We recently spent 4 days at the James Cook.
We arrived at 1.15am to be told we had been upgraded from a superior to a Club Room, what a wonderful surprise.
Our room was spacious and very clean. It had everything we needed, including bathrobes and slippers.
We didn't have a view at all, which is a shame.
The bathroom was clean, the only thing I didn't like was the plastic shower curtain and shower over the bath, but that seems very common in NZ.
We ate breakfast at the loung each morning, which was wonderful. I also took advantage of the free interent there to keep in touch with home.
You could have snacks all day and from 5.30 or so hot nibbles and alcoholic drinks.
It was lovely just to chill out there and enjoy the view both day and night.
A quick elevator trip down and you were on Lambton Quay, a street which took you anywhere on Wellingtons exceeptional transport system. I would wander around for half a day, go back for a rest & a coffee in the lounge and then back out again, it was so convenient.
We ate twice at the restaurant, a very satisfying buffet ($39 a head).
The service from everyone at the hotel was excellent, especially the staff in the lounge. They helped with directions to various places.
Although this is an old hotel, we could not fault our stay there.
- 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