Sofitel Wellington

Sofitel Wellington
11 Bolton Street
Wellington Central
Wellington 6011
New Zealand

Modern French Luxury Hotel

(Ratings: On a scale of 1 to 10, with 1 = Worst and 10 = Best)
Overall: 8
Visited: Oct-2022
Ambience & Setting: 8
Food & Beverage: 8
Service: 8
Value for Money: 9
Budget about SGD $640 per person.
- $540 Accommodation 4D3N
- $100 Room Service F&B

Nearby Attractions: Museum Of New Zealand / Te Papa Tongarewa, Courtenay Place, Cuba Street Mall, Mount Kaukau, Mount Victoria Lookout, Wellington Botanic Garden, Matiu / Somes Island, Wellington Zoo, Space Place At Carter Observatory, Massey Memorial, Plimmer's Ark, The Beehive Parliament Building, Zealandia, Wellington Cable Car, Frank Kitts Park, Queen's Wharf, Brooklyn Wind Turbine, Wrights Hill Fortress, Red Rocks Reserve, Princess Bay, Museum Of Wellington City & Sea, City Gallery, Katherine Mansfield House, Colonial Cottage Museum

Hotel Facilities: Business Centre, Free Wi-Fi, Conference Rooms, Gymnasium, Laundry Service, Dry-Cleaning Service, 1 Restaurant (Jardin Grill), 1 Bar (La Serre), Cable TV With Bose Sound System, Lobby Lounge, Library & Game Rental, Currency Exchange Service

Hotel Activities: Work Out, Internet Surfing, Meetings, Dining, Reading, Board Games


Located about 20 minutes drive away from the Wellington international airport in Wellington, New Zealand, the Sofitel Wellington is a French-styled 'art de viver' 5-star business hotel, conveniently located near business, entertainment, arts, and nature areas. In fact, I managed to get around to most places just by walking!

Ambience at Sofitel Wellington exudes an elegant sophistication befitting of modern luxury. The combination of natural light, marble floor tiles, black panelled walls, and plush lounge chairs in cream, brown, and green, appear attractive and comfortable. The open reception appears welcoming and accessible, though the corridors are dark and narrow.

Rooms at Sofitel Wellington are clean, comfortable, and cozy. I stayed at the Superior Room, which features the signature Sofitel 'MyBed', designed to elevate sleep to luxurious heights with its exceptional comfort. The modern bathroom with rain shower, resplendent with white marble and gold lamp finishes, is stocked with French amenities. The in-room wifi is fast and stable, but the smart cable television only has a small amount of channels, though the Bose sound system has good clarity.

Food at Sofitel Wellington is served at the French restaurant Jardin Grill. The kitchen takes pride in serving well-executed, exquisite dishes, everything I had here was excellent. Ingredients are fresh, and dishes made to order with just a short wait. The limited seating means the restaurant tends to be fully booked, and advance reservations are recommended.

Service at Sofitel Wellington is professional and efficient, attentive and welcoming. Guests are promptly accorded attention, with tasks carried out quickly. Housekeeping is hardworking and keeps the place clean. Kudos to Yu Ting and Christian for being so accommodating with requests, and for making each interaction pleasant!

Facilities & Activities
The facilities and activities at Sofitel Wellington is generally pitched at business travellers, with good meeting room facilities and equipment, and plenty of foyer space for networking. Their location in the city centre helps as well, as does the business-esque French dining at the restaurant. Noticed plenty of meetings going on here. Also love how their location is within 30 minutes or less walking distance from the majority of attractions in Wellington.


Sofitel Wellington 01 - Exterior Facade

Sofitel Wellington 02 - Bedroom

Sofitel Wellington 03 - Living Room

Sofitel Wellington 04 - Bathroom

Sofitel Wellington 05 - Rain Shower

Sofitel Wellington 06 - Gymnasium

Sofitel Wellington 07 - Business Centre

Sofitel Wellington 08 - Conference Lounge

Sofitel Wellington 09 - Jardin Grill Seating

Sofitel Wellington 10 - Lobby Lounge

Sofitel Wellington 11 - Library & Game Rental

Sofitel Wellington 12 - La Serre

Sofitel Wellington 13 - Reception

Sofitel Wellington 14 - Meeting Room Foyer

Sofitel Wellington 15 - Jardin Grill Private Booth