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73 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2016 via mobile

Great hotel even if we did have to share with Aussie cricket team..only joking they were very polite . The staff were excellent and the guy on the desk went out of his way to show me the wrinkles of the street parking system so we could have overnight parking for free till 1000 the next day. Harbour view room... More 

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Catherine H, Public Relations Manager at Rydges Wellington, responded to this review

Hello there, 5/5 stars! Our favourite find of review. :) It's great to read that our staff showed you the parking system, it can be a bit like solving a rubik's cube sometimes, but worth it for some free parking! Thanks very much for the review - we hope to see you again soon! Kind regards, ^ CH More 

Old Windsor, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2016 via mobile

Large comfortable room overlooking the bay with easy access to main attractions. A short walk to the Te papa museum as well as the restaurants and bars on the harbour front which has a good choice of places to eat. Valet parking available at $15, easy drive from ferry port and to airport. Staff friendly and helpful.

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Thank JandF2014
Catherine H, Public Relations Manager at Rydges Wellington, responded to this review

Hi there, Thank you for your review! It's great to read that you made the most of our convenient location to explore Wellington and see it's many sights! We hope to see you again on your next visit to Wellington. Kind regards, ^CH More 

Nelson, New Zealand
1 review
Reviewed 12 February 2016

Last minute trip with the kids to Wellington to go to Te Papa and just hang out in the big city - we're from Nelson. Got a great last minute deal - booked on the day. Very impressed with service at the bar/restaurant. I was apprehensive about taking my three young daughters (Mum travelling alone) to the restaurant for dinner... More 

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Thank Nicky M
Catherine H, Public Relations Manager at Rydges Wellington, responded to this review

Hi Nicky, Thank you very much for the lovely review! We're so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay, and that our friendly staff were able to put you at ease while dining in the restaurant. We've recently completely redone our kids menus, as we had a few young guests suggest they needed more colouring-in room! So we hope... More 

Wellington, New Zealand
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107 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2016

We were very lucky to have one of the best rooms at the hotel complete with wonderful views across Oriental Bay, The rooms were clean and tidy and the staff helpful. The hotel is ideally situated and all of the main CBD is within an easy walk (on the flat).

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Thank Sue C
Catherine H, Public Relations Manager at Rydges Wellington, responded to this review

Hi Sue, Thank you for taking a moment to leave us a review! We're glad you enjoyed your stay and loved the harbour views. We hope to see you again soon! Kind regards, ^CH More 

2 reviews
Reviewed 11 February 2016

We came to Wellington to watch the Phoenix play and managed to score a amazing deal at Rydges which included breakfast and kids staying free. Being located right in town was really great as we could walk everywhere. The family swimming pool was a wonderful way to relax after a busy day and the room service for a dessert later... More 

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Catherine H, Public Relations Manager at Rydges Wellington, responded to this review

Hi Delwyn, Thank you very much for such a positive review - we hope you enjoyed the game! It's great to hear you made the most of our bed and breakfast deal, as well as our convenient location. It's also lovely to know you would recommend us to your friends and family - you can't get much better than that!... More 

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2016

This hotel is just what you would expect in a large city. Reception and public areas are modern and busy, you could be anywhere in the world, staff were helpful. The rooms are very modern and comfortable and if you get a high fllor great views of the city. The location is very central and is within easy walking distance... More 

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Catherine H, Public Relations Manager at Rydges Wellington, responded to this review

Hi Douglas, Thanks for taking a moment to share your thoughts! We're very happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay, and that you made the most of our convenient location to see all the sights of Wellington. We hope that you'll be back to visit on your next trip to the Capital. Thanks again! Kind regards, ^CH More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 February 2016

We found almost everything faultless about our weekend stay, alas I think breakfast time in the dining room was almost feeding time at the zoo..we opted for continental but the fruit and the yoghurt was at the other end of the servery to the cereals etc. Also I thought it was way too small People didn't know where to go,... More 

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Catherine H, Public Relations Manager at Rydges Wellington, responded to this review

Hi there, Thank you very much for the 5/5 star review! We're very pleased to read that you enjoyed your stay with us. Regarding breakfast, we do find that many guests consider breakfast a highlight of their stay, but we are always open to suggestions so appreciate the feedback! We hope to see you again soon. Kind regards, ^CH More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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93 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2016

This is a very comfortable, centrally placed hotel and is part of a national chain. I was therefore very surprised to be asked to pay a surcharge for using a credit card when paying my bill. I would suspect that a large majority of customers pay by credit card so why not just incorporate the credit card fee into the... More 

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Catherine H, Public Relations Manager at Rydges Wellington, responded to this review

Hi Tony, Thank you for your review. We're pleased to read that you had a comfortable stay and enjoyed our central location. Regarding the credit card surcharge, we are disappointed that this put a damper on your stay. The credit card surcharge has been hotel standard since 2010 and is in place at major hotels around New Zealand. This is... More 

Southampton, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 9 February 2016

Nice room overlooking the harbour. Clean and tidy and great service from all the staff. Great position near the centre of town makes sightseeing easy and means you are close to the bars and restaurants.

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Catherine H, Public Relations Manager at Rydges Wellington, responded to this review

Hi there, Thank you very much for the short and sweet review! We're pleased we were able to provide you with a comfortable stay, especially after a long flight. We hope to see you again in future! Kind regards, - CH More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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70 reviews
43 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2016 via mobile

Stayed one night for business. Great location, fast and friendly staff, well presented, good wifi, comfy beds. Restaurant downstairs cooks a good steak and provided excellent wine recommendations. Gym was underwhelming with only a couple of bikes and treadmills.

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Catherine H, Public Relations Manager at Rydges Wellington, responded to this review

Hi there, Thank you for taking a moment to share your thoughts on your recent stay with us. We're pleased to read that you enjoyed your stay with us, and made the most of our award winning restaurant Portlander - if you have a spare moment, please feel free to leave us a review over on the restaurant's separate TripAdvisor... More 

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Concierge
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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 

Additional Information about Rydges Wellington

Address: 75 Featherston Street, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Greater Wellington > Wellington
Price Range: $174 - $319 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Rydges Wellington 4.5*
Number of rooms: 280
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Also Known As:
Rydges Wellington Hotel Wellington
Holiday Inn Wellington
Wellington Holiday Inn
Hotel Style:
#5 Business Hotel in Wellington
#6 Luxury Hotel in Wellington
#7 Family Hotel in Wellington
#12 Romantic Hotel in Wellington
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