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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The hotel is dated but I don't care about these things as the price was reasonable. The pool and spa were great and we all enjoyed it. The room was clean and tidy. We had the breakfast included and you had the continental option or bacon and eggs with mushrooms and fried tomatoes. The location is close to town what...

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DistinctionWhangarei, Manager at Distinction Whangarei Hotel & Conference Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for the feedback and great that you were able to visit Whangarei for a wedding. I am sure the weather made for a lovely day and hopefully you enjoyed yourself while here. Good that you were able to take advantage of the facility's while you were here and hopefully we see you again should you be visiting the...

Bundaberg, Australia
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed four nights, January 1 - 4. The room we were given was clean and well presented which was in stark contrast to the rest of the hotel. After check in, as we entered the accommodation wing from the car park, the lack of maintenance and cleaning of the grounds etc was obvious. The entry area looked like it...

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DistinctionWhangarei, General Manager at Distinction Whangarei Hotel & Conference Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for all your comments and I have replied direct by e-mail. I hope you enjoyed your time in New Zealand and had a safe journey home to sunny Queensland. Have a great 2017. Kind regards Murray

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

For most of our one night stay we were really pleased with the hotel. The location was good. The room, whilst a little dated, was spacious, clean and the air con worked really well. We also made good use of the bar and enjoyed a good, reasonably priced bar menu, served with a smile by the friendly staff. The only...

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DistinctionWhangarei, General Manager at Distinction Whangarei Hotel & Conference Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for the feedback and kind comments. I apologise that the noise from the guest next door filtered through to your room. I am sure that reception would have been happy to move you to a quieter room if requested. Hopefully we will see you again if in Whangarei. All the best for 2017. Kind regards Murray Cook

Auckland
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This hotel changed ownership ( previously Kingsgate ) about a year ago . The room we had was very comfortable , plenty of toiletries in a generous sized bathroom and self control aircon ( most appreciated as Whangarei very hot on our two night stay ). Look forward to staying again

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DistinctionWhangarei, General Manager at Distinction Whangarei Hotel & Conference Centre, responded to this review

And we will look forward to accommodating you again. Thank goodness for the air conditioning as it has certainly been hot here for the latter part of December and now January. Your feedback is appreciated and we wish you well for 2017. Kind regards Murray Cook

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotels in Whangarei are few and far between so there isn't a great deal of choice to be honest. However, I have stayed here >50 times on business and its a functional, not flash, place to stay with good sized rooms and internet. The controls for lights etc next to the bed are a bit quaint but it all...

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DistinctionWhangarei, General Manager at Distinction Whangarei Hotel & Conference Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for the feedback and great that you find the hotel functional and suitable for your needs. Your comment regarding the food is also appreciated. we look forward to hosting you again in 2017 and wish you all the best for the year ahead. Kind regards Murray Cook

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed one night in a Superior room, very happy with it, comfortable, clean, the room service meals we ordered were also very nice, we ordered very late at night and they were hot and tasty and were delivered quite promptly. A few games of 8 ball and beers in the lounge with a lovely and friendly young lady behind...

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DistinctionWhangarei, General Manager at Distinction Whangarei Hotel & Conference Centre, responded to this review

Hello Carol, Thank you for your kind comments. Gabrielle in the bar will be most appreciative as she doe's try hard to ensured guests are made to feel welcome. I hope you enjoyed the view over the marina from the superior room and I also appreciate the comments regarding the room service. Certainly the weather has been fine and great...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have visited here for the new year holidays and we enjoyed the stay here. The rooms are clean but the corridors could be more ventilated. Had breakfast only in the restaurant and is good with reasonable choices. Thank you chef Jith for your wonderful hospitality.

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DistinctionWhangarei, General Manager at Distinction Whangarei Hotel & Conference Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for the feedback. You certainly picked some hot days to spend in Whangarei and yes even with the windows open the corridors and upstairs units were hot. Thank goodness for air conditioning in the rooms. Your comments regrading breakfast are appreciated and your comments will be passed onto Jimmy. All the best for 2017 Kind regards Murray Cook

Greater Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel was exactly what I have come to expect when on holiday. The staff were friendly, helpful and polite. The rooms were clean and well stocked and the free wifi worked a treat. We had been late in arriving so decided to eat there too and had the same great service. Well done

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DistinctionWhangarei, General Manager at Distinction Whangarei Hotel & Conference Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for the feedback. In these times with social media such as it is, many people do not take the time to provide positive comments. The staff at the Hotel do try hard to make all our guests stays an enjoyable experience and really appreciate it when someone takes the time to compliment them. Your feedback will be forwarded...

Reviewed 2 December 2016

Average hotel with friendly staff. Room were reasonably clean, but frankly speaking quite old and should get refurbishment. Room are spacious and have good blackout curtains. A bit pricey though. Hotel has a good restaurant.

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DistinctionWhangarei, General Manager at Distinction Whangarei Hotel & Conference Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for the feedback on your stay with us. It is pleasing that you found the rooms clean and spacious and the staff friendly. Your comment regarding the restaurant is also appreciated and will be passed onto the Kitchen and Restaurant staff. Once again thank you for your feedback. Kind regards Murray Cook

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

We arrived after 9pm & cold called the Hotel hoping to get a cheaper room rate than that on the various booking sites. We were not offered that. Not until I checked on line did I realise we were charged the same price. Disappointing. We had worked hard all day - wanted room service & a nice shower. The shower...

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DistinctionWhangarei, General Manager at Distinction Whangarei Hotel & Conference Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments and disappointing that the shower did nor drain away as fast as it should have and I apologise for this. The various booking sites do have our lowest rates for the day and what would be quoted for all guests on the night. I am glad we were able to accommodate you as we have...

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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 )
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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Parking
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Distinction Whangarei Hotel & Conference Centre is perfectly suited to both business and leisure travellers. All 115 comfortable guest rooms & suites are air-conditioned and offer free unlimited WiFi & 50+ SKY TV channels. Conveniently located opposite the stunning Whangarei Town Basin and a few minutes walk from the city centre and Whangarei's most tranquil bush walks. The majestic Bay of Islands is less than one hour's drive from our 4 star hotel. Savour delicious cuisine at the on-site Portobello Restaurant and Anchor Down Lounge Bar. Work out in the fitness centre, swim in the indoor heated pool or relax in the spa. The hotel also caters for conferences and functions of up to 130 guests. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Distinction Whangarei Hotel & Conference Centre

Address: 9 Riverside Drive, Whangarei 0112, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Whangarei
Price Range: $113 - $202 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Distinction Whangarei Hotel & Conference Centre 3.5*
Number of rooms: 115
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“Choose a room at the rear away from the main road if available.”
 of 5 bubbles vzrider, 17 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Away from the indoor pool. There are more expensive rooms which look over the boats in the basin but road noise can be an issue”
 of 5 bubbles stugross, 11 Jan 2017 | Read review
“superior rooms overlooking the marina are lovely”
 of 5 bubbles car0lsharp, 7 Jan 2017 | Read review
“The rooms are in modular blocks. We had one at the back and it was wonderfully quiet”
 of 5 bubbles gwenu2015, 3 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Stay upstairs in the wing facing the harbour. look for the very Low moon. Na it's the Town Clock.”
 of 5 bubbles 2markc2, 31 Oct 2016 | Read review
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