My husband and I stayed at Rydges Wellington for a weekend away from home. The room was nice and tidy, and the bed was very comfortable. In the room there was even a small kitchen with a microwave and a sink which was a surprise. Bathroom was nice and big enough for us. But the frosted glass wall!!! We hated it. If the toilet was not right next to the wall it could have been a bit more acceptable. But it's just so embarrassing to have it so clearly visible so I definitely won't go back there unless I travel alone. Not even with my husband!
It's a shame because I like everything else about the hotel. The spa/pool/sauna area is very nice and a lovely place to relax. The staff at the reception were OK, but those girls in the restaurant were very friendly and helpful. Breakfast (included in the room rate) was of very good value, with pancakes and even a juicer for fresh juice to start the day. We was a bit late for our breakfast but the staffnever rushed us and even allowed us to stay at the table finishing our newspapers. Overall it was a very enjoyable stay.
Rydges is very close to the railway station and bus stops. A short walk to the Parliament Buildings/the Beehive and the Lambton Quay and fairly close to the water front. It's not too close to Courtney Place which is the entertainment centre of Wellington. But unless the weather is bad, it's a pleasant walk along the waterfront or the shops.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Rydges Wellington Hotel Wellington
- Holiday Inn Wellington
- Wellington Holiday Inn