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Riddiford Hotel

21 - 29 Knights Road, Lower Hutt, New Zealand
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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Hastings, New Zealand
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 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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Greater Wellington, New Zealand
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 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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Masterton, New Zealand
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 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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Christchurch, New Zealand
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 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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Thank DavidBrittain
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

Double studio room 2 adult one 2year old booked for two nights- Room was tidy and spacious. decent sized bath Had an accident on the sheet from my son so i went down and asked for another one, receptionist was really rude and questioned why i needed another sheet, i felt very intimidated so i went back to my room.... More 

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Timaru, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

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 24, 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 29, 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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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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