You could say that New Zealand’s capital has it all — spectacular scenery, cosmopolitan living, excellent regional dining, great shopping and nightlife, and a dynamic arts scene. Wellington is sophisticated yet friendly, creative yet rooted in history and culture.

Wellington’s compact size makes it easy to explore. Enjoy a stroll along its spectacular harbour, discover its history at Te Papa, ride the cable car, or see native wildlife at Zealandia. And when it’s time to rest and chill, our exceptional handpicked list of the best luxury hotels in Wellington offers plenty of choices to take your visit to the next level.


Ohtel Wellington

5. Ohtel Wellington

Perfectly capturing the friendly vibe of Wellington, Ohtel offers a prime harbourside location and award-winning service. Unwind in rooms that feature a soothing palette of creams and white enhanced by amazing views, generous bathrooms, and eco-friendly amenities. Or join the bustle of downtown as soon as you step outside the door. Stroll along the famous waterfront promenade to Te Papa Museum for some history. Then, grab some scrumptious food and drink or enjoy the rest of the day along Courtenay Place.


InterContinental Wellington

4. InterContinental Wellington

With a prime location along the waterfront, InterContinental Wellington is a luxurious escape in the bustling capital. Exceptional detail and seamless, personal service have turned this hotel into an oasis for all kinds of travellers. Savour fantastic food and wine at the Lobby Lounge and Two Grey, refresh at the gym and pool, and schedule a show or tour at the concierge. Choose from 234 rooms offering spectacular views and all the modern conveniences you need. Outside, dining, shopping, and sightseeing await.


Sofitel Wellington

3. Sofitel Wellington

Nestled amid the Central Business District and surrounded by greenery, Sofitel Wellington is your front-row seat to the city. Here you’re a short stroll or drive from top attractions, like the Parliament Buildings, Te Papa, Cable Car, Wellington Zoo, Mount Victoria, and Cuba Street. When you want to slow down, take a relaxing breather at the hotel. Enjoy brunch at Jardin Grill, a drink at the bar/lounge, or order some room service. Then, unwind inside your beautifully appointed room furnished with Sofitel’s MyBed and bathroom with luxe French toiletries.


Naumi Studio Wellington

2. Naumi Studio Wellington

Enter this grand and iconic landmark on Dunlop Street and be transported to a world of luxury and convenience. With a superb restaurant, sophisticated lounge and parlour, and grand bar, Naumi Studio is perfect for relaxation. Enjoy accommodation that marries the old and new. All rooms feature smart TV, wireless Internet, private bathrooms, and luxe Naumi signature bedding for a restful night’s sleep. A stay here puts you steps from Wellington CBD, Te Papa, Cuba Street Mall, and the waterfront.


QT Wellington

1. QT Wellington

Across the street from Wellington Harbour, in the trendy Te Aro district, is QT Wellington. This wonderfully quirky and bold hotel features a collection of contemporary art, a relaxing pool and sauna, exquisite French cuisine, and superb wines and cocktails. Make yourself at home in one of the 65 rooms, where mod cons, a sleep-inducing bed, and amazing urban and harbour views complete your city hideaway. Here, you’ll be walking distance from everything — the waterfront, shops, galleries, restaurants, and nightclubs.


Style, comfort, and a prime location, these urban getaways connect you to the best the city has to offer whether you’re looking to sightsee, shop, dine, and party. Discover our entire collection of luxury accommodation in Wellington.

Author

Stoewie loves (like, really LOVES) to travel. Originally from the Netherlands, he has spent much of his life living & working around the world. Always on the hunt for the very best places to stay, he co-founded View Retreats to bring the world's most incredible accommodation together in one place.