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The Grand Hotel
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Reviewed 28 February 2014

The hotel itself is very grand and well presented. The owner/manager was very pleasant and placed us in a large room which was great of him. We were situated at the front of the hotel which had a bit of road noise but wasn't really a problem. We ate in the restaurant and found the meal very nice. There is a light breakfast in the morning which helps you on your way. There was no noise from the hotel section of the premises. Nice and close in the CBD for an evening stroll.

Room Tip: Most probably a side or rear room would be quiter.
  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank grantTaree
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Neville G, Guest Relations Manager at The Grand Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 17 March 2014

Thanks for reviewing our Hotel, we are pleased that you found the meals and the continental breakfast enjoyable. I am glade that our staff looked after you well while you were here.

Regards Darron

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Reviewed 27 January 2014

We stayed here for one night, the initial impression of the hotel was positive as it has a very grand lounge and dining room. The room however was a slightly different matter. It did feel like you'd stepped back in time with carpet on the walls and a strange selection of lamps and lights all with bulbs that were were too big for the shades. We felt like we were appearing in a slightly seedy Dirty Harry movie, in a way that made us smile.
The room was clean and the bathroom looked like it had been recently refurbished.

Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Neville G, Guest Relations Manager at The Grand Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 17 March 2014

Thanks for taking the time to review your stay, We are moving through the rooms and changing too eco long life bulbs and we will take the time to matching them to the shades, this is as the bulbs need replacing. Some of the rooms decor still match the era of this grand old building, but we are refurbishing the rooms as time and $'s permit. At least you did Smile about the room.

Regards Darron

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Reviewed 23 January 2014 via mobile

A perfect night in well set up good value hotel. Complimentary breakfast an added bonus. Welcoming staff ensured a very memorable nights stay. Very easy to book online and bar meals are realistically priced. Highly recommended.

Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Neville G, Guest Relations Manager at The Grand Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 16 March 2014

Hi thanks for taking the time to review our Hotel, we always hope to give good value for the dollars you spend with us. The free continental breakfast ( 3 cereals, toast, Orange juice, tea, coffee) is a bonus to your stay, which can be upgraded to a cooked breakfast $10 to $18 ) Thanks for your recommendation.

Regards Darron

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Reviewed 9 January 2014

We were so lucky to stay in this Wanganui icon! Fantastic old place with heaps of character. We stayed in the Govenors suite which is only a few extra dollars and was worth every cent. Big seperate lounge and large dining table with a seperate loo for the visitors with a seperate bedroom with unsuite and spa bath. The shower head was not good but apart from that nothing to complain about at all.Yeah its not new but lacks nothing. The staff and owner are something else. Nothing was too much trouble including getting ice at stupid times and making a homemade pie and chips when everything else was closed. We thankyou for a very lovely stay and memory. If you go to Wanganui Stay here and in the Govenors Suite....youll love it. Allan and Stef. Gold Coast, Australia

Room Tip: Go the best. Dont pinch for a few lousy dollars
  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled with family
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Thank Allan R
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Neville G, Guest Relations Manager at The Grand Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 16 March 2014

Thanks for reviewing our Hotel, We aim to give value for a nights stay, its pleasing to have guest that pay that little extra to stay in one of a better suites and that our staff gave you the service you expected.

Regards Darron.

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Reviewed 28 December 2013

We stayed here one night on a North Island road trip.
We asked for a spacious room, and was given room 110.
It is recently renovated, and it was spacious.
And for $99 was a bargain.
Include free wifi.
Free breakfast (a little basic, but o'key.)
All staff were friendly and helpful.
But the best of all, was the Irish pub downstairs.
The meals had very competitive pricing,
and the two meals we had were absolutely superb.
You have to eat there.

Room Tip: ask for room 110
  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank busterNewZealand
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Neville G, Guest Relations Manager at The Grand Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 16 March 2014

Thanks for reviewing, we are in the progress of refurbishing our 55 rooms and we are glad you enjoyed your stay, Our meals in the Irish bar are good value for money, We are also pleased that you found our staff friendly

Regards Darron

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