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The Thorndon Hotel Wellington by Rydges

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

The Thorndon Hotel has quite a few good qualities but also some strange quirks. So let's see the good stuff: The service at the reception is very polite and fast. Loved them :) I believe that we got the best room on our floor, it was in the corner, had two windows and we have had a very good view...

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

Great hotel at a fantastic price rooms are clean and tidy, staff Friendly and even moved there car so I could park right outside the front of the hotel. I had looked at reviews on here and they don't reflect the hotel room i was in

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed at Thorndon for 2 nights and really enjoyed it, good room for the price. We did not have a duvet cover on the bed, just a sheet on the top on bottom. The bathroom door would not close but only slight inconveniences. What ruined our stay was the day we checked out. We checked out at 7.30 as we...

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wellingtonhotels, General Manager at The Thorndon Hotel Wellington by Rydges, responded to this review

Dear Nina V, Thank you for your feedback. Apologies the service was not to the usual standards. With regards to the sheets it is a common hotel practice and a more modern approach to triple sheet the bed as opposed using a duvet cover. With the bathroom door I am sure we could have rectified it immediately if were made...

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We arrived to a dirty hallway.. entered the room - all looked okay until we stepped in. It was disgusting. The room looked like it hadnt been cleaned for weeks. Old hairs everywhere - the cups were filthy (and the tray had dried coffee all over) sheets with holes , towels with stains. Informed the front desk at checkout and...

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wellingtonhotels, General Manager at The Thorndon Hotel Wellington by Rydges, responded to this review

Dear Merpcicl, Firstly apologies for the level of service provided. If you could please kindly contact me at Jeff_hermes@evt.com to discuss further that would be appreciated. Regards Jeff Hermes

Gisborne, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Though the bed was comfortable our room was real small and there was only a wall fan as air conditioning. If it wasn't for opening the windows I would have felt like I was in a container. Initially I thought we were getting a really good deal however I did not realise there wasn't really offroad parking and you had...

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wellingtonhotels, General Manager at The Thorndon Hotel Wellington by Rydges, responded to this review

Dear Fontaine M, We appreciate your feedback. We have a number of different room sizes and I would be happy to provide you more information on request. Thank you for the feed back about the staff, I think they are amazing to. Regards Jeff Hermes

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was a very comfortable and relaxing accommodation. Room was well equipped will all the necessary equipments. Hoteľs location made it easy to access most of the activity places in Wellington. Good staffs very helpful, helped with the parking even when no parking available at the hoteľs parking lot. Overall a good stay I must say.

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wellingtonhotels, General Manager at The Thorndon Hotel Wellington by Rydges, responded to this review

Dear jasper_bear_polar, Thank you for your feedback. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you on your next visit to Wellington. Regards Jeff Hermes

Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Can't believe this hotel gets away with accepting bookings whilst work is being done and not informing you. We were woken up at 7am with banging and drilling which didn't stop until we checked out at 10am. When I complained I was treated with contempt. Room was a disgust and so was the service. Oh and you pay for parking...

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wellingtonhotels, General Manager at The Thorndon Hotel Wellington by Rydges, responded to this review

Dear DavidMac75, Thank you for your feedback and apologies for any inconvenience caused. I will pass on your feedback to the builders about their starting times. If you can advise how you have booked that would be appreciated as all sites that I am aware of state the cost of parking. Regards Jeff

Nagoya, Japan
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed for two night in this hotel. Very disappointing. The room was run down, with stains everywhere, mold on the bathroom ceiling, the wallpaper was coming off the wall, and the carpet was coming off the floor. We also had to pay for parking ($15) per day, which would have been fine if they had a parking spot for...

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The room was dirty. They didn't want to serve us at the bar because we didn't eat at their restaurant. Don't go at this place if you have the choice. Very disapointing for a stay...specially during a holiday stay.

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Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

A very clean and fresh room. Excellent value at $80 per night. Very comfortable queen bed, fast, unlimited WiFi, lovely, clean ensuite, excellent shower and ventilation. Room has opening windows, so good to have fresh air in hotel room. Most impressive was reception. Han was professional and friendly, with an air of modest sophistication and dignity about him; nothing was...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The recently upgraded Thorndon Hotel Wellington - by Rydges is located on the doorstep to the CBD and on the edge of the Government and Corporate precincts of Thorndon. The hotel is the closest hotel to Westpac Stadium providing the best location for all your sporting, concerts and major events. The hotel offers FREE WiFi throughout the building. The Thorndon Hotel Wellington - by Rydges prides itself in providing excellent facilities and all rooms are light, comfortable and fresh. With the back drop of Wellington's famous beautiful hills choose between panoramic views of the Harbour, City Skyline or overlook New Zealand's oldest and historic suburb Thorndon. The Hotel is perfect for both the business, conference and leisure traveler. When staying at The Thorndon Hotel Wellington - by Rydges, the CBD, Lambton Key, bus, train and ferry terminals, Parliament Buildings, Government offices and Botanical Gardens are all on your doorstep. Nothing is better than being accommodated by a hotel which has everything at its feet. Guests of The Thorndon Hotel Wellington - by Rydges can also enjoy complimentary access to city fitness and competitive pricing for off street car parking. Try our tantalising menu in Glasshouse Restaurant or relax and unwind in Glasshouse Bar. With contemporary cuisine and a beautiful setting overlooking established gardens Glasshouse Restaurant & Bar is perfect for all your dining occasions. Open for Breakfast and Dinner 7 days a week why go anywhere else? Additionally our conference rooms have natural light, air-conditioning, sound proof interconnecting doors and can seat 2 - 150 people. The Thorndon Hotel Wellington - by Rydges is a 3 Star Plus Qualmark Rated Hotel and has an Enviro-Silver rating. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Thorndon Hotel Wellington by Rydges

Address: 24 Hawkestone St | Thorndon, Wellington 6011, New Zealand (Formerly Kingsgate Hotel Wellington)
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Greater Wellington > Wellington
Price Range: $64 - $137 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Thorndon Hotel Wellington by Rydges 3.5*
Number of rooms: 108
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