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Park & Stay Package

Weekend getaway to Wellington? Book our 'Park & Stay' package to receive covered parking included, valued at $30 per night.

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Bonus Food & Beverage Credit!

Book the staycation package and receive Food & Beverage Credit! Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner or High Tea. The choice is yours

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Grand Occasion Package

Celebrate your next occasion with us and make the most of a late checkout, bottle of bubbles, breakfast and parking.

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Stay 5 nights & Save 15%

Save 15% when you stay five nights or more!

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Enjoy a Suite View!

Celebrate your occasion in style or enjoy a break away from home. Room Service? YES!

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Kids Eat Free Package

Plan your family getaway to Wellington and book direct with us to access this exclusive Kids Eat Free deal!

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Kids Eat Free Package

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James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor

City Centre Hotel Accommodation In Wellington, New Zealand

We look forward to welcoming you to Wellington and the James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor.

The James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor presents an engaging selection of rooms, thoughtful amenities and gracious hospitality from the heart of Wellington’s city centre. Featuring restaurants and bars, conference facilities, parking, and free Wi-Fi, the hotel is designed for business travellers, conference delegates and those seeking capital culture while on holiday.

As a leading accommodation and venue provider in Wellington city, our hotel is committed to delivering quality accommodation and standout experiences, having recently modernised Whitby’s Restaurant, replaced all elevators, and with new Rooms and Suites now open for our guests to enjoy. 

Located on The Terrace, nearby to the Cable Car, Parliament, TSB Arena, Te Papa, and Sky Stadium, we look forward to welcoming you to New Zealand's thriving capital city!


Please visit our Whitby's Restaurant & Bar for the most up to date hours & promotions. 

If you're looking for accommodation we have parking inclusive offers, staycation packageadvance booking with flexible cancellation and more!

Dear Guests & Visitors

Like most other industries at the moment, we find ourselves unable to recruit enough staff to adequately fill all positions. As a result, we have made a number of changes in how we operate the hotel including not fully servicing stayover rooms and reducing our food & beverage offerings. We do however remain committed to delivering a warm welcome to you and ensuring that you have an enjoyable experience with us either in our accommodation rooms, restaurant or conference facilities.

I am proud to say that all our staff are here because they want to do a good job and are focused on delivering quality service, most of them are working longer hours than normal and at times six days a week. During this difficult time I would ask you for a little leniency with our team should things not go as expected, if we don’t get it quite right the first time I would encourage you to speak to the relevant supervisor, Duty Manager or myself and we will endeavour to quickly correct any issues.

If you know of anyone looking for a job in hospitality please send them our way – all our positions are paid above The Living Wage and we provide a fun and supportive work environment.

Thank you for your understanding and I do hope you enjoy your time with us.

Kind regards, 

Steve Martin

General Manager

Executive Room

Executive Room

Beds: 1 Occupancy: 2

Our brand new Executive Accommodation Rooms feature contemporary furnishings, deluxe bathrooms and thoughtful amenities.

Premium Room

Premium Room

Beds: 1 King Occupancy: 2

Refurbished, spacious rooms presenting guests with a king size bed, chaise lounger, walk-in shower, desk, air conditioning, tea/coffee making facilities. These corner rooms enjoy city & harbour views.

Deluxe Room

Deluxe Room

Beds: 1 King or 2 Single Occupancy: 2 Room Size: 28

Experience the refurbished level 26 Deluxe Rooms at the James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor. All rooms feature contemporary furnishings, brand new bathrooms with walk-in showers and luxurious amenities.

King Suite with Harbour View

King Suite with Harbour View

Beds: 1 King or 2 Single Occupancy: 2 Room Size: 64m View: City & Harbour Views

Our fully refurbished Harbour View Suites are on the higher floors of the hotel with stunning city & harbour views. These spacious rooms have a large lounge area to relax in, a dining area and bedroom. You can truly spread out and relax in the Hollywood King Size Bed.

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