$129 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Aug 9, 2014 Check-out: Aug 10, 2014

Rydges Wellington

4 stars
75 Featherston Street, Wellington, -
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.9
out of 5
22 reviews
Harbor View

Call ahead for a room with a view of the harbor. Floor to ceiling windows give a spectacular... See full review

  • USBP
  • Apr 28, 2014
Best Value

Staff moved us to a harbor view room at our request. Easy walk to the museum and lots of places to... See full review

  • USBP
  • Jan 29, 2014
Wellington’s newest landmark hotel in the capital
A stylish example of New Zealand's sophisticated hotel scene, the Rydges Wellington is perfectly located within the city center and offers spectacular views of the harbor. This stylish hotel is found on Featherston Street in downtown Wellington and offers easy access to Lambton Quay, Queens Wharf and Wellington Railway Station.

After watching sporting events at Westpac Stadium, corporate and leisure travellers relax in the 280 accommodation rooms and enjoy modern facilities such as wireless Internet access throughout the hotel, iPads for guests and leisure amenities.
3 Reasons To Stay :
  • Fantastic harbor views
  • Kitchenette in all 280 room
  • Portlander Bar & Grill, Wellington's hippest new eatery
Rydges Wellington (previously Holiday Inn) Rooms
The Rydges Wellington offers 280 guestrooms that are decorated to the highest standard, with premium linen and furnishings and sublime colors that create an atmosphere of calm and tranquility. Floor-to-ceiling windows provide fantastic views of the harbor and allow natural light to flood the rooms. Each room has a flat-screen TV, iPod docking station and kitchenette area. The 19 apartment-style suites, ideal for both short- and long-term stays, come with washer and drier facilities.
Features
At Rydges Wellington, vacationers sample superb cuts of meats that are prepared to perfection at Portlander Bar & Grill on site. Diners savour the delectable dishes in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Children eat free when dining with an adult in Portlander.

After a busy day of work or sightseeing, tourists work up a sweat at the cardio-room, relax in the sauna and spa or have a refreshing dip in the indoor 17-meter lap pool.
Things To Do :
  • The Beehive (0.2 mi/ 0.4 km)
  • Parliament House (0.3 miles/0.5 km)
  • Westpac Stadium (0.8 miles/1.3 km)
  • Te Papa Museum (0.8 miles/1.3 km)
  • Mileschael Fowler Centre (0.9 miles/1.6 km)
  • Botanical Gardens (0.8 miles/1.3 km)
  • Cable Car (2.5 miles/4.1 km)
Policies and fees
  • Valet parking is available at $30 overnight.
  • On departure, if guests wish to settle account with a credit card, a transaction fee applies in which fees are 2% of the transaction total for Visa, MasterCard, Diners, American Express and JCB Card.

This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

Hotel Map

-41.2808 174.7784
Area served
Wellington.
Nearby airports
Wellington International Airport (8 kms).
Area description
Rydges Wellington is centrally located downtown on Featherston Street with a spectacular harbor outlook, close to Lambton Quay, Westpac Stadium, Victoria University and Wellington Railway Station.

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Rydges Wellington Rooms

Superior King
Superior King offers one king bed with Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Balcony / Terrace, Bathroom amenities, Cable / Satellite TV, CD player, Color TV, Crockery / Cutlery, Disabled facilities, En-suite / Private bathroom, Hairdryer, Heating, Internet access(charges apply), Iron / Ironing board, Kettle, Kitchenette, Laundry service, Microwave oven, Mini bar, Modem / data port connection, Non-smoking rooms, Pay-per-view movies, Radio, Refrigerator, Room service, Safe in room, Telephone, Toaster, Valet service, Washing machine, Full length windows, Tea and coffee making facilities. Average size 32sqm.
Superior Double
Superior Double Double offers two double beds with Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Balcony / Terrace, Bathroom amenities, Cable / Satellite TV, CD player, Color TV, Crockery / Cutlery, Disabled facilities, En-suite / Private bathroom, Hairdryer, Heating, Internet access(charges apply), Iron / Ironing board, Kettle, Kitchenette, Laundry service, Microwave oven, Mini bar, Modem / data port connection, Non-smoking rooms, Pay-per-view movies, Radio, Refrigerator, Room service, Safe in room, Telephone, Toaster, Valet service, Washing machine, full length windows, Tea and coffee making facilities. Average size 32sqm.
Deluxe King
Deluxe King Balcony offers one king bed. A roll away bed can be added for a third person (charges apply). Amenities include Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Balcony / Terrace, Bathroom amenities, Cable / Satellite TV, CD player, Color TV, Crockery / Cutlery, Disabled facilities, En-suite / Private bathroom, Hairdryer, Heating, Internet access(charges apply), Iron / Ironing board, Kettle, Kitchenette, Laundry service, Microwave oven, Mini bar, Modem / data port connection, Non-smoking rooms, Pay-per-view movies, Radio, Refrigerator, Room service, Safe in room, Telephone, Toaster, Valet service, Washing machine, Tea and coffee making facilities. Average size 32sqm.
Deluxe House
Deluxe King Harbor View offers one king bed. A roll away bed can be added for a third person (charges apply). Amenities include Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Balcony / Terrace, Bathroom amenities, Cable / Satellite TV, CD player, Color TV, Crockery / Cutlery, Disabled facilities, En-suite / Private bathroom, Hairdryer, Heating, Internet access(charges apply), Iron / Ironing board, Kettle, Kitchenette, Laundry service, Microwave oven, Mini bar, Modem / data port connection, Non-smoking rooms, Pay-per-view movies, Radio, Refrigerator, Room service, Safe in room, Telephone, Toaster, Valet service, Washing machine, full length windows, Tea and coffee making facilities. Average size 32sqm.
Deluxe Double
Deluxe Double Double Harbor View offers two double beds with Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Balcony / Terrace, Bathroom amenities, Cable / Satellite TV, CD player, Color TV, Crockery / Cutlery, Disabled facilities, En-suite / Private bathroom, Hairdryer, Heating, Internet access(charges apply), Iron / Ironing board, Kettle, Kitchenette, Laundry service, Microwave oven, Mini bar, Modem / data port connection, Non-smoking rooms, Pay-per-view movies, Radio, Refrigerator, Room service, Safe in room, Telephone, Toaster, Valet service, Washing machine, Tea and coffee making facilities. Average size 32sqm.
Superior Suite
Superior King Suite offers one king bed. A roll away bed can be added for a third person (charges apply) with Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Balcony / Terrace, Bathroom amenities, Cable / Satellite TV, CD player, Color TV, Crockery / Cutlery, Disabled facilities, En-suite / Private bathroom, Hairdryer, Heating, Internet access(charges apply), Iron / Ironing board, Kettle, Kitchenette, Laundry service, Microwave oven, Mini bar, Modem / data port connection, Non-smoking rooms, Pay-per-view movies, Radio, Refrigerator, Room service, Safe in room, Telephone, Toaster, Valet service, Washing machine, Tea and coffee making facilities. Average size 32sqm. These rooms are located on the lower floors.
Deluxe Suite
Deluxe King Suite offers one king bed and the lounge a double sleeper sofa. These suites offer space and comfort with a separate lounge. Average Size 64sqm with Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Balcony / Terrace, Bathroom amenities, Cable / Satellite TV, CD player, Color TV, Crockery / Cutlery, Disabled facilities, En-suite / Private bathroom, Hairdryer, Heating, Internet access(charges apply), Iron / Ironing board, Kettle, Kitchenette, Laundry service, Microwave oven, Mini bar, Modem / data port connection, Non-smoking rooms, Pay-per-view movies, Radio, Refrigerator, Room service, Safe in room, Telephone, Toaster, Valet service, Washing machine, Tea and coffee making facilities.

Amenities

  • Free internet
  • Airport shuttle
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Elevators
Activities
Fitness center or spa
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
24 hour room service
Services
Laundry service
Childcare Service
In-Room Safe
Tour desk
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Conference facilities
Doctor on call
Currency exchange
Internet
Free internet
Transportation
Airport shuttle
Parking
Parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities

Nearby points of interest

  • New Zealand Parliament Buildings: 0.2 mi
  • Cable Car: 0.6 mi
  • Te Papa Museum: 0.7 mi
  • Kilbirnie: 2.7 mi
  • Miramar: 3.1 mi
  • Seatoun: 4.1 mi
  • Newlands: 4.5 mi

Dining

Portlander
The unique Rydges breakfast concept sets a benchmark in breakfast dining experiences and is renowned as a 'world class' affair. As night descends, the Portlander Bar and Grill presents a unique take on the grill house concept - one which is local, seasonal, cultivated... and just a little bit wild. Offering the best cuts of quality meat prepared to perfection and a nice drop to match, it's the perfect place to eat meat and greet.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1400
Check-out:
1000

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (22)

Ratings and reviews for Rydges Wellington

Overall score

3.9 / 5
5.01.0
22 out of 22
Amenities:
4.2
Room cleanliness:
4.4
Hotel staff:
4.4
Room comfort:
4.3
Location:
4.7
Value:
3.6

77% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Rydges Wellington

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Not Provided
May 31, 2011

Fantastic experience thank you

Fantastic experience thank you.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
No rating
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Rydges Wellington

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
USBP
San Diego, CA
Apr 28, 2014

Harbor View

Call ahead for a room with a view of the harbor. Floor to ceiling windows give a spectacular view. My Wife gave it the five stars!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Walking distance from the restaurants and museum on the bayfront. 10 minute drive to the "Weta Cave"

Review of Rydges Wellington

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
bobski1
rotorua
Feb 7, 2014

rydges wellington

rydges wellington is a very modern hotel in an excellent location for access to ferries, downtown, parliament buildings and city gardens. Room was well appointed and very spacious and comfortable. hotel breakfast was one of best we've h ad at a major hotel internet extra charge was irritant

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Rydges Wellington

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
USBP
San Diego, CA
Jan 29, 2014

Best Value

Staff moved us to a harbor view room at our request. Easy walk to the museum and lots of places to eat. Great Idea to stay here on your last day on North Island before boarding a plane or ferry.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Ask the front desk for recommendations on dining, entertainment, etc.

Review of Rydges Wellington

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Norgen
Hawaii
Jan 26, 2014

Act of kindness makes a big difference

We arrived in the hotel at 10pm after a very long journey, meaning we are all exhausted, not to mention we have a 15month old, my grand son with us.The receptionist checked us in, for 2 rooms, which i reserve a few weeks ago before our arrival.He gave us rooms with different floors, I kindly asked if he can give us a rooms adjacent to each other, without checking on his computer in front of him of the possible availability, he immediately turned us down, that there's no room and I should have made a request during booking, and told me the rooms that was booked has 2 different names, i asked him anyway if he could at least check it first in the computer for room availability, instead he asked his manager to handle the situation. The manager, his name is Billie, was nice enough to check the computer and sure enough there were 2 rooms that are adjacent to each other. Please give Billie a thumbs up for his kindness and hospitality to your guests. This act of kindness is really makes a big difference, and surely recommend your hotel to others if everyone is like Billie.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Time-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Very close to the terminal and right by the water with a gorgeous view from my room.

Review of Rydges Wellington

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Ann Rocelyn
Auckland, New Zealand
Jan 18, 2014

Great hotel

Fun and good family hotel. Amenities were great and awesome!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Review of Rydges Wellington

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Business traveler Nov13
Business
Singapore
Dec 4, 2013

Well located nice hotel in Wellington

Enjoyed a nearly week long stay in at the hotel for business. Conveniently located between the central business district and the railway station, hotel has nicely (modern) decorated and furnished rooms. Staff in the hotel were friendly and responsive. Breakfast buffet offers healthy and tasty options. Only negatives for me is the high cost of WiFi internet in the rooms and too soft (for my taste) mattresses. Would definitely stay again next time business brings me to Wellington

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Rydges Wellington

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
zenzo
Business
New Plymouth
Dec 3, 2013

Dont ask the staff

Asked where to park the car , they tell me pay for valet parking $30 PER NIGHT or park on the street (but you will have to move every 2hrs ) or go find a public carpark .

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Rydges Wellington

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Jimbo G.
PA. USA
Apr 7, 2013

perfect location

reat hotel. Friendly, helpful staff. Great room. perfect location. Close to everything. An easy walk almost everywhere.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of Rydges Wellington

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Jonaeon
Business
Santa Monica Ca
Jan 19, 2013

Excelllent Location & Superb Service

There is good reason the Rydges Hotel in Wellington has won hospitality award year after year. It is the best Hotel stay in Wellington I have experience.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Rydges Wellington

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
peggyleggy
uk
Dec 22, 2012

Great For A Short Stay

Second time staying here. Not disappointed,had room on 14th floor overlooking Featherstone Street, with 2queen beds, even though I was travelling alone. Staff very helpful, and effecient, especially when assisitng with the storage of luggage. Location great for walking to most tourist attractions, harbour front etc.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Catch the airport shuttle bus from the train station. Run frequently and are quick and much cheaper than a taxi fare.

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