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Cosy self-contained boutique Wellington accommodation.

Apartment-style queen studio with spa.


Cosy self-contained queen studio with spa

Melrose Haven B&B is a cosy, self-contained apartment style queen studio just minutes from Wellington airport on the Melrose hills overlooking Lyall Bay.


We are conveniently situated less than 2km from the ASB Sports Centre, Maranui Cafe and Lyall Bay beach and just metres from the Southern Walkway - yet still within 6km of the Wellington CBD.


This beautiful bed and breakfast comes with a hot spa pool and is the perfect place to relax after a busy business trip in the capital, or unwind after exploring Wellington city - the coolest capital in the world! Perfect also as a writer's retreat or couple's romantic getaway.


The bedroom, with a queen bed and New York style sofa, has French doors opening to a verandah with patio furniture to sit and enjoy the birdsong and views.

The self-contained queen studio takes up the entire bottom story of our house. You will have your own entrance and exclusive use of the spa pool and back courtyard. (Although we will need to attend to and water the garden at times in summer). 

The queen bed and sofa bed are in the same studio space, along with a small desk for a laptop if you have work to do, a small wardrobe with two cosy robes for your use and a luggage rack for a suitcase. 

There's also an eclectic collection of books and magazines as well as handy guides to all that Wellington has to offer. Voted the 'coolest little capital' by Lonely Planet, Wellington was also voted the best place to visit in Aotearoa New Zealand - so you will find plenty to do.

The kitchenette is seperate to the studio lounge/bedroom and has a breakfast bar and comfortable bar stools. It comes equipped with microwave, dishwasher, kettle, toaster, dinner setting for four, cutlery and wine glasses as well as serving platter if you feel like snacks and a wine on the verandah. 

There is also a seperate bathroom (shower and toilet and bathroom vanity - no bath), with its own door to the verandah and steps down to the spa. There's shampoo and conditioner, body wash and hand wash and a hair dryer so no need to pack the extras unless you have your own special brands or preferences.


Quality Assured

Melrose Haven B&B is a quality assessed full member of the Bed & Breakfast Association of New Zealand, complying with the association's high quality standards, and has five star Superhost status on AirBnb.

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Self-contained queen studio with queen bed and sofabed, French doors leading onto verandah overlooking garden courtyard and  Lyall Bay, seperate kitchenette and bathroom



(See the full list of amenities on the booking page)



Self-catered continental breakfast including free-range eggs, fruit, yoghurt, bread, orange juice, teas & coffee

Free Wifi


Free WiFi access.

Garden & views


The guest suite verandah overlooks the back courtyard and garden with views of Lyall Bay



Additional cleaning service is available during your stay. Let us know your preferences

Spa pool


The hot spa pool in the back courtyard is for your private use during your stay

Good reads

Browse an eclectic collection of books and magazines, and pamphlets about local events and attractions



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B&B exterior_
Queen bed
Queen bed

Queen bed with quality 100% long staple cotton sheets

New York style sofa
New York style sofa

New York style sofa converts to a king single bed. Bamboo topper pad provided for extra comfort



Haven Therapy


In easy walking distance is the fabulous Haven Therapy offering incredible facials, massage and beauty treatments. Be sure to book in advance!

Weta Workshop


Weta Studio Tours is just 10 minutes drive away. Take a journey from Middle-earth to Tracy Island and beyond as you explore 20 years of award-winning creativity 

Wellington Zoo


Wellington Zoo and Mojo Cafe is less than 1km away. Open 364 days a year, 9.30am-5pm


Southern Walkway


In two minutes from our B&B you can join the Southern Walkway - an 11km walk along the Town Belt between Oriental Bay and Island Bay. 

Te Papa


Museum of New Zealand - Te Papa is a short taxi ride away (5km). Visit the Te Papa website for advice on planning your trip - there's so much to see!

Discover Wellington


For more ideas on what to see and do in the Coolest Little Capital in the world, visit the Discover Wellington website.


It is a fantastic place to stay, great location and beautifully decorated. Everything you need and more with additional extra touches, great breakfast. Lovely out door space with veranda and hot tub. Highly recommend.