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Distinction Whangarei Hotel & Conference Centre

Waterfront hotel in Riverside with indoor pool and restaurant

  • Free WiFi and free parking
From
NZ$149

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  • Indoor Pool
  • Indoor Pool
  • Junior Suite - Living Area
  • Standard Twin Room  - Bathroom
  • Indoor Pool
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9 Riverside Drive, Whangarei, 0112, New Zealand
7.2.Good.
  • Room was comfortable. TV remote needed new batteries - Hotel had none on site & didn't…

    Aug 12, 2021

  • Large room, comfortable beds, nice breakfast- good selection. The indoor pool was a…

    Jul 31, 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
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer

Guests rated location

Easy parking
Convenient
Walkable
Safe
Dining options
  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Non-smoking
  • Gym
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 115 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Indoor pool
  • Breakfast available
  • Fitness center

For families

  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)
  • Refrigerator
  • Premium TV channels
  • Television
  • Free toiletries

What’s around

  • In Riverside
  • Claphams Clock Museum - 5 min walk
  • Whangarei Art Museum - 7 min walk
  • Claphams National Clock Museum - 8 min walk
  • Mair Park - 10 min walk
  • Reyburn House - 10 min walk

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Enter dates for 2 guests

Guests
  • Standard Double Room
  • Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed
  • Superior Room, 1 King Bed
  • Junior Suite
  • Standard Twin Room

Location

9 Riverside Drive, Whangarei, 0112, New Zealand
  • In Riverside
  • Claphams Clock Museum - 5 min walk
  • Whangarei Art Museum - 7 min walk

What’s around

Landmarks

  • In Riverside
  • Claphams Clock Museum - 5 min walk
  • Whangarei Art Museum - 7 min walk
  • Claphams National Clock Museum - 8 min walk
  • Mair Park - 10 min walk
  • Reyburn House - 10 min walk
  • Tuatara Gallery - 11 min walk
  • Camera Obscura Timatatanga Hou - 23 min walk
  • Whangarei Quarry Gardens - 34 min walk
  • A. H. Reed Memorial Kauri Park - 2.8 mi / 4.5 km
  • Whangarei Falls - 3.6 mi / 5.9 km

Getting around

  • Whangarei (WRE) - 8 min drive

At a glance

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 115 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 2 floors

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time starts at 2:30 PM
  • Check-out time is 10:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

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

Pets

  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Parking

  • Free onsite self parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
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In the hotel

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • 24-hour room service

Things to do

  • Indoor pool
  • Fitness facilities
  • Spa tub
  • Billiards or pool table

Working away

  • Meeting rooms

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage

Facilities

  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden

Accessibility

  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower

Languages Spoken

  • English

In the room

Home comforts

  • Air conditioning
  • Iron/ironing board

Freshen up

  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Be entertained

  • 32-inch LCD TV
  • Premium TV channels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free newspaper
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator

More

  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • WiFi is available in public areas for NZD 15.00 per 24-hour period (rates may vary)
  • Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of NZD 25 per person (approximately)
  • Credit card charges are subject to an extra charge of 3.5 percent

Children & extra bedsPay at property

  • Rollaway beds are available for NZD 35.0 per night

PetsPay at property

  • Service animals exempt from fees

Hygiene & cleanliness

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

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place and guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Policies

This property does not have elevators.

This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Diners Club and JCB International. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

  • Kingsgate Hotel Whangarei
  • Kingsgate Whangarei
  • Distinction Whangarei Hotel
  • Distinction Whangarei
  • Distinction Whangarei Hotel & Conference Centre Hotel
  • Distinction Whangarei Hotel & Conference Centre Whangarei
  • Distinction Whangarei Hotel & Conference Centre Hotel Whangarei

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FAQs

  • Yes, Distinction Whangarei Hotel & Conference Centre does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. 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. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, and social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Yes, there's an indoor pool.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
  • You can check in starting at 2:30 PM. Check-out time is 10:00 AM.
  • Yes, there's an onsite restaurant. Nearby restaurants include Mokaba Cafe (5-min walk), Riverside Cafe (6-min walk), and The Quay (7-min walk).
  • Distinction Whangarei Hotel & Conference Centre has an indoor pool and a spa tub, as well as a fitness center and a garden.
7.2.Good.
  • 6.0.Good

    Our Stay Experience

    Common areas need refurbishment

    R O, 1 night trip, Jul 26, 2021

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  • 6.0.Good

    All but...

    The hotel was excellent - clean, comfortable with great service. The only problem was that we had asked for a room with a double and a single bed but ended up with a double bed only. I had not made the booking (done by husband) so I was not aware that it was wrong until I spoke to him the following day of our stay. He says he specifically asked for 2 beds. My daughter and I ended up sharing the bed. Our room being situated right next to the guest entrance was a little noisy. Apart from that, can't fault the service. Food at dinner and breakfast was beautiful.

    Brian, 1 night family trip, Jun 16, 2021

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  • 6.0.Good

    Comfortable and Convenient

    This hotel is dated and understaffed, but comfortable. After a bit of fiddling we were able to get the heat pump to work. Breakfast was good. Felt sorry for the restaurant at dinner as only 1 of their 3 chefs came to work and struggled to keep up with all the customers. I think the wait person may have been new and a bit overwhelmed as well.

    Norma, 1 night trip, May 29, 2021

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  • 4.0.Fair

    Don't eat in the restaurant.

    The room was very dated and sad looking, the bed was comfy though. I had an evening meal in the restaurant, it was disgusting. I had roast of the day (Lamb). The 3 dried up reheated pieces of meat tasted heated up in the microwave, they were sitting on a bed of mash 'something'. when i order a roast of the day i expect fresh roast meat, roast potatoes roast pumpkin roast kumra etc NOT MASHED 'something'. Very very disappointing for $30:00.

    Nigel, 1 night business trip, May 12, 2021

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  • 4.0.Fair

    The rooms need to be upgraded, particularly the beds, the bedspread was dirty and the old mattresses need to be replaced. Not good particularly in this covid environment.

    Shirley Ann, 1 night trip, Apr 1, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Great Location

    Great location. Great staff. Older rooms a little tired but away from main road. I found the bed a little hard for me, and room walls are thin. Plenty of parking on site. Nice bar and you can eat there or the restaurant. I would stay again, as there are plenty of pluses to this hotel

    2 night trip, Feb 18, 2021

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  • 6.0.Good

    Great location

    The hotel is dated and needs a refresh. Our pillows had broken up and had barely any ‘fluff’. The walls are paper thin and you can hear EVERYTHING. Location is fantastic though and staff were very friendly and helpful.

    Nick, 1 night family trip, Jan 22, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Couple retreat

    BEAUTIFUL, comfortable, great bed! Yummy food! Great location!

    Kelly, 1 night trip, Dec 28, 2020

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  • 4.0.Fair

    Noisy, tired, old will not stay again unless out in the newer front rooms.

    Lance, 2 night business trip, Nov 2, 2020

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Perfect View, Perfect Location and Perfect Service. The duvet and towels quite tired and i think it needs replacement. Youll hear strange sounds when other room will use the toilet. Will rate 4 / 5. Worth to try!

    1 night trip, Oct 23, 2020

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