This hotel is close to the main city shopping street and the cable car. But........ its quite a walk to Te Papa, (especially in the rain) and if you want to get a meal there is little to choose from in this part of the city. The hotel itself is tired, had its day in the late 80s / early 90s by the look and feel of it! The first room we were given looked out at the airconditioning units on the roof, with a loud hum! We asked for a different room and took one that was not a "superior" which we had booked and paid for - but didnt get any refund! It was small, adequate but not somewhere you would want ot spend any more time than necessary. One night, (Boxing Day) we couldnt find a restaurant on along walk back tot eh hotel and ate in the dining room. It was dreadful; expensive, poor service, really ordinary food - and even a broken chair. if you just want somewhere to sleep and can get it cheap, maybe. But recommend staying in the Cuba Street / Te Papa area where you get a whole different look and feel for the city.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor is located in the heart of Wellington City and features a unique thoroughfare between the leading retail district of Lambton Quay and business hub of The Terrace. The Hotel features 268 accommodation rooms, two restaurants and bars, and a complimentary in-house gymnasium. High-speed internet connectivity is available throughout the hotel and the exclusive 26th floor Club Lounge offers the pinnacle of executive comfort with complimentary full buffet breakfasts, evening bar service and a business centre with spectacular harbour views. For meetings and events, the Hotel has a diverse selection of eight meeting and conference rooms, catering for up to 350 delegates. The entire conference floor and Whitby's Restaurant can also be utilised for large events and tradeshows for up to 600 guests. The hotel offers fresh, modern facilities along with a state of the art sound system. The dedicated Functions team are on hand to provide advice, information and ideas along with professional and friendly assistance. Experience the highest standards of service at Wellington's definitive accommodation and conference venue; the James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- James Cook Wellington