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.

Within a 15-minute walk of this 4.5-star Wellington hotel, attractions include Westpac Stadium and Te Papa (Museum of New Zealand).

Superior Double Room, 2 Double Beds

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
NZ$118 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 1,102 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 (568) Couples (349) Business (7) Family (173) Other (1)
5 out of 5
Most comfortable bed in any hotel we have stayed in. Only down side is us oldies struggle getting in and out of the shower over bath. Time to replace with proper showers.

Posted by on 19 May 2019

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5 out of 5
Very quick and professional welcome and checkout Restaurant was still open and food was good

Posted by on 14 May 2019

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4 out of 5
Great stay, close to shops and very convenient from the train station. Staff were very helpful and friendly. Would definitely stay there again. Food was delicious!

Posted by on 10 May 2019

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4 out of 5
NIce rooms and great view - thanks for the upgrade.

Posted by on 7 May 2019

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5 out of 5

Posted by on 6 May 2019

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4 out of 5
It was the perfect location for us. The breakfast was good.

Posted by on 6 May 2019

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5 out of 5
The Rydges hotel is top quality. I have stayed there 3 times and each time my experience has been 1st class . The staff are extremely helpful and the ammenities are excellent. I would certainly choose to stay here again.

Posted by , from Nelson, NZ on 5 May 2019

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4 out of 5
Corridors don’t look clean. A lot of dust around the door frames

Posted by on 5 May 2019

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4 out of 5
I was surprised to find a full kitchen facility in our room, but on the down side very limited dishes etc in fact we had to ask for teaspoon to make a cup of tea. Bed was amazing so comfy. Restaurant breakfast was lovely. All in all great stay parking was a bit of a hassle though.

Posted by on 2 May 2019

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4 out of 5
Great food and location. Property is tide in places biggest put off no car parking.will put off staying again.

Posted by on 1 May 2019

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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®