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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed yesterday NEW

While the bed was clean, comfortable and large, the room was tiny. It had no aircon and the windows only managed to convey the noise from the nearby busy trunk road. Room wasn't the cleanest I'd ever seen either. Old doesn't have to mean poor condition. Insufficient china & cutlery for 2 pax. Very disappointed; expected more from a hotel...

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Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

They have very good food. Good pricing and a kids meal for $12 includes drink main and desert you cant beat that. We enjoyed our meal and experience. Our waiter Bradley was very freindly and helpfull in fact i would say he is one of the best i have ever had is should be a role model for the rest...

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wellingtonhotels, General Manager at The Thorndon Hotel Wellington by Rydges, responded to this review

Dear Jlay712, Thank you for your awesome feedback and I will be sure to pass it onto Bradley. Regards Jeff

Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

Nope. My door was opened in the middle of the night.... Signs that people had been in after I had checked in and put my luggage into the room. The drilling team commenced work before 7 am. 20 min to check in, 20 min to check out. Tried to charge me twice (paid online, wanted me to pay again at...

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wellingtonhotels, General Manager at The Thorndon Hotel Wellington by Rydges, responded to this review

Dear DebbieJ, Thank you for your feedback and apologies the service was not up to our usual standard. If you could contact me personally that would be great as I am unaware of any early drilling or any unauthorised access into a room. Regards Jeff

Greymouth, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I had a lovely quiet room, the shower and bed were sooo good. Dinner and breakfast in the restaurant was lovely. The staff on counter and in the restaurant were friendly, helpful and professional with just the right mix of enjoyable banter. Will stay again and recommend to anyone.

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wellingtonhotels, General Manager at The Thorndon Hotel Wellington by Rydges, responded to this review

We really appreciate the feedback mumsuperior. Looking forward to seeing you on your next trip to Wellington Regards Jeff

Auckland
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Fairly spacious room. All required facilities. Great views. Bed was comfy. Good lighting. Was able to read in bed. Good size bathroom and bench to stand toiletries. Great breakfast options included in room tariff. Good value for price. Room needs minor repainting, Needs mirror by shaving point. Corridor carpets dated. Shower needs cold/hot sticker.

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wellingtonhotels, General Manager at The Thorndon Hotel Wellington by Rydges, responded to this review

Dear Auckland trammie, Thank you for your feedback on TA. we are glad you enjoyed your stayover and we hope to see you on your next visit to the capital. Regards Jeff

Keighley, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We booked a Superior King room at the Thornden for 3 of us. The room was basic to say the least with poor quality fixtures and fittings and not superior in any way. On arrival we found a half empty bottle of fruit juice in the refrigerator. This was reported to staff who commented that it must be one of...

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel was only supposed to be a stopover before catching the ferry to the South Island and it was sufficient but no more. The room was small and unremarkable. The corridors were untidy and generally not nice. The staff were friendly however.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to Wellington for the Gn'R concert at the caketin (Westpac Trust Stadium), this hotel is a 15 minute walk from the stadium so great location. Same time to walk to top of Lambton Quay, Welly cbd. All staff very helpful and friendly. Good meals in the restaurant. Room was a bit dated, but hotel is being renovated so assume...

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Staff were super friendly and helpful. The rooms were small but clean and tidy with a comfortable bed and linen. Breakfast was well laid out and fresh. Would definitely come back here next time we visit.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

close to beehive and town the bed was to be a king but it was just two singles put together room was not clean very good dirt all over the walls walked in to the room when house keeping as cleaning and not change of sheets or any think, also the housekeeping was cleaning the cups and the cutlery in...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Refrigerator in room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The recently upgraded Thorndon Hotel Wellington - by Rydges is located on the doorstep to the CBD and on the edge of the Government and Corporate precincts of Thorndon. The hotel is the closest hotel to Westpac Stadium providing the best location for all your sporting, concerts and major events. The hotel offers FREE WiFi throughout the building. The Thorndon Hotel Wellington - by Rydges prides itself in providing excellent facilities and all rooms are light, comfortable and fresh. With the back drop of Wellington's famous beautiful hills choose between panoramic views of the Harbour, City Skyline or overlook New Zealand's oldest and historic suburb Thorndon. The Hotel is perfect for both the business, conference and leisure traveler. When staying at The Thorndon Hotel Wellington - by Rydges, the CBD, Lambton Key, bus, train and ferry terminals, Parliament Buildings, Government offices and Botanical Gardens are all on your doorstep. Nothing is better than being accommodated by a hotel which has everything at its feet. Guests of The Thorndon Hotel Wellington - by Rydges can also enjoy complimentary access to city fitness and competitive pricing for off street car parking. Try our tantalising menu in Glasshouse Restaurant or relax and unwind in Glasshouse Bar. With contemporary cuisine and a beautiful setting overlooking established gardens Glasshouse Restaurant & Bar is perfect for all your dining occasions. Open for Breakfast and Dinner 7 days a week why go anywhere else? Additionally our conference rooms have natural light, air-conditioning, sound proof interconnecting doors and can seat 2 - 150 people. The Thorndon Hotel Wellington - by Rydges is a 3 Star Plus Qualmark Rated Hotel and has an Enviro-Silver rating. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Thorndon Hotel Wellington by Rydges

Address: 24 Hawkestone St | Thorndon, Wellington 6011, New Zealand (Formerly Kingsgate Hotel Wellington)
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Greater Wellington > Wellington
Price Range: €77 - €186 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Thorndon Hotel Wellington by Rydges 3.5*
Number of rooms: 108
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“A room facing away from the main road into Wellington”
 of 5 bubbles PunkinTT, 22 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Better views higher up, but it depends if you are going to be in there a lot as to whether that holds a great deal of importance.”
 of 5 bubbles mumsuperior, 19 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Had a corner room on the 4th level.”
 of 5 bubbles AucklandTrammie, 18 Feb 2017 | Read review
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“Don't bother.”
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