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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, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Average hotel. Bit overpriced for the looks, room size and and level of comfort. But location is handy with railway station, parliament and supermarket all within short walking distance. I had stayed here before as well when it was called Kingsgate hotel. The service has definitely improved as the management is now taken care by Rydges.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Warm and cosy close to the city and all amenities. Friendly staff and only a 15-20 minute taxi ride to the airport. Very prompt front desk service. Would recommend the Thorndon Hotel if staying in Wellington for whatever reason and very reasonably priced as well, would I stay again....definitely so it's a A+ from me.

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Close to westpac stadium which s great for sports fans, its about a 10 minute walk. A walk to the shops takes about 10 minutes too, there is a supermarket not far from the hotel. The hotel itself is nice, pretty basic rooms but good nevertheless

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

As a special family treat i took my family to rydges for their buffet breakfast. From cooked tI continental and everything in between there is definitely something for everyone. As always a great spread, lovely staff and pleasant surroundings. With the grab one deal to sweeten it, this is a must do.

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

Dear Zevonae, Thank you for your feedback on Tripadvisor. We are glad you enjoyed your breakfast and we hope to see you again in the near future. Regards Jeff Hermes More 

Palmerston North, New Zealand
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8 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were in Wellington for a night and wanted somewhere to stay that was reasonably priced and centrally located. The Thorndon Hotel fitted the bill but there were a few things that need attention, particularly the wobbly bed which was rather strange. The rooms are small but that is not a problem. There was no extractor fan in the bathroom... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Great hotel with great facilities. Staff were more than helpful and was really good value for money. Went for breakfast and on return our room had been all tidied and linen refreshed. We would most definitely recommend the Thorndon and I'm sure we will be back. 10/10

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Apia, Samoa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed at the Thorndon for a workshop recently. I found that it best value for money. The room was clean, very comfortable and clean with cable tv. The restaurant served great food and portions were great. The service at frontdesk and also in the dining room was superb - I found everyone very friendly particularly one of the staff... More 

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

Dear loana C, Thank you for taking the time out to post comments about your experience at the hotel. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you on your next visit to Wellington. Regards Jeff Hermes More 

Ngaruawahia Hamilton
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have stayed at this hotel previously for a training course and found that now being an Rydges Hotel the difference is very noticeable, from the time one checks-in to checking -out, restaurant / bar staff were awesome in every way, friendly, professional, courteous, respectful but most of all had the personal touch. The room type I had was very... More 

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

Dear Rob K, Thank you for your positive feedback on your recent stay. There have certainly been some improvements since Rydges have taken over the management and there are many more to come. Thank you for noticing the changes. Regards Jeff Hermes More 

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good: - Bed was just fantastic, must have been one of the most comfy I have slept in for years. - Heater was on in the room when I arrived, a welcome relief from the Wellington weather - Location was good, handy to the tourist attractions and the bus stop from the city was close by - Unlimited Wifi, Awesome!!.... More 

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

HI Scott G, Thank you for your feedback on Tripadvisor. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and I apologise that there was an issue with the TV channels. We hope to see you on your next visit to Wellington. Regards Jeff Hermes More 

Havelock North, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Second time we stayed here in the month, very good value for money, watch out for the Friday night special with breakfast included it makes the good value hotel become an excellent value hotel. Only downside is the Wellington City parking meter wardens who place tickets even after 5pm!

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

Dear Peterdubai, Thank you for your feedback. We are glad you enjoyed your stay. As a return guest I am happy to offer complimentary parking on your next visit. Regards Jeff Hermes More 

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