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Paihia, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 February 2016

Everything about this hotel was as one would expect from a quality hotel. The receptionist was efficient, friendly and helpful, the porter was good, the room was a very good size, well presented, super bathroom and comfortable bed. The restaurant was good. The location was good.

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Catherine H, Public Relations Manager at Rydges Wellington, responded to this review

Hi John, Thanks very much for the short and sweet review! I will pass on your kind comments to the rest of the team who will be very pleased to read them. If you have a moment, please feel free to leave us a review on our restaurant Portlander Bar & Grill's TripAdvisor page also - we'd really appreciate it!...

Reviewed 3 February 2016

This hotel ticked all the right boxes for me - without being particularly spectacular at anything it also didn't fail on anything ... and that is pretty rare in hotel world. My room didn't have a view, but was on the corner so dual aspect and nice and light. The room layout was sensible and spacious, with a little kitchenette....

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Catherine H, Public Relations Manager at Rydges Wellington, responded to this review

Hi there, Thank you very much for the positive review - it's great to hear that we ticked all the right boxes! You'll also be pleased to know that we have a full refurbishment set for the near future, including new and improved curtains to block out all the light! We hope you'll come back and test them out. :)...

Brisbane Region, Australia
Reviewed 3 February 2016

Delightful room; quite breathtaking harbour view from the full length window. Rydges 'floor-specific' room keys used to operate the elevators are reassuring from a security point of view and work smoothly and effortlessly. There is a useful assortment of high quality toiletries and these, too are well presented. I regard Rydges Wellington as my New Zealand home from home, and...

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Catherine H, Public Relations Manager at Rydges Wellington, responded to this review

Hi John, Being thought of as a 'home away from home' really is the ultimate praise for us - so thank you very much for such a kind comment! We're pleased to hear that you continually enjoy your stays with us - thank you very much for your support. Looking forward to your next visit! Kind regards, ^ Catherine H

Hartford, Connecticut
Reviewed 1 February 2016

From the booking site we used, I was not very enthusiastic (parking extra, breakfast extra,...) at my husband's pick for our stay in Wellington. We arrived on boxing day. Parking was full, so we parked in a marked spot nearby (free on holiday, but coins needed otherwise, be careful, the agents really monitor, we arrived 5 minutes after our paid...

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Catherine H, Public Relations Manager at Rydges Wellington, responded to this review

Hello! Thank you very much for taking the time to leave us a review - and a 5/5 star one at that! We're so pleased to read that you went from feeling fairly unenthused about your stay, to being pleasantly surprised with our hotel and restaurant Portlander. If you have a spare moment, do consider leaving us a review over...

Darwin, Australia
Reviewed 1 February 2016

We walked into the restaurant but decided to take a seat in the lobby instead for some snacks. A young German waiter named David gave us some wine samples to try and then recommended to us the Pinot Noir Squealing Pig, a thoroughly good choice. David was always very attentive and refilled our wineglasses and made sure we always had...

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Catherine H, Public Relations Manager at Rydges Wellington, responded to this review

Hi there, 5/5 stars - woohoo! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave your thoughts, we're very happy to hear that you so thoroughly enjoyed your stay - despite the typical Wellington wind! I will pass on your review to David who I know will be so pleased to read it. We hope to see you again...

Spalding, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 February 2016

I confess to booking this hotel in a panic and based on its location - closeness to the station - as we decided at short notice to stay in Wellington, arriving on the ferry from Picton. We were pleasantly surprised by our room on the 9th floor. The bed was sublimely comfortable with high quality linens. The bathroom was spacious...

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Catherine H, Public Relations Manager at Rydges Wellington, responded to this review

Hi there, Thank you very much for the detailed review! It's great to hear you made the most of our central location - definitely very handy for both the train station and ferry terminal. We're also glad we were able to exceed your expectations and provide you with an enjoyable and comfortable stay. Please do accept our apologies for the...

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 31 January 2016

Spent 4 nights at this hotel in Dec 2015. The staff were very friendly and the room service food was lovely. We also ate at their restaurant and had the most enjoyable meal - would go back just to eat in this restaurant. The rooms were spacious and comfortable with the option to cook for yourself if you wish. Close...

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Catherine H, Public Relations Manager at Rydges Wellington, responded to this review

Hi Jenni, 5/5 stars - thank you! We're so pleased to hear that your enjoyed your stay with us, and made the most of our award winning restaurant Portlander just downstairs! I was about to ask if you would consider leaving us a review over on Portlander's TripAdvisor page as well, but I've just seen you already have! Thank you...

Perth, Australia
Reviewed 30 January 2016

We arrived on a very windy Wellington afternoon after driving from Napier. Fortunately we were able to secure some short term parking directly outside. Staff at the hotel quickly helped up check in, and provided assistance with our baggage. The room was clean and well furnished. We had a Double Double room which was more than adequate for our family...

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Catherine H, Public Relations Manager at Rydges Wellington, responded to this review

Hi Malcolm, Thanks for the great review! We're very happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay here, and glad that we could quickly get you out of the notorious Welly wind and into the lobby! I will pass on your kind comments to our Portlander breakfast staff as well - breakfast is often a highlight for our guests and...

Saudi Arabia
Reviewed 29 January 2016

I stayed at Rydges one night, the room was clean with a harbour view, public areas are quite small. Staff friendly and helpful was fiine for one night, its parliament side of town so not near Courtney or Cuba, depends what you are there for.

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Catherine H, Public Relations Manager at Rydges Wellington, responded to this review

Hi there, Thank you for your review. We're pleased to hear that you liked your room and that you found our staff friendly and helpful! We hope to see you again on your next visit to Wellington. Kind regards, ^CH

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 28 January 2016

I have the in laws in NZ for the summer and I had work in Wellington so decided to bring the family along so they could have a couple of days in the capital. We had two rooms and they both had wonderful views of Wellington and the harbour. On arrival we had a light dinner in the lobby bar...

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Catherine H, Public Relations Manager at Rydges Wellington, responded to this review

Hi Jaron, A 'home away from home' is really the ultimate praise for us, so we are absolutely thrilled that you think this of us! Thank you very much for the lovely review, it's great to hear that this time you could bring the in laws with you and make a family occasion, and we're glad they loved their rooms...

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  • Pool
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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Rydges Wellington is located on downtown Featherston Street with a unique combination of harbour views and city outlooks. Ideally situated in New Zealand's capital city, Rydges Wellington is within close distance to the Westpac Stadium, Queens Wharf, Wellington Railway Station, both the Interislander and Bluebridge Ferry terminals and Lambton Quay for shopping.This 4+ Star hotel offers 280 accommodation rooms for business and leisure guests with the benefits of modern facilities including wireless internet throughout, iPads for guests and fantastic leisure facilities. All rooms feature flat screen televisions, free unlimited Wi-Fi, iPod docking stations and kitchenettes. There are 19 apartment style suites, perfect for your long stay requirements with washer and drier facilities available. Rydges Wellington is your landmark hotel in the Capital. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Rydges Wellington

Address: 75 Featherston Street, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Greater Wellington > Wellington
Price Range: $179 - $307 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Rydges Wellington 4.5*
Number of rooms: 280
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Also Known As:
Rydges Wellington Hotel Wellington
Holiday Inn Wellington
Wellington Holiday Inn
Hotel Style:
#5 Business Hotel in Wellington
#6 Luxury Hotel in Wellington
#7 Family Hotel in Wellington
#12 Romantic Hotel in Wellington
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“Sea view room is nice, although there appears to be a new building which may eventually obstruct some of the views from the lower floors.”
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