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Citylife Wellington offers modern 4-star accommodations in the heart of Wellington’s trendy shopping area of Lambton Quay. It features a fully equipped fitness center and guests enjoy free unlimited WiFi access. Guests at CityLife Wellington Hotel can choose between studios with open-plan sleeping and living areas, or larger 1 and 2-bedroom apartments with separate living rooms and kitchens. All accommodations includes a flat-screen TV with cable channels, a DVD player, refrigerator and microwave. Each bathroom features a hairdryer and Manuka Spa toiletries. Selected local restaurants can deliver dinner directly to your room. Citylife Wellington is just 1 minute’s walk from the Lambton Quay Cable Car terminal. TSB Arena, Queens Wharf Ferry Terminal and the waterfront are a 5-minute walk away.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.4 for a two-person trip.

CityLife Wellington has been welcoming guests since Sep 2, 2009

Property Highlights

Located in the best-rated area in Wellington, this hotel has an excellent location score of 9.5

Parking available at the hotel

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Room Type
1 queen bed
Bedroom 1:
1 full bed
Bedroom 2:
1 full bed
Bedroom 1:
1 full bed
Bedroom 2:
1 full bed
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Travel Sustainable Level 2
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Guest reviews


Value for money
Free WiFi
High score for Wellington
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  • Tatiana
    New ZealandNew Zealand
    the location, the comfort and the warmth. a quiet and very central place to stay in the city.
  • Ryan
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    The location was great, and the staff was very accommodating.
  • Karren
    New ZealandNew Zealand
    Location in the heart of the CBD was good and right by the bus stops. Very clean and tidy.
  • J
    New ZealandNew Zealand
    Rooms were big i think I got upgraded to two room which I didn't really need. Surprised there was full kitchen and laundry which again I didn't need but nice to know if anyone from out of town asks me I can recommend you.
  • Lauren
    New ZealandNew Zealand
    2bdrm apartment was so spacious. The room had everything, including heaters, 2 TVs, washer and dryer, 2 toilets, dishwasher and was serviced daily. The beds were perfect size and so comfy. Surprisingly quiet for Lambton Quay facing (although stay...
  • Globaltravels-1
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Wonderful location, very nice suite, clean, well equipped, comfortable bed. Staff very friendly and helpful, always a smile and a pleasant greeting.
  • Brenda
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    The location was awesome.....walking distance to everything. The beds were comfortable and the staff was helpful.
  • Beverly
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Location was excellent, right in the middle of the shopping district downtown. Also liked having the toilet room in the main bedroom, this was a nice surprise.
  • Poto
    New ZealandNew Zealand
    I chose CityLife for location to business commitments. The bed was amazing, spotless as usual.
  • Becky
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    The downtown location was perfect. There was a grocery store a few doors down. Walking distance to great restaurants and to the waterfront. The Northern Explorer train station was also walking distance.

Property questions and answers
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  • Is there a separate tumble dryer in the room? Or a washing machine/tumble dryer combo?

    Hi There, Our One and Two Bedroom Suites comes with a washing machine and a separate dryer.
    Answered on 17 May 2021
  • Do you have a unit with 4 separate beds

    Hi There, Unfortunately, we do not have suites that has 4 separate beds. However, we would recommend our Two Bedroom Suite (1 Queen 2 Single) with an ..
    Answered on 10 March 2021
  • is free parking available?

    Car parking is available for all guests on a first come first serve basis. You can use our vehicles entrance on 14 Gilmer Terrace. Upon check in our r..
    Answered on 6 April 2021
  • Hello is there a full kitchenette with all the rooms? i.e a hobb, sink and fridge

    Hi there, thank you for getting in touch with us. We have full kitchenette in all our 1 and 2 Bedroom Suites except for our Studio Rooms.
    Answered on 14 December 2020
  • Your 2bdrm suites would it have 2 singles in 1 of the room

    Hi there, Our Two Bedroom suite does have an option of (2 Queen) or (1 Queen 2 Single). However it is subject to availablity.
    Answered on 4 August 2021
  • Hello I’m booking for 1 adult and 2 children both 13 yrs old. Would I need to ask for an extra bed to be added at an extra price? TY

    Hi there, we would suggest our Two Bedroom Executive Suite for 1 adult 2 children (13yrs old) instead of One Bedroom Exec. As one bedroom only comes w..
    Answered on 25 May 2021
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Hotel area info *

Amenities of CityLife Wellington
Great facilities! Review score, 8.5

Most popular amenities
  • Parking on site
  • Free WiFi
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Fitness center
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Room service
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Tea/Coffee Maker in All Rooms
  • Bar
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Alarm clock
  • Electric kettle
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Happy hour
    Additional charge
Living Area
  • Sitting area
  • Desk
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable channels
  • CD player
  • DVD player
  • Telephone
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Tea/Coffee maker
WiFi is available in the rooms and is free of charge.
Public parking is available on site (reservation is not needed) and costs NZD 31 per day.
  • Street parking
  • Electric vehicle charging station
  • Accessible parking
Front Desk Services
  • Concierge
  • Baggage storage
  • Tour desk
  • Express check-in/out
  • 24-hour front desk
Cleaning Services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Ironing service
  • Dry cleaning
  • Laundry
Business Facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying
  • Business center
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
    Additional charge
Safety & security
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Key card access
  • Safe
  • Shuttle service
    Additional charge
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Smoke-free property
  • Wake-up service
  • Heating
  • Car rental
  • Elevator
  • Family rooms
  • Ironing facilities
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Iron
  • Room service
  • Fitness center
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Hindi
  • Turkish
  • Chinese

House rules

CityLife Wellington takes special requests – add in the next step!


From 2:00 PM


Until 10:00 AM



Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Refundable damage deposit

A damage deposit of NZD 200 is required on arrival. That's about 120.17USD. This will be collected as a cash payment. You should be reimbursed on check-out. Your deposit will be refunded in full, in cash, subject to an inspection of the property.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

0 - 2 years
Crib upon request
3+ years
Extra bed upon request
NZD 50 per person, per night

Prices for cribs and extra beds aren't included in the total price. They'll have to be paid for separately during your stay.

The number of extra beds and cribs allowed depends on the option you choose. Check your selected option for more info.

All cribs and extra beds are subject to availability.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18


Pets are not allowed.


When booking more than 4 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Mastercard Visa Eftpos JCB American Express Cash CityLife Wellington accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

Please note that parking entrance is located at 14 Gilmer Terrace, and the main entrance at Lambton Quay offers pedestrian access only.

Please note that there is a 1.5% charge when you pay with a credit card.

Please note there is a strict “No Party Policy” at the property.

Please note that CityLife Wellington requires full accommodations plus a $50 credit card pre-authorization or cash deposit upon check in.

Due to Covid-19, Living Room for breakfast is currently unavailable. However, alternative arrangements have been made. Please speak to reception on arrival.

A damage deposit of NZD 200 is required on arrival. That's about 120.17USD. This will be collected as a cash payment. You should be reimbursed on check-out. Your deposit will be refunded in full, in cash, subject to an inspection of the property.

FAQs about CityLife Wellington

  • Check-in at CityLife Wellington is from 2:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM.

  • CityLife Wellington is 1,650 feet from the center of Wellington. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • Room options at CityLife Wellington include:

    • Studio
    • Suite

  • CityLife Wellington offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Fitness center
    • Happy hour

  • The prices at CityLife Wellington may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.