$125 Avg/night
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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 / 5
5.01.0
26 out of 79
Amenities:
4.1
Room cleanliness:
4.4
Hotel staff:
4.2
Room comfort:
4.2
Location:
4.6
Value:
3.7

88% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Rydges Wellington

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
unimpressed10
California, USA
Oct 4, 2011

overpriced

For a $400/nt hotel I was surprised at the very small room, no turndown service, only instant coffee in the room, and a very old tube TV.

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

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Franky22
Sydney Australia
Jul 23, 2013

Average hotel

For a 4 star hotel i expected a little more, There was no bath robes or slippers. We stayed in an apartment but had to call down to the lobby to have all kitchen equipment delivered what's up with that? The hotels bar was probably 5 star as it was very expensive $10 beers $15 glass of wine I have no problems spending money and love lashing out at times But i hate being ripped off. The hotel had no computers to use and you got free wifi for 20 mins a day anymore you had to pay for, so if thats the case have a coin operated internet so people can monitor how much there using like most hotels not at check out to find out you've blown through $250 dollars of internet use. Certainly does not carter to anyone with kids the room service food and hotel restaurant menu. Look the hotel was warm fresh sheets towels daily but for a 4 star apartment booking i guess i want more

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

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Nola
Canberra
Feb 5, 2014

not much to recommend this hotel

We have just returned from a 3 night stay at the Rydges in Wellington. Neither of us enjoyed the experience. The hotel may have been very busy over the race weekend, but for whatever reason we found that staff were slow to respond to our requests and, in one case, did the opposite of what we asked because reception failed to pass on a message to housekeeping. We were put in a small, glass-walled, north-east facing corner room that was stiflingly hot every day, something that the antiquated air conditioning unit was unable to cope with, but trying to get a blanket to replace the heavy doona required several calls to housekeeping and reception. I scarcely slept the first night, which cast a dampener over our stay. When combined with a few other petty irritants that should not have occurred in a well run establishment, our stay was less than pleasant and we certainly won't repeat it.

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

If you are in Wellington on a weekend, try to go to the Saturday and Sunday markets down near the waterfront. The Saturday market is about a 10 minute walk from Rydges, and the Sunday one (which is mostly food and edible produce) about a 20 minute walk, along side Te Papa Museum. In any case, a walk around the waterfront is a must -- it's fun and quirky.

Review of Rydges Wellington

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Little buddy
Brisbane, qld
Nov 6, 2013

no bath?

Hotel room was clean and comfortable though a little small. The hotel information said bath and there wasn't one . Had trouble with air con and room keys but staff were great when i needed a doctor late at night.

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

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Fridley, MN
Oct 23, 2009

A good facility

A good facility, good location, nice room, helpful and accomodating staff. The room was spacious and well appointed.

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

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Rhode Island
May 4, 2010

Two days in Wellington

This is a good standard Holiday Inn close to the Wellington Harbour front. We were travelling by train down from Auckland and this hotel is only short walk from the station and the shuttle to the ferry across to South Island. There are plenty of restaurants and shops close to the hotel. The hotel is modern, clean and very conveniently located. The only slight annoyance is that that this hotel is like most hotels in New Zealand that are still in the age of charging for internet access.

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

Several good places to eat on the waterfront a short walk from the hotel. It's also a short walk to the cable car up to the botanical gardens which gives a great view of the city and harbor. The walk back down through the gardens is very pleasant (a couple of hours or so round trip)

Review of Rydges Wellington

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Chicago suburb
Feb 14, 2011

Innercity Wellington hotel-nice surprise

This is an extraordinary Holiday Inn. We were first pleased by the location as it is just one block from the train station where the ferry shuttle drops off. It is also very convenient to Wellington's terrific wharf area for eating and enjoying the waterfront as well as the cable car, botanic garden, shopping, and museums. Our room had a view of the harbor with a very comfortable bed, handy kitchen area, and luxury bathroom.

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

Walk to the cable car (by McDonald's on Lambton Quay) and take it to the Wellington Botanic Gardens. This ia a vast, gorgeous park over a 100 years old and full of twists, turns, and hills with hydrangeas, roses, and venerable trees.

Review of Rydges Wellington

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
fgoetsche
berlin
Dec 9, 2012

perfect for a stay in Downtown Wellington

Rooms have enough space, big windows with a good view. Modern, central located, friendly.

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

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Travellin aussies
Central coast NSW
Mar 12, 2013

Rydges Wellington

Very nice Hotel. Comfortable room fridge, microwave makes staying easy if you want a quick breakie. Great food downstairs at Portlander. Good location.

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

try the Portlander for great steak, onion rings and ribs!

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