Wellington and the Wairarapa Hotels


Shepherd's Arms Speight's Ale House

At a Glance


  • reasonably priced
  • fairly close to the city
  • a short walk to the Botanic Gardens


  • there can be some noise from the bar crowd

Shepherd's Arms Speight's Ale House Review

New Zealand's oldest hotel, which has rooms with private baths, is a place to soak up history and mingle with the locals. Head to the bar and mix with Wellington's after-work crowd; old photos on the wall show the city in the hotel's early days. The Ale House serves an excellent steak.

    Hotel Details

  • 12 rooms
  • Rate includes no meals.
  • Credit cards accepted.
Updated: 02-18-2014

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