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Distinction Whangarei Hotel & Conference Centre

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Indoor pool
In-room safe, desk, iron/ironing board, free cots/infant beds
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In-room safe, desk, iron/ironing board, free cots/infant beds

Overview of Distinction Whangarei Hotel & Conference Centre

Distinction Whangarei Hotel & Conference Centre

3 out of 5

3.7/5 Good

Guests rated this property 3.8/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Air conditioning
  • Restaurant
  • Gym

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Social distancing

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationWhangarei Art Museum7 min walk
  • Popular LocationClaphams National Clock Museum8 min walk
  • Popular LocationMair Park10 min walk
  • AirportWhangarei (WRE)8 min drive

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About this area

Whangarei

Located in Whangarei, Distinction Whangarei Hotel & Conference Centre is in the city centre and on the waterfront. Claphams Clock Museum and Whangarei Art Museum are cultural highlights, and some of the area's landmarks include Reyburn House and Clarke Homestead.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Claphams Clock Museum - 5 min walk
  • Whangarei Art Museum - 7 min walk
  • Claphams National Clock Museum - 8 min walk
  • Mair Park - 10 min walk
  • Reyburn House - 10 min walk

Getting around

  • Whangarei (WRE) - 8 min drive

Restaurants

  • Mokaba Cafe - 5 min walk
  • Riverside Cafe - 6 min walk
  • The Quay - 7 min walk
  • Pimarn Thai Restaurant - 9 min walk
  • Serenity Cafe - 9 min walk

About this property

Distinction Whangarei Hotel & Conference Centre

Eco-friendly hotel with restaurant and indoor pool
Along with a restaurant, this smoke-free hotel has an indoor pool and a fitness centre. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include a bar/lounge, a spa tub and 24-hour room service. All 115 rooms provide conveniences such as fridges and electric kettles, plus free WiFi and 24-hour room service. LCD TVs, free tea bags/instant coffee and free newspapers are among the other amenities available to guests.
Distinction Whangarei Hotel & Conference Centre offers 115 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with laptop-compatible safes and free newspapers. LCD televisions are featured in guestrooms. Bathrooms include complimentary toiletries and hairdryers.

This Whangarei hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and telephones. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

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

Awards and 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.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free self-parking on site

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast available for a fee daily 7 AM–9:30 AM: NZD 25 per person
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar
  • 24-hour room service

Things to do

  • Billiards/pool table
  • Fitness centre
  • Indoor pool
  • Hot tub

Family friendly

  • Free cots/infant beds
  • Indoor pool
  • Laundry facilities
  • Fridge
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)

Conveniences

  • Free newspapers in reception
  • Front-desk safe
  • No lifts

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • English

Business services

  • Meeting rooms

Outdoors

  • Garden

Accessibility

  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)

More

  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning
  • Bed sheets
  • Free cots/infant beds
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)

Bathroom

  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels

Entertainment

  • 32-inch LCD TV
  • TV/satellite channels
  • Premium channels

Food and drink

  • Electric kettle
  • Free tea bags/instant coffee
  • Fridge

More

  • Desk
  • Free newspapers
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Laptop-compatible safe
  • Phone

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Policies

Check-in

Check-in time starts at 2:30 PM
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

Check-out before 10:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)
Service animals are exempt from fees

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are available for NZD 35.0 per night.
Free cots (infant beds)

Payment types

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property 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 per cent

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted

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.

Property is also known as

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

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3.7
Good
Rating 5 - Excellent. 62 out of 302 reviews
5 - Excellent 21%
Rating 4 - Good. 131 out of 302 reviews
4 - Good 43%
Rating 3 - Okay. 67 out of 302 reviews
3 - Okay 22%
Rating 2 - Poor. 29 out of 302 reviews
2 - Poor 10%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 13 out of 302 reviews
1 - Terrible 4%

3.8/5

Cleanliness

4.1/5

Staff & service

3.6/5

Amenities

3.4/5

Property conditions & facilities

1/5 Terrible

Business traveller
Liked: Amenities
Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Old, run down. Stains on vanities and floors. Bed has absolutely no support. Shower only had a curtain so water runs right out onto the carpet unless you put towels at the roller door. Food at the restaurant is very poor quality
Stayed 3 nights in Jun 2021

5/5 Excellent

Stayed 1 night in May 2021

5/5 Excellent

Stayed 1 night in May 2021

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Really nice people, personal service. Cleaning was imaculate. Great family suite, two single beds in an alcove off the living area and the double in a seperate room. A seating area and small table and chairs. The property is a but dated but really close to the town basin, and close to town. Breakfast was pretty average. Over all great value for money and great location. Have heard the property is to be renovated which will be fantastic. We definately will be back.
Stayed 1 night in May 2021

4/5 Good

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Disliked: Property conditions & facilities
Staff were very friendly. Hotel within walking distance to town. The amenities are very dated and the carpet quite stained. The towels were of average quality. We could not get the TV to work. However the room was very large and quiet and the bed was comfortable.
Stayed 1 night in Apr 2021