This stylish boutique hotel is sure to impress with its funky contemporary decor and award winning restaurant Hippopotamus serving delectable French style cuisine. The paintings, sculptures, and limited edition super bikes adorning the foyer are all by New Zealand artists and are from owner Chris Parkin’s private collection; reflecting his own personal style and taste in art. The hotel also offers an art guide which can be borrowed from reception so you can walk around and find out a bit more about some of the featured artwork, sculptures and the artists who created them.
No detail of this iconic hotel has been overlooked with elaborate lobby bathrooms, art on each floor and stylish rooms with great amenities. There’s a wide range of elegantly dressed rooms all boasting views of either the harbor or the city. Gorgeous large bathrooms with deep baths and rain showers are available in most rooms and many with private balconies. For those that like to have a little extra while away, check into one of their Apartment Rooms which offer the same luxuries as the hotel but with espresso machines, in room laundry and cooking facilities. These rooms are perfect for long stays, business travelers or anyone who just wants the added perks! Lets not forget they even have a pillow menu for your firmness preference. Hotel amenities also include a small gym, indoor lap pool and hot tub to use at your leisure.
Situated in the heart of Wellington, Museum Art Hotel is only steps away from all of the best things “The Coolest Capital” has to offer. The waterfront and New Zealand’s famous Te Papa museum are right across the road while a 5 minute walk will bring you to the buzzing Courtney Place which is home to all the trendiest bars, clubs, restaurants and theaters.
Wine and Dine
Head up to the 3rd floor for one of Wellington’s premier dining haunts. Hippopotamus is Museum Art Hotel’s own award winning French restaurant serving to die for cocktails and authentic French cuisine by world renowned chef Laurent Loudeac. Not only will you be transported to another era by the gorgeous decor, but being served by the exceptional French waitstaff will transport you all the way to France.
The Museum Art Hotel is the perfect base for anyone visiting the capital of New Zealand, famed for its art and theater influence. Rated by Yahoo as one of the top 10 Art Hotels in the world, its funky atmosphere and first class service is sure to make a lasting impression.
We had an exceptional stay in The Harbor View Executive Suite with its gorgeous view of the city’s waterfront, comfy king bed and rain shower! Not to mention my partner was loving the Sky Sports Channels and watching the English premier league in the lounge at 2am while I slept like a baby behind the sliding door. We would have gladly spent the evening relaxing in the deep bath with glasses of wine had the thought of world class French cuisine not been calling our names. A special thanks to the Museum Art Hotel, it’s wonderful staff and especially Rebecca Reed for making our stay such a personal and memorable experience.
Museum Art Hotel
90 Cable Street
Phone: +64 4 802 8900