Last January we took a holiday down to the South Island, stopping at various places along the way, including Wellington. We stayed there for two nights at the Sharella aka Quality Hotel on Thorndon. Don't let the name fool you. Quality is not how I would describe it.
For starters, they could have at least sprayed the mold and mildew that collected over the shower with bleach or something before they painted over it!
But the best part was that there was a concert each of the two nights directly across the street in the Botanical Gardens. The music wasn't really all that bad--even when you're trying to chill out and watch tv in your room and you could look out the window and see the gathered crowd.
The classiest moment was when we came back late in the evening each of the two nights. The first night, a guy from the Lions Club started to approach us as we pulled into the parking lot. We ignored him and when we got out of the car asked what was going on. They were taking money for parking for the concert. [OK, I can understand trying to make a few bucks for a non-profit outfit.]
The second night, we apparently were a bit later to ge to the parking lot.
THEY HAD SOLD OUR PARKING SPACE ALONG WITH THAT OF ANY OTHER GUESTS WHO WEREN'T ALREADY PARKED!!!
You can imagine how we, and the other guests gathered at the desk for the same reason, felt. The Sharella sucks. Do not go there. They might just sell your car if you don't keep an eye on it!