Mercure Wellington Abel Tasman 3 stars

TripAdvisor rating 3.5/5 793 reviews

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Mercure Wellington Abel Tasman

169 Willis Street, Te Aro
New Zealand

GPS:-41.290791, 174.774078

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  • Car park
  • Pets not allowed
  • Shuttle
  • Restaurant
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wi-Fi
  • Breakfast
  • Meeting rooms
  • 100% Non Smoking Property

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WELCOME to Staten Eatery, a taste of New York right here in the Heart of the City. Located on the corner of Willis and Dixon streets Wellington, This vibrant and busy location was named after our neighbours and world explorer, Abel Tasman.

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TripAdvisor Rating  3.5/5  793 reviews

My 3 stars is generous - a tired run down property

TripAdvisor rating 3.0/5

Bronwyn878 TripAdvisor review

First impressions are good. The staff are polite. The foyer is immaculate. Parking is available next door at the Wilson's building ($35 overnight through the hotel but unsure how this stacks up against regular charges). Upon first entering the room it looks tidy and modern. However when you start a closer inspection you begin to realise how run down and tired the rooms are, and that they lack a modern standard of useability. We stayed in a King Standard room (which wasn't actually a King bed but two zipped up singles so there is that annoying little dip in the middle). The TV was not smart, so you couldn't connect with a pass code and stream using your own accounts. Kitchenette offerings were basic. A jug, two mugs and two glasses. No plates and no cutlery whatsoever (single use wooden stirrers in lieu of teaspoons). Spare pillows were available for the bed but no extra blankets except for a thin woolen one that (1) didn't cover the full "king" bed, and (2) is not suitable as a topper. There was only one tiny section of net curtain (maybe 1.2m maximum to roughly 5m of window) so you couldn't open the curtains all the way up without sacrificing your privacy. So little to no natural light in the room unless you don't mind being on show. No sound proofing. You could hear all the noise from the street and hallway. The shower rose was old and water went in every direction when turned on, so a very uneven showering experience. And the ventilation in the bathroom was very basic and weak, so there were obvious signs of water damage to the walls above the shower. And the room itself was in need of a good renovation. The windows especially were in a very poor state (see photos). Overall, I think the room rate was high for what was offered. One night would be the absolute maximum length of time I'd recommend anyone stay. The more expensive rooms may have been in a better state but regardless of price point, every room should be presented in a good state. They were clean but just desperate for a bit of maintenance. I wouldn't stay again.

Not the Best

TripAdvisor rating 2.0/5

Compass57301261944 TripAdvisor review

Definitely a budget hotel. Super friendly staff and clean and comfy bed, but that's where it ends. View from window was the roof of the building next door and wilson carpark. Anyone walking on roof could have easily broken into the room through the flimsy outside door. Lights at wilson car park shine I to room all night. Decor was tired, walls and carpet stained. Locality is the busy end of Willis St with no parking. Dodgy area after dark. Don't recommend.

It's a hole

TripAdvisor rating 1.0/5

Paddylewis TripAdvisor review

A perfect location for a Wellington visit; unfortunately the hotel is like something you would get in downtown Mogadishu. Amenities in the room are dirty and/or broken. Soundproofing must have been repossessed by the builders, because the porn casting calls across the hall could be heard at full volume all night. Hallways smell of piss. Shower was busted but usable; staff fall into the "that's a shame" empathy category, moving on to the next sucker and forgetting all about you within seconds because they can do SFA about it and need to finish their next university assignment. Obviously hoping to get a gig as an emergency accommodation provider, this 'hotel' used to be OK.Avoid unless you don't mind not sleeping. PS City views means block walls. They have a prime location but are catering to the "WTF!", "IDGAF", or ho ping a rich developer will come and take the prime site off their balance sheet for a massive wedge of cash.

Mecure Abel Tasman so disappointing....

TripAdvisor rating 3.0/5

Vmades1 TripAdvisor review

This Hotel is well situated if you like walking (which we do) with some good restaurants and cafes near by. Big, comfortable bed and great shower with plenty of hot water and good pressure. Sadly, there are way more negatives about this hotel than positives. We had to walk past vomit stained carpet (old) to get to our room on the 6th floor (we did mention this at reception and was told that yes, they were aware and thought that the carpet was going to be replaced, at some stage). The tap at the base of the toilet leaked so after filling the cistern, we had to turn this off otherwise we ended up with a puddle on the floor (we also mentioned this to reception but nothing was done). There were what looked like wads of toilet paper stuffed into two holes in the roof above the toilet. The window leaked when closed and left puddles on the sill. The walls are paper thin so you can hear everything happening in the adjacent rooms so assume they can hear you. Light poured in under the main door so much so that we had to lay clothes down to darken the room at night. This is a classic case of "you get what you pay for" and I would definitely not stay at Mecure Abel Tasman again.

Cheap, cheerful, central, in need of a re-furb.

TripAdvisor rating 3.0/5

davekathyt TripAdvisor review

Very cheap rate, & you get what you pay for! Location in city is great, but as others have said, it’s in need of a good do-up: double-glazing, new bathrooms, sound proofing between rooms etc! Having said that, it was clean, and Receptionist was cheerful and helpful. And don’t do what I did and use the coffee sachets – treat yourself to a decent Welly coffee! We had a breakfast included. Again, staff were lovely, plenty of food. I’m guessing the advertised on-site parking is always taken - we were directed immediately to the nearby parking building. It is right next door, but it’s not secure and is pretty seedy as you’d expect. But, car was still there and unscathed in the morning. You can leave it there for 24 hours from check in, so handy if you want to wander Welly after checking out. It’s full of city parkers during the day so seemed safe, & we did see a security guy doing a drive-through. Summary: cheap & cheerful, great location, but not the most glam joint you’ll ever stay at.

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