Copthorne Wellington Oriental Bay Hotel  4 stars

100 Oriental Parade Wellington 6011, Wellington, New Zealand, 6141  show mapSave
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Wi-Fi in rooms

Paid Wi-Fi


Paid parking


24-hour reception


Express check-in/-out

 Swimming Pool

Indoor swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool


In-room breakfast

Continental breakfast




 Meeting facilities

Meeting room


The comfortable Copthorne Wellington Oriental Bay offers beautifully decorated accommodation located close to Old Government Buildings, National Archives and Wellington Cenotaph. Since 1972, it has been a prominent hotel in the center of Wellington.

Frank Knitts Park, Circa Theatre and St James Theatre are located just 650 meters from the venue. Wellington city center is 2km away.

The vicinity of a harbour as well as quick access to restaurants and commercial centers set the hotel apart.

A short drive from Wellington International airport.


The hotel offers 115 rooms featuring a laptop-size safe, a private balcony, a minibar, satellite TV and individual climate control as well as separate bathrooms with a hairdryer, bath sheets and bathrobes. All of the rooms have a beautiful view over the sea. They all have carpet floor and modern furniture.


In the morning a buffet breakfast is served at the restaurant. At the 24-hour restaurant guests can enjoy seasonal cuisine. Guests can relax in the café bar serving finest drinks.

The hotel offers a buffet breakfast at the price of NZD 27 per person per night. 


Aside from 24-hour room service, dry cleaning and valet parking, guests can also make use of a safe deposit box, parking and a tour desk.


Guests will benefit from an indoor heated pool and a cocktail lounge.


Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel at NZD 10 per day.

Guest Parking

public hotel parking is possible on site and the rate is NZD 30 per day.

Year renovated   2007.  Number of rooms   118.

City Center Wellington - 4000 ft
Airports Wellington International (WLG) - 2.8 mi, Paraparaumu (PPQ) - 28.8 mi
Train Stations Wellington Station - 1.0 mi, Kaiwharawhara Station - 2.2 mi
Bus stop - 400 ft
Restaurants Martin Bosley's Yacht Club Restaurant - 200 ft, Vista Cafe (cuisine: Seafood, Mediterranean, European) - 200 ft
Beaches Oriental Bay - 2500 ft
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  • Paid Wi-Fi
  • Paid parking
  • Express check-in/-out
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Children are welcome
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe deposit box
  • Smoke detectors
  • No pets allowed
  • Currency exchange
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Rooms/Facilities for disabled
  • Paid city shuttle
  • Paid valet parking
  • 24-hour room service
  • Bell staff/Porter
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Newspaper service
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Wake up service
Dining facilities
  • Paid breakfast
  • Continental breakfast
  • In-room breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Meeting facilities
  • Business center
  • Conference room
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Projector
  • Printers
  • Fax/Photocopying
Children's facilities
  • Cribs available
  • Paid babysitting/Child services
Leisure facilities
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Spa center
  • Library
  • Television in lobby
Room view
  • Sea view
  • Harbor view
Room facilities
  • Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Mini-Bar
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Connecting rooms
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Rollaway/Extra bed
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk
  • Private bathroom
  • Bath/Shower
  • Room toiletries
  • Washing machine
  • Hair dryer
Kitchen facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • Cable/Satellite television
  • Telephone
  • AM/FM alarm clock



from  2 pm


until  10 am

Children and extra beds
  • All children under the age of 14 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • All children under the age of 2 may stay for free in a crib. 
  • Older children/adults may stay at the price of NZD 40 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

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Bed type: 1 King and 1 Double
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    Copthorne Wellington Oriental Bay LocationWhat's nearby

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    What's nearby

    Tourist attractions
    • 4300 ft
    • Ascot Street
      1.2 mi
    • Wellington Zoo
      1.9 mi
    Popular areas
    • Cuba Street
      2700 ft
    • City Center
      3700 ft
    Places of interest
    • Old Government Buildings
      1.0 mi
    • Parliament Buildings
      1.1 mi
    • 2.1 mi
    Convention centers
    • Queen's Wharf Event Centre
      3300 ft
    Monuments and Landmarks
    • Basin Reserve Cricket Ground
      3700 ft
    • Westpac Stadium
      1.3 mi
    • Te Papa
      1400 ft
    • 1.0 mi
    • Archives New Zealand
      1.1 mi
    • Carter Observatory
      1.1 mi
    • Katherine Mansfield Birthplace
      1.6 mi
    • Civic Square
      3300 ft
    • Botanical Gardens
      1.3 mi

    Local Attractions

    • Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre
      1.0 mi
      Terrace Road, Mt. Cook Village
    • Old Government Buildings
      1.0 mi
      Cnr Lambton Quay & Whitmore St, Wellington
    • Government House
      1.0 mi
      1 Rugby St, Wellington
    • St Andrew's on the Terrace
      1.0 mi
      30 The Terrace, Wellington
    • Carter Observatory
      1.1 mi
      40 Salamanca Road, Wellington

    Near the hotel

    • Museum of New Zealand (Te Papa Tongarewa)
      1500 ft
      55 Cable St, Wellington
    • Oriental Bay
      2500 ft
      Oriental Parade, Wellington
    • Cuba Street District
      2800 ft
      Access from Wakefield Street and, Wellington
    • Frank Kitts Park
      3000 ft
      Jervois Quay, Wellington
    • City Gallery Wellington
      3100 ft
      101 Wakefield St, Wellington
    • Museum of Wellington City & Sea
      3600 ft
      Queens Wharf, Wellington
    • New Zealand Cricket Museum
      3600 ft
      Museum Stand, Wellington

    Restaurants Nearby

    • Martin Bosley's Yacht Club Restaurant

      82% likes this, based on 140 reviews

      200 ft
      103 Oriental Parade

      Phone: (04) 920 8302

    • Vista Cafe

      74% likes this, based on 77 reviews
      Cuisine: Seafood, Mediterranean, European, New Zealand
      Price Range: USD 2 - USD 3

      200 ft
      106 Oriental Parade

      Phone: 04 385 7724

    • East Square

      78% likes this, based on 30 reviews
      Cuisine: Asian

      300 ft
      1/22 Herd Street
    • Chalk Coffee House & Bistro

      96% likes this, based on 11 reviews
      Cuisine: Café

      500 ft
      Chaffers Piazza, Herd Street
    • The Boat Cafe

      Cuisine: Contemporary

      600 ft
      139A Oriental Parade (The Tug Boat)

      Phone: 00644 939 3935

    Copthorne Wellington Oriental Bay Reviews

    Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Copthorne Wellington Oriental Bay

    Individual guest reviews

    • Group of friends

      Location was good. Well presented Hotel. Good facilities.

      The booking was confirmed by email, but the room type I booked was not available when we checked in, the staff working at the time were not very helpful, had to stay in a very unsuitable room for a night. May not be representative of the average experience, but it caused a level of stress that was unwarranted.

      • Average rating
    • Older travelers

      I really liked the attitude of the breakfast restaurant staff upon being asked for gluten free cereal. They said they would have some later in the morning and tomorrow but said they had gluten free bread which they toasted for me under the grill. The next morning they remembered.

      Why have double beds? And with a single bed in the room also. A queen bed would have been more comfortable for slightly overweight, older guests. I haven't slept in a double bed anywhere for many years.

      • Average rating
    • Older travelers

      Rooms where nice, quiet.

      The prices of the rooms. We were staying with friends and there room was bigger than ours and less expensive thanours and they booked after us. The $20.00 parking fee is just plane rude. I wiil not be staying again because of this. I have stayed down the road at another hotel and they had alot better rate and no charge for parking.

      • Average rating
    • Family with children

      On the whole great staff, great hotel, pool looking dated but water quality very good and ph levels checked. We would definately go to wellington again but next time I book with the copthorne oriental when I ask for a great room with views I will remembet to stipulate higher than level 1.

      Female reception staff member rude and female bar staff member rude. Over three nights all the staff were great in the main but following were noted: 1 -on arrival I was refferred to Dilks not mr dilks (not nice) 2- 2nd day my room key card did not work and it should have been programmed for three nights which is ok - but at reception the way it was handled made me feel like it was my fault. 3-Bar -cold demeanour was a tad offputiing like she "was the boss" attitude which I dont condone either. 4 -hotel was quiet and we were put on level1 so lots of road noise as there was a speed check system on the road so cars mad audible noise each time they crossed it also dogs in neighbouring building were always barking and trees obstructed views to the bay (main reason we went there was for the views)

      • Average rating
    • Older travelers

      Private and convenient to Wellington city. Service good and priced well.

      • Average rating
    • Older travelers

      View, good staff, room good, pool good ( lines on bottom for small laps,etc would be good.gym also be good.

      Breakfast service , no tea, had to ask which is ok , have been offered most other times

      • Average rating
    • Older travelers

      Bath over shower, but bath quite small and water did not get very hot.

      • Average rating
    • Group of friends

      Love the views across the water, the waterfront location and the proximity to great cafes and shopping

      • Average rating
    • Single

      The view from the room. Also, the restaurant's soup was excellent.

      Even with the heater in the room on, the room was cold. Not crazy about the shower set-up -- that style always gets lots of water on the floor outside of the shower area. Would have appreciated nicer shampoo and conditioner (no conditioner).

      • Average rating
    • Couple

      10Th floor rooms have an amazing view of the Wellington harbor. Even from the shower! Best hotel location in the city. Staff were very helpful and friendly

      Is a little expensive, seems suited more fOr business than leisure.

      • Average rating
    • Older travelers

      Very friendly and most helpful front desk staff. The food offered for breakfast was also very nice - hot and plenty of it. Very efficient restaurant staff.

      • Average rating
    • Older travelers

      Friendly staff, great locale, convenient parking, pleasant bar facility, excellent views..

      With only 2 cups and 2 wine glasses, we could not conveniently offer any guests a social drink.

      • Average rating
    • Older travelers

      The staff was very friendly and helpful and made our stay enjoyable. We had a beautiful view of Wellington Harbor. Walking distance to Te Papa museum and Courtney Place restaurants.

      We were at the top of the hotel (10th floor) and the wind was very noisy during the night. Wi-fi was only available on the 7th and 1st floor lobbies and was free for only 20 minutes a day.

      • Average rating
    • Family with children

      Great location for families, plenty of things to do close (walking distance) to do.

      • Average rating
    • Older travelers

      Staff, good room.

      Charges - including $8 for a load of wash and drying, and especially the obscenely expensive, piggish charges for internet usage. The worst we have ever experienced, on five continents. Why a business traveler or just normally web occupied person would ever stay where there is such a ripoff for an important amenity is beyond me, and I certainly would never recommend this hotel to any such person.

      • Average rating
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