4.6 out of 5

"Great location, near Te papa and waterfront. Child friendly. " More

By a verified traveller on Thu 12 Jul 2018

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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 in-room free WiFi, free high-speed Internet, and balconies.

All 118 rooms feature LCD TVs with satellite channels, and you can enjoy coffee/tea makers, free newspapers, and safes. Minibars provide refreshments, and in-room dining is easy with amenities like fridges and round-the-clock room service. Hairdryers, phones, and irons/ironing boards are also available.

The restaurant, One80 Restaurant, serves local cuisine and is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The hotel's own bar/lounge is a nice place to enjoy a drink. Business amenities include meeting rooms and a business centre. Other amenities include free 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 15-minute walk of this 4.5-star Wellington hotel, attractions include Civic Square and Cuba Street Mall.

Superior Double Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max
AU$127 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


Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Superior Double Breakfast Included

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Deluxe Harbourview Double Breakfast Included

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Copthorne Hotel Wellington ratings based on 998 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
4 out of 5
Great location, near Te papa and waterfront. Child friendly.

Posted by , from dunedin on 12 Jul 2018

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5 out of 5
Excellent location lovely helpful staff and highly recommend the restaurant.

Posted by on 12 Jul 2018

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5 out of 5

Nice hotel, very good staff

Nice hotel, great staff, great value for money, great location and nice restaurant also. Good walking distance to cbd and museum

Posted by on 11 Jul 2018

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5 out of 5
Perfect location with superb views within manageable walking distance to Te Papa, New World, isite, city. Only problem I had was with the food which was a lot of deep fried, expensive, salad drenched in dressing and would have preferred separate container and room service wedges came with all trimmings when I had only ordered cheese & bacon topping. Bed comfortable and lovely & sunny and warm.

Posted by on 8 Jul 2018

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5 out of 5
We enjoyed our stay in Wellington and the hotel position was perfect for our needs.

Posted by on 1 Jul 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

2 Jul 2018 by Karyn

Hi, Thanks so much for your review. So very pleased you enjoyed your stay and we met all your requirements. Hope to see you again soon.

4 out of 5
Enjoyable, would book again this hotel. Large bed and very comfortable.

Posted by on 30 Jun 2018

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5 out of 5

Great location with excellent services and staff.

We had a great time in Wellington and the copthorne was a big part of it.

Posted by , from Dunedin on 27 Jun 2018

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3 out of 5
Porter service not great and many counter staff in too much of a rush to provide good service

Posted by on 24 Jun 2018

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4 out of 5
Enjoyed our stay here. Walking distance to central Wellington and buses at Courtney Place. Staff were friendly and helpful and we had a wonderful harbour view.

Posted by , from Christchurch on 18 Jun 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

22 Jun 2018 by Dinesh

Dear Jocelyn, Thank you for your feedback and we look forward to welcoming you back. Regards

3 out of 5
We have stayed at the Copthorne before and loved it. The location is great and ALL the staff are very professional, nothing is too much trouble. What lets the Copthorne down is the overall feeling that the hotel is run down, however I did wonder if there are plans for refurbishment? This feeling was not helped when during one evening our stay we spent time in the restaurant only to witness a procession of mattresses being moved through the bar area, some of them quite soiled. As well as this the housekeepers had to move bags and bags of rubbish? through this same area. I am sorry to post such a negative review and would reconsider staying if there is refurbishment but as it stands at the moment I would not.

Posted by , from Hamilton on 16 Jun 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

22 Jun 2018 by Dinesh

Dear Pencil, Thank you for your feedback and we appreciate your comments regarding the datedness of the hotel. The work is in pipeline and hoping to have it in place. We hope to welcome you again with the same level service on your next stay. Regards Dinesh

About the Copthorne Hotel Wellington, Oriental Bay

Location 100 Oriental Parade, Wellington, 6011

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 free in public spaces. A library, a terrace, and tour or ticket assistance 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
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Refrigerator


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


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


  • Airport: Wellington (WLG-Wellington Intl.) (6.8 km / 4.2 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 fridges and coffee/tea makers. Bathrooms include a shower, complimentary toiletries and a hairdryer. Wellington's hotel provides complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. 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
  • Fridge
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower
  • 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

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


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

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

  • Only service animals are allowed
  • Union Pay


Optional extras

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

  • Breakfast fee: between NZD25 and NZD31 per person (approximately)
  • Self-parking fee: NZD30.00 per day (in/out privileges)
  • Valet parking fee: NZD30.00 per day
  • Late check-out fee: NZD30.00
  • Rollaway bed fee: NZD0.00 per night
  • On-site 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.


Special WiFi Offer

Book a stay in any rate plan or room type category and receive 2 GB free of WiFi for 24 hours.

Full details at check-in. Offer subject to availability. Offer is not valid with groups/conventions and may not be combined with other promotional offers. Other restrictions and blackout dates may apply.

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®