My partner and I stayed at James Cook after a lovely new years holiday in the Hawkes Bay. We have stayed here previously (back in 2010) and although the rooms are lovely and we enjoyed our stays overall, we found the use of a hotel as a walkway from Lambton Quay to the Terrace a really large turn off. No matter what time of day there are always crowds of people walking through the hotel for the use of the elevator. After spending the afternoon shopping the last thing I wanted to do was get in to the elevator back up to the hotel and be squashed in with around eight other people who weren't staying in the Hotel but simply trying to avoid walking up the stairs/hill to the terrace. Not good.
- 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. Lift Upgrade Schedule Please note, the hotel is currently replacing all elevators until later in 2018. The schedule has allowed at least one working elevator for each hotel wing throughout the duration of the upgrade. The lift access to Lambton Quay is currently serviced by one elevator. All floors will still be accessible by guests however please note that some delays may be expected during peak times. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- James Cook Wellington