4.5 out of 5

"A great size for our stay with 2 babies needing to sleep separately to the social space. " More

By a verified traveller on Sun 12 Nov 2017

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Hotel Description

A luxury stay in Wellington awaits you at CityLife Wellington. Within steps you'll find Wellington Cable Car and Civic Square within a 10-minute stroll. Highlights at this hotel include a restaurant, and in-room kitchens and free WiFi.

All 70 rooms feature LCD TVs with cable channels, and you can enjoy iPod docks, DVD players, and safes. Room service is available and kitchens come with refrigerators, microwaves, and stovetops, so in-room dining is easy. Hairdryers, irons/ironing boards, and free toiletries are also available.

The restaurant, The Living Room, is open for breakfast. For a drink, you can stop by the hotel's own bar/lounge. A 24-hour business centre and a meeting room are among the business amenities offered. Additionally, you'll find free WiFi in public areas, a health club, and coffee/tea in a common area. Each morning continental breakfast is served between 7 AM and 10 AM. There's also the convenience of self parking.

Attractions within a 10-minute walk of this 4.5-star The best-rated area in Wellington hotel include Old Government Buildings and Beehive.

Studio, 1 Queen Bed

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$126 per night

Executive Suite, 1 Bedroom (Flex Rate)

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Executive Suite, 2 Bedrooms (2 Queen Beds)

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Premier Suite, 2 Bedrooms (2 Queen Beds)

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Executive Suite, 2 Bedrooms (1 Queen, 2 Singles)

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Premier Suite, 2 Bedrooms (1 Queen, 2 Singles)

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

CityLife Wellington ratings based on 436 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.5 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0
5 out of 5

Plenty of space.

A great size for our stay with 2 babies needing to sleep separately to the social space.

Posted by , from NZ on 12 Nov 2017

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4 out of 5

So handy to everything.

Pros: Lots.
Cons: Price.
Location: Cable car, museums, supermarket, shops.
Awesome spot being on Lampton Quay. Staff were fantastic.

Posted by on 7 Nov 2017

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3 out of 5

Well located but dated and with a dirty bathroom

Good size two bedroom with kitchenette, lounge and dining room. Great setup for family. Comfortable beds and pillows. Staff were nice and friendly, were happy for us to check out an hour late with no additional fee. Well located but quite noisy (we did stay over a weekend so there was noise from the street). Bathroom small, dark and the grout in the shower needed a really good scrub. The tiles had been painted and some of the paint was coming off. The cream coloured couch looked stained, so not very inviting.

Posted by , from Canberra, Australia on 31 Oct 2017

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2 out of 5

Fix the toilets

No one told me on the phone that if I didn't have a credit card my debit card wouldbe charged 200 dollars and if I had a credit card would just be 1 dollar and when we got up to the room the toliet wasn't flushing

Posted by on 26 Oct 2017

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3 out of 5

Wellington city centre

Pros: Location near CBD
Cons: Parking
The accommodation was average. The staff were great. The location in the centre of the CBD was great. The parking situation was abysmal. An absolute must for a hotel in such a location is valet parking which was non-existent. One particular gripe was that the address given was on the Quay, yet the access was from the 6th Floor. I had to hold up traffic on the Quay to get information from the reception on the 6th Floor. Directions given to get my car to the reception area were vague and I had to do two laps around to find it, by sheer luck in the end.

Posted by , from Sydney on 21 Oct 2017

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5 out of 5

Nice hotel In heart of Lambton Quay shopping area.

Fantastic place to stay. Spacious with 2 bedrooms.

Posted by , from Hawkes Bay on 15 Oct 2017

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2 out of 5
Pros: location
Cons: competent reception
basic, staff helpfull but poorly organised. overcharged for breakfast, rather poor choice of breakfast

Posted by on 9 Oct 2017

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2 out of 5

Tired, dated rooms - not worth the money

Very disappointed with the dated, tired and in need of renovations rooms (especially kitchen and bathrooms). When you are paying top dollar you expect better quality.

Posted by on 1 Oct 2017

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4 out of 5

City centre at your doorstep

Last minute booking for a stay in Wellington. Great rate and great location in middle of Wellington city on Lambton Quay. I arrived late night and met by lovely staff who made a great first impression - they even offered me an up-grade on my room. That was a nice surprise. However, having the city at your doorstep does come with the negative of a very noisy night sleep (or lack of). With trucks making night time deliveries and the early morning rubbish collection, being only two floors up on Lambton Quay resulted in a very sleep disrupted night - I suggest you pack the earplugs. On the plus side the bed was probably one of the most deliciously comfortable beds I've slept in - and great pillows too. So overall for the price and its location and that delicious feather bed, it's a great option - just remember the earplugs.

Posted by on 29 Sep 2017

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2 out of 5

Outrageous tariff for quality of accommodation

In vital need of upgrading and refurbishment - no facilities eg no restaurant,no room service, no double glazing (noisy) Expectation of luxury related to cost so very disappointing. Excellent location, very clean, polite obliging staff.

Posted by , from Auckland on 27 Sep 2017

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About the CityLife Wellington

Location 300 Lambton Quay, Wellington, 6001

Property Features

There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Business amenities include A 24-hr business centre and a meeting room. A computer station is on site and WiFi is free in public spaces. The luxury CityLife Wellington also features a health club, coffee/tea in common area, and concierge services. Parking is available for a fee. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 4.5-star Wellington hotel.

  • 70 guestrooms or units
  • 7 levels
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Business centre (24 hours)
  • 1 conference room
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front desk safe
  • Concierge
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Lift
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • DVD player


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Self parking (surcharge)


  • Airport: Wellington (WLG-Wellington Intl.) (8.7 km / 5.4 mi)
  • Train station: Wellington Station (1 km / 0.6 mi)
  • Parking: Self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

CityLife Wellington offers 70 forms of accommodation with iPod docking stations and DVD players. Accommodation at this 4.5-star hotel has kitchens with refrigerators, stovetops and microwaves. Bathrooms include a shower, complimentary toiletries and a hairdryer. Wellington's hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. LCD televisions come with Cable channels. Additionally, rooms include a safe and an iron/ironing board. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

  • In-room kitchen
  • iPod dock
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • LCD television
  • Cable channels
  • DVD player
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Shower
  • Cribs (surcharge)
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hairdryer
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy a continental breakfast daily from 7 AM to 10 AM.

The Living Room – This restaurant only serves breakfast.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include a health club.

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time ends at 2:00 AM
  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM


  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children 12 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available.


  • No pets allowed


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

  • Parking height restrictions apply


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for continental breakfast: NZD21 for adults and NZD12 for children (approximately)
  • Self-parking fee: NZD23.00 per day
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available for an additional fee
  • Rollaway beds are available for an additional fee

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • CityLife Wellington Hotel
  • CityLife Hotel
  • CityLife Wellington
  • Citylife Wellington Hotel Wellington
  • Citylife Hotel Wellington
  • Wellington Citylife Hotel

You should know

  • Children 12 years old and younger stay free in the same room as the parent or guardian when using existing bedding.

Awards & Affiliations

Green/Sustainable Property
This property participates in Qualmark, a programme that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: The Environment, the community, the cultural heritage and the local economy.

National Rating

Qualmark® assigns an official star rating for accommodation in New Zealand. This Hotel property has been rated 4 star plus, which is displayed on this page as 4.5 stars.

Official New Zealand Rating provided by Qualmark®