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Bay Plaza Hotel

3.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

The hotel needs a refresh but it is adequate for short stays and quite competitive on rates.

Clean and comfy hotel near Te Papa museum (spectacular!) and Wellington waterfront. Older hotel, could use some upgrading of facilities, but clean and a good staff and overall an excellent stay there. Wellington is a most fascinating and delightful city (a mini-San Francisco in many fun ways), with a beautiful harbour and waterfront and much to explore and enjoy. Excellent and varied restaurants abound, and the hotel is well sited for all that. And be sure to spend time at Te Papa!

We picked the hotel at the last minute because it was unbelievably cheap and had more than 4 stars. How it got 4 stars, one will never know. The room smelled as bad as any bad smelling room can smell...old and bad. The beds were ancient and springy. The staff was fine and helpful....certainly the day staff was nicer....but the woman at the night desk was fine. Not to say that the hotel was without merits...I got a last second room for $74 which is silly low for the location...but as you can see from my review, there is a reason for that.

This is not a 4-star hotel. It is 3 stars at best, primarily because the building is old and worn. I'd guess it is 1960s vintage, and appears not to have been updated since then. The rooms were clean and the location is pretty good (close to the waterfront, national museum, and restaurants). Our mattresses seemed a little too soft and saggy, but perhaps that is a personal preference. Wellington is sometimes windy. We were awakened at 4:00 a.m. by rising winds whistling around the hotel.

we were stopping over for the night to catch the ferry. Hotel was located near all the restaurants and shopping. The only thing is that the room heating was not on when we arrived and the washroom was very cold with no heating.

40 Oriental Parade Wellington

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Courtenay Place and Te Papa
  • Onsite dining
  • 24-hour business center
  • WiFi in rooms and public areas (fees apply)

Bay Plaza Hotel places you within a 10-minute stroll of popular attractions such as Courtenay Place and Te Papa. This 76-room, 3.5-star hotel has round-the-clock conveniences like a business center, room service, and a front desk. Civic Square and Cuba Street Mall are also a short walk from this Wellington hotel.


In addition to a meal at the onsite restaurant, you can also enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with 24-hour room service. Full breakfast is offered for a fee each morning from 6:30 AM to 10 AM.


Bay Plaza Hotel's 76 rooms provide refrigerators, coffee makers, and safes. Guests can expect WiFi and TVs with digital channels. Bathrooms have hair dryers and free toiletries. Phones, ironing boards, and desks are other standard amenities.

Property features

Bay Plaza Hotel features WiFi in public areas, conference space, and a 24-hour business center. Self parking is offered for NZD $18.00 per night. The 24-hour front desk has staff standing by to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. This hotel also has laundry facilities.

Room options

Standard Double Room, 1 Queen Bed

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2