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Rydges Wellington

4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   75 Featherston Street, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
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Ranked #11 of 50 hotels in Wellington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
CDNGuy2013 Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Stayed here for a business conference and overall I was quite satisfied. I was told to get a harbour view, I don't know why - there's a building in the way. I have seen much better harbour views, this one ain't that spectacular. The hotel is kind of "meh" - it's nice but not spectacular. The service though was amazing.... More

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3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My previous review on the rydges cspeaks for itself. In response to that, the Front Office Manager invited me to stay again hoping that the hotel could put on a better performance, which it did. There were great touches of exceptional customer service. The room was lovely and clean with a great harbour view. The only thing requiring attention was... More

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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Rydges is a great hotel- 2 min drive from the fairy crossing to South Island. Good service, decent lap pool. Great room and very local in Wellington. Hot water kettle and fridge in room, good night sleep in decent beds.

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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I stayed two nights at the Rydges. My room was cold, noisy and I was disturbed during the night by cars being moved in the garage (3rd floor). The options were to leave an extremely noisy heating unit on during the night or freeze. Was very disappointed. Only advice - ask for a room not on the 4th floor (noise).... More

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Masterton, New Zealand
18 reviews 18 reviews
10 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I stayed one night. Great location - but not so much when trying to get my taxi to park close to the hotel. Traffic very congested. I loved my room! Very comfortable. The restaurant food was AMAZING!!! If you're going to go for dinner - try the sticky pork ribs or the pork belly?! WOW! And although you need to... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We stayed at this hotel from 21st Aug for two nights. Rooms are ok. Well maintained. Walkable distance from the wharf and near by shopping area. Te Papa museum is also at a 10 min walk. (If you are up for it) . we took the airport bus to reach this hotel . That's the best and economical option. Though... More

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Cologne, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

First things first, this hotel is right in the middle of Wellington with a very good connection to the Interislander Ferry. My wife and I stayed here for 5 nights and used it as a base to check out Wellington and the Hutt region. The room was large enough, but having two large suitecases with us made it a little... More

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Olathe, Kansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

A very nice hotel in a great location! This was my first time at the Rydges, though I have stayed in the area before and knew that I liked it (plus it was close to my meetings). I arrived around 3:30pm and was checked in quickly by the friendly front desk staff, and guided to my 15th floor room overlooking... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was there for 3 night. Each night there was no hot water past 10pm. Are you expecting only families? Business travelers don't always get to be back at 6pm to shower! On the second day after coming in from overseas and jet lagged, I left the room at 2pm and hung the 'please make up room' sign, and to my... More

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Kieran W, Guest Relations Manager at Rydges Wellington, responded to this review

Hello. We are disappointed to read that on your recent stay at Rydges Wellington you encountered a few issues. On the evening that you experienced a lack of hot water, we were running unavoidable scheduled maintenance of our hot water system. Due to human error at check in, you were unfortunately not informed of this and we are very sorry... More

Dunedin, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent one night in a corner suite at this hotel last week. Sure, it was cold in Wellington, but surely our room should have been warm! It was like trying to sleep in a refrigerator! Cannot believe that this hotel, claiming to be four star, has very noisy heat pumps trying to warm a room. They were totally ineffective... More

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Kieran W, Guest Relations Manager at Rydges Wellington, responded to this review

Hello. Thank you for sharing your review and bringing your recent experience to our attention. We would like to apologise for the difficulties you experienced with the heating in your room. Wellington can get rather cold sometimes, so we understand how important staying warm is. Our Management team has been in touch with you and we have had our maintenance... More

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Address: 75 Featherston Street, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Greater Wellington > Wellington
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Rydges Wellington 4.5*
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Rydges Wellington Hotel Wellington
Holiday Inn Wellington
Wellington Holiday Inn

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Rydges Wellington is located on downtown Featherston Street with a unique combination of harbour views and city outlooks. Ideally situated in New Zealand’s capital city, Rydges Wellington is within close distance to the Westpac Stadium, Queens Wharf, Wellington Railway Station, both the Interislander and Bluebridge Ferry terminals and Lambton Quay for shopping.This 4+ Star hotel offers 280 accommodation rooms for business and leisure guests with the benefits of modern facilities including wireless internet throughout, iPads for guests and fantastic leisure facilities. All rooms feature flat screen televisions, iPod docking stations and kitchenettes. There are 19 apartment style suites, perfect for your long stay requirements with washer and drier facilities available. Rydges Wellington is your landmark hotel in the Capital. ... more   less 
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