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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

For a couple to be able to get a room -plus a continental breakfast for two- and all for just under $100 seems incredible in this day and age. However, it is possible at this lovingly-restored Victorian hotel! The oil-filled radiator style heater was very efficient on a cold night. The morning waitress at Breaker's where you get your self-service... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Have been into the premises and called to make a booking. On both occasions very rude and uninterested person serving both times. Got the feeling they were not interested in our business and we were an annoyance. Would not recommend anyone to stay at here.

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Thank Denise5011
Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fantastic value. Very friendly and helpful staff. Room was comfortable, well appointed and quiet. Free breakfast included plus free parking. Great location right in the centre of town. Only negative would be the pub food wasn't very good.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

Great location, good food, all the amenities we could ask for and exceptional service from the team... down to setting up a tv and seating for us to watch the MotoGP after the bars had closed... made our weekend and we will definitely be back.

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Thank 707sandrajo
Whanganui, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

Recently attended The Labour Region Three Conference that was held here at the Grand. The venue hosted brilliantly with morning and afternoon teas and a great Saturday night dinner which even catered to the two vegetarians. Tipples are available next door at Breakers, and some participants from out of town took advantage of the room serviec and room booking up... More 

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Thank Artisteyes
Halifax, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

The hotel is a beautiful old building but the updates have been odd and are definitely out of date. The place made me feel uneasy like it held such a history perhaps it could be haunted. This was the third place we booked through booking.com based on reviews and scores and after this we went to air BNB if that... More 

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Thank ketchwave
Neville G, Front Office Manager at The Grand Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. I can assure this building isnt haunted. Glad you enjoyed the rest of your holiday. Kind regards, The Grand Hotel More 

Lower Hutt, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

We had an enjoyable stay at the Grand Hotel. It is so central to the shopping area and local amenities. We loved the old world charm of the historic building, with the lovely big tubs of gorgeous flowers all around the access to the hotel. Everything was fresh and clean. Our room was quite spacious and we had a small... More 

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Thank theriversiders
Neville G, Front Office Manager at The Grand Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to writing a lovely review. Yes, we try very hard to keep everything fresh and clean. We look forward to seeing you again on your next visit. Kind regards, The Grand Hotel More 

Canberra, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016

The guy on reception said it all when he said " some people are disappointed " The old accommodation part is used for a few itinerant workers and so we were given a room in the 1970's extension ..Small a little rundown and depressed like the rest of the place. Like an old motel room . I think that is... More 

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Thank MartyDownunder
Neville G, General Manager at The Grand Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We go to great lengths keeping our beds fresh and clean, the beds are also serviced with clean linen daily from a professional linen service. I can assure you our hotel does not possess bed bugs. The old hotel is enjoyed by many guests and has recently undergone a refurbishment. Yes our free contential breakfast... More 

Hong Kong, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2016

We arrived late at night driving from Waitomo, and the hotel has staff at reception till 11pm. Our room was on the 3rd floor, no problem though with an elevator. The room was quite small and there was no air-conditioner, beware to open the terrace door as insects will join you in the room. Free breakfast was simple but nice... More 

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Thank Alex L
Neville G, General Manager at The Grand Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. Wanganui is no different to any other town regarding insects but within the CBD this is not normally an issue for our hotel. Our rooms are equiped with fans. Glad you enjoyed your breakfast. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your trip. Kind regards, The Grand Hotel More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016

Lovely old hotel in great location. Arrived early and were able to get into room which was in the newer part of the building. Room was adequate for our one night stay. Shops nearby, Nice meal in the pub, good choice of food and good prices. Continental breakfast included. Overall really happy with our stay, very friendly staff.

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Thank ScotsguyKiwigirl
Neville G, General Manager at The Grand Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for writing a review. Yes, if possible we like to accommodate our guests even with early flights into Wanganui. We are proud of our pub meals and they always review good reviews. Thanks for the nice comments regarding our staff. Kind regards, The Grand Hotel More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Casino and Gambling
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Breakfast
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Banquet Room
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Conference Facilities

Additional Information about The Grand Hotel

Address: Corner St. Hill & Guyton Streets, Whanganui 4541, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Manawatu-Wanganui Region > Whanganui
Price Range: $68 - $72 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Grand Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 53
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