Copthorne Wellington Oriental Bay  4 stars

100 Oriental Parade, Wellington, 6011, Wellington, New Zealand, 6141  show mapSave
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The excellent 4-star Copthorne Wellington Oriental Bay offers an ideal spot in a shopping area just outside restaurants, commercial centers. Since 1972, it has been a prominent hotel in the center of Wellington.

The hotel boasts great location next to Old St Paul's Cathedral, Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre and St Andrew's on the Terrace. Within easy reach of St James Theatre, Circa Theatre and Mount Victoria.

Just 5 minutes from Wellington International airport.


All tasteful guestrooms have a minibar, free movies and LCD TV and boast modern-style interior.


Guests are offered a buffet breakfast served in the restaurant. The seasonal restaurant provides fine meals.

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


Copthorne Wellington Oriental Bay boasts a business center, internet access as well as an ironing service, laundry and room service.


Guests will benefit from an indoor swimming pool, a cocktail lounge.


Wireless internet is available in public areas and the rate is NZD 10 per day

Guest Parking

Public hotel parking is possible on site and the rate is NZD 28 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 - 5000 ft, Kaiwharawhara Station - 2.2 mi
Bus stop - 400 ft
Restaurants Martin Bosley's Yacht Club Restaurant - 100 ft, Vista Cafe (Cuisine: Seafood, Mediterranean, European) - 100 ft
Beaches Oriental Bay - 2500 ft
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  • Parking (fee required)
  • Safe deposit box
  • Currency exchange
  • Elevator
  • Bus parking
  • Concierge desk
  • Storage space
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Front desk
  • Newspapers/magazines
  • Tour desk
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Shops/Commercial Services
  • Valet parking
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
Dining facilities
  • Breakfast buffet
  • Continental breakfast
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • In-room breakfast
Business facilities
  • Wi-Fi Internet
  • Business center
  • Fax/photocopying
Meeting facilities
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
Children's facilities
  • Child care
Facilities for people with disabilities
  • Rooms/facilities for people with disabilities
Leisure and relaxation facilities
  • Indoor swimming pool
Room view
  • City view
  • Harbor view
Room facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Room service
  • Heating
  • Ironing facilities
  • Work desk
  • Mini bar
  • Balcony
  • Connecting rooms
  • Terrace
  • Dressing area
Living Area
  • Sitting area
  • Washing Machine
  • Towels
  • Hair dryer
  • Shower
  • Toilet
  • Bathrobe
Kitchen facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • Kitchenette
  • Cable TV
  • Satellite TV
  • AM/FM alarm clock
  • Telephone
  • Radio
  • Internet access
Room decor
  • Soundproofed windows



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. 

Pets are not allowed.

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View: Harbor view

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Bed type: A Double and two Single Beds
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    Bed type: Double Or Twin Beds or One Single Bed or Double Bed
    View: City view
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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
      • Parliament Buildings
        1.0 mi
      • Old Government Buildings
        1.0 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
      • Carter Observatory
        1.1 mi
      • Archives New Zealand
        1.1 mi
      • Katherine Mansfield Birthplace
        1.5 mi
      • Civic Square
        3300 ft
      • Botanical Gardens
        1.3 mi

      Local Attractions

      • Old Government Buildings
        5300 ft
        Cnr Lambton Quay & Whitmore St, Wellington
      • Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre
        1.0 mi
        Terrace Road, Mt. Cook Village
      • St Andrew's on the Terrace
        1.0 mi
        30 The Terrace, Wellington
      • Government House
        1.1 mi
        1 Rugby St, Wellington
      • Reserve Bank Museum
        1.1 mi
        2 The Terrace, 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
        3500 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

        100 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

        100 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

      Average guest rating

      out of 10
      Based on 114 reviews

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      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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