Have just returned from my second stay at this hotel but think I will try somewhere else next time.
I am a light sleeper and found the lack of soundproofing between rooms appalling. When I first checked in I was given an upstairs room but I could hear the noise of the pool motor very clearly even with the window closed so immediately asked for another room. I was given a downstairs room but at 9.30pm the man in the next room was snoring so loud that I could hear it even over the television and the aircon in my room. I again asked to be moved and Tara the duty manager was very helpful and good natured about it and quickly found another room for me. (I could still hear the person in the room above me moving around but at least it wasn't as constant as the snoring!)
The hotel is like a rabbit warren and I had difficulty operating the television (which happened on my first stay as well) but on the plus side it is very clean. My colleague had a room upstairs. She also had difficulties with the television and mentioned that she could hear the person in the next room as well.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Distinction Whangarei Hotel & Conference Centre is perfectly suited to both business and leisure travellers. All 115 comfortable guest rooms & suites are air-conditioned and offer free unlimited WiFi & 50+ SKY TV channels. Conveniently located opposite the stunning Whangarei Town Basin and a few minutes walk from the city centre and Whangarei's most tranquil bush walks. The majestic Bay of Islands is less than one hour's drive from our 4 star hotel. Savour delicious cuisine at the on-site Portobello Restaurant and Anchor Down Lounge Bar. Work out in the fitness centre, swim in the indoor heated pool or relax in the spa. The hotel also caters for conferences and functions of up to 130 guests. ... more less
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