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The Thorndon Hotel Wellington by Rydges
Ranked #34 of 46 Hotels in Wellington
Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews
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“Location, Price and Quality”
Reviewed May 7, 2013

My first stay at this hotel on Trip Advisor recommendation. Superb value across all areas - location (walking distance to everything), comfort (immaculate rooms), bar and dining (great service and food quality very high), reception staff (friendly and very helpful).
No WiFi but will stay again.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Reviewed May 6, 2013

This hotel has been a pleasure to stay at. It's comfortable, clean, tidy and ticks all the boxes for the business traveller.

They have great conference facilities that we used on this trip. The rooms are light and bright if you need that. There are several different conference rooms that are reasonably priced. The hotel is close to the main transport hub of the railway / bus station making it easy access for locals, many of which use public transport.

We'd use these conference facilities again.

The restaurant and adjoining bar are roomy, comfortable and serve a great coffee (unusual for a hotel).

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
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NEW ZEALAND
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118 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed May 2, 2013

Last room in the house... (or city) as a major event was on in Wellington and also
School Holidays. Room was a "standard double".... Bed was small !!!! but comfortable
Adequate would be the word, and clean with all the little bits supplied that you get..
The thing that we considered "not on" was the cost for this room which we consider "Prohibitive" for what we got... even if it was the last room... much toooooooo expensive. $425.00 for the two nights..... Come on!
However I had the very BEST... Beef Wellington for dinner in the Hotel Restaurant, that I have
tasted in a long time, and good service.
If you like walking, this would be the location for you... or on business perhaps !

Room Tip: make sure you get "value" for money... all seemed relatively quiet area
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Ames, Iowa
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56 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed May 2, 2013

I was surprised with the cleanliness of this hotel and the comfort of the beds. I slept great each night I stayed here! Views from the room were great, but the windows are all pretty dirty. Rooms are tiny and bland. Shower had great pressure and warmth, so that was good! No fitness facility on site. No free WiFi available, though no Wellington hotel offers that, but there was none available in the area, so expect $8 NZD/day for that. Front desk staff very helpful and polite. Overall, it turned out to be way better than I expected, but it's still just an average hotel. Good value though!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
Reviewed April 24, 2013

As long as you realise this is a average, old bland hotel and nothing special, then your stay will be fine. The rooms are very (and I mean very!) small and dull, housekeeping is borderline. Staff are also bland (no matter how much you try to get them to smile) but will do what you request. All in all you get what you pay for. If someone took the 'bull by the horns' this hotel could be something more. Glad we only stayed for one night.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Denise H
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wellingtonhotels, General Manager at The Thorndon Hotel Wellington by Rydges, responded to this review, May 1, 2013
Dear Denise,


Thank you for your recent feedback on Tripadvisor. It would be appreciated if you could send me some more detailed feedback on your stay. With regards to the room size we also have superior rooms which I would be more than happy to show you on your next visit.



Kind Regards
Jeff Hermes
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed April 21, 2013

Stayed twice for a couple of nights and once for a night. Room clean and was all that we needed for a short stay. Convenient for the city which was what attracted us to it and good package deals to be had. You could pay for parking but at the weekends and the evenings after 6pm parking on the road is free. We didn't use the gym offer but did go for a run through the nearby Botanic Gardens. Restaurants and pubs are nearby.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank norirelib
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wellingtonhotels, General Manager at The Thorndon Hotel Wellington by Rydges, responded to this review, May 1, 2013
Dear Norirelib,

Thank you for your recent feedback and we are glad you enjoyed your stay.
The hotel does have a great location and it is great to hear that you enjoyed some of
the surrounding attractions.



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Jeff Hermes
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Taupo, New Zealand
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Reviewed April 20, 2013

Great location, handy to everything, shops, waterfront, Parliament, Old St Pauls. Clean, comfortable accommodation. Food was excellent. Staff were friendly and attentive. Enjoyed our stay. Would definitely recommend.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank Pam M
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wellingtonhotels, General Manager at The Thorndon Hotel Wellington by Rydges, responded to this review, May 1, 2013
Dear Pam M,

Thank you for your recent feedback on Tripadvisor. We are pleased that you enjoyed the restaurant facilities as well as the convience to other attractions.

We hope to see you again in the near future!


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Jeff Hermes
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Property: 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
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #34 of 46 Hotels in Wellington
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Thorndon Hotel Wellington by Rydges 3.5*
Number of rooms: 108
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 
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