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The Thorndon Hotel Wellington by Rydges

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

Thornten Hotel staff have created such a relaxing atmosphere, always helpful and always with a smile. After a long day, Lisa will serve you a cold drink in the bar ... arrange your evening meal and all you need to do is relax. The hotel is well situated outside main traffic areas with easy access in and out of town...

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I came in late on a Sunday night, and was efficiently checked in by the night manager. Unfortunately, no car parking was available, so I was forced to park my car down the street. My room was clean and tidy, but I was surprised to find that the only way to cool down was to open a window: no air...

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Suva, Fiji
Reviewed 1 week ago

I would recommend The Thorndon Hotel. It is very convenient and walking distance to the CBD and historical sights. I found the rooms clean and comfortable with free WiFi and cable TV. The bathroom is spacious and has good water pressure. My room rate included buffet breakfast which was great. There is a bar at the hotel. The reception staff...

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I stay here a couple of times a year. The staff are always lovely - super helpful. The rooms are basic, with some of them very small. Even the renovated rooms still have the same old fittings with showers that remind me of my 70s childhood. Cleaning standards do seem to have slipped of late. I wonder if the 'deep...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed at this hotel and left behind my expensive tramping boots and socks...I have been ringing all week to try and get my property back as the staff apparently can not find them in their lost property and was told by Ali and Damian they would investigate and call me back.....Still waiting people....Either one of your staff cleaned the...

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel is easily accessible in a hire car, to those that don't know the area. It is in walking distance of all great city venues and the staff are very happily helpful. Steak was amazing. Book your parking early.

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wellingtonhotels, General Manager at The Thorndon Hotel Wellington by Rydges, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the feedback. It is greatly appreciated. Regards Jeff

Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good access, good sized room, clean and food was excellent. Room service recommended. Regular customer. Rate was reasonable given the Hurricanes were playing. Staff were courteous although the wrong room number was given initially, but was sorted quickly.

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wellingtonhotels, General Manager at The Thorndon Hotel Wellington by Rydges, responded to this review

Dear Damian P, Thank you so much for the feedback and we hope to welcome you back on your next visit to Wellington. Regards Jeff

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had dinner on a Sunday night Service zilch had to attract wait person after waiting 30 minutes Food was okay But no follow up service re drinks coffee dessert I was not the only one another couple asked 3 times for glasses of coke over 1 hour still didn't get them so left without after finishing dinner Another lady very...

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wellingtonhotels, General Manager at The Thorndon Hotel Wellington by Rydges, responded to this review

Dear John T, Thank you for your feedback and i will certainly be discussing with the team. Apologies for any inconvenience caused. Regards Jeff

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the hotel is nice but a little tired and the rooms need an update the staff are very friendly and helpful from booking in to leaving the restaurant menu was very good along with the meal I would go back again as the hotel was clean and tidy the icing on the cake would be a general upgrade of the...

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wellingtonhotels, General Manager at The Thorndon Hotel Wellington by Rydges, responded to this review

Dear Gjn347, Thank you for your feedback and we are glad that you enjoyed your stay. We are currently completing a refurbishment of the hotel rooms. Please let me know when you are staying next and we will allocate you one of these rooms. Regards Jeff Hermes

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hotel needs a major makeover. My room had a great view over the city but that was the only highlight. Although generally clean, the walls were heavily scuffed, marked and very tired. The single beds were a surprise - more like a backpackers than a business hotel. Restaurant and bar were just OK. Will not be back here.

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wellingtonhotels, General Manager at The Thorndon Hotel Wellington by Rydges, responded to this review

Dear Jeff W, Thank you for feedback as it is appreciated. We are currently completing a refurbishment to bring the hotel rooms up to a higher level. Regards Jeff hermes

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The recently upgraded Thorndon Hotel Wellington - by Rydges is located on the doorstep to the CBD and on the edge of the Government and Corporate precincts of Thorndon. The hotel is the closest hotel to Westpac Stadium providing the best location for all your sporting, concerts and major events. The hotel offers FREE WiFi throughout the building. The Thorndon Hotel Wellington - by Rydges prides itself in providing excellent facilities and all rooms are light, comfortable and fresh. With the back drop of Wellington's famous beautiful hills choose between panoramic views of the Harbour, City Skyline or overlook New Zealand's oldest and historic suburb Thorndon. The Hotel is perfect for both the business, conference and leisure traveler. When staying at The Thorndon Hotel Wellington - by Rydges, the CBD, Lambton Key, bus, train and ferry terminals, Parliament Buildings, Government offices and Botanical Gardens are all on your doorstep. Nothing is better than being accommodated by a hotel which has everything at its feet. Guests of The Thorndon Hotel Wellington - by Rydges can also enjoy complimentary access to city fitness and competitive pricing for off street car parking. Try our tantalising menu in Glasshouse Restaurant or relax and unwind in Glasshouse Bar. With contemporary cuisine and a beautiful setting overlooking established gardens Glasshouse Restaurant & Bar is perfect for all your dining occasions. Open for Breakfast and Dinner 7 days a week why go anywhere else? Additionally our conference rooms have natural light, air-conditioning, sound proof interconnecting doors and can seat 2 - 150 people. The Thorndon Hotel Wellington - by Rydges is a 3 Star Plus Qualmark Rated Hotel and has an Enviro-Silver rating. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Thorndon Hotel Wellington by Rydges

Address: 24 Hawkestone St | Thorndon, Wellington 6011, New Zealand (Formerly Kingsgate Hotel Wellington)
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Greater Wellington > Wellington
Price Range: $88 - $246 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Thorndon Hotel Wellington by Rydges 3.5*
Number of rooms: 108
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“Top floor rooms for view of city.”
  • Iron & board and cupboard + hot water jug with tea and coffee
  • Comfortable double bed
  • Shower and toilet
  • Clean bathroom sink with toiletries
  • View to adjacent area
  • TV, desk and bathroom
700evann, 20 Apr 2017 | Read review
“All rooms are comfortable regardless of your price range.”
laps1962, 10 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Avoid this property”
P3789QTjeffw, 7 Apr 2017 | Read review
“probably the higher up the better. Maybe enquire is some of the rooms have been refurbished as I think some may have been”
990vivienm, 3 Apr 2017 | Read review
“They can cater to your needs. The rooms are quiet and clean.”
JonTelamar, 18 Mar 2017 | Read review
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