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Rydges Wellington
Ranked #7 of 46 Hotels in Wellington
Certificate of Excellence
Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
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11 reviews
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“Very impressive indeed!”
Reviewed April 25, 2012

We stayed at Rydges for the first time and were very impressed with the service, the accommodation and the best breakfast anywhere.
We had a room on the 16th floor with superb views of the city and the harbour. Nice, modern room with up to date facilities plus the bonus of a deck was very welcome. .
Really attentive staff with lots of smiles :-).
Rydges breakfast is a real treat and not your normal Hotel buffet. Awesome presentation and equally matched in the quality & selection of the food on offer.
Thanks.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 24, 2012

I stayed at the Rydges on business for several weeks and was happy there. The staff were very accommodating and made every to meet my needs, including requests for an openable window (they gave me a room with a balcony) and for storage of personal items while I spent a weekend away.

I also loved the free gym card they offer guests - to the city life gym up the road in Thordon, a nearby suburb. The walk to the gym is just 5mins and is worth it - it is a well appointed gym with a Pilates and yoga studio attached (Abundance) so most gym goers will be able to find somehing they'd like to do.

All the rooms in Rydges have capacity for basic self-catering including kettle, microwave and stove top, as well as enough kitchen gear to cook something simple.

Rydges was good and is a trusty choice when in Wellington. It was around $165 a night and i was not disappointed with what I got for that price.

  • Stayed March 2012
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GeneralMgrRydges, General Manager at Rydges Wellington, responded to this review, June 7, 2012
It was great to have you stay here for a couple of weeks and thank you for posting your comments on Tripadvisor. We endeavour to meet all guest requests in particular our guests that are staying for a longer period of time. Knowing that it will be your home away from home and travel is harder than we first think I believe from your feedback that we were able to meet your needs. Look forward to welcoming you back for work or leisure sometime soon in the future. Regards Simon
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Scotland
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Reviewed April 23, 2012

Helpful reception staff were eager to keep our luggage when we arrived 4 hours before check in time and offered advice on coffee places,restaurants and tourist sites which turned out to be far better than the official tourist centre.
The room was quiet,clean, had lovely views and was ideal.I loved the wonderful service which was unassuming and never "in your face", just nice people who treated guests very well.
We did not eat at the hotel as there were so many excellent restaurants within easy walking distance as were all of the places we wanted to see.Being so close to Parliament and the harbour was an additional boost
.I would recommend this hotel for every category of visitor.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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GeneralMgrRydges, General Manager at Rydges Wellington, responded to this review, June 7, 2012
Thank you for commenting on Rydges Wellington and am very happy that you were able to have a great break. We share all comments on Tripadvisor with staff and they will be thrilled at your comments as this is what we are continually striving for. I hope that your stay in New Zealand was fantastic and you were able to enjoy what this great country has to offer. Regards Simon
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Reviewed April 22, 2012

Spent a quick weekend away in Wellington to see the Unveiled wedding exhibit and do some shopping. Second time I had stayed at Rydges Wellington (first being during RWC), the hotel is gorgeous, the rooms are spacious, we were up on the 14th floor, so had beautiful views of the waterfront.
Ate in the restaurant the first night, the menu is extremally diverse, everything looked delicious. Breakfast also does not disapoint, so much selection, you can make your own juices, request a coffee of your choice, the staff are so accommodating.
Front desk staff are very knowledgable, recommended some great places to shop and eat for the remainder of the weekend and booked transport for us without making us feel like it was a hassle.
The location is perfect, you are in walking distance to the shopping and the waterfront. Can't wait to go back.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
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GeneralMgrRydges, General Manager at Rydges Wellington, responded to this review, June 7, 2012
Rydges Wellington look forward to having you back in the Capital. The exhibit was great and I am glad the Hotel was able to make your weekend away with the girls such a positive experience. As I commented on my last review that the Portlander restaurant and bar opens in the Hotel at the end of April which will give you another experience which I am hoping will create a highlight of your stay in Wellington. Looking forward to the next exhibit or event in the Capital. Regards Simon
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Reviewed April 14, 2012

Nicely located, short walk from everywhere, clean modern layout, basic food but outstanding breakfast. We only stayed one night.

Room Tip: Ask what is available instead of taking first room offered. Kirra Holiday arranged our bookings and...
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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GeneralMgrRydges, General Manager at Rydges Wellington, responded to this review, June 7, 2012
Thank you for your review and comments on breakfast. You will be happy to hear that we will create a new concept restaurant at the end of April that will change your perspective of our food offerings for lunch and dinner. The Portlander will be a take on a grill restaurant which will leave you wanting more. Look forward to welcoming you back to the Hotel to try the new concept on your next visit to Rydges Wellington. Regards Simon
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Wellington
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Reviewed April 12, 2012

All I have is positive feedback about this hotel. I stayed in a harbour view room which had an amazing view, friendly staff and one of the best breakfasts I've had in quite sometime!!!

The breakfast had a very laid back, homely feel and all of the food and beverage was very tasty!

Would definately recommend to all and stay again.

Room Tip: Go for the harbour view, one of the best views in Wellington!
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled solo
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GeneralMgrRydges, General Manager at Rydges Wellington, responded to this review, June 7, 2012
The breakfast is something that we got right last year in December with a complete refurbishment of our offerings. I really appreciate your comments as we have been working hard on this concept and will continue to work on making this one of the Hotels points of difference. Look forward to welcoming you back to Rydges Wellington sometime soon and thank you for posting your comments. Regards Simon
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christchurch
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Reviewed April 10, 2012

I had a lovely sta at Rydges Wellington, the staff were very obliging and eager to go the extra mile. After deciding on dining in with a glass of Marlborough Squeeling Pig Sav, my charming waitor recommended it would go very nicely woth the Corn fed Chicken Breast, and much to my delight it was delicious. I would highly recommend to stay here not only for the ageless style and conveniant location of the hotel itself but the rare comforting talent that i sthe staff. Apon check out i was made a delightful tall double vodka cranberry and lime at the bar and pick up to the airport was arranged for me. supurb

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled on business
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GeneralMgrRydges, General Manager at Rydges Wellington, responded to this review, June 7, 2012
Thank you for your comments and it was great to hear that you had a good stay at Rydges Wellington. The harbour views are amazing and we are working hard on service and deliverables throughout the hotel and definitely made a good impression with our genuine service. I will pass your comments onto the staff and look forward to welcoming you back to have another tall double vodka cranberry and lime at the bar. Regards Simon
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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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