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The Thorndon Hotel Wellington by Rydges

24 Hawkestone St | Thorndon, Wellington 6011, New Zealand (Formerly Kingsgate Hotel Wellington)
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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21 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The room was affordable but a slot smaller than similar priced rooms at other hotels. I was going to stay for 2 nights but I changed my mind and changed hotels, mainly because of a massive snot wiped onto the picture in the room, I know it could have been sorted immediately but it casts doubts in your mind about... More 

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

Dear Yummy Rashers, Thank you for you feedback on Tripadvisor and apologies for the issue with your room. First time I have ever heard of anything like this in a room and certainly the feedback will be passed onto the housekeeping manager. We also appreciate the comments on the Free Wi-Fi. Please contact me directly if you require overnight accommodation... More 

Taupo, New Zealand
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3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is actually a decent place to stay for a night or two. Most importantly the rooms are clean, tidy and the location is great. For what we paid, its great value. The breakfast that came with is room is also fine, saves the hassle of finding a place at the least. There are no Laces & Frills but you... More 

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

Dear abdul_nisher, Thank you for your feedback on Tripadvisor. Great to hear that you had a good experience on your recent stay. We hope to see you on your next visit to Wellington. Regards Jeff Hermes General Manager More 

Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We have stayed at this hotel a number of times over the past 15 years and whilst not a luxury hotel it certainly meets our requirements. It is clean comfortable, easy to get to and convenient both for walking into Wellington city and for getting on to the roading system, ferries and train station for further travel. The beds are... More 

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

Dear Jellybean5955, Thank you for your feedback on Tripadvisor. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again in the near future. Regards Jeff Herrmes General Manager More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stay here often, but first time under new branding. I found everything pretty much the same as before, which is good value for money, but no great expectations around the trappings. It is located handy to the MW, and a short distance to the Golden Mile.

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

Dear Steve C, Thank you for your feedback on Tripadvisor and I am glad you enjoyed your stay. The hotel has only recently changed hands and there has been a number of changes including the current trialing of Free unlimited internet. In the months to come there will be some significant changes to the hotel. We hope to see you... More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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34 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed here while working on the NZ comic con and was grateful for my comfortable and quiet room where I managed to get a good night's sleep after working all day. My room was very clean and had everything I needed - small fridge, heater, hairdryer and a good shower. The staff were efficient and helpful, apologising when I... More 

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

Dear Razorsharp2505, Thank you for your feedback and we are glad that you had a pleasant stay at the hotel. With regards to the GYM it has recently been made 24 hours but hotel access due to it being a manual process is limited to the old hours. I will speak to the owners and see in the future if... More 

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14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice hotel for single travellers wanting a room for a couple of nights. We booked a family fix package for this hotel which included kids eat free , use of kids games room, free parking ,welcome drinks ,free breakfasts..... When we checked in they tried to charge us for parking so I to tell them it was part of the... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Have stayed here occasionally when in Wellinton for work simply because it's close to where I need to be. Despite its name change is still dirty, dated and not up to standard. Can't understand the reviews. The place is pretty run down with some rooms being tarted up. I could hear toilets flushing-my neighbour coughing all night- the cleaners talking... More 

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

NZfoodie2014, Thank you for your feedback and I apologise for our shortcomings. Your feedback is valuable to us and we will certainly use it improve our product and services. There have been some changes in the hotel since change over such as a trial of free internet and there will be many changes in the near future. Thank you again... More 

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Rotorua, New Zealand
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An overnight stop in Wellington after the ferry trip from Picton and all we wanted was somewhere central. The room was small but well designed to maximize the space. Free, fast, WIFI. Friendly check in and as it was a weekend plenty of free parking around.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed here three times. The first with my husband and son. The room was a bit cramped and near the elevator so noisy however we had excellent service which made me want to return. The second time I stayed alone in a beautiful spacious corner room on the top floor. The third time my husband and I stayed in... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good quiet clean room with plenty a space. Good service from staff. Frendly and helpful staff. Free WIFI. It was a cold few days but the room was warm. Althouh there were heaters by the window in the restaurant a table near the window on a COLD night was a bit chilly.

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