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City Cottages

4.0 star property
Upscale apartment within easy reach of Te Papa

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City Cottages

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Front of property
Living room
Living area
Private kitchen

Overview of City Cottages

9.6 out of 10 Exceptional
9.6/10 Exceptional

Property highlights

  • Kitchen
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Separate bedrooms
5-7 Tonks Grove, Wellington, 6011
Main amenities
  • 2 smoke-free apartments
  • Near the beach
  • Air conditioning
  • Garden
  • Self-serve laundry
Feel at home
  • Cribs/infant beds (surcharge)
  • Kitchen
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Private bathroom
  • Separate bedroom
  • Separate dining area

Room options

City Cottage

  • 42 sq m
  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Queen Bed

City Cottage, 1 Queen Bed

  • 42 sq m
  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Queen Bed

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Te Aro
  • Te Papa - 15 min walk
  • Wellington Central Business District - 1 min drive
  • Cuba Street Mall - 2 min drive
  • Wellington Zoo - 5 min drive
  • Interislander Ferry Terminal - 6 min drive

Getting around

  • Wellington Intl. Airport (WLG) - 14 min drive
  • Paraparaumu (PPQ) - 43 min drive
  • Wellington Kaiwharawhara Station - 6 min drive
  • Wellington Ngauranga Station - 8 min drive
  • Wellington Station - 27 min walk


  • Ortega - Fish Shack & Bar - 16 min walk
  • Pizzeria Napoli - 14 min walk
  • Scopa Caffe Cucina - 5 min walk
  • Havana Bar - 3 min walk
  • Pizza Pomodoro - 8 min walk

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire apartment to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

City Cottages

Located 4.3 mi (7 km) from the airport, City Cottages puts you 0.8 mi (1.2 km) from Te Papa and 2.7 mi (4.3 km) from Interislander Ferry Terminal. Freebies like WiFi and self parking are added perks, and guests looking to stay active can check out the nearby scuba diving and segway rentals/tours. Apartments feature bonuses like kitchens and washers/dryers, along with premium bedding and dining tables.



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Property is professionally cleaned
Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance


  • Check-in time from 2 PM - 8 AM
  • Express check-in/out available
  • Minimum check-in age: 20
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

  • There is no front desk at this property
  • Guests planning to arrive outside of normal check-in hours will receive an email with special check-in instructions and an access code; access will be through a private entrance

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 20


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome

Property amenities


  • Near the beach


  • Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Free uncovered self parking on site
  • Limited onsite parking (max 1 space per unit)

Family friendly

  • Cribs (infant beds): NZD 20.0 per night
  • Highchair
  • Travel crib


  • Refrigerator
  • Stovetop
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Toaster
  • Electric kettle
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils


  • Dining table


  • Premium bedding
  • Bed sheets provided
  • Rollaway/extra beds: NZD 30.0 per day


  • Bathtub or shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Shampoo
  • Towels provided
  • Hair dryer

Living spaces

  • Dining room


  • TV with digital service

Outdoor areas

  • Garden
  • Outdoor furniture


  • Dryer
  • Laundry facilities


  • Air conditioning
  • Heating


  • Service animals only (pets not allowed)


  • No elevators
  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Iron/ironing board
  • No housekeeping

Location highlights

  • In the entertainment district
  • In the historical district

Things to do

  • Golf nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby
  • Segway rentals/tours nearby
  • Sailing nearby

Safety features

  • Smoke detector


  • 2 rooms
  • 1 floor
  • 2 buildings
  • Built in 1880
  • Victorian architecture

Fees & policies

Children & extra beds

  • Cribs/infant beds are available for NZD 20.0 per night
  • Rollaway beds are available for NZD 30.0 per day

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

The property is professionally cleaned; disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.
This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties.
Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.
This property does not have elevators.
Guests can rest easy knowing there's a smoke detector on site.
This property accepts major credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

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City Cottages Apartment Wellington
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Frequently asked questions

Does City Cottages offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, City Cottages does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at City Cottages?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at City Cottages?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at City Cottages?
Yes, there's free self parking. Onsite parking is limited (max 1 space per unit).
What are the check-in and check-out times at City Cottages?
You can check in from 2 PM - 8 AM. Check-out time is 10 AM. Express check-in and check-out and contactless check-in and check-out are available.
What is there to do at City Cottages and nearby?
Have fun with activities like cycling, sailing, and scuba diving, and practice your swing at the nearby golf course. Additional recreation nearby includes ecotours and segway rentals. City Cottages also has a garden.
Does City Cottages have a kitchen or kitchenette?
Yes, there is a kitchen which also includes a coffee maker, a toaster, and cookware.
What's the area around City Cottages like?
City Cottages is a short 4-minute walk from Wellington Central Business District and 6 minutes' walk from Massey University.







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Property conditions & facilities


10/10 Exceptional

great place to stay while visiting WN
Ron, 1-night trip
Verified Wotif guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Great location just off Cuba St and we really liked the modern kitchen and laundry space.
Adrienne, 4-night family trip
Verified Wotif guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Very pleasantly surprised by the size and facilities of the cottage, it had everything we needed. Spotlessly clean and nicely decorated and so close to everything.
Gillian, 1-night romance trip
Verified Wotif guest review

8/10 Very Good

great location, and free parking
1-night family trip
Verified Wotif guest review

10/10 Exceptional

business and pleasure
What a great find. top of Cuba street, very quiet even if close to the Motorway entrance and very clean and roomy and comfortable, everything you need. Close to all the eateries and all of downtown Wellington. Comfy bed, home away from home. The host was a great guy, nothing was too hard, helped out with a change on booking, and made sure we had all the details for our arrival. Also very private with a cosy courtyard, excellent heating. We will be back
Rob, 7-night business trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

We enjoyed our stay here. Cottage cosy, clean and everything we needed. Location was PERFECT! Right at the top of Cuba Street, close to restaurants, cafes and bars. Close to motorway for departure. We walked everywhere. Total recommend. Will definitely use again next time in Wellington. Thank you. Just one thing... we didn’t have any teaspoons.. thought it a bit odd but we managed without lol!
2-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

It was clean and tidy biggerand more comfortable than a motel Great position we could walk to everything
2-night family trip
Verified Lastminute guest review

8/10 Very Good

Excellent convenient place to stay. Close to Cuba street and all it has to offer.
Liz, 1-night romance trip
Verified Wotif guest review

10/10 Exceptional

My cottage was clean and very comfortable, fantastic location, easy instructions to access the cottage on arrival and the lock box to leave my gear once I had checked out was brilliant. I loved sitting in the courtyard with my morning coffee and listening to the tui in the kowhai. I’ll definitely rebook for my next trip to Wellington.
2-night family trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

1-night trip
Verified CheapTickets guest review