Just checked out as fast as I arrived. I had been told to stay there by a local passenger who sat next to me on the flight from Auckland. At the airport, juts take the public bus fore $8 instead of the nonsense paying $23 for a shuttle stopping every hotel. You may bge the last passenger and wasted all your money and time. The public buses stop almost in front of all hotels anyway. I got to rydgtes and was checked in by Beth the local Receptionist who was efficeint, yet nebver gave me a smile. She was too intersetd in my credit card and to get me to pay the highest rate as possible, for a room whch was not worth half the price I paid. Old wooden furniture of the 1980 and cheap qualities amenities you would not want to wash your hair with. No drinking complimentary small bottle of water in the room either. The two small bottles in the fridge were at $5 each! I could not sleep all night, the floor I were book at, room 311 had just a small opening for the window over looking the lake, so no much fresh air. The hotel water boiler compresor hidden inside vthe ceiling in the corridor, made the noise of a passing train, every now and then, keeping me awake all night. The next morning, I went to the cafetaria to have a real shoking experinece with a silly buffet breakfast serving real YMCA food, and even a school canteen serve better food. Uneatable and the coffe being served was real rubbish. I had to beg the lovely Argentinian waitress for ba flat white. I had pay an extra $25 for the buffet breakfest, but what an idiot I was by accepting Beth's offer to include it on top of my room rate. It would have been much cheaper and far better to walk the ten minutes to town along the lake, or keep my money and eat something better in town. I was so desappointed and moved to Peppers Beacon hotel next door for the same price and far better qwuality room. If you read this, don't stay there. Arun the Chef resceptionist apologies but it was too late, even with giving me a small reduction I had made up my mind and will never stay in any Ridges Hotel ever again. Trust me, I visited over 100 ncountries and I know what I am talking about.
- Also Known As:
- Rydges Lakeland Hotel Queenstown
- Rydges Lakeland Queenstown
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Contemporary Multi-story Hotel overlooking Lake Wakatipu, 400 meters from town center. ... more less
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