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Distinction Whangarei Hotels and Conference Centre
Distinction Whangarei Hotels and Conference Centre
Distinction Whangarei Hotels and Conference Centre
Distinction Whangarei Hotels and Conference Centre
Distinction Whangarei Hotels and Conference Centre
Distinction Whangarei Hotels and Conference Centre
Distinction Whangarei Hotels and Conference Centre

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8

Excellent

89 reviews

89 reviews

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8.7

Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location
Parking
FREE
Nearby landmarks
Claphams Clocks - The National Clock Museum 190 m
Burning Issues Gallery 230 m
Creative Kiwi Arts And Crafts 360 m
Hatea River 380 m
Piggery Bookshop 810 m
Okara Park 1.2 km
Quarry Arts Centre 1.3 km
The Papermill 1.6 km
Whangarei Quarry Gardens 2.1 km
Lake Ora 4.7 km

Distinction Whangarei Hotels and Conference Centre

Riverside Drive, Regent, Whangarei, New Zealand, 0112 - See map

The car parking and the Wi-Fi are always free, so you can stay in touch and come and go as you please. Conveniently situated in the Regent part of Whangarei, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Whangarei Airport. Rated with 4 stars, this high-quality property provides guests with access to restaurant, hot tub and fitness center on-site.

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Highlights

Front desk [24-hour]

Complimentary WIFi in all rooms

Hot tub

Currency conversion service

Sauna

Facilities

Front desk [24-hour]

Car park

Complimentary WIFi in all rooms

BBQ facilities

Swimming pool [indoor]

Exercise area

Luggage storage

Hot tub

Cheaper than 94% of all properties in Whangarei in the last 24 hoursCompared to 48 Whangarei properties at Agoda for various dates
Value for money7.3
Location rating8.7

Rooms available at Distinction Whangarei Hotels and Conference Centre

Junior Suite
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  • Room size: 42 m²/452 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 king bed
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Superior King Room - Non-Smoking
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  • Room size: 22 m²/237 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 king bed
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Marina View King with Balcony
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  • Room size: 33 m²/355 ft²
  • River view
  • 1 king bed
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Superior Twin Room
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  • Room size: 22 m²/237 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 king bed
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Marina View King without Balcony
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  • Room size: 33 m²/355 ft²
  • River view
  • 1 queen bed
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Marina View Queen Room
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  • Room size: 33 m²/355 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 king bed
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Standard Double Room
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  • Room size: 22 m²/237 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 double bed
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Standard Queen Room
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  • Room size: 22 m²/237 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 queen bed
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King Bed
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  • Room size: 31 m²/334 ft²
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Standard Twin Room
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  • Room size: 24 m²/258 ft²
  • 1 double bed and 1 single b...
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Frequently asked questions

How much does it cost to stay at Distinction Whangarei Hotels and Conference Centre?

Room rates depend on the dates, room types, and number of guests, so please click here to see the latest and best deals from Agoda!

What time is check-in and check-out at Distinction Whangarei Hotels and Conference Centre?

Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hotel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

How do I get to Distinction Whangarei Hotels and Conference Centre?

For those who wish to drive their own cars, Distinction Whangarei Hotels and Conference Centre has a car park right on site for maximum convenience. Parking is free for guests. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Whangarei with private transportation, the hotel can arrange both taxis or car rental.

Is breakfast offered at Distinction Whangarei Hotels and Conference Centre?

Wake up to a great buffet breakfast at Distinction Whangarei Hotels and Conference Centre. Adults can enjoy breakfast offered with an additional charge of 25 NZD if not included in the room rate. You may save on breakfast costs with Agoda by booking a room with breakfast, which is often included for less than buying it at the hotel.

What is the smoking policy at Distinction Whangarei Hotels and Conference Centre?

Distinction Whangarei Hotels and Conference Centre does not permit smoking in any of its rooms or indoor areas.

What restaurants are nearby Distinction Whangarei Hotels and Conference Centre?

Distinction Whangarei Hotels and Conference Centre’s neighborhood is Regent which includes popular restaurants such as Cascade Cafe, Stakeout Bar and Grill and Ezumi.

What popular shopping places are close to Distinction Whangarei Hotels and Conference Centre?

Located in the Regent area, Distinction Whangarei Hotels and Conference Centre is close to great shopping choices like The Papermill.

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What people love about Distinction Whangarei Hotels and Conference Centre

  • 8

    Very good
    Location

    "Great location for short walk to town basin and town centre."

    Ray

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    July 9, 2022

  • 9.2

    Exceptional
    Cleanliness

    "Centrally located hotel which was clean and very comfortable ."

    Mrs

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    May 5, 2022

  • 8

    Very good

    "The room had been recently refurbished and they did a pretty good job - new carpet, new curtains, the bed was super comfy, and the tv is huge."

    Cameron

    |

    May 1, 2022

Overall rating:

8

Excellent
89 reviews
Cleanliness
7.8
Facilities
7.5
Location
8.7
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What travelers say they love:
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Couple
More about Distinction Whangarei Hotels and Conference Centre

More about Distinction Whangarei Hotels and Conference Centre

Distinction Whangarei Hotels and Conference Centre

With a wide range of services catered to both business and leisure travelers, Distinction Whangarei Hotels and Conference Centre makes sure you get the best out of your stay.
Travelers are guaranteed to have a hassle-free stay with all the amenities and services provided by Distinction Whangarei Hotels and Conference Centre. Stay connected throughout your stay with free internet access provided. Your explorations of Whangarei can be assisted with taxi and car hire services available. Parking is provided free of charge for guests.
You'll have no problem planning out your days and transportation needs with front desk services including concierge service, luggage storage and safety deposit boxes. The hotel's ticket service and tours can even help you book tickets and reservations for entertainment and explorations. Wear your favorite outfits again and again thanks to the dry cleaning service and laundry service offered at Distinction Whangarei Hotels and Conference Centre. In-room conveniences such as 24-hour room service, room service and daily housekeeping will make staying in a great choice.
The hotel is entirely non-smoking.
Rooms at Distinction Whangarei Hotels and Conference Centre are designed with the guest in mind. To enhance your stay, some rooms at the hotel come with linen service and air conditioning. Some rooms have television to keep guests entertained. You can stay fresh and clean with toiletries and towels provided in some of the guest bathrooms.


Dining and things to do

Wake up with no worries at Distinction Whangarei Hotels and Conference Centre, where breakfast can be provided in house. What's better than a good cup of coffee? Start every vacation day at the hotel with an energizing cup of quality coffee. Throughout your stay, choose from a variety of delicious dining options at the hotel. Once there, be sure to check out bar for some in-house nighttime fun.
The hotel even has in-house cooking amenities such as BBQ facilities for its most selective guests.
Whether you're looking for an adventure or are just looking for a way to unwind after a hard day, Distinction Whangarei Hotels and Conference Centre has a range of activities that will meet your needs. While you're there, be sure to take some time to explore the easily accessible beach. Warm up at the end of the day with a visit to the hot tub, spa and sauna. The many offerings at Distinction Whangarei Hotels and Conference Centre ensures you'll have plenty to do during your stay. No vacation is complete without a refreshing jump into the pool.
With the hotel's fitness facility, you can either get in your daily workout, or just sweat out your jet lag.


Reasons to stay here

Spend less here on rooms than you would at 93% of other accommodations in the city.
Travelers who stayed here really appreciated the location, scoring it better than 85% of the city's other options.

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Amenities and facilities
Very good
Facilities

7.5

Most talked about facilities

Housekeeping

3 mentions

Food & Dining

2 mentions

Languages spoken

  • English

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair accessible

Internet access

  • Complimentary WIFi in all rooms
  • Internet services
  • Wi-Fi in public areas

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Billiards
  • Exercise area
  • Garden
  • Hot tub
  • Sauna
  • Spa
  • Swimming pool [indoor]
  • Ticket services
  • Tours

Cleanliness and safety

  • Breakfast in room
  • Daily disinfection in all rooms
  • Daily disinfection in common areas
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hot water linen and laundry washing
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • Alternative meal arrangement
  • Bar
  • BBQ facilities
  • Coffee shop
  • Restaurants
  • Room service [24-hour]

Services and conveniences

  • Air conditioning in public area
  • Concierge
  • Currency conversion service
  • Daily cleaning
  • Disabled facilities
  • Dry cleaning
  • Elevator
  • Heating in public area
  • Ironing service
  • Laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Postal service
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area

For the kids

  • Family room
  • Kids meal

Access

  • CCTV in common areas
  • CCTV outside property
  • Front desk [24-hour]
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Safety/security feature
  • Smoke alarms

Getting around

  • Car park [free of charge]
  • Car park [on-site]
  • Rental car
  • Taxi service

Available in all rooms

  • A/C
  • Coffee/tea machine
  • Complimentary drinking water
  • Daily cleaning
  • Desk
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Linens
  • Lock box in room
  • Non-smoking
  • Phone
  • Private bathroom
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite/cable channels
  • Shower
  • Smoke alarm
  • Sofa
  • Toiletries
  • Towels
  • Wi-Fi [complimentary]
  • Wi-Fi [for a fee]
Food and dining
Breakfast options
  • Full English/Irish
Restaurants on site

Portobello Restaurant

  • Cuisine: International
  • Menu: Buffet
Location
Riverside Drive, Regent, Whangarei, New Zealand, 0112
Excellent
Location

8.7

Property policies
Children and extra beds

Extra beds vary by room. Please check each room's capacity for details.

All children are welcome.

Infant 0-2 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
Baby cot/crib available upon request
Children 3-12 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 13 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
Others
  • When booking 6 or more rooms, special policies may apply.
Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out

  • Check-in from14:00
  • Check-out from22:00
  • Check-out until10:00

Extras

  • Breakfast charge (unless included in room price)25 NZD

The property

  • Number of rooms 115

Reviews of Distinction Whangarei Hotels and Conference Centre from real guests

Provided by verified guests of Agoda
8.0
/
10
Cleanliness7.8
Facilities7.5
Location8.7
Service8.6
Value for money7.3
High score for Whangarei
Rating
9+ Exceptional (13)
8-9 Excellent (5)
7-8 Very Good (8)
6-7 Good (6)
<6 Below Expectation (7)
Time of the year
Mar - May (16)
Jun - Aug (12)
Sep - Nov (2)
Dec - Feb (9)
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10.0
Exceptional
Matthew from New Zealand
Business traveler
Stayed 1 night in March 2016

First time in a Distinction Hotel and VERY VERY impressed”

Natasha met me at the reception with a welcoming smile and a very prompt and efficient check-in, much appreciated after spending 6 hours driving from Auckland to Whangarei in Easter holiday traffic. Went to the room and could not falter anything!!! Wow your housekeeping staff could train some of Aucklands hotel housekeeping staff on how to clean a hotel room properly! Having managed and worked in hotels for over 25 years I was very impressed at the level of service, value for money and the location of your facilities. I will definitely be recommending Distinction Whangarei in our next company meeting for our future conferences and staff accommodation. Thank you for a wonderful and enjoyable stay and look forward to staying with you again soon

Reviewed March 28, 2016

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8.0
Excellent
patricia from New Zealand
Couple
Stayed 1 night in June 2018

Room pretty basic needs updating has textured ceilings and very old noisey heat pump.”

We arrived late and was very cold our windows were open in our room would of been nice if they had warmed up room there were no electric blankets which I look for in the winter time .we've stayed at this facility 3 times now mainly for location the name says distinction but there's nothing that shouts that its tired n run down .staff are wonderful and amenities.

Reviewed July 01, 2018

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9.2
Exceptional
Sarah from New Zealand
Business traveler
Marina View King with Balcony
Stayed 1 night in June 2019

Amazing service by Nz standard ”

Super impressed by the efficiency and friendliness of the staff. Very professional and happy to help and go above and beyond at every turn. Very clean also and breakfast was excellent. All rooms and dining room immaculately turned out. Yes it’s dated but I would be back in a heartbeat on my next visit given the truly excellent service (keep it up - don’t know what your doing with your staff selection/culture / training but it’s working!!), cleanliness and handy location.

Reviewed June 18, 2019

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8.4
Excellent
Christia from Philippines
Family with young children
Junior Suite Deluxe
Stayed 2 nights in January 2020

Nice hotel but could use a freshen up”

Rooms and facilities are quite tired, pool unheated but there is a hot tub. Despite these, our family still had a great time in it

Reviewed January 28, 2020

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9.2
Exceptional
Chie from New Zealand
Couple
Marina View King with Balcony
Stayed 1 night in July 2019

Exceptional”

Easy walking to central town and nice walk by town basin area. We enjoyed our stay. Thanks

Reviewed July 16, 2019

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8.0
Excellent
Ngaire
Couple
Stayed 2 nights in August 2020

great spot”

nice hotel, easy to find when driving in, handy to town center

Reviewed August 20, 2020

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6.8
Good
Caroline from Australia
Couple
Stayed 1 night in January 2018

Easy access to food”

Close to town basin for food and shops, staff were helpful with helping me find Accom for next night. Disappointed in the room service though as they were out of some items early in the night and had no flexibility to change pizza toppings as they were all premade

Reviewed February 04, 2018

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6.8
Good
Reece from New Zealand
Business traveler
Stayed 1 night in November 2016

Dated but clean”

Hotel Staff lovely, Room decent size, very very dated but very clean! Restaurant staff seemed incompetent..

Reviewed November 10, 2016

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8.0
Excellent
Corinna from New Zealand
Couple
Stayed 1 night in July 2018

Great location ”

Had everything we need nice and handy to the city friendly helpful staff resteraunt good food

Reviewed July 15, 2018

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9.2
Exceptional
Scott from New Zealand
Group
Junior Suite
Stayed 1 night in July 2020

Booked the room for my wife's birthday surprise with her girlfriends they had a great time”

Staff super helpful Tayla helped out making it easy to get everything sorted cheers Tayla

Reviewed July 04, 2020

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4.8
Pamela from New Zealand
Couple
Stayed 2 nights in October 2020

Old hotel ”

Our room had an awful smell..!!! it was dreadful..!! The hotel definitely needs updating. It’s probably the worst hotel I’ve stayed in..!

Reviewed October 08, 2020

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5.6
Ginny from New Zealand
Family with teens
Stayed 1 night in January 2019

Clean but old and noisy”

The room is clean but it’s old. I booked a king size bedroom and the room is facing a busy road so it’s very noisy at night.

Reviewed January 13, 2019

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4.8
Julie from New Zealand
Couple
Stayed 3 nights in March 2018

Disappointing”

This is in a great location, handy to marina, town basin etc but the rooms are dingy and humid. Not the cleanest either.

Reviewed August 04, 2018

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6.8
Good
Andrea from New Zealand
Solo traveler
Marina View Queen Room
Stayed 1 night in July 2022

Ok stay but could be better”

The receptionist was training someone and let me and someone else waiting for a while before we could check in. Once she checked my online booking told me I could only have first level rooms because the second floor were all busy which wasn’t true I realised later. That wasn’t a good start and ruined the experience as you don’t feel they are trying to make your stay the best, just trying to make it easy for them. The room was sort of clean but had a bath and could see accumulated dust under the bathroom sink and around the bathtub.

Reviewed July 28, 2022

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8.0
Excellent
Ray from New Zealand
Couple
Superior King Room - Non-Smoking
Stayed 1 night in July 2022

Very good”

Great location for short walk to town basin and town centre.

Reviewed July 09, 2022

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6.0
Melissa from New Zealand
Couple
Superior King Room - Non-Smoking
Stayed 3 nights in May 2022

Distinction hotel”

Room looked nice, very central, didn't replace towels on day 2, didn't make bed either, bathroom did not appear to have been cleaned, soap marks on shower door upon arrival and tap in basin was dirty. Had booked for airport shuttle and then they said they don't do it. Lots of renos underway so jib and building stuff in all the hallways. Nice facilities and room was nice. Good convenient location . Staff were nice at front desk

Reviewed May 29, 2022

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9.2
Exceptional
Mrs from Australia
Couple
Superior King Room - Non-Smoking
Stayed 2 nights in May 2022

Location”

Centrally located hotel which was clean and very comfortable . Staff very friendly and helpful.

Reviewed May 05, 2022

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8.0
Excellent
Cameron from New Zealand
Couple
Superior King Room - Non-Smoking
Stayed 1 night in April 2022

Comfortable but not pretty.”

It doesn't look like much from the outside - dated exterior and hallways. The room had been recently refurbished and they did a pretty good job - new carpet, new curtains, the bed was super comfy, and the tv is huge. However the yellowing air con unit looked 20 years old and very out of place.... maybe it's not finished? The lighting was set up in a weird way - either all the lights in the room were on, or just a single spotlight shining down on the bed at eye level (why??) - no separate reading lamps. Curtains don't split in the middle so quite awkward to use. Overall the room was nice. The pool is indoor but not heated, and the spa is great but the wooden steps look like they're about to break any second. Let's hope when the renovations are finished they will tidy up the loose ends and it'll be one of the best places in Whangarei.

Reviewed May 02, 2022

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10.0
Exceptional
Lilian from New Zealand
Family with young children
Stayed 2 nights in March 2022

Great place”

We really enjoyed distinction. We have decided to have this motel as our choice of accomodation for Whangarei moving forward. Thank you

Reviewed April 19, 2022

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8.8
Excellent
Mark from New Zealand
Couple
Superior King Room - Non-Smoking
Stayed 1 night in April 2022

Distinction Overnight”

Friendly staff, well-appointed rooms but currently undergoing a refit - look forward to seeing the final result. Very comfortable bed and modern IT in the room making it easy to connect apps etc.

Reviewed April 11, 2022

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