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Rydges Wellington
Ranked #7 of 46 Hotels in Wellington
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed July 16, 2014

I felt like a VIP, because the staff treated us so nicely, and we got a card to scan each time to work the lift! Awesome! However, like all minibars, they were horrendously overprices. $6.90 for a litre of water.

Room Tip: Higher rooms, of course, have better views.
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  • Stayed: July 2014, traveled with friends
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Reviewed July 15, 2014 via mobile

The standout thing about this hotel was the excellent breakfast (best I have had in a Rydges). In the main the rest is as you would expect in a hotel of this class. The only negative is the air conditioning system; each room has a rather old fashioned split system AC. This made it very warm at night unless you turned it off then it was freezing. The rooms also have the usual Rydges TV system which is very annoying; especially if you are channel surfing in a foreign country.

Stayed: July 2014, traveled on business
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Kieran W, Guest Relations Manager at Rydges Wellington, responded to this reviewResponded July 16, 2014

Hi there Charlie,
Thanks for your review of Rydges Wellington. We're so pleased to read that you found breakfast to be exceptional. It's often a big highlight for our guests and we're pleased you thought the same. With regards to the two issues you raised, I have passed this onto our management team for their consideration. We look forward to having you stay with us again, next time you're in Wellington City.
Kind regards and safe travels,
Kieran Wright
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Reviewed July 13, 2014

I am a regular visitor to Wellington for work. This hotel's awesome service is what sets it's apart from others. The staff are friendly and go the extra mile for you. The location is perfect, close to shopping, parliament and the waterfront. The room amenities are excellent. Ask for Ivan in The Portlander restaurant if you want great professional service with the excellent steak.

  • Stayed: July 2014, traveled on business
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Kieran W, Guest Relations Manager at Rydges Wellington, responded to this reviewResponded July 14, 2014

Hi there.
Thank you for your review of Rydges Wellington. Its great to hear that you loved your stay with and especially enjoyed your experience at Portlander Bar & Grill. You're kind comments have been passed onto our Head Chef, Ivan and the rest of the Food & Beverage team. We look forward to having you stay with us again in the near future.
Kind regards and safe travels,
Kieran Wright
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Reviewed July 9, 2014 via mobile

Central city location. Good facilities. Good indoor pool and spa. Very small fitness centre. Easy walk to restaurants etc suprisingly quiet for a central hotel. Good rooms. Free WiFi. have yet to try the restaurant.

Stayed: July 2014, traveled with family
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Kieran W, Guest Relations Manager at Rydges Wellington, responded to this reviewResponded July 10, 2014

Hi there,
Thank you for your review of Rydges Wellington. It's great to read that you enjoyed your stay and we're very appreciative of your 5/5 rating. Next time you stay with us, you must be sure to try our restaurant, Portlander Bar & Grill. Many of our guests find Portlander to be a great highlight of their stay. We look forward to seeing you again.
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Kieran Wright
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Reviewed July 5, 2014

Great hotel, stayed here many times before and always lives upto expectations. Second hotel in a week and by far the best one!

Always enjoy the location, your close to the beehive and other locations but only a short wander to Courtney place.

Staff were brilliant and nothing was an issue for them.

Room was lovely and had nice view of the government prescient from the 16th floor.

Highly recommended to anyone who likes comfort, a tad of luxury but not over the top at a reasonable rate.

Stayed: July 2014, traveled as a couple
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Kieran W, Guest Relations Manager at Rydges Wellington, responded to this reviewResponded July 8, 2014

Hi there,
Thank you for taking the time to share you thoughts on your most recent stay at Rydges Wellington. It's great to read that you thoroughly enjoyed your time with us. We especially like to hear that our staff went the extra mile to ensure your stay was pleasant. See you again next time.
Kind regards and safe travels,
Kieran Wright
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Reviewed July 5, 2014

Stayed for business purposes - a very well-appointed room - excellent amenities in the room, and the room was warm and welcoming. Staff service was excellent too. A nice view looking toward the Beehive and Wellington hills. The restaurant was excellent - both for dinner and breakfast. Although $29 for breakfast might seem steep, you have a great choice of food, so this seemed really great value. The location is very handy, Wellington is a very compact city and it is close to the train station and well within walking distance (say around 20-30 minutes) to the Michael Fowler Centre and Te Papa. Loved my stay at Rydges - definitely recommended to others. Thinking of coming back with the family for sure.

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  • Stayed: July 2014, traveled on business
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Kieran W, Guest Relations Manager at Rydges Wellington, responded to this reviewResponded July 10, 2014

Hi Paul,

Thank you very much for taking the time to share your thoughts with us and other travelers on Tripadvisor. We appreciate you taking the time to do so. It's great to read that you enjoyed your stay and made the most of all the facilities we offer! We are especially pleased that you found Portlander's dinner and breakfast service to be outstanding. I have passed your feedback, regarding this, onto our Head Chef and Food & Beverage team. We look forward to having you stay with us again, next time work or leisure brings you to the capital.
Kind regards and safe travels,
Kieran Wright
Rydges Wellington.

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Reviewed July 5, 2014

Very nice hotel in downtown Wellington. The room was nicely appointed and comfortable. We liked the location because we could walk to the gardens and the government buildings. Surrounded by busy streets, but the room was quiet.

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Rydges Wellington

Address: 75 Featherston Street, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
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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: $127 - $280 (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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