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Located in the heart of the city, experience Wellington's iconic 4.5 star hotel.

Drive straight to the hotel entrance from State Highway 1 or access the hotel lobby direct from Lambton Quay, Wellington's commercial and retail quarter.

With free high speed internet access and wireless access (capped limit), Sky TV, in house movies, full minibar and tea/coffee making facilities, the hotel's 268 rooms will meet your every need and more.

With two restaurants & bars the dining choice is exceptional, especially the well renowned Whitby's Restaurant and its international buffet dining.

24 hour room service, Infuse Day Spa, onsite fitness room, concierge and reception, covered valet car parking, and close proximity to Wellington's attractions, your love affair with Wellington begins at the James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor.

James Cook High Tea

Available daily between 11.30am and 3.30pm in Whitby's Restaurant.

Enjoy a three tier stand filled with a selection of bite-sized club sandwiches, warm savouries, cakes, chocolate dipped strawberries and scones with jam and cream. Served with bottomless tea and coffee.


The James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor is committed to environmental and social sustainability.

The hotel holds Gold Earthcheck Certification from EC3 Global and Enviro- Gold Accreditation from Qualmark. Winner of the ‘Greenfield Hotel Industry Environmental Initiative Award 2014’.


  • Two accessible bedrooms  
  • The main Conference floor and the 2 restaurants and bars are wheelchair accessible
  • There are accessible toilets located on level 16 (Conference floor) and the lobby level
  • There is direct access to the hotel from the carpark, with no stairs or ramps

Services & facilities

  • Interconnecting rooms
  • Heating
  • Sky TV
  • Smoking area
  • Lift/elevator
  • Air conditioning
  • 24 hour reception
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking - extra charge
  • Valet parking
Food & drink
  • Mini-fridge
  • Mini-bar
  • Bar/lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Tea & coffee facilities
  • Day spa
  • Gym
  • Laundry
  • Luggage storage
  • Room service
  • Dry-cleaning
  • Safe for valuables
  • Concierge
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