I don’t know that I would call the hotel ‘grand’ but it was certainly fine for a night passing through. The staff were very friendly and the rooms were clean. A bargain at $60NZD. The Thai restaurant downstairs was pretty good too.
Out dated pub
Mr Grant Don 09/08/2017 20:14
Old drab and rude staff this place is racist and makes white people feel un welcome. Limited drinks in small glasses Toilets old Carpet dirty old benches Limited events Very boring Needs new owners and staff
On a shoestring
RelaxedBoatieon 11/04/2017 01:51
Wanted last minute accommodation on a shoestring budget as I was working up there and my accommodation fell through. The Night manager was very helpful and also my vehicle was locked away in a secure area. The room was neat and tidy and clean so I was happy with that.
Cheap and retro
Merkulonon 03/03/2017 01:44
Cheap enough to stay and it was obviously grand a few years back.
Clean and convenient located next to bus terminal.
Hot showers and secure.
Surrounding area is OK, maybe a little run down.
10mins to the town basin.
Otherwise very little to do in Whangarei but decent enough place to Base yourself out of of you have a car.
Deliah Qon 31/01/2017 08:14
We stayed for one night only, chose the Grand simply because the Queen stayed there back in the '1950s', I can definitely see that it would've been quite 'grand' back then, the stairs were just lovely. We had the balcony room, it was clean, dated but adequate and overpriced a wee bit. Staff very friendly and helpful. Would stay again, but probably cheaper room.