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Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed October 29, 2016

Dark purple walls and dust probably from 1953 when the Queen stayed there. But the towels were fresh, the bed was clean and comfy- and the staff were friendly . Definitely a hold-over from the more glamorous past when every NZ town had a place like this. It's above a pretty typical kiwi sports bar and there was a lot...

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Bay of Plenty
Reviewed October 9, 2016

We spent three nights here and enjoyed ourselves. We had a twin room that was very spacious with comfortable beds, the bathroom was roomy and the shower had heaps of hot water and good pressure. The staff were friendly and welcoming. The first night I wore ear plugs as there was some music noise from the bar below, but I...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed June 30, 2016

Yes, I loved those stairs, sweeping! This hotel was easy to find and walk to from the Whangarei Information Centre. Staff were easy to talk to and deal with. Its a little bit strange walking out of the building, around the corner into a bar/pub and then booking with bar staff, but I think they wear all hats. I did...

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Waitakere City N.Z.
Reviewed June 1, 2016

Check in had no record of booking, room was not as shown on site. No service at all, 40 watt bulb, couldn't read. Electric blanket but cord could not reach the plug. Felt like the hotel that time forgot. Could be quaint, but it ain't.!!

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Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed April 3, 2016

Having been here personally twice and in both instances, a one-night stay with a large group of people (~30 to 40), this hotel has great rooms, location, service, and price. The Grand Hotel has respectably clean rooms and comfy beds - also, the showers are great. The location is absolute fantastic being mere minutes’ walk away from the city’s centre....

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed January 21, 2016 via mobile

Passing through travelling from far north to Auckland we needed somewhere to stay the night - the only reason for choosing this easy option. The positives were the walking distance to restaurants, clean linens and the fun fact that Queen Elizabeth ll had stayed in our room in the 50's (room or hotel doesn't seem to have been updated since)....

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Wollongong, Australia
Reviewed November 21, 2015 via mobile

I have stayed at The Grand Hotel three times this year, and after visiting hotels all around the world, I can say that this place is value for money. The rooms are clean and comfortable, each with a nice, tidy bathroom. Our room also had an air conditioner, fridge and small flat screen tv. They have older style decor, which...

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Kaitaia, New Zealand
Reviewed September 22, 2015

Our workplace booked into the Grand for team building. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay, although the rooms were dated, they were very clean and tidy. The staff and manager were very accommodating, friendly and helpful. Thank you for your hospitality it was very much appreciated. :)

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Kaitaia, New Zealand
Reviewed September 13, 2015

Very friendly staff and manager. It has everything you need and very reasonable standard. It was comfortable, clean and the security there is great. An all round family atmosphere with a beautiful Thai restaurant. Would highly recommend anyone to this hotel. Thank you to the staff and management for the stay.

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NZ Northland
Reviewed September 13, 2015 via mobile

Our workplace booked into the Grand for a Team Building. We used the downstairs lounge for our planning. The rooms were dated but clean and each room had their own ensuite, toilet and shower, some dble rooms had a bath. Their was also a Thai restaurant in the Hotel where we had dinner, meals were good value, well presented and...

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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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Additional Information about The Grand Hotel

Address: 2 Bank St.,, Whangarei, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Whangarei
Price Range: $42 - $65 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — The Grand Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 29
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“Try and get the room where Her Maj. stayed.”
 of 5 bubbles 158ColinW, Oct 29, 2016 | Read review
“if you are a smoker,request a room near the smokers room,they will book it if you ask and ones available.”
 of 5 bubbles bubalugs, Jul 27, 2014 | Read review
“Ask for Room 35 (it has the balcony!)”
 of 5 bubbles bharvey01, Apr 20, 2011 | Read review
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