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The Thorndon Hotel Wellington by Rydges

3.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

My partner and I spent last night at the thorndon hotel. We were more than happy with what was on offer for what we paid. Nice comfy bed, good shower and awesome breakfast. Close to most things which was great. Would definitely stay again.

Couldn’t have asked for more from my stay - food was outstanding with amazingly friendly service and very comfortable and clean rooms. I also utilised the off site gym which was an added bonus of the stay. Would definitely stay again and would recommend to anyone

Room not clean. Carpet is coming away from the wall, pain is flaking. No toilet paper. Staff disinterested at best. Room not serviced either day despite request. Food was poor. This quality of this hotel was not worth the savings.

I had booked via expedia for a stay from 28th Dec to 1st January. My booking stated that I was entitled to free breakfast and a rollaway bed in my room. Upon checkingin, I was told by the duty manager that free breakfast was not included in my booking and the room I had booked ws too small to include a roll away bed. After producing the booking record, we were finally provided free breakfast bu no roll away bed. We requested a change of towels on the 29th and 30th of december but got no service. The stairs of the hotel were filthy with dust and dead moths, there was rubbish in the lift as well. Photos attached.

We had a great experience at this hotel. For the room rate we received we were more than happy. Clean room, high pressure shower, with comfy bed. The staff were very friendly and accommodating with a trundler bed for toddler arranged short notice and keeping breakfast going after cut off with us late down. I couldn’t fault it at that price point. Room size as you’d expect in NYC at 3 star level. One peculiarity that won’t impact many people - door frames are low at 6’4” - if you are tall, mind your head!

Had a room on the top floor it was not one that had been renovated so was a bit dated. Was facing motorway and could hear traffic. Bed was good and bathroom adequate. Staff friendly. Location walking distance to shops. Bus stop close.

stayed last night..first impression room seemed nice enough...yeah na...three people, two very small coffee cups and 2 glasses. Rubbish under the bed, old coffee ring stain on the table, sticky mess by the fridge door, enuff dust to kill any bunnies stone cold dead!! stain on the pillow ,no towels in room....bit of a downer on our trip. wouldn't stay again....ending on a positive..bed was comfy.

This is a slightly odd little Hotel. It’s OK but it’s certainly not luxury. Location wise there are some up sides. Has free parking for hotel guests and a reception area and breakfast that is quite OK. The Bar and meals are also acceptable in a 3 Star Hotel style. All good. The rooms are where things get a bit less than average. They are OK ish but the horror show is in the bathroom. These are below average, boxy old showers suited to a Beach Bach but not a city Hotel. Overall it’s probably a case of value for money. But don’t expect too much luxury or romance from a stay at this place.

Small, zero amenities, I'm not sure of the room rates in Wellington however do not be taken in by the Rydges name. This is in no way a Rydges property. I would've been better served in a hostel. Only positive is free wifi. Luckily my stay is short. Oh and it's loud and unfriendly.

I have stayed in Wellington a few times now and this is the quietest room I have found, it might have been the time of the year as the students had finished or maybe because it was a bit further out. Close to the beehive, ferry terminals and stadium and less than 30 mins walk to Cuba st.

24 Hawkestone St Wellington

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to St Paul's Cathedral and Old St Paul's
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Fitness center

The Thorndon Hotel Wellington by Rydges places you within a 5-minute walk of popular attractions such as St Paul's Cathedral and Old St Paul's. This 108-room, 3.5-star hotel has a restaurant along with conveniences like free in-room WiFi and a fitness center. Centrally located in Wellington, the hotel is also a short walk from Beehive and Old Government Buildings.


Enjoy a bite to eat at the hotel's restaurant, or relax with a drink at the bar/lounge. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service, or get a quick energy boost at the coffee shop/café. Buffet breakfast is offered for a fee each morning from 6:30 AM to 9:30 AM.


All 108 recently renovated rooms feature refrigerators, coffee makers, and free weekday newspapers. 32-inch TVs come with satellite channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms have hair dryers and free toiletries. Phones, ironing boards, and desks are also available.

Property features

Renovated in 2013, The Thorndon Hotel Wellington by Rydges offers a fitness center, free WiFi in public areas, and 5 meeting rooms. Self parking is available for NZD 15 per day. Multilingual staff at the front desk are standing by 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this family-friendly hotel include a conference center, a business center, and a computer station.

Room options

Superior Room, 1 Queen Bed

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Superior Room, 1 King Bed

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Standard Twin Room

Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Standard King

Queen 1 | Sleeps 3

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

55% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 671 reviews