Vogeltown/Newtown (South Mt Cook), Wellington
Contact Willie & Kathleen Ryan
2 Dransfield Street
Our large guest bathroom can be requested exclusively to our guests (not shared with other guests) for an individually negotiated rate, and will require closing our other guest room for the duration of our guests' stay. This is an open offer throughout the booking calendar.
Vogeltown/Newtown (South Mt Cook), Wellington
Photos of Finnimore House
Welcome to our historic manor 5 minutes drive from downtown Wellington. Willie and Kathleen Ryan, offer warm Irish hospitality, spacious Victorian rooms with tea/coffee/fridge facilities, Complimentary continental plus light cooked breakfast offered at your convenience. Traditional cooked breakfast on request at NZ$10 per person. Willie offers enthusiastic guidance to Wellington's attractions. Our location is close to: Newtown, Brooklyn Village (Penthouse Cinema) Airport, Ferries, Restaurants, Basin Reserve, Hospitals (Public, Wakefield and Southern Cross), Zoo, Massey University, National School of Dance and Drama, large local supermarket, National War Memorial and Pukeahu Park, Te Papa Museum. Free secure private parking on-site, convenient public transport alongside the house, No 21 bus to Zealandia Bird Sanctuary,. Laundry facilities free if staying 3 nights or more (otherwise a charge applies). Special rates may apply to major events.
Finnimore House is the original homestead in the Vogeltown area. It is believed to have been built for Sir Julius Vogel (Premier of New Zealand 1873 - 1876). It occupies a commanding site overlooking Newtown and has full sun and drive-on to free parking spaces (three cars).
Willie and Kathleen have five adult children (none living at home) and a very friendly cat, Bilbo Baggins, who enjoys the company of our guests put lives outside the house.
|Type:||B&B & Homestay & Special Rate with exclusive use of guest bathroom|
|Email:||Email this host|
|Phone:||(04) 389 9894|
|Fax:||(04) 389 9894|
Total 3 Bedrooms
(Queen-sized beds in each room. These rooms also have single beds (as twin rooms if required). Clean bathrobes available in each guest room.)
Total capacity for 9 guests
|Baths:||1 Guest Share
Extra WC with handbasin. Special rates apply with exclusive use of guest bathroom for either Blue or Library guest rooms.
|Tariff:||Double: $140.00 - $160.00
Other: Twin rate $160 Extra person $30. Seasonal rates vary. Free WiFi
|Nearest Town:||3 km S of Wellington CBD|
|Facilities:||Internet Available, Free WiFi|
|Smoking:||No smoking on property|
Reviews: 9 reviews
"This was my first visit to New Zealand. The folks atFinnimore House immediately made me feel welcome and it was quite similar to feeling at home. I really appreciated the interaction with them. I did not feel "here it is contact us if you want anything". Casual conversation enable me to really get to know NZ. They were most helpful with refining my trip through local area and the rest of New Zealand. Both are excellent ambassadors for New Zealand. I rate them to be the highest I could rate."
"We stayed with charming hosts, Willie and Kathleen, on 4 and 5 May 2011. Our beautiful "blue room" was very attractive and comfortably furnished . Finnimore House has a good location with easy access to CBD, beach and main motorway. Willie's tasty breakfasts and lively conversation were a wonderful way to start the day and the atmosphere was so comfortable, we felt that we were staying in a friend's home."
"September 28/29, 2010. One of the best places we stayed in NZ. A beautiful and historic house. Well worth to stay!"
"We had a wonderful stay at Finnimore House. Willie was a wonderful host with lots of suggestions for day trips. He also cooked super breakfasts and made us feel most welcome. We would love to return."
"We absolutely loved our stay with Willie & Kathleen."
"A stay at Finnemore House is so enjoyable it encourages one to return to New Zealand just to repeat the experience."
"We were extremely happy staying at Finnimore House for 2 nights in June 2005. Willie and Kathleen are gracious hosts and warmly welcome you into their family home. Accommodation is supurb! David & Jacqui Price Wollongong, NSW, Australia"
"Finnamore house is a delight. Willie is full of life, helpful and a charming and welcoming host. This was more like staying with old friends than a B&B experience. A must for anybody loving a good conversation and a warm welcome. A joyful experience, one that I would recommend to anyone. I look forward to our next visit."
"Thank you kindly for your kind welcome and interesting conversations. A true homestay, not a B&B."