Wellington, Wellington and the Wairarapa , New Zealand
At a Glance
The InterContinental's downtown location is perfect for exploring the city on foot
Great views across the water from the Club floors
A stone's throw from the vibrant Courtenay Place bars and restaurants
All the features of a 5 star international standard hotel
Great dining options, an indoor pool and spa
Best time to Visit
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The climate in New Zealand is incredibly pleasant, with warm and balmy summers and cold crisp winter months with wonderful clear, blue skies. The warmer high-season months of November to April are perfect for outdoor exploration. The colder months of June to August are the best time to ski.
Both North and South Islands are drier on the east coast, rather than on the west, where mountain ranges act as a trap for the moisture-rich winds from the Tasman Sea. It is also worth remembering that it is usually a few degrees cooler on the South Island than the North Island and as New Zealand has a maritime climate, the weather can change rapidly.
To start planning your holiday to InterContinental Wellington
InterContinental Wellington is a luxury, modern, city hotel with fantastic views located moments from Lambton Quay in the heart of New Zealand's capital city, Wellington. The perfect city base for any visitor to New Zealand's capital.
Located just moments from the busting shopping district of Lambton Quay and the superb restaurants and bars of the Waterfront, the InterContinental is set right in the heart of this vibrant and cosmopolitan city. Many of the city's highlights such as the waterfront, historic iconic cable car, Te Papa Museum of New Zealand and numerous art galleries, restaurants and bars can be explored by foot from here. A multitude of other activities and sights are just a short journey away.
The hotel's luxurious spacious and elegant rooms and suites are the essence of chic modern décor and some have expansive harbour views. Choose a room or suite with access to the hotel's Club Lounge to add an extra bit of luxury to your stay - quiet breakfasts, all day snacks and evening canapés can be enjoyed here in an exclusive environment.
When not out exploring Wellington's abundance of restaurants, the hotel's Chameleon Restaurant is well known for its modern New Zealand frae and Arizona serves Tex Mex in a lively setting. Guests at the InterContinental also benefit from a great health club with heated indoor pool on site.
InterContinental Wellington has 232 Guest Rooms and Suites. Experience the capital from a stylish Standard Guest Room or indulge in the sophisticated styling of a fully refurbished Deluxe Guest Room complete with new bathroom, walk-in shower, multi-device wireless internet, digital audio hub, 46 inch TV, digital lighting and air conditioning controls. There are also the 2 Club InterContinental floors with access to the exclusive Club lounge with panoramic harbour view, gourmet breakfast, all-day refreshments, pre-dinner drinks, canapés and valet car parking.
Children are welcome to come and stay at InterContinental Wellington. However, there are no facilities available except for babysitting, which can be arranged on request. Interconnecting rooms are also available.
InterContinental Wellington has two restaurants and bars - Chameleon is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and serves a delicious contemporary New Zealand menu complemented by a fine selection of local wines and cocktails from the bar. Arizona Bar is a local favourite for Tex Mex, Grills, music and a fun, lively atmosphere. The Emerge Fitness Centre offers guests fitness classes, a heated indoor pool, fully equipped gym, sauna and massage treatments by appointment.
Activities within the hotel are centred around the health and fitness facilities but just a stone's throw from the hotel there is an abundance of sightseeing, shopping, restaurants and cultural experiences just waiting to be discovered.
Sarah Rowan (Staff)
Brilliantly located in the stylish part of this windy city, the Inter-Continental is an excellent place to base yourself during your stay in Wellington. The rooms have recently undergone a full refurbishment, so are equipped with modern amenities and new interiors. There are a variety of room types, but I would recommend opting for the Club Suites, to make your stay that little bit more effortless. These benefit from the use of the Club Lounge, where you can enjoy breakfast and early evening canopes & drinks, among other things. There are also Harbour View Rooms, which really help soak up the atmosphere of the sea facing city. For a large city hotel, the service is remarkably personal and the management take a keen interest in their guests enjoyment. It has a definite buzz to it and you are in a great position to stroll out to local restaurants on the harbour, or visit local boutique shops.
Katie Kennard (Staff)
With only a couple of hotel options in Wellington, although the InterContinental seems to be almost full most nights with 240 rooms, they manage to give each guests the attention and personal assistance they would expect and indeed deserve. This is sometimes harder to achieve in a city hotel. The whole hotel has been recently refurbished and has every amenity you might need, including a remote phone and automatic blinds when you step into the Club category. Its most definitely worth option for the Club category as the club lounge is incredibly relaxing for breakfast, is undoubtedly less busy than the main restaurant and has undisturbed views of Wellington Harbour.
Olivia Smith (Staff)
Despite being a larger city hotel in the heart of downtown Wellington, the Intercontinental boasts some of the most wonderful views out over the waterfront and the Harbour.
All rooms are decorated in a contemporary style, as you would expect from any city hotel but are extremely comfortable. I would always recommend the club rooms and suites as they are on the 8th and 9th floors, with incredible views over the harbour that more than make up for not being a boutique option. The hotel is also moments away from the shopping hub of Lambton Quay and the vibrant bars and restaurants of Courtenay Place.
Introducing Te Papa (Shared)
During your time in Wellington, visit the Te Papa Museum on a hosted Taonga Maori Tour. You can learn about the fascinating Maori culture and its people. Tour the Maori National Museum before enjoying some light refreshments with the knowledgeable staff.
Private - Martinborough Food and Wine Tour and train
Discover the culinary heritage of the Martinborough region, exploring the producers of the renowned food and wine before a delicious lunch with Martinborough wines.
Private Taste Wellington Walking Tour
Wellington is a wonderfully compact, cosmopolitan city, lauded as New Zealand's culinary, cafe and coffee capital. Wellington is said to have more cafes and restaurants per capita than New York and a walking gourmet tour is the perfect way to explore.
Location & directions
Wellington, Wellington and the Wairarapa , New Zealand
Located on Grey Street, adjacent to the harbour waterfront, in the heart of Wellington. InterContinental Wellington is within walking distance of Museum of Wellington City & Sea, Wellington Cable Car, and Civic Square.
How to get there
Wellington International Airport receives international and domestic flights daily. InterContinental Wellington is 15-minutes from the airport.
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