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The Thorndon Hotel Wellington by Rydges

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Ashburton, Canterbury, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

great location near national library, national library and downtown wellington. Very friendly and helpful staff. Great breakfast although the evening meal menu was a little basic. The only comment would be the name, it was a little confusing whether it was the rydges or another hotel, the taxi driver just called it the thorndon. We would certainly go again, a... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been truly surprised by this hotel - in a good way. It's a bit old, but being renovated, a bit clumsy in its layout, and it's not a Conrad or Hyatt, but for a city hotel, it ticks lots of boxes for doing things right. Staff are great, and both nights I've been here the manager has been... More 

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Thank GordonN_Aust
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

While the rooms are on the small side they are always clean and tidy and comfy beds. The staff are the hotel's greatest asset and it is appreciated that as a regular visitor they get to know your name and use it. As my second home it is always nice to get a welcoming smile from the staff and Nona... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It's not the best hotel in town but it is clean and comfortable. The recent menu change is great and the work they have completed in the foyer has really given it a great entrance, but this need to extend to the rest of the hotel as it is really showing its age.

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Thank Jaunty001
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The room was relatively clean apart from the colonies of mould on the bathroom ceiling because there was no ceiling fan. The room was seriously dated and had paint peeling off everywhere you looked. We paid for a king bed room and received two singles pushed together without any topper so my partner and I kept falling into the crack... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoy our stays at the Thorndon. The rooms are simple but spotlessly clean. We like that you can open windows to let fresh air in. The staff are always friendly and efficient. The breakfast is great. Thanks especially to Ally on the front desk who was very helpful, friendly and professional. Also like the new layout.

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Ohakune, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Yes it is not flash but for the location and overnight stay it was perfect for me. the newly installed fibre WiFi which was free and unlimited was great. Bed was comfortable and bathroom was clean. it certainly needs a big revamp but that is scheduled I understand. Cooked breakfast was well presented and plenty of choice. carparking was only... More 

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

Dear Tongariro-suites, Thank you for your comments. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you on your next visit to Wellington. Regards Jeff More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This hotel is terribly run down and dated. The room and bed were uncomfortable and the ambience made me feel more like I was staying at a retirement village than a city hotel. Fixtures in the room were unclean. The tray under the tea/coffee was filthy. There was mould in the bathroom. The refrigerator made a terrible noise and had... More 

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

Dear WanderingKiwi111, Thank you for the feedback and apologies that the level of service was not up to our expectations. I will discuss your feedback with our staff and also consider your feedback in our upcoming renovations. Regards Jeff More 

Sydney
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

From my bed that was two singles pushed together to make a king (fine except it was in an awkward spot and I had to get out of bed and go halfway across the room to turn off the lamp to the fact that when Inarrived late at night the room had all the windows open and it was freezing... More 

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

Dear BettyBrowne, Thank you for your feedback on Tripadvisor. I apologise that the level of service did not meet our expectations and I will discuss with the relevant staff members. Regards Jeff Hermes More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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16 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016 via mobile

This accommodation was cost effective but certainly not cheap! For five nights I paid a mere $791 and had a very comfortable stay. Bathroom was dated and room was small but all I did was showered and slept there anyway. Despite the old fittings it was one of the best showers after a hard days work! The food at the... More 

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

Dear Travelsavvy2016, Thank you for your comments. We are currently in the process of a hotel refurbishment and we will certainly take your feedback on board when making future decisions. Regards Jeff Hermes More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
  • Public Wifi
  • Paid Internet
Services
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Conference Facilities
  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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: $68 - $147 (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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