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Riddiford Hotel

21 - 29 Knights Road, Lower Hutt, New Zealand
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Ranked #6 of 11 Lower Hutt B&B and Inns
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Timaru, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The location was very close to all locations we wanted. The room was clean, warm and tidy. We did not experience any hot water problems as some others had complained of. The rooms were a bit smaller than some hotel rooms, but so was the price. The hosts went out of their way to ensure our stay was comfortable and... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Absolutely revolting with a pungent odour of filthiness. Stained carpet which looked as if it has never been cleaned or vacuumed, dirty bedding & bathroom and 9 years of dust collecting on windows, curtains and skirting. We checked out after 10 minutes of arriving. Couldn't pay me to stay there.

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Wanganui
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Great location central to Hutt City. Room well serviced, quiet and restful. Decor a little tired in places, reasonably clean and tidy. Compact room. The main issue we had was with the hot water system which was temperamental starting off with hot showers that fairly quickly went to warm - like there was insufficient hot water available. Also quite a... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

We needed a place after a long day in the wet and windy capital. Riddiford Hotel was a warm place with all the things we needed for our unplanned overnight stay with our baby. The wide corridors were great for getting the baby gear into the room, and the sound proofing was enough to make us feel like we weren't... More 

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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

I rung through at the last minute as was stuck for accommodation, was great to find they had a room free for 4 nights and the rate was quite good with 100$ bond back after stay. Parking onsite. Short, shallow bath and shower hot/cold off and on, but same as Michael K - good location, close to mall and Lower... More 

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New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Having been let down by our accommodation that we had booked being closed down one, week out from an All Black test we were overjoyed to find that the Riddiford had room for us. The accommodation was great but our only complaint was cold showers. As this has been mentioned in previous reviews some time ago it would seem it's... More 

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

The location was very good, less than a 2 minute walk from the Queensgate Westfield and other shops, with a bus stop right across the road. Hotel staff were friendly and helpful, the room was warm and I was offered a small heater if I needed it, both the room and bathroom were tidy and clean, and were serviced every... More 

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Lower Hutt, New Zealand
2 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

The welcome was ok but porter was sitting in the couch reading a paper. Got my room and found heating didn't work, bath too small, no milk in the fridge, curtains didn't fit the windows properly and when I called for menu they stated the restaurant was closed although advertised as open from 7am to 11pm!! Only 3 channels and... More 

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New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

When the airport closed due to weather I needed accommodation in the Wellington region, nothing central so ended up in Lower Hutt. The welcome was warm and friendly, the room was clean and quiet. The only complaint was that the shower was broken but as I was checking out at 0500 (and didn't discover the issue until the morning) this... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

Excellent location in central Lower Hutt. Within 2 minutes of the big Queensgate Mall. We just stayed one night and the rooms were perfectly adequate for one night. We had a back room that was pretty quiet and the beds were good. The shower ran out of hot water very quickly so we couldnt have two hot showers in a... More 

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