The Chancellor on Hobson

The Chancellor on Hobson

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3.0
#45 of 73 hotels in Auckland Central
Location
4.3
Cleanliness
3.6
Service
3.6
Value
3.4
Overlooking Auckland’s famous Viaduct Harbour, The Chancellor on Hobson is easily recognised by its sharp architectural angles and 19 storey prominence. Within walking distance of the Auckland CBD, downtown shopping, Britomart Transport Terminal, ferry building, the waterfront and Sky Tower, everything is at your doorstep. Ideal for leisure and corporate guests, rooms feature balconies, essential amenities and Wi-Fi and all guests have access to an indoor swimming pool and fitness room.
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Property amenities
Paid private parking on-site
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Airport transportation
Meeting rooms
Spa
Parking garage
Wifi
Paid wifi
Heated pool
Sauna
Complimentary tea
Shuttle bus service
Taxi service
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
Room features
Air conditioning
Bottled water
Kitchenette
Microwave
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
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HOTEL CLASS
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4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Quiet
Mid-range
Languages Spoken
English

Location

1 Hobson Street, Auckland Central, Auckland 1010 New Zealand
Getting there
Great for walkers
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Auckland Intl Airport
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3.0
3.0 of 5 bubbles1,156 reviews
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The Chancellor on Hobson offers a central location that is highly praised by guests for its convenience to the city's heart, making it a hit for those looking to explore on foot. The amenities, including a pool and gym, and the cleanliness of the rooms are generally well-received, contributing to the hotel's good value reputation. However, opinions on the rooms and service are mixed, with some guests finding the rooms outdated and the service inconsistent. Despite this, many find comfort in the well-equipped accommodations, though there are calls for updates and a refresh in decor.
Location
Convenient
Atmosphere
Tired
Rooms
Dated
Value
Reasonable
Cleanliness
Mixed
Service
Inconsistent
Amenities
Satisfactory

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David LR wrote a review Oct 2022
2 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed 2 nights in this hotel. Location was a definite plus, being with easy walking distance of a good number of restaurants. Parking was secure in the basement, and access was only possible after having the front desk enable the lift to travel to the basement (ie it’s not keyed to the room key like other hotels we’ve stayed at).

The room itself is in definite need of a refresh … over bath shower which can’t be adjusted up or down ( I ended up on my knees to wash my hair), chips out of the floor tiles around the drain, stains on the carpet … basically the room just needs a bit of TLC.
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Audrey L wrote a review Jan 2022
Wanganui, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand34 contributions27 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
This hotel is very tired. The curtains in room 112 were so old and worn in the bedroom there were holes in the lining where spots of light came through and had what looked like water stains on them. The shower over the bath arrangement in the rooms are terrible so narrow you can't shower without the shower curtain sticking to you. We asked for a tea towel so we could sort our cups etc and we're told that they didn't have any. The wardrobe door had one section just sitting there off the sliders completely unusable. We stay in other grand Chancellor hotels and they are usually better than this. Yes the rate is less as it should be but I would rather pay more and have a better experience. Staff are always helpful and location is great. It's a shame it has been let get so run down.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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JamesPilot007 wrote a review Feb 2020
New Plymouth, New Zealand19 contributions6 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Not impressed at all. Very noisy room on the second floor overlooking a busy road, no double glazing or noise protection so noisy all night. Room in poor condition, TV not working lightbulbs not working, not cleaned to a decent standard. Other comments passed directly to management.
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Date of stay: February 2020
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
1.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Traveled on business
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Bakermanz wrote a review Feb 2021
Rotorua District, New Zealand56 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This hotel gave the best deal for such a central location. Walking distance to Auckland's vibrant viaduct with all it's cool bars and restaurants, this is a great place to stay. I booked directly by ringing the hotel and I felt well looked after and got a better deal for my room and parking than going through an external company. I felt valued as a customer and the service from Brian at reception was outstanding, warm and friendly and very helpful. Secure parking was booked in advance meaning a smooth check-in on arrival. The room was spacious with a separate bedroom, and the lounge has a kitchenette which was very convenient for cooking our bacon and eggs in the morning. The air-con wasn't great but overall I would recommend this hotel to everyone, a very enjoyable stay!
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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lyttlefam wrote a review Aug 2022
2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Good location and great pressure in the shower ...shower over bath was a problem for us with mobility problems was told there was no walk in showers bath had a huge chip and floor in bathroom had a tear in it not very hygienic. The road noise was a problem and the bottle collection at 5 in the morning was annoying 🙄 and the fact that they left the visa payment on even though we payed by eftpos is very annoying
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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KWellington07 wrote a review Jun 2023
1 contribution
3.0 of 5 bubbles
As locals we enjoyed our overnight stay, but the room could do with better equipment ie kitchenware, hairdryer.. and clean dishes, I don't mind doing them but when I've paid $143pn to stay in a partially serviced room that is the least I can expect to have in a booking. Some old fittings are still visible and appear as broken phones but are just no longer working these were an eyesore. The carpark facility could be better allowing a way for people to enter without needing to call reception to ask for gates doors and lifts to be unlocked that can become a problem during peak times and isn't suitable for those who come n go regularly. had my plans of been different my review could have been different also, we were in town for an event so the room was basically used to change & wind down afterwards with a cuppa. So for this reason I'd give a 6/10
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Date of stay: June 2023
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
2.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Bonnie R wrote a review Apr 2020
New Smyrna Beach, Florida22 contributions10 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We took a month long trip to New Zealand from Feb 27 till March 29th. We stayed at the Gran Chancellor on Feb 27, 2020. The room was very clean, the personnel where so very courteous. It was not an efficiency so we visited some of the many restaurants in the neighborhood. There was also a convenient Japanese restaurant attached to the reception area and it was convenient to take food to the room or eat there. The hotel is located in the center of town within walking distance of the harbor. Traffic in town was bad and they had a convenient underground parking area. Very pleased with this hotel and would recommend it to others.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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52Oldman wrote a review Jan 2020
5 contributions2 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
We bought a grab one voucher for this hotel. So the room was well priced but an additional charge of $30 for car park was not anticipated.
Room was clean, wifi good but we did not have a view at all.
Did not use the breakfast facilities as we went out for breakfast. Hotel is well located for activities in town, everything is in short walking distance.
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Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: January 2020
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Glyder69 wrote a review Jul 2020
Auckland, New Zealand99 contributions35 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
the location of this place is great
but the hotel is looking tired, lots of small things that make you think this place is not looked after well. The toilet/bathroom door had had water damage and was not repaired, cracked tiles, broken jib. All in all they need to do the maintance in this place. We paid $120 which was ok if i had paid full price i would not have been happy. If they gave this place some love it could be a really nice place. But sadly they have not. So average at best
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Date of stay: July 2020
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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LEN3612 wrote a review Jan 2020
Brisbane, Australia215 contributions72 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
A good location within walking distance downhill to the port and a short uphill stroll to the Casino. The room was a good size with a med size bathroom with shower over bath, a kitchenette area with dining, mini lounge and separate bedroom plus a small balcony. The bed was low and not very comfortable. The shower was hard to get right and the bath was very narrow otherwise it was sufficient for our needs. The place did need basic cosmetic maintainence though. The hotel itself did have a dining room where you could get breakfast...we went out up the street. There was also an indoor pool and probably other amentities which we didn't discover. The staff were helpful.
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Date of stay: December 2019
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Jennifer M asked a question Jul 2022
Richmond, Indiana39 contributions38 helpful votes
How early does shuttle run to airport and what is the cost per person?
keithstar asked a question Jan 2017
Whakatāne, New Zealand
What is checkout time
Answer from David P
2 contributions
10 am
Answer from PaulN09
Wolverhampton, England24 contributions15 helpful votes
We stayed on the 3rd floor, the room was clean, tidy, and the mattress was ideal for a good nights' sleep. The small indoor pool was heated and well maintained.
928michael52 asked a question Jul 2015
Gladstone, Australia2 contributions5 helpful votes
Hi there, Have you car parking, is there a extra charge
Answer from GrandAKL
1 contribution
Michael, Hi - yes we do have parking available and it must be pre-booked. $30 overnight. Kind Regards, Graham
Vegashounds wrote a tip Mar 2024
5 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Probably better for loner stays - it is really an apartment."
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springbanktraveller wrote a tip Oct 2023
Callgary966 contributions133 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Close to the Sky Tower and a stop for the Hop-on Hop-Off bus tour"
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Stay31947891012 wrote a tip Aug 2023
9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Reserve a parking spot."
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kiwichicky40 wrote a tip Aug 2023
Tauranga, New Zealand117 contributions16 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Parking $30 a night $250 security deposit as well"
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chrisMnewsouthwales wrote a tip Jul 2023
Woy Woy, Australia192 contributions59 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Avoid first floor rooms over driveway."
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PRICE RANGE
$77 - $97 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
grand chancellor hotel auckland, grand chancellor auckland
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Hotel Grand Chancellor Auckland
LOCATION
New ZealandNorth IslandAucklandAuckland Central
NUMBER OF ROOMS
65
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Chancellor on Hobson
Which popular attractions are close to The Chancellor on Hobson?
Nearby attractions include New Zealand Maritime Museum (0.2 miles), Viaduct Harbour (0.2 miles), and Sky Tower (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Chancellor on Hobson?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and a fitness center.
Which room amenities are available at The Chancellor on Hobson?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at The Chancellor on Hobson?
Guests can enjoy complimentary tea and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at The Chancellor on Hobson?
Yes, a parking garage, paid private parking on-site, and paid public parking on-site are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Chancellor on Hobson?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Grove, Culprit., and Hello Beasty.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Chancellor on Hobson?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness center, and a sauna during their stay.
Does The Chancellor on Hobson have airport transportation?
Yes, The Chancellor on Hobson offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is The Chancellor on Hobson located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.3 miles away from the center of Auckland Central.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Chancellor on Hobson?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to The Chancellor on Hobson?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Parnell (1.2 miles), Eden Garden (2.2 miles), and Auckland Town Hall (0.5 miles).
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