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Rydges Wellington

4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   75 Featherston Street, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Olathe, Kansas
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93 hotel reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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 5 days ago NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Fabulous staff, - from check-in, to the restaurant, to the bar, the service is outstanding. The special menu for Wellington on a Plate was delicious, and amazing value. Loved the kumara gnocchi! The lounge area is stylish and comfortable with an array of seating options. This was my second stay, and it was even better than the first. Will definitely... More

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

Hi there, Thank you for your fantastic review of Rydges Wellington and Portlander Bar & Grill. It's great to read that you enjoyed your stay and especially the restaurant. Your review has been passed along to our Head Chef and Food & Beverage team for them to see your praise. We look forward to having you return in the near... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I've stayed at this hotel 3 times on business. Great location near the harbour and walking distance to the places I needed to be. The rooms are really nice and very spacious, dinner and breakfast in the hotel have always been amazing too. My only comments are that the breakfast is quite expensive, the reception staff seem to have a... More

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

Hello. Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts with us and other travelers on Tripadvisor. it's great to read that you continue to enjoy your stays with us. We appreciate you raising the few concerns you have with us. These have all been passed on to our management team for them to be aware of. See you... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

As a place to stay in the Wellington CBD it ticks all the right boxes and throws in a few surprises. Given the competitive price, I would be happy to stay again next time I'm in town. Located on the edge of the CBD it's convienient to shops and offices. However, if you are not staying for business, as most... More

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

Hi there, Thank you for leaving us a review. It's very pleasing to read that you enjoyed your stay with us and will be returning again next time you're in Wellington! We're pleased to say that all 280 of our rooms and suites come equipped with kitchenette facilities, making us ideal for business travelers and families alike. Thanks again for... More

Hamilton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have stayed at Rydges in Wellington a number of times and have always been impressed with the calibre of the staff and their willingness to go out of their way to be helpful. The restaurant is a regular haunt of mine for dinner and as the quality of the wine they stock has improved as has my dinning experience.... More

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

Hi David. Thank you for leaving us such a great review! It's fantastic to read that you are continually impressed by the service and quality of Rydges Wellington. Our Food and Beverage Manager, Antonio, will be very pleased to see that you approve of the Portlander wine list. He has spent many many hours perfecting it! See you again next... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Typical big chain hotel. Standard reception, standard rooms. My room on the sixth floor did have a harbour view. The air conditioning/heater in the room was painful. The remote wasn't the easiest to work out and the heater was that efficient. Considering the massive southerly that came through while I was there, I wasn't overly impressed. There were also hand... More

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

Hi there. Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us. We appreciate you taking the time to do so as it helps us to continually improve the services we over at Rydges Wellington. It's disappointing to read that you were not impressed with your most recent stay. The issues you have raised are completely unacceptable and not at all a... More

Apia Samoa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to conference at Rydges on 12th August for Samoan Road Show the chef done a amazing job for the appetizers and the ladies that set up the room where lovely even let me put my bag in there office. I would recommend Rydes thank you for the great experience.

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

Hi there, Thank you for your great review and recommendation of Rydges Wellington. It's fantastic to read that you thoroughly enjoyed the conference you were attending and found the service from our staff to be exceptional. Your review has been passed onto our conference operations staff so they can share in your praise! We hope to see you again next... More

Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed staying here, although my room was a little noisy as it was on one of the lower levels. The bed was a bit too firm for me, but comfortable enough. Breakfast buffet was lovely - enjoyed the house-made bread, beans, smoothies, eggs cooked to order, scrumptious pastries. Staff were efficient and friendly.

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

Hi Elizabeth, It's great to read that you enjoyed your stay with us! Thank you for leaving a review, we appreciate you doing so. Breakfast is often a highlight for our guests and it's fantastic to read that this was your experience too. We hope to see you again next time you're in Wellington City. Kind regards, ^KW Rydges Wellington 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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#5 Family Hotel in Wellington #8 Business Hotel in Wellington #9 Luxury Hotel in Wellington #9 Romantic Hotel in Wellington
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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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