en suite smelt of wee
Really the only great thing about this hotel was the WiFi, which was awesome.
Reviewed June 15, 2016


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