4.1 out of 5

A family-friendly stay in the heart of Wellington awaits you at The Thorndon Hotel Wellington by Rydges. Within a short 5-minute stroll, you'll find popular places like St Paul's Cathedral and Old St Paul's. Highlights at this hotel include a restaurant, a bar/lounge, and a conference center.

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 refrigerators and room service. Free weekday newspapers, hair dryers, and phones are also available.

Property Features

There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Business amenities include a business center and meeting rooms.

A computer station is on site and WiFi is free in public spaces. Event space at this hotel measures 3229 square feet (300 square meters) and includes a conference center. A fitness center, a terrace, and tour/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.

This 3.5-star Wellington hotel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 108 guestrooms or units
  • 9 levels
  • 5 conference rooms
  • 3229 sq ft of conference space
  • 300 sq m of conference space
  • Built in 1988
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Childcare (surcharge)
  • Conference center
  • Business facilities
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Terrace
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Television in lobby
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • 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.) (9.5 km) 
  • Train station: Wellington Station (0.9 km) 
  • Parking: Self parking and RV/bus/truck parking available for a surcharge 

Room Amenities

The Thorndon Hotel Wellington by Rydges offers 108 air-conditioned accommodations with coffee/tea makers and complimentary weekday newspapers. Premium satellite television is provided. Bathrooms include showers, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers.

Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless high-speed Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and blackout drapes/curtains. Housekeeping is offered daily and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested. Renovation of all guestrooms was completed in February 2013.

  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Television
  • Satellite channels
  • Premium channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee maker
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Shower
  • Cribs available
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Weekday newspapers (free)
  • Childcare in room (surcharge)
  • Hair dryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy buffet breakfast daily from 6:30 AM to 9:30 AM.

Glasshouse Restaurant - This restaurant specializes 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. Reservations are required. Open daily.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include a fitness center.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Golfing nearby 
  • Kayaking nearby 
  • Sailing nearby 
  • Mountain biking nearby 
  • Bicycle rentals nearby 
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby 
  • Golf lessons available nearby 

Accessibility

If you need to make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when booking your stay.

  • Roll-in shower
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies

Check-in

Minimum check-in age is 18

Check-in time ends at midnight

Check-in time starts at 2 PM

Check-out

Check-out time is 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children 13 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for NZD 35 per night.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are 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 or credit 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.

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Breakfast fee: between NZD 19 and NZD 25 for adults, NZD 0 and NZD 12 for children (approximately)
  • Self parking fee: NZD 15 per day
  • Late check-out fee: NZD 20
  • Rollaway bed fee: NZD 35 per night
  • Onsite credit card charges are subject to a surcharge
This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Name

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

You should know

Children 13 years old and younger stay free in the same room as the parent or guardian when using existing bedding. 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. Set meals are served in guestrooms only (no menus or public dining).

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 3 star plus.