Being the nation's capital, Hotels in Wellington offer a varied range of comfortable options, for all budgets and tastes. Sample some CBD urban living, waterside refuges, or some sheer luxury off the beaten track.
Situated at the southern tip of the North Island, Hotels in Wellington make the perfect base from which to explore Lord Of The Rings country. Hotel accommodation is plentiful, with a choice rivalled only by Auckland. The CBD has lots of large hotels catering for both corporate and leisure travellers. The roads around Victoria and Willis Streets, and The Terrace, have the best concentration, smack bang in the middle of town. Cambridge Terrace has some beautiful boutique hotels, converted from 1930s residences. Expect to pay a little more for hotels around the harbour, where you'll discover amazing views and a little more peace and quiet. Venture out further, to Oriental Bay, for some more resort-style hotels, close to the beach. In the northern suburbs of Lower Hutt and Upper Hutt, you'll find functional hotels at good rates. For something more picturesque and less 'corporate', check out pretty Petone (and the bay villages to the east), and Porirua, which has a chic, holiday vibe