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The Thorndon Hotel Wellington by Rydges
Ranked #33 of 46 Hotels in Wellington
Auckland Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
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“Happy to stay here”
Reviewed May 18, 2013

I have stayed a few times now at this hotel both travelling solo and with others and on every occasion have found the service excellent, fast and friendly. I had initially chosen the hotel for it's handy location to the train, and Westpac stadium but on each subsequent visit, the service has remained excellent. The rooms are clean and tidy, the beds are very comfortable, the shower hot and pressure just right, everything I need. Always happy to go back.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
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wellingtonhotels, General Manager at The Thorndon Hotel Wellington by Rydges, responded to this review, May 19, 2013
Dear elcanes1,

Thank you for your recent post on Tripadvisor. We are glad you enjoyed your recent stay as well as your previous ones. We hope to see you again in the near future.

Kind Regards
Jeff Hermes
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Wellington, New Zealand
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Reviewed May 17, 2013

Great value! Got a nice room, love that you can open the windows. Not only aircondition!! Have had an carpark too! Not a problem. Breakfast wonderful! Nice fresh baking, Müsli, and heaps of cooked things.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
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wellingtonhotels, General Manager at The Thorndon Hotel Wellington by Rydges, responded to this review, May 19, 2013
Dear Chris H,

Thank you for your feedback on Tripadvisor. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and some of the new additions to our breakfast buffet.



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Jeff Hermes
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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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Reviewed May 17, 2013

got a deal that included free parking, however both times when we came back to motel there were no parks left, totally inadequate parking facilities and would not recommend this place to anyone with a vehicle. wifi very expensive, but room was ok although tv reception was very poor on sky channels.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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wellingtonhotels, General Manager at The Thorndon Hotel Wellington by Rydges, responded to this review, May 31, 2013
Dear Rob W,

Thank you for your comments posted on Tripadvisor. It is unfortunate that you could not find a park and if this is the case again can you please speak to our reception staff as normally they can move cars around to make room. With your other two comments I will address below

Sky Television signal poor- The hotel can only display the quality of the signal that Sky sends us. Normally it is very good but sometimes the signal sent can be distorted.

Wifi very expensive- The hotel offers free wifi in the bar and restaurant as well as wifi in the rooms for $10 for 24 hours. This is on the cheaper side in Wellington.

If you would like to discuss further or seek clarification can you please contact myself directly.

Kind Regards
Jeff Hermes




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Auckland, NZ
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Reviewed May 15, 2013

Our trip (4 of us) to Wellington was great. This Hotel is very very comfortable. Very clean, environmental friendly, well serviced and welcoming. It is a short walk to Westpac Stadium and Lambton Quay. Excellent value for money!
Simple, but everything you need. The staff were excellent, especially the young bar lady who had just cashed up when we arrived from the footy. She had no qualms about opening it up again for a celebratory drink and it was soon very well patronised. That extra mile for patrons was much appreciated.
Thanks for a lovely stay.

Room Tip: The side overlooking the water and stadium on the 5th floor was great. Quiet but very pleasant...
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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wellingtonhotels, General Manager at The Thorndon Hotel Wellington by Rydges, responded to this review, May 31, 2013
Dearkiwibluebird,

Thank you for you post and we are glad you enjoyed your stay.. As mentioned hotel is quite convenient to many areas including Westpac Stadium which makes it a great base for events at the stadium.

While we do consistently work on improvements in our customer service, it is nice to hear that the staff went the extra mile.

We appreciate the feedback.

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Jeff Hermes
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Farnham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed May 13, 2013

This hotel is quite impressive from the outside and well situated for visiting the parliament building and not too far to walk into the centre of town. We were able to park for a nominal fee per day which was useful in a city centre. The room was clean, adequate but small.Reception staff were friendly and helpful though very busy, there seemed to be a shortage of staff, we stayed two nights and the same girls were there throughout our stay.Breakfast was very good with plenty to choose from. I think this hotel is probably more suited to the business traveller.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews
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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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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 #33 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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