Grand Mercure Wellington (becoming Mövenpick Hotel in June 2022)

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Grand Mercure Wellington (becoming Mövenpick Hotel in June 2022) 5 stars

TripAdvisor rating 4.0/5 424 reviews

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One of the capital's most conveniently located accommodation options for couples, business travellers and families - offering easy access to local attractions and central city businesses by foot, car and public transport.

Hotel location

Grand Mercure Wellington (becoming Mövenpick Hotel in June 2022)

345 The Terrace
New Zealand

  • By plane

    WELLINGTON At 8km / 5 miles

  • By boat

    EVENING POST HARBOUR FERRY At 3km / 1.88 miles

  • By boat

    FASTCAT & INTERISLAND FERRIES At 3km / 1.88 miles

  • By car

    GHUZNEE STREET At 1km / 0.63 miles

  • By car

    THE TERRACE EXIT At 2km / 1.25 miles

  • By train

    CENTRAL At 1.5km / 0.93 miles

GPS:-41.293532, 174.769526



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In summary
On site
  • Swimming pool
  • Car park
  • Restaurant
  • Well-being
  • Air conditioning
  • Wi-Fi
  • Breakfast
  • Bar
  • Meeting rooms


FORAGE Kitchen + Bar, overlooks the vibrant district of Te Aro that harbours some of Wellington's finest cuisine and artisan produce. FORAGE Kitchen + Bar harvest elements from New Zealand's unique terroir and bring stories back from the farm.

Your meetings and events

Grand Mercure Wellington offers eight flexible meeting rooms, boasting natural daylight and air conditioning, provide creative canvases and modular meeting spaces.

Room descriptions and layouts

meeting rooms

From 1 to 160 


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Our accommodation(s)

Elegantly appointed rooms in warm rich tones and plush fabrics. Choose from Superior, Deluxe and Executive rooms or the opulent Executive Suite.

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Grand Mercure Wellington (becoming Mövenpick Hotel in June 2022)

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TripAdvisor Rating  4.0/5  424 reviews

Another great stay, thanks.

TripAdvisor rating 5.0/5

kiwislanda TripAdvisor review

Had a lovely stay for 5 nights. Staff were very welcoming and especially appreciated the effort they went to to organise a newspaper each morning, so we could do the crossword. Thanks a lot. Looking forward to coming back in October. 😁

Kia Ora kiwislanda, Thanks for your lovely feedback and so glad you were able to catch on the daily news! We look forward to seeing you again soon. Warm regards Sharyna TePuia Hotel Manager

Always prepared

TripAdvisor rating 5.0/5

paul_in_melb Business - TripAdvisor review

This was a very quick work trip. Arrived at 9pm and Dept next day and the reception staff were expecting me. The management had also kindly provided me with a welcome Cheese plate which was very kind. One of the cheeses looked very dry and tasted like rock - probably shouldn’t have been served to be honest but I did appreciate the gesture :)

Kia ora paul_in_melb, Thank you so much for your lovely review, I am sorry about the cheese though, this should not have happened. I do hope we can welcome you again Regards Jade Bolstad General Manager

Our home away from home in Wellington

TripAdvisor rating 5.0/5

djauckland TripAdvisor review

From our arrival to departure we were made we to feel at home , excellent room presentation , friendly and courteous staff , fantastic menus to choose from , the location at the top of the terrace provides easy access to the motorway north and its only a short walk to the CBD (use the small elevator near the bar) The indoor swimming pool is well worth a dip too .

Kia ora djauckland, it was a pleasure to read your review, I am so happy you loved the hotel services and location. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us all Regards Jade Bolstad General Manager

Unexpected overnight stay

TripAdvisor rating 5.0/5

greta547 TripAdvisor review

Fogged in with no hope of air travel, one quick call to Grand Mercure and we were booked for the night. Love this hotel, staff are superb and the decor just beautiful. Happened to coincide with a wedding anniversary of ours and we enjoyed a wonderful dinner with a very nice wine.

Kia ora greta547, I was so happy to read you loved our hotel even when you were trapped in Wellington! Happy anniversary Kind regards Jade Bolstad General Manager

Wellington Raceday

TripAdvisor rating 4.0/5

mncoleman Business - TripAdvisor review

Very nice hotel Service was excellent and staff very helpful. Appreciate the early check in so I could relax for a couple of hours before my meeting and have a coffee while doing some study. I would definitely book this hotel again.

Kia ora mncoleman, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review for us, I was so pleased to read you loved the hotel and we were able to make it even more comfortable for you too. We do look forward to welcoming you again Kind regards Jade Bolstad General Manager

White Christmas

TripAdvisor rating 5.0/5

vimalr638 Families - TripAdvisor review

Grand Mercure is lovely. It was so cold in Wellington that it felt like a white Christmas. The staff at Grand Mercure is very friendly. Nothing was any trouble. This was our second stay at Grand Mercure. We will be back.

Kia ora vimalr638, I am sorry Wellington did not put on some sunshine this Christmas, but I am very happy you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for your loyalty and kind review Kind regards Jade Bolstad General Manager

Room with a view.

TripAdvisor rating 4.0/5

Chris C Business - TripAdvisor review

The Grand Mercure is situation above Wellington City, at the bottom end of The Terrace. Conveniently located close to the city and government buildings. Rooms are comfortable and clean and the view is amazing day or night. Room rates are reasonable and the "garden to plate" concept from the restaurant is refreshing compared to the standard meals available at hotels. I'd definitely recommend a return stay at this hotel.

Kia ora Chris C Thank you for your lovely review, I am so glad you had a wonderful stay and enjoyed our views and the Forage Kitchen + Bar. I do hope to welcome you again one day. Kind regards Jade Bolstad General Manager

Very helpful

TripAdvisor rating 5.0/5

Edwardcharles101 Couples - TripAdvisor review

We arrived very late in the night to find I had booked the wrong date, but the night team on the desk helped with such ease, before I knew it I had a room and my bookings had been sorted. Check out was just as easy and helpful.

Kia ora Edwardcharles101, thank you so much for your review, I am so pleased you loved your stay and our team were able to assist you. I hope you can visit again soon Kind regards Jade Bolstad General Manager

A genuine warm welcome

TripAdvisor rating 5.0/5

Friiskiwi Couples - TripAdvisor review

From the moment we stepped through the doors we felt special. The staff was incredible welcoming and helpful. Our room was comfortable and spacious. With the largest TV I have had in a hotel room. It was an added bonus for my husband that he could watch the Rugby World Cup live in the Bar or in our room. The restaurant was pleasant with good food and views. We had a couple of lunches and one dinner there. We had an early dinner on our last evening and took advantage of the Happy Hour. Reception and drive in entrance is on the 5th floor, so the lift to ground level made walking down to Cuba street and CBD easy and quick. I have absolutely no complaints and am full of praise of the wonderful staff. I used to travel for work, so have stayed in many hotels over the last 40 years, but Grand Mercure did something nobody has ever done before. After we got home they contacted me to let me know we had left something behind and offered to courier it to me. I know where I will be staying next time I go to Wellington.

Kia ora Friiskiwi, I am so pleased to read you loved your stay! We have really worked hard to build a fabulous product and team so that our guests can have this experience every time they visit, so your review is quite humbling and we thank you for the recognition it brings to us all. I do hope you will be able to visit us again and that you receive your personal item in the mail soon. Kind regards Jade Bolstad General Manager

Excellent Hotel

TripAdvisor rating 5.0/5

158karlaf Families - TripAdvisor review

Loved the location of this hotel, slightly out of the hustle which is perfect. Elevated so views from the suite we had. Suite was a perfect size, lovely en-suite with large shower. The bed was soooo comfortable it was hard to get out of in the mornings haha. Room service was superb. Highly recommend the restaurant for dining including breakfast. Service was impeccable from the time of check in. Nothing was too much trouble. Upon checking out and our car being delivered! I discovered that the staff had put a bottle of water in for our travel home. Will definitely be staying here again.

Kia ora 158karlaf, thank you so much for your review, it is wonderful to know that you loved your stay here. I agree the beds are amazing it is hard to get up :) We look forward to welcoming you back next time you are in town Kind Regards Jade Bolstad General Manager


TripAdvisor rating 5.0/5

avonorth Families - TripAdvisor review

This hotel is amazing,absolutely loved our stay here. Super comfortable rooms,gorgeous decor,beautiful breakfasts,and thoughtful and friendly staff. This hotel is in a great location and easy walk to cuba street. Coffee and cocktails are superb here ,one of the nicest hotels in wellington .

Kia ora avonorth, I was so happy to read you loved your stay with us. Thanks for sharing your feedback with everyone. We hope you can join us again soon. Kind regards Jade Bolstad General Manager

Anniversary weekend

TripAdvisor rating 5.0/5

cindydavid323 Couples - TripAdvisor review

The service was good. Although we found the room quite small, and not enough space at the closet for hanging our clothes, the bed was large and comfy and the service was superb. The staff are very friendly and welcoming.The view from our room was great.

Kia ora cindydavid323, thank you so much for leaving us a review, we are so glad we could make your anniversary a special one. I do hope you can visit us again Kind regards Jade Bolstad General Manager

A Friendly Crew

TripAdvisor rating 5.0/5

160jacob Solo travel - TripAdvisor review

My stay at the Grand Mercure in Wellington was like being at home, but better. The team was both friendly and helpful, more so than I normally experience in a hotel, and at all times made me feel that the guests were friends rather than just paying visitors. Well done!

Kia ora 160jacob, thank you so much for the review, how wonderful that we can be your home away from home! We cannot wait to welcome you back again! Kind regards Jade Stunden General Manager

Great location & excellent food

TripAdvisor rating 5.0/5

JamesAFNZ Business - TripAdvisor review

I often stay at this hotel in Wellington and am looked after very well each time. Was warmly welcomed on arrival and was upgraded to a suite, which was not expected but greatly appreciated. The dinner menu and bar service is excellent with friendly and knowledgeable wait & bar staff. Good fitness centre and sauna. Very good value for money and if you have an electric vehicle, the parking costs are free

Kia ora JamesAFNZ, thank you very much for taking the time to leave us a review, I am so pleased you felt welcome and loved the upgrade! Thanks for sharing with others about the free parking for electric vehicles too. My kitchen and restaurant staff will be very proud of your comments, thanks again Kind regards Jade Stunden General Manager

First time - hopefully not the last

TripAdvisor rating 5.0/5

RobHarvey61 Business - TripAdvisor review

My first overnight stay in Wellington for many years and first stay at the Grand Mecure. Really lovely welcome from the ladies at check-in, thank you. A nice upgrade to a larger room and lovely welcome gift, again, thank you.

Kia ora RobHarvey61, I am so pleased to read you loved your stay, I hope you will join us again Kind regards Jade Stunden General Manager

Great two night stay

TripAdvisor rating 5.0/5

Pioneer546060 Friends getaway - TripAdvisor review

We booked at short notice as it was for a funeral. We arrived from Auckland at tea time. We were greeted by very friendly staff. Efficient check in. Car valet parked. Compliment drink in the bar. Car always bought up immediately it was requested. Fresh bottle of water each morning in the car. The rooms are decorated beautifully. Great stay, good on Grand Mecure Highly recommended.

Dear Pioneer546060, We were delighted to read your positive notes about your recent stay with us, albeit your visit was for an unfortunate occasion. We are happy we were able to offer you a pleasant stay with us at Grand Mercure Wellington. I have shared your feedback with my Front Office team and they were pleased to learn they could be of your assistance. With our sincere condolences and warm regards from Wellington, Jade

Not quite as good as in the past

TripAdvisor rating 4.0/5

Geoff N Couples - TripAdvisor review

We have been regular patrons of Grand Mercure in Wellington, having stayed here about 15 times in the last three years and each time it has been absolutely impeccable - except for this occasion which is the first time we have had any cause to be even mildly critical. We usually get a complimentary upgrade but this time we didn't (we appreciate this will only happen if an upgrade room is available). There is normally a small welcome platter in the room together with a greeting card, but this arrived a couple of hours after we booked in (I had already checked in online the night prior to our arrival, so our arrival time should not have been a surprise). And there was a lot of ambient noise from neighbouring rooms and also from adjacent properties. None of these matters are "biggies" but were sufficient in the aggregate for us to remark on them to each other. Everyone has a "bad hair day"; let's hope next time everything is back up to the customary high standard.

Dear Geoff N, We highly appreciate having you as one of our regular guests. It is therefore disturbing to read that on your last visit we did not live up to your expectations as usual. Kindly accept my apologies for this unfortunate occurrence. Please rest assured that I will personally look into this, as well as make sure that on your next visit you will be delighted as usual. Thank you so much for your constructive feedback, and for your continued loyalty to our hotel. We are much looking forward to be welcoming you back again soon. With kind regards, Jade

My first stay since the upgrade

TripAdvisor rating 5.0/5

charteredlossadjuste Couples - TripAdvisor review

I have stayed at this hotel several times, when it was just a Mercure - and every time I said it needed refurbishing. Well, now it has been fitted out as a Grand Mercure. Loving the blacks in the decor. Reception staff very friendly and efficient, especially Max from France !

Kia ora charteredlossadjuste, Thank you so much for coming back to see our Grand Mercure in it's new glory, we are very happy to read that you have enjoyed the lush decor and style. Moreover, I informed our colleague Max who was very enthusiastic to hear he was able to enhance your stay. Thanks for letting us know about your stay, and we are much looking forward to be welcoming you back soon at Grand Mercure Wellington. With warm regards, Jade Stunden

Vacation at wellington

TripAdvisor rating 5.0/5

nareshkumar1987 Families - TripAdvisor review

Chic but yet quite a classy hotel. Love the black walls and the new refurbished looking of the hotel. Hotel breakfast can be changed everyday. Otherwise its quite boring to have the same breakfast buffet. Bit nevertheless its tasty. Me and brother stayed on 9th floor. The top floor. Thank god. Such a awesome view! Just love it.

Kia ora Maps18982531259, thank you so much for the review, I am pleased you had a great stay! Jade Stunden General Manager

Great location & service

TripAdvisor rating 5.0/5

JamesF4795 Business - TripAdvisor review

Well located, high quality hotel. I have stayed many times and each time have received a great welcome. The bar and restaurant is very good with great service. The rooms are contemporary and the pool and fitness centre are great. Great place to enjoy the Capital

Kia ora JamesF4795, I was so pleased to read your comments, I do hope you will visit again soon Regards Jade Stunden General Manager

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