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Rooms & Amenities


Room 1, The Katherine Mansfield Room, has a queen bed, ensuite/attached bathroom with powerful shower.

Room 2, The Ronald Hugh Morrieson Room, has a queen bed, ensuite/attached bathroom with powerful shower.

Room 3, the Janet Frame Room, has a queen bed and a single bed and an ensuite bathroom – with an old-fashioned claw foot bath with a strong shower over.


Enjoy a full cooked breakfast during Summer: fresh fruit salad, boysenberry compote, homemade granola, Vogel’s toast, English muffins and bacon and eggs – at the round table in the dining room with other guests.

During Winter (May, June, July, August) we offer Continental breakfast – all the above except bacon and eggs. Help yourself during the morning. Eat at the table, or take back to bed if you like. Prices are lower to reflect this.

Simple meals usually available on request

Laundry – $10 for wash and dry

Rooms have 100% cotton bed linen and natural fibre duvets – feathers/wool/cotton

A baby cot is available.

Climate-controlled rooms (heat pump/air conditioner)

Laundry – wash and dry at $10 per load


wireless internet and local phone calls

off-street parking

drinks from the guest fridge, including wine, beer and soft drinks

chocolate chip cookies

map of Wellington with Booklovers marked on

baby cot

selection of books to take with you

Make an enquiry


“Bedside lights you can read by!”

– Joyce, Australia

“Booklovers remains an island of excellence”

– Richard Musgrave, England

“It’s a lovely spot. We have never stayed in Mt Victoria before. It’s beautifully handy to everything.”

– Jo, from Devonport, August 2010.

I love this place – it’s awesome.

– Noah Stafford from Fern Flat, Northland, March 2010.

The best granola I’ve ever tasted.

– Paul from Los Angeles, July 2010.

I think this is the nicest place we have ever stayed in New Zealand – just the little touches like the wine and the sherry, the helpful tips, the cookies at the top of the stairs. It’s just so special.

– Jill, returning to Scotland after two years in New Zealand, March 2010.

This is the best guest house I have ever stayed in. I really enjoyed my stay, and this
genuinely felt like ‘home from home’.

– Rajiv, economist, London, May 2010.

“Possibly the best B&B on the planet”

– Rosie, academic (William Morris expert), UK

“Food, books and conversation as well as a beautiful house…a living ‘work of art’ as experience”

– Sherry and Bill, Sydney, Australia

“This is a destination in itself”

– Heather, designer, Whangarei, NZ