James Cook Hotel is located in the heart of Wellington, just 500 metres from Lambton Harbour. It features a day spa, a fitness centre and a restaurant with harbour views. Guests receive 50 MB free Wi-Fi per day.
James Cook Wellington is just 15 minutes’ walk from both Cuba Street and Courtenay Place. Wellington International Airport is a 20-minute drive away.
Whitby's Restaurant and Bar, on the 17th floor, also has one of the best buffets in Wellington for breakfast and dinner. Not to mention high teas and events all the time.

The Wellington Magic Convention is at James Cook this weekend and is shaping up to be the biggest magic convention New Zealand has ever seen. With Eight world leading magicians flying into Wellington for the event, you don't want to miss it.
Registration allows you to attend all eight headliner lectures, and you will get a free ticket to two public magic shows being held at the Wellington Opera House on the 24th of October. Registrants will also be able to attend the national magic championships, and gain access to the dealer rooms with various magic dealers attending from NZ and Australia. For more info, head here.

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If you want a Sunday breakfast buffet in Wellington with a view then you have to check out Whitby's Restaurant and Bar on the 17th floor of the James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor. If you are distracted by the buffet, which includes personal chefs cooking made-to-order options, then you could sit here for hours overlooking the magnificent Wellington harbour.

Third time experiencing the James Cook buffet! It changes several times throughout the year. Tonight’s is Maori influenced, so heaps of yum western food and a few Maori dishes and a hangi! If you haven’t experienced it before, you’re missing out.

Gravity coffee at a great price $4 small or large. Great service, don’t even have to tell them and they will make it before you’ve ordered if your standing in a queue. Awesome!! :-)

Big thanks to Jen, love your work!

Gravity coffees in lobby coffee shop are excellent

Jen and Mike are there most mornings, quick to provide a smile and great service. Good on you guys.

We've stayed here a number of times and I would highly recommend it. You can get some great deals and the location is excellent - right in the city center. The buffet is also very good.

Go see the James Cook Hotel located on The Terrace in the heart of the city . Perfect for that last minute shopping trip

For the full on hotel experience

My husband stayed here while in Wellington for work.  Said it was very comfortable and friendly customer service.  Would recommend highly.

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