$94 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Apr 27, 2015 Check-out: Apr 28, 2015

James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor

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

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
4.1
out of 5
18 reviews
Great place

Easy walking distance to everything in the CBD, but the town essentially shuts down by 6 pm, so you... See full review

  • travelZ14
  • Jan 12, 2015
1 day trip in Wellington

The location of this hotel is excellent, just nearby the main street (Lambton St./shopping & CBD... See full review

  • FenFenFen
  • Sep 29, 2011
Majestic leading hotel in Wellington

The James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor, ideally situated in the heart of Wellington, is the perfect base from which to explore the top sites and attractions in New Zealand's capital city. Within a short walk of many of the city's top attractions, the hotel affords guests comfortable accommodations and onsite bars and restaurants, the Sojourn Café & Bar and Whitby's Restaurant & Bar.

3 Reasons To Stay:
  • Central location

  • Two exceptional bars and restaurants

  • Access to Bodyhaven Spa

James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor Rooms
The James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor offers 268 rooms and suites in a variety of layouts and comfort standards. Terrace and Lambton rooms are spacious and stylish with sophisticated décor and premium furnishings. The neutral tones in these rooms, coupled with the excellent views from the large, light-filled windows, provide a sense of relaxation and calm. Guests also have access to amenities such as Wi-Fi, minibar, tea and coffee-making facilities and an ensuite bathroom. Style and sophistication are personified in the Club King rooms, as guests are treated to an experience like no other, including welcome fruit and chocolates, complimentary breakfast, local calls, broadband internet and evening drinks and snacks. Guests should look out for the spa crystals in the luxury bathrooms, with Forest and Bird amenities, which support the charity of the same name. Suites are also available and they provide a sumptuous home away from home, including a kitchenette and access to the Executive Club Lounge.
Things To Do:
  • City Gallery (0.5 mi/900m)

  • The Wellington Cable Car (0.7 miles/1.2 km)

  • New Zealand Opera House (1 miles/1.7 km)

  • Te Papa Tongarewa (1.3 miles/2.1 km)

  • Karori Sanctuary (1.4 miles/2.4 km)

  • Weta Cave (5.1 miles/8.3 km)

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James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor Rooms

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.
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.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Elevators
Activities
Fitness center or spa
Fitness Center
Spa
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
24 hour room service
Room service
Services
Business center
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

Nearby points of interest

  • Cable Car: 0.3 mi
  • New Zealand Parliament Buildings: 0.5 mi
  • Te Papa Museum: 0.6 mi
  • Kilbirnie: 2.6 mi
  • Miramar: 3.1 mi
  • Seatoun: 4 mi
  • Newlands: 4.8 mi

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

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.
Room Service
Available 24 Hours. Select from the in room menu.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
2:00 PM
Check-out:
11:00 AM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the 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

4.1 / 5
5.01.0
18 out of 18
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4.7
Hotel staff:
4.4
Comfort:
4.5
Location:
4.8
Value:
4.4

94% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
travelZ14
Business
Sun City
Jan 12, 2015

Great place

Easy walking distance to everything in the CBD, but the town essentially shuts down by 6 pm, so you need to eat or shop early.

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

Business

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Review of James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
GoVikes
Business
Michigan, USA
Jan 20, 2013

Tired Old Hotel

No free Internet in rooms - cheap! Management does not want to spend any money for guest comfort. Management also does a poor job of maintenance as there was black tape to seal gap between two windows. What a joke. Overall, I would pick a different hotel.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Te Pappa, Botonic Garden, and Zealandia - a must visit.

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Review of James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
SJV3
Business
New York, NY, USA
Apr 16, 2012

awesome value for your money

I had a great experience. The hotel was clean, modern, had a great location, helpful staff and honestly a great price for the hotel. It is located in the financial district and a short walk to the main strips.

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Short walk to museums which are all free and really great in Wellington.

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Review of James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
nzhoneymooner
Business
NC
Dec 4, 2011

Nice hotel, but a few extra fees

This hotel was in a great location - east walking distance to the water and lots of restaurants, etc. We were surprised with the extra charge for using a credit card to pay.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
FenFenFen
Business
Taipei
Sep 29, 2011

1 day trip in Wellington

The location of this hotel is excellent, just nearby the main street (Lambton St./shopping & CBD area), and is very convenient for any kinds of public transportation.

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

take the elevator 5 down to Lambton st. and take cable car to Cable Car Museum, after that, you can take the free shuttle to Zealandia next to Cable Car Museum. After visiting Zealandia, take the free shuttle back and take a walk in Botanic garden next to Cable Car Museum. There is a main/popular walk which could lead you to the Beehive to take an one hour free tour to the Parliament building.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Annam
Business
Silicon Valley, CA
Apr 22, 2011

No good wifi coverage

I am specifically writing this feedback because of my not-so-great experience with wifi coverage, or more specifically lack of it in james cook. The hotel experience was otherwise OK but in certain parts of the hotel wifi coverage is lacking so watch out!

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

Business

Entertainment tip: In Hotel

Pick a room where wifi coverage is good.

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Review of James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Jan 30, 2011

Very pleased

Hotel is conveniently located. Room was clean and neat. Staff was very friendly and helpful. One reveiw said the hotel was older but it definitely been remodeled.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

You must go to Cuba street to check out all of the resturants and night life. My wife and I are both in our 60's but we had a great meal both evenings and enoyed just walking around.

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Review of James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Colorado
Nov 26, 2010

Great location, very comfortable

Very comfortable room. Super location. There's an elevator in the lobby down to the main street (Lambton Quay). This saves a lot of walking. One problem with room. If you're an older person - the bathtub/shower was hard to get in and out of. There are good handholds which saved the day.

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

Business

Money-saving tip: In Hotel

Don't do anything extra at the hotel - like use internet ($15-30), watch movies on TV ($14), etc. It all costs. Oh and breakfast delivered to your room ($22-29).

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Review of James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Boise, Idaho
Oct 18, 2010

Great place to catch your breathe

We loved our room. Very spacious and the shower was lovely. Had a good dinner and breakfast. The internet usage got a little expensive - but probably because we skyped family and it used up a lot of power. Very close to downtown.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
alexandria VA
May 18, 2010

Wellington's James Cook Chancellor hotel

We had a great experience with the James Cook hotel. It was in a terrific location, walkable to everything -- which we did. The room was mid-size and the beds were very comfortable. Quiet 15th floor location. We can recommend this hotel to anyone. We did not try the hotel restaurant -- there were too many other enticing dining choices around Wellington! If we had one wish, it would be that the piano bar in the lobby stay open later.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Hit Cuba Street for the young and hip restaurant scene. It's an 8-10 block walk from the hotel.

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