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Rydges Auckland
Ranked #11 of 66 Hotels in Auckland Central
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed October 27, 2013

You have to choose this hotel for the fantastic people working there, they are so helpful, friendly and efficient. Nothing was too much trouble for them and we felt very welcome. The hotel itself was immaculate, the décor was perfect and nothing was shabby, the atmosphere in the bar was low key and not garish like some. We would have loved to have been there longer and will return on our next trip to Auckland. The location is perfect for the casino, harbour, banks, shops, restaurants, trendy bars, bureau de change and cafe's. Transport links are also pretty good with a 2 minute (uphill) walk from the airport bus stop, train station isn't too far away either.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with friends
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Rydges_Auckland, General Manager at Rydges Auckland, responded to this reviewResponded November 5, 2013

Thank you so much for your glowing review on your stay with us at Rydges Auckland, it looks like we ticked many of your boxes for a great stay and we are so pleased you found it absolutely fabulous! The staff really are excellent and love helping our guests wherever they can so I am pleased your encounters with them all were so lovely and helpful.
I am looking forward to welcoming you back to Rydges Auckland very soon.
Kind regards,
Quenton

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Reviewed October 26, 2013 via mobile

Location is perfect as its near skycity, and its in the city centre, staff was very nice especially Assan, he transferred us to a better room and we really love it...it would have been better if parking is part of the bill per night as we still paid for parking separately, and we expected a pool/spa but there was only gym available...although we still enjoye our stay and wifi is really a bonus

  • Stayed: October 2013
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1  Thank Lovetravellove
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Rydges_Auckland, General Manager at Rydges Auckland, responded to this reviewResponded November 5, 2013

It’s great to read you found the location of Rydges Auckland to be perfect for your 2 day visit to town and thought the free wifi was a great bonus. I will be sure to pass on your lovely comments to the staff and I hope your next visit with us is not too far away.
Warm regards,
Quenton

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Reviewed October 24, 2013

No complaints on this hotel. First night the room had a not so private view facing an apt complex. Next morning we asked if we could move to a room with better view. By end of the day we had our new room with a fantastic view of the harbor & bridge & sky tower. Rooms were very clean (i'm very picky),bed& bedding comfortable altho king bed in NZ is queen bed in US. Staff always professional. Concierge Neilven was most helpful & friendly throughout our 5 day stay. Gave us good tips on where to go, how to get there,etc without making us feel as tho we were bothering him. . We would definitely stay here again. It's in a fantastic location downtown and safe & clean.. Highly recommend!!!!

Room Tip: request room with a view if possible. makes a huge difference if you like to have the curtains open!
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  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Rydges_Auckland, General Manager at Rydges Auckland, responded to this reviewResponded November 5, 2013

I hope your 5 days in Auckland were filled with wonderful and exciting experiences, there is so much to see and do so I hope you were able to fit it all in. The staff at Rydges Auckland truly love what they do so revel in the opportunity to help our guests get the best experience they can out of their visit to the city.
I hope your next visit is not too far away.
Warm regards,
Quenton

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Reviewed October 23, 2013

We had a great stay and want thank the staff that looked after us yesterday and today. The rooms were comfortable, modern and clean. We experienced quick and responsive room service. The gym is small but with modern machines. In particular we want to thank Terence for his welcoming yesterday and care today as we waited for a package and worked in the restaurant area. The risotto was excellent and great for vegetarians and gluten intolerance.

Stayed: October 2013, traveled on business
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Rydges_Auckland, General Manager at Rydges Auckland, responded to this reviewResponded November 5, 2013

I am so pleased to read you had a truly lovely stay with us during your business trip to Auckland. I will most certainly pass on your warm comments regarding the staff to them as they love making each and every one of our guests’ experiences great and memorable.
With kind regards,
Quenton

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Reviewed October 21, 2013

We arrived in NZ very early and weren't able to get into our rooms until 2pm. The rooms were very clean and the beds were VERY comfortable. We had breakfast included in our room price and it was superb with loads of choices ranging from hot to cold. Would highly recommend this hotel.

Stayed: October 2013, traveled with friends
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Rydges_Auckland, General Manager at Rydges Auckland, responded to this reviewResponded October 22, 2013

It certainly looks like we ticked many of your boxes for a great experience at Rydges Auckland! We get so many lovely comments on our very comfortable beds so I am pleased you found this too. We have been working on new ideas and concepts to improve our daily buffet breakfast options so I was thrilled reading you found it superb and loved the range of choices on offer.
Thank you for your review, I look forward to welcoming you back to Rydges Auckland very soon.
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Quenton

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Reviewed October 17, 2013 via mobile

The room that we have been given had a great view. It was spacious and had a great bed. Location is unbeatable, free wi-fi was working perfectly. Wouldn't look for another hotel if I am ever to go back to Auckland in near future.

  • Stayed: October 2013
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Rydges_Auckland, General Manager at Rydges Auckland, responded to this reviewResponded October 22, 2013

I hope you will be in Auckland again in the very near future as we would love to welcome you back! It’s so lovely to read about your great experiences with us and I love that we are your preferred hotel when in Auckland.
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Reviewed October 16, 2013

The staff at the hotel were extremely helpful and friendly, it just seemed they could not do enough for you. The rooms were very comfortable and very clean, as well as the bathroom.
Location was great, from our window we could see the Tower and people bungi jumping.
Certainly recommend this hotel.

Room Tip: Sorry I cannot remember our room number, but they all looked good.
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  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Rydges_Auckland, General Manager at Rydges Auckland, responded to this reviewResponded October 22, 2013

Thank you for your wonderful comments regarding the staff you met during your stay with us at Rydges Auckland, I will most definitely let them know you appreciated all their efforts. It’s so great to be able to see the thrill seekers bravely leap from the Sky Tower from your room, were they able to inspire you to give it a try? Whenever I build up the nerve to give it a go I suddenly have something very important to take care of first... maybe one day.
I hope we have the pleasure of welcoming you back to Rydges Auckland very soon.
Quenton

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Address: 59 Federal Street, Auckland Central, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland > Auckland Central
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#10 Luxury Hotel in Auckland Central
#11 Business Hotel in Auckland Central
#15 Family Hotel in Auckland Central
#18 Romantic Hotel in Auckland Central
Price Range: $133 - $344 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Rydges Auckland 4.5*
Number of rooms: 267
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Accommodation and Breakfast packages available; Long stay Accommodation prices available; Modern furnishings and fittings; Complimentary Newspapers;100% Non smoking; For genuine caring hospitality and service please contact Rydges Auckland. ... more   less 
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