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Get an overview of this hotel4.5-star family-friendly hotel, walk to Wellington Cable Car (Lambton Quay Station)

Popular highlights

Free WiFi
Smoke-free property
Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
24-hour front desk
Concierge services

You'll be centrally located in Wellington with a stay at James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor, within a 15-minute walk of St Paul's Cathedral and Carter Observatory.

This 4.5-star hotel is 0.9 mi (1.4 km) from Te Papa (Museum of New Zealand) and 0.9 mi (1.5 km) from Old St Paul's.

Make yourself at home in one of the 268 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators and minibars. Wired and wireless Internet access is complimentary, and LCD televisions with satellite programming provide entertainment. Private bathrooms have complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include phones, as well as desks and complimentary weekday newspapers.

Pamper yourself with a visit to the spa, which offers massages, body treatments, and facials. Additional amenities at this hotel include complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and babysitting/childcare (surcharge).

Grab a bite at Whitbys Restaurant, one of the hotel's 2 restaurants, or stay in and take advantage of the 24-hour room service. Snacks are also available at the coffee shop/café. Need to unwind? Take a break with a tasty beverage at one of the 2 bars/lounges. Buffet breakfasts are served on weekdays from 6:30 AM to 10 AM and on weekends from 6:30 AM to 10:30 AM for a fee.

Featured amenities include complimentary newspapers in the lobby, dry cleaning/laundry services, and a 24-hour front desk.

James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor

Renovations & Closures

The property will be renovating from 01 November 2018 to 31 December 2020 (completion date subject to change). The following areas are affected:
  • Select guestrooms
The following facilities are closed seasonally each year. They will be closed from 25 December to 07 January:
  • Spa
Renovation work will only be conducted during business hours. Every effort will be made to minimize noise and disturbance.

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor features a full-service spa and a fitness center. Dining is available at one of the hotel's 2 restaurants and guests can grab coffee at the coffee shop/café. Guests can unwind with a drink at one of the hotel's 2 bars/lounges. Wireless Internet access is complimentary.

This luxury hotel also offers spa services, tour/ticket assistance, and coffee/tea in a common area. Onsite parking is available (surcharge).

James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor is a smoke-free property.

  • Free use of nearby fitness center 
  • Coffee/tea in common areas 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Number of bars/lounges - 2 
  • Fitness facilities 
  • Full-service spa 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Conference space 
  • Spa treatment room(s) 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Meeting rooms 
  • Year Built - 1972 
  • Coffee shop or café 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge) 
  • Valet parking (surcharge) 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Spa services on site 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Long-term parking (surcharge) 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Number of restaurants - 2 
  • Concierge services 
  • Conference center 
  • Total number of rooms - 268 
  • Television in common areas 
  • Number of floors - 14 
  • Wedding services 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 2 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)  
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)  
  • Refrigerator  

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Long-term parking (surcharge), Valet parking (surcharge)

Room Amenities

  • Air conditioning 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Free weekday newspaper 
  • Phone 
  • Refrigerator 
  • Minibar 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Desk 
  • Satellite TV service 
  • Laptop-friendly workspace 
  • Number of bathrooms -  
  • Free WiFi 
  • Free wired Internet 
  • Dial-up Internet access (surcharge) 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • Down comforter 
  • Pillow menu 
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available 
  • In-room childcare (surcharge) 
  • Room service (24 hours) 
  • LCD TV 

Where to Eat

Buffet breakfasts are available for a surcharge on weekdays between 6:30 AM and 10 AM and on weekends between 6:30 AM and 10:30 AM.

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.

24-hour room service is available.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include a fitness center.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

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

Spa Services

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.

  • Hot stone massage 
  • Number of treatment rooms 3 
  • Couples treatment rooms 
  • Manicures and pedicures 
  • Body wraps 
  • Body treatments 
  • Body scrubs 
  • Facial treatments 
  • Ayurvedic treatments 
  • Massages 

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • In-room accessibility 

Hotel Policies

Check-in

Check-in time ends at 2 AM

Check-in time starts at 2 PM

Minimum check-in age is 18

Special check-in instructions:

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.

Check-out

Check-out time is 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children stay free when using existing bedding.

Pets

  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

  • The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.
  • Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Only service animals are allowed

Parking height restrictions apply

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.