N9 Neighbourhood

Renowned for being the coolest little Capital City in the world, Wellington’s electric Cuba Street is where we call home. Our team have curated the ultimate guide for your stay. Cue the N9 – Naumi Nine, a handpicked, tried & tested list of the nine best. From late-night cocktail bars and historical gems, to fashion boutiques and the most ‘gram-worthy spots in the neighbourhood.

Walk this way.

Relax, enjoy and stay like a local.

The hub for art-life in New Zealand’s capital. The exhibitions are both challenging and inspiring, making this a gallery very worth a visit.

A craft beer heaven, tucked away in the Edward St Precinct. With 14 rotating taps, 2 handpulls and over 100 beers in the fridge. A favourite spot to Oscar, our Lola Rouge Bar Supervisor, so that’s got to say something!

Featured in the likes of Vogue, Apothecary is a wellness boutique specialising in products that are natural, organic, recyclable, and native New Zealand. The perfect spot when you need some Zen in your life.

A beautiful Italian restaurant located literally one minute walk from the hotel, some of the best pastas, wood fired pizzas, meat balls and sharing plates in the city.

Down a tempting little rabbit hole you’ll find Good Books, a wonderland of carefully curated books. A fiercely independent bookshop that exudes Wellington vibes through and through.

Looking for something unique? All Kowtow fabrics are 100% unique them; from the weave, weight, stitch & colour and they design their prints in-house for every fabric. The Kowtow flagship store is a masterpiece of natural, locally-sourced and sustainable materials.

Give your wardrobe a colour boost with Havilah’s internationally recognised designs. Bold colours, the occasional clashing pattern and not being afraid of volume. 

Let your nose lead you to the sweetest spot in town, this chocolate maker gives Wonka a run for his money. New Zealand’s first Certified Organic, bean-to-bar chocolate makers. Lovingly crafted, artisanal, hand made single-origin chocolate.

A treasure trove of trinkets! Iko Iko is full of the things you may not need but just must-have. Their window displays change regularly and are a riot of colour and fun themes.

For when you fancy escaping into a hybrid world of art and yoga. Discover this exciting new concept on Ghuznee Street.

A real favourite for all the hotel reception staff pre and post work- We all love the cabinet treats and their magnificent coffee!

Havana is a world away from anything you’ll find on Cuba St or Courtenay Place, with pastel walls and a gaudy mashup of Cuban-style interior fixtures.