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4.2 out of 5

"Good hotel within interesting walk past beautiful buildings to get to town and the Waterfront. " More

By a verified traveller on Sun 02 Sep 2018

Hotel Description

A family-friendly stay in the heart of Wellington awaits you at The Thorndon Hotel Wellington by Rydges. Within just a 15-minute stroll, you'll find popular places like Wellington Central Business District and Wellington Waterfront. Highlights at this hotel include a restaurant, a bar/lounge and a conference centre.

You can enjoy TVs with satellite channels, and all 108 rooms feature free WiFi, in-room childcare and coffee/tea makers. In-room dining is easy with amenities like fridges and room service. Free weekday newspapers, hairdryers and phones are also available.

The restaurant, Glasshouse Restaurant, serves local cuisine and is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. 3229 square feet (300 square metres) of event facilities include conference rooms, and other business amenities include a business centre. Other amenities include free WiFi in public areas, a fitness centre and a coffee shop/café. Buffet breakfast is available on weekdays between 6:30 AM and 9:30 AM and on weekends between 7 AM and 10:30 AM. There's also self parking, along with the convenience of car rentals on site.

Within a 20-minute walk of this 3.5-star Thorndon hotel, attractions include Botanic Gardens and Westpac Stadium.

Standard Double Room, 1 Queen Bed

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
AU$115 per night

Superior Room, 1 Queen Bed

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Superior Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Twin Room, 2 Single Beds

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

The Thorndon Hotel Wellington by Rydges ratings based on 1,055 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.2 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for The Thorndon Hotel Wellington by Rydges

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4 out of 5

Posted by on 10 May 2019

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20 May 2019 by The Team at the Thorndon Hotel Wellington

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3 out of 5

Posted by on 5 May 2019

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5 May 2019 by The Thorndon Hotel Wellington

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4 out of 5

Posted by on 5 May 2019

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5 May 2019 by The Thorndon Hotel Wellington

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5 out of 5
Good facilities, great to have laundry room. Clean and very accessible. Great service, particularly from Luke. Highly recommend.

Posted by on 29 Apr. 2019

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30 Apr. 2019 by The team at the Thorndon Hotel Wellington

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5 out of 5
Very conveniently located near the city. Reasonably priced at $115 with a $15 fee for a parking spot. Room clean and comfortable.

Posted by on 26 Apr. 2019

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28 Apr. 2019 by The team at The Thorndon Hotel

Thank you for your feedback, We are very pleased you enjoyed your time with us

3 out of 5
The rooms are so minimalistic that there was no plug for wash basin and no saucer for tiny tea cups. The restaurant and bar closed early the night we wanted to use them so no idea if they were any good. Reasonable value for money and good location. Staff were pleasant and helpful. (Although still waiting for them to respond to query we made at check in re newspapers!)

Posted by on 17 Apr. 2019

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28 Apr. 2019 by The team at The Thorndon Hotel

Thank you for your feedback, Please accept our sincerest apologies for the shortcomings you experienced with us. Please be assured your comments will be addressed with our team. We hope to see you again soon

3 out of 5
It’s is starting to look old they need to update bathrooms and a better finish on painting also the room service menu was small needed a few more options

Posted by , from Levin nz on 8 Apr. 2019

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28 Apr. 2019 by The team at The Thorndon Hotel

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3 out of 5
Location is great. Nice to have a restaurant. View from harbourside room good.

Posted by on 28 Mar. 2019

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5 May 2019 by The Thorndon Hotel Wellington

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3 out of 5
Location was fine, but very noisy from the pre school opposite in the daytime. Remote control was dirty, and dust on the shelf above tea and coffee facilities. The was an old mark on the wall by the bed where a drink had been spilt. Overall the hotel is quite tired and cleanliness of rooms is poor.

Posted by on 27 Mar. 2019

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4 out of 5
Good place to stay. Clean and tidy. Good staff. Helpful.

Posted by on 26 Mar. 2019

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About the The Thorndon Hotel Wellington by Rydges

Location 24 Hawkestone St, Wellington, 6011

Property Features

There's a restaurant on site, as well as a coffee shop/café. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. There's an onsite business centre. WiFi is free in public spaces. Event space at this hotel measures 3229 square feet (300 square metres) and includes conference centres. A fitness centre, a terrace, and tour or ticket assistance are also featured at the family-friendly The Thorndon Hotel Wellington by Rydges. Limited parking is available for a fee and is offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 3.5-star Wellington hotel.

  • 1 building
  • 108 guestrooms or units
  • 9 levels
  • 3229 sq ft of conference space
  • 300 sq. m of conference space
  • Built in 1988
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Childcare (surcharge)
  • Conference centre
  • Business facilities
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Staff members are multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Terrace
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Television in lobby
  • Lift
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
  • Refrigerator

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Self parking (surcharge) , RV, bus, truck parking (surcharge) , Parking (limited spaces)

Transport

  • Airport: Wellington (WLG-Wellington Intl.) (10.6 km / 6.6 mi)
  • Train station: Wellington Station (0.9 km / 0.6 mi)
  • Parking: Self parking and RV/bus/truck parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

The Thorndon Hotel Wellington by Rydges offers 108 forms of accommodation with coffee/tea makers and complimentary newspapers. Premium satellite televisions are provided. Bathrooms include a shower, complimentary toiletries and a hairdryer. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and telephones. Additionally, rooms include an iron/ironing board and blackout curtains. Housekeeping is offered on a daily basis and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested.

  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Television
  • Satellite channels
  • Premium channels
  • Fridge
  • Coffee maker
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Shower
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Weekday newspapers (free)
  • Childcare in room (surcharge)
  • Hairdryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control (heating)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy buffet breakfast on weekdays from 6:30 AM to 9:30 AM and at the weekend from 7 AM to 10:30 AM.

Glasshouse Restaurant – This restaurant specialises in local cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available. Happy hour is offered.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time ends at 3 AM
  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Check-out

  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pets

  • 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 are 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.

  • No cots (infant beds) available
  • Only service animals are allowed
  • Parking height restrictions apply

Fees

Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: NZD 50 per night

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

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 27 for adults and NZD 13.50 for children (approximately)
  • Self-parking fee: NZD 15 per day
  • Late check-out fee: NZD 20 (subject to availability)
  • On-site 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

  • Thorndon Hotel Wellington Rydges
  • Thorndon Hotel Rydges
  • Thorndon Wellington Rydges
  • Thorndon Rydges

You should know

  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.

Awards & Affiliations

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

National Rating

Qualmark® assigns an official star rating for accommodation in New Zealand. This Hotel property has been rated 3 star plus, which is displayed on this page as 3.5 stars.

Official New Zealand Rating provided by Qualmark®