This hotel has a perfect location, with lift going straight down to Lambton Quay and bus stops almost outside. Perfect for Super Gold Card holders! We could literally hop on and off throughout the city for nothing. We never use a car in Wellington, except as passengers of our sons.
This was the second year my husband and I have stayed at this hotel in order to celebrate "Guy Fawkes Night" with our grandchildren, who live in Wellington.
Our suite overlooked the harbour and the lounge windows provided a superb view of the Firework display from the barges in the harbour.
The rooms are large and comfortable with enormous beds. The room service was very good. We chose to have all our meals in our room and both the continental and hot breakfasts were excellent.
The evening meals were as the dining room and unlike many room service meals in other hotels were hot!
We have used the dining room on previous visits and the service there was excellent but after a tiring day we were content to relax in the comfort of our room.
The staff without exception were lovely.
One left a little bag of chocolates for our grandchildren, when she heard the were coming to watch the fireworks.
The looks on my grand children's faces, their "oohs and aahs" as the spectacular unfolded above the city skyline will be remembered for some time, as will the kind gesture by that staff member.
It really is the little things that count.
- 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