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3.8 out of 5

"Nice hotel at a good price in the location that we wanted to be in. " More

By a verified traveller on Sat 16 Jan 2021

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Hotel Description

The Thorndon Hotel Wellington by Rydges puts you in the heart of Wellington, within just a 10-minute stroll of Old St Paul's and Beehive. Highlights at this hotel include a restaurant, a bar/lounge, and a conference center.

You can enjoy TVs with satellite channels, and all 108 rooms feature free WiFi, in-room childcare, and coffee/tea makers. In-room dining is easy with amenities like refrigerators and room service. Free weekday newspapers, hair dryers, and phones are also available.

The restaurant, Glasshouse Restaurant, serves local cuisine and is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. 3229 square feet (300 square meters) of event facilities include conference space, and other business amenities include a business center. Additionally, you'll find free WiFi in public areas, a fitness center, and a coffee shop/café. Buffet breakfast is available on weekdays between 6:30 AM and 9:30 AM and on weekends between 7 AM and 10:30 AM. There's also the convenience of self parking.

Sights within a 20-minute walk of this 3.5-star Thorndon hotel include Wellington Cable Car (Lambton Quay Station) and Botanic Gardens.

Standard Double Room, 1 Queen Bed

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
NZ$103* Per night/room 7 Feb. - 8 Feb.

Superior Room, 1 Queen Bed

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Superior Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Family Room

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Standard Twin Room, 2 Single Beds

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

The Thorndon Hotel Wellington by Rydges ratings based on 282 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.8 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for The Thorndon Hotel Wellington by Rydges

Everyone (224) Couples (29) Business (2) Family (23)
4 out of 5
Nice hotel at a good price in the location that we wanted to be in.

Posted by on 16 Jan. 2021

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4 out of 5
Didn't like off site parking. Apart from that good stah

Posted by , from Wanaka NZ on 19 Dec. 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

24 Dec. 2020 by Craig

Thanks for the review, Kirsty. Kind regards, Craig Wood General Manager

4 out of 5
Parking was very tight and difficult. Although the food and service in the restaurant were ok, I would not recommend the restaurant until renovations have been completed. The environment was basic and looking at a green tarpaulin and painters at work next to our table did not make for an enjoyable experience.

Posted by on 16 Dec. 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

24 Dec. 2020 by Craig

Thanks for the review. We are very happy to have our restaurant back and fully operational. Look forward to welcoming you back when you next visit Wellington. Kind regards, Craig Wood General Manager

5 out of 5
Great central place if you have a car . If I don't need a car when in wellington I stay elsewhere for a cheaper price but this place ticks all the boxes if I travel with a car

Posted by , from Christchurch on 15 Dec. 2020

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24 Dec. 2020 by Craig

Thanks for the review, Jeremy. Kind regards, Craig Wood General Manager

5 out of 5
Happy with everything was a pleasant stay. Room service was prompt and very nice.

Posted by on 14 Dec. 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

24 Dec. 2020 by Craig

Thanks for the nice comments. Kind regards, Craig Wood General Manager

4 out of 5
Well located. They were undergoing some renovations, so the normal bar wasn't operating

Posted by , from Auckland on 29 Nov. 2020

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29 Nov. 2020 by Craig

Thanks for the review, Bruce. Looking forward to welcoming you back when the bar renos are complete. Kind regards, Craig Wood General Manager

4 out of 5
The one thing that disappointed me was that there were no plates or cutlery, no microwave or even a toaster. Much cheaper hotels I've been in have provided all of those. For someone who was staying there for a few days it felt as if they were forcing me to eat at their restaurant which of course would have added considerably to the expense of the stay.

Posted by on 25 Nov. 2020

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25 Nov. 2020 by Craig

Thanks for the review. Yes, unfortunately, we do not have the facilities of a kitchenette in our guest rooms. Kind regards, Craig Wood General Manager

2 out of 5

Posted by on 24 Nov. 2020

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25 Nov. 2020 by Craig

Thanks for the review. Kind regards, Craig Wood General Manager

4 out of 5

Posted by on 22 Nov. 2020

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25 Nov. 2020 by Craig

Thanks for the review. Kind regards, Craig Wood General Manager

4 out of 5
Great location, quick walk to supermarket and restaurants and short drive to ferry’s and sky stadium. Great location

Posted by , from Christchurch on 6 Nov. 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

10 Nov. 2020 by Craig

Thanks for the review, Eli. Glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Kind regards, Craig Wood General Manager

About the The Thorndon Hotel Wellington by Rydges

Location 24 Hawkestone St, Wellington, 6011

Property Features

Along with a restaurant, there's a coffee shop/café on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. There's an onsite business center. Public spaces have free WiFi. Event space at this hotel measures 3229 square feet (300 square meters) and includes a conference center. A fitness center, a terrace, and tour/ticket assistance are also featured at the eco-friendly The Thorndon Hotel Wellington by Rydges. Limited parking is available for a fee and is offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 3.5-star Wellington hotel.

  • 1 building
  • 108 guestrooms or units
  • 9 levels
  • 3229 sq ft of conference space
  • 300 sq m of conference space
  • Built in 1988
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Conference center
  • Business facilities
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Terrace
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Television in lobby
  • Elevator
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
  • Refrigerator
  • Free cribs/infant beds

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Self parking (surcharge) , RV, bus, truck parking (surcharge) , Parking (limited spaces)

Transport

  • Airport: Wellington Intl. Airport (WLG) (9.3 km / 5.8 mi)
  • Train station: Wellington Station (1.1 km / 0.7 mi)
  • Parking: Self parking and RV/bus/truck parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

The Thorndon Hotel Wellington by Rydges offers 108 accommodations with coffee/tea makers and complimentary weekday newspapers. Premium satellite television is provided. Bathrooms include showers, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. This Wellington hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and blackout drapes/curtains. Housekeeping is offered daily and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested.

  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Television
  • Satellite channels
  • Premium channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee maker
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Shower
  • Cribs (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Weekday newspapers (free)
  • Childcare in room (surcharge)
  • Hair dryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control (heating)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available
  • Wheelchair accessible

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy buffet breakfast on weekdays from 6:30 AM to 9:30 AM and on weekends from 7 AM to 10:30 AM.

Glasshouse Restaurant - This restaurant specializes in local cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available. Happy hour is offered.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Hotel Policies

Check-in

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

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for NZD 35 per night.
  • 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.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash. For guests' safety, the property includes a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit 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. Social distancing measures are in place and guests are provided with hand sanitizer. Contactless check-out is available.

  • No cots (infant beds) available
  • Parking height restrictions apply
  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Debit cards
  • Staffed front desk
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff do not wear personal protective equipment
  • Protective clothing is not 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 not available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually wrapped food options are not available
  • No gap period between guests' stays
  • 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

Fees

Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: NZD 50 per night

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

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 27 for adults and NZD 13.50 for children (approximately)
  • Self parking fee: NZD 20 per day
  • Early check-in is available for a fee (subject to availability, amount varies)
  • Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability, amount varies)
  • Rollaway bed fee: NZD 35 per night
  • 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

  • Kingsgate Hotel Wellington
  • Kingsgate Wellington
  • Kingsgate Wellington Hotel
  • Wellington Kingsgate
  • Thorndon Hotel Wellington Rydges
  • Thorndon Hotel Rydges
  • Thorndon Wellington Rydges
  • Thorndon Rydges
  • The Thorndon Hotel Wellington by Rydges Hotel
  • The Thorndon Hotel Wellington by Rydges Wellington
  • The Thorndon Hotel Wellington by Rydges Hotel Wellington

You should know

  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.

Awards & Affiliations

Green / Sustainable Property
This property participates in Qualmark, a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.

National Rating

This Hotel property is rated 3 star plus.

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