We spent three nights here with our five-year-old son. The best thing about this hotel is its location. It is right next to the waterfront, and is convenient to the whole city. Parking is a bit of an issue during the week, as the parking fees for using the hotel lots are steep: $30 per night. There is metered parking around the hotel, but it is restricted to two hours during the day, so it is a bit of an annoyance.
The rooms are clean and the sheets and bedding are of high quality. The kitchenette has a very nice appearance, but unfortunately is ill-equipped, making it very difficult to do more than the simplest meals. Our room also lacked any eating area, so once we did prepare our food, we were left to eat while sitting on our beds.
Service was extremely slow. When we requested additional plates or silverware, they came very slowly, if at all. Some items simply never came, and we made do without them.
The hotel also charges for internet use, and although the front desk staff is friendly, the inability to get service in the room is a negative.
There is a nice indoor pool, and a hot tub. The restaurant downstairs looked fine, but we did not eat there. It's not a bad hotel, just nothing special.
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- Rydges Wellington Hotel Wellington
- Holiday Inn Wellington
- Wellington Holiday Inn