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James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor

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Havelock North, New Zealand
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Our room was clean, comfortable and a great base for our busy weekend. So near to everything in the CBD with access to Lambton Quay and shopping!! Walking distance to concert venue and bars and cafes that Wellington is famous for. Great specials on room rates-get on their mailing list.

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Auckland
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The James Cook Hotel is long established and lives up to its great reputation. Central location means you have a short walk to the Golden Mile shopping precinct and numerous conference facilities, government and businesses. Helpful staff and hotel has recently been renovated

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Invercargill, New Zealand
Reviewed yesterday NEW

The hotel was perfectly situated for us. The concert venue was an easy walking distance. As it was such a central location, all the shopping was walking distance as was the museum. I would definitely recommend this hotel to others and use it again!

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Always a pleasure to stay at the James Cook Grand Chancellor. Staff friendly and helpful at all times. We were upgraded to a room on Level 26 and the room was very clean and facilities excellent. It was only a room upgrade and did not include access to the Club Lounge which in some ways felt like an airline upgrade...

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Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The room very comfortable the outlook not the best view for level 1923 looking out onto a cooling tower but overall the experience was good and would not me deter to arrange another trip to stay at this hotel maybe a choice of room would be great if booked in advance

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

A very well located hotel we stayed for a night at Wellington to catch our ferry for South Islands the next morning. Extremely comfortable and very helpful and welcoming staff. An excellent spread of breakfast. Has ample parking.

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Hamilton, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stayed several times and other times have been good. 17th floor noisy and sleep interruptions noticeable compared to other floors I have stayed on Really annoying that want to give a review but to complete it has to be a minimum of 200

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Auckland
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is my preferred hotel and its like a home away from home for me. The staff are great, the location is perfect with access to the Terrace and Lambton Quay. Have been staying at the same hotel for over 10 years!

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Wellington
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It was very hot the night I stayed, it could be good to have access to a fan as there was ability to open a window and the air conditioner would only go down to 18 degrees but the room temp was over 22 degrees

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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

James Cook Hotel was an alright start to our trip in New Zealand. The room was adverage and the food was average as well. I had more expectation with the decor in the rooms but it was clean and comfortable. The location was really good since it was in the city but gave a view to a blank wall.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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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 

Additional Information about James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor

Address: 147 The Terrace, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Greater Wellington > Wellington
Price Range: ₹ 6,937 - ₹ 15,707 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor 4.5*
Number of rooms: 268
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Also Known As:
James Cook Wellington
Hotel Style:
#9 Business Hotel in Wellington
#10 Family Hotel in Wellington
#13 Luxury Hotel in Wellington
#16 Romantic Hotel in Wellington
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