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“Rydges Wellington”
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Rydges Wellington
Ranked #7 of 46 Hotels in Wellington
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed November 30, 2012

A good place to stay. Good rooms, polite helpful staff.
Excellent amenities and location is great.for Ferry Travel.
Off street parking was good.
Bathroom was good.and rooms are clean and tidy
Bed was comfortable and a good size.
and would stay again.

Room Tip: All rooms are good
  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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ChelseaLaingWLG, Head of Customer Relations at Rydges Wellington, responded to this reviewResponded December 9, 2012

Hi Stephen,

Thanks for your review of the hotel, sounds like a great experience here in the capital! Our location in the heart of the city makes it the perfect base for your accommodation requirements. Look forward to welcoming you back to Rydges Wellington in the near future.

Chelsea
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Reviewed November 28, 2012

So we found the hotel and couldn't get anywhere near it as cabs and a minibus where completely blocking all the loading bays infront of the hotel. My partner had to drive round the block while I checked in. Valet parking is $30 a night. No one offered to help us unload the car infact there wasn't a porter in sight. Room was small with a basic kitchenette. No laundry facilities available. The bathroom was minuscule and had mould growing in the grouting. Food was nice in the restaurant downstairs for dinner. It was fine for a night but I wouldn't stay longer.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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WellingtonRydges, Head of Customer Relations at Rydges Wellington, responded to this reviewResponded December 4, 2012

Hi Firefly,

I apologise for the inconvenience with regards to our loading zone. We are currently in discussions with the Wellington City Council to increase the space we have out front of the hotel. If you could please email me directly, chelsea_laing@rydges.com I would like to find out more about your experience.

Chelsea
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Reviewed November 27, 2012

Long weekend with the kids in Wellington. Great weekend family package - kids stay and eat free (!!!). We shared a double double room, which was two queen sized beds and enough space for the kids to be comfortable, although not a great deal of space. Kitchenette was handy (no pots or pans but hobs. Probably could ask for them). Could have been cleaner - a few hairs in bathtub and sink on arrival (eww! Pet peeve of mine) and under the beds desperately need a vacuum (looking for wandering toys, not inspecting on purpose). Otherwise, spotless

Service was wonderful, particularly in the restaurant. Extremely helpful, friendly, and engaging. I highly recommend the buffet breakfast, which was included in our package. The kids especially loved the collection of juices and flavoured milks.

Location is great for anything in Central Wellington. A 10-15 minute waterside walk to Te Papa. Great! Indoor pool and spa was loved by kids too

Highly recommend. Would choose to stay here again, especially with breakfast buffet included!

Room Tip: Ask for a harbour view otherwise you may be looking into the postal building
  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled with family
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Thank Kinuck
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WellingtonRydges, Head of Customer Relations at Rydges Wellington, responded to this reviewResponded December 4, 2012

Hi Kinuck

The Family package for the weekends is a perfect getaway, great that the kids (under 12) can stay and eat for free, and even better when it includes our famous buffet breakfast! So many choices, and perfect for all ages with single serve sizes for kids to make their own selections.

In regards to the kitchenette, absolutely the pots and pans are available on request from our friendly reception team. Also, I have passed on your feedback regarding the housekeeping of your room, this is certainly below our high standards and we apologise. Reviews of this nature are rare and we have addressed this issue with the relevant department.

Thanks for taking the time to review the hotel and we can’t wait to have you all back at Rydges Wellington!

Chelsea
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Reviewed November 25, 2012

Fairly new building with well equipped rooms. Great service especially at breakfast where there was excellent variety compared to the usual hotel breakfasts. Not too noisy and easy walking distance to the harbor boardwalk/run. Would definitely stay there again.

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WellingtonRydges, Head of Customer Relations at Rydges Wellington, responded to this reviewResponded November 26, 2012

Hi Kiwikk

Thanks for your review, Rydges Wellington is the newest hotel here in the capital with a great location too...there’s so much to do at our doorstep. We also think our breakfast concept is pretty special, and it continues to get great reviews like yours – we look forward to having you back again soon!

Chelsea,
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Reviewed November 25, 2012

I spent 4 nights in a very comfortable room with harbour views. All staff members were friendly and competent. The room was obviously recently refurbished and the bed comfortable. The only minor drawback was the shower over the bath in a bathroom that otherwise felt spacious. The water pressure was good and the towels thick and fluffy.

The conference catering was excellent as was the buffet breakfast. I was particularly impressed by the big range of healthy options.

I consider the hotel to be very functional and practical. I would stay again.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled on business
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WellingtonRydges, Head of Customer Relations at Rydges Wellington, responded to this reviewResponded November 26, 2012

Hi Ausbirdlover

The harbour views at the hotel are just stunning aren’t they? And great to hear you had a comfortable stay with us. Our breakfast buffet continues to receive rave reviews – it really is a great spread, catering to all needs. We look forward to welcoming you back to Rydges Wellington in the near future.

Chelsea,
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Reviewed November 21, 2012

Although I didnt eat here, the staff were helpful & welcoming and teh bar was definitely worth a visit, great selection of beers & a few different spirit & cocktail options too. Bedroom was fine, decent size and comfortable bed.

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WellingtonRydges, Head of Guest Relations at Rydges Wellington, responded to this reviewResponded November 26, 2012

Hi YnotNorthofAuckland

Thank you for reviewing your stay with us. Great to see you checked out Portlander Bar & Grill, the atmosphere is vibrant and fun and we’ve got a fine bunch working there. Next time be sure to make time for a meal at Portlander, their steaks are delish!

Chelsea,
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Reviewed November 20, 2012

Pleasant room albeit rather small. Why do hotels provide so few towels ie just 2 for a couple and are so miserly with the teabags, coffee sachets , coat hangers etc. Kitchenette with fridge, microwave is useful. Comfortable bed

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Thank disappointedKiwi
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WellingtonRydges, Head of Customer Relations at Rydges Wellington, responded to this reviewResponded December 4, 2012

Hi there,

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback on your stay with us. Our amenities in the rooms are replenished each day, and are based on a two person stay in our king rooms. This is our hotel standard for the king rooms, but more amenities can be requested to ensure your stay is comfortable. Glad you found the kitchenettes useful – these are a great feature! Hope to see you back again soon.

Chelsea
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Additional Information about 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 Family Hotel in Wellington
#7 Luxury Hotel in Wellington
#12 Romantic Hotel in Wellington
Price Range: $131 - $294 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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