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Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Staying in Wellington

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We have just come back from Wellington. We don't know it very well, but we are pretty happy with our stay. Previously I have stayed at the YMCA, which used to cost $40-50/night, though apparently prices have risen to around $85/night, so you might want to consider other options. If you are looking at a city hotel don't forget to ask about carparking costs. I don't like driving through the city because I am still driving on my Australian drivers license, which means I have to pay twice as much excess, plus my van has no rear view so there are a lot of blind spots, so I avoid busy areas.
For this reason we stayed at the Petone Homestay. This is a bed & breakfast on the north side of Wellington Harbour. It cost $90/night, and there is street parking out front if you arrive early or late, otherwise we just moved our car outside the next morning. This place is well located because its just 30mins into the city, and its not a bad urban area. The Bed & Breakfast is just 2 rooms which they usually rent as one. Its just 30m from the main street and bus. There are a lot of cafes and restaurants in the area. I recommend Yolsi Indian Restaurant. I have not had Indian food & service like that since I ate at the Gaylord Indian Restaurant in Bombay (Mumbai). That is in the main street (Jackson Street), between Elizabeth & Bruik Streets. There was internet cafe there, and free wifi (if its working) at a Turkish restaurant going towards the city. The library is hidden in the area too, and that offers internet access as well, but only in standard business hours. The internet service is not great in the area.
Petone Homestay was good service. It is fully fitted out for all your needs, eg. Microwave, refrigerator, 2 beds, ironing board, TV, working table, etc. The interior design is a little weird....missing only the shrunken heads from Peru, but it was very cozy and good value. There is a shopping centre in the area, McDonalds, banks. It was easy to find as there is an exit off the Wellington to Upper Hutt Motorway, and that brings you out onto Jackson St, and then its easy to find Elizabeth Street. You need to make advanced bookings on tel: 64-4-9700299, ask for Ron or Colleen.

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