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8.4
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8.8
Excellent
Location rating score
Excellent location - 50 meters from city center
Popular neighborhood
  • Government Buildings150 m
  • Lambton Quay170 m
  • The Supreme Court of New Zealand200 m
  • Old Government Buildings200 m
  • Wellington Cenotaph200 m
  • Wellington Railway Station200 m
  • Plimmer Steps220 m
  • Bluebridge Cook Strait Ferry240 m
  • Turnbull House280 m
  • Leuven290 m
  • Free Wi-Fi

    Rydges Wellington Hotel

    75 Featherston Street, Wellington Central, Wellington, New Zealand, - See map
    "Very efficient check-in and checkout."
    Jason - January 2, 2018
    Fantastic breakfast
    90% positive mentions
    Excellent cleanliness
    8.8 rating for cleanliness
    Exceptional reputation
    Recommended by 88% of guests
    Excellent comfort
    8.6 room quality and comfort
    • 190 meters to public transportation

    • Airport transfer

    • Located in heart of Wellington

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    • Hot tub

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    Room comfort score
    8.6/10
    Review score - United States
    8.6/10
    Service score
    8.5/10
    Room size
    36 sqm.
    Better than
    98
    %
    of Wellington properties
    Better than
    96
    %
    of Wellington properties
    Better than
    94
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    Bigger than
    94
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    of Wellington properties
    Value for money8.0
    Distance to city center1 km
    Location rating8.8
    Nearest airportWellington International Airport (WLG)
    Distance to airport6.0 km

    Rooms available at Rydges Wellington Hotel

    8.6
    Excellent
    Room comfort & quality
    Deluxe King Balcony
    Deluxe King Balcony
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    • Room size: 32 m²/344 ft²
    • City view
    • 1 king bed
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    City View King
    City View King
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    • Room size: 32 m²/344 ft²
    • City view
    • 1 king bed
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    Deluxe King Bed
    Deluxe King Bed
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    • Room size: 32 m²/344 ft²
    • Ocean view
    • 1 double bed and 1 king bed
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    Superior King Suite
    Superior King Suite
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    • Room size: 64 m²/689 ft²
    • City view
    • 1 double bed and 1 king bed
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    Deluxe Twin Bed
    Deluxe Twin Bed
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    • Room size: 32 m²/344 ft²
    • Harbor view
    • 2 double beds
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    City View Double
    City View Double
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    • Room size: 32 m²/344 ft²
    • City view
    • 2 double beds
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    Superior King
    Superior King
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    • Room size: 32 m²/344 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 1 king bed
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    Special Offer - Deluxe Double or Twin Room with Harbor View
    Special Offer - Deluxe Double or Twin Room with Harbor View
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    • Room size: 32 m²/344 ft²
    • Shower and bathtub
    • 2 double beds
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    Superior Double Double
    Superior Double Double
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    • Room size: 32 m²/344 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 2 double beds
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    Run of House
    Run of House
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    • Separate shower/bathtub
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    What people love about Rydges Wellington Hotel

    • 9.6
      Exceptional
      Breakfast

      "So thank you for being thoughtful, you made my day ! The bed was so comfy, hospitality is amazing, breakfast spread is good."

      pamela

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      November 23, 2018

    • 9.2
      Exceptional

      "Very comfortable, great rooms with everything you could need."

      Brigid

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      January 2, 2018

    • 9.2
      Exceptional

      "Food at the restaurant was fantastic."

      Brigid

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      January 2, 2018

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    9.6
    Exceptional

    "The staff were very organised, professional and helpful."

    Vanessa

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    September 24, 2018

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    Most talked about facilities

    Breakfast
    23 mentions
    Housekeeping
    17 mentions
    Swimming Pool
    9 mentions
    Food & Dining
    7 mentions

    What they offer

    6.8
    Good
    Breakfast

    "Decent breakfast buffet included in the room - but ran out o..."

    Mills

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    April 3, 2018

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    Food and dining

    Restaurants on site

    Portlander Bar & Grill
    Cuisine:Local
    Menu:Buffet

    What's nearby

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    Most helpful reviews for Rydges Wellington Hotel
    Solo traveler
    Stayed 1 night in November 2018
    Superior King
    Exceptional9.6
    Amazing stayArrived in Wellington after such a disastrous day and when I’m checking in he upgraded my room because I had a bad day. So thank you for being thoughtful, you made my day ! The bed was so comfy, hospitality is amazing, breakfast spread is good. Location is so central!
    pamelafrom New ZealandReviewed November 23, 2018
    Couple
    Stayed 1 night in June 2019
    Superior Double Double
    Exceptional9.2
    ExceptionalIt's our second stay here. Great location! Breakfast is really good with lots of variety.
    Viktoriiafrom RussiaReviewed June 25, 2019
    Couple
    Stayed 1 night in January 2016
    City View King
    Excellent8.3
    RydgesRydges was what I would expect of this standard of hotel. It was very close to the train station and had a great view from our room to the harbour/Mt Victoria. Pricey, but it was to be expected on Seven's Weekend.
    Seanfrom New ZealandReviewed February 10, 2016
    Couple
    Stayed 2 nights in March 2015
    Superior Double Double
    Exceptional10.0
    Excellent and Amazing beautiful HotelWhat a beautiful hotel it is ! And how lovely is their service ! We are really pleased staying in this nice and amazing hotel. We would like to come and stay again in this lovely hotel. Thanks to all of the staffs of this hotel for their excellent services.
    Mahmudurfrom BangladeshReviewed April 02, 2015
    Solo traveler
    Stayed 3 nights in July 2014
    Superior Double Double
    Exceptional9.0
    Fantastic stayExcellent! The room is faciliated with everything you need and room looks classy. The surrounding are amazing, very quiet and at the same time close to everything. Location is near the watetfront which was a plus point! Will definitely stay here againm
    Jasminfrom SingaporeReviewed July 08, 2014

    Reviews of Rydges Wellington Hotel from real guests

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    8.6
    Excellent
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    Rating via Agoda8.4
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    Cleanliness8.8
    Facilities8.1
    Location8.8
    Room comfort and quality8.6
    Service8.5
    Value for money8.0
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    9.6
    Exceptional
    pamela from New Zealand
    Solo traveler
    Superior King
    Stayed 1 night in November 2018

    Amazing stay”

    Arrived in Wellington after such a disastrous day and when I’m checking in he upgraded my room because I had a bad day. So thank you for being thoughtful, you made my day ! The bed was so comfy, hospitality is amazing, breakfast spread is good. Location is so central!

    Reviewed November 23, 2018
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Viktoriia from Russia
    Couple
    Superior Double Double
    Stayed 1 night in June 2019

    Exceptional”

    It's our second stay here. Great location! Breakfast is really good with lots of variety.

    Reviewed June 25, 2019
    8.3
    Excellent
    Sean from New Zealand
    Couple
    City View King
    Stayed 1 night in January 2016

    Rydges”

    Location to Train station, view, comfort

    Rydges was what I would expect of this standard of hotel. It was very close to the train station and had a great view from our room to the harbour/Mt Victoria. Pricey, but it was to be expected on Seven's Weekend.

    Reviewed February 10, 2016
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Mahmudur from Bangladesh
    Couple
    Superior Double Double
    Stayed 2 nights in March 2015

    Excellent and Amazing beautiful Hotel”

    Very nice premises, Wonderful environment and Lovely rooms

    What a beautiful hotel it is ! And how lovely is their service ! We are really pleased staying in this nice and amazing hotel. We would like to come and stay again in this lovely hotel. Thanks to all of the staffs of this hotel for their excellent services.

    Reviewed April 02, 2015
    9.0
    Exceptional
    Jasmin from Singapore
    Solo traveler
    Superior Double Double
    Stayed 3 nights in July 2014

    Fantastic stay”

    Quiet surrounding but close to everything Comfy bed Lovely pool

    Excellent! The room is faciliated with everything you need and room looks classy. The surrounding are amazing, very quiet and at the same time close to everything. Location is near the watetfront which was a plus point! Will definitely stay here againm

    Reviewed July 08, 2014
    8.3
    Excellent
    Melissa from Australia
    Business traveler
    Superior King
    Stayed 2 nights in June 2014

    Great location, great breakfast”

    Comfortable bed and room, wonderful breakfast

    I stayed recently for business (2 nights). I found the hotel was very comfortable - great beds and pillows and comfortable rooms. The breakfast is also great- lots of choices. The main concern I had was on arrival, I had no where to pull my rental car into so I could check in. The car parking is valet only. I had to drive around the block twice and park down the street. I had room service for dinner both nights (as the second night I couldn't get a table in the restaurant due to it being fully booked). The service was very fast. However I was disappointed that the room service menu didn't have many of the good food choices seen in the restaurant. I ordered steak one night and asked for it medium, but it was cooked medium to well done.

    Reviewed June 22, 2014
    8.0
    Excellent
    Mohit from India
    Couple
    Superior King
    Stayed 1 night in December 2013

    Found it to be quit expensive”

    Rooms were clean

    Found it to be quite expensive Was an international hotel chain but I did not find the kind of hospitality that international chains offer Luggage was not transferred to our room - left at front desk Had a bad experience with valet as well

    Reviewed December 28, 2013
    8.3
    Excellent
    Eu from Malaysia
    Business traveler
    Superior King
    Stayed 1 night in October 2012

    Great location”

    Location

    The hotel is located in the Wellington city area. The room is spacious with a kitchenette. The room was clean, spacious and well decorated. My only grouse would be the bathroom, for it seemed old compared to the rest of the room and the water pressure was not very good. Wellington is a windy city and you can really hear the winds howling throughout the night even with all the windows sealed shut.

    Reviewed October 24, 2012
    8.0
    Excellent
    Ericia
    Business traveler
    Deluxe Twin Bed
    Stayed 2 nights in June 2011

    Nice Hotel, comfortable stay”

    great location close to the station

    accommodation was nice and location quite central. the pool were nice and had a good view of the city. the room's were spacious with amazing views. reception staff were lovely and friendly. i would definitely recommend this hotel. most importantly, it is very near to where my meeting place is. overall, it is a wonderful hotel to stay in.

    Reviewed July 04, 2011
    6.8
    Good
    Barry from Australia
    Couple
    Superior King
    Stayed 1 night in January 2019

    Breakfast chaos! ”

    Weekend breakfast was absolutely chaotic! Firstly, there was a giant queue to wait to be seated...if your party is larger than 2 you may face a long wait. Staff were working hard but still, there were items running out, no cups at the tea / coffee station etc. The queue for hot food was again ridiculous...slow and snaking around the dining room. Felt unable to make toast, get coffee etc due to the crowds around those areas. Breakfast here is not the way you want to start your day! Parking - although the hotel has parking, it is often over subscribed. The staff member checking us in was useless at describing the alternatives. They really need to do better because the only way to get overnight parking at the nearby multi storey car park is to install an app on your phone! Street parking is 2 hours max 7 days a week.

    Reviewed January 28, 2019
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Mohd from Singapore
    Solo traveler
    Superior King
    Stayed 2 nights in November 2018

    Exceptional”

    The very close proximity with the Railway Station is the main deciding factor on why I chose Rydges Wellington. Although I was a bit skeptical initially when reading descriptions of the hotel location but when I experience it myself, readers can count on me that... YES! Rydges Wellington is indeed 2 minutes of casual walk to the Railway Station but 1 MINUTE normal walking distance not only to/from the Railway Station but the beautiful Wharf. My only regret is it was a short stay . I might be back to Wellington and Rydges will again be my choice of accommodation and perhaps longer stay.

    Reviewed November 21, 2018
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Vanessa from New Zealand
    Business traveler
    Superior Double/Double
    Stayed 4 nights in September 2018

    Exceptional”

    The staff were very organised, professional and helpful. The bed was comfortable and firm and the room was cleaned to a high standard. The pool is a huge plus. Loved eating at the Portlander which is located in the hotel. We have already booked our next stay and we recommend this hotel to other business or holiday travelers.

    Reviewed September 24, 2018

    Hi Vanessa, Thank you for your feedback; we appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts. We're glad to hear you enjoyed your stay at Rydges Wellington and your time at Portlander. We look forward to your return. Kind regards, Morgan M Sales & Marketing Coordinator Rydges Wellington

    Responded October 01, 2018
    Rydges Wellington Hotel
    7.2
    Very good
    Rebecca from New Zealand
    Couple
    Superior King
    Stayed 1 night in March 2019

    Unnecessary Charges ”

    So I’ve stayed at other Rydges hotels on dozens of occasions, however unlike everywhere else, Rydges Wellington Charged me $50 just in case I used anything in the minibar (I never do) and now 2 full business days after I’ve checked out that money has still not been refunded to my credit card! I’ve never had any other hotel do this to me EVER!

    Reviewed March 05, 2019
    6.4
    Good
    John from Philippines
    Couple
    Superior Double Double
    Stayed 5 nights in April 2019

    not so happy”

    Not so ok. Undermanned. Service takes very long. Food for bfast is same everyday.

    Reviewed April 27, 2019
    6.4
    Good
    Edick from Australia
    Couple
    Superior King
    Stayed 4 nights in January 2018

    Needs help”

    First thing the staff were super helpful and friendly, we had a big room which on arrival the poor ol air couldn’t cope with the heat on the day, the room was like you in a oven. The we got down graded to a smaller room with pit any compensation. We were there for 5 days bed sheets never got changed and the last day of our stay the bed wasn’t even properly fixed just covers up and straighten up but under all of that t was how we left the night before. Hall way carpets were filthy. But gtraT restaurant and lobby over all should be a 3 star hotel, nothing specIal I spend little extra and get something better, everything is aged and tried specially the air con system.

    Reviewed January 30, 2018
    8.8
    Excellent
    Marion from Australia
    Couple
    Superior King
    Stayed 1 night in January 2018

    Excellent”

    The staff were exceptional no task was too difficult and all were so helpful, thoughtful and courteous.The hotel itself is quirky (arty)in its decoration which we did enjoy.The rooms were extremely well equipped and spacious.We also used the restaurant and found food excellent although the alcoholic beverages were a little expensive.

    Reviewed January 10, 2018
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Brigid from Australia
    Group
    Superior King
    Stayed 1 night in December 2017

    Stop ovwr”

    Quick relaxing two nights after two weeks Hostelling and camping on the road. Very comfortable, great rooms with everything you could need. Food at the restaurant was fantastic. It’s a few blocks out from the cbd but possible to walk, staff were always great and friendly. Wifi is good.

    Reviewed January 02, 2018

    Dear Brigid, Thank you for you feedback. I am so happy you enjoyed your stay with us especially our restaurant. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Thanks Brendon R

    Responded January 07, 2018
    Rydges Wellington Hotel
    8.4
    Excellent
    JD from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Superior Double Double
    Stayed 2 nights in November 2017

    Clean, confortable, convenient”

    Very close to the railway station, very efficient and helpful staff; nice sized room, clean and comfortable; good sized bathroom with nice towels; comfortable beds with nice sheets; all in all a bit expensive, but considering the 20% food and beverage discount offered to loyalty card members, it was worth it.

    Reviewed December 01, 2017
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Thomas from Australia
    Family with young children
    City View Double
    Stayed 2 nights in September 2017

    Excellent! Great location”

    Hotel located right in the centre of Wellington CBD. The room is clean and the bed is comfy. There's a indoor swimming pool and spa next to it. Our room is facing the water with good view of wellington habour. The staffs are very friend. love the breakfast here. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed October 26, 2017
    8.0
    Excellent
    Elizabeth from New Zealand
    Couple
    Superior King
    Stayed 2 nights in July 2017

    Nightmare parking”

    This hotel is fine if you don`t want car parking and most unsatisfactory if you do.We had booked this room three months earlier so was most unsatisfactory not to be able to have parking.We won`t be staying again.

    Reviewed July 18, 2017
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