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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

3.6/5 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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  • Standard Double Room

    4.5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 31 sq m
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed
    More detailsStandard Double Room
  • Standard Twin Room

    4.5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 31 sq m
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 Double Bed and 1 Single Bed
    More detailsStandard Twin Room
  • Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed

    Room amenities

    • 31 sq m
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Queen Bed
    More detailsStandard Room, 1 Queen Bed
  • Junior Suite

    Room amenities

    • 45 sq m
    • Sleeps 4
    • 1 Double Bed and 2 Single Beds
    More detailsJunior Suite
  • Superior Room, 1 King Bed

    4.4/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 31 sq m
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
    More detailsSuperior Room, 1 King Bed

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.
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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Whangarei Art Museum - 7 min walk
  • Claphams National Clock Museum - 8 min walk
  • Mair Park - 10 min walk
  • Whangarei Quarry Gardens - 7 min drive
  • Abbey Caves - 9 min drive

Getting around

  • AirportWhangarei (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

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

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

Conveniences

  • Free newspapers in reception
  • Front-desk safe

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
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel

More

  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning
  • Free cots/infant beds
  • Linens
  • 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

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)

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

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

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

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Distinction Whangarei Hotel & Conference Centre and receive a full refund?
Yes, Distinction Whangarei Hotel & Conference Centre offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Distinction Whangarei Hotel & Conference Centre cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Does Distinction Whangarei Hotel & Conference Centre have a pool?
Yes, this property has an indoor pool.
Is Distinction Whangarei Hotel & Conference Centre pet-friendly?
No, only service animals are welcome at the property.
How much is parking at Distinction Whangarei Hotel & Conference Centre?
Self-parking is free at this property.
What time is check-in at Distinction Whangarei Hotel & Conference Centre?
Check-in begins at 2:30 PM. Late check-in is available during limited hours.
What time is check-out at Distinction Whangarei Hotel & Conference Centre?
Checkout is at 10:00 AM.
Where is Distinction Whangarei Hotel & Conference Centre located?
Located in the heart of Whangarei, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Claphams Clock Museum, Whangarei Art Museum, and Claphams National Clock Museum. Mair Park and Reyburn House are also within 10 minutes.
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1 - Terrible
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3.8/5

Cleanliness

4.1/5

Staff & service

3.6/5

Amenities

3.4/5

Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with group
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Nice clean , will back again for sure. Don't like must 50 characters
Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2020

2/5 Poor

Travelled with partner
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Sad face IconDisliked: Amenities
The junior suite was not it. The toilet was blocked and constant noise of the generator or something? Only a shower no bath. I recommend staying there just not in the junior suite.Try a smaller room on the other side not close to the pool
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2020

4/5 Good

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Fantastic staff, all so friendly and went beyond to be helpful. A little dated but clean and comfortable. Breakfast was yummy and catered to my dietary needs. Will definitely be back.
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2020

3/5 Okay

Business traveller
Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Skip the room service
Skip the room service dinner! Placed an order for ribs which was supposed to come with Mac n cheese and a special salad. Sounded yum! Got the ribs, a couple of pieces of lettuce (not the salad described in the menu) and that was it! Not worth the $’s charged. Bit of a rip off tbh.
Stayed 1 night in Jun 2020

5/5 Excellent

Business traveller
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My second home
I am a regular business traveler to Whangarei and have been staying in the same hotel for over 25 years ( gone through more than a couple of name changes). Since I know most of the staff so I am very comfortable there and gets great service too.
Stayed 2 nights in Jun 2020

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