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James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor

Luxury hotel with 2 restaurants, near St Paul's Cathedral

  • Free WiFi
From
NZ$139

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8.4.Very good.
  • Enjoyed our stay, very central for our needs, lovely facilities

    May 1, 2021

  • Great stay & location but getting very tired now in the rooms

    Apr 30, 2021

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Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer

Guests rated location

Walkable
Convenient
Shopping
Dining options
Safe
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking available
  • Non-smoking
  • Gym
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 268 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • 2 restaurants and 2 bars/lounges
  • Breakfast available
  • Fitness center

For families

  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Refrigerator
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Private bathroom
  • Free toiletries

What’s around

  • In Wellington CBD
  • Te Papa (Museum of New Zealand) - 14 min walk
  • Botanic Gardens - 15 min walk
  • Courtenay Place - 16 min walk
  • Westpac Stadium - 21 min walk
  • St Paul's Cathedral - 12 min walk

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Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Terrace Room
  • Premium Room
  • Family Studio, 2 Double Beds
  • Executive Double Room
  • Executive Twin Room
  • Junior Studio Suite, Harbor View
  • Suite
  • Deluxe Room

Location

  • In Wellington CBD
  • Te Papa (Museum of New Zealand) - 14 min walk
  • Botanic Gardens - 15 min walk

What’s around

Landmarks

  • In Wellington CBD
  • Te Papa (Museum of New Zealand) - 14 min walk
  • Botanic Gardens - 15 min walk
  • Courtenay Place - 16 min walk
  • Westpac Stadium - 21 min walk
  • St Paul's Cathedral - 12 min walk
  • Carter Observatory - 13 min walk
  • Old St Paul's - 14 min walk
  • Mount Victoria Lookout - 35 min walk
  • Wellington Zoo - 3 mi / 4.8 km

Getting around

  • Wellington Intl. Airport (WLG) - 19 min drive
  • Paraparaumu (PPQ) - 42 min drive
  • Wellington Station - 10 min walk
  • Wellington Kaiwharawhara Station - 4 min drive
  • Wellington Ngauranga Station - 7 min drive

At a glance

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 268 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 14 floors

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 2:00 PM-anytime
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Children

  • Children stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding
  • Babysitting/childcare*

Pets

  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Parking

  • Covered onsite self parking (NZD 30.00 per night; includes in/out privileges)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
  • Height restrictions apply for onsite parking
  • Onsite parking includes off-street options

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
*See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Taking the kids?

  • In-room childcare (surcharge)

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • 2 restaurants
  • 2 bars/lounges
  • Coffee shop/café
  • 24-hour room service

Things to do

  • Ecotours nearby
  • Golf lessons available nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby

Working away

  • Number of meeting rooms - 8
  • Conference center

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Porter/bellhop

Facilities

  • Number of buildings/towers - 2
  • Year Built - 1972
  • Elevator
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Television in common areas

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair-accessible path to lift
  • Wheelchair-accessible on-site restaurant
  • Wheelchairs available on site

Languages Spoken

  • Chinese
  • English
  • Hindi

In the room

Home comforts

  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Pillow menu
  • Blackout drapes/curtains

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free weekday newspaper
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator

More

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features

Dining

Whitbys Restaurant - This buffet restaurant serves breakfast and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Sojourn Cafe and Bar - This café serves dinner and light fare. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Open select days.

Recreation

On Site

  • Fitness facilities

Nearby

  • Ecotours nearby
  • Golf lessons available nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby

Awards and affiliations

Green / Sustainable Property
This property participates in EarthCheck, a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.

Small print

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Optional extras

Credit card charges are subject to an extra charge

Covered self parking costs NZD 30.00 per night with in/out privileges

Rollaway beds are available for NZD 50.0 per day

Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of NZD 33 for adults and NZD 16.50 for children (approximately)

Babysitting/childcare is available for an extra charge

Policies

A credit card imprint is required at check-in. If a valid credit card cannot be produced, a NZD 100 cash bond must be paid at check-in.

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Parking height restrictions apply.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a smoke detector on site.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays.

Guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs

  • Yes, James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property and guests are provided with hand sanitizer. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes. Self parking costs NZD 30.00 per night.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
  • You can check in from 2:00 PM - anytime. Check-out time is 11 AM.
  • Yes, there are 2 onsite restaurants. Nearby restaurants include Dillinger's Brasserie & Bar (5-min walk), Astoria (5-min walk), and Smith the Grocer (6-min walk).
  • Have fun with activities like hiking, kayaking, and mountain biking, and practice your swing at the nearby golf course. Additional recreation nearby includes ecotours. Enjoy amenities like 2 bars and a fitness center.
8.4.Very good.
  • 4.0.Fair

    Unfortunately disappointing 😕

    Even though we checked in later than we had advised. The room had not finished being serviced and was not ready for any guests to be checked in eg no towels,baby cot in room ,vacuum cleaner in the room 😞

    colin, 1 night family trip, Apr 18, 2021

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  • 6.0.Good

    Bit noisy

    Hotel noisy - both with guests and outside traffic. Beds on casters and moved about as you got into bed Great buffet breakfast

    2 night trip, Mar 31, 2021

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Service and location was great. Although room was internally located the ventilation system, which couldn’t be turned off, kept me awake. The shower in the room next door was also loud. The room was a bit old, but clean and tidy.

    Lisa, 1 night business trip, Mar 28, 2021

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Great place to stay as so close to everything

    Jennifer, 2 night trip with friends, Mar 23, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Good wifi for remote work

    I arrived early and the hotel staff allowed me to check in early, pretty happy with that! The room was nice, comfortable & clean. I was working remotely and the internet/ wifi was good for this.

    Carolynne d, 1 night trip, Mar 9, 2021

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  • 4.0.Fair

    Having stayed here previousky we were unprepared for a room with holes in the carpet, chuncks out of the vanity and a room that was very tired. There were refurbished rooms available but at an extra cost. Very disappointing.

    3 night trip, Feb 21, 2021

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Quality Central Wellington Hotel

    A centrally located hotel with good quality accommodation and amenities that suit our needs.

    1 night trip, Feb 15, 2021

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  • 2.0.Poor

    Weekend ruined due to insect infested hotel room

    Suh-Yeon, 2 night trip, Feb 5, 2021

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Happy enough

    Took a little outdated but I'm aware they are renovating. Mattress way too soft.

    DAMIAN A, 1 night trip, Jan 28, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Excellent weekend stay

    Lovely hotel in central location. Easy access to Lambton Quay. Stayed in a recently renovated Deluxe room on top floor with harbor peeps. Access to executive lounge which comes with free non alcoholic beverages and a lovely view a bonus.

    Brenda, 2 night family trip, Jan 21, 2021

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