Booked into the James Cook because it was close to the Stadium for the ACDC concert - also figured all the Boguns would be in cheaper accommodation! Unfortunately had 3 young lads in the room next to us who partied all night. That wasn't too bad but the walls were so thin we could hear every word (even the fact that one of them had been kicked out of the concert - & he seemed proud of himself!).
Have stayed in hundreds of hotels around the world & this was (I thought) one of the higher class & yet was the worst for sound insulation I've ever slept in.
When I mentioned it to the receptionist she made some bland comment about "most of the rooms are sound proof, maybe not that one" Great so we got the only one with thin walls - yeah right!
Would still recommend the hotel but not on a busy night in Wellington & probably wouldn't go back myself.
- 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. For meetings and events, the Hotel has a diverse selection of eight meeting and conference rooms, catering for up to 350 delegates. The entire conference floor and Whitby's Restaurant can also be utilised for large events and tradeshows for up to 600 guests. The hotel offers fresh, modern facilities along with a state of the art sound system. The dedicated Functions team are on hand to provide advice, information and ideas along with professional and friendly assistance. Experience the highest standards of service at Wellington's definitive accommodation and conference venue; the James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- James Cook Wellington