Top 14 Wellington Apartments for A Weekend Trip | RatesToTravel

Wellington is ideally positioned between a picturesque harbour and forested green hills, offering memorable art, cultural and natural attractions. While its charming downtown area is dotted with enticing shopping and nightlife, outdoor adventures are never far away with bush walks, fishing and mountain biking available. You can experience a lot on a weekend trip to Wellington, from strolling the waterfront promenade and learning about Maori history to riding the historic red Cable Car.

With over 400 million annual visitors to RatesToTravelinfo, we’ve found the perfect Wellington apartments for a weekend trip. See the city’s most iconic sights, then retreat to your self-catered apartment to enjoy homey perks, such as separate bedrooms, full kitchens, cosy living areas and beautiful harbour views.

Boulcott Suites

Sitting in a quiet street in Wellington’s city centre, Boulcott Suites is a unique apartment hotel with studio apartments, single-level suites and two and four-bedroom townhouses. The apartments boast flat-screen TVs, Nespresso machines and kitchen and laundry facilities, while some also include separate living areas, Sky TV channels and balconies or patios with city views.

A housekeeping team comes at pre-arranged intervals to ensure the apartment stays clean. When you’re ready to explore, stroll to Lambton Quay to browse the designer boutique shops or visit the family-friendly Te Papa Museum to learn about New Zealand’s geological, biological and cultural history.

Apartment Highlights

  • The outdoor patio with city views in the spacious Four Bedroom Townhouse.
  • High-speed Wi-Fi and Sky Guest Connect in every apartment.
  • A five-minute walk from Fork & Brewer bar and all-day brunch at Neo Cafe & Eatery.

Star Rating: 5*
Price: USD 135 – USD 165
Guest Rating: 8.8
Address: 5 O’Reilly Ave, Lambton Quay, Wellington, New Zealand

Wellington City Cottages

Wellington City Cottages will make you feel right at home with its renovated historic cottage. The cottage has a queen-size bed and a spacious lounge room with a double sofa bed, while the full kitchen is perfect for cooking up a feast.

You’ll find convenient extras like a coffee machine and a washer and dryer. Bringing the kids? Baby cots and single rollaway beds are available. These self-contained apartments are also a short stroll from the scenic hiking trails and 360-degree city views at Mount Victoria.

Apartment Highlights

  • A full kitchen and laundry facilities.
  • An optional breakfast basket with cereal, fruit, juice and bread.
  • Only five minutes’ walk from the nightlife on Cuba Street.

Star Rating: 4*
Price: USD 149 – USD 197
Guest Rating: 9.5
Address: 5-7 Tonks Grove, Te Aro, Wellington, New Zealand

U Residence Hotel

A trendy boutique apartment hotel in the heart of Wellington, U Residence Hotel boasts beautiful views overlooking the Wellington Harbour. The cosy Queen Studio Room is perfect for couples with its private balcony, kitchenette and queen-size bed, while families and larger groups can stretch out in the 2 Bedroom Apartment with separate living and dining areas.

Located at the top floor of a four-storey building, the apartments offer access to a gym and are within walking distance from the Cuba Mall shopping and Lambton Quay business district. Are you a Lord of the Rings fan? Get a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the artistry behind the movies on a 45-minute studio tour at Weta Cave, just a short drive away.

Apartment Highlights

  • A variety of room configurations, each with a private balcony with city or harbour views.
  • A 24-hour gym on the ground floor.
  • Located near Wellington’s waterfront restaurants, bars and esplanade.

Star Rating: 4*
Price: USD 130 – USD 247
Guest Rating: 9.1
Address: Level 4, 181 Wakefield Street, Te Aro, Wellington, New Zealand

QT Wellington Apartments

Located six kilometres from Wellington International Airport, QT Wellington Apartments offers the perfect home away from home with its design-driven rooms. Each one is equipped with a flat-screen TV and Nespresso coffee maker, while some also boast balconies or patios and kitchens.

The flagship French-inspired restaurant Hippopotamus serves a blend of comfort food and fine-dining dishes, while Hot Sauce offers a blend of Singaporean, Japanese, Korean and Thai cuisines. The elegant Lobby Lounge is a laid-back spot for sipping coffee or enjoying a nightcap. Walk to Oriental Bay to discover cafes, bars and ice-cream vendors along the picturesque waterfront.

Apartment Highlights

  • Curated artwork adorns the walls of each apartment.
  • A stunning Harbourside location opposite the Te Papa Museum.
  • The pulled pork baos and beef tataki at Hot Sauce restaurant.

Star Rating: 4*
Price: USD 197 – USD 363
Guest Rating: 8.8
Address: 90 Cable Street, Te Aro, Wellington, New Zealand

Quest on Thorndon

HotelsCombined visitors rave about the large rooms with comfy beds at Quest on Thorndon, which offers perfect apartment-style living in the city. Choose from 35 serviced accommodations, from studios to one and two-bedroom apartments. Each one comes with a king-size bed, work desk, flat-screen TV and heating and air conditioning.

There are breakfast options available as well as an off-site gym. If you want to dine in, take advantage of the pantry shopping service. Alternatively, walk to The Backbencher Gastropub for brunch favourites and comfort food. If you’ve got a green thumb, don’t miss the five-hectare expanse of exotic flora and fauna at the nearby Wellington Botanic Gardens.

Apartment Highlights

  • The full kitchens and laundry facilities in the one and two-bedroom apartments.
  • A variety of room configurations for solo travellers, couples and groups.
  • Access to an offsite gym and within walking distance of major attractions.

Star Rating: 4*
Price: USD 125 – USD 307
Guest Rating: 8.6
Address: 61-63 Thorndon Quay, Thorndon, Wellington, New Zealand

Liberty Apartment Hotel

A contemporary hotel with urban-style design, Liberty Apartment Hotel boasts a range of modern loft apartments. Each of the 41 serviced studio, one, two and three-bedroom apartments have a spacious open-plan living and full kitchens as well as complimentary Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs with Sky TV.

Active travellers can enjoy complimentary access to a nearby Les Mills gym, while the in-room washer and dryer and dining menu are welcomed bonuses for travelling families. Travelling with kids? Enjoy an up-close encounter with meerkats, lions and giraffes at Wellington Zoo.

Apartment Highlights

  • The colourful decor, play tent and two single kids’ beds in the Family Two-Bedroom Apartment.
  • Full kitchens with cooking utensils in each apartment.
  • A three-minute walk from the tasty sweets at Leeds Street Bakery.

Star Rating: 4*
Price: USD 148 – USD 408
Guest Rating: 8.5
Address: 79 Taranaki Street, Te Aro, Wellington, New Zealand

Astelia Apartment Hotel

Offering a range of stylish accommodations, Astelia Apartment Hotel is great for business and leisure travellers wanting to stay in the shopping quarter of Willis Street. Choose between studio-style and one-bedroom apartments, which all have well-stocked kitchenettes, flat-screens with Sky TV and in-room laundry facilities.

Lounge in your dining or lounge area and enjoy a complimentary newspaper, luxury robe and unlimited Wi-Fi. After you’ve settled in, enjoy a dose of culture at City Gallery Wellington, only a five-minute walk away.

Apartment Highlights

  • A range of room configurations to suit different group sizes.
  • The Premium Studio Apartment’s 9th-floor views from floor-to-ceiling windows.
  • A short walk from the entertainment and cafe culture on Cuba Street.

Star Rating: 4*
Price: USD 117 – USD 176
Guest Rating: 8.5
Address: 156 Willis Street, Lambton Quay, Wellington, New Zealand

Gilmer Apartment Hotel

Gilmer Apartment Hotel sits within walking distance of Wellington’s postcard-worthy waterfront, offering a range of cosy furnished apartments. Relax in the Double Apartment, which boasts a double bed, kitchenette and Sky TV. Families will find more space in the One Bedroom Twin-Share Apartment, which has two double beds in a shared bedroom.

Enjoy unlimited Wi-Fi and complimentary access to Habit Health and Fitness Club, along with valet laundry and dry cleaning, luggage storage and wake-up calls. Looking for a beach day? Sunbathe on the sandy shores of Oriental Bay or swim in the gentle waters.

Apartment Highlights

  • The spacious Two Bedroom Apartment with separate bedrooms each containing a double bed.
  • A kitchenette in every apartment with a refrigerator, microwave, cooking tools and utensils.
  • A daily housekeeping service.

Star Rating: 4*
Price: USD 102 – USD 137
Guest Rating: 8.4
Address: 10 Gilmer Terrace, Lambton Quay, Wellington, New Zealand

Quest on Johnston Serviced Apartments

HotelsCombined visitors love Quest on Johnston Serviced Apartments’ prime location, surrounded by shops, bars and restaurants and within a 10-minute walk from Wellington Railway Station. The property’s on-site gym and grocery shopping service are convenient amenities, while continental breakfast packs are available.

Solo travellers will find the Studio’s open-plan space, plush queen-size bed and kitchenette with a cooktop and mini fridge appealing, while the One-Bedroom Apartment is ideal for couples with its living area and daily housekeeping service. Don’t leave Wellington without spotting the iconic kiwi bird at Zealandia, where you can also sign up for night tours to spot nocturnal wildlife.

Apartment Highlights

  • The full kitchen and washer and dryer in the one and two-bedroom apartments.
  • Upgraded apartments have beautiful harbour views.
  • An easy walk FROM Wellington’s city centre.

Star Rating: 4*
Price: USD 236 – USD 282
Guest Rating: 8.1
Address: 35 Johnston Street, Lambton Quay, Wellington, New Zealand

Quest Wellington Serviced Apartments

Located in the heart of Wellington, Quest On Lambton Serviced Apartments boasts studios and one and two-bedroom apartments. With a kitchenette, queen-size bed and high-speed Wi-Fi, the Studios are an excellent choice for solo travellers. Couples can cosy up in the One Bedroom Apartment, which offers a relaxed living area with a sofa and flat-screen TV.

The Two-Bedroom Apartment is ideal for small groups or families, offering a full-size fridge and dining table. Work up a sweat in the offsite gym or soak up iconic views of Wellington from the city’s historic cable car to Kelburn, where you’ll find a lookout, the Cable Car Museum and Space Place at Carter Observatory.

Apartment Highlights

  • A range of room sizes and configurations.
  • The spacious Two Bedroom Apartment can accommodate six guests.
  • A five-minute walk from the Wellington Waterfront.

Star Rating: 4*
Price: USD 127 – USD 270
Guest Rating: 8
Address: Cnr Hunter and Lambton Quay, Lambton Quay, Wellington, New Zealand

Quest On Lambton Serviced Apartments

Quest On Lambton Serviced Apartments offers homey serviced apartments for short trips and long stays. The 44 apartments range from a light-filled studio to a spacious two-bedroom apartment, each one boasting a work desk, flat-screen TV and high-speed Wi-Fi.

For a full kitchen, stay in the One or Two Bedroom Apartment, which also provides a spacious living area and dining table. If you fancy a night in, cook in the comfort of your room or enjoy the convenient on-site pantry service that delivers groceries to your apartment.

Apartment Highlights

Star Rating: 4*
Price: USD 120 – USD 284
Guest Rating: 7.6
Address: 120 Lambton Quay, Lambton Quay, Wellington, New Zealand

Mercure Wellington Central City Hotel and Apartments

Overlooking Lambton Harbour, Mercure Wellington Central City Hotel and Apartments is a three-minute walk from The Opera House. You’ll find high-speed Wi-Fi throughout the hotel as well as a self-service business centre and room service, while a complimentary fitness centre is available nearby.

The city-side Studio Room includes a queen-size bed, work desk and coffee maker, while the Apartment 1 Bedroom features a separate lounge area and kitchenette. Need extra space? The Apartment 2 Bedroom can accommodate up to five guests.

Apartment Highlights

  • The top-floor Wellington harbour and city views from the Apartment 1 Bedroom, Harbour View.
  • Family-friendly upgrade room options with full kitchens.
  • Only a 20-minute drive from Wellington International Airport.

Star Rating: 4*
Price: USD 135 – USD 234
Guest Rating: 7.5
Address: 130 Victoria Street, Te Aro, Wellington, New Zealand

Quest On The Terrace Serviced Apartments

Quest On The Terrace Serviced Apartments is a modern apartment hotel nestled on a quiet street downtown, only a 10-minute walk from the Wellington train station. Studios come with kitchenettes, mini fridges, toaster and kettles, while upgraded Studio Superiors offer access to a nearby gym and swimming pool.

Travelling in a group? The hotel offers a range of two-bedroom apartments, from the Two Bedroom Executive Apartment with a full kitchen and dining table to the luxe Two Bedroom Deluxe Apartment with two queen-size beds. After a long day of sightseeing, enjoy Belgian-inspired dishes and imported beers at Leuven Belgium Beer Cafe, just a five-minute walk away.

Apartment Highlights

  • A daily housekeeping service.
  • Complimentary access to a nearby modern fitness centre and swimming pool.
  • A range of two-bedroom apartment options.

Star Rating: 4*
Price: USD 131 – USD 264
Guest Rating: 7.2
Address: 120 Terrace, Lambton Quay, Wellington, New Zealand

The Setup on Manners Serviced Apartments

The Setup on Manners Serviced Apartments is within a 10-minute walk from Lambton Harbour. These affordable self-contained serviced apartments range from Single Studios with kitchenettes to spacious Family Studios with mini fridges, coffee makers and flat-screen TVs with 50+ Sky TV channels.

There are communal laundry facilities and a shared terrace, while the convenient city centre location keeps you near Mount Victoria and the Wellington Cable Car. Craving exotic cuisine? Walk five minutes to Capital Market food court for international cuisine or pop into The Hangar coffee shop for house-brewed coffee and light bites.

Apartment Highlights

  • The private ensuite, kitchenette and twin and queen-size beds in the Twin Queen Studio.
  • Affordable short and long-term accommodation a few minutes’ walk from downtown.
  • A variety of rooms to suit individual needs.

Star Rating: 3.5*
Price: USD 95 – USD 338
Guest Rating: 7.1
Address: 57 Manners Street, Te Aro, Wellington, New Zealand

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Wellington is a vibrant capital city, where you can explore the picturesque harbour, thriving arts scene, world-class museums and botanical gardens all in one day. After you’ve explored everything “Windy Wellington” has to offer, recharge for another day of adventure in one of these cosy apartments, which include full kitchens, separate living rooms and washer and dryers.

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Author: Charity De Souza

Born and raised in Orlando, Florida, I have been travelling with my battered backpack full-time for over a decade. My favourite travel memories include skydiving in Switzerland, wine tasting in Portugal, road tripping through Iceland, snorkelling in Indonesia and watching a sunset in the Sahara Desert.