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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 Old Government Buildings and Wellington Central Business District. 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 short walk walk of this 4.5-star Wellington hotel include Beehive and Wellington Waterfront.

Superior Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
NZ$156* Per night/room 29 Sep. - 30 Sep.

Superior Double Room, 2 Double Beds

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

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

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 994 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 (289) Business (7) Family (148) Other (1)
5 out of 5

Posted by on 15 Sep. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

16 Sep. 2019 by General Manager

Kia ora, Thank you for taking the time to rate Rydges Wellington a 5 out of 5, we appreciate you taking the time to do so. Kindest regards Marcus

3 out of 5

Posted by on 13 Sep. 2019

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14 Sep. 2019 by General Manager

Thanks for your review, however it appears that we didn’t quite get things right during your stay. We do really appreciate feedback when things haven’t gone as well as they could, this helps us understand what we can do better. Kindest regards Marcus

3 out of 5
GOOD LOCATION AND ROOM AND STAFF.RrESTAURANT WAS GREAT ALSO. DID NOT LIKE THE CONSTANT NOISE AND CONSTRUCTION RIGHT OUTSIDE OUR WINDOW OF A BUILDING NEXT DOOR WHICH ALSO MEANT ABSOLUTELY NO VIEW OF ANYTHING.

Posted by on 1 Sep. 2019

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4 Sep. 2019 by General Manager

Thanks for your feedback, obviously the hotel has no control with regards to what happens with neighbouring buildings. We will discuss the time of works with the building next door, it should be restricted to the hours of 8am to 6pm, i.e. normal working hours. I'm glad to read that you found your room and our team to be great. Kindest regards Marcus

5 out of 5

Posted by on 29 Aug. 2019

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30 Aug. 2019 by General Manager

Thank you for taking the time to rate Rydges Wellington a 5 out of 5, we're pleased to see that we delivered a great stay experience. Kindest regards Marcus

4 out of 5

Posted by on 25 Aug. 2019

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25 Aug. 2019 by General Manager

Kia ora, thank you for taking the time to submit a rating for Rydges Wellington, we appreciate you doing so. Kindest regards Marcus

5 out of 5
Location was great, room clean great customer service and bar

Posted by on 23 Aug. 2019

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25 Aug. 2019 by General Manager

Thank you for taking the time to rate Rydges Wellington a 5 out of 5. We're pleased that you enjoyed our location, found your room to be clean and our team delivered great customer service. Kindest regards Marcus

5 out of 5
Great central location for business traveller with a good option for food and a location for informal meetings in lobby.

Posted by on 21 Aug. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

22 Aug. 2019 by General Manager

Kia ora, It's great to see that you like our central location, and found our menus to be good and also the lobby to be a suitable space to have informal meetings. We look forward to welcoming you back. Kindest regards Marcus

4 out of 5
It was central and smart. But the meat cooking smell from the restaurant was off putting.

Posted by on 19 Aug. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

20 Aug. 2019 by General Manager

Thanks for your rating and comments. We're pleased that you enjoyed our central location, however we are sorry that you found the cooking smells from our open kitchen to be off-putting. Kindest regards Marcus

5 out of 5
Venison sausage and black pudding at buffet breakfast was great.

Posted by on 19 Aug. 2019

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19 Aug. 2019 by General Manager

We're happy to see that you enjoyed our breakfast, in-particular the Venison sausages and black pudding. Thank you for taking the time to comment and leave a strong rating for Rydges Wellington. Kindest regards Marcus

5 out of 5
Fantastic place to stay at. Have been their twice and will go back again. They have a spa and swimming pool. And excellent buffet breakfast.Clean room and sky tv with wide range off channels.

Posted by on 12 Aug. 2019

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12 Aug. 2019 by General Manager

Kia ora, We are pleased to read that you find Rydges Wellington to be a great hotel to stay at. It's nice to see that you enjoy the indoor spa & lap pools, as well as the wide range of TV channels we have available. We receive a lot of great comments about our breakfast buffet. Thank your rating us a 5 out of 5 and sharing your experience. Kindest regards Marcus

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
  • 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
  • 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

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

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