1. James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor
Stay super central when you book a room at the James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor located on The Terrace. The Cable Car, Parliament and shopping/dining precincts are a few steps away to enjoy. As for rooms, there’s an array of choice from the budget-friendly Lambton Room to the luxurious Club King Room. The latter is a no-brainer for foodies with the stay including a welcome snack plate and an espresso machine. What we love about the on-site restaurant is that it has something for everyone: buffet and a la carte dining all day, as well as an unmissable high tea.
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2. Copthorne Hotel Wellington, Oriental Bay
In the alternative setting of Oriental Bay, home to a beautiful beach and only a 10-minute walk from the city centre, the Copthorne Hotel is an excellent choice for foodies. Consider the Deluxe Harbourview Room with floor-to-ceiling windows capturing the harbour views or indulge in the Junior Suite with your own spacious living and dining area perfect for entertaining. Sip wine from your private balcony or head to the hotel’s One80 Restaurant & Cocktail Lounge – the perfect place to watch the transition from sunset to sparkling city lights. See more accommodation like this in 10 Best Romantic Accommodation in Wellington.
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3. Trinity Hotel
Offering city centre hotel accommodation for the more budget-conscious foodie, Trinity Hotel has rooms for solo travellers, couples and families. The hotel has all the usual facilities, including a bar and restaurant popular with guests and locals alike. The Arborist Restaurant has a restaurant on the ground floor and a bar on the rooftop giving you contrasting experiences for all the senses. Try their innovative dishes using herbs, fruits and flower notes inspired by nature, or sample health drinks and punchy cocktails at the bar.
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4. InterContinental Wellington
For the foodie who settles for nothing less than absolute luxury, the InterContinental Wellington is a fabulous choice. The five-star hotel located adjacent to the Wellington Waterfront and city centre offers a vast array of rooms split into three categories: Classic Rooms with city views with twin or king beds, Executive Rooms with harbour views and spa bath, and Suites with a lounge an panoramic views of the city. But the proof of the luxury can be told alone at the exquisite on-site bar and restaurant. The Cameleon Restaurant specialises in local cuisine, while The Lobby Lounge offers a casual atmosphere and light meals. See more hotels like this in 10 Best Luxury Accommodation in Wellington.
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5. C Hotel Wellington
For foodies looking for that Wellington hotel experience at a more affordable price, the C Hotel is a marvellous option. Part of the CQ Hotel, the C Hotel is the three-star wing of the hotel yet still provides access to luxurious facilities such as the indoor heated pool, spa pool and, of course, the restaurant, cafe and bar. The CQ Cafe makes up part of the scene of Cuba Street, while the CQ Restaurant is innovative in its dishes and service, offering sign-language menus. For a tipple, check out the CQ Bar offering a diverse collection of craft beer, cocktails and international and local wines.
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6. Grand Mercure Wellington
Stay at the Cuba Quarter in the luxurious Grand Mercure Wellington. The 4.5-star hotel is awash in fabulous art and offers delightful cuisine at their Forage Kitchen + Bar. During your stay, your room will have amenities, such as an espresso machine and Bose sound system, and the in-room dining menu will not be your only menu as you choose an irresistibly comfortable pillow from the pillow menu. As for the wining and dining, the hotel has a real goodie in the form of the Forage Kitchen + Bar where you can watch the culinary team work their magic in the open kitchen.
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7. Willis Wellington Hotel
Stay in simple yet utterly affordable hotel accommodation in Wellington’s Cuba Quarter just a few minutes walk from the city centre. Willis Wellington Hotel is a three-star hotel with clean and comfortable rooms and all your basic hotel amenities. Although the hotel doesn’t have a restaurant, its location earns its place on this list of accommodation in Wellington for foodies. Some of the city’s top restaurants are right on your doorstep, making it easy to try something new each night.
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8. The Thorndon Hotel Wellington by Rydges
A 3.5-star hotel that offers five-star cuisine, The Thorndon Hotel is well worth considering. The hotel provides a slightly more affordable stay with high-quality furnishings and all the necessities like free WiFi. Guests get free use of the nearby City Fitness Gym, which will help work off the meals from the on-site restaurant, the Glasshouse Restaurant & Bar. The restaurant specialises in best-of-the-season steaks, fresh seafood and traditional desserts. See more accommodation like this in 10 Best Budget Accommodation in Wellington City.
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9. QT Wellington
Looking for a hotel with a whole lot of character? Check out QT Wellington. The design-driven hotel boasts a captivating collection of art to admire, whether it’s while indulging in five-star cuisine at the Hippopotamus Restaurant or on the walls of your guest room. Speaking of which, the QT Gallery Harbourview Room is a real treat featuring custom-made wallpaper, a Bose sound system, espresso machine and a private terrace patio with harbour views. But more about the restaurants. Hippopotamus is a French-inspired restaurant and cocktail bar with a mix of comfort food and fine dining dishes. Hot Sauce is famous for its flavoursome Asian dishes and cool cocktails. Finally, the Lobby Lounge is always a winner for breakfast and lunch.
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10. Distinction Wellington, Century City Hotel
Stylish, contemporary and everything you need to spruce up your meals awaits at the Century City Hotel. The 89 rooms are made up of studios, apartments and luxurious penthouses with home comforts like a kitchen, laundry machines, leather lounge suites, balconies and free WiFi. There are apartments to suit groups of all sizes, while the kitchen facilities are some of the best in the city. What’s more, the Century City Hotel is conveniently located right in the city centre.
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