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4.2 out of 5

"I loved the indoor swimming pool and spa, but it gets pretty noisy once the kids arrive! " More

By a verified traveller on Fri 15 Jan 2021

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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 with refrigerators, microwaves, and stovetops, making in-room dining convenient, 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 free local calls are available.

The restaurant, Portlander, is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. At the hotel's own bar/lounge, you can stop for a drink. Enjoy the fitness center, spa tub, and sauna. Other amenities include free WiFi in public areas, a conference center, 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 15-minute walk of this 4.5-star Wellington hotel include Te Papa (Museum of New Zealand) and TSB Bank Arena.

Superior Double Room, 2 Double Beds

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
NZ$155* Per night/room 18 Jan. - 19 Jan.

Deluxe Double Room, 2 Double Beds, Harbour View

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

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

Room, 1 King Bed, City View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Rydges Wellington ratings based on 339 Verified Reviews

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

Guest reviews for Rydges Wellington

Everyone (224) Couples (62) Family (42) Other (1)
5 out of 5
I loved the indoor swimming pool and spa, but it gets pretty noisy once the kids arrive!

Posted by on 15 Jan. 2021

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16 Jan. 2021 by Rydges

Kia Ora, Thank you very much for your great feedback on our facilities. My apologies for the inconvenience caused as we do get families stay at the hotel throughout the school holiday. We hope to see you back at the hotel in the future. Kind Regards, Rydges Wellington Team

3 out of 5
It was ok. Nice and clean and beautiful view. Shame the air-con Kept turning off every few minutes and our amenities weren’t replenished on our last day. Dining in wasn’t that great either. Pretty pricey for average food, But the breakfast Buffet was well worth it and also delicious. Overall I’d score Rydges a 6/10

Posted by on 3 Jan. 2021

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4 Jan. 2021 by Rydges Wellington Team

Kia Ora, Thank you very much for your feedback. My sincere apologies on the inconvenience caused to you by our AC Unit and the dining time in our restaurant. We definitely will pass your feedback on our restaurant and the maintenance manager. Hope you have a happy new year. Kind Regards,

4 out of 5
Perfect location and nice restaurant but parking was full and had to park off site, got a discount voucher which was good but if you got a wide vehicle be careful very tight😖

Posted by , from New zealand on 3 Jan. 2021

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4 Jan. 2021 by Rydges

Kia Ora Debbie, Thank you very much for your feedback. We hope to see you back at the hotel in the near future. Kind Regards, Rydges Wellington Team

5 out of 5
very nice hotel, good food, great room with the best bed I've ever slept in, clean, everything you would need, close to waterfront. Will stay again.

Posted by , from auckland on 29 Dec. 2020

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31 Dec. 2020 by Rydges Wellington Team

Kia Ora Sandra, Thank you very much for the great feedback. We hope to see you back at the hotel in the near future. Kind Regards, Rydges Wellington Team

5 out of 5

Posted by on 27 Dec. 2020

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29 Dec. 2020 by Rydges Wellington Team

Kia Ora Stevie, Thank you very much for the great feedback. We looking forward to seeing you back at the hotel. Kind Regards,

3 out of 5
Everything was fine and excellent. The only reason was the parking and our room location doesn't have a really good view. We just have open and see the back of another building.

Posted by on 26 Dec. 2020

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27 Dec. 2020 by Rydges

Kia Ora Osea, Thank you very much for the great feedback. My apologies for the inconvenience caused by the view of our room. Kindly contact our reception team next time you are back at the hotel. We are more than happy to assist you on the matter. Kind Regards, Rydges Wellington Team

2 out of 5

Posted by on 14 Dec. 2020

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16 Dec. 2020 by Michael

Kia Ora, Thank you very much for your feedback. My sincere apologies for our shortcomings during your stay. Kind Regards, Rydges Wellington Team

5 out of 5

Posted by on 23 Nov. 2020

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5 Dec. 2020 by Rory

Thank you

4 out of 5
Location. Close to restaurants and shopping and easy to find

Posted by on 21 Nov. 2020

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5 Dec. 2020 by Rory

Hi, We are glad you enjoyed our great location of the hotel being so central to everything Regards Rory

4 out of 5

Posted by on 5 Nov. 2020

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5 Dec. 2020 by Rory

Thank you

Property Features

As a guest of Rydges Wellington, you'll find an indoor pool, a spa tub, a sauna, and a fitness center. Along with a restaurant and a coffee shop/café, there's a snack bar/deli on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. WiFi is free in public spaces. The luxury Rydges Wellington also features multilingual staff, coffee/tea in a 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
  • Deli
  • Conference center
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Concierge
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Indoor pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchenette
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Free cribs/infant beds

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Self parking (surcharge) , Valet parking (surcharge) , Parking (limited spaces)

Transport

  • Airport: Wellington Intl. Airport (WLG) (8.3 km / 5.2 mi)
  • Train station: Wellington Station (0.4 km / 0.2 mi)
  • Parking: Valet parking and self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Rydges Wellington offers 280 accommodations with iPod docking stations and minibars. A pillow menu is available. 32-inch LCD televisions come with satellite channels and pay movies. Accommodations at this 4.5-star hotel have kitchenettes with refrigerators, stovetops, microwaves, and cookware/dishes/utensils. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and complimentary newspapers, as well as phones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include laptop-compatible safes and coffee/tea makers. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • In-room kitchenette
  • Minibar
  • IPod dock
  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • LCD television
  • Satellite channels
  • Movies for purchase
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Coffee maker
  • Kitchenware
  • Pillow options
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Cribs (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Laptop safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Wheelchair accessible

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy 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 center.

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18
  • Check-in time ends at 5:30 AM

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Self parking may be reserved in advance for the listed fee or for a reduced rate based on availability on arrival.

Guests may be subject to health screenings for COVID-19 at the property.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

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)!

Pet Policy

  • 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 may be 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.

Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve onsite parking. This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted. For guests' safety, the property includes a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit, and window guards in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F. Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions. Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available. Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and also through room service. Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Staffed front desk
  • Security system
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wear personal protective equipment
  • Protective clothing is available for guests
  • Masks are available for guests
  • No shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually wrapped food options are available
  • Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast
  • Individually wrapped food options are available for lunch
  • Individually wrapped food options are available for dinner
  • Individually wrapped food options are available through room service
  • gap period enforced between guest stays 24 hours
  • Staff temperature checks are not conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are not available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property does not follow sanitisation practices of any association
  • Guest accommodation is not sealed after cleaning
  • Electrostatic spray is not used for disinfection
  • Cashless transactions are available
  • Masks are not compulsory at the property
  • Contactless food service / room service is not available
  • Reservation is not required for facilities on site
  • Mobile key entry is not available
  • Food service not has not been amended for enhanced safety

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 50 per day
  • Valet parking fee: NZD 30 per day
  • Rollaway bed fee: NZD 50 per day
  • Credit card charges are subject to a surcharge of 2 percent

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

Hotel Names

  • Rydges Hotel Wellington
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  • Wellington Rydges
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  • Rydges Wellington Hotel
  • Holiday Inn Wellington
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National Rating

This Hotel property is rated 4 star plus.

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