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Bay Plaza Hotel

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Matamata, New Zealand
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Pro's: Hotel is in a good central city location for access to Te Papa and the central city. We stayed one night which was comfortable. Hotel is dated and could do with a revamp, but was clean and tidy which suited its purpose for one night. Con's: Reservation attendant was not very helpful. We booked a double room which has...

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Bay Plaza H, General Manager at Bay Plaza Hotel, responded to this review

Good evening, Thank you for your recent feedback. I apologize that not everything was up to the standard required. Yes you did book directly on our website, for a double room (one queen bed) which is the best place to receive the best available rate. We do not have rooms with two single beds, and at the time when you...

Tauranga, New Zealand
Reviewed 11 March 2017

We booked a room at the Bay Plaza Hotel via lastminute.com, exhausted after a long drive and ferry ride from Christchurch. During our stay we encountered bumbling front desk staff, a very basic hotel room without a working bathroom light and a desolate view of the car park. (NB: We were not told during the online booking process we would...

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Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Stayed for night, room was clean and bed very comfortable. Older hotel but close to all the sites including TePapa and waterfront boardwalk. Staff were helpful and off-street, locked at night parking available.

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Bay Plaza H, General Manager at Bay Plaza Hotel, responded to this review

Good afternoon, Thank you for your feedback. We take our guest comments very seriously and always strive to provide comfortable and friendly accommodation. We appreciate your nice comment regarding our rooms and for finding our location to be convenient. We have a great team at the Bay Plaza Hotel and we all look forward to welcoming you back when you...

Roswell, Georgia
Reviewed 5 March 2017

This hotel is extremely convenient to downtown, Oriental Bay and the beach. It may be a bit old, but it's very clean and the beds are very comfortable. What more could you ask for? The staff is very helpful and friendly as well. You can walk anywhere you need to go, Te Papa Museum, bars, restaurants, Cuba Street, Mount Victoria,...

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Bay Plaza H, General Manager at Bay Plaza Hotel, responded to this review

Good evening Karen, Thank you for the 5/5 star review! We're very happy to hear you enjoyed you stay, and that you would stay again! Yes we are an affordable hotel in the best location in the city!! The team at the Bay Plaza always looks forward to welcoming back our loyal customers. Regards Eileen

Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

We stayed here for an event nearby and the only thing really going for this hotel is it's location albeit a noisy one with 24 hour road noise and no double glazing . Rooms tidy but are dated and no aircon at all. Tiny shower and bathroom . Overall the hotel is very dated and overpriced for what it is...

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Bay Plaza H, General Manager at Bay Plaza Hotel, responded to this review

Good evening, Thanks for leaving your feedback, I am sorry to hear that we were not the style of accommodation you were looking for. I apologize that not everything was up to the standard required. I will certainly be reviewing your comments with the management team, to see how we can improve our guest experiences. We are proud of our...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 March 2017

The hotel seemed in need of a good makeover, and the restaurant staff were disinterested. We had a suite on the 11th floor and the windows leaked and left a puddle on the floor. No air con so we had to use a fan overnight which was noisy. Not an ideal stay to say the least.

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Bay Plaza H, General Manager at Bay Plaza Hotel, responded to this review

Good evening Alan, Thank you for your recent feedback on Tripadvisor. Firstly i would like to apologise that the level of service was not up to your expectations. We are an affordable hotel, with great views across the city and harbour, within easy walking distance to all the city attractions. We trust this experience did not mar the rest of...

Waikato
Reviewed 2 March 2017

The hotel is in a good location for Courtney place, Te Papa & Oriental bay. The hotel is not new, but the room we got was clean, the carpets & furnishings were in good condition and it was very clean. The bathroom shows its age, but again very clean - just old. There is no air con, but you don't...

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Bay Plaza H, General Manager at Bay Plaza Hotel, responded to this review

Good afternoon, Great to see you enjoyed your return visit to Bay Plaza Hotel. We take our guest comments very seriously and always strive to provide comfortable and friendly accommodations. We appreciate your nice comment regarding our rooms and for finding our location to be convenient. We look forward to welcoming you back to Bay Plaza Hotel when you next...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 March 2017

I stayed here by myself for three nights. The staff were friendly, and I enjoyed meals in the restaurant. It was well situated to see round Wellington. My daughter got a good deal from vouchers she got with her shopping from the supermarket New World

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Bay Plaza H, General Manager at Bay Plaza Hotel, responded to this review

Good afternoon, Thanks for your 5 star review about the hotel, we are a affordable central city hotel. Our great location makes it the perfect place to explore the city. We appreciate the nice feedback about the friendly staff at the hotel. Safe travels back to the UK, and we look forward to welcoming you back to the Bay Plaza...

Reviewed 27 February 2017

I stayed here for one evening a couple of weeks ago. The room was incredibly shabby. It must have been the runt of a room as the queen bed was against the wall on one side. None of the windows shut properly and there was no air conditioning. The TV channels were pathetic - free to air channels only plus...

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Bay Plaza H, General Manager at Bay Plaza Hotel, responded to this review

Good afternoon Debbie, Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your experience. I am sorry that your experience did not meet your expectations, please allow me to express my sincerest apologies. At Bay Plaza Hotel we strive to provide a superior service experience for every customer, therefore your feedback is very important to us. We pride ourselves...

Nelson
Reviewed 26 February 2017

If it was 1982, and we were in Moscow, this property would rate 5 stars. However it isn't, and we're not. Where to begin? Air conditioning? There isn't any. Our stay coincided with the two days of good weather that constituted summer for 2017 in NZ. Our room was on the cooler side of the hotel, facing the hill rather...

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Bay Plaza H, General Manager at Bay Plaza Hotel, responded to this review

Good afternoon James, Thanks for leaving your feedback, I am sorry to hear that we were not the style of accommodation you were looking for. Yes Wellington has experienced a warmer than normal couple of weeks, which has been welcomed; and air conditioning is something the hotel is does not have; and we do not advertise this. We endeavor to...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located on Wellington's exclusive Oriental Parade, the Bay Plaza Hotel is affordable quality accommodation offering harbour and city views in perfect proximity to the Capital's vibrant city centre and superb leisure activities to experience and explore. Te Papa Museum and Courtenay Place 2/5 minutes walk from the hotel. ... more   less 

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Address: 40 Oriental Parade | PO Box 9470, Wellington 6141, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Greater Wellington > Wellington
Price Range: $110 - $189 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Bay Plaza Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 75
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“ask for room with a view and ask for room on higher levels of the hotel”
rudyandandre, 21 May 2017 | Read review
“Harbour/city views above level 5”
Josheta, 12 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Choose a highest floor, away from the elevator.”
kimz120, 6 Mar 2017 | Read review
“We had an 11th floor suite and the windows leaked”
AlanP943, 5 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Avoid rooms on the side of the hotel as these are directly above the clattery and droning kitchen air vents”
DebbieD878, 27 Feb 2017 | Read review
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