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11 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 October 2016

Dated, dirty, and poor service. No iron, hot water went cold after two minutes, when we complained the staff got angry, absolutely zero customer service. No wifi, although there was an ether-net cable plug - who has those these days? Heater didn't work and when we questioned this they sad it would come on later in the evening - it... More 

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Thank 305martyw
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46 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2016

I came here for lunch with my mother, I could tell from the minute I walk in the place was bustling with loud noise, banging and slamming of dishes, staff rushing around with trolleys, people yelling at each other. I think the staff family were dining there because they had a corner all to themselves that's where all the noise... More 

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Thank Localheat
Lower Hutt, New Zealand
1 review
Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

Smell of restaurant food throughout complex. Heating didn't work. Internet was crap - paid extra for aswell. Lady gave me the wrong code so had to sort that out. Ended up jumping on the guest WiFi as it was faster. Looked like they sourced room fittings from China on the cheap. Toilet water came up higher than normal. Shower was... More 

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Reviewed 1 May 2016 via mobile

Room was very outdated and tired looking, also was dirty, fridge didn't look like it had been cleaned at all, had holes in the ceiling, the bathroom had poor drainage, the service was extremely poor, the hotel it self was dirty I would definitely not recommend the riddiford hotel to anybody.

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1 Thank Mandy G
Hastings, New Zealand
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16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 21 February 2016

Had booked this accomodation, paid and confirmed 8 months prior to going. Phoned to check on something and was told we had no rooms there as we hadn't confirmed!! After a few phone calls we were told they would find something for us.... Quite terrible! Place was dirty, staff rude and abrupt, shower terrible and wouldn't stay upright and was... More 

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Thank Chesterpie
New Plymouth, New Zealand
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22 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2016

This hotel was in the cheaper range and the location in central Hutt was excellent. The lady at the desk offered us her car park as our car contained my son's flat contents. The room was clean and the beds comfortable. The court yard area could be a bit tidier but on the whole I would stay there again.

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Thank yellow22014
Hastings, New Zealand
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Reviewed 23 November 2015 via mobile

Dirty dirty dirty! I think this hotel just had Chinese tour groups and truck drivers as their main customers. The restaurant doesn't have the wine on the wine list and the food is terrible! Avoid this place. It's shocking and as a New Zealander I feel ashamed that this exists!

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2 Thank Trish P
Greater Wellington, New Zealand
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 18 November 2015

Where to start, this could be a great hotel but it needs a complete revamp. There are two positives for this hotel and to be honest you would have to be desperate for them to count, they are price and location. With this "hotel" you really get what you pay for, I usually stay around the corner but as this... More 

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Thank NZMIKE88
Masterton, New Zealand
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12 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2015

As you enter you are greeted by a stack of broken plant stands to the right of the doorway. The reception counter looks welcoming from a distance. As you book in, the scuffily dressed receptionist takes your details but there is no welcome comment or facial expression. Behind the desk are boxes of paperwork and overflowing waste paper bins. As... More 

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2 Thank johnY7566XH
Christchurch, New Zealand
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142 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2015 via mobile

This is dirty hotel. I is is in need of a complete upgrade. Cleaning would not be enough. But it has 3 Redeeming features: 1. Location if you want to be in the 'city' centre. 2. Restaurant if you want authentic Chinese cheap. 3. Friendly staff....once they woke up and I asked for some real Chinese food; chicken feet.

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Amenities

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  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
Services
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service

Additional Information about Riddiford Hotel

Address: 21 - 29 Knights Road, Lower Hutt, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Greater Wellington > Lower Hutt
Price Range: $108 - $128 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 22
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“Find somewhere else”
 of 5 bubbles Chesterpie, 21 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Choose a room at another hotel”
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“Find alternative accommodation.”
 of 5 bubbles johnY7566XH, 2 Oct 2015 | Read review
“Ask for a room with decent hot water to avoid cool showers.”
 of 5 bubbles trevord884, 29 Dec 2014 | Read review
“Level one was a quiet room”
 of 5 bubbles JohnJenni40, 3 Oct 2014 | Read review
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