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Booking

As I had arranged to stay with a friend in Auckland, I decided to upscale my stay at the IC Wellington by booking a Club Floor room for NZD 279 or so. Club access is not a privilege for Royal Ambassadors at the IC Wellington. I received an upgrade to a Spa Room on the Club Floor.

Spa Room - Club Floor

Situated on the corner of the building, the room was strangely shaped (the corner is not a right angle, but rather part of a hexagonal design) and was really like a junior suite. Looking at the fire escape plan, it looked considerably bigger than the other rooms on the floor. The room was kind of wrapped round the bathroom which took up the central part of the space. The bathroom was amazing, as befits a "spa" room, with a large triangular jacuzzi bath, a separate walk-in shower with two shower heads on opposing wall (simply too wonderful to explain) and surely one of the most intriguing features of any IC bathroom anywhere in the world - an IC Wellington branded rubber duck!!

The welcome gift was a bottle of Oxford Landing red wine, two bottles of mineral water and a well wrapped basket of fruit.

Photos - Room

Photos - Bathroom

Club Lounge

I must say that I found the Club lounge to be somewhat disappointing, both in terms of size (clearly the smallest I've so far seen) and product offered. The food and drink layout was quite small and the lounge was quite well used. There was also two fairly ropey internet terminals. Given the free mini bar available to Royal Ambassadors and the number of good restaurants in Wellington (including the IC's own) I would say that paying extra for this Club is probably bad value for money.