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3.5 out of 5

"Great rooms and service " More

By a verified traveller on Fri 10 Jun 2022

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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.

At the hotel's own lounge bar, you can stop for a drink. Enjoy the gym and spa tub. Other amenities include free WiFi in public areas and laundry facilities. Buffet breakfast is available daily between 7 AM and 9:30 AM.

Sights within a 10-minute walk of this 3-star Riverside hotel include Claphams National Clock Museum and Mair Park.

Superior Twin Room

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 3 Max
NZ$164* Per night/room 16 Aug. - 17 Aug.

Junior Suite

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Marina View King - Balcony

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Marina View King - No Balcony

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Superior King Room

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Distinction Whangarei Hotel & Conference Centre ratings based on 96 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 3.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Distinction Whangarei Hotel & Conference Centre

Everyone (58) Couples (11) Business (1) Family (14)
5 out of 5
Great rooms and service

Posted by on 10 Jun. 2022

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Comment from Hotel Management

20 Jun. 2022 by Colin

Thank you

4 out of 5
The pool was cold for this time of year even though they said heated

Posted by on 9 Jun. 2022

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Comment from Hotel Management

20 Jun. 2022 by Colin

The pool is heated to 23 degrees which is a constant temperature. It is therefore a cold pool.

4 out of 5
nice rooms that have been done

Posted by on 5 May 2022

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Comment from Hotel Management

20 Jun. 2022 by Colin

Thank you

5 out of 5
The room has been done up and very stylish-

Posted by on 11 Feb. 2022

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Comment from Hotel Management

14 Feb. 2022 by Colin

Thank you

3 out of 5
Close to the city and a great view of the town basin

Posted by on 26 Jan. 2022

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Comment from Hotel Management

14 Feb. 2022 by Colin

Thank you

4 out of 5
Was basic but was everything we needed.

Posted by on 26 Jan. 2022

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Comment from Hotel Management

14 Feb. 2022 by Colin

glad you enjoyed your stay

3 out of 5
I just needed me time from a busy life. Price is good for what you get. Seemed like there was an elephant upstairs so probably best to opt for an upstairs room if you are desperately needing sleep

Posted by on 24 Oct. 2021

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4 out of 5
Not quite sound-proof enough to prevent a snorer next door from keeping me awake, but apart from that, very good. Friendly service, nice restaurant, plenty of free parking, great location just on the airport side of town.

Posted by on 9 Jun. 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

1 Aug. 2021 by The Distinction Team

I apologise, our reception team would be more than happy to assist with any noise issues you have during your next stay. We appreciate the feedback, and looking forward to having you stay with us again.

3 out of 5
The Hotel is getting very tired. Bad stains on the carpets and the towels in the bathroom were getting pretty thin

Posted by on 24 May 2021

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4 out of 5
The customer service was great

Posted by on 9 May 2021

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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 center. There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. WiFi is free in public spaces. The business-friendly Distinction Whangarei Hotel & Conference Centre also features tour/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
  • 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)
  • No smoking on site
  • Bar or lounge
  • Dining venue

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Number of indoor pools - 1
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Internet access in public areas - high speed

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Distinction Whangarei Hotel & Conference Centre offers 115 air-conditioned accommodations with laptop-compatible safes and complimentary newspapers. 32-inch LCD televisions come with cable channels. Bathrooms include complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. This Whangarei hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • LCD television
  • Cable channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Electric kettle
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Laptop safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Free tea bags/instant coffee

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy 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 center.

Hotel Policies

Check-in

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

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. At check-in, guests must provide a record of full COVID-19 vaccination. The COVID-19 vaccination record requirement applies to all guests aged 12 and up.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

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.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome

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 may be 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.

This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Diners Club, and JCB International. Cash is not accepted. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F. Social distancing measures are in place and guests are provided with hand sanitizer. At check-in, guests must provide a record of full COVID-19 vaccination. The COVID-19 vaccination record requirement applies to all guests aged 12 and up.

  • No lifts
  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Staffed front desk
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Guests must provide health documentation
  • Guests must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination
  • Minimum age for proof of COVID-19 vaccination requirement: 12
  • Property does not offer on-site COVID-19 testing

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 wireless Internet in public areas: NZD 15.00 per 24-hour period (rates may vary)
  • Rollaway bed fee: NZD 35.0 per night
  • Credit card charges are subject to a surcharge of 3.5 percent

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

Hotel Names

  • Kingsgate Hotel Whangarei
  • Kingsgate Whangarei
  • Distinction Whangarei Hotel
  • Distinction Whangarei
  • Distinction Whangarei Hotel & Conference Centre Hotel
  • Distinction Whangarei Hotel & Conference Centre Whangarei
  • Distinction Whangarei Hotel & Conference Centre Hotel Whangarei

National Rating

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

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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.