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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Free internet a real bonus Since stayed at James Cook (booking made on my behalf) Disappointed they don't have free internet Staff at Thorndon pleasant. Food ok Rooms small Location good for business and for pleasure.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Business trip again- was lovely to be back and I got the same room as requested. No problem to get an extra duvet when I told them I was allergic to wool blankets. Great food- LOVING THE FREE WIFI :) Friendly staff and lovely warm room. Great views of the water and Thorndon with handy location for my business

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Taranaki, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Room was high up and clean and well apppointed. Very windy night so a bit of noise from the window joinery. probably the latches needs some maintenance to shut them tight. Location is handy to terrace and stadium and lower part of city. Supermarket close by. Staff at reception were pleasant and helpful.

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

Accommodation was fit for purpose and adequate for the cost, the Restaurant was good and prices seemed fair with the food being tasty. However the best was the Coffee by Virender. Definitely top quality and surpassed some of the local cafes.

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

Dear Well_Visit, Thank you for your feeback as it is much appreciated. Glad to hear you enjoyed Virender's coffee skills. Regards Jeff Hermes More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Thank you so much to all of the wonderful staff at the Thorndon. Yall were incredible and extremely caring and professional, yet very friendly. Special thanks to Matt (Mattius) and Amber for going out of their way to help us! You two were awesome and I will definitely be back! Thanks from the university of Waikato girls in Hamilton! 0279732855

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

Hi Shelby, Thank you for your feedback about Matt and Amber! Hope to see you again in the near future. Regards Jeff Hermes More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Stayed here 1 night for a group night out in Wellington. Rooms were small and very tired looking but were clean. On the sunday morning construction noise inside the hotel started at 8am and when I rang down to reception to complain no one answered the phone. On checkout we complained about the very loud drilling and banging so early... More 

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

Dear Nicola R, Thank you for you feedback from your January stay and I apologise that the service was not up to the usual standard. The hotel is now under a new management company and the new owners have some exciting plans for the hotel. Please contact me directly if you are travelling again to Wellington and I will personally... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing place to stay. The rooms were a little small/outdated but the price, service and Glasshouse restaurant were above and beyond expectations. The meal was cooked perfectly, incredible flavours and served to us in spectacular manner. There was just one waiter (Italian, I sincerely apologize for name forgetting) who served everyone with such positivity and smoothly whilst being very busy.... More 

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

Hi Kittycoupnutty, Thank you for the great feedback about the restaurant and staff. Thank you also for posting a comment about the kitchen as they can be the unsung heros. Regards Jeff Hermes More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great cocktails made by Nona! She's awesome! So delicious and she made them from scratch, you should totally add them to the menu. Great service. Was very impressed with how helpful the staff were all round. Thank you!

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Waikato Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The staff at reception were very friendly and helpful and catered to our needs. We really enjoyed the quiet atmosphere of the bar and the restaurant served our meal very quickly and we really enjoyed our meals.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The location is perfect to get around, not too far from the Parliament House, not to noisy and rooms are just what you need. Most importantly, the staff are amazing - Nona, in the restaurant is a really lovely girl! :-)

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

Dear Denis Tutaka, Thank you for your feeback on TA. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and we are appreciative of yoiur comments about Nona. Thank you again! Regards Jeff Hermes More 

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