4.6 out of 5

"Staff forgot to deliver our bags as checked in early and the bags were meant to be in room on return, but apart from that great roo beautiful views ... " More

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Hotel Description

A luxury stay in the heart of Wellington awaits you at Copthorne Hotel Wellington, Oriental Bay. Within just a 10-minute stroll, you'll find popular attractions like Te Papa and Courtenay Place. Highlights at this hotel include a restaurant, an indoor swimming pool, and a bar/lounge.

All 118 rooms feature LCD TVs with satellite channels, and you can enjoy balconies, WiFi, and wired Internet. Minibars provide refreshments, and in-room dining is easy with amenities like refrigerators and round-the-clock room service. Coffee/tea makers, free newspapers, and safes are also available.

The restaurant, One80 Restaurant, serves local cuisine and is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Business travelers can take advantage of 3 meeting rooms and a business centre. Other amenities include WiFi in public areas and laundry facilities. Each morning buffet breakfast is served between 6:30 AM and 10 AM. There's also the convenience of valet parking.

Within a 20-minute walk of this 4.5-star The best-rated area in Wellington hotel, attractions include Civic Square and Cuba Street Mall.

Superior Double Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max
$142 per night

Deluxe Harbourview Double

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Deluxe Harbourview Family

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Deluxe Harbourview Family (Kids n All) Bed & Breakfast

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max


Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Superior Double Breakfast Included

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Copthorne Hotel Wellington ratings based on 1,447 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.6 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0
5 out of 5

Nice hotel very close to fown

Staff forgot to deliver our bags as checked in early and the bags were meant to be in room on return, but apart from that great roo beautiful views of the city nd harbour and would definitely stay again

Posted by , from new zealand on 20 Oct 2017

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5 out of 5

Nice and welcoming

Pros: The room was in excellent condition, the view from the room and bar over the harbour was lovely.
Cons: Buffet breakfast average (note, I am not a fan of this), pool area needs small refresh.
Location: Easy walk into the city and main attractions and close to buses.
Check in person very friendly, and advised had been upgraded, which came as pleasant surprise. The room was extremely spacious and well laid out. Bed was comfortable and the bathroom was excellent. View was excellent over the harbour. If spending a large amount of time in room, small number of channels on tv. Otherwise very happy with my stay.

Posted by , from sydney on 15 Oct 2017

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5 out of 5

Great hotel in a relatively quiet location

Pros: Loved the bar on the 7th floor and the views of the harbour.
Cons: Buffalo wings from the bar menu. C'mon, give them a bit of spice guys!
Location: Everything is nearby, but this is Wellington, the "Coolest little capital in the world" and it really is👍
Really nice hotel, great location, friendly staff, good facilities, good food, great location, close enough to walk to everything (but this is Wellington, so, hey, everything is close).

Posted by , from kapiti coast, New Zealand on 14 Oct 2017

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5 out of 5

Nice hotel close to town

Liked the safe valet parking, and the room service and pillow menu was great

Posted by on 11 Oct 2017

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2 out of 5
Cons: All the above
Location: Location was a little too far out from where we were wanting to be - closer to shops and cafes
On arrival the young receptionist made no eye contact with me whatsoever and was more interested in someone who was going in and out of the front door. I felt that the hotel was in need of a makeover, as the carpets and decor seemed in need of freshening up and replacement. I felt the service at breakfast was not up to standard I would have expected for the rating of this hotel. The services were not clean at the buffet and on both days I had to wait for food to be topped up in the heated pots . Coffee was not offered when seated, in fact I helped myself on both days from the waiters service table On check out were charged for breakfast for both days when infact the room included breakfast. It wasnt until I asked the question, this amount of $200 was removed and with no apology!

Posted by , from Auckland on 9 Oct 2017

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3 out of 5

Not good

Fire alarm went off not long after our arrival - just in our room. Staff could not explain reason it had done so which was not reassuring and left us wondering if it would happen again during our stay. Wondered if it was a result of the copious amount of dust upon furniture being stirred up by us entering room.

Posted by , from wellington on 9 Oct 2017

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4 out of 5

Awesome location within easy walking distance city

Pros: Closeness to city, pool, very comfy rooms, great air conditioning, awesome outlook
Cons: More cutlery in rooms, larger fridge
Location: Fantastic location - you can see TePapa from the room. Courtney Place within easy walking distance. Great having new world just around the corner.
Awesome location within walking distance of the city - including TePapa, Courtney Place, beach. Great to have a pool in the hotel. Staff were very friendly, professional and accomodating.

Posted by , from Rotorua on 7 Oct 2017

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5 out of 5

good central spot close to the water

Cons: The bar person could be more polite and take notice when a client is at the bar.
There were three of us staying for 3 nights and nothing was a problem for staff on reception day or night. Pleasant stay over all. Cleaners always cheerfully spoke.

Posted by , from gore on 5 Oct 2017

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5 out of 5

Handy to all amenities

Pros: Convieienc opportunity to have a meal there
Cons: We would have liked extra blankets as it was cold.
Location: Easy walk to WOW and shops, tepapa, right on the front, nice views
Suited our family needs with the extra side room. Close to everything, view was great. Staff very promp and efficient

Posted by , from auckland on 5 Oct 2017

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3 out of 5

Nice and close to water.

Pros: proximity to water and city
Cons: refurbish is needed
Location: close to restaurants and walking distance to city.
We enjoyed our stay, and love how close to the water the hotel is. Our room was comfortable and clean, and the reception staff were friendly and helpful. The hotel needs a refurbish, everything looks tired and used. The bar upstairs was unclean, looked scruffy, and the bar staff were not very attentive.

Posted by , from Tutukaka on 24 Sep 2017

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About the Copthorne Hotel Wellington, Oriental Bay

Location 100 Oriental Parade, Wellington, 6011

Renovations + Closures

The property will be renovating from 16 October 2017 until 17 December 2017 (completion date subject to change). The following areas are affected:

  • Swimming pool

Renovation work will only be conducted during working hours. Every effort will be made to minimise noise and disturbance.

Property Features

There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. A business centre and meeting rooms are available. WiFi is available in public spaces for a fee. There are 3 meeting rooms available. An indoor pool, a library, and a terrace are also featured at the luxury Copthorne Hotel Wellington, Oriental Bay. Limited parking is available for a fee and is offered on a first-come, first-served basis. This 4.5-star Wellington hotel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 118 guestrooms or units
  • 10 levels
  • 3 conference rooms
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Childcare (surcharge)
  • Business facilities
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Library
  • Terrace
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Television in lobby
  • Bellhop
  • Lift
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Indoor pool
  • Laundry facilities
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Refrigerator


Available in all rooms: WiFi (surcharge) , Wired Internet access (surcharge)

Available in some public areas: WiFi (surcharge)


Self parking (surcharge) , Valet parking (surcharge) , Parking (limited spaces)


  • Airport: Wellington (WLG-Wellington Intl.) (7.1 km / 4.4 mi)
  • Train station: Wellington Station (2.2 km / 1.4 mi)
  • Parking: Valet parking and self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Copthorne Hotel Wellington, Oriental Bay offers 118 forms of accommodation with minibars and laptop-compatible safes. Rooms open to balconies. 29-inch LCD televisions come with premium Satellite channels. Guests can make use of the in-room refrigerators and coffee/tea makers. Bathrooms include a combined bath/shower unit, complimentary toiletries and a hairdryer. In-room wired and wireless Internet access is available for a surcharge. Business-friendly amenities include desks, complimentary newspapers and telephones. Additionally, rooms include an iron/ironing board and blackout curtains. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

  • Private balcony
  • Minibar
  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • LCD television
  • Satellite channels
  • Premium channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Hairdryer
  • Laptop safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy a buffet breakfast daily from 6:30 AM to 10 AM.

One80 Restaurant – Overlooking the ocean, this restaurant specialises in local cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, dinner and light fare. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Reservations are required. Open daily.

24-hour room service is available.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an indoor pool. The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Kayaking nearby


If you need to make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when booking your stay.

  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children 11 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for NZD 0.00 per night.


  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome


Additional policies and fees may apply when booking more than 4 rooms. For more details, please contact the office using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between NZD 25 and NZD 31 per person (approximately)
  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: NZD 10.00 per 24-hour period (rates may vary)
  • Fee for in-room wired Internet: NZD 10.00 per 24-hour period (rates may vary)
  • Fee for wireless Internet in public areas: NZD 3.00 per hour (rates may vary)
  • Self parking fee: NZD 30.00 per day (in/out privileges)
  • Valet parking fee: NZD 30.00 per day
  • Late check-out fee: NZD 30.00
  • Rollaway bed fee: NZD 0.00 per night
  • Onsite credit card charges are subject to a surcharge

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Copthorne Hotel Wellington Oriental Bay
  • Copthorne Hotel Oriental Bay
  • Copthorne Wellington Oriental Bay
  • Copthorne Oriental Bay
  • Copthorne Hotel Wellington

You should know

  • Children 11 years old and younger stay free in the same room as the parent or guardian when using existing bedding.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.

Awards & Affiliations

Green/Sustainable Property
This property participates in Qualmark, a programme that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: The Environment, the community, the cultural heritage and the local economy.

National Rating

Qualmark® assigns an official star rating for accommodation in New Zealand. This Hotel property has been rated 4 star plus, which is displayed on this page as 4.5 stars.

Official New Zealand Rating provided by Qualmark®