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    Distinction Whangarei Hotel & Conference Centre

    9 Riverside Drive, Whangarei 0112, New Zealand
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    • Excellent15%
    • Very good29%
    • Average35%
    • Poor13%
    • Terrible8%
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    “town basin” (20 reviews)
    “indoor pool” (6 reviews)
    “superior room” (7 reviews)
    Free Wifi
    Free Parking
    Breakfast Buffet
    Air Conditioning
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    3.5 Star Hotel
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    1 - 5 of 265 reviews

    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    Stayed here in November for 1 night (as the place we usually choose was booked out). Strong musty smell on entering the room, and the oldness of the room was a little depressing. We didn't like the old style bed covers. The room was like...More

    Thank NZTourists
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    My wife and I checked in while up in whangarei dropping off my daughter. I found the hotel clean and spacious. We read a lot of the comments mostly complaining about the dated decor. I find it interesting that people will visit a sight such...More

    Thank Allen W
    Reviewed 4 weeks ago

    Check in was easy. The Lady at the front desk was very pleasant and efficient .The room was great - spacious and spotlessly clean. The bed was very comfortable. Access to the car park was easy.The location of the Distinction is central but very close...More

    Thank Jacqueline S
    Reviewed 13 December 2017 via mobile

    This hotel is modern and very comfortable. It is nicely located with good parking access. Very easy to get to shops and other facilities. Only downside was their very expensive restaurant, not overall a good place to stay.

    Thank Steven G
    Reviewed 4 December 2017

    Distinction does not live up to it's name...--it is not particularly distinctive -- other than the fact that it's ALL 1 floor and difficult to make one's way to one's room via the hall labyrinth. It's an older property with style and appointments from another...More

    Thank HaljoHal
    Response from DistinctionWhangarei, General Manager at Distinction Whangarei Hotel & Conference CentreResponded 6 December 2017

    Your feedback is appreciated and it is hoped over time a refurbishment programme will be put in place. Currently our Hamilton Hotel and the soon to be opened Christchurch Hotel are in the process of major upgrade work. Thank you for the comments regarding the...More

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    Amenities
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    • Restaurant
    • Free Parking
    • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
    • Pool
    • Room Service
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Business Centre with Internet Access
    • Room Service
    • Dry Cleaning
    • Meeting Rooms
    • Laundry Service
    • Conference Facilities
    • Room amenities
    • Air Conditioning
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    • Restaurant
    • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
    • Pool
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Heated pool
    • Indoor pool
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    • US$97 - US$126 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • Non-Smoking Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 115
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    Room Tips
    "Wait until hotel has been renovated"
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    "I would ask at reception for a room to meet your requirements. They are helpful."
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    "Riverside for views, but does get road noise. No worries - close the door and its quiet for sleeping.."
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    "Ask for an upstairs room"
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