Grand Chancellor Auckland City Hotel

1 Hobson Street, Auckland, New Zealand  show map
 4 stars
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Grand Chancellor Auckland City Hotel

 Paid Wi-Fi
 Parking

Paid parking

 24-Hour

24-hour reception

 Check-in/Check-out

Early check-in/-out

 Swimming Pool

Indoor swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

 Fitness/Gym

Fitness center

 Spa and relaxation

Spa & wellness center

Jacuzzi

 Breakfast

In-room breakfast

Continental breakfast

Overview

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Grand Chancellor Auckland Hotel

Located in Auckland’s central business district, the four-star Grand Chancellor Auckland Hotel overlooks Auckland’s famous Viaduct Harbor offering spectacular views over the city and Auckland Harbour while the hotel is also within easy access of the entire Auckland downtown, the iconic Sky Tower, restaurants, bars and nightclubs, ferries and rail and bus terminals.

Easily recognized by its sharp architectural angles, the Grand Chancellor Auckland Hotel offers all modern facilities and amenities for a comfortable stay. On the hotel’s territory one will find vast business area with three fully-equipped meeting and conference rooms with capacity for up to 40 visitors while the wellness area features well-arranged gym with treadmill, exercise bike, cross trainer, rowing machine, large screen TV, swimming and spa pools, massage and beauty treatments, and sauna.

The Grand Chancellor Auckland Hotel boasts a total of 80 spacious and well-decorated guestrooms varying from the standard studio and one bedroom suites on levels 1-3, to one and two bedroom fully serviced apartments on levels 7-14, all featuring air conditioning, large personal balconies, with views of downtown Auckland, Sky Tower or the harbor, harbor bridge and North Shore, and have personalized bathroom amenities.

The Grand Chancellor Auckland Hotel invites to taste modern New Zealand a la carte dining and flavors of the international cuisine at the One Hobson fabulous restaurant and bar offering delicious buffet breakfast and other delicacies served at the outdoor balcony area.

The Grand Chancellor Auckland Hotel is ideally located close to Auckland Airport with easy access to both International and Domestic Terminals and it will take just five minutes drive to the airport hence only 17km to the heart of Auckland City while Viaduct Harbor is just 200m away with its different sea trips.

Year renovated   2009.  Number of floors   14.  Number of rooms   78.

Rooms

All rooms at the Grand Chancellor Auckland Hotel are conveniently divided in the following categories like studio on levels 1-3 equipped with kitchenette facilities, dishwasher and microwave, one king bed or two single beds, a business desk, a bathroom with bath or shower, tea and coffee making facilities, mini-bar, refrigerator, hair dryer, iron and ironing board, broadband internet access, Sky TV, and direct dial phones, one bedroom suite on levels 1-3 featuring a separate lounge and bedroom, and in addition to studio set these rooms come with a fold out double sofa bed in the lounge, one bedroom apartments with city on levels 6-14 come with washing machine and dryer, a queen bed, one bedroom apartments with harbor view on levels 7-13 features the same facilities as city view apartments while two bedroom apartments with harbor view on levels 8-13 have large balconies, two separate bedrooms and lounge, with full kitchen facilities, king, queen and single beds ideal for a family stay.

Dining options

The in-house One Hobson restaurant and bar located on the lobby level of Hotel Grand Chancellor Auckland City, serves New Zealand a la carte dining in the evening and a generous breakfast buffet each morning in the charming atmosphere of soft calm colors along with spacious outdoor balcony area and is open for breakfast from 7am till 10am, for dinner from 5pm till 10pm. The restaurant also provides a 24 hour room service menu for guests.

You can start your day with a continental breakfast, which costs NZD 19 per person per night. 

Services

The Grand Chancellor Auckland Hotel can hosts both small and large events featuring three modern meeting rooms on the ground floor, naturally lit Bridgeway Room with space for up to 40 persons, Hobson Room for up to 12 respectively, while 1307 is located on the 13th floor and comes with amazing views of Auckland City downtown and the harbor, and up to 15 seats. All three rooms are equipped with state-of-the-art facilities and appliances for holding successful corporate events.

Leisure

Relaxing area at the Grand Chancellor Auckland Hotel includes fully-equipped gym tread mill, exercise bike, cross trainer, free weights, rowing machine and large screen TV and opens daily from 6am to 10pm, swimming and spa pools, massage and beauty treatments, and sauna 5pm till 10 pm.

Additional features

The Grand Chancellor Auckland Hotel provides babysitting service on request.

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Facilities

General

  • Paid Wi-Fi
  • Paid on-site parking
  • 24-hour check-in
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Safe deposit box
  • Smoke detectors
  • Multilingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Lobby
  • Coffee shop
  • Currency exchange
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Wheelchair access

Guest Parking

  • private hotel parking is possible on site (reservation might be needed) at NZD 30 per day.

Services

  • Valet parking
  • Room service
  • Bell staff/Porter
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Doctor on call
  • Newspaper service
  • Tours/Ticket assistance

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • Continental breakfast
  • In-room breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Cafe

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Meeting room
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs/Baby cots
  • Paid babysitting/Child services

Leisure facilities

  • Indoor heated swimming pool
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Fitness center
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Jacuzzi
  • Sauna

Room view

  • City view
  • Harbor view

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Individual air conditioning
  • Individual heating
  • Mini-Bar
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Bottled water
  • Living room
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Balcony
  • Rollaway/Extra bed
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk
  • Dining table

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Steam shower
  • Washing machine
  • Hair dryer

Kitchen facilities

  • Kitchenette
  • Mini-fridge
  • Microwave
  • Electric kettle

Media

  • Cable/Satellite television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • CD player
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-In

  • from  2 pm

Check-Out

  • until  10 am

Children and extra beds

  • All children under the age of 12 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • One child under the age of 2 may stay for free in a crib. 
  • Older children/adults may stay at the price of NZD 30 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

Pets

  • Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

1 Hobson Street, Auckland, New Zealand

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City Center
  • Auckland
    400 m
Airports
  • Auckland International (AKL)
    18.4km
Train Stations
  • Britomart
    500 m
  • 100 m
Bus stop
  • 100 m
Restaurants
  • The Foodstore (cuisine: International)
    130 m
  • Grand Harbour Chinese Restaurant
    140 m
Beaches
  • Bethells Beach
    410 m
Hotel information
  • Check-In:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-Out:
    until  10 am
  • Year renovated:
    2009
  • Number of floors:
    14
  • Number of rooms:
    78

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Rooms and availability

All rooms at the Grand Chancellor Auckland Hotel are conveniently divided in the following categories like studio on levels 1-3 equipped with kitchenette facilities, dishwasher and microwave, one king bed or two single beds, a business desk, a bathroom with bath or shower, tea and coffee making facilities, mini-bar, refrigerator, hair dryer, iron and ironing board, broadband internet access, Sky TV, and direct dial phones, one bedroom suite on levels 1-3 featuring a separate lounge and bedroom, and in addition to studio set these rooms come with a fold out double sofa bed in the lounge, one bedroom apartments with city on levels 6-14 come with washing machine and dryer, a queen bed, one bedroom apartments with harbor view on levels 7-13 features the same facilities as city view apartments while two bedroom apartments with harbor view on levels 8-13 have large balconies, two separate bedrooms and lounge, with full kitchen facilities, king, queen and single beds ideal for a family stay.

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    How to reach hotel

    hotel Grand Chancellor Auckland City Hotel Auckland location
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    Hotel Address:

    1 Hobson Street, Auckland, New Zealand

    Get directions
    City Center
    • Auckland
      400 m
    Airports
    • Auckland International (AKL)
      18.4km
    Train Stations
    • Britomart
      500 m
    • 100 m
    Bus stop
    • 100 m
    Restaurants
    • The Foodstore (cuisine: International)
      130 m
    • Grand Harbour Chinese Restaurant
      140 m
    Beaches
    • Bethells Beach
      410 m
    Hotel information
    • Check-In:
      from  2 pm
    • Check-Out:
      until  10 am
    • Year renovated:
      2009
    • Number of floors:
      14
    • Number of rooms:
      78

    Hotel Awards

    New ZealandHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedAucklandGrand Chancellor Auckland City

    According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
    Best Luxury Hotels in New Zealand

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    Grand Chancellor Auckland City Location

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    What's nearby

    What's nearby.

    Tourists of the Grand Chancellor Auckland Hotel will find famous shopping areas as Sylvia Park, Botany Town Centre, Dressmart Onehunga, Newmarket, Parnell, Otara Markets (Saturday only) all within walking distance from the hotel, while city center is 2.4km away, Auckland Zoo 4.4km, Kelly Tarlton's Underwater World 4.8km, Viaduct Harbor 200m, Aotea Square 800m, Skytower 400m, Auckland Harbor Bridge 1.1km, Mount Eden Domain 3.4km, The Civic convention centers 800m, ASB Showgrounds 1.8km, Eden Park Stadium 3.9km, National Maritime Museum 400m, Auckland War Memorial Museum 2.3km, Museum of Transport, Technology and Social History (MOTAT) 4.7km, Auckland Domain 1.9km, Aotea Centre 700m, Auckland Town Hall 1km, and Auckland Art Gallery 800m.

    Tourist attractions

    • Auckland Zoo - 4.4km
    • Kelly Tarlton's Underwater World - 4.8km

    Popular areas

    • City Center - 300 m
    • Viaduct Harbour - 300 m
    • Aotea Square - 800 m

    Places of interest

    • Skytower - 300 m
    • Auckland Harbour Bridge - 1.1km
    • Mount Eden Domain - 3.4km

    Train stations

    • Britomart - 400 m

    Convention centers

    Shopping areas

    • Victoria Park Market - 700 m
    • Newmarket - 3.1km

    Stadiums

    Museums

    • National Maritime Museum - 400 m
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum - 2.3km
    • Museum of Transport, Technology and Social History (MOTAT) - 4.6km

    Parks

    • Auckland Domain - 1.9km

    Theaters

    • Aotea Centre - 700 m
    • Auckland Town Hall - 900 m

    Galleries

    • Auckland Art Gallery - 700 m

    Local Attractions

    • Parnell - 1.8km
      Parnell Road, Auckland Central
    • Auckland Museum - 2.2km
      Domain Dr, Auckland Central
    • Holy Trinity Cathedral - 2.5km
      St. Stephen's House, Auckland Central
    • Auckland Harbour Bridge - 2.1km
      Curran St, Auckland Central
    • Parnell Rose Gardens - 2.2km
      Gladstone and Judges Bay Rds., Auckland Central

    Near the hotel

    • St. Patrick's Cathedral - 160 m
      43 Wyndham Street, Auckland Central
    • Voyager New Zealand Maritime Museum - 330 m
      149-159 Quay Street, Auckland Central
    • Bethells Beach - 410 m
      Auckland CentralNew Zealand
    • Titirangi - 410 m
      Auckland CentralNew Zealand
    • Sky Tower - 360 m
      Corner Victoria and Federal Sts, Auckland Central
    • Ferry Building - 330 m
      Quay St., Auckland Central
    • Kawakawa Bay - 410 m
      Auckland CentralNew Zealand

    Restaurants Nearby

    • The Foodstore - 130 m

      Address: Market Square
      Phone: 09 377 0125

      65% likes this, based on 146 reviews
      Cuisine: International

    • Federal and Wolfe - 110 m

      Address: 10 Federal Street, Auckland
      Phone: (09) 359 9113

      76% likes this, based on 31 reviews
      Cuisine: Pacific Rim, Vegetarian

    • Mecca Cafe - 150 m

      Address: 85 Customs St West
      Phone: (09) 358 1093

      65% likes this, based on 84 reviews
      Cuisine: Continental

    • Grand Harbour Chinese Restaurant - 140 m

      Address: Cnr Pakeham St & Custom St West
      Phone: +64 9 357-6889

      76% likes this, based on 126 reviews

    • Rice Restaurant - 110 m

      Address: 10-12 Federal St
      Phone: (09) 359 9113

      52% likes this, based on 38 reviews
      Cuisine: Asian

    Getting there.

    From the International Terminal, take to the left at the Shell Gas Station on to George Bolt Memorial Drive and follow it till you reach the entrance to the Southwestern Motorway straight ahead and then follow the signs to the Southwestern Motorway, take Exit 15 Queenstown Road, then Northern Motorway and then take Exit 427 Nelson till Hobson Street where the Hotel Grand Chancellor Auckland City is on your right.

    Once travelling from the north via downtown Auckland over the Auckland Harbour Bridge, follow the signs to Fanshawe Street, and then you will get to the Fanshawe Street/Nelson Street intersection where move straight ahead in the right hand lane and at the next set of traffic lights, turn right on to Hobson Street and the Hotel Grand Chancellor Auckland City is on your right.

    Once travelling from the south via the motorway, take exit 427 Nelson Street in the right hand lane till you exit the motorway and then at the 5th set of traffic lights turn right on to Fanshawe Street at the next set of traffic lights turn right on to Hobson Street and the Hotel Grand Chancellor Auckland City is the on your right.

    Getting around.

    Public transport to and from the airport features Britomart train station 300m, Airbus airport bus service 40-50 minutes, Super Shuttle shuttle service 30 minutes and taxi service 30 minutes.

    Grand Chancellor Auckland Hotel provides on-site secure covered car parking for extra charge.

    Hotel information
    • Check-In:
      from  2 pm
    • Check-Out:
      until  10 am
    • Year renovated:
      2009
    • Number of floors:
      14
    • Number of rooms:
      78

    Hotel Awards

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    Grand Chancellor Auckland City Reviews

    Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Grand Chancellor Auckland City

    Average guest rating

    7.4out of 10
    Very good
    Based on 225 reviews

    Rating by category:

    Location
    10.0
    Rooms
    8.0
    Service
    8.0
    Value
    8.0
    Dining
    8.0

    Individual guest reviews

    • Older travelers
      5.0

      Good position for the event we attended.

      Jack hammer outside room from 8am. Would have been nice to have been told about this - we would have booked elsewhere.

    • Older travelers
      7.0

      Good location, nice room and friendly staff.. Good facilities

      There was a problem with the boiler as the hot water suddenly went severely rusty - as we found out later, Should have been avoided. TV is old tube /CRT type which was wrong aspect ratio. All other motels offered small bottle of milk which is useful if you have cereals etc for breakfast.

    • Family with children
      6.2

      The room was very clean and the cleaning staff were warm and friendly. Even the pool-cleaning guy was a kind and gentle fellow.

      I found the woman at checkout to be a disgrace. When I asked for the return of my compulsory $250 bond, she asked me "did you have anything from the mini-bar?". I said "No, I did not". Then, as if to call me a liar, she said "I will have to check". Why ask me this question if you are not going to trust the answer! It would be better to say "Please wait sir while I do a quick exit-check of your room" in which case I would have said "Fine". She said I would have to wait a few minutes before she checked the room, but I said we needed to leave so I asked if she could check straight away. Fortunately the on-duty manager was available and checked the room finding that I was correct and the room was in perfect order. To add insult to insult, despite the fact that I had been kept waiting all this time, she then proceeded to serve another customer ahead of me. At this point the manager had to intervene (he looked quite infuriated with her) and he said she needed to serve me first. I've stayed in hundreds of hotels and this is the first time I've had to pay a cash bond (not credit card pre-deduction, that's different) and the first time I've been made to feel like a liar or a criminal. It was a sour taste left in the mouth and that kind of customer service is an abomination.

    • Older travelers
      5.8

      I found the decor.very tired, there were stains over ththe least.e carpet and everything was in need of a redo. I would say fairly dissapointing to say the least.

    • Older travelers
      7.4

      Excellent location for visiting the Auckland city!

    • Older travelers
      8.8

      Location, accessibility to the waterfront and The Viaduct which we came to visit for the Rugby World Cup. As I had to drive back to Hamilton very early the next morning it was extremely convenient to get on to the Southern Motorway.

    • Older travelers
      6.6

      I think the bath could do with resurfacing. Didn't have a great appearance, with large black areas. The staff didn't inform me about the carparking entrance from the interior of the hotel and had to ask everytime I wished to get luggage, etc to & from

    • Family with children
      6.2

      We orederd 2 beds in a room x 2, but these rooms which we want wern't prepared.

    • Group of friends
      8.2

      Staff were excellent. Particualary the gentelman on the front desk he was very helpful, polite and nothing was a problem. Does he ever sleep?

      Configuration of rooms wasn't as booked when we arrived but in saying that all problems were fixed with speed and politness and no inconvenience to us.

    • Single
      10.0

      The hotel is well sited for access to the ferry terminals and the Maritime Museum and great restaurants. It was just a short walk to central Auckland. I chose the hotel for it's pool / spa facilities and found the sauna to be wonderful ! The kitchen and restaurant facilities offered good food and service. My room had self catering facilities however I didn't need to use them, but was impressed.

    • Older travelers
      8.8

      Convenient location for us to do what we planned. Would stay again.

      Inability to find some Trim Milk, had to try a couple of times, do not like uht stuff.

    • Older travelers
      7.8

      The location was excellent as we wanted to be able to walk around the city. The staff were very friendly and helpful especially as we were unsure of travel times etc due to the increased activity due to the world cup commencing the day we were leaving. The room was great and especially the ability to open a door/window and get fresh air rather than have a stuffy air-conditioned room. Otherwise a geat stay and a good memory of a last day in New Zealand.

      The height of the shower was not adjustable (too low).

    • Couple
      5.0

      Good location. Staff provided late check-in & check-out without any fuss. Nice harbour views

      The room was obviously a privately owned apartment that they rented out to hotel guests when the owners didn't need it, as the furniture and decor looked more like something you'd find in someone's house than a hotel. Everything was quite dated and tired; tv was old and had bad reception. The cupboard in the lounge couldn't be used as it was locked. Wouldn't have minded any of that if the price had been more reasonable, but $249/night was a joke for such an un-hotel-like experience.

    • Couple
      10.0

      I enjoyed the fact that the hotel was very close to Queen Street and the Viaduct. We very much enjoyed our stay.

    • Single
      7.8

      Great location and amenities- ie. restaurant, luggage storage, interent

      My view- construction site - I did request a room with a view of the waterfront

    How to reach hotel

    hotel Grand Chancellor Auckland City Hotel Auckland location
    Show big map »

    Hotel Address:

    1 Hobson Street, Auckland, New Zealand

    Get directions
    City Center
    • Auckland
      400 m
    Airports
    • Auckland International (AKL)
      18.4km
    Train Stations
    • Britomart
      500 m
    • 100 m
    Bus stop
    • 100 m
    Restaurants
    • The Foodstore (cuisine: International)
      130 m
    • Grand Harbour Chinese Restaurant
      140 m
    Beaches
    • Bethells Beach
      410 m
    Hotel information
    • Check-In:
      from  2 pm
    • Check-Out:
      until  10 am
    • Year renovated:
      2009
    • Number of floors:
      14
    • Number of rooms:
      78

    Hotel Awards

    New ZealandHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedAucklandGrand Chancellor Auckland City

    According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
    Best Luxury Hotels in New Zealand

    Use Badge