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Washington DC
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16 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This hotel is a good location if you want to head out and explore the city and harbor. PROS: Good location, nice little kitchenette, easily walkable to everything. Easy location to get to the ferry. Beds were comfortable, and the shower was good. CONS: Didn't find the staff completely friendly or very helpful. I parked my car out front, and... More 

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Thank H L
Catherine H, Public Relations Manager at Rydges Wellington, responded to this review

Hi there, Thank you for your review, we appreciate the feedback. It's great to hear you enjoyed the in room kitchenettes and convenient location. However we are disappointed to know that you didn't find our staff completely helpful. Unfortunately a staff member can not always come out to help if they are tied up with other matters, but please do... More 

Brighton
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25 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Stayed in harbour view room and enjoyed the outlook! Convenient location to good eating along the harbour. Room service efficient and tasty. Room serviced daily...friendly and helpful staff everywhere

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Thank Jill B
Catherine H, Public Relations Manager at Rydges Wellington, responded to this review

Hi Jill, Thanks for the review! We're happy to hear you enjoyed your stay and made the most of our convenient location to try some of the local cuisine - they don't call it the foodie capital of New Zealand for nothing! Thanks again and hope to see you on you next visit to Wellington. Kind regards, Catherine H More 

Reading, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Rydges is a well established and comfortable Hotel ideally located for walking around the Wellington City centre. Plenty of shops, bars and restaurants around the city and plenty of night life if you wanted it too.

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Thank 956alan
Catherine H, Public Relations Manager at Rydges Wellington, responded to this review

Hi there, Thank you for your review! We're glad to hear you enjoyed your stay, and made the most of our convenient location to see all the sights of Wellington. We hope to see you again soon! Kind regards, Catherine H More 

Toledo, Ohio
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84 reviews
83 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I stayed here for two nights while on vacation in Wellington. This is an excellent hotel with a friendly staff. My 17th floor was very comfortable. It had a refrigerator, microwave, small stove, and safe. Wifi was complimentary. The hotel has a bar where I had a nightcap both evenings. Bar staff were friendly and attentive. The hotel has a... More 

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Thank GeogProfOH
Catherine H, Public Relations Manager at Rydges Wellington, responded to this review

Hi there, Thank you very much for the 5/5 star review! We're very glad to hear you enjoyed your stay with us, in particular the comfortable room and convenient location. We hope to see you again soon on your next visit to Wellington. Kind regards, Catherine H More 

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53 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is our third stay in this hotel as we always enjoy it. You can enjoy a view from the spa at the outside action. Breakfast is always delicious. Handy location. Love the magnifying mirror and the defogging large mirror. Large room and quiet unless the wind is howling outside. Rocked a little in the 4.7 quake and woke me... More 

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Catherine H, Public Relations Manager at Rydges Wellington, responded to this review

Hi Maree, Thank you very much for the 5/5 star review! It means a lot to us, especially from a repeat guest such as yourself. It's great to hear you loved your stay, particularly the breakfast and handy location. We have a pillow menu available also, so if the standard pillow isn't quite to your liking you are more than... More 

Canberra, Australia
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38 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The view alone is worth staying here, great buffet breakfast and very helpful staff! Location was great for us as a family and we loved staying here although very pricey for a family we had to have two rooms.

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Thank Sarah C
Catherine H, Public Relations Manager at Rydges Wellington, responded to this review

Hi Sarah, Thanks very much for the 5/5 star review! We're glad you enjoyed your stay, particularly the great view and buffet breakfast. We hope to see you again soon! Kind regards, Catherine H More 

Leeds, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We arrived at the time of earthquakes in Christchurch so didn't see it at it's best, but it felt average to me. Lifts were out so we had to walk to 7th floor through very ratty back stairs. No towels in room on arrival. Swimming pool and facilities were all out of action due to earthquake. Comfortable bed, kitchenette area... More 

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Thank Karen L
Catherine H, Public Relations Manager at Rydges Wellington, responded to this review

Hi Karen, Thank you for your review. We're sorry for the inconvenience the earthquake caused, but unfortunately there was not much we could do. Our priority is and always will be our guest's safety, and if that means the lifts and pool being out of action until they have been deemed 100% safe, then those are the measures we will... More 

Ipswich, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On arrival in our hire car, staff were helpful in helping unload the car and guiding to drop off the car back to Avis Whilst doing so our bags were delivered to our room (which was upgraded to a harbour view). The room was well equipped, plus for some reason we were left a bottle of complimentary fizz! Couldn't fault... More 

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Catherine H, Public Relations Manager at Rydges Wellington, responded to this review

Hi Richard, Thank you for the positive review! We're glad you enjoyed your stay with us, and enjoyed the well equipped room and complimentary bottle of bubbles - the porters must have been feeling generous that day! Thanks again and hope to see you on your next visit to Wellington. Kind regards, Catherine H More 

Ashford, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed in many places throughout this beautiful country. Whilst the staff were helpful enough we didn't get the welcoming feeling that we had everywhere else. It is on the expensive side but then the location is fantastic, you are right in the heart of the city. The rooms were very well presented and comfortable. The pool is small and... More 

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Thank Chris P
Catherine H, Public Relations Manager at Rydges Wellington, responded to this review

Hi Chris, Thank you for your review. Despite you not having the amazing stay we aim to provide all our guests, we do appreciate your feedback so we can work to improve upon any issues. Unfortunately travellers card has a longer processing time than other cards, which is which we encourage guests to use other options, however we're sorry for... More 

Dorset, UK
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49 reviews
42 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked Rydges some time ago for a 3 night stay as part of our Grand Tour of New Zealand. We arrived on the train from Auckland so the hotel was quite convenient from the station - a bit too short for a taxi but perhaps a bit too far to walk with heavy luggage. The room was great -... More 

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Catherine H, Public Relations Manager at Rydges Wellington, responded to this review

Hi there, Thank you very much for the 5/5 star review! It's wonderful to hear that you enjoyed your stay despite all the rocking and rolling! We really appreciate your kind comments regarding our staff during the aftermath of the quake, they performed amazingly and we're very proud. We hope the lifts being down wasn't too much of an inconvenience... More 

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Kitchenette
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
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, free unlimited Wi-Fi, 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 

Additional Information about Rydges Wellington

Address: 75 Featherston Street, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Greater Wellington > Wellington
Price Range: $122 - $223 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Rydges Wellington 4.5*
Number of rooms: 280
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Also Known As:
Rydges Wellington Hotel Wellington
Holiday Inn Wellington
Wellington Holiday Inn
Hotel Style:
#5 Business Hotel in Wellington
#6 Luxury Hotel in Wellington
#7 Family Hotel in Wellington
#12 Romantic Hotel in Wellington
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“Harbour rooms have great views”
 of 5 bubbles jillbA4198DV, 4 days ago | Read review
“You do not need a car around Wellington. A good walkable City.”
 of 5 bubbles 956alan, 4 days ago | Read review
“The Double Double is only good for 2 pax at max.”
 of 5 bubbles AshishNichani, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“Bring ground coffee, there are French presses int he rooms.”
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“Harbour view rooms are the best.”
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