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4.2 out of 5

"Great beautiful grand building, staff really helpful, great location, off street parking, Irish bar and good restaurant attached. Quiet. Will recomme ... " More

By a verified traveller on Wed 05 Sep 2018

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Hotel Description

At Grand Hotel Wanganui you'll be within just a 10-minute stroll of Whanganui Museum and Watt Fountain. Highlights at this hotel include 2 restaurants, 2 bars/lounges and free continental breakfast.

You can enjoy free WiFi, LCD TVs and coffee/tea makers, featured in all 55 rooms. In-room dining is easy with amenities like fridges and room service. Additionally, safes, phones and desks are available.

This business-friendly hotel offers free WiFi in public areas, dry cleaning/laundry services and free newspapers in the lobby. Additionally, you'll find a coffee shop/café, a snack bar/deli and laundry facilities. There's also the convenience of free self parking.

Places within a 15-minute walk of this 3-star Whanganui hotel include Sarjeant Gallery and Durie Hill Elevator.

Double Room

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
NZ$96* Per night/room 14 Nov. - 15 Nov.

Twin Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Double or Twin Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Queen Room with Balcony

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Grand Hotel Wanganui ratings based on 153 Verified Reviews

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

Guest reviews for Grand Hotel Wanganui

Everyone (82) Couples (52) Business (1) Students (2) Family (13)
4 out of 5
Quaint olde world decor from the past but in keeping with the style of the hotel for instance the Irish Bar is what it is an Irish bar couldn't be more authentic than that good accomodation for the price

Posted by on 10 Nov. 2019

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10 Nov. 2019 by Jeremy

Thanks for taking the time to post a review its always nice to hear our guests have enjoyed their stay

1 out of 5
Fridge did nt work, room was dirty, room was damp and cold, bed spread had stains, no power plugs availabe to use as they had double adaptors in them running appliances, wall had marks and holes, reception was rude. Over all this property is sub standard

Posted by on 23 Oct. 2019

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23 Oct. 2019 by Regards,

Thank you for the comment. On departure the room was inspected and non of the mentioned were found. We even offered to move to a different room and it was turned down. We hosts guests in the King room all the time and have never had a complaint. The fridge was also checked and was working. It just takes a while to cool down once switched on.

5 out of 5
Wonderful old hotel character about it, great food and friendly staff.

Posted by on 17 Sep. 2019

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17 Sep. 2019 by Regards,

We are glad you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for taking the time to leave a comment. It is appreciated.

4 out of 5

Posted by on 13 Aug. 2019

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21 Aug. 2019 by Regards, Alison

Thank you for taking the time to post a review. We are glad you were pleased with your stay we do try hard to please our guests.

5 out of 5
Friendly service, unique and original, easy to park and close to city centre.n

Posted by on 7 Aug. 2019

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8 Aug. 2019 by jeremy

Thanks for taking the time to post a review its always nice to hear our guests enjoyed the Hotel and the customer service

3 out of 5

Posted by on 17 Jul. 2019

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18 Jul. 2019 by jeremy

thanks for taking the time to post a review

4 out of 5

Posted by on 12 May 2019

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16 May 2019 by Jeremy

thanks for posting a review

4 out of 5

Posted by on 16 Apr. 2019

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16 Apr. 2019 by Alison

Thank you for taking the time to leave a comment. it is appreciated.

2 out of 5
I’m sure it was “grand” once. However we requested queen and single bed (more than 2 months beforehand) but my sister in law and I had been allocated a king. Then we were given the last room in a physical sense away from the period decor in what feels like the servants quarters. The curtain doesn’t cover the whole window and proprietor has no explanation other than staff illness that day. No heating in the room but there are electric blankets. But the pub meals are good value and range. Free car parking close to hotel entrance.

Posted by on 14 Apr. 2019

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2 May 2019 by Jeremy

we are very sorry that this room was not up to standard this will be addressed

4 out of 5
I liked the ease of booking this room. The receptionist was very helpful. The location is perfect for access to restaurants, etc. The free carpark was really handy and so was the wifi. I would not hesitate to stay here again

Posted by on 31 Mar. 2019

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31 Mar. 2019 by Jeremy

thanks for the kind words we hope to see you again soon

Property Features

There are 2 restaurants on site, as well as a coffee shop/cafΘ and a nearby snack bar/deli. You can unwind with a drink at one of the 2 bars/lounges. Free breakfast is available. WiFi is free in public spaces. The business-friendly Grand Hotel Wanganui also features tour or ticket assistance, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and laundry facilities. Free self parking is available. This 3-star Whanganui hotel is smoke free.

  • 55 guestrooms or units
  • 2 dining venues
  • 2 bars or lounges
  • Continental breakfast (free)
  • Coffee shop
  • Deli
  • Conference space
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Lift
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Grand Hotel Wanganui offers 55 forms of accommodation with a safe and coffee/tea makers. LCD televisions are featured in guestrooms. Bathrooms include a shower and complimentary toiletries. This Whanganui hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and telephones. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • LCD television
  • Fridge
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Desk
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

Guests are served a free continental breakfast.

Grand Hotel Wanganui has 2 restaurants on site.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 1 PM

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 7 AM - 11 PM.
If you are planning to arrive after 11 PM, please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 7 AM - 11 PM.
Guests arriving after 11 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available for NZD 20.0 per night.

Pets

  • No pets allowed

Policies

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.

Fees

Optional extras

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

  • Crib (infant bed) fee: NZD 20.0 per night

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

Hotel Names

  • Grand Hotel Wanganui
  • Grand Wanganui
  • Grand Hotel Wanganui Whanganui
  • Grand Wanganui Whanganui
  • Grand Hotel Wanganui Hotel
  • Grand Hotel Wanganui Whanganui
  • Grand Hotel Wanganui Hotel Whanganui

National Rating

Qualmark® assigns an official star rating for accommodation in New Zealand. This Hotel property has been rated 3 stars.

Official New Zealand Rating provided by Qualmark®

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