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James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor

4.5-starThis Hotel property is rated 4 star plus.
Great for families

Good to know

  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Beach nearby
  • Free WiFi
147 The Terrace, Wellington, 6011, New Zealand

Luxury hotel with 2 restaurants, near St Paul's Cathedral
  • Free WiFi
  • Great for families

    Good to know

    • In-room childcare (surcharge)
    • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
    • Beach nearby
    • Free WiFi
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  • Lobby looks great but the rest of the hotel is a little tired. On the plus side it is…Feb 20, 2019
  • A good location and helpful that there was ample parking and a valet service. Generally…Feb 11, 2019

James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor

from €87
  • Terrace Room
  • Club Room, 1 King Bed
  • Premium Room
  • Family Studio, 2 Double Beds
  • Executive Double Room
  • Executive Twin Room
  • Junior Studio Suite, Harbor View
  • Suite
  • Deluxe Room

What’s around James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor

Landmarks

  • Heart of Wellington
  • Te Papa (Museum of New Zealand) - 14 min walk
  • Botanic Gardens - 15 min walk
  • Courtenay Place - 16 min walk
  • Westpac Stadium - 21 min walk
  • St Paul's Cathedral - 12 min walk
  • Carter Observatory - 13 min walk
  • Old St Paul's - 14 min walk

Getting around

  • Wellington Intl. Airport (WLG) - 20 min drive
  • Paraparaumu (PPQ) - 42 min drive
  • Wellington Station - 10 min walk
  • Wellington Kaiwharawhara Station - 4 min drive
  • Wellington Crofton Downs Station - 7 min drive

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 268 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 14 floors

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 2:00 PM-anytime
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others

Children

  • Children stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding

  • Babysitting/childcare *

Pets

  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in rooms

Transport

Parking

  • Self parking * on site

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Taking the kids?
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
Food and drink
  • Breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • 2 restaurants
  • 2 bars/lounges
  • Coffee shop/café
  • 24-hour room service
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
Things to do
  • Fitness facilities
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Golf lessons available nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby
  • Free use of nearby fitness center
Working away
  • Number of meeting rooms - 8
  • Conference center
Services
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Porter/bellhop
Facilities
  • Number of buildings/towers - 2
  • Year Built - 1972
  • Elevator
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Television in common areas
Accessibility
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
Languages Spoken
  • Chinese
  • English
  • Hindi

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Pillow menu
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free weekday newspaper
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator
More
  • Daily housekeeping

Special features

Dining

Whitbys Restaurant - This restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Sojourn Cafe and Bar - This café serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, and light fare. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Open select days.

Recreation

On Site

  • Fitness facilities

Nearby

  • Ecotours nearby
  • Golf lessons available nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby

Awards and affiliations

Green / Sustainable Property
This property participates in EarthCheck, a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.

James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor’s small print

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Policies

A credit card imprint is required at check-in. If a valid credit card cannot be produced, a NZD 100 cash bond must be paid at check-in.

Parking height restrictions apply.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a smoke detector on site.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays.

Guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

Optional extras

Credit card charges are subject to an extra charge

Covered self parking costs NZD 30.00 per night with in/out privileges

Rollaway beds are available for NZD 50.0 per day

Breakfast is offered for an extra charge of NZD 33 for adults and NZD 16.50 for children (approximately)

Babysitting/childcare is available for an extra charge

Dial-up Internet access is available in guestrooms for an extra charge

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor

  • Does James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor?
    This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property and guests are provided with hand sanitizer. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Is parking offered on site at James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor?
    Yes. Self parking costs NZD 30.00 per night.
  • Are pets allowed at James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor?
    You can check in from 2:00 PM to anytime. Check-out time is 11 AM.
  • Are there restaurants at or near James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor?
    Yes, there are 2 onsite restaurants. Nearby restaurants include Dillinger's Brasserie & Bar (5-min walk), Astoria (5-min walk), and Smith the Grocer (6-min walk).
  • What is there to do near James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor?
    Recommended spots to visit include St Paul's Cathedral (12-min walk) and Carter Observatory (13-min walk), along with Te Papa (Museum of New Zealand) (14-min walk) and Old St Paul's (14-min walk).

Recent reviews

Very Good 8.4 From 1,213 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
Grand old hotel right in the heart of Wellington
The James Cook hotel is a grand old establishment right in the heart of Wellington. It's located up on the terrace so plenty of great views and it's only a lift ride away down to Lambton Quay. The staff were generous with their time and very helpful. Highly recommended.
Stephen, ie2 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
amazing, lounge facilities were added bonus
brian, ie1 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Good value
Great accommodation, location and service. Room was well stocked and clean. Overall was great stay.
Damien, nz3 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
The Grand
told I couldnt have fresh flowers so purchased my own
Nikolai, nz1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Very good
Lynette, nz1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Amazing staff, super clean rooms, friendly and helpful throughout our stay and a fantastic location too. Highly recommend.
laura, nz1 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Excellent convenient place to stay in Wellington- straight off motorway
B A, nz1 night trip with friends
Good 6.0
VIP Perks Ignored
Although it's listed as a VIP property, we received less than Gold level treatment at the James Cook Hotel. It "wasn't possible" to receive any of the standard benefits: early check-in, room upgrade, or late check-out. They also tried to charge for self-parking until I resisted––it was the advertised hotel 'perk'. Don't come looking for customer service.
us1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
2day trip
Great place to stay. Clean, tidy, helpful staff, good parking. Handy to everything you need.
Rob, nz2 night business trip
Exceptional 10.0
Granny’s treat
I had my 6 year old granddaughter with me and everyone was very helpful and we were very comfortable. Everything she needed for fort-building was right there in the room too! Would stay there again no trouble.😊👍
Debbie, nz1 night trip with friends

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