Accommodations in Wellington range from no-frills backpacker hostels and motel units, to classic bed-and-breakfasts in colonial-era villas, to sleek central hotels. As more people move into the city, apartments moonlighting as "serviced-apartment" hotels are gaining steam. Rates are significantly more expensive than those of the average motel, but the apartments, such as City Life Wellington,
are a good option if you're planning to stay a while. Most of these apartment-hotel hybrids have weekend or long-term specials.
Lodgings generally do not have air-conditioning, but the temperate weather in Wellington rarely warrants it.
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