Grand Mercure Wellington
A premium five-star hotel perched above the city amongst nature with panoramic views and close proximity to Cuba Street
A lofty luxury retreat
Positioned on a hill overlooking the Cuba Precinct and surrounded by trees, Grand Mercure Wellington feels like a peaceful retreat from the city – that’s still in the city. The elegant rooms have a sumptuous quality with warm earthy tones and plush fabrics. Enjoy a luxurious rain shower with Amiki Manuka Honey amenities, slip into the provided bathrobe and slippers and choose what you’d like to rest your head on from the pillow menu.
The hotel's interior reflects the close proximity to nature with a lush garden theme that runs throughout the hotel. The warm and welcoming hotel lobby has a glamorous lounge vibe and is the perfect place to start your stay with a complimentary cup of warming kawakawa tea.
Get your body moving in the heated 12-metre indoor pool and in-house gym, which is open 24-hours. If you’d prefer to get some fresh air and explore Wellington’s amazing trail network, ask the concierge for a running and walking map of the area.
Forage for your dinner
Forage Kitchen + Bar has one of the best restaurant views in Wellington – get ready for an epic panorama across the city towards Mount Victoria and the harbour.
In the open kitchen, the chefs prepare local produce root to stem and nose to tail in a bid to be sustainable and minimise food waste. Order a cocktail from the signature creation list to sip and enjoy watching Wellington turn from dusk to night. This is when the city’s lights go on and the stars come out.
Close to cuba precinct
Take the short stroll to Cuba Street to explore Wellington’s best-loved and most colourful street. Wellington’s home of the high/low contrast, eating choices range from delicious bowls of $10 dumplings to lavish degustations at famed Wellington restaurant Logan Brown.
Discover the legendary Bucket Fountain and poke your nose into some of the street’s vintage clothes stores – Ziggurat and Hunters & Collectors are longstanding favourites with the city’s fashionistas.
Meander a little further to the bohemian suburb of Aro Valley and you'll find the home of Wellington’s most famous craft brewery Garage Project and also where you’ll find the acclaimed restaurant Rita. Take the five-minute stroll to Aro Street to check out the street art, try some locally-brewed beer or wine and a plate of freshly-shucked oysters at the Garage Project Taproom.
On your doorstep
The hotel's location is just a short stroll to Wellington's major attractions including Te Papa, the waterfront, Oriental Bay and Lambton Quay. Make sure you acquaint yourself with Grand Mercure Wellington’s lift – it takes the hill climb out of your return journey to the hotel.
Overlooking the city from its elevated position, the Grand Mercure offers sweeping views of the CBD and pretty Rimutaka hills. Its position makes it feel as if you are in a trendy residential part of the city
Services & facilities
|Sky TV, air conditioning, lift/elevator, 24 hour reception, heating, interconnecting rooms, indoor heated lap pool, sauna, gym|
Food & drink
|Restaurant, bar/lounge, tea & coffee facilities|
|Laundry, mini-bar, safe for valuables, dry-cleaning, room service, luggage storage|