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Dear guests and concerned travellers, please rest assured that the Bolton Hotel is operating as usual, our building is over 100% of earthquake code and has only suffered superficial damage as a result of the earthquake on the 14th of November. For up to date information about...

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Need unlimited, high speed Internet? You got it.

Most of us wouldn’t dream of leaving home without our smartphones which makes it hard to imagine how people in the 19th century survived without the internet, computer or mobile phones. We all need ‘an office away from the office’ when we travel and access to high speed...

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Visa WOAP! 2016

Visa Wellington on a Plate is New Zealand’s largest and tastiest culinary festival and being foodies, we at the Bolton Hotel just love being part of it.  So much so that 2016 marks the fifth year that the Bolton Hotel has been a sponsor.  The festival held in Wellington every...

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TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

The Bolton Hotel has been awarded a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence, yet again, for outstanding service. This is the sixth time in a row that we’ve won the award, having won it for the first time in 2011. We’re thrilled to be winners again, and have proudly put our...

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The Bolton

One of the most talked about additions to our new lobby is the model ship. It’s a replica of the Bolton, one of the first immigrant ships to arrive in New Zealand during the 19th Century. Many of Wellington’s prominent streets such as Cuba and Tory were named after those...

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Artisan Dining House - Awards and Accolades

Experience the atmosphere and culinary art Wellington has to offer, starting at the Bolton Hotel. Artisan Dining House at the Bolton is a creatively suave dining experience, with the romance of white linen tablecloths, crisply folded napkins and elegant stemware. You’ll...

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Bolton Hotel Refurbishment

We were determined to create something special when we recently refurbished the Bolton Hotel as part of our 10-year anniversary celebrations. Being independent gave us the opportunity to express ourselves differently from other hotels. We wanted to create a 5-star atmosphere:...

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Friends of the Bolton Street Cemetery

The Bolton Hotel has been part of Wellington since 2005 but our connection to the city goes much further back than that. In 1840 the British began colonizing New Zealand and many of Wellington’s prominent streets were named after the ships that came here. Bolton Street and...

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What a Performance

Since 2012 the Bolton Hotel has been a major sponsor of The Performance Arcade, an annual Live Art mini festival that takes place in a series of architecturally arranged shipping containers on the bustling Wellington waterfront. Inside each container are spaces for...

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Bolton Hotel sets the hotel technology bar...again

Bolton Hotel lead the way with iPad rollout in August 2013. Wellington's only boutique five star hotel was amongst the first to install iPads in every guest room, further embracing the advances of technology they also had an App custom built making accessing hotel...

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Harris Rose finds new home on Bolton Street

175 years ago The Bolton Ship arrived on Wellington’s shores carrying keen gardener Sophia Harris, with a piece of her homeland; a rose, which survived the hazardous journey in a potato. This historical rose, now known as the 'Harris Rose' is now set to return to the capital...

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