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Rydges Auckland
Ranked #14 of 67 Hotels in Auckland
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“Highly recommend”
Reviewed July 28, 2014 via mobile

Rydges is a comfortable hotel, not the most modern but clean and well kept. Everything you need is offered. The staff are extremely helpful and friendly. I would definitely recommend a stay at this hotel and plan on returning here next time I visit. Well done Rydges!

Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
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Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed July 28, 2014

We thought the hotel was very comfortable, and well located for shopping and entertainment. We were glad we phoned to ask if we could use our Entertainment Book card for further discount off a Booking.com special we had seen. The information person told us we could not, as we would have had to book on the Entertainment Book website. However she did explain that we could become priority members for no extra cost and we would then be entitled to a further 10% discount, a free drink and late check-out ( 1 p.m.). All of this, valet car parking ( a real boon), wonderful breakfast for 2 on both mornings for only about $330 for two nights, which enabled us to see 4 NZ Film Festival films. We also received Rydges Points towards another stay at any Rydges Hotel.

Our only gripes were poor TV reception and a slow heating system.

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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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Wellington, New Zealand
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Reviewed July 28, 2014

Good hotel, central and clean plus we had the perfect view of the skytower. We stayed a night here early July and it was great, we got there around 11am and our room was ready which is rare with some hotels as they don't like you to check in until 2pm. We had a good stay here and would definitely go back. Rydges take pride in their hotels and this hotel certainly reflects this.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled on business
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed July 28, 2014

A great central location, we paid a little extra for the harbour view room and it was definitely worth the $$ for the spectacular view. The hotel is very central and front desk staff helpful. I was able to check in slightly early and was signed up to the rewards program on the spot so that I could check out late (1pm) if needed. I live in Sydney but travel to NZ regularly to see the inlaws, so stay in Auckland hotels often, this is one of the better ones.

Room Tip: We used the valet parking for $28/night as opposed to self parking and it was worth it. The valet go...
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed July 27, 2014

We stayed at Rydges in Auckland for 3 days while we took in some the city activities and really enjoyed our stay. Front desk staff were friendly and helpful pointing out some interesting things to do. Being close to the sky tower was a plus as it seems to be part the inner city hub. Room was clean and comfortable. Restaurant was ok but we only ate there on the first night, breakfast was great though.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Kerikeri, New Zealand
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Reviewed July 24, 2014

I'm finding it surprising that people booking into a hotel in the middle of a city like Auckland then complain that people can see into their rooms.

Auckland has a vibrant population that actually LIVE in the city, like many of the world's best cities. It's part of its character.

Yes, you look out you window, and see people in apartments across the street. There are quality curtains in this hotel - both privacy and blockout - so use them!

The hotel itself is nice, however the bathroom looked a little tired and grubby, and I experienced the dreaded 'leftover hair' problem on arrival. Bed was comfy, and I ate one night in the restaurant. The evening 'business special' was good, however I think the breakfasts are over priced and don't seem to offer a light option, for those that don't required the entire somewhat over-the-top buffet.

Overall, a nice place to stay, just don't expect it to exceed expectations.

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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled on business
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Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed July 21, 2014

We had a fantastic stay at the Rydges. The service we received was to a very high standard and we would specially like to give our thanks to James in particular. He was exceptionally professional and helpful in rectifying the problem with the executive suite we booked for. Very impressed with how easy it was to book a room through the hotel’s website and we could even check-in online.

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Additional Information about Rydges Auckland

Property: Rydges Auckland
Address: 59 Federal Street, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland Region > Auckland
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:
#11 Business Hotel in Auckland
#13 Luxury Hotel in Auckland
#15 Family Hotel in Auckland
#18 Romantic Hotel in Auckland
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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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