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Rydges Wellington

4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   75 Featherston Street, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
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Ranked #7 of 50 hotels in Wellington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Auckland, New Zealand
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

we were traveling on the northerner so chose the Rydges for its location. The staff where all fabulous nothing to much trouble. We eat in the hotel restaurant and were very pleased with the experience. would highly recommend. The room was clean roomy and comfortable with every facility you could want.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I stayed at the Ridges in Wellington with my family at the beginning of our NZ adventure. We arrived into Wellington very late but the staff were extremely helpful and got us settled quickly. The next day, we were on our way to Whakapapa, but decided to have a look around Wellington first. The staff allowed us to leave our... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We've stayed at Rydges Wellington a few times now. Its great value. The rooms are tidy and the location is excellent - easy walking distance to the waterfront and great shopping on Lambton Quay. Only thing that was a little bit of a hassle was the heating system in the room, not super user friendly, and quite loud. Free wifi... More

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Blenheim, Marlborough, New Zealand
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Have stayed here many times over the years under various managements,and whilst location is great it's getting very tired and need updating and refurbishing badly, excluding lobby and restaurant. Phone system is outdated and phone rang out 4 times while friend was calling to contact me . Mentioned it on checkout... Ho hum response. Love the spa and pool, except... More

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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I go to Rydges as part of an organised group using a conference room. I need eat gluten free as I have coeliac disease. I had made arrangements to ensure I receive gluten free meal each time as I get very very sick. On the night the wait staff member told me what was gluten free supposedly. It wasn't as... More

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Palmerston North
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My husband and I received a voucher for one night's stay here as a wedding gift. We decided to make a weekend of it and stay for two nights paying for the second night. To book in to redeem the voucher we needed to ring the hotel which we did and give voucher number. It took four phone calls and... More

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Stewart Island, New Zealand
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I felt like a VIP, because the staff treated us so nicely, and we got a card to scan each time to work the lift! Awesome! However, like all minibars, they were horrendously overprices. $6.90 for a litre of water.

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Coffs Harbour, Australia
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The standout thing about this hotel was the excellent breakfast (best I have had in a Rydges). In the main the rest is as you would expect in a hotel of this class. The only negative is the air conditioning system; each room has a rather old fashioned split system AC. This made it very warm at night unless you... More

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

Hi there Charlie, Thanks for your review of Rydges Wellington. We're so pleased to read that you found breakfast to be exceptional. It's often a big highlight for our guests and we're pleased you thought the same. With regards to the two issues you raised, I have passed this onto our management team for their consideration. We look forward to... More

Wellington, New Zealand
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I am a regular visitor to Wellington for work. This hotel's awesome service is what sets it's apart from others. The staff are friendly and go the extra mile for you. The location is perfect, close to shopping, parliament and the waterfront. The room amenities are excellent. Ask for Ivan in The Portlander restaurant if you want great professional service... More

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

Hi there. Thank you for your review of Rydges Wellington. Its great to hear that you loved your stay with and especially enjoyed your experience at Portlander Bar & Grill. You're kind comments have been passed onto our Head Chef, Ivan and the rest of the Food & Beverage team. We look forward to having you stay with us again... More

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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Central city location. Good facilities. Good indoor pool and spa. Very small fitness centre. Easy walk to restaurants etc suprisingly quiet for a central hotel. Good rooms. Free WiFi. have yet to try the restaurant.

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

Hi there, Thank you for your review of Rydges Wellington. It's great to read that you enjoyed your stay and we're very appreciative of your 5/5 rating. Next time you stay with us, you must be sure to try our restaurant, Portlander Bar & Grill. Many of our guests find Portlander to be a great highlight of their stay. We... 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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Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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#4 Business Hotel in Wellington #6 Luxury Hotel in Wellington #6 Family 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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