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The Thorndon Hotel Wellington by Rydges

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Upper Hutt
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Mould in toilet! Paint flaking!Toilet seat hanging off! Cigarette burn holes in bedding! Builders drilling/hammering at 8am on weekend! Are they renovating or earthquake strengthening? Just asking. Greasy Palm prints on wall above head of bed, possibly due to coital bracing (think about it). Secure parking is just the forecourt! No cover on ripped duvet! Apparently triple sheeting is a...

Thank NGM68
Keighley, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We booked a Superior King room at the Thornden for 3 of us. The room was basic to say the least with poor quality fixtures and fittings and not superior in any way. On arrival we found a half empty bottle of fruit juice in the refrigerator. This was reported to staff who commented that it must be one of...

Thank John B
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This hotel was only supposed to be a stopover before catching the ferry to the South Island and it was sufficient but no more. The room was small and unremarkable. The corridors were untidy and generally not nice. The staff were friendly however.

Thank Scoobster26
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to Wellington for the Gn'R concert at the caketin (Westpac Trust Stadium), this hotel is a 15 minute walk from the stadium so great location. Same time to walk to top of Lambton Quay, Welly cbd. All staff very helpful and friendly. Good meals in the restaurant. Room was a bit dated, but hotel is being renovated so assume...

Thank Michael A
New Plymouth, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Staff were super friendly and helpful. The rooms were small but clean and tidy with a comfortable bed and linen. Breakfast was well laid out and fresh. Would definitely come back here next time we visit.

Thank EmmaPuletaha
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

close to beehive and town the bed was to be a king but it was just two singles put together room was not clean very good dirt all over the walls walked in to the room when house keeping as cleaning and not change of sheets or any think, also the housekeeping was cleaning the cups and the cutlery in...

Thank Simon B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It has been a while but it is nice to be back at The Thorndon Hotel. The staff are so welcoming and it doesnt seem that it has been three months since I was here last. Thanks Team for making me feel home again.

Thank Jon B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Thorndon Hotel has quite a few good qualities but also some strange quirks. So let's see the good stuff: The service at the reception is very polite and fast. Loved them :) I believe that we got the best room on our floor, it was in the corner, had two windows and we have had a very good view...

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great hotel at a fantastic price rooms are clean and tidy, staff Friendly and even moved there car so I could park right outside the front of the hotel. I had looked at reviews on here and they don't reflect the hotel room i was in

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Reviewed 13 January 2017

Stayed at Thorndon for 2 nights and really enjoyed it, good room for the price. We did not have a duvet cover on the bed, just a sheet on the top on bottom. The bathroom door would not close but only slight inconveniences. What ruined our stay was the day we checked out. We checked out at 7.30 as we...

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wellingtonhotels, General Manager at The Thorndon Hotel Wellington by Rydges, responded to this review

Dear Nina V, Thank you for your feedback. Apologies the service was not to the usual standards. With regards to the sheets it is a common hotel practice and a more modern approach to triple sheet the bed as opposed using a duvet cover. With the bathroom door I am sure we could have rectified it immediately if were made...

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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
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  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The recently upgraded Thorndon Hotel Wellington - by Rydges is located on the doorstep to the CBD and on the edge of the Government and Corporate precincts of Thorndon. The hotel is the closest hotel to Westpac Stadium providing the best location for all your sporting, concerts and major events. The hotel offers FREE WiFi throughout the building. The Thorndon Hotel Wellington - by Rydges prides itself in providing excellent facilities and all rooms are light, comfortable and fresh. With the back drop of Wellington's famous beautiful hills choose between panoramic views of the Harbour, City Skyline or overlook New Zealand's oldest and historic suburb Thorndon. The Hotel is perfect for both the business, conference and leisure traveler. When staying at The Thorndon Hotel Wellington - by Rydges, the CBD, Lambton Key, bus, train and ferry terminals, Parliament Buildings, Government offices and Botanical Gardens are all on your doorstep. Nothing is better than being accommodated by a hotel which has everything at its feet. Guests of The Thorndon Hotel Wellington - by Rydges can also enjoy complimentary access to city fitness and competitive pricing for off street car parking. Try our tantalising menu in Glasshouse Restaurant or relax and unwind in Glasshouse Bar. With contemporary cuisine and a beautiful setting overlooking established gardens Glasshouse Restaurant & Bar is perfect for all your dining occasions. Open for Breakfast and Dinner 7 days a week why go anywhere else? Additionally our conference rooms have natural light, air-conditioning, sound proof interconnecting doors and can seat 2 - 150 people. The Thorndon Hotel Wellington - by Rydges is a 3 Star Plus Qualmark Rated Hotel and has an Enviro-Silver rating. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Thorndon Hotel Wellington by Rydges

Address: 24 Hawkestone St | Thorndon, Wellington 6011, New Zealand (Formerly Kingsgate Hotel Wellington)
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Greater Wellington > Wellington
Price Range: $111 - $267 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Thorndon Hotel Wellington by Rydges 3.5*
Number of rooms: 108
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