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The Grand Hotel

2 Bank St.,, Whangarei, New Zealand
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The Grand Hotel
Ranked #25 of 34 hotels in Whangarei
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Wellington, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Shabby, smelly and dirty. Even staying in the room the Queen had slept in in 1953 was no consolation, as it hasn't been decorated since and hardly cleaned. Was booked for me by someone who didn't read the reviews prior.

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Auckland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

I was a bit dubious when I read there was carpet up the walls but its been renovated and the carpet is now where it should be. The staff are lovely particularly Neville who sorted me out with a bike to ride so I could see lots of the town during my short stay. The bed was comfy and the... More

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Jacksonville, Florida
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

Ok I can put up with the worn out carpets,shoddy decor and general disrepair, but after a long journey I really wanted a hot shower and to contact family through email................ We had no hot water for showers and there was no wifi when mentioned to the staff they did not care. Total rip off This is 2014 not 1914

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014 via mobile

According to their site all rooms have tvs. This one didnt. Also the radio didnt work as it had no ariel. Be careful as there is a night club below which goes on till 2am. Not the best and definately not cheap at $120 a night

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

One thing to keep in mind is that this is a Grand Hotel. So dont expect the latest mod cons in your room or hotel & you wont be let down. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here & will be back again. Yes the decor is tired, but the high ceilings, grand entrance & stairs added more character to the... More

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National Park Village, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013 via mobile

You can tell this hotel was once a grand affair. You can indeed imagine Queen Elizabeth having once stayed & walking up the grand staircase to her room. The staircase along with the accommodation quarters I saw are worn and tired. The staircase carpet is thread bare in places & the velvet red curtains in my room have discoloured over... More

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Auckland, New Zealand
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013

I agree with a few of the other reviews...was not a good experience from the moment of arrival. Was a mis-understanding re booking this place (someone else made the booking for me thinking this was my place of choice; it wasn't however mis-communication was what got us there) and the moment I had to walk into the public bar I... More

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Porirua, New Zealand
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

OK...so it's cheap, I get that $55 for a single room for the night, but even for that, it should be clean and it isn't. I dare not look at the mattress which feels rather spongy and am a little terrified of pulling the bed covers back. The bathroom has chipped tiles on the floor and it generally feels grubby.... More

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Hastings, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

We had to go into the public bar to register. The room was basically comfortable but it smelled unpleasantly. We had to leave the door and the window open to get fresh air and cool the room down. The bathroom facilities were reasonable. We wanted to stay there because of its history but one night was enough.

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Auckland, NZ
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15 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012 via mobile

The Grand is part of Whangarei history... The Queen herself stayed there in 1953. In fact one of the lads in the golf trip team stayed in her very room, and we all had drinks on her balcony. How many people in the world get to say that? 1953 was probably the last time it was renovated also, but for... More

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Address: 2 Bank St.,, Whangarei, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Whangarei
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Ranked #25 of 34 hotels in Whangarei
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