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U Residence Hotel

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Down duvets, desk, blackout curtains, soundproofing
50-inch LCD TV with premium TV channels, TV, Netflix
Down duvets, desk, blackout curtains, soundproofing

Overview of U Residence Hotel

U Residence Hotel

4.0 star property
Upscale hotel in city center in Wellington

9.0/10 Superb

332 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Parking available
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
  • Non-smoking
The price is NZ$324
Price available on 22/12/2022
181 Wakefield Street, Wellington, 6011

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In Te Aro
  • Interislander Ferry Terminal - 9 min drive

Getting around

  • Wellington Intl. Airport (WLG) - 15 min drive
  • Paraparaumu (PPQ) - 44 min drive
  • Wellington Kaiwharawhara Station - 5 min drive
  • Wellington Ngauranga Station - 8 min drive
  • Wellington Station - 18 min walk


  • Joe's Garage - 2 min walk
  • Field & Green - 2 min walk
  • Pandoro - 3 min walk
  • Dragons Chinese Restaurant - 3 min walk
  • Tommy Millions - 3 min walk

About this property

U Residence Hotel

A great choice for a stay in Wellington, U Residence Hotel is just 4.4 mi (7.1 km) from the airport. Guests can enjoy the fitness center, and continental breakfast is available daily. Fellow travelers say great things about the comfortable beds and helpful staff.



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out

Safety measures

Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 12 rooms
  • Arranged over 1 level


  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Express check-out available
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • There is no front desk at this property
  • Guests planning to arrive outside of normal check-in hours must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions and lockbox information; access will be through a private entrance
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
  • You will be asked to provide the property with a copy of your government-issued photo ID after booking
  • If you are planning to arrive after 5:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
  • For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Up to 2 children (5 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding
  • Babysitting*


  • Pets allowed (dogs only, 1 per room)*
  • Service animals welcome
  • Specific rooms only, restrictions apply*
  • Pets must be supervised
  • Food and water bowls available


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Onsite parking available only on request
  • Onsite parking limited
  • Offsite parking nearby (NZD 35 per night; reservations required)
  • Street parking available

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
  • No alcohol served onsite

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Continental breakfast (surcharge) each morning 8:00 AM–10:00 AM

Traveling with children

  • Children stay free (see details)
  • Babysitting (surcharge)

What to do

  • Beach nearby


  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Umbrellas


  • 1 building/tower
  • Built in 2007
  • Terrace
  • Fitness center


  • Elevator
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to elevator
  • Well-lit path to entrance


  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 50-inch LCD TV
  • Premium TV channels
  • Netflix

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Washer and dryer
  • Laundry detergent

Sleep well

  • Down comforter
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Rollaway/extra bed (surcharge)
  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • Furnished balcony

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen
  • Stovetop
  • Oven
  • Toaster
  • Cookware, dishes, and utensils
  • Dishwasher

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Continental breakfast is offered for an extra charge of NZD 20 per person (approximately)
  • Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability)
  • Credit card charges are subject to an extra charge of 2 percent

Children & extra beds

  • Babysitting is available for an extra charge
  • Rollaway beds are available for NZD 35.0 per day


  • Service animals exempt from fees
  • Pets are allowed for an extra charge of NZD 40 per pet, per night


  • Parking is available nearby and costs NZD 35 per night
  • Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve onsite parking

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Children under 15 years old are not allowed in the fitness facility without adult supervision

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.


Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a smoke detector on site.

This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly).

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

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At Home Hotel Wellington
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Apartment U Residence Hotel
U Residence Hotel (formerly At Home Wellington)
At Home Wellington City
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Frequently asked questions

Does U Residence Hotel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, U Residence Hotel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at U Residence Hotel?
As of 28 November 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at U Residence Hotel on 22 December 2022 start from NZ$324, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at U Residence Hotel?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property and guests are provided with hand sanitizer. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at U Residence Hotel?
Yes, dogs are welcome, with a limit of 1 per room. There's a charge of NZD 40 per pet, per night. Service animals are exempt from fees. Food and water bowls are available.
Is parking offered on site at U Residence Hotel?
Yes. Parking spots may be limited.
What are the check-in and check-out times at U Residence Hotel?
You can check in from 2:00 PM - 10:00 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM. Late check-out is available for a charge (subject to availability). Express check-out and contactless check-in and check-out are available.
What is there to do at U Residence Hotel and nearby?
Maintain your daily exercise routine at the gym.
Are there restaurants at or near U Residence Hotel?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include Tommy Millions (3-min walk), Enigma Café (3-min walk), and Great India (3-min walk).
Does U Residence Hotel have self-catered rooms fitted with kitchens or kitchenettes?
Yes, a kitchen is available in every room, and also includes a coffee maker, a toaster, and cookware.
Does U Residence Hotel have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a furnished balcony.
What's the area around U Residence Hotel like?
U Residence Hotel is in Te Aro, a short 1-minute walk from Wellington Central Business District and 3 minutes' walk from Te Papa. Travelers say the area is walkable and good for shopping.

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



8/10 Very good

Entry Challenge
We chose this hotel because of its close proximity to the cultural museum - which by the way is a must see. We are an older couple and had a very difficult time with the contactless registration and entry. It was a frustrating start but the person in charge was helpful when we finally met him. The room itself was OK and there was plenty of space. There was a balcony but it was cold we didn't use it besides there really wasn't much of a view and there was construction going on nearby. The room was fairly clean And the amenities were nice. This was the only place though on our entire trip of 40 days where we opened the refrigerator and the milk was curdled. Not a very good attention to detail by whoever worked the room. The location was excellent. I thought the bed was super comfortable but my husband had a very hard time sleeping. We will probably look at other places next time in Wellington.
rebecca, 2-night trip
Verified guest review

2/10 Poor

NOT pet friendly!
1-night family trip
Verified guest review

2/10 Poor

I stayed on Sunday night. 28th August. I usually stay here a lot and never had any problems but had a terrible stay. 2 large parties where happening at once out of different rooms. They were loud all night and no one did anything or even ask them to turn the volume down. I didn’t sleep at all because of the noise and it was a terrible stay.
Jack, 1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

4/10 Fair

Service from U Residence was good - after the 5 emails from Expedia! Unfortunately the car parking ticket was not there. The windows either are not sealed or need to be resealed as the wind blew straight through the whole night
Alex, 1-night business trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Vickie, 3-night trip
Verified Wotif guest review

8/10 Very good

Close to tepapa
Marie, 2-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

6/10 Good

Great location near Te Papa. Spacious. Some staffs were friendly and helpful. Every time I was entering or exiting the building, there were smokers by the building entrance. Air condition unit was loud. Some amenities in the room were not very clean (badly stained cup, rusty soap dispenser in the wash basin, etc) and hot water was poor in pressure. After-hour over-the-phone check-in staff was accessible and helpful. Check-out was inconvenient. Expedia website states that the reception opens at 8am but no one was available. When called the number, I was told that the reception opens at 9am and was told that reception was on the ground floor which was not the case. The reception was at the opposite end to the entrance to the hotel part of the hallway and was not sign posted well. Staff was slightly late but was very helpful and friendly.
A Ram, 2-night business trip
Verified Expedia guest review

2/10 Poor

Do not stay here!! The place is really tired and overpriced. It is advertised as having a gym but they don’t give you access to it, it’s noisy when it’s windy and the shower is either freezing or scalding hot; either option has no water pressure!!
Stuart, 1-night business trip
Verified Wotif guest review

8/10 Very good

Angela, 1-night trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

Decent sized room, bigger than a normal hotel room, lovely balcony and very quiet. The only disappointment was the shower, it took 5 mins for it to warm up (there was a sign advising this) and only dribbled out.
lyn, 2-night trip with friends
Verified Wotif guest review