4.8 out of 5

"Close to beach. Food hub. Transport. Great owners. " More

By a verified traveller on Tue 03 Oct 2017

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Hotel Description

At Kenlea Cottage, you'll be connected to a shopping centre and 11.5 km (7.1 mi) from Interislander Ferry Terminal. Highlights at this B&B include free buffet breakfast and free self parking.

All 4 rooms feature flat-screen TVs with digital channels, and you can enjoy free WiFi, DVD players and hairdryers. Pillowtop beds and free toiletries are nice touches to enhance your stay.

This smoke-free bed & breakfast offers free WiFi in public areas and luggage storage. Additionally, you'll find laundry facilities. Each morning free breakfast is served. There's also the convenience of limited parking.

Attractions within a 10-minute drive of this 4-star Petone B&B include St Paul's Cathedral and Old St Paul's.

Premium Queen Room - Rimu

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Premium Queen Room - Kowhai

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Premium Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking, Kitchen

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Premium Double Room - Kauri

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Kenlea Cottage ratings based on 29 Verified Reviews

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

Guest reviews for Kenlea Cottage

Everyone (14) Business (1) Couples (14)
5 out of 5
Awesome place to stay. Host's are very nice. Location is perfect. Very clean and tidy room, and very spacious. Loved staying here, highly recommend.

Posted by , from Taranaki on 18 Oct. 2018

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5 out of 5

Posted by on 2 Oct. 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

3 Oct. 2018 by Shelley

thanks heaps for the 5 much appreciated :)

3 out of 5
good location, walking distance to CBD beach and easy drive to Wellington

Posted by on 30 Sep. 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

3 Oct. 2018 by Shelley

We agree its a greta location, it isnt walking distance to the CBD though ? ... it is nice and clsoe to the beach and we are right on the doorstep of what we beleive is the best array of restaurants in all of Wellignton :) thanks for your reveiw !

5 out of 5

Amazing place

Close to beach. Food hub. Transport. Great owners.

Posted by , from Gold Coast Australia on 3 Oct. 2017

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5 out of 5

Awesome place to stay, will be back!!

Pros: Clean, modern and very hospitable
Cons: SKY TV
Awesome place to stay, will be back!! Clean , neat and modern

Posted by on 13 Apr. 2016

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5 out of 5

Fantastic B&B, much better than a hotel room.

In Wellington for business over two days, my meetings on the second day were in Lower Hutt so I decided to stay at this B&B instead of a hotel in the CBD. What a great decision. I was met by the owner and shown my room, bathroom and kitchen where breakfast is served. Lovely room and bathroom that I was very comfortable in. Only good things to say.

Posted by on 6 Apr. 2016

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5 out of 5

Luxury accommodation on a personal scale

Pros: The attention to detail and quality of the decoration and furnishings.
Cons: The breakfast was a continental, help yourself buffet arrangement which had everything but some fruit to go with the cereal selections. And that's all
Location: A short walk to the many eating places in Jackson Street, Not far from the train station. Quiet location. Very good for us.
Our host, Shelley, gave us a very warm welcome and introduction to our accommodation and the surrounding Area. Kenlea Cottage itself is immaculate inside with as new decoration and quality furnishings. Attention is given to detail including a whole library of DVDs, 3D TV, ensuite, bathrobes, and nearly a fully equipped kitchen. We had a very, pleasant stay.

Posted by , from Auckland on 24 Feb. 2016

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5 out of 5

cosy cottage

Pros: Quite and even offered breakfast
Location: Great restaurants near by and beach very close by
A very lovely quite clean cottage to stay in. Only about 12 minutes from Wellington city. We will definitely be staying there again

Posted by , from wanganui on 13 Oct. 2015

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5 out of 5

One of the best places I have ever stayed in!

Pros: Everything. Just wish I had more time to watch more of those DVD's.
Cons: N/A
Location: Lots of good food places and alternative stores up on Jackson Street and some museum down the road too but I didn't have time to go see it.
It had bought a car from Lower Hutt and booked a mechanic in Pitone for a check up. I found this cheap place to stay near both these locations and thought I was going to get by. This was so much more than I was expecting! The managers have thought of everything in this purpose designed house that has ensuited rooms with heaters TV and BluRay players. Some (like mine) even had a 3D Television and free internet throughout the house. I could have just stayed in the whole time (Something the on coming winter was trying to encourage), but it really is summed up by quoting the other resident there at the time who asked if I had an umbrella he could borrow, and when I said I didn't, he looked around and sure enough found some in the Laundry, after which he said "Shelley really has taken care of everything". True enough, there was nothing I was left wanting for while there.

Posted by , from Darwin, Australia on 7 Jun. 2015

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4 out of 5

Nice B&B close to restaurants and the bay

Great little B&B in Lower Hutt. Very quaint and clean. Room was a little small but very well appointed

Posted by , from Melbourne on 20 May 2015

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Property Features

Free breakfast is available daily. Public spaces have free WiFi. Limited free parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis. This 4-star Lower Hutt bed & breakfast is smoke free.

  • 4 guestrooms or units
  • Built in 1900
  • Buffet breakfast (free)
  • Self-service laundry
  • Storage area for luggage
  • No smoking on site


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking , Parking (limited spaces) , Free parking nearby


  • Airport: Wellington (WLG-Wellington Intl.) (20.4 km / 12.7 mi)
  • Train station: Lower Hutt Petone Station (1.3 km / 0.8 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Kenlea Cottage offers 4 forms of accommodation with DVD players and shared/communal kitchens. Beds feature pillowtop mattresses. Flat-screen televisions come with digital channels. Bathrooms include a shower, complimentary toiletries and a hairdryer. This Lower Hutt bed & breakfast provides complimentary wireless Internet access.

  • Communal kitchen
  • Pillowtop beds
  • Flat-screen television
  • Digital channels
  • DVD player
  • Shower
  • Hairdryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

Guests are served a free buffet breakfast daily.


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 9 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Special check-in instructions:

There is no front desk at this property. If you are planning to arrive after 9 PM, please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.

Check-in for this property is based at 27 Buick Street, Petone, Lower Hutt 5012.

This property does not have a front desk. Guests arriving after 9 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation.


  • Check-out by 10:30 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children 18 and younger are not allowed at this adults-only property. All guests older than 18 are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.


  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome


Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • Only service animals are allowed
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cots (infant beds) available
  • Minimum guest age is 18
  • Cash Deposit Required
  • Caters to adults only


Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Cash deposit: NZD 100 per night
  • Cash Breakage deposit: NZD 100 per stay

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

Hotel Names

  • Kenlea Cottage B&B Lower Hutt
  • Kenlea Cottage B&B
  • Kenlea Cottage Lower Hutt
  • Kenlea Cottage

You should know

  • This is an adults-only property and guests under 18 years old aren't allowed.
  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.

National Rating

This property does not have a Qualmark® rating. For the benefit of our customers, we have provided a rating based on our ratings system.