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

Grand Hotel Wanganui places you steps from Ward Observatory and within a 10-minute stroll of Whanganui Museum. 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, phones, desks, and free toiletries 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.

Sights within a 10-minute walk of this 3-star Whanganui hotel include Watt Fountain and Sarjeant Gallery.

Double Room

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
NZ$110 per night

Twin Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Double or Twin Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Grand Hotel Wanganui ratings based on 136 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 (73) Couples (51) Business (1) Students (2) Family (9)
5 out of 5
Generous room spaces, town centre location, breakfast included. Traditional hospitality.

Posted by on 5 Jan 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

12 Jan 2019 by Jeremy

thank you for taking the time to post a review its always pleasing to get positive feed back

5 out of 5

Perfect

Pros: Beautiful, grand hotel with loads of history
Great beautiful grand building, staff really helpful, great location, off street parking, Irish bar and good restaurant attached. Quiet. Will recommend to others and stay their again.

Posted by on 5 Sep 2018

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8 Sep 2018 by Jeremy

Thanks for the kind words it is always pleasing to get positive feed back from our guests

5 out of 5
The is an awesome historical place with cool memorabilia on the walls, the room was nice and spacious with a nice comfortable bed. The only downside was the low-pressure shower but other than that its a great choice for an affordable price!

Posted by on 28 Jul 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

1 Aug 2018 by The Grand Hotel

HI THERE Thank you for the comment and the great review. We are constantly working on ensuring that the plumbing gets updated. I will bring this to the attention of maintenance. Being an old large building it does sometimes happens that the pressure drops if a number of showers are being used at the same time. Regards Werner

3 out of 5

Central City

Staff helpful and friendly. Hotel and rooms needs updating. Buffet meal was great.

Posted by on 2 Apr 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

4 Apr 2018 by Alison

Thank you for taking the time to leave a comment. As this is an old hotel we are constantly working to improve conditions for our guests and the rooms are one area we hope to be working on shortly.

4 out of 5

Nice hotel close to city centre. Parking an issue

Cons: PARKING
Good Motel and Great breakfast. Parking an issue as they can't cater for all guests, we had to park a long way from the hotel up the hill.

Posted by , from GOLDCOAST on 25 Mar 2018

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30 Mar 2018 by Jeremy

I think you must have the wrong place as we area hotel and have ample parking and are not situated near any hills

4 out of 5

Convenient, Clean and Tidy, Great Value for money.

Hotel staff friendly and welcoming. Clean and Tidy, fabulous old building. Great value for Money.

Posted by on 15 Feb 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

3 Mar 2018 by jeremy

Thanks for staying with us. We work hard to make our guests happy and appreciate your feedback!

3 out of 5

A comfortable old slipper

Pros: Breakfast and staff both good. Room fine, nothing bad, but nothing sparkling.
Location: Central location
An old hotel that was in a good location. It had everything you would need but as title says, it was like a comfortable old bedroom slipper, easy but not flash. Breakfast good, staff good.

Posted by , from uk on 12 Nov 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

16 Nov 2017 by Alison

Thank you for your comments. We do try our best to ensure our guests are happy.

4 out of 5

Good value and good location

Pros: Location, breakfast in the cost
Cons: Nothing of note
We found the staff friendly and helpful. Liked the location close to the centre of town. All facilities we needed were available .

Posted by , from aucklamd on 9 Sep 2017

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4 out of 5

Confortable, affordable & great food

Stayed overnight to attend a gig. The food at the in-house Irish bar/restaurant was supberb as was the service. The owner was friendly spending time with us over breakfast. Will definitely stay again!

Posted by , from Taihape on 23 Aug 2017

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26 Aug 2017 by Jeremy

Thanks for the review glad to hear you enjoyed your stay we hope to see you again in the future

4 out of 5
Good place to stay in town. Clean and comfy and very central

Posted by on 19 Aug 2017

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26 Aug 2017 by Jeremy

Thanks for the review

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.

  • 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

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 coffee/tea makers and free toiletries. LCD televisions are featured in guestrooms. Bathrooms include a shower. 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)
  • 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.

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 1 PM

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 7 AM until 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 or credit 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

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®