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Best central hotels

Looking for accommodation in Wellington close to all the city’s nightlife, restaurants, businesses, government and transport connections? Base yourself at one of our beautiful centrally-located hotels for your business trip on holiday in Wellington city.

InterContinental Wellington

The InterContinental Wellington offers everything you’d expect from a five-star hotel – personalised service, 232 superb guest rooms, the sophisticated Club InterContinental Lounge with harbour views, Chameleon restaurant onsite, state of the art technology in rooms and close proximity to Lambton Quay. 

QT Museum Wellington

The creative and luxurious QT Museum Wellington is a design-driven hotel located on the waterfront, just across from Te Papa and close to the nightlife, restaurants and cafes of Courtenay Place. With an extensive art collection and recently refurbished rooms, QT gives a taste of the avant-garde with artistic flair. 

Grand Mercure Wellington

This sunny hotel is located at the top of The Terrace, just off the central business district. With sweeping views over the Cuba Street quarter, Grand Mercure has recently undergone extensive refurbishment, with inspiration taken from the multicultural makeup of Wellington. The brand new rooms are complemented by refurbished leisure and dining offerings. 


Located on Featherston Street close to Wellington’s business and government centres, Rydges offers both harbour views and city vistas. This 4-star plus hotel is within walking distance of Wellington Railway Station, ferry terminals and Westpac Stadium, with 280 guest rooms and 19 apartment-style suites.  

CQ Quality Hotel

In the heart of the vibrant, bohemian Cuba Street quarter, CQ Quality Hotel is a 4-plus star hotel in a heritage building. With both hotel suites and spacious apartments equipped with kitchenettes, CQ Quality Hotel is also a fully accessible hotel. 


The contemporary and stylish Novotel hotel is located on The Terrace, in the centre of Wellington’s business district and close to Parliament with a lift directly to Lambton Quay. All of the hotel’s 139 newly-refurbished rooms feature modern décor, plus the hotel has a gym, onsite restaurant and bar plus executive boardroom.

Copthorne Hotel

Copthorne Hotel Wellington Oriental Bay offers beautiful views across the Wellington harbour, and is located a short walk from the national museum, Te Papa Tongarewa, as well as the entertainment of Courtenay Place. All 118 guest rooms have water or city views.

James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor

This 4.5-star hotel is located on Lambton Quay, in a prime location for business travellers, with convenient drive-in access off State Highway 1. The two onsite restaurants offer an excellent range of dining, and Infuse Day Spa and onsite fitness help visitors relax while in Wellington.

West Plaza Hotel

West Plaza Hotel is in the shopping, dining and cultural precinct of Wakefield Street, just across from the city's iconic Civic Square and City to Sea Bridge. This 4-star hotel offers spacious, comfortable rooms with a welcoming atmosphere and 1GB of complimentary wi-fi with each room.

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