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Windsor, Canada
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Looked like the bathroom had not been cleaned for who knows how long! Hairs in the bottom of the shower stall, along the edge of the shower doors, drain in the shower was dirty. Soap scum. Complained to the manager, he came up to clean it with apologies and blamed the other staff for their inability to do their job...

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Uley, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I just had to write a review to compliment the bar staff at the Grand Irish Bar. Not only did they arrange for one of their boyfriends to give us a lift back to our motel when a thunderstorm hit complete with torrential rain, but then phoned our motel to tell us we had left mobile phone and specs behind....

Thank paminandy
Reviewed 1 week ago NEWvia mobile

Stayed here for one night whilst visiting Wanganui- the hotel is lovely and the setting is perfect. The hotel has an Irish bar which has a relaxed atmosphere and does lovely food - well worth a stay. The location is also perfect and central to all shops and amenities.

Thank StacksnTressels
Napier, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed in the upgraded (Modern) rooms at the rear of the Hotel. If there was a rating of good then we would have opted for that. I am sure there are better but at the price for this accommodation then it was better than average but short of very good. Clean, tidy, quiet good friendly service. The building is...

1Thank A40
Prague, Czech Republic
Reviewed 10 January 2017

We came here to eat and drink Guinness and were not disappointed. The food was huge and great value. I had lamb shanks and the meat just fell off the bone. My offsider had the fish and chips but with pan fried instead of battered and she said it was very good indeed. If you are looking for no nonsense,...

1Thank thatoldbloke
Whakatane, New Zealand
Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

We (2 couples) stayed here for Xmas & Boxing day nights. We found it an ideal place, we arrived in a car but the hotel is very well versed for having motorcyclists stay. The rooms are clean & quite adequate for the price. Our rooms had ensuite, fridge & coffee making facilities. Would stay here again? Absolutely

2Thank 01Tricky
Waikato Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 31 December 2016

We waited a while for staff to appear at reception, but when they did they were helpful and pleasant. The room was a good size and well appointed with a door to a shared balcony. The bathroom was musty with an unpleasant mouldy smell probably due to no ventilation. Off street carparking was crowded on the night we stayed. The...

Thank letterboxthecat
Reviewed 27 November 2016

I've eaten in a lot of different places in Wanganui and around the world so I thought I would share my thoughts on the Irish Pub section. I am always pleased with the food and service I get here, and for the price this is one of the best places to eat, particularly if you have a family, and I...

2Thank Richard B
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Great location, in the middle of town, we continue to return for several reasons. The Grand offers great value, a good continental breakfast is included, friendly helpful staff. The lift offers easy access to rooms. There is plenty of parking for guests. The rooms are clean & tidy & we always sleep well while staying. It is a unique Art...

1Thank Sue T
Hamilton & Waikato Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

What a great place to stay as a group they put all of our motorbikes in their garage staff are very warm and welcoming to the bar lady even knew how to pour a good Guinness The continental breakfast is what it is you can also pay for a cooked breakfast

Thank thistledoons

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Casino and Gambling
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Banquet Room
  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Conference Facilities

Additional Information about The Grand Hotel

Address: Corner St. Hill & Guyton Streets, Whanganui 4541, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Manawatu-Wanganui Region > Whanganui
Price Range: ₹ 4,503 - ₹ 5,309 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Grand Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 53
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“Rooms in the refurbished wing at the rear are quieter, a small hike to the front and dining rooms”
 of 5 bubbles A40, 3 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Refurbished rooms offer a balcony & are sunny & views of the hills. Very central to everything..”
 of 5 bubbles 460SueT, 14 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The first floor rooms with double beds in the annexe represent good value for money.”
 of 5 bubbles PerryB137, 26 Aug 2016 | Read review
“I didn;t stay there myself as I am local so this review is about the conference facilities.”
 of 5 bubbles Artisteyes, 22 May 2016 | Read review
“Our room was quiet as it was against the carpark.”
 of 5 bubbles theriversiders, 16 May 2016 | Read review
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