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ORIENTAL BAY INN

WELLINGTON, NORTH ISLAND, NEW ZEALAND

          Quality accommodations in a quiet, residential location within walking distance of restaurants and the beach along trendy Oriental Bay. Under five driving minutes from Wellington's city center, including New Zealand's outstanding Te Papa museum and under 15 minutes from Wellington Airport.

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QUALITY BED & BREAKFAST:

          Oriental Bay Inn occupies a large house in a quiet neighborhood that overlooks Oriental Bay, the eastern section of Wellington's scalloped inner harbor. Built in the wooden clapboard style common to the residential hillsides of Wellington, Oriental Bay Inn offers guests the opportunity to experience Wellington in a style and location Wellingtonians would envy. The two-story, non-smoking lodging has four guest accom-modations, each a double bedroom furnished with queen beds. All bed-rooms are on the ground floor, as are a common

Double bedroom with queen bed, garden view, and ensuite bathroom at Oriental Bay Inn. Photo © Home At First.
Double bedroom with queen bed, garden view,
and ensuite bathroom at Oriental Bay Inn.

Photo © Home At First

guest sitting room and guest dining

 

room. Rooms are furnished with beds, dressers, chairs, numerous pillows, towel racks, and lamps. Two bedrooms have en suite bathrooms with showers. All bedrooms have satellite TV, DVD, and wireless internet access.

 

 

The breakfast table at Oriental Bay Inn features delightful cooked and Continental breakfast choices, but can be equally appreciated for its convivial conversations among international guests. Photo © Home At First.
The breakfast table at Oriental Bay Inn
features delightful cooked and Continental
breakfast choices, but can be equally
appreciated for its convivial conversations
among international guests.

Photo © Home At First

GUEST FACILITIES
& OTHER SERVICES
:

          All rooms have central heating, individual guest-controlled heat registers, coffee and tea service, and fluffy guest towel/robes. Rooms are serviced daily.
          One of the bedroom suites has its own furnished private patio terrace — ideal for relaxing, snacking, or sipping a glass of wine.
          A delicious cooked or Continental breakfast is provided guests daily in the breakfast room on the upper floor or in the guest dining room.
          There is private, off-street parking. Laundry facilities are

 

available for a fee.

 

Photo © Home At First.
view of THE IMMEDIATE NEIGHBORHOOD & Wellington harbor FROM ORIENTAL BAY INN
Photo © Home At First

LOCATION: WELLINGTON is New Zealand's capital city, second only in population (just under 400,000) to Auckland. Its location at the southwestern corner of the NORTH ISLAND puts it effectively in the middle of the country. Originally settled in 1840, Wellington replaced Auckland as New Zealand's capital in 1865. The city is compact and densely populated owing to the restrictions of its tight natural setting on steep-sided hills surrounding a nearly circular harbor. The harbor entrance leads south into the Cook Strait, which separates New Zealand's North Island from the South Island. Wellington has a large, busy ferry terminal with interisland passenger services. It also has a busy airport with many domestic and international flights. Wellington is prosperous and youthful, with an active restaurant, cultural, and social scene. Perhaps the social center of Wellington extends along the beachfront of its eastern harbor, from the museums of Lambton Quay past yacht basins, beaches, and restaurants of Oriental Bay.

Photo © Home At First.
Wellington, NEW ZEALAND, with its great natural harbor, seen from oriental bay inn
Photo © Home At First

 

 

HOSTING: Janice, the co-owner/hostess at Oriental Bay Inn, is a native Wellingtonian with Scottish roots. She takes great interest in the comfort and welfare of her guests, and she prepares and serves breakfasts beautifully. Outgoing and warm, she becomes an instant friend within minutes of guest arrival. When she finds a free hour, Janice, an avid outdoorswoman, may be found working on her tennis game at her nearby club.

Janice, popular owner/hostess
of Oriental Bay Inn.

Photo © Home At First

 
Janice, popular owner/hostess of Oriental Bay Inn. Photo © Home At First.

 

 

 

 

The setting of Oriental Bay Inn, as viewed from a balcony off the inn's second floor breakfast room. Photo © Home At First.
The setting of Oriental Bay Inn, as viewed from a
balcony off the inn's second floor breakfast room.

Photo © Home At First

THE SETTING: Oriental Bay Inn is set apart from the bustle of Wellington. Its location on the promontory above the eastern end of Oriental Bay ensures a setting with little traffic noise, grand views, and easy access to the city center. A three-minute walk accesses local shops and a fine local café-restaurant at the neighborhood center. A five-minute drive (or 30-

 

minute walk) reaches

Wellington's vibrant city center base near the Te Papa National Museum. Another five-minute drive leads uphill to the scenic overlook atop Mt. Victoria, one of the highest points above Wellington and its harbor, which offers hiking in the hilly parkland. (For those not wanting to drive, frequent Wellington public buses climb up Mt. Victoria and head down into central Wellington along Oriental Parade from the corner bus stop by Oriental Bay Inn.) A 10-15-minute drive south leads to Wellington's international airport which provides quick access to domestic airports throughout New Zealand's NORTH ISLAND and SOUTH ISLAND.

 

 

ACTIVITIES: Wellington attractions include its noted Botanic Gardens, its lively harbor beachfront with several fine museums, none more important than New Zealand's national museum, Te Papa, and numerous fine shops, restaurants, and services, as befitting a world-class capital city.

Te Papa: New Zealand's world-class national
museum on the Wellington waterfront about
30 minutes walk from Oriental Bay Inn.

Photo © Home At First

Te Papa: New Zealand's world-class national museum on the Wellington waterfront about 30 minutes walk from Oriental Bay Inn. Photo © Home At First.

 

 

 

Mountainbikers atop Mt. Victoria (above Oriental Bay Inn) overlooking Wellington. Photo WellingtonNZ.
Mountain bikers atop Mt. Victoria (above
Oriental Bay Inn) overlooking Wellington.

Photo WellingtonNZ.com

AVAILABILITY: For current availability information, call HOME AT FIRST at (800) 523-5842, or contact us by e-mail: info@homeatfirst.com.

NOTES: Although Home At First’s Oriental Bay Inn consistently receives high ratings from HOME AT FIRST guests, please note the following:

• Ground floor guest quarters require no stairs.

• Rooms are spacious and beautifully furnished, but lack closet space.

• A Springer Spaniel is a resident pet at Dunedin House.

 

 

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