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4.2 out of 5

"Good location, nice to be able to walk along the water. Pool was big and indoors so was good if it was raining outside. Breakfast was good if you like ... " More

By a verified traveller on Tue 27 Jul 2021

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Hotel Description

A luxury stay in the heart of Wellington awaits you at Rydges Wellington. Within steps you'll find popular attractions like Wellington Central Business District and Wellington Waterfront. Highlights at this hotel include a restaurant, an indoor swimming pool, and in-room kitchenettes.

You can enjoy LCD TVs with satellite channels, and all 280 rooms feature free WiFi, iPod docks, and coffee/tea makers. Kitchenettes come with refrigerators, microwaves, and stovetops, making in-room dining convenient, and minibars provide refreshments. You'll find nice touches like free toiletries and pillow menus to enhance your stay. Additionally, 24-hour room service, free newspapers, and free local calls are available.

The restaurant, Portlander, is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. At the hotel's own lounge bar, you can stop for a drink. Enjoy the fitness center, spa tub, and sauna. Other amenities include free WiFi in public areas, a conference center, and a coffee shop/café. Buffet breakfast is available daily between 6 AM and 10:30 AM. There's also the convenience of valet parking.

Attractions within a 15-minute walk of this 4.5-star Pipitea hotel include Te Papa (Museum of New Zealand) and TSB Bank Arena.

Superior Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
AU$145* Per night/room 8 Aug. - 9 Aug.

Superior Double Room, 2 Double Beds

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Deluxe Double Room, 2 Double Beds, Harbour View

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Double Room, City View

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed, Harbour View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Room, 1 King Bed, City View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Rydges Wellington ratings based on 320 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.2 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Rydges Wellington

Everyone (173) Couples (77) Family (56)
5 out of 5
Good location, nice to be able to walk along the water. Pool was big and indoors so was good if it was raining outside. Breakfast was good if you like a cooked breakfast, but apart from that I think the range was fairly average in comparison to the breakfast I have had at Auckland Rydges.

Posted by on 27 Jul. 2021

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30 Jul. 2021 by Rydges

Kia Ora, Thank you very much for your detailed review on your recent stay with us.. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Kind Regards, Rydges Wellington

4 out of 5
We asked for the room to be serviced only to find that they hadnt changed the sheets. very upsetting and not what i would expect.

Posted by on 18 Jul. 2021

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18 Jul. 2021 by Rydges Wellington Team

Kia Ora Anonymous, Thank you for leaving a review. Usually, during a short term stay we do not change the sheets daily as to keep up our eco friendliness. If you do require this one, please feel free to specifically let us know either at front desk or by calling housekeeping. Otherwise, we look forward to welcoming you back some time soon. Kind Regards

5 out of 5
We had our breakfast included and real good value for money . We had a great stay will definitely recommend.

Posted by on 11 Jul. 2021

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12 Jul. 2021 by Rydges Wellington

Kia Ora, Thank you for the amazing review! I hope to welcome you back in the near future!

3 out of 5
First room we were given, tv remote and heating didn't work, previous guests jacket was still in the wardrobe and the view was directly in to the office block next door - for over $500 for the night this was extremely disappointing. It took 2 visits to reception and 1 phone call (that was cut off) before we got the same young lady who checked us in originally to get anything done about this, she was very helpful and upgraded us to a city view room with a working heater which was appreciated. Rest of the stay was fine, but at the cost of $1366 for 3 nights for 3 plus $30 for 1 nights valet parking, this stay was on the expensive side for the room (which was small)

Posted by on 6 Jul. 2021

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6 Jul. 2021 by Rydges Wellington team

Kia Ora, Thank you for taking the time to review us from your previous stay! It is nice to see the team were able to look after your and upgrade you to a city view room. I hope to welcome you back in the near future!

5 out of 5
The staff were super cool. The room was perfect - modern, clean, comfortable and with beautiful views. Great value for money and great location.

Posted by on 6 Jul. 2021

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6 Jul. 2021 by Rydges Wellington Team

Kia Ora, Thank you for the awesome review! We hope to welcome you back in the near future!

5 out of 5
Great large size rooms with great amenities. Really appreciated the kitchenette with plates and cutlery etc - gave me the option of bringing back takeaways rather than having to eat out. Very comfortable bed.

Posted by on 23 Jun. 2021

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26 Jun. 2021 by Rydges Wellington

Kia Ora, Thank you for your 5 out of 5 review! We hope to welcome you back in the future!

4 out of 5

Posted by on 20 Jun. 2021

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1 Jul. 2021 by Rydges Wellington Team

Kia Ora Anonymous, Thank you for your review. We are happy to see you've enjoyed your stay with us here. We hope to welcome you back soon. Kind Regards,

4 out of 5

Posted by on 19 Jun. 2021

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1 Jul. 2021 by Rydges Wellington Team

Kia Ora Anonymous, Thank you for your review! We are glad you've enjoyed your stay with us here and we look forward to welcoming you again. Kind Regards,

5 out of 5
I really loved my stay- lovely room, and facilities, close to everything, will definitely be back.

Posted by on 19 Jun. 2021

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24 Jun. 2021 by Rydges Wellington

Kia Ora, Thank you for the amazing review from your recent stay! It is nice to see that you enjoyed our facilities and found the location to be great. We look forward to welcoming you back to Rydges Wellington in the near future.

3 out of 5
Comfortable bed and spacious rooms

Posted by on 17 Jun. 2021

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18 Jun. 2021 by Rydges Wellington

Kia Ora, Thank you for taking the time to review us. I hope to welcome you back in the future!

Property Features

As a guest of Rydges Wellington, you'll find an indoor pool, a spa tub, a sauna, and a fitness center. Along with a restaurant and a coffee shop/café, there's a snack bar/deli on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. WiFi is free in public spaces. The luxury Rydges Wellington also features multilingual staff, coffee/tea in a common area, and concierge services. Limited parking is available for a fee and is offered on a first-come, first-served basis. This 4.5-star Wellington hotel is smoke free.

  • 280 guestrooms or units
  • 17 levels
  • Built in 2007
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Deli
  • Conference center
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Concierge
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Indoor pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchenette
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Free cribs/infant beds

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Self parking (surcharge) , Valet parking (surcharge) , Parking (limited spaces)

Transport

  • Airport: Wellington Intl. Airport (WLG) (8.3 km / 5.2 mi)
  • Train station: Wellington Station (0.4 km / 0.2 mi)
  • Parking: Valet parking and self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Rydges Wellington offers 280 accommodations with iPod docking stations and minibars. A pillow menu is available. 32-inch LCD televisions come with satellite channels and pay movies. Accommodations at this 4.5-star hotel have kitchenettes with refrigerators, stovetops, microwaves, and cookware/dishes/utensils. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and complimentary newspapers, as well as phones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include laptop-compatible safes and coffee/tea makers. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • In-room kitchenette
  • Minibar
  • IPod dock
  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • LCD television
  • Satellite channels
  • Movies for purchase
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Coffee maker
  • Kitchenware
  • Pillow options
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Cribs (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Laptop safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Wheelchair accessible

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy buffet breakfast daily from 6 AM to 10:30 AM.

Portlander - This restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available.

24-hour room service is available.

Nearby Activities

An indoor pool and a spa tub are on site. Other recreational amenities include a sauna and a fitness center.

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18
  • Check-in time ends at 5:30 AM

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Self parking may be reserved in advance for the listed fee or for a reduced rate based on availability on arrival.

Guests may be subject to health screenings for COVID-19 at the property.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for NZD 50 per day.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome

Policies

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve onsite parking. This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted. For guests' safety, the property includes a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit, and window guards in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F. Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions. Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available. Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and also through room service. Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Staffed front desk
  • Security system
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wear personal protective equipment
  • Protective clothing is available for guests
  • Masks are available for guests
  • No shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually wrapped food options are available
  • Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast
  • Individually wrapped food options are available for lunch
  • Individually wrapped food options are available for dinner
  • Individually wrapped food options are available through room service
  • gap period enforced between guest stays 24 hours
  • Staff temperature checks are not conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are not available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property does not follow sanitisation practices of any association
  • Guest accommodation is not sealed after cleaning
  • Electrostatic spray is not used for disinfection
  • Cashless transactions are available
  • Masks are not compulsory at the property
  • Contactless food service / room service is not available
  • Reservation is not required for facilities on site
  • Mobile key entry is not available
  • Food service not has not been amended for enhanced safety

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: NZD 32 per person (approximately)
  • Self parking fee: NZD 50 per day
  • Valet parking fee: NZD 30 per day
  • Rollaway bed fee: NZD 50 per day
  • Credit card charges are subject to a surcharge of 2 percent

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Rydges Hotel Wellington
  • Rydges Wellington
  • Wellington Rydges
  • Rydges Wellington Hotel Wellington
  • Rydges Wellington Hotel
  • Holiday Inn Wellington
  • Rydges Wellington Hotel
  • Rydges Wellington Wellington
  • Rydges Wellington Hotel Wellington

Awards & Affiliations

Green / Sustainable Property
This property participates in Qualmark, a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.

National Rating

Qualmark® assigns an official star rating for accommodations in New Zealand. This Hotel property is rated 4 star plus and is displayed on this page as 4.5 stars.

Official New Zealand Rating provided by Qualmark®

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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.