4.6 out of 5

"Facilities were very clean, staff helpful. Within easy walking distance to waterfront activities and restaurants. " More

By a verified traveller on Thu 02 Feb 2017

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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. 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 Wellington hotel, attractions include Civic Square and Cuba Street Mall.

Copthorne Hotel Wellington ratings based on 1,393 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

Very Clean, Staff very efficient and friendly

Pros: Very clean. Very comfortable bed.
Cons: Everything was perfect for us
Location: Easy walking distance to all tourist spots or public transport to outer areas. Option to walk along waterfront away from city also.
Facilities were very clean, staff helpful. Within easy walking distance to waterfront activities and restaurants.

Posted by on 2 Feb 2017

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3 out of 5

Not quite the view I expected from the 8th floor.

Pros: Staff and food.
Cons: Decor feels very tired.
Location: Great spot close to the CBD and I would imagine forward facing rooms have a superb view.
Checked in late at night after arriving from an international flight. Paying for a good room and being checked into the 8th floor I expected a nice view but was at the rear side of the building looking directly out onto the road on the hill beside the hotel. Check in was fast and efficient. Staff were excellent but I have to say the room had a smell of oldness and damp about it. Feels like the glory days are past and some tlc could be used on the hotel to maintain it's 4.5 star rating. Excellent breakfast and very nice staff.

Posted by , from Nelson NZ on 25 Jan 2017

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4 out of 5

Great harbour view.

Pros: Great staff. Great view and the restaurant breakfast was lovely.
Cons: Pool was fine for kids but could do with a bit of an upgrade.
Location: 5 minutes walk to a supermarket and just walk across the road to the waterfront. A great position with a bus stop out the front.
A lovely hotel away from the Main shops in Wellington but only 10 minutes walk along the waterfront to the cable cars in the centre of town. Bathroom clean and tidy - beds great. Furniture was fine however the fridge had seen better days and the cupboards looking pretty scratched and worn. The room could have been a bit cleaner however the linen was perfect.

Posted by , from NZ on 15 Jan 2017

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4 out of 5

Great location near the beach

Pros: They out on level 8 - great views
Location: It's very windy in wellington. Wish I stayed away from city and holidayed other places longer
Just noticed a little credit card charge and not sure why from hotel.

Posted by on 13 Jan 2017

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4 out of 5

Nice hotel close to city with beautiful view

Pros: The spectacular service
Cons: Ensure proper cleaning of rooms. A pool that was actually heated, not freezing cold.
Location: Close 2 min walk to town and right on the waterfront.
Overall a great experience staying here. The staff are exceptional, the rooms are comfortable and the room service dessert was divine. The rooms are a little dated and the carpet is a little worn but the views are spectacular. Only complaint would be that more care needs to be taken with cleaning as the carpets were not cleaned fully especially around the beds.

Posted by , from Christchurch on 11 Jan 2017

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5 out of 5

Great weekend away

Pros: Clean rooms, great staff, great view.
Cons: Nothing.
Location: Walking distance to museum, shops, restaurants.
Great views, close to Courtney Place - restaurants, bars etc.

Posted by , from Otaki on 20 Dec 2016

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5 out of 5

Location and Outlook

Pros: Proximity to cafe's and bars, views and access to beach and walkways. Aitport flyer is only 5 minutes from the door.
Cons: Only the pool looks like it could do with some work, otherwise the hotel is very tidy.
Parked up either in the room or on the balcony the view across the wellington harbour is calming. The proximity to the harbour walkway, cafe's and bars is excellent.

Posted by , from Nelson on 18 Dec 2016

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4 out of 5

Super friendly staff, great location, lovely stay

Pros: Proximity to town, very friendly staff, comfortable bed & lovely sheets!
Location: We went to the Keith Urban concert, and the staff called us a taxi. We walked back afterwards, through town. Shopping, Te Papa very close by.
The hotel was even closer to town than we thought. The staff were super helpful and friendly, and the room had everything we needed, and more!

Posted by , from Tauranga, NZ on 16 Dec 2016

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5 out of 5

Staff were exceptional.

Staff were exceptional. Made our day. They accommodated us and were so friendly.

Posted by , from nelson on 13 Dec 2016

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5 out of 5
Pros: Location, standard of fit out.
Have stayed here often. Great location, close to the city but also close - but not in, Courtenay Place for dining etc. Has a pleasant outlook - not looking across the street at other buildings. Great for exercise - out the front door and around the waterfront either way, or out the back door and on to the Mt Vic green belt. Rooms have been renovated to a very good standard. Staff are friendly and professional. And it has stood up to all the earthquakes!!.

Posted by , from Sunshine Coast, Qld on 13 Dec 2016

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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 center 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
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel
  • Indoor pool
  • Laundry facilities
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Refrigerator
  • Free cribs/infant beds


Available in all rooms: WiFi (surcharge) , Wired high-speed 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 accommodations 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 shower/tub combinations, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. In-room wired and wireless high-speed Internet access is available for a surcharge. Business-friendly amenities include desks, complimentary newspapers, and phones. Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and blackout drapes/curtains. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Private balcony
  • Minibar
  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • LCD television
  • Satellite channels
  • Premium channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Cribs (free)
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • 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 buffet breakfast daily from 6:30 AM to 10 AM.

One80 Restaurant - Overlooking the ocean, this restaurant specializes 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-out by 10 AM

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children 13 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for NZD 40.00 per night.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!


  • 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.

  • Pets not allowed
  • American Express
  • Diners Club
  • JCB International
  • MasterCard
  • Visa
  • Check-in time starts at
  • Check-out time is
  • Only service animals are allowed
  • Union Pay
  • Minimum check-in age is

Mandatory Fees and Taxes

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 high-speed Internet (wired): 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 40.00 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 Oriental
  • Copthorne Hotel Wellington Oriental Bay
  • Copthorne Oriental
  • Copthorne Wellington Oriental Bay
  • Copthorne Hotel Oriental Bay
  • Copthorne Oriental Bay
  • Copthorne Hotel Wellington

You should know

  • Children 13 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 program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.

National Rating

Qualmark® assigns an official star rating for accommodations in New Zealand. This Hotel property is rated 4 star plus and is displayed on this page as 4.5 stars.

Official New Zealand Rating provided by Qualmark®