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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.

Complimentary Wi-Fi, 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.


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

Lift Upgrade Schedule

The James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor will commence work replacing all seven elevators from the beginning of July 2017 through to mid-2018.

The schedule has allowed at least one working elevator for each hotel wing throughout the duration of the upgrade. All floors will still be accessible by guests however please note that some delays may be expected during peak times.

July to late Nov: Guest Rooms affected are Lambton, Premium, Club King & Suites

Late 2017 to mid-2018: Guest Rooms affected are the Terrace & Family Room

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
  • Close
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