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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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Napier, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This was my second stay here. My first wasn't that great, I told trip advisor, and to his credit the hotel manager offered a room upgrade should I return, hence this second review. What can I say? I must have hit them on a busy couple of days as the staff were clinical rather than friendly, nevertheless my room was... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Having to arrive in Wellington by 1 am had trouble finding hotel that booked you in after 12 am .this hotel was so great ,arrive at 2 am from airport,on my own ,got me fresh milk from kitchen,really nice clean room very ex wi fi,quick checkin quick check out was so good booked again on the way home,night porter was... More 

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Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand
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63 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Attracted to the Thorndon by free wifi & convenient location to both the city centre, 10 to 15 mins walk away. Also close to the freeway, which suited me on this trip as most everything I planned to do required my car. First night my car was parked on the hotel forecourt, 2nd & 3rd nights I had secured parking... More 

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Kerikeri, Northland, New Zealand
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Room was tired. Looked out onto flat roof so couldn't leave window open (security) Bathroom could of been cleaner. Beds were comfortable and clean Food in restaurant were good portions but not of best quality Staff were polite and helpful

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The room had a bit of a hospital-like feel, with handrails and shower stool in the wet room. On the other hand good disability access? Service was ok and location very handy to the business district. Bedding was clean and comfy. Free unlimited wi-fi was definitely a drawcard!

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was phoned and notified that third party booking were unable to satisfy. The reservation was made by BOOKING.com so I am not overly happy with them at all. The Thorndon reception people offered another hotel but were very slow in actually actioning this offer. I am still awaiting the notification from either Hotel that it is actually booked

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Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Smallest room I have ever stayed in, shower is a cupboard, no air- conditioning you have to open the windows but it is right by several main roads including the motorway. No nets on the windows very much like a goldfish bowl. Needs a complete revamp with two rooms knocking into one. Very limited menu in the restaurant and quite... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hotel was very close to where my business meeting was. Staff were friendly. They were trialling free wifi all round the building which was very helpful. Room on third floor was reasonably spacious. It was clean and useful for a quick one night stay in Wellington.

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1 Thank SarahJWood
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I rode from Clarks Beach (just South of Auckland) to Wellington on a tandem bike and were very grateful to be welcomed at Thorndon Hotel where nothing was a problem including providing safe storage for our bike. We appreciated the friendliness of all the staff which made our stay very enjoyable. Our room was great and provided... More 

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1 Thank Tok T
Dannevirke, New Zealand
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3 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very basic accommodation. Dated. Good service at reception. The rstaurant was adequate with only one person on duty. This was OK at the start as we went for an early dinner, but the service was found lacking as the restaurant became busier. Staff was friendly and helpful.

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

Dear Dawid2016, Thank you for your feedback on TA. We are currently starting a refurbishment and we will be able to offer a more modern product in the not so distant future. Regards Jeff Hermes More 

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