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4.2 out of 5

"We loved our stay at Rydges. But having the same items at breakfast for 3 days in a row was boring. I wish they had a bit of a change around of the br ... " More

By a verified traveller on Tue 18 Jan 2022

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Hotel Description

A luxury stay in the heart of Wellington awaits you at Rydges Wellington. You'll be 0.3 km (0.2 mi) from Lambton Quay and 1.1 km (0.7 mi) from Sky Stadium. 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 gym, spa tub, and sauna. Business amenities include a conference center and a business center. Other amenities include free WiFi in public areas, a coffee shop/café, and a snack bar/deli. Buffet breakfast is available daily between 6 AM and 10:30 AM. There's also the convenience of valet parking.

Within a 30-minute walk of this 4.5-star Pipitea hotel, attractions include Te Papa (Museum of New Zealand) and Interislander Ferry Terminal.

Superior Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
AU$130* Per night/room 30 Jan. - 31 Jan.

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 278 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 (118) Couples (81) Family (62)
4 out of 5
We loved our stay at Rydges. But having the same items at breakfast for 3 days in a row was boring. I wish they had a bit of a change around of the breakfast foods at the buffet.Otherwise it was a pleasant and enjoyable stay.

Posted by on 18 Jan. 2022

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25 Jan. 2022 by Rydges Wellington

Kia Ora, Thank you for leaving a review from your recent stay! I hope to welcome you back in the near future!

5 out of 5
I have mobility issues, and the staff couldn't have been more helpful. Very polite and very professional.

Posted by on 12 Jan. 2022

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12 Jan. 2022 by Rydges Wellington

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

1 out of 5
Room advertised had a water view. Actual room had a street view opposite a large lit billboard. Misrepresentation about parking. Sent to parking building, car was robbed with window smashed. Advertised as 'parking available'. Staff informed 'parking must be booked'. I will never book through Wot If again.

Posted by on 12 Jan. 2022

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12 Jan. 2022 by Rydges Wellington

Kia Ora, Thank you for taking the time in leaving a review from your recent stay. It is disappointing to see you didnt enjoy your stay with us. I have passed this info back on to my team to look into.

4 out of 5
Location was great easy walk around the city with 2x toddlers staff great rooms could be cleaner but was ok

Posted by on 5 Jan. 2022

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6 Jan. 2022 by Rydges Wellington

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

3 out of 5
Location

Posted by on 28 Dec. 2021

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31 Dec. 2021 by Rydges Wellington

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

5 out of 5
It was very clean with a great view over the Beehive

Posted by on 18 Nov. 2021

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19 Nov. 2021 by Rydges Wellington Team

Kia Ora Nicky, Thank you for taking the time to leave a great review. We are so glad to see you've enjoyed your stay with us especially our fantastic beehive views! We look forward to welcoming you back to the capital on your next trip. Kind Regards

5 out of 5
The service was excellent and face from the front of house

Posted by on 7 Nov. 2021

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7 Nov. 2021 by Rydges Wellington

Kia Ora, Thank you for the amazing feedback. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future!

4 out of 5
Property was clean and tidy, staff very helpful. Convenient to shops, railway station and waterfront.

Posted by on 1 Nov. 2021

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1 Nov. 2021 by Rydges Wellington

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

5 out of 5
Cool

Posted by on 29 Oct. 2021

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31 Oct. 2021 by Rydges Wellington Team

Kia Ora David, Thank you for your review! We are so glad to see you've enjoyed your stay, and we will look forward to welcoming you back again. Kind Regards,

4 out of 5
The room was a good size with a nice view of the harbour. Very comfortable beds. Room was a bit noisy with single glazed windows and thin walls.

Posted by on 26 Oct. 2021

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26 Oct. 2021 by Rydges Wellington Team

Kia Ora Gigi, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We are so glad that you have enjoyed our comfy rooms and fabulous views. We will hope to welcome you back another time soon. Kind Regards,

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. There's an onsite business center. A terrace, tour/ticket assistance, and multilingual staff are also featured at the luxury Rydges Wellington. 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
  • Deli
  • Charging station for electric cars
  • Conference center
  • Business facilities
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Terrace
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site
  • Bar or lounge
  • Dining venue

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Number of indoor pools - 1
  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchenette
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Laundry facilities
  • 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

  • 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. At check-in, guests must provide a record of full COVID-19 vaccination. The COVID-19 vaccination record requirement applies to all guests aged 12 and up.

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 50.0 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 Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and JCB International. 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. At check-in, guests must provide a record of full COVID-19 vaccination. The COVID-19 vaccination record requirement applies to all guests aged 12 and up.

  • 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
  • Guests must provide health documentation
  • Guests must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination
  • Minimum age for proof of COVID-19 vaccination requirement: 12

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 50 per day
  • Rollaway bed fee: NZD 50.0 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 Sustainable Tourism Business Award, 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.