The Museum Art Hotel, Wellington

The Musuem Art Hotel in Te Aro was our home for two weeks. This was the longest that I have stayed in a hotel ever. J and I were expecting some inconvenience as all our boxes and luggage were with us in a studio-like room, but surprisingly it didn't bother us at all. Our room was quite spacious, with a stylish nespresso machine, washing machine and cooker in it. The bed was one of the most comfortable hotel beds that I have ever slept in. The room was generally clean, however there were some moulds in the shower. I am quite fussy when it comes to hotel bathrooms. I get the shivers when I see moulds or stains. I needed some cognitive behavioral therapy during our stay at the Museum Hotel so that I could use the shower. Apart from that, we had a great experience here.

As someone who loves art, this hotel was perfect for me - and for J. Everyday I stared at those beautiful paintings, feeling jealous. I guess for me the amount of artworks in the hotel was enough, that I didn't even really feel the urge to go to the famous Te Papa Museum which is just on the other side of the road. This hotel is an absolute treat for art lovers. 

It is centrally located so it is very convenient to everything. There are very nice restaurants nearby and the shopping district is only about 15 minutes walk. 

While a lot of people complain about not having free wi-fi in their rooms, we were lucky enough to have one. Free wi-fi is available in the lobby though. You just need to ask for the password from the staff. And speaking of the staff, they were all very nice and helpful. I really didn't have any issues with them, although one time my green tea came after 20 minutes. But that was just a very minor mistake compared to what they have done for us. We had to ask them to do something important for us at least a couple of times and they happily obliged. 

The lobby was my regular hang out. I would stay here for an hour or two most days while waiting for our room to be cleaned. J and I had our little corner where we would have coffee and play chess.

And here are some of the artworks you will find in the hotel:

On the third floor at the Museum Hotel is the classy French restaurant Hippopotamus. We only ever had breakfast at the restaurant during our stay. We attempted to go for dinner one time but they were fully booked. Reading the reviews, we should really go back there for lunch or dinner.

I absolutely loved their furniture and everything about the restaurant, including their staff (which were all French).

To top it off, I enjoyed the amazing view of the harbour while having breakfast.

I would definitely stay here again if given another chance. 
The Museum Hotel
90 Cable Street, Te Aro
Wellington 6011

tintin x


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