US$91 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in 31 May 2015 Check-out 1 Jun 2015

James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor

4 stars
View map of 147 The Terrace, PO Box 2429, Wellington, 6145

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
4.6
out of 5
205 reviews
Central Convenience

Right in the heart of Wellington with access to both the Terrace and Lambton Quay you couldn't get... See full review

  • RJJC
  • 24 Nov 2014
Excellent central location

Corner room with Wellington view - excellent. Very central - park car and all you require is in... See full review

  • Johnny Boy
  • 5 Oct 2014
Whether for a business stay or a pleasure getaway, the James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor Wellington with its friendly hospitality, modern conveniences and superior service will make your holiday a memorable one.
General

This elegant hotel provides comprehensive conference and banqueting facilities suitable for all types of business events from one-to-one meetings to large seminars and residential conferences. For your comfort and relaxation, the property offers a fitness centre and a spa with various services such as massages, body treatments and luxury facials in an atmosphere of peace and serenity.



Location

Located at the heart of Wellington's commercial and retail districts, this elegant property has direct access to the major shopping precinct of Lambton Quay and only a short walk to the city's government and corporate offices. The Parliament, Wellington Convention Centre, Westpac Stadium, TSB Arena and Botanic Gardens are all within 10 minutes walk from the hotel.



  • 8 km to the Airport (Wellington)
Dining

The Whitby's Restaurant and Bar offers delicious smorgasbord breakfast and excellent meals for lunch and dinner. You can also relax at the Sojourn Cafe Bar with international cuisine and finest New Zealand wines.
Rooms

Creating a relaxing atmosphere, this Wellington hotel offers 260 comfortable rooms and suites that come with all the modern conveniences to ensure you a pleasant stay.

James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor Rooms

Premium Room
Corner room on higher floors with city and harbour views, couch, mini bar, shower over bath, High Speed Internet Access, desk, air conditioning, tea/coffee making facilities.
Terrace Room
Room offers 2 double beds with working desk, air conditioning, alarm clock, color TV, hairdryer, heating, refrigerator, tea and coffee making facilities, kettle, voicemail, valet service, iron/ironing board, broadband internet access, minibar, and ensuite bathroom with shower over bath. Smoking or non-smoking rooms available. No rollaway beds can be accommodated.
Lambton Room
Room offers 1 king or 1 double and 1 single bed with working desk, air conditioning, alarm clock, color TV, hairdryer, heating, refrigerator, tea and coffee making facilities, kettle, voicemail, valet service, iron/ironing board, broadband internet access, minibar, and ensuite bathroom with shower over bath. All rooms are non-smoking.
One Bedroom Suite
Spacious room with separate lounge, Hollywood King Size bed, ensuite bathroom, lounge has two couches, coffee table, working desk.
Club King Room
Room offers 1 king bed with receive welcome fruit & chocolates, and exclusive Forest & Bird amenities, In CLUB LOUNGE RECEIVE FREE:-Local calls,broadband, Buffet Breakfast in Whitby's Restaurant, snacks and Drinks 24-7, with working desk, air conditioning, alarm clock, color TV, hairdryer, heating, refrigerator, tea and coffee making facilities, kettle, voicemail, valet service, iron/ironing board, broadband internet access, minibar, and ensuite bathroom with shower over bath. All rooms are non-smoking. No rollaway beds can be accommodated. *Includes Club Lounge Access* Benefits include: Complimentary Buffet Breakfast served in Whitby's Restaurant, In the Club Lounge receive complimentary Drinks and Nibbles between 5pm - 7pm. FREE High Speed Internet in Club Lounge * King bed * Turndown service* 100MB interet free in room.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Elevators
Activities
Fitness centre or spa
Fitness Center
Spa
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
24 hour room service
Room service
Services
Business centre
Laundry service
Childcare Service
In-Room Safe
Tour desk
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Conference facilities
Currency exchange
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities
Accessible facilities
Wheel chair access
Service dogs allowed
Accessible parking
Public areas wheelchair accessible for disabled
Wheelchair accessible elevators
Ramp access to buildings
Brailled elevators

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Hotel Map

-41.2844 174.7742
Area served
Wellington
Nearby airports
Wellington Airport
Area description
The James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor is located right in the heart of Wellington, the hotel has direct access to the major shopping precinct of Lambton Quay and only a short walk to the city's government and corporate offices. Parliament, Wellington Convention Centre, Westpac Stadium, TSB Arena, Te Papa, the Cable Car and Botanic Gardens are all within 10 minutes walk of the hotel.

Nearby points of interest

  • Cable Car: 0.5 km
  • New Zealand Parliament Buildings: 0.7 km
  • Te Papa Museum: 1 km
  • Kilbirnie: 4.1 km
  • Miramar: 4.9 km
  • Seatoun: 6.5 km
  • Newlands: 7.8 km

Meeting facilities

Meeting Info
Choose one of our eight well-appointed conference rooms as the backdrop for your next event of up to 240 delegates. Reward your guests with enticing catering cuisine and a superb level of personalised service. In addition to high-speed internet connectivity throughout the hotel, we offer cutting-edge audiovisual equipment and technical support to ensure flawlessly executed presentations.

Dining

Room Service
Available 24 Hours. Select from the in room menu.
Whitby's Restaurant
Whitby's Bar & Restaurant offers its patrons a delicious array of choices from buffet to a la carte to light meals.
Sojourn Cafe
Sojourn cafe is located in the lobby with an exciting menu of international cuisine. The hotel also has a resident pianist playing 6 nights a week.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
14:00
Check-out:
11:00

Terms and conditions

Extra charges may apply for children. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the quoted rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

Ratings and reviews for James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor

Overall score

4.6 / 5
5.01.0
205 out of 205
Amenities:
4.3
Cleanliness:
4.6
Hotel staff:
4.4
Comfort:
4.3
Location:
4.7
Value:
4.3

99% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Mumof4sons
Business
Hastings
8 May 2015

Lovely stay on Terrace

Late checkout and free wi-fi appreciated. Room very comfy. Access to Lambton Quay awesome. Great coffee at good price in Whitbys with buffet breakfast special - Yum!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
someone else has my name
Business
auckland NZ
2 Dec 2014

Been there many times

I have stayed at James Cook more times than I can remember and never had a bad experience

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Leanne from Tauranga
Business
Mount Maunganui
27 Nov 2014

Handy Location-Fantastic Staff

Great Service, nothing was a problem! Had a rude awaking at 2.45am one morning with the Fire Alarm with a quick exist down the stairs from the 24th floor. Staff were all in control and had the situation very much in hand. Was a false alarm (we were never told the outcome)? I would defiantly stay again the staff were FANTASTIC.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Shiree
Business
Christchurch
27 Nov 2014

Great central city stopover

Great warm welcome at reception. Nice room,bathroom bit dated and could hear running water through the walls, but very comfortable. Shower ok Great comfortable bed for good nights sleep. Great location in the centre of the city. Very reasonable. Only there one night, but was nice and cosy. Arrived late and left in morning, so not a long stay. Wall Hairdryer old, with one setting,

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
RJJC
Business
Auckland, New Zealand
24 Nov 2014

Central Convenience

Right in the heart of Wellington with access to both the Terrace and Lambton Quay you couldn't get any better location. Access to the waterfront, theatre, performing arts, museums and shopping are all easy walking. There are heaps of restaurants to choose from and the hotel's own restaurants are top class as well. The bed was situated pretty close to one wall so when getting up in the dark I managed to bang my head on the corner of the picture frame (I shifted the bed as much as I could the next day) otherwise room comfort would also be a 5. Newspaper was not delivered as requested at check in - hence the 4 for amenities.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Time-saving tip: In Hotel

Use the Hotel to Lambton Quay lifts - saves taxi fares and hill walking to access restaurants and shops.

Review of James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Johnny Boy
Business
Hawkes Bay
5 Oct 2014

Excellent central location

Corner room with Wellington view - excellent. Very central - park car and all you require is in working distance. Room very comfortable and roomy. Great place to stay.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Pravda or Shed 5

Review of James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
AussieSoccerFan
Business
Melbourne, Australia
31 Jul 2014

Value room for short trip

Comfy stay in good hotel. Good CBD location, easy access to rest of the city

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Marvic
Business
Auckland
27 Jun 2014

Quick Break

Hotel and Room was great as were staff The dinner meal in Whitbys was a disappointment with both mains being poor quality as to cooking and seasoning . Not what was expected at all given the prices charged and we would not eat there again

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
SHARKY
Business
MOUNT MAUNGANUI NEW ZEALAND
22 May 2014

GREAT FOR GRANNY WITH LIMITED MOBILITY,TEENAGERS FOR CLOSNESS TO ALL WELLINGTON HAS TO OFFER AND MUM

GREAT HAVING LIFT ACCESS TO LAMBTON QUAY.REALLY HELPFUL FRIENDLY STAFF FROM THE CLEANERS TO CONCIERGE,WAIT STAFF TO FRONT DESK.OUR ROOMS WERE WARM,CLEAN AND WELL PRESENTED....QUIET AND CLOSE TO WELLINGTONS SHOPPING EATERIES AND WATER FRONT.YES WE WOULD STAY HERE AGAIN.OUR ONE DISSAPPOINTMENT WAS THAT THE CABLE CAR WAS CLOSED FOR MAINTENANCE WHEN THERE WERE THOUSANDS OF EXTRA VISITORS HERE FOR VICTORIA UNI'S GRADUATION AND WE WERE SO LOOKING FORWARD TO TAKING GRANNIE THERE.WE VISITED FRIENDS AND FAMILY, WENT TO TEPAPA,SATURDAY MARKETS, BEACH AT LYALL BAY, BNZ CURRENCY MUSEUM ,TRAIN STATION ,GRADUATION STREET PARADE AND CEREMONY AT MICHEAL FOWLER CENTER AS WELL AS SHOPPING AND EATING OUT ON THE WATERFRONT

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Time-saving tip: Short drive from hotel

IF A STRANGER TO CENTRAL WELLINGTON IN THE RAIN AND RUSH HOUR TRAFFIC USE THE FRIENDLY TAXIS,,,TAKES SO MUCH STRESS OUT OF GETTING FROM A TO B ON TIME AS THEY KNOW ALL THE SHORT CUTS AND ONE WAY STREETS

Review of James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Godfather of the Pacific
Business
Auckland, New Zealand
1 May 2014

Very Convenient Business Accommodation

Very Happy with Room, Cleanliness, Comfort, Reception and Concierge, Only let down was the extremely slow service in the Sojourn Cafe & Bar for Food and Beverages on Wednesday evening.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

Kirkcaldie & Stains for an extensive selection of top quality goods

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