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 a 20-minute stroll, you'll find popular places like Te Papa (Museum of New Zealand) and Westpac Stadium. 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 30-minute walk of this 4.5-star Wellington hotel, attractions include Courtenay Place and Victoria University of Wellington.

Rydges Wellington ratings based on 1,043 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 (541) Couples (328) Business (7) Family (164) Other (1)
4 out of 5
Cleaning wasn't great (soap stains in bathroom etc). Little tired decor in room. Breakfast was fine.

Posted by on 21 Jan 2019

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3 out of 5
Air con didnt work, room full of dust and noisy. Good location

Posted by on 21 Jan 2019

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5 out of 5
Nice hotel Very clean Had to pay extra for parking

Posted by on 15 Jan 2019

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4 out of 5

Posted by on 13 Jan 2019

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5 out of 5

Posted by on 11 Jan 2019

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5 out of 5
Great hotel, centrally located & close to everything.

Posted by on 10 Jan 2019

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4 out of 5
Rooms are a bit dated but hotel is in a great location. Very happy with our stay there.

Posted by on 8 Jan 2019

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5 out of 5
Excellent price, beautiful property, brilliant location ~ absolutely loved our stay.

Posted by on 8 Jan 2019

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5 out of 5
Generally the hotel was great value but some of the staff lacked training. They need to ensure all staff know the menu the wines to give advice and especially to give correct information to tourists. We are kiwis but saw and heard incorrect info given out. Otherwise a great hotel.

Posted by on 7 Jan 2019

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4 out of 5
Lovely stay, kind staff. Only problem was air conditioner breaking down.

Posted by on 6 Jan 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

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 or credit 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.

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

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®