Wellington, New Zealand
At a Glance
Luxurious accommodation in the heart of Wellington.
Within easy walking distance of the city’s major attractions.
Excellent restaurant the Jardin Grill serves an innovative and creative menu.
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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 Sofitel Wellington
Ideally located within walking distance of Wellington’s many attractions, the Sofitel offers chic and opulent accommodation full of vintage French style. With an excellent restaurant and sophisticated bar, it makes a luxurious base for exploring the city.
Offering deluxe accommodation in the heart of Wellington, the Sofitel is a comfortable and stylish hotel within walking distance of the Beehive Parliament building, Lambton Harbour and the Botanical Gardens. While there are many restaurants and bars nearby, the hotel’s Jardin Grill Restaurant offers high quality refined dining. The French heritage of the Sofitel brand has been creatively incorporated into the interior design and a subtle vintage French feel is evident in the sumptuous fabrics, gold and bronze colour scheme and plush furnishings. The Sofitel Wellington is a 20-minute drive from Wellington International Airport.
There are 129 stylish rooms featuring wood panelling, gilded lamps, velvet headboards and drapes, feature wallpaper and floral artworks. All rooms feature modern en-suite bathrooms with bathtub and indulgent rain shower, Lanvin toiletries, air-conditioning, Wi-Fi, Smart TV, Bose sound system, DeLonghi espresso machines and signature Sofitel MyBed for a wonderful night’s sleep. Various room categories are based on size rather than facilities and amenities, but all rooms are spacious.
For upscale but relaxed dining, the Jardin Grill has a growing reputation for creative and delicious cuisine. The dining room features frescoed ceiling and there is a courtyard and fire pit for al fresco meals. The Green Room lounge and bar is a stylish haven for lighter fare and drinks. Guests also have access to the onsite fitness centre, where they can work off any overindulgence. A relaxing, comfortable and stylish hotel to return to after enjoying the sights of Wellington, the Sofitel is highly recommended.
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.
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Location & directions
Wellington, New Zealand
Sofitel Wellington is located in the heart of the city centre and within easy walking distance to the capital city's main sites, including Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa.
How to get there
Sofitel Wellington is a 20-minute drive from Wellington International Airport, or 5-minutes from the Interislander Ferry Terminal, which links up with Picton in the South Island.
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