$110 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Aug 29, 2014 Check-out: Aug 31, 2014

Rydges Wellington

4 stars
75 Featherston Street, Wellington, -
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.4
out of 5
79 reviews
Rydges my preferred hotel

I have children and always stay at riydges - they have a pool - new world close by - buses -... See full review

  • angen
  • Aug 11, 2014
great location

Central city hotel. Very quiet even over a weekend See full review

  • Flying Kiwi Dennis
  • Jul 6, 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 (79)

Ratings and reviews for Rydges Wellington

Overall score

4.4 / 5
5.01.0
79 out of 79
Amenities:
4.3
Room cleanliness:
4.5
Hotel staff:
4.2
Room comfort:
4.3
Location:
4.6
Value:
4.1

94% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Rydges Wellington

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Wilsons
Bay of Islands, NewZealand
Sep 29, 2013

Overall experience

We made the mistake of making two separate bookings - total three nights. When we checked in, told that we had to pack up the next day as we would be shifting rooms for the next two nights. We were upgraded the first night to a lovely one bedroom suite. We were ready to leave by 10 next morning, left bags in room and reception told us to come back at lunchtime. We arrived back at 12.30 - new staff change and said they would check to see if room ready. It was not and had to wait for it to be cleaned. When we got to the room, we had someones else bags! Back to reception to find our bags which were on a trolly with another persons name tag put on it. Room service meals were terrible which put us off going to the main dining room however the breakfast buffet was fantastic - could ask for better. We had pre purchased a room with included breakfast otherwise we would have been put off from room dinner experience. Great handy location, the wharf and railway station, parliment buildings, shopping etc. so everything very accessable on foot.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

The government 'beehive' and buildings just a few minute stroll as is the ferry to the South Island. Railway station only a few minutes as well.

Review of Rydges Wellington

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Man on the move
Auckland, New Zealand
May 27, 2013

One Night Stay

Hotel was good, although I felt the staff could have been much friendlier...... not that they were rude, but I Have had better and friendlier service from other Hotels in the area. Also noticed that a few of the spotlights around the room needed replacing

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Review of Rydges Wellington

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Casper
Tasmania
Oct 23, 2013

Four day stay

The hotel is close to railway station and supermarket in the station,also Ferry departures are not far away.It was the quiet end of town over the weekend as it is the business district.The front desk staff were very friendly and helpful.

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

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
kiwirach
Christchurch, New Zealand
Dec 28, 2011

Family overnight

Great service, helpful friendly staff. Modern, quiet room, clean facilities. Excellent stay, definitely recommend.

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

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Shirl
Ireland
Sep 25, 2012

Wonderful 3 nights' break

From the moment I arrived I met with professionalism and friendliness amongst ALL the staff. Nothing seemed to be too much trouble for them. Breakfast was superb.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
3
Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Make sure you take a walk up to the Colonial Cottage and take the tour-guide enjoys her job!!

Review of Rydges Wellington

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Sheena and Daniel
Auckland
Jul 27, 2013

Great Wellington break

We stayed in Wellington just 2 days after the quakes and even though there were a few aftershocks, this was not a concern. The Hotel staff were all really helpful and friendly. The room was well appointed, quiet and the beds very comfortable. The hotel is located in the quieter part of the city however the public transport around the city is very efficient and getting to the busier streets is easy. I do not hesitate to recommend this hotel.

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

Ombra, Te Aro and The Larder, Miramar

Review of Rydges Wellington

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Scotsgran
Scotland
Jul 25, 2012

Good for business

An ideal spot for business travel, but also fo exploring Wellington. Staff very helpful and friendly

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

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anji
Christchurch
Aug 3, 2014

Great Stay

The staff were very friendly and presentable. The room was very clean, tidy and modern, and as a bonus it was ready for us early. Beside the lobby is the hotel restaurant and bar which had very friendly staff. While we didn't have dinner, we did have breakfast, and it was great - really loved the small glass milk bottles in the fridge which you could choose from - strawberry, banana or chocolate milk. While I'm not a child, I thought it was such a great touch. The stay was great - would definitely stay there again next time!

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

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"

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