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Distinction Whangarei Hotel & Conference Centre

Waterfront hotel in Whangarei with indoor pool and restaurant

  • Free WiFi and free parking
From
NZ$148

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  • Indoor Pool
  • Indoor Pool
  • Living Area
  • Bathroom
  • Indoor Pool
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7.4.Good.
  • The rooms need to be upgraded, particularly the beds, the bedspread was dirty and the old…

    Apr 1, 2021

  • Great location. Great staff. Older rooms a little tired but away from main road. I found…

    Feb 18, 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

  • On the waterfront
  • 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

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

Location

  • On the waterfront
  • Claphams Clock Museum - 5 min walk
  • Whangarei Art Museum - 7 min walk

What’s around

Landmarks

  • On the waterfront
  • 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
  • Whangarei Quarry Gardens - 36 min walk
  • A. H. Reed Memorial Kauri Park - 2.8 mi / 4.5 km
  • Abbey Caves - 3 mi / 4.9 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 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.

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
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

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)

Special features

Awards and affiliations

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

Small print

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

Optional extras

Credit card charges are subject to an extra charge of 3.5 percent

Rollaway beds are available for NZD 35.0 per night

Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of NZD 25 per person (approximately)

WiFi is available in public areas for NZD 15.00 per 24-hour period (rates may vary)

Policies

This property does not have elevators.

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.

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, Distinction Whangarei Hotel & Conference Centre 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. 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.
7.4.Good.
  • 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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  • 6.0.Good

    Handy location, but rooms need upgrading

    We did not get much sleep the first night, the walls a not soundproof and neighbors upstairs and beside us kept us awake with their noises. Bed was uncomfortable as had little padding over the springs so can feel them poking you. Our fridge in the room defrosted itself during the night so had to put towel in it to stop water leaking out, room 155. Staff were pleasant and apologetic that we didn't have good night sleep. Overall the room decor is very tired and if the hotel could afford it they should upgrade the rooms as it a great spot to stay as handy to town and has good amenities like gym and pool, plus restaurant and bar.

    2 night trip, Oct 23, 2020

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Fantastic staff, all so friendly and went beyond to be helpful. A little dated but clean and comfortable. Breakfast was yummy and catered to my dietary needs. Will definitely be back.

    Kellie, 1 night trip, Aug 6, 2020

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  • 6.0.Good

    Skip the room service

    Skip the room service dinner! Placed an order for ribs which was supposed to come with Mac n cheese and a special salad. Sounded yum! Got the ribs, a couple of pieces of lettuce (not the salad described in the menu) and that was it! Not worth the $’s charged. Bit of a rip off tbh.

    Shayron, 1 night business trip, Jun 3, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    My second home

    I am a regular business traveler to Whangarei and have been staying in the same hotel for over 25 years ( gone through more than a couple of name changes). Since I know most of the staff so I am very comfortable there and gets great service too.

    John, 2 night business trip, Jun 1, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Very good experience

    Great location. Tidy with all amenities. A comfortable stay.

    Raymond, 1 night family trip, Mar 13, 2020

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  • 2.0.Poor

    The rooms are very tired and the entire hotel needs to be renovated? The gym equipment is dangerous Fantastic location but in desperate need of a make over

    John, 5 night family trip, Dec 23, 2019

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