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James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor, Wellington, New Zealand

4.5-starOfficial New Zealand Rating provided by Qualmark®
147 The Terrace, Wellington, 6011, New Zealand

Luxury hotel with 2 restaurants, near St Paul's Cathedral
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Very good8.2
Great location
Fantastic service
Tasty breakfast
Amenities are not the best
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James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor, Wellington, New Zealand

from Rs5,439
  • Terrace Room
  • Double Room, 1 King Bed (Lambton)
  • Club Room, 1 King Bed
  • Twin Room (Lambton)
  • Superior Room, 1 King Bed
  • Family Studio, 2 Double Beds
  • Superior Double Room, 1 King Bed
  • Executive Double Room
  • Executive Twin Room

What’s around James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor, Wellington, New Zealand

Top spots nearby

Recommended by this property

  • Carter Observatory (5-minute walk)
  • Botanic Gardens (7-minute walk)
  • St Paul's Cathedral (9-minute walk)
  • Te Papa (Museum of New Zealand) (9-minute walk)
  • Old St Paul's (10-minute walk)
  • Courtenay Place (12-minute walk)
  • Westpac Stadium (15-minute walk)
  • Mount Victoria Lookout (20-minute walk)
  • Wellington Zoo (38-minute walk)

Getting around

  • Wellington (WLG-Wellington Intl.) - 17 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


  • Check-in time 2 PM-2 AM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
The property is renovating its guestrooms until December 2020 (completion date subject to change). For more details, please contact the property using the number provided on the booking confirmation email.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


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

  • Babysitting/childcare *


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in rooms



  • Valet parking *

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
  • Buffet 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
  • Full-service spa
  • Spa treatment room(s)
  • 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
  • Conference space
  • Meeting rooms
  • Conference center
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Number of buildings/towers - 2
  • Year Built - 1972
  • Elevator/lift
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Television in common areas
  • Accessible bathroom

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
Be entertained
  • LCD TV
  • Satellite TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free weekday newspaper
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator
  • Daily housekeeping

Special features


Absolute Bliss has 3 treatment rooms including rooms for couples. Services include hot stone massages, facials, body wraps, and body scrubs. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including Ayurvedic.

The spa is open select days.


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.


On Site

  • Fitness facilities


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

James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor, Wellington, New Zealand’s small print

Also known as

  • James Cook Chancellor
  • James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor Wellington
  • James Cook Wellington
  • James Cook Chancellor Hotel
  • James Cook Grand
  • James Cook Grand Chancellor
  • James Cook Grand Chancellor Hotel
  • James Cook Grand Chancellor Wellington
  • James Cook Hotel
  • James Cook Hotel Grand
  • James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor


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

Parking height restrictions apply.

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

Reservations are required for spa treatments and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

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

Onsite credit card charges are subject to an extra charge

Valet parking costs NZD 30.00 per night with in/out privileges

Extended parking is available for an extra charge

Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of NZD 32 for adults and NZD 16 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.

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Recent reviews

Very good 8.2 From 1,036 reviews

Very good 8.0
Recommend to family
Mita, nzFamily trip
Very good 8.0
What I expected. Ageing facility and it is starting to show. Perfectly adequate
Jeff, nzBusiness trip
Very good 8.0
Great location
Just a quick stop in Wellington before a flight out. The location is great. The hotel is what you would expect for the cost. Perfectly adequate but small. Clean but there were 3 of us and we had to request the 3rd set of towels, etc because they hadn’t prepared the room. They did charge $1 on two cards at check in (claimed the first didn’t work) for incidentals - while that’s pretty standard, they don’t seem to be refunding it and that’s strange. If you need a convenient location that shuttle drivers know, this hotel would certainly fit that.
usFamily trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great place, Handy to westpac stadium and great to have on site parking
Jared, nzTrip with friends
Exceptional 10.0
Family get away
If your looking 4 a Hotel in the city of Wellington this is the place 4 u. Was empress with our room and even better take a elevator down to the ground floor and your right on the main street of Wellington city. Just a walk away from shops that u could think of.
Rewa, nzFamily trip

James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor, Wellington, New Zealand

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