We secured a convenient deal with West Plaza Hotel -a tidy 4 star hotel, exceptionally well located opposite to one of our venues and a panoramic 6 minutes walk from the other. I use it regularly when traveling to Wellington, staff is very kind and service has good standards. I’m not endorsing it, feel free to chose as you wish.
Note that Wellington is hosting the England – New Zealand match of the 2015 Cricket World Cup on Friday 20th of February, therefore accommodation on that week will be priced at a premium, so better to book sooner than later. This deal is valid only till December 12th, 2014.
Below is information provided by the hotel, you select the days that you are staying there. Contact person is Carissa Hancock, Front Office Manager, West Plaza Hotel, <CHancock@westplaza.co.nz>.
Ph: +64 4 473 1440 / Fax: +64 4 473 1454 or Reservations <firstname.lastname@example.org>
|Booking Name||Multicore World Group|
|Reservation Number||363686 (mention this number or just Multicore World Group)|
|RateIn New Zealand Dollars, all taxes included.Breakfast is NOT included.||Sat 14 – Mon 16 (3 nights) – $150.00Tues 17 & Wed 18 – $190.00Thurs 19 & Fri 20 – $265.00Sat 21 & Sun 22 – $150.00|
|Guests to settle account direct|
|Room Type||20 x Double Rooms|
|Number of Guests||To be advised|
|Arrival Date||From Sat 14-Feb-2015|
|Departure Date||Till Mon 23-Feb-2015|
“Please note the date of your arrival and departure. Should you wish to extend your accommodation please advise reception at least 24 hours prior to your departure. Check in time is 2pm on the day of arrival. Check out time is 10am on the day of departure. Car parking is available on a first in basis at $20 per night. We have broadband wireless available in all rooms. If you have any enquiries please contact us on +64 4 473 1440.”
“We are happy to hold these rooms for you until Friday 12th December 2014. At this time any rooms with no names attached will be released from our system. Bookings can still be made after this date but will be subject to availability and on the best available rate of the day. Guests can contact us via Phone – 0800 731 444 or email –email@example.com”
For other accommodation options, visit this page from the Wellington City Council.
While in that site, check all the things to do and see in Wellington, particularly the Top 10 Must-Dos.
Also do check what our friends from Webstock recommend for accommodation and entertainment. Worth have a look, Webstock attracts a completely different crowd (web developers) to Wellington during the same week, but they still have to sleep, eat and drink…
If you are in a student or backpacker budget, there are many options -including a backpacker opposite the venue, plus…
- Student Residences here and here (can’t guarantee that they have rooms, semester is starting -still worth to try)
- Backpackers: this one is also opposite the conference venue.
- Wellington hostels and backpackers are listed here.
- If you use Airbnb here is Wellington’s page.
- Finally, you can just “ask”. For example, to the New Zealand Open Source Society (NZOSS) open chat mailing list.
See you in February 2015!