4.5 out of 5

"The heat pump didn't work so we had to wait to be transferred to another room. This room was very cold and took a while to warm up. It would have been ... " More

By a verified traveller on Mon 03 Sep 2018

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Hotel Description

A luxury stay in the heart of Wellington awaits you at Rydges Wellington. Within steps you'll find popular attractions like Wellington Central Business District and Wellington Waterfront. Highlights at this hotel include a restaurant, an indoor swimming pool, and in-room kitchenettes.

You can enjoy LCD TVs with satellite channels, and all 280 rooms feature free WiFi, iPod docks, and coffee/tea makers. Kitchenettes come equipped with fridges, microwaves, and hobs, and minibars provide refreshments. You'll find nice touches like free toiletries and pillow menus to enhance your stay. Additionally, 24-hour room service, free newspapers, and safes are available.

The restaurant, Portlander, is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The hotel's own bar/lounge is a nice place to enjoy a drink. Enjoy the fitness centre, spa tub, and sauna. Other amenities include free WiFi in public areas, a conference centre, and a coffee shop/café. Buffet breakfast is available daily between 6 AM and 10:30 AM. There's also the convenience of valet parking.

Attractions within a 20-minute walk of this 4.5-star Wellington hotel include Te Papa (Museum of New Zealand) and Westpac Stadium.

Superior Double Room, 2 Double Beds

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
NZ$189 per night

Deluxe Double Room, 2 Double Beds, Harbour View

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Deluxe Double Room, City View

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Superior Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed, Harbour View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed, City View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Rydges Wellington ratings based on 1,056 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.5 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Rydges Wellington

Everyone (545) Couples (334) Business (7) Family (166) Other (1)
5 out of 5
Great location in central Wellington, friendly and helpful staff.

Posted by on 18 Mar. 2019

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5 out of 5
Loved the room. The bed was the most comfortable bed ever. Great place to stay, central to everything. Easy to get to if you are walking. Would 100% stay again.

Posted by on 18 Mar. 2019

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4 out of 5
Good location. Friendly staff. Comfortable beds. Air conditioning a bit erratic

Posted by on 17 Mar. 2019

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4 out of 5
Reasonable price on a booked period. Comfy bed! Great location

Posted by on 17 Mar. 2019

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2 out of 5
Non working air conditioning. Moved to another room, noisy and also not working air conditioning. Staff knocking on door when DND sign out. Average in many other respects.

Posted by on 26 Feb. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

2 Mar. 2019 by Brendon

Dear Guest, I appreciate you taking the time to give us your feedback. I have passed on your concerns to our Senior Management team who will follow up with staff directly. I am truly sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused. Regards Brendon

4 out of 5
Very pleasant stay but wished we had known about the balcony with the open windows as air conditioning unit was noisy and the room got very dry at night. It would also of been nice to see a dress standard in the Portlander

Posted by on 24 Feb. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

27 Feb. 2019 by Brendon

Dear Guest, Thank you for your feedback. It was great to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. I have passed on our concerns to our management team about the Air Con unit and I apologise you were not informed about the balcony in your room. We hope to see you again soon. Regards Rydges Wellington Team

5 out of 5
Very handy location to the waterfront and Wellington CBD

Posted by on 17 Feb. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

22 Feb. 2019 by Brendon

Dear Guest, Thank you for your feedback. It was great to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to seeing to again soon. Regards Rydges Wellington Team

3 out of 5
Room was stale smelling. Room service forgot things so had to come twice. Also called three times before i managed to get through.

Posted by on 17 Feb. 2019

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5 out of 5
We were given an upgrade when our room wasn’t ready, always thinking about the customer

Posted by on 17 Feb. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

7 Mar. 2019 by Brendon

Dear Guest, Thank you for your positive feedback. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Regards Rydges Wellington team

5 out of 5
Well located near the harbour front, good restaurant, pool & gym. Very good room rate which included breakfast.

Posted by on 10 Feb. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

7 Mar. 2019 by Brendon

Dear Guest Thank you for your positive feedback. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Regards Rydges Wellington team

Property Features

As a guest of Rydges Wellington, you'll find an indoor pool, a spa tub, a sauna, and a fitness centre. Along with a restaurant, there's a coffee shop/café on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Public spaces have free WiFi. The luxury Rydges Wellington also features multilingual staff, coffee/tea in common area, and concierge services. Limited parking is available for a fee and is offered on a first-come, first-served basis. This 4.5-star Wellington hotel is smoke free.

  • 280 guestrooms or units
  • 17 levels
  • Built in 2007
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Conference centre
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff members are multilingual
  • Concierge
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Bellhop
  • Lift
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Indoor pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchenette
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Free cribs/infant beds

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Valet parking (surcharge) , Parking (limited spaces)

Transport

  • Airport: Wellington (WLG-Wellington Intl.) (8.3 km / 5.1 mi)
  • Train station: Wellington Station (0.4 km / 0.2 mi)
  • Parking: Valet parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Rydges Wellington offers 280 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with iPod docking stations and minibars. A pillow menu is available. 32-inch LCD televisions come with satellite channels and pay-per-view films. Accommodation at this 4.5-star hotel has kitchenettes with fridges, hobs, microwaves and kitchenware and utensils. Bathrooms include a combined bath/shower unit, complimentary toiletries and a hairdryer. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks, complimentary newspapers and laptop-compatible safes. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and an iron/ironing board. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

  • In-room kitchenette
  • Minibar
  • iPod dock
  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • LCD television
  • Satellite channels
  • Films for purchase
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Hob
  • Coffee maker
  • Kitchenware
  • Pillow options
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Cribs (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Hairdryer
  • Laptop safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy a buffet breakfast daily from 6 AM to 10:30 AM.

Portlander – This restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available.

24-hour room service is available.

Nearby Activities

An indoor pool and a spa tub are on site. Other recreational amenities include a sauna and a fitness centre.

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 5:30 AM

Special check-in instructions:

Advanced parking reservations are available for NZD 50 on the first night and NZD 30 for every night thereafter. Parking is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis for NZD 30 per night if no reservation is made in advance.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for NZD 50 per day.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pets

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome

Policies

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • Only service animals are allowed

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: NZD 32 per person (approximately)
  • Self-parking fee: NZD 30 per day
  • Valet parking fee: NZD 30 per day
  • Rollaway bed fee: NZD 50 per day
  • On-site credit card charges are subject to a surcharge

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Rydges Wellington Hotel
  • Rydges Wellington
  • Wellington Holiday Inn
  • Holiday Inn Wellington
  • Rydges Wellington Hotel Wellington

You should know

  • Guests may experience noise disturbance due to nearby construction work.

National Rating

Qualmark® assigns an official star rating for accommodation in New Zealand. This Hotel property has been rated 4 star plus, which is displayed on this page as 4.5 stars.

Official New Zealand Rating provided by Qualmark®