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Distinction Hotel Whangarei 1

Distinction Hotel Whangarei

Distinction Hotel Whangarei

Distinction Hotel Whangarei

Distinction Hotel Whangarei

Distinction Hotel Whangarei

Distinction Hotel Whangarei

Distinction Whangarei Hotel

Conveniently located opposite the stunning Whangarei Town Basin and a few minutes walk from the Whangarei city centre as well as some of Whangarei’s most tranquil bush walks and gardens. The majestic Bay of Islands is less than one hour’s drive from our 4 star Whangarei hotel. All comfortable guest rooms and suites are air-conditioned and offer FREE unlimited WiFi & 50 + SKY TV channels to keep the kids entertained with the myriad of childrens channels available. Distinction Whangarei offers guests a range of recreation & leisure facilities including an on-site restaurant serving breakfast and dinner daily, indoor, heated swimming pool, spa, sauna and access to a fitness room. Alternatively the award winning Whangarei Aquatic Centre is located less than 50 metres from our Whangarei hotel (charges apply).

Accommodation Types:

Family Suite
Distinction Whangarei Hotel's 2 bedroom Family Suites are an excellent Whangarei accommodation choice for a family or groups of friends wanting extra space to relax or entertain in. Located on the 2nd floor of the hotel, the large lounge area includes an 8 seater dining table, three x 2 seater sofas and coffee table, 2 armchairs, 42" flat screen TV. Bar area with fridge, mini bar and microwave. 1 bedroom features a queen bed and armchair whilst the other spacious bedroom area features 4 x single beds, writing desk and 32" flat screen TV.
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Junior Suite
Spacious, air-conditioned central Whangarei guest accommodations for up to four guests. Perfect for familes or groups of friends travelling together. 1 queen bed + 2 x single beds. Enjoy a variety of modern amenities including FREE unlimited WiFi, ensuite bathroom including shower and complimentary toiletries, flat screen TV with over 50 SKY TV channels, mini bar and a seating area with a flat-screen TV.
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Standard Twin Room
Distinction Whangarei Hotel's Standard Twin Rooms offer comfortable, air conditioned accommodation in the heart of Whangarei for both business travellers and holidaymakers. Guests can enjoy FREE unlimited WiFi, 1 x double bed & 1 x single bed, ensuite bathroom including shower and complimentary toiletries, flat screen TV with over 50 SKY TV channels, mini bar and more.
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 In Room

  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Balcony
  • Bath
  • Free unlimited WiFi
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron
  • Refrigerator
  • Room Service
  • Sky TV
  • Spa Bath - limited rooms
  • Tea / Coffee Facilities
  • Telephone
  • Toilet/Shower
  • TV


  • Bar
  • Carparking
  • Conference Facilities
  • Gym
  • Laundry
  • Luggage Storage
  • Restaurant
  • Spa Pool
  • Swimming Pool
  • Waiting Lounge
  • Wedding Facilities

Portobello Restaurant
One of the best restaurants in Whangarei, the Portobello Restaurant located on-site at Distinction Whangarei Hotel serves up tempting cuisine and offers breakfast and a la carte evening dining in a relaxed, modern setting.

Map of New Zealand
  • Central Otago
  • Bay of Plenty
  • Coromandel
  • Dunedin
  • Gisborne
  • Fiordland
  • Hawkes Bay
  • Marlborough Sounds
  • Manawatu
  • Nelson & Golden Bay
  • Northland
  • North Canterbury
  • Rotorua
  • Queenstown
  • Taranaki
  • South Canterbury
  • Taupo
  • Southland
  • Waikato
  • Wanaka
  • West Coast
  • Bay of Islands
  • Whangarei
  • Tauranga
  • Central Plateau
  • Hamilton
  • Napier
  • Palmerston North
  • Whanganui
  • New Plymouth
  • Kapati
  • Arrowtown
  • Te Anau
  • Akaroa
  • Ashburton
  • Hanmer
  • Kaikoura
  • Methven
  • Mt Cook
  • Oamaru
  • Tekapo
  • Timaru
  • Abel Tasman
  • Motueka
  • Nelson Lakes
  • Blenheim
  • Picton
  • Catlins
  • Gore
  • Invercargill
  • Stewart Island
  • Cromwell
  • Greymouth
  • Hokitika
  • Westport
  • Glenorchy

Our favourite destinations…

Auckland destination2


New Zealand’s economic heart and biggest city is also an exciting family visitor destination, situated on a sunny harbour with city beaches just minutes away from the CBD. Orientate yourself by heading down to Viaduct Harbour, wandering the waterfront, checking out the super yachts or enjoying the waterfront restaurants. Nearby is the must-visit Sky Tower along with excellent and kid-friendly museums and tons of exciting activities!


Wellington is New Zealand’s capital. Here you will find New Zealand's parliament buildings, including the 'Executive Wing', more well-known as 'The Beehive' due to its distinctive shape. Another icon to look out for is the Wellington Tram, which was the main means of public transport between 1878 and 1964.


With a population of around 400,000 Christchurch, in Canterbury, is the South Island ’s largest city, yet much of it has the feel of a small town. Perhaps that’s why it’s known as the Garden City but with the expansive Hagley Park, Botanic Gardens, Port Hills, River Avon and numerous beaches the city certainly has an open, relaxed feel that’s hard to beat.


With its well-deserved reputation as New Zealand’s activity adventure capital you’ll never run out of activities and things to do in Queenstown, but you may run out of time! With breathtaking scenery, activities and festivals, cafes and restaurants, skiing and snowboarding, shopping and wineries, this lakeside alpine resort rates as one of the world’s top vacation destinations for all ages and seasons.


Rotorua sits on the shore of Lake Rotorua, one of sixteen lakes in the area formed by hundreds of thousands of years of eruptions from the Taupo Volcanic Zone. The area is renowned for its geothermal activity and top of any activity list is to see the bubbling mud pools that are around the region for yourself. The Waimangu Volcanic Valley offers a first hand insight into the devastation caused by the 1886 eruption of Mount Tarawera and is a great place to discover steaming volcanic craters and bubbling, spitting  pools of mud!

Nelson and Golden Bay

The Nelson and Golden Bay regions, at the top of the South Island, boast enviable sunshine hours, glorious sandy beaches, safe swimming spots, lots of wildlife to look out for, and Abel Tasman National Park - an absolute must to explore, on foot, by kayak, your own craft or watertaxi.  Nelson is home to a vibrant arts and crafts community with a fabulous Saturday market, and is close to award-winning wineries and family-friendly bike tracks to take you around the coast.

Hawkes Bay

Napier was rebuilt after the 1931 earthquake and is now known as NZ's Art Deco City.  The Art Deco influence has created a unique city – nowhere else can you see such a varied concentration of art deco style. With over 2,200 sunshine hours a year, Napier is a year-round holiday destination with countless activities to entertain the kids – there's days of entertainment on Marine Parade alone, plus numerous other family-friendly trips and activities.  Add to that the beaches, walks and flat cycle paths, outdoor cafes and entertainment, and you have a perfect holiday destination!


Beautiful, unspoiled beaches, fishing, historic gum fields, kauri forests – the Far North has it all. With subtropical temperatures, it's often known as ‘the Winterless north', with warm, humid summers and mild winters.
Gateway to the Bay of Islands, Paihia is a pretty, lively beachside town and a perfect base for your family holiday. It’s your start point for Bay of Island adventures including day cruises, sailing, kayaking, swimming with dolphins and reef or wreck diving.