$123 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

4.4 / 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

5
5.01.0
angen
new zealand
Aug 11, 2014

Rydges my preferred hotel

I have children and always stay at riydges - they have a pool - new world close by - buses - trains- we feel comfortable here - the staff are good to us Thanks rydges

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

Buy the tranz metro day pass for rail and bus covers 1 adult 1 child also gets you on airport bus - also buy 3 activity family pass - zoo - cable cars - planetarium - botanic gardens from info centre

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
Flying Kiwi Dennis
Nelson, New Zealand
Jul 6, 2014

great location

Central city hotel. Very quiet even over a weekend

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

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
SharonL
Melbourne, Australia
May 13, 2014

Great Location

Total comfort and relaxing large room, Rydges is in a perfect location, walking distance to harbour attractions, central shopping district and Parliament area. Enjoyed a delicious dinner at their restaurant & great buffet breakfast. Would stay again & highly recommend.

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

4
5.01.0
Conference goers
Business
New Zealand
Apr 30, 2014

Great one night stay for business

Rydges Wellington proved to be an excellent choice for a one night stay while in Wellington for business. My colleague and I found that this hotel provided us with the ample space and comfort. Situated conveniently at the Parliament end of town, it catered for all our needs with a quick meal after flying in, to an express continential breakfast before we started our day. From check in to check out this was a great experience all around. Staff were friendly, efficient, and helpful.

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

Business

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
Adelaide Peter
Adelaide, Australia
Feb 23, 2014

Great Location

This was a pleasant stay with friendly staff in a well located property that was clean and had all the amenities you would wish for.

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

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

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.

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