I had the pleasure of an overnight stay at Rydges Wellington on a recent business trip, to check out the location and facilities of the hotel for future conferences.
I could not fault anything about this hotel and their team. In fact, they went above and beyond to personalise my stay and I left wanting to come back again.
The hotel is located across from the harbour and a few minutes walk to the main shopping hub of Lambton Quay and in the business precinct.
My immediate impression on arrival was positive. I was greeted by concierge who assisted with my luggage, and the reception staff on check-in were smiling, friendly and eager to assist me with their knowledge of the area.
Reception area is open and inviting, with modern decor. The reception area extends to an open bar & restaurant (Portlander) which maintains similar modern decor but also gives the impression that you are in a nice upmarket grill/bar. This is a nice point of difference to regular hotel restaurants.
The food in Portlander is fantastic, with a quality menu. Tip: try the pork belly, it's delicious.
I stayed on the top floor in a huge one bedroom suite with amazing views across the harbour. The suite had three balconies, one of them was a walk out from the main bathroom, also with views across the harbour. On a warm day, relaxing in a bath with the balcony door open, and looking out to the harbour would be wonderful.
My suite was luxuriously appointed with lovely, modern decor. Also had a kitchen which would be useful for long term stays.
I came down with a bug late in the evening, and the lovely young man on reception even offered to go out to buy me medication. This is the personalised level of service that Rydges provided.
I did a tour of the conference floor, and was impressed with the dedicated conference facilities that Rydges provides. I had the pleasure of meeting with Danelle & Catherine from the sales team, and Simon White (GM). The passion that this team has for their hotel is refreshing and infectious. They know how to deliver and have created a fantastic product and a great team.
I commend the team at Rydges Wellington for their level of service, and recommend Rydges Wellington for both business and leisure guests.
- Also Known As:
- Rydges Wellington Hotel Wellington
- Rydges Wellington Hotel
- Holiday Inn Wellington
- Wellington Holiday Inn
- 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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