Where to Find Romantic and Honeymoon Hotels in Wellington
With sophisticated eateries, pleasant walks to enjoy hand-in-hand and inspiring art, Wellington could be argued as one of New Zealand’s most romantic cities. It certainly has the hotels to match. Whether you’re looking for luxury to enjoy for your honeymoon or a simple yet romantic base to suit your budget, there is plenty of romantic stays in Wellington to choose from. We go through all our favourites in this list of most romantic accommodations in Wellington.
While you’re here, pick a few places to treat your loved one to in the 10 Romantic Experiences in Wellington and The Romantic Getaway & Honeymoon Guide to Wellington.
1. Naumi Studio Hotel Wellington
Inject some whimsy into your stay in Wellington at the Naumi Studio Hotel Wellington. With pink tones and floral prints, the decor certainly evokes romance while complementing the essence of Wellington’s famous bohemian hub on which the hotel is located, Cuba Street. There are six room types to choose from, from affordable luxury all the way up to splurging luxury, all boasting high-speed WiFi, a smart TV, bedside USB sockets, a sweet treat on arrival and a no single-use plastic policy!
Check Naumi Studio Hotel Wellington out:
- Naumi Studio Hotel Wellington on Booking.com
- Naumi Studio Hotel Wellington on Trip.com
- Naumi Studio Hotel Wellington on Expedia
2. Thorndon Heritage Listed Villa
One of the most upscale B&Bs in the city, Thorndon Heritage Listed Villa is well worth considering. You are the exclusive guests of this lovingly renovated villa, where you’ll have full reign of a large bedroom, a private lounge with a smart TV and a private bathroom with a shower and a freestanding bathtub. As for the location, you’re within walking distance of the Parliament Buildings and Botanic Garden while you may want to get a bus or Uber into town (although, it’s still walkable).
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3. Pacific View Bed and Breakfast
An alternative B&B stay, this time on the coastal outskirts of the city at Strathmore Park, Pacific View Bed and Breakfast offers two guest rooms with a private bathroom each. The accommodation enjoys Wellington Harbour views from many angles, including the upstairs conservatory where you’ll enjoy your included breakfast. You’re also close to the suburb of Miramar and its movie-making attractions, which you can read up on in the 10 Best Things to Do in Miramar.
Check Pacific View Bed and Breakfast out:
- Pacific View Bed and Breakfast on Booking.com
- Pacific View Bed and Breakfast on Trip.com
- Pacific View Bed and Breakfast on Expedia
4. Quest on Johnston
Pretend that you live in Wellington full-time with the fully self-contained serviced apartments at Quest on Johnston. While Quest has multiple apartment hotels in the city centre, we like the one on Johnston Street as it’s conveniently located between the waterfront, train station and the city centre. The “Studio Apartment” provides more than enough space and amenities for most couples wanting to enjoy a functional place to stay with a kitchenette and ensuite bathroom in an open-plan living space. Alternatively, you’ll have ample room in the “One-Bedroom Apartment” suitable for long-term stays and romantic nights in. Note that you’ll also find Quest Atrium, Quest 256 Lambton, Quest on The Terrace, Quest on Thorndon, Quest on Lambton and Quest Wellington, so shop around!
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5. Mövenpick Hotel Wellington
If you seek a little luxury and a temporary address in Wellington’s bohemian part of town, the Cuba Quarter, then set your sights on Mövenpick Hotel Wellington. The hotel is awash in fabulous art and offers sublime cuisine at their Forage Restaurant and Bar. The premium ice cream/up-and-coming hotel brand by Accor offers a “Chocolate Hour” for guests to watch the chocolatiers work their artistry and sample some of the good stuff themselves. As for rooms, you’ll be treated to luxurious bedding, smart TVs with streaming services, a pillow menu, as well as drink-making facilities. See more hotels like this in the 15 Best Luxury Accommodations in Wellington.
Check Mövenpick Hotel Wellington out:
- Mövenpick Hotel Wellington on Booking.com
- Mövenpick Hotel Wellington on Trip.com
- Mövenpick Hotel Wellington on Expedia
6. Rydges Wellington
Choose either a surprisingly affordable “Superior King” room or upgrade to a luxurious “Deluxe Room” at the 4.5-star Rydges Wellington in the city centre. Deluxe rooms either have a private balcony or idyllic harbour views, as well as welcome amenities, such as an iPod docking station, coffee plunger and Sky Movies. The kitchenette facilities call for a romantic night in with homemade dinner, or fine dining is only an elevator ride away at the Portlander. For more hotel stays, check out all of your options in the 25 Best Hotels in Wellington.
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7. Atura Wellington
While perhaps not as stylish as the other Rydges in town, Atura Wellington by Rydges provides a slightly more affordable stay with high-quality, albeit a little reminiscent of a university dorm, furnishings. The 3.5-star hotel is within walking distance of Lambton Quay shopping district and offers 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, Frankie’s Bar + Eatery. See cheaper stays like this in 15 Best Budget Accommodations in Wellington City.
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8. James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor
It hardly gets more central than 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 in between nights in the budget-friendly “Lambton Room” or the luxurious “Club King Room”. The latter features a welcome snack platter, complimentary guest ironing, a romantic evening turndown, espresso machines and more. Enjoy meals at the on-site restaurant, Whitby’s, offering buffet and a la carte dining, as well as romantic high tea.
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9. Bolton Hotel
Settle for no less than luxury when you stay at the prestigious Bolton Hotel, perfect to celebrate a special occasion like a honeymoon or anniversary. The hotel boasts the largest city centre hotel room sizes, from the “Sleep & Go Studio” to the glorious “Bolton”, “Presidential” or “Residence Suites”. Whatever room you decide to stay in, you’ll have access to your own kitchen facilities, as well as fine dining at the Artisan restaurant and casual dining at the Lobby Cafe & Bar. See more options with kitchen facilities in the 10 Best Self-Catering Accommodations in Wellington.
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10. Copthorne Hotel Wellington, Oriental Bay
In the romantic yet convenient setting of Oriental Bay, home to a beautiful beach and only a 10-minute walk from the city centre, Copthorne Hotel Wellington is an excellent choice for couples. Consider the “Deluxe Harbourview Room” with floor-to-ceiling windows or indulge in the “Junior Suite” with your own spacious living and dining area and a bathroom with his-and-her double basin and rain shower. Sip wine from your private balcony and enjoy the views of the city’s sandy beach and harbour. As for dining, treat your loved one to a romantic meal and drinks at the One80 Restaurant & Cocktail Lounge – the perfect place to watch the transition between the sunset and the city lights lighting up the night.
Check Copthorne Hotel Wellington out:
- Copthorne Hotel Wellington on Booking.com
- Copthorne Hotel Wellington on Trip.com
- Copthorne Hotel Wellington on Expedia
11. Willis Wellington Hotel
Stay in simple, private 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. While the hotel doesn’t have a restaurant, some of the city’s top restaurants are right on your doorstep. It’s a no-brainer for couples who want to spend more time exploring the city than staying in their hotel room.
Check Willis Wellington Hotel out:
- Willis Wellington Hotel on Booking.com
- Willis Wellington Hotel on Trip.com
- Willis Wellington Hotel on Expedia
12. QT Wellington
Last by certainly not least, if you’re looking for a hotel with a whole lot of character then check out QT Wellington. The design-driven hotel boasts a captivating collection of art to admire, whether it’s from the classic armchairs of the Hippopotamus Restaurant or on the walls of your guest room. Speaking of which, the “QT Gallery Harbourview Room” is a real treat for celebrating a special occasion featuring custom-made wallpaper, a Bose sound system, an espresso machine and a private terrace patio with harbour views. Nevertheless, all rooms are stylishly designed miles ahead of the rest of Wellington’s hotel offerings. What’s more, all guests have access to the hotel’s spa, sauna, gym and lap pool, as well as three fantastic eateries each with its own quirks to make your romantic meal all the more memorable.
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More Romantic Accommodations in Wellington
That’s it for our list of the most romantic accommodations in Wellington, but it’s by no means the end of our Wellington tips! Check out these articles to make the most of your time in Wellington:
- The 50 Best Accommodations in Wellington
- 25 Best Things to Do in Wellington
- The Food Guide to Wellington: Places to Eat & Food Tours
Finally, if there’s anything we’ve missed, you’re likely to find it in The Romantic Getaway & Honeymoon Guide to Wellington.