Te Puni Village
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Te Puni Village

80 Fairlie Terrace, Wellington 6021 New Zealand
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3.5
#42 of 53 hotels in Wellington
3.3 of 5 bubbles
Location
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
3.2 of 5 bubbles
Service
3.8 of 5 bubbles
Value
The accommodation offers a range of single bedrooms, studios and self-contained apartments and all include free Wi-Fi, continental breakfast as well as linen and towels. The apartments offer fully equipped kitchens as well as a dining and living area and all the bedrooms offer access to communal areas with tea/coffee making facilties. Te Puni Village has a large social space with pool table and TV, laundry room with washers and dryers, a dining hall and a stunning roof terrace overlooking Wellington and the harbour! The location is perfect with a short walk into Wellington centre with its attractions and located next to Victoria University. Walk to the Botanical Gardens, take the tram to the harbour and spend the afternoon in Te Pa Museum.
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Property amenities
Paid public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Game room
Hiking
Conference facilities
Banquet room
24-hour security
Wifi
Breakfast available
Vending machine
Billiards
Bowling offsite
Table tennis
Tennis court offsite
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shared bathroom
Shared lounge / TV area
First aid kit
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Clothes dryer
Self-serve laundry
Washing machine
Room features
Desk
Seating area
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Kitchenette
Microwave
Refrigerator
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
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Languages Spoken
English

Location

80 Fairlie Terrace, Wellington 6021 New Zealand
Getting there
Somewhat walkable
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Grade: 75 out of 100
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Wellington Intl Airport
Kapiti Coast Airport
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Paul M wrote a review Dec 2018
17 contributions36 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We knew when booking that this was student accommodation and that it wouldn’t have all the bells and whistles of a regular hotel. But the view you get from your room is unmatched anywhere else in Wellington! It is only a 5min drive to the centre of the city, or quick walk to the cable car. The rooms are spacious, the unlimited wifi is a godsend when you have kids or are looking for local places to visit or eat. The room lacked some utensils but we still got by. The parking was easier than it is made out to be as we were able to park in the Te Puni Village car park without issue. The breakfast is simply cereals or toast. They are very good at keeping the gluten free breakfast food away from the other food, even going to the lengths of having a toaster for gluten free bread only. Great value and location!
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Date of stay: December 2018Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from CLVNZ, Manager at Te Puni Village
Responded 19 Dec 2018
Hi Paul Thank you so much for this amazing review! We are so glad you loved the amazing views we have to offer up here at Te Puni Village. Being able to look out across the city is certainly something nice to come back to after a day in the city, not to mention watching the city change from day to night. We really hope while you were here you got to experience our lovely outside deck area that we have on level 7, you can't beat it on a lovely day. We really hope to see you again in the future. Many Thanks The Te Puni Village Team
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Denis Toh wrote a review Dec 2021
Sibu, Malaysia29 contributions30 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
My family and I enjoyed our stay at Te Puni Village. We were quite pleased with the services and accommodations provided. Initially, we didn't place too much hope on it since it is one of the VUW's halls of residence (in other words, a student hostel). When we arrived, we were surprised with the facilities and hospitality rendered by the staff members. We even had free breakfast. Awesome! That sure was convenient. Since Te Puni Village is located close to my alma mater - Victoria University of Wellington, I grabbed the opportunity to visit it, and even dropped by to say hello to my professor - Dr Jonathan Newton. Much has changed ever since I graduated. Felt nostalgic when I took my time to revisit every single nook and corner of the university. Thanks Te Puni Village for making my stay worthwhile.
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Date of stay: January 2021
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
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praveensabc wrote a review Dec 2019
Mumbai, India2 contributions2 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Its a okay type accommodation. one can go and stay there. It s cheap but some services need to be improved. It is on the top of the hill, if you dont have any plan to walk, better not to go here. Overall it is a okay place to stay.
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from CLVNZ, Manager at Te Puni Village
Responded 5 Dec 2019
Thank you for taking time to review your stay. Apologies that everything was only okay, we do try our best to make everyone's stay as great as possible. If you have any direct feedback as to what services could be improved please give us an email as we are always open to improving. All the best The Te Puni Village Team
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rnamorrison wrote a review Jan 2020
Hastings, New Zealand1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
For short term accommodation, this is as good as it gets. No hassles. Clean & tidy rooms. 5-star views. Quiet. Functional bathroom facilities. And breakfast thrown in as well. Because of the time of year parking is not a hassle either.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: See if you can a room facing the city......gorgeous views.
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Chris D wrote a review Jan 2014
Auckland Central, New Zealand7 contributions19 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
We arrived at 7 pm to find doors locked and no one around. Thankfully our taxi driver let us use his phone to call the number on the door. After some time, a woman arrived to open the door and take us on the long way to our room. When we opened the door, we discovered it hadn't been cleaned - the bed wasn't even made!
We did not stay one night! There are no restaurants near by and the cafeteria was closed. It's a long walk to a bus stop. Nothing is convenient. They asked $90.00 for one night! We found a much better and cheaper room in the city.
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Date of stay: January 2014
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
2.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
2.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
2.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
1.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Don't stay here. It's a residence for students.
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bamthwok wrote a review Feb 2017
Melbourne, Australia30 contributions50 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed here recently for two nights and we were pleasantly surprised with the accommodation.

It appears to be seasonably available and is usually student accommodation.

Our room was large, had a pleasant outlook and was quiet. It had a kitchenette, desk and some storage as well as a reasonable bathroom.

Breakfast is included downstairs and was basic but good.

The parking availablility is a bit tricky, but if you are using your car during the day it shouldn't be too much of an issue. We didn't walk into Wellington CBD but the location seemed close but possibly a tricky walk due to the elevated location.

The room was tidy but a little bit dirty (there was a lot of brown scum in the bottom of the toilet), and although cutlery/crockery is provided, a lot is missing. There is also no TV.

For us though, and for the price, we were very happy and would here stay again - I'll just bring my own toilet bleach!
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Date of stay: February 2017
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BM wrote a review Feb 2018
Belfast, United Kingdom79 contributions29 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Good big rooms. Staff very helpful and friendly. Very warm in the room would need a fan. Walkable to city centre. Will test your fitness coming back though. Not many restaurants very close but uber eats do the job.
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Date of stay: January 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from CLVNZ, Director of Sales at Te Puni Village
Responded 6 Feb 2018
Thank you for staying with us. We appreciate your valuable feedback! We look forward to welcoming you at Te Puni Village again in the future! Kind regards, Village Management
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brotherbill wrote a review Dec 2017
Singapore56 contributions49 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Our family enjoyed our 4-day stay at Wellington thanks to the affordable & convenient location Te Puni Village affords. The accomodation certainly reminds us of our student hostel days and being near the university campus reinforces the nostalgia. My family thoroughly enjoy the simple breakfast of milk with cereal/grains, toasted bread and occasional basketful of fruits (on mornings when we wake up early). The spartan experience was something I enjoyed since it evokes my own memories of having to be frugal as a starving student. Of course the simple living is compensated with close proximity to the CBD via stairs/hill climbing or the cable car station. Uber or taxi is recommended if you decide to shop. Else its great place during summer for families looking for something affordable.
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Date of stay: December 2017Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from CLVNZ, Manager at Te Puni Village
Responded 24 Jan 2018
Thank you for staying with us. We appreciate your valuable feedback! We look forward to welcoming you at Te Puni Village again in the future! Kind regards, Village Management.
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SophieW wrote a review Feb 2020
3 contributions1 helpful vote
2.0 of 5 bubbles
I booked this room through campus summer stays. Although I was aware that this was a student accommodation, I was not prepared for the state of this building. I have stayed in two other student accommodations previously, and neither was as bad as this one. I also stayed somewhere else for my last week in Wellington, which was at a similar price, and which further made me realise how poorly Te Puni was run.

Firstly, the welcome I got was sub-par; the young man who checked me in had very little knowledge of the building or the services a summer student could access (this was after I finally found the poorly directioned front desk - you can't access the building at all without a swipe card, which makes it difficult to get inside for anyone who hasn't checked in yet). The hallway to my room was completely pitch black when I arrived, making me think I had taken a wrong turn (I hadn't). As a young woman, this was not very welcoming and I did not feel safe.

Other disappointing factors of this stay included being told an incorrect location of the laundry, the cleaning services lacking extremely (there were dead moths in the hallway outside my room for over a week, I had to ask for the bathrooms to be cleaned after the shower drains were blocked for over a week etc), and the shared kitchen facilities on my floor were shocking, with mouldy vegetables in the fridge for weeks, even after I notified staff of this. One staff member used rude words when talking to me about the state of the kitchen (the long-stay summer students seemed to get the blame for this - I used the kitchen no more than three times and suspected it was some of the short-stay visitors who had put the food in the kitchen and forgotten about it).

The breakfast in the mornings was alright, althought the frequent occurence of birds eating out of the cereal containers was unhygenic and off-putting. If you left your plate on a table for more than a few seconds, for example while grabbing a knife and fork, you would come back to see a sparrow eating some of your food. Another issue was that even though I was a long-stay student, and had pre-paid for all my meals, apparently I wasn't allowed the hot breakfast which was sometimes available, and got told off for taking some. The vegetarian dinners were shocking, and food was often recycled and the "lentin curry" would have yesterdays leftovers added to it.

The room itself was large and clean, which is why I give 2 stars.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Kevin T wrote a review Nov 2019
Rothesay Bay, New Zealand2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I had a suite, so that at least I had my own bathroom. The accommodation is pretty basic (no TV or hairdryer) but has a basic breakfast included. This includes cereal, yoghurt, milk, fruit, toast and drinks. The bed is not made up each day. But the basics are all there and worked fine.
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: Bring a hair dryer if you need one!
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Response from CLVNZ, Manager at Te Puni Village
Responded 5 Dec 2019
Hi Kevin Thank you for taking the time to review your stay. We're glad that you found great value for money with us and we hope to see you again in the future. All the best The Te Puni Village Team
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rnamorrison wrote a tip Jan 2020
Hastings, New Zealand1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"See if you can a room facing the city......gorgeous views."
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praveensabc wrote a tip Dec 2019
Mumbai, India2 contributions2 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"There is no room tip."
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Kevin T wrote a tip Nov 2019
Rothesay Bay, New Zealand2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Bring a hair dryer if you need one!"
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marg155 wrote a tip Nov 2019
Palmerston, New Zealand52 contributions22 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Ask if you can be away from student residents!"
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Kali wrote a tip Apr 2018
Wellington, New Zealand56 contributions8 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Request a room with a view of the city"
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Frequently Asked Questions about Te Puni Village
Which popular attractions are close to Te Puni Village?
Nearby attractions include ZEALANDIA Ecosanctuary (1.2 km), Hawthorn Lounge (1.1 km), and Fragrifert Parfumeur, the Victorian Perfumery (0.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Te Puni Village?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and meeting rooms.
Which room amenities are available at Te Puni Village?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a refrigerator, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Te Puni Village?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Te Puni Village?
Yes, paid public parking nearby is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Te Puni Village?
Conveniently located restaurants include WBC Restaurant, Lola Rouge, and Jano Bistro.
Are any cleaning services offered at Te Puni Village?
Yes, self serve laundry and a clothes dryer are offered to guests.
Does Te Puni Village offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Are there any historical sites close to Te Puni Village?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Old St Paul's (2.1 km), Wellington Cable Car (1.1 km), and Government House (2.0 km).
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