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About James Cook Grand Chancellor Hotel


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.
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Hotel Facilities

  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour room service
  • babysitting
  • bar
  • business center
  • car hire
  • coffee shop
  • concierge
  • currency exchange
  • dry cleaning
  • elevator
  • executive floor
  • facilities for disabled guests
  • laundry service
  • luggage storage
  • meeting facilities
  • newspapers
  • restaurant
  • room service
  • safety deposit boxes
  • shops
  • smoking area
  • tours

Sports and Recreation

  • fitness center


  • free Wi-Fi in all rooms
  • Wi-Fi in public areas


  • car park
  • valet parking

Languages Spoken

  • English
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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.
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Useful info

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: Yes
Number of Bars: 2
Number of Floors: 15
Number of Restaurants: 2
Number of Rooms : 268
Parking Fee (per day): 29 NZD
Room Voltage: 240
Time to Airport (Minutes): 20
Year Hotel Built: 1972
Year Hotel Last Renovated: 2008
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Recent customer comments

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Solo travelers (30)

Families with young children (11)

Families with older children (21)

Groups (18)

Hotel Condition/Cleanliness
Room Comfort/Standard
Staff Performance
Value for Money

7.6 Rodney S.
New Zealand
March 20, 2016
stayed 2 nights
Bit disappointed as one of the bottled waters in mini bar fridge was already opened (seal broken) and bottle had been refilled, probably from tap in the bathroom! Shower had very little water flow. Otherwise, we enjoyed our stay and found the staff to be friendly and helpful.

9 Michael F.
United Kingdom
March 18, 2016
Central city location
Location, location, location
Very comfortable

7.2 Anton P.
New Zealand
February 26, 2016
It was ok accomodation

7.7 Diane C.
New Zealand
January 16, 2016
A solid choice
Location, room size,quietness
I stay here often and I'm always happy with the hotel. It's getting a bit shabby and dated, though. But I keep returning - the location is brilliant, the rooms are a good size and it's quiet.

8 Debbie W.
United Kingdom
January 10, 2016
Short stay in comfort
Service, comfort and cleanliness

United Kingdom
January 01, 2016
Rooms, staff and location
Easy access to the city and close to the harbour. Large room and comfortable. We enjoyed our stay. Charges for car parking are the only complaint.

8 ALan B.
United Kingdom
January 14, 2016
Did not appreciate paying daily rate for parking in the hotel - should be free when you are a guest

8 William W.
December 31, 2015
Good Wellington Hotel
room size, view, location
We had an upgraded room for 3 nights which was very good. The dining room is very large and with a good view. The buffet was good. The only problem was a large family with very noisy shouting children which disrupted the atmosphere of the dining room. I am sure this is a random event which not the Hotel's fault. The desk staff were helpful and I would stay there again if in Wellington

8 Mark S.
New Zealand
December 19, 2015
James Cook Hotel
central location, value for money and friendly service
We enjoyed our stay at James Cook Hotel. The rooms were comfortable with all necessary amenities. Value for money with central location and friendly service.

8.7 phillip B.
New Zealand
November 23, 2015
value for money
locaition staff value