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James Cook Grand Chancellor Hotel

147 The Terrace, Wellington Central, Wellington, New Zealand 6011 (Show on map)

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"The heating in the room, the room service lady we met, and..."

  • Teresa, New Zealand
  • 25 July 2015
  • Area: Wellington Central
  • Rooms : 268
  • Free Wi-Fi

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Room Types
Terrace Room
Terrace room with Breakfast
Terrace Room
Run of House
Run of House
Lambton Room with Breakfast
Club King
Lambton Room
Lambton Twin Room
Lambton Twin Room with Breakfast
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Lambton Room
Lambton Twin Room
Premium with Breakfast
1-Bedroom Suite
One Bedroom Suite


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Features of James Cook Grand Chancellor Hotel

24-hour front desk

24-hour room service



business center

car hire

car park

coffee shop


currency exchange


executive floor

facilities for disabled guests

laundry service

luggage storage

meeting facilities



room service

safety deposit boxes


smoking area


Sports and Recreation

fitness center


free Wi-Fi in all rooms

Wi-Fi in public areas


car park

valet parking

Languages Spoken



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Found in the center of Wellington’s business and retail district, James Cook Grand Chancellor Hotel is ideally located for both the business traveler and visiting tourist. As the city is only a couple of kilometers wide, walking can get you just about anywhere. The wine growing valleys of Wairarapa and Marlborough are also easily accessible from the hotel. Wellington is also excellent for mountain biking, sailing, walking, as well as helicopter tours. After an adventurous day spent exploring the city, a trip to the Bodyhaven Spa is a must to rejuvenate for the next day. James Cook Grand Chancellor Hotel is a well-priced hotel in an excellent location in Wellington. Found in the center of Wellington’s business and retail district, James Cook Grand Chancellor Hotel is ideally located ... see more
Sojourn Café will be open from 07:00 AM to 03:00 PM on Mondays to Fridays only.

Children and extra beds:
Infant 0-2 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding. Note, if you need a cot there may be an extra charge.
Children 3-12 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.

Guests over 12 years old are considered as adults.

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose, please check the individual room policy for more details.

When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Breakfast Charge (when not included in room rate)
31 NZD

Check-In From
02:00 pm

Check-Out Until
11:00 am

Distance from City Center
0 KM

Distance to Airport
10 km

Internet Usage Fee
10 NZD

Non-Smoking Rooms / Floors

Number of Bars

Number of Floors

Number of Restaurants

Number of Rooms

Parking Fee (per day)
29 NZD

Room Voltage

Time to Airport (Minutes)

Year Hotel Built

Year Hotel Last Renovated

The lift tower is undergoing renovation from not until December 31, 2015. Guests may need to change lifts to access certain floors.

The Infuse Spa is temporarily relocated to Level 23.

The lobby and hotel entrance is undergoing renovation from now until December 31, 2015.

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Teresa G. Couples New Zealand, 25 July 2015
Won't go back

The heating in the room, the room service lady we met, and kind of the location
It was quite disappointing unfortunately. The room was more run down than advertised, and there was no caution of the construction that the hotel was under when we stayed there. We were woken in the mornings by construction noises like banging and drilling directly below us. We were only staying for two nights but if we had stayed longer we would have requested another room or gone to another hotel.
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Rose F. Couples New Zealand, 18 July 2015
James Cook review

Location, valet service, cost
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Iwan S. Families with young children Indonesia, 22 June 2015
good location

location location location
Te papa museum about 15 minute walk.
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Robert B. Couples New Zealand, 1 June 2015
James cook

Good reception,excellent concierge,well liy
Coffee bar was shut and the Whitby restaurant was very ordinary food with the man in charge giving the impression that he wasnt interested in the patrons.
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Leeanne T. Families with older children Australia, 27 April 2015
needs free wifi

view, staff service, comfortable beds
well kept older style hotel in a central locatin. wifi access is expensive at $10 per device per 24 hours with limited speed and download capacity
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Lucy O. Groups New Zealand, 19 April 2015
Happy shopper

Location, food and price
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Michael C. Couples New Zealand, 12 April 2015
2 nights on the town

Room was comfortable ,the staff were friendly and helpful and try and get a suite... the perks were top notch
We were both really satisfied with everything The complimentary drinks between 5 and 7 were so much fun Would definitely stay again
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Ke L. Business travelers China, 12 April 2015
already 3rd stay here

location, parking, comfort
that is very good experience again. I stayed in this hotel since January, and it is my 3rd time stay. good.
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Ke L. Business travelers China, 10 April 2015
good location and value for money

location, near the CBD, near the sea
it's good, very nice stay.
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William D. Couples New Zealand, 5 April 2015
James Cook Chancellor Hotel

friendly service, clean , excellent location and parking
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Customers like this hotel for:
Nearest transport:
  • Wellington Railway Station (0.7 Km / 9 min walk)
Area recommended for:
  • restaurants
  • shopping
  • sightseeing
Distance to airport:
  • Wellington International Airport (5.7 Km)
Customer comments:
  • "comfortable" , "Great location" , "Spacious room"
Top attractions in the area:
  • The Wellington Cable Car (0.1 Km / 2 min walk)
  • Kirkcaldie & Stains (0.2 Km / 3 min walk)
  • Waterfront Walkway (0.3 Km / 4 min walk)
  • Museum of Wellington City & Sea (0.3 Km / 4 min walk)
Note: Distances are measured as a straight line, calculated from a starting point to a destination point.

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