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Museum Art Hotel, Wellington

QT Museum Wellington

As the name suggests, staying here is like being inside a plush art museum. The communal areas are decorated with heavy furnishings and an eclectic collection of exotic artwork. Positioned by Wellington's waterfront, the QT Museum Hotel is just a few minutes’ walk from the diverse shopping, dining, entertainment and nightlife that New Zealand’s capital has to offer. 

The property is comprised of two separate sections: the hotel wing and the residence wing. Almost every wall features individual artworks, many of which are for sale, and all of which have a story behind them. Other facilities include a restaurant and bar, which take advantage of the harbour views, as well as a gym, pool and sauna.

Our rating: First Class

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Rooms

Rooms and suites are spread across the property's two wings. the hotel wing at the front enjoys the better harbour views, while rooms in the residence wing look out over the city. The stylish Superior King rooms have a gel bed, lounge chairs, a TV, an espresso machine and an en suite with shower (or a bath on request). Deluxe King rooms offer the same amenities but with slightly more space. 

Those looking for further space and luxury can stay in the Junior Suite, which has a private patio with harbour views. Alternatively, the Executive King Suite comes with a private balcony with harbour views. 

Location

The hotel is ideally located just over the road from the Te Papa Museum and the waterfront, and guests can walk to Wellington's numerous shops, restaurants, and entertainment within minutes.

Food and drink

The hotel's French-inspired restaurant and bar, Hippopotamus, has the same harbour views and lavish decor as the rest of the hotel and serves many fine dining options throughout the day, including high tea. It offers vegetarian and vegan dishes, while its cocktail bar serves lighter dishes alongside its imaginative cocktails prepared by mixologists. 

If you wish to venture out, Wellington has a cosmopolitan cafe culture. Some of the best restaurants and bars in the city can be found on nearby Cuba Street.

Facilities and activities

Hotel facilities include a gym, pool, hydropool and sauna.

Our opinion

This stylish property has an unbeatable city location, and offers guests a more personal experience than many other Wellington hotels. We particularly like the one-off pieces of artwork displayed around the hotel, which really show off the character and creativity that Wellington is known for.

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