The Richmond Guest House in Wellington New Zealand
The Richmond Guest House Wellington New Zealand Guesthouse Bed and Breakfast B&B Lodgings Accommodations

Host: John Cairns


Bedrooms: 12 (all with there own ensuite bathrooms).

Address: 116 Brougham Street, Wellington, New Zealand

Telephone: + 64 4 93945,
Free phone: 0800 939939 (NZ only)

Fax: 0064 (0)4 939 4569

Attractions\Activities: Wellington, the capital of New Zealand, offers an unforgettable city experience in a natural setting. It is located between a beautiful harbour and rolling green hills. Wellington has excellent shopping, professional theatre and cafes and restaurants all close to untouched nature spots.

Wellington is only two kilometers wide so it can be explored easily on foot. Te Papa, New Zealand’s national museum is on the waterfront. Walk to Te Papa from a central city restaurant and stop at a local fashion store or an art gallery on the way. Wellington is the arts and culture capital of New Zealand. Festivals and events are held here throughout the year. A highlight is the bi-annual New Zealand Festival – a month long arts festival. Wellington is for nature lovers as well as arts and culture enthusiasts.

  • Te Papa Museum, Old St Pauls & St Pauls Cathedral
  • Cable Car, Parliament
  • The Botanical Gardens, Mt. Victoria Lookout
  • Courtenay Place

"If you are looking for a very clean, comfortable, well priced, place to stay in Wellington, this is a good choice. All rooms come with clean ensuites bathroom and include breakfast. This B&B includes a nice kitchen for you to use, laundry, and a comfy TV room with Sky cable and all the channels. It's a five minute walk to downtown and they offer a phone with an honest box for local calls. Cheap way to set up your adventures."

"Where to begin. having spent a month at the Richmond all I can say is it was time well spent. For may reasons too numerous to mention. If you are a rugby fan then John is more than happy to tell which teams are good ! The rooms are comfortable and serviced regularly and all have en-suite bathrooms. there are also clothes washing facilities and tea at any time of the day. On the whole a well kept bed and breakfast which is close enough to all the tourists attractions but quite enough to make you think you are home. Keep up the good work."

"The owner is very friendly and welcoming. We stayed there for 5 weeks and did not miss anything. There was everything available for our convenience. A very warm and comfortable place, a home away from home."

"Warm and cozy, private bathroom was clean, John was welcoming and friendly. Would recommend to anyone traveling to Wellington. Breakfast is served early, which helps when on a business trip. Will book again."

"We spent a week at Richmond guest house. Everybody was kind and made us feel like at home. The hotel is located 20 minutes far from the city center and has all facilities. Very good breakfast, laundry service, fresh towels every day."

"John was an amazing host, very friendly, had great stories, and extremely accommodating. The room itself was massive, and the antique furniture was a great touch!"

"We would definitely come back and stay here in the future! Definitely one of the best deals in Wellington!"

"From the welcome by John, our host, through to the farewells we have found this accommodation to be great."

General Information: The Richmond Guest House is a 100 year old villa nestled in a quiet street in Mt. Victoria, just five minutes walk to the city via Courtney place, made into a guest house by its current owner and proprietor John Cairns. We have 12 rooms all with there own ensuite bathrooms.

For the past few months we have been renovating and redecorating taking all the ceilings back to there original splendor with plaster ceilings and cornices etc. putting all new wood colonial architraves around every room windows and doors  putting new plaster centers in all rooms to accommodate the new light fittings to match the era and to finish off a lot of new paint and wall paper to what I would call a fine finish. But you can be the judge by the new photos or come and stay.

  • Clean, comfortable accommodation at an affordable price
  • En-suite rooms, many facilities, central location and free parking
  • We have a guests kitchen and dining room where complimentary tea, coffee and hot chocolate is always available, plus we have free internet including wireless, a television lounge with Sky TV, and telephone and laundry facilities. (Please note: We are 100% non-smoking)
  • Situated just five minutes walk to the city via Courtenay Place and fifteen to Te Papa Museum. Within a ten minute drive (and on the shuttle bus route) for bus, rail and inter island ferry terminals and the airport (it costs about NZ$20.00 for two people from the airport to Richmond Guest House)
  • Short drive to the railway station, bus depot and the Lynx ferry (five minutes)
  • On the Super Shuttle route to the inter-island ferry and airport (ten minutes)

To quote your host John Cairns, ‘We don't claim to be the Hilton’, but if you are traveling to Wellington for business or pleasure, for one night or ten, we offer clean, comfortable accommodation at an affordable price, with single, double, twin and triple rooms, each with good beds and linen, and their own en suite bathrooms with plenty of hot water. So next time you come to Wellington pay us a visit, Your "home away from home".

Payment Accepted: Eftpos, Visa, MasterCard, Amex JCB & Union Pay.

Rates: (Prices quoted in NZ Dollars)


Prices for rooms are inclusive of a continental breakfast and GST.

"We were most pleasantly surprised by both the standard and facilities at the Richmond Guest House. Our room was clean, comfortable and bright (in Auckland we had a plain cold room with no ensuite for the same money) and John, the proprietor, was welcoming, friendly and helpful. For 65 dollars a night we had breakfast, free parking, free washing machine and tea & coffee along with cooking facilities and a lounge with TV. The guesthouse is located an easy five minute walk from Courtney Place - the centre of entertainment in the capital - and is excellent value for money."

"We stayed at the Richmond B&B about a week ago and really enjoyed our time here. The check-in was very friendly and attentive. We felt welcome right away. The rooms are newly renovated, super clean and have a great nostalgic charm."