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Distinction Whangarei Hotel & Conference Centre

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9 Riverside Drive, Whangarei 0112 New Zealand
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#23 of 35 in Whangarei
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Distinction Whangarei Hotel & Conference Centre is perfectly suited to both business and leisure travellers. All 115 comfortable guest rooms & suites are air-conditioned and offer free unlimited WiFi & 50+ SKY TV channels. Conveniently located opposite the stunning Whangarei Town Basin and a few minutes walk from the city centre and Whangarei’s most tranquil bush walks. The majestic Bay of Islands is less than one hour’s drive from our 4 star hotel. Savour delicious cuisine at the on-site Portobello Restaurant and Anchor Down Lounge Bar. Work out in the fitness centre, swim in the indoor heated pool or relax in the spa. The hotel also caters for conferences and functions of up to 130 guests.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Baggage storage
Parking
Wifi
Hot bath
Indoor pool
Heated pool
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Currency exchange
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Air conditioning
Desk
Room service
Safe
Coffee / tea maker
Minibar
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Telephone
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
On-demand films
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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Pete wrote a review Mar 2022
Whanganui, New Zealand18 contributions6 helpful votes
We were visiting Whangarei to attend a funeral and The lovely staff allowed us to check in late as we had been turned away from our previously booked motel due to their check in Policy. Staff here are wonderful and really do make you feel welcome. The Buffet Breakfast is an absolute must and was fantastic after a huge day of travel the previous day. The hospitality and professionalism shown means when we visit Whangarei at any point in the future this will be our first choice every time.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled
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PeterN1999 wrote a review Jul 2021
Tauranga, New Zealand70 contributions8 helpful votes
Stayed here just the one night on our way north. We had standard queen room, the bed was comfortable but the pillows had been very sloppily covered with slips, only just. Did wonder if the bed had been changed but further inspection appeared ok. The shower surrounds outside needed a good scrub. Inside the shower was clean. We had dinner in the restaurant, we both chose fish and chips, all very nice especially the slaw. We were not told what the fish of the day was nor the roast. We were not asked whether we would like dessert or coffee. Very casual service with only one other couple in the restaurant at the time. We chose to have breakfast in the restaurant the next day for convenience. What a silly decision. We chose full buffet, the scrambled egg was cold and tasteless, as was the bacon but it did have a nice Smokey flavour bonus. The mushrooms were delicious but cold. The bread available for toast was bog standard white, no other offered. We are coffee appreciates and noticed the included coffee was bulk stuff. Noticed that the only other diners had different mugs and heard a member of staff asking for a long black so asked if they had a proper coffee machine , yes oh joy we ordered 2 long blacks,very nice coffee but we had to pay extra. Definitely would not recommend this breakfast.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled
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Rowena B wrote a review Jul 2021
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Our stay was very disappointing ! Very Mouldy bathroom and curtains Carpets in whole complex dirty and Un vacuumed Bed very uncomfortable could feel all the springs Standard room very basic and had a hurried feel of its presentation . Bar area un inviting Pool table out of action . Won’t stay again .
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled
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Wheller151 wrote a review Jun 2021
Palmerston North, New Zealand113 contributions28 helpful votes
Stayed Monday and Thursday nights passing through. Hotel is a bit tired but clean and functional with friendly helpfull staff. Food quality up to standards expected. Priced very reasonable. Will be staying again on my next visit and will recomend to others.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled
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Happiness230400 wrote a review May 2021
Auckland Central, New Zealand1 contribution
Bedding threadbare and pillows lumpy. Towels nice and friendly staff but honestly get some new sheets. Breakfast too expensive for what it is. Room service was good but burger buns very stale lucky I don’t usually eat the bread anyway.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled
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PRICE RANGE
US$92 - US$133 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
New ZealandNorth IslandNorthland RegionWhangarei
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Distinction Whangarei Hotel & Conference Centre
Which popular attractions are close to Distinction Whangarei Hotel & Conference Centre?
Nearby attractions include Claphams Clocks - The National Clock Museum (0.2 km), Town Basin (0.2 km), and Hundertwasser Art Centre (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Distinction Whangarei Hotel & Conference Centre?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Distinction Whangarei Hotel & Conference Centre?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Distinction Whangarei Hotel & Conference Centre?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Distinction Whangarei Hotel & Conference Centre?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Distinction Whangarei Hotel & Conference Centre?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Quay, Mokaba Cafe, and Serenity Cafe.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Distinction Whangarei Hotel & Conference Centre?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Is Distinction Whangarei Hotel & Conference Centre located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.8 km away from the centre of Whangarei.
Are any cleaning services offered at Distinction Whangarei Hotel & Conference Centre?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Distinction Whangarei Hotel & Conference Centre offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Is Distinction Whangarei Hotel & Conference Centre accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.