The Grand Hotel

The Grand Hotel Guyton & St Hill Streets, Whanganui view on map
The Grand Hotel
  • The Grand Hotel
  • The Grand Hotel
  • The Grand Hotel
  • The Grand Hotel
  • The Grand Hotel
  • The Grand Hotel
  • The Grand Hotel
  • The Grand Hotel
  • The Grand Hotel
  • The Grand Hotel
  • The Grand Hotel
  • The Grand Hotel
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Welcome to the Grand Hotel Whanganui, located in the heart of the river city; Wanganui; with a short walk to all essential service, facilities and attractions. This is a great place for a holiday with enjoyable walks along the river, beach or around Virginia Lake, even enjoy a trip on the paddle steam boat, The Waimarie. The Grand Hotel was built between 1926 and 1927 it was originally named the Spriggens Hotel, after its well-known Wanganui owner. Originally the hotel had shared bathrooms and communal lounges on each floor. The Main building remained essentially unchanged until the 1960s when the rooms had an ensuite installed followed by the addition of the “Wing rooms”. Today this historic Hotel which has retained many of the original features from the 1920’s, offers 50 rooms. All the rooms are ensuite and offer Free View flat screen TV’s and tea and coffee making facilities. The hotel has varying room categories from King, Queen, Twin Double to Family rooms and Suites. The Grand Hotel attracts a diverse range of visitors Families, Sports teams, Tour groups, Corporates and Leisure Travellers, both local and international. For the motorbike or bike enthusiast we have the facility to store the bikes overnight in our large lock-up garage. The hotel is very central in location to place like Cooks Gardens sport stadium, great shops down Victoria Avenue, the river and historical sights, which mean you can easily walk to all these places while taking in the beauty of the town.

Pool Tables: 2 in Breakers Cafe 1 in The grand Irish bar
plus a gaming lounge. All for your fun and enjoyment.

Private function rooms available.

Qualmark Star Rating

  • 3.5 Stars
  • Bar
  • Board Games
  • Breakfasts
  • Cafe/Restaurant
  • Catering
  • Check-in Time: 2:00pm
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Cocktail Bar
  • Conference Room
  • Dart Board
  • Dining Room
  • DVD Player
  • Eftpos
  • Fax
  • Free parking
  • Freeview
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Function Room
  • Guest Laundry
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Lift/elevator
  • Non Smoking
  • Parking - Free
  • Photocopier
  • Pool Table
  • Room service
  • Serviced Rooms Daily
  • Shower Facilities
  • Sky TV
  • Spa
  • Sports Bar
  • Toilet Facilities
  • Unlimited free wifi
  • Washing machine and dryer
  • Weddings
  • Wheelchair Access
The Grand Hotel
  • Hotel was a grand lady in her day, but tired looking now and reasonably priced, so not complaining. We were treated like family by neville, he tries to please in a natural and kind way. We enjoyed the concert in the hotel with three musicians who apparently come a number of times, the concert and three course mid winter meal was a bargain and nicely cooked meal, lots of veges and beautifully hot and fresh. Would come again just for the concert and meal and to see neville of course. Stay would be improved with towel rails or hooks, something to dry out the towels. Nice and quiet stay, able to sleep with no outside noises as often happens at hotels. Better grade bread for breakfast would be nice but for the price we paid for each night we cannot complain. . 5
    DAVID TOWNS - Jun 14, 2015 (Stayed Jun 2015) Travelbug verified review
The Grand Hotel
  • Good location, handy to the shops. Rooms are basic, well serviced. Staff friendly and helpful. 5
    ANGELA WATTS - Nov 18, 2014 (Stayed Nov 2014) Travelbug verified review
The Grand Hotel
  • The staff at this hotel were very hospitable and friendly . Rooms was simple but very functional clean and tidy 5
    ALLAN WHITE - Dec 1, 2012 (Stayed Nov 2012) Travelbug verified review
The Grand Hotel
  • Really liked the ambience of this place. Reasonable price for what i got. Couldn't get tv to work properly. Was it all pre-recorded? service was good and nice reasonably priced meal. Adequate breakfast. 5
    PHYLLIS HUNT - Nov 30, 2012 (Stayed Nov 2012) Travelbug verified review
The Grand Hotel
  • Good sized room; comfortable; would recommend to others. 5
    HILDA ANDERSON - Oct 11, 2012 (Stayed Aug 2012) Travelbug verified review
  • Thank you for staying at The Grand Hotel and taking the time to write a review. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay. Neville, Owner/operator
    The Grand Hotel
The Grand Hotel
  • We enjoyed our one night stay. Room was comfortable and the Hotel itself portrays its original charm. Staff were attentive and the Manager spent quite a bit of time chatting to us. I was even able to have a play on the old Grand Piano. Our meal (Omlette) was more than adequate. 5
    KELVIN HOLFORD - May 13, 2012 (Stayed May 2012) Travelbug verified review
  • Thank you for your comments and pleased to know you enjoyed your stay at The Grand Hotel. I enjoyed chatting with you and look forward to seeing you again. Neville Owner/Operator
    The Grand Hotel
The Grand Hotel
  • It is advertised as an old center-city hotel, and that is what it is. No flashy chrome and glass. The room was basic, and comfortable. Dining facilities lack class. 5
    EDDIE GREENAWALT - Jun 9, 2011 (Stayed Jun 2011) Travelbug verified review
The Grand Hotel
  • This is an old hotel, and is furnished with old chairs, couches etc, as expected. The room was comfortable, so no complaints. However, we found the staff service was poor, even in one case rude, and the facilities/service cheap and disorganised. Would probably not stay in this hotel again. 1
    Anne Lane - Oct 21, 2008 Travelbug verified review
  • It is disappointing to have such feed back and somewhat surprising. Mr & Mrs Lane have a child with a severe peanut allergy and our chef organised to prepare this meal himself ensuring that there was no risk whatsoever even offering to purchase in specific foods if require. The suite they stayed in is always popular and we get extremely good feedback. The hotel is full of character and people walk in off the street just to look at the interior and its lovely plaster ceilings. The Grand piano adds to the ambience The leather chesterfield couches are approx 12 months old and these are the only couches we have in the hotel. We are disappointed the Lanes did not enjoy their stay as the comments we receive on checkout are as a rule very complimentary. I suppose we will never please everyone all the time which is a shame.
    The Grand Hotel
The Grand Hotel

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