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The Halswell Lodge

This is above the bed, one bulb missing and by the dirty socket it has been missing for some time.
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The wet frayed mould infected carpet around the filthy fridge
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2.5
#8 of 10 lodges in Wellington
4.3 of 5 bubbles
Location
3.2 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
3.3 of 5 bubbles
Service
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Value
This property is 9 minutes walk from the beach. Halswell Lodge is located next to Courtenay Place in central Wellington. All rooms include satellite TV with 7 movie and sport channels. Free unlimited WiFi is provided. Guests have access to either private or shared kitchen facilities. Te Papa Museum and Wellington’s waterfront are less than 10 minutes’ walk away. It is a 5-minute drive to Westpac Stadium and 10 minutes’ drive to the Interislander Ferry Terminal All accommodation at Halswell Lodge Wellington features en suite bathrooms and a refrigerator. Heating and tea/coffee making facilities are provided. Some rooms have a spa bath. Studios and apartments with cooking facilities are available. Guest laundry facilities are provided. Private parking is possible on site (reservation is needed). Cost $15 Per night.
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Property amenities
Paid private parking on-site
Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Vending machine
Non-smoking hotel
Shared kitchen
Room features
Housekeeping
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, Chinese
287Reviews1Q+A74Room tips

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Anne A wrote a review Aug 2020
Auckland Central, New Zealand34 contributions5 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed here on our last visit to Wellington and loved the stylish room in the Lodge and kitchen facilities which enabled us to eat breakfast and make coffee. However we are very disappointed this visit: No towels in room. Cracked wash basin, stained toilet seat, dirty shower with hair strands coating the walls. Bedside light didn't work, no dishes or cutlery for eating meals in the kitchen. There was no coffee plunger available, yet the coffee provided could only be used with a plunger. One of the 2 lights over the kitchen bench malfunctioned. Also the TV didn't work properly, kept dropping out of station. Parking was charged this time too, free last time. There was no mention at time of booking that parking was not included in booking price. We will definitely not stay here again.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Leila Hewetson wrote a review Jun 2021
Kaikoura, New Zealand5 contributions1 helpful vote
2.0 of 5 bubbles
The room looked as though the bed had been made and that was all. I noticed the pillow cases were dirty with dust and hair so assumed possibly they were not clean sheets from previous people.all surfaces were dusty and sticky and the sink taps have soap stains and sink was unclean.I havent used the shower yet so stayed tuned for that edit.the bathroom slider is stuck open so if you were a couple you are toileting in full view of your partner.
It is badly damaged with sunken floor spots damaged carpet and hasn't been vacuumed along skirting boards or under or behind bed and furniture. Pretty sure the cleaner just made a used bed ,plonked clean towels on the bed and left. Even a very basic room like this could be cleaned and arranged 100% better with little effort. Incredibly disappointed.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: Ask for the room to be thoroughly cleaned and fresh sheets used beforehand.or avoid...
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Oystein F wrote a review Jan 2020
Gardonne, France334 contributions103 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
On my visit to Wellington I was recommended Halswell Lodge Motel, not only for its reasonable price but for its central location. Not coming by car that was essential. The motel covers several buildings. I was placed in an old building which may have been someone's home at a time with large rooms, ditto bathrooms. Nice and comfortable although a bit run-down. It is a motel, not a hotel, so don't expect the reception to be staffed at all times. The main thing is the perfect location for whatever you want to experience in Wellington. It is just down the streets in front of Halswell. Good choice for me and hopefully for other travelers.
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Date of stay: September 2019
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Barry John wrote a review Jun 2020
12 contributions4 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Helpful phone call telling me about the lockbox code etc for my 9.30pm arrival. The room was compact, reasonably quiet but there was no towel and no one on site to request one from. As the office didn't open until 9.00am I ended up using the pillow case for a towel. When I left and raised the matter I was offered late check out . . . . . . I was leaving, lol.

The room was not as good as in the photos, towel rail had disconnected from the fixture etc.

For a little more there are quality hotels in the heart of the city offering specials and providing much better quality accommodation.
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Date of stay: June 2020
2.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
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ChicoRanMan wrote a review Mar 2020
Chico, California1,210 contribution200 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This is a good value for a downtown Wellington hotel. We stayed in a beautifully decorated room for three that included a huge bath tub, a fridge and nice comfortable beds.

The checkin went smoothly. It was done on an iPad. Pleasant reception clerk.

Pay $15 per day for parking.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Putaanga wrote a review May 2021
Napier, New Zealand55 contributions18 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Upon arrival from the street I caught a glimpse of what was to come & realised the photos on Air bnb were staged.
I usually read reviews for most places as I travel often, this hotel was a last minute book due to flight changes.

The place is extremely run down, musky & at times hectic with loud party goers.

The room was very small, bedding was not clean,
The carpet features water stains, the walls are swollen from water damage,
advertised is television & wifi.
There was no remote for the television nor could it be turned on by a button on the screen.
Wifi was poor, it didn’t connect to any of my devices, however once it did, it was extremely slow & continued to drop out.

The room was located next to a small alley which was full of trash & abandoned clothing items, it was then that I noticed the window locks had been broken - there was no was to close or LOCK the window! Immediately I felt unsafe, & worried about the work gear I had with me.

It was one night, & I survived but would never stay or recommend any respectable human to stay here.
As I was checking out another women was who shared her experiences similar to mine + those I’ve read on here.

I paid $103 for a night, which is steep given the room / place is more a backpackers than an actual hotel / lodge.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: Ask to check / inspect the room first. Check window + door locks. Check tv + remove, wifi...
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rimakurupo wrote a review Mar 2024
Hastings, New Zealand4 contributions
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1.0 of 5 bubbles
The owners, the staff and the place is disgusting. My whole whānau all booked 4 rooms 14 of us and i arrived before my whānau and checked all the rooms to see if they were ok before they all arrived and i made the owners re clean all the bathrooms and the window sills. The bathrooms were disgusting not even cleaned and we had a toodler and no way were we going to make our kids shower/bath in that filth until my partner and i told the owners to clean it. Mold around the showers, broken toasters, dirty fridges, dirty microwaves, no dish washing liquid, missing bowls and utensils. My whānau and i all had to share appliances between the rooms. Theres a sign saying the rooms will be services each day and put towels and stuff in the shower, nope thats a lie. My mother had to tell the staff on our 2nd/3rd day for fresh towels, toilet paper, dish washing liquid for tge empty bottles. The under sheets and the matresses themselves were so disgusting. The bond they asked for before we even stepped into the place and had a check it was for damages when there was a hole in the outside wall, kicked in door, tagging etc. The staff/owners dont car at all, reception is non existant. We had to throw our own rubbish into skip etc. Paying $2100 for that was over priced and a total rip off and i hope they get shutdown because its disgusting in terms of health and safety. Broken shower head, my brother a plumber so he fixed it. My whānau honestly just bought paper plates and plastic utensils and our own coffee/tea/water etc because we couldnt even trust the cleanliness of everything. Also the photos that are online are what it used to be but are now not even true what it is in reality. Never again.
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Date of stay: March 2024
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Do not book here unless you want over price disgusting rooms.
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robmaxwell1966 wrote a review Jan 2023
New Plymouth, New Zealand2 contributions2 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Selling details on the internet amazing. Booked 2 rooms for 2 night- 4 females.
We left due to feeling unsafe, live bullet in the bed, blood on the curtains, could hardly see the mirror due to the filth and smears. Coffee table had no glass, matress protector was absolutely horrendously didrty. Rubbish outside rooms, under stairs in gardens. Smelt very very damp. Shower mouldy and dirty. ...list went on and on. ON Their security camera filmed - reception refunded one nights accomodation after we mentioned the live bullet. Would not refund the first night. We left and did not stay that night, as it was too unfit to stay in. Numerous emails to them to request refund and why. No response. Gang members present. So so dissapointed , pics are Nothing like how it really appeared.

I was going to upload photos, but they are pretty much in line with what have already been posted - and nothings changed.
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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David A wrote a review Apr 2021
Auckland, New Zealand76 contributions11 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
The first bad review of anything I've ever written, but well-deserved in this case.
We're absolutely happy with the tired decor, no problem at all because Halswell is in a great location and the rate is about right for the standard of accomm.
But the management have taken on 'homeless' people/clients of Housing NZ or whatever they want to call themselves. I'm certain the majority of people in this disadvantaged situation appreciate and respect the govts paying of their hotel accomm, but not the muppet through the paper thin walls next to our room. First morning he's talking loudly and smoking with a mate that wanders in at 4:27am and they didn't shut up until after dawn. I made a complaint about the noise and smoking (who wants to die in a fire?!) and our next night was peaceful. Turns out they've had multiple complaints about the guy next door. Our last night of 3 nights the neighbour and his mate resume noise and smoking at 4:05 am!!! WTF. So out come the airplugs and our family sleeps through 'til dawn.
I felt bad for assuming that management would do NOTHING about our neighbour, but I was right. The govt is paying them a helluva lot of money for a 'sure thing' long term room rental, and we're just there for 3 nights. We had a great time in Wgtn, but the accomm was a complete downer. Again, nothing to do with value or location.
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Date of stay: April 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
Room Tip: Check if your motel/lodge are providers of govt accomm. We will.
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Julian wrote a review Jul 2020
7 contributions1 helpful vote
+1
1.0 of 5 bubbles
I booked a room for one night on the 5th July 2020 with my decision to stay there influenced by their website marketing and facility photos.

However, upon arriving I found the room I was provided to be of an uninhabital standard with grime, dust, rot and black mould. In other words a complete health risk. I could not stay there so I left and booked elsewhere. I have asked for a refund but have had no response.

Not only are they providing false advertising on their website, but their facilities are a health hazard.

I believe this accommodation provider needs to be shut down immediately!
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Date of stay: July 2020
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Don't book with this provider, simple as that.
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John F asked a question Aug 2020
Palmerston North, New Zealand4 contributions5 helpful votes
Is there car parks available?
1 contribution1 helpful vote
Dont stay there.
rimakurupo wrote a tip Mar 2024
Hastings, New Zealand4 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Do not book here unless you want over price disgusting rooms."
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Daley_10 wrote a tip Mar 2024
Lower Hutt, New Zealand204 contributions88 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Its not even value for money its a total disappointment. Spend more money go elsewhere. The reception was closed has a big corrugated office"
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230642 wrote a tip Nov 2023
Centurion, South Africa38 contributions13 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"STAY AWAY!!"
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Annabel R wrote a tip Sept 2023
76 contributions43 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Bring earplugs, don’t plan on using the tv. Bring your own shampoo/conditioner etc Water pressure is great!"
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Dreamer41761109292 wrote a tip Sept 2023
1 contribution1 helpful vote
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"needs to be upgraded and new management"
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PRICE RANGE
$89 - $109 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
the halswell hotel wellington
LOCATION
New ZealandNorth IslandGreater WellingtonWellington
NUMBER OF ROOMS
36
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Halswell Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to The Halswell Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Hawthorn Lounge (0.3 km), Sweet Axe Throwing Co. (0.3 km), and Cuba Street (0.4 km).
Is parking available at The Halswell Lodge?
Yes, paid private parking on-site is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Halswell Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Ortega Fish Shack, Oak And Vine Wellington, and Rock Yard Restaurant.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Halswell Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Chinese.
Are there any historical sites close to The Halswell Lodge?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Old St Paul's (2.1 km), Wellington Cable Car (1.5 km), and Government House (1.3 km).
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