Welcome to the Grand Hotel

The Grand Hotel is located in the heart of Whangarei, Northland New Zealand. It is the only Hotel in the CBD. Conveniently located near the local bus station our rooms are all ensuite and fully serviced.

The Hotel offers bar, function facilities and affordable accommodation for the independent traveller.

Whangarei township is a great place to stay and explore the scenic playground of beautiful Northland. Buses depart regularly to all the major tourist attractions including the Bay of Islands and Cape Reinga. Activities in the local area include diving the famous Poor Knights Islands, swimming and surfing on beautiful sandy beaches, bush walks, sky diving and fishing.

Outside the Grand Hotel

Book 'Room 48' where HRH Queen Elizabeth II stayed!

The original hotel, built in approximately 1870 burnt down completely in the 1890s and was rebuilt in 1900. The current building was originally called the Commercial Hotel and was re-named the Grand Hotel after the 1953 Royal Tour of New Zealand by HRH Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh who stayed in the hotel with their entourage. The balcony from where the Queen waved to her subjects is still a feature of the hotel.