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“Great location, staff”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Rydges Wellington

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Rydges Wellington
Ranked #7 of 46 Hotels in Wellington
Certificate of Excellence
Napier, New Zealand
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239 reviews
48 hotel reviews
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“Great location, staff”
Reviewed November 10, 2011

Great staff, about 4-5 years old still in good nick. Great location for Stadium -Was there for RWC Quarter Final.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 7, 2011

The rooms were very comfortable and modern. Bathroom was light and airy and not poky like so many. There are good facilities for making coffee or a light snack which was a bonus.
A warning - don't get the room service - it was terrible. The food arrived in takeout containers, not like other hotels which serve it properly on a tray. My partners curry was disappointing and my pizza was the worst I've every had. It was like they had poured the sauces straight out of a jar and onto the pizza base then thrown sausage on the top - it had a chemical artificial taste and I threw the whole thing out. This put us off eating in the restaurant during the rest of our stay which was a shame.
I still gave it 5 stars because of the good room and the very pleasant staff. Everyone we had contact with was friendly and helpful. I believe when so many of the staff are like that then they must have good management. I will definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed November 1, 2011

We stayed for two nights just recently and received some of the best service we have had since we arrived in NZ. From checking in to the restaurant the service never missed abeat. The retsaurant staff are amazing everyone of them from breakfast and dinner times all seemed to love their jobs, big smiles and all were very well informed about menu and what was best to have,shame we don't live in Wellington as this would be the local. overall great hotel, and views to match.

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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
Reviewed November 1, 2011

I recently booked a room online at Rydges in Wellington - the booking system did not tell me the room was unsuitable for three single adults. I called through to reservations and got the most welcoming and helpful service I have ever experienced . Top effort by the staff ...they looked for a solution, were patient, helpful and even gave me a discount ! I will most certainly stay there again. Jill

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with family
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Reviewed October 31, 2011

I recently had to organise a voucher for a massage, and it became all too difficult. In desperation phoned the Rydges Hotel ( as that was where the guests receiving the voucher intended to stay) The service I received from PHIL SHEARER - the Chief Concierge was UNBELIEVABLE!! He not only organised this for me, he also collected the voucher from BodyScape, and hand delivered it their hotel room, so it was waiting in the room for when they arrived!! This completely was all done without any prompting from me. I would ALWAYS recommend The Rydges Hotel, due to Phil, and his outstanding service. Thankyou Phil.

Stayed October 2011, traveled with family
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed October 30, 2011

Spent two nights at the Rydges (on Fetherston Street) and it was a very pleasent stay compared to other business hotels.

Staff were friendly and the location was great for all CBD requirements - if you were a tourist it is also handy to all key tourist attractions (Te Papa) and is close to popular bus stops. Shopping is also nearby.

The room was large, light and airy. Great kitchen facilities and the wireless set up was brilliant.

Breakfast is typically pricey - I'd recommend trying a few of the local cafe's instead (unless it is Sunday in which barely anything opens early)

My colleagues were staying between floors 3 and 11 and none complained of noise. All were sunny in the afternoon also.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled on business
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Mount Isa, Australia
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Reviewed October 27, 2011

Spent four nights at Rydges Wellington while attending a conference and was most impressed with it. From the friendly, helpful check-in to checking out the whole experience here was first class. The room is large, well appointed and very well laid out. I had read about the glass wall between the room and bathroom but this was no trouble, it is opaque and also has a blind which gives total privacy if required-as I was on my own this wasn't a consideration. A small problem with one light was quickly fixed and the room service breakfasts were delicious! Beds are very comfortable and a menu of pillows will please the most discerning of sleepers. My room was on the 13th floor and had a view out over the Beehive so missed out on the harbour views but wasn't there for the view. The air conditioning was a little noisy for a light sleeper but overall not a major issue. My only real complaint is the price charged for in-room internet access, especially by hotel chains such as Rydges. Way over the top given the low prices available. Options for internet access was good if you choose to pay the rates. Would have expected a flatscreen TV on a newly renovated hotel? I didn't have a vehicle so didn't have to worry about the parking but other reviewers aren't so impressed, I can see how inconvenient this might be.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled on business
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Additional Information about Rydges Wellington

Property: Rydges Wellington
Address: 75 Featherston Street, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Greater Wellington > Wellington
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Business Hotel in Wellington
#7 Luxury Hotel in Wellington
#7 Family Hotel in Wellington
#12 Romantic Hotel in Wellington
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Rydges Wellington 4.5*
Number of rooms: 280
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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