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There are plenty of things to see and do in Wellington, from exploring the waterfront to visiting museums and galleries. However, finding the right family-friendly accommodation can be a challenge. In this article, we’ll explore the top family-friendly hotels in Wellington, so you can plan your next family trip with ease.

Novotel Wellington **** 

You and your children will love the outstanding service and great location of this thoughtful four-star-plus hotel. Like all Novotel hotels around the world, Novotel Wellington offers free accommodation and breakfast for two accompanying children under 16 sharing a room with parents, plus there are entertainment and play areas in the lobby and a special gift for your small humans when they arrive. Following through on the kid-friendly vibes Novotel Wellington’s in-house eatery Caucus Restaurant and Bar has a dedicated children’s menu.

Boulcott Suites ***** 

With all of the comforts, amenities and space of a house, a home away home sounds like a cliché until you stay at Boulcott Suites. Centrally-located in downtown Wellington, Boulcott Suites is a unique 5-star apartment hotel that’s completely ideal for families and groups of friends travelling together, as you can base yourself in a suite, townhouse or penthouse, which range from one to four bedrooms. Those on the road or with young children will be delighted that the suites each have washing machines and dryers.

Rydges Wellington **** 

If you like to choose hotels based on their restaurants and recreational facilities, then put family-friendly Rydges Wellington at the top of your list. This four-star-plus hotel has a range of rooms, including 19 apartment-style suites complete with washer and dryer facilities – perfect for a longer stay or family holidays with the children. No matter which room type you choose, all have kitchenettes and views out over the harbour or city.

Mövenpick Hotel Wellington ***** 

A five-star, family-friendly hotel perched above the city and surrounded by nature. Positioned on a hill overlooking the Cuba Precinct and surrounded by trees, Mövenpick Wellington feels like a peaceful retreat from the city – that’s still in the city. With great options for kids, Mövenpick is a five-star experience for the whole family. There’s a full range of amenities and services for little ones, including a dedicated kids’ play area, and interconnecting rooms available. Get your body moving in the 12m indoor heated lap pool, and take the whole family along to run amok during special kids hours. If you’d prefer to get some fresh air, beautiful walks and parks are nearby, including Brooklyn Central Park with its epic flying fox and playground. It wouldn’t be a Mövenpick Hotel without a few chocolate treats. If you’ve got a sweet tooth, don’t miss Mövenpick’s signature experience, Chocolate Hour. Indulge in 60 mouth-watering minutes of complimentary cocoa indulgence every afternoon with live demonstrations like icing cupcakes, to make sure your day is a delicious one. Keep the chocolate goodness going and enjoy 24-hour Sundae Service. Take your pick from Mövenpick’s signature ice cream sundaes and have it delivered straight to your room, any time of day or night.

Wellington is a fantastic city to explore with your family, and with the right accommodation, your trip can be even more enjoyable. From luxurious hotels to affordable options, there are plenty of family-friendly hotels in Wellington to choose from. Whether you’re looking for a central location or a place with plenty of activities for kids, you’ll find what you need.

Find out more about visiting Wellington with children in our free guide.

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