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"Staff were lovely, hotel is very close to town and within walking distance of the basin. Hotel facilities getting a bit run down and in need of refu ... " More

By a verified traveller on Tue 07 Aug 2018

Hotel Description

Distinction Whangarei Hotel & Conference Centre puts you in the heart of Whangarei, within just a 10-minute stroll of Claphams Clock Museum and Whangarei Art Museum. Highlights at this hotel include a restaurant, an indoor swimming pool, and free self parking.

All 115 rooms feature LCD TVs with satellite channels, and you can enjoy WiFi, coffee/tea makers, and free newspapers. In-room dining is easy with amenities like fridges and round-the-clock room service. Safes, hairdryers, and phones are also available.

At the hotel's own bar/lounge, you can stop for a drink. Enjoy the fitness centre and spa tub. Additionally, you'll find laundry facilities, concierge services, and a 24-hour front desk. Each morning buffet breakfast is served between 7 AM and 9:30 AM.

Sights within a 15-minute walk of this Whangarei hotel include Claphams National Clock Museum and Mair Park.

Standard Double Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
AU$131 per night

Junior Suite

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Superior Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Twin Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Distinction Whangarei Hotel & Conference Centre ratings based on 54 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.5 out of 5 3.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 3.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Distinction Whangarei Hotel & Conference Centre

Everyone (48) Couples (2) Business (1) Family (4)
5 out of 5
was great that they let us park our bikes close to the security door rather than out in the carpark

Posted by on 21 Apr. 2019

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4 out of 5

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4 out of 5

Posted by on 29 Mar. 2019

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4 out of 5

Posted by on 29 Mar. 2019

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3 out of 5
Very tired looking property - in need of revitalisation

Posted by on 28 Mar. 2019

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3 out of 5

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4 out of 5

Posted by on 16 Mar. 2019

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2 out of 5
Worst bed I have ever slept in, carpets need replacing, decor outdated Location was the only positive

Posted by on 27 Feb. 2019

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4 out of 5
Room was very clean and comfortable with plenty of space. Was right beside the road but very quiet once the windows were closed. Nice to have so many Sky channels, and no issues with WiFI. Only negative comment is that common areas need some work. Carpet in the hallways could do with a vacuum - and probably replacing - and security door closest to room was out of order.

Posted by on 5 Feb. 2019

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4 out of 5
Perfect position for what we needed. Unfortunately our bed wasn't that comfortable, otherwise it was good and we would go back there.

Posted by on 14 Jan. 2019

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About the Distinction Whangarei Hotel & Conference Centre

Location 9 Riverside Drive, Whangarei, 0112

Property Features

Distinction Whangarei Hotel & Conference Centre offers its guests an indoor pool, a spa tub, and a fitness centre. There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. The eco-friendly Distinction Whangarei Hotel & Conference Centre also features tour or ticket assistance, a garden, and concierge services. Self parking is free. This 3-star Whangarei hotel is smoke free.

  • 115 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Childcare (surcharge)
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Pool or billiards table
  • Garden
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Bellhop
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

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

Internet

Available in all rooms: WiFi (surcharge)

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Airport: Whangarei (WRE) (7.1 km / 4.4 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Distinction Whangarei Hotel & Conference Centre offers 115 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with laptop-compatible safes and free newspapers. 32-inch LCD televisions come with premium satellite channels. Fridges and coffee/tea makers are provided. Bathrooms include complimentary toiletries and a hairdryer. In-room wireless Internet access is available for a surcharge. Business-friendly amenities include desks and telephones. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • LCD television
  • Satellite channels
  • Premium channels
  • Fridge
  • Coffee maker
  • Cribs (surcharge)
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Hairdryer
  • Laptop safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Air conditioning

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy a buffet breakfast daily from 7 AM to 9:30 AM.

Distinction Whangarei Hotel & Conference Centre has a restaurant on site.

24-hour room service is available.

Nearby Activities

An indoor pool and a spa tub are on site. Other recreational amenities include a fitness centre.

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 2:30 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Check-out

  • Check-out by 10:00 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for NZD 35.0 per night.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available for NZD 10.0 per night.

Pets

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome

Policies

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.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • Only service animals are allowed

Fees

Optional extras

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

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: NZD 25 per person (approximately)
  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: NZD 15.00 per 24-hour period (rates may vary)
  • Fee for wireless Internet in public areas: NZD 15.00 per 24-hour period (rates may vary)
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: NZD 10.0 per night
  • Rollaway bed fee: NZD 35.0 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

  • Distinction Whangarei Hotel
  • Distinction Whangarei

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

This property does not have a Qualmark® rating. For the benefit of our customers, we have provided a rating based on our ratings system.