"Everyone really enjoyed themselves - or as much as they can at a workshop. Received lots of positive feedback on the food - the biscuits in particular and also the venison yorkshire puddings (my personal favourite I think I ate about 5). Will definitely keep Rydges in mind for our next one." - Loren January 2013
"I am emailing in regards to the fantastic service that was received from Christine and the rest of the Rydges team for a wedding that I helped organise and was held on Saturday 6th October. Christine assisted myself and the Bride and Groom with the organising and each and everytime I dealt with her she was extremely professional and well organised. Even though our event was small the day went off without any hiccups. The team on the night were fantastic also and I have had so many compliments from guests that said they would use the venue as the service and food was absolutely amazing. Thank you again especially you Christine for making the day even more special for not only me but my family as well." - Vicki, October 2012
"Thank you so much for everything. The day went very smoothly - the room was great, the food was great and everyone was happy with how things went. I also appreciated the extra attention and quick response regarding extra coffee in the morning and the printer for the whiteboard later on. Please also pass on our thanks to AV media for the whiteboard - very much appreciated." - Emily, September 2012
"The feedback from delegates that I have had so far - and there has been an unusually large amount - has all been positive. Not only about the conference content but equally for the venue, the facilities and the staff. And it's the latter that's mainly why I write this email. To thank you and all the Rydges staff we dealt with before and especially during the conference for your professionalism, helpfulness, prompt replies etc etc. They were all most appreciated. It gave me as the organiser a lot of confidence that all was going to be just fine. And it was! But it was during the conference that I and those helping me were most impressed with the people we dealt with.
Yourself, Sam, Ruj, Carl (and Emma), the chefs and his/her assistants, the staff that assisted during the dinner… I can honestly say you and they were the most helpful, pleasant, willing and able people I have dealt with or experienced at a conference (and I've been to a few of them in my lifetime). I'd be very surprised if from among you and your team there are not a few top managers in the hospitality industry in years to come.
You all give the genuine impression you enjoy your work and that nothing was too much trouble. You all really helped enhance our delegates' conference experience. And your chef's sumptuous in-house-cooked hot biscuits were a winner!
So my very sincere thanks to you and all your excellent team (sorry if I've missed naming some but I mean ALL of them). They all helped so much to make our Wellington conference one of the best, if not the best ever!" Errol, September 2012
"The meeting today was terrific, the venue was perfect and the catering and service was lovely, many thanks. We look forward to coming back at some stage." - Niki, August 2012
"We had a great weekend. Our conference was an extremely productive one and the venue was great. Ruj was very attentive and nothing was too much trouble - please thank him for his help, on our behalf. We have had some great feedback from our customers about the accommodation, and the restaurant food was just fabulous. We will certainly be back for our next Wellington trip." - Sharon, July 2012
"Our event went really well and our guests certainly did enjoy staying at the Rydges. Thank you and your staff for ensuring everything went so smoothly - we really appreciate it. The hotel was fantastic, and a great location for our needs. We will be sure to consider the Rydges again next time we hold such an event." - Branwen, June 2012
"I just wanted to let you know how impressed I was this morning while using your venue for our Assessment Centre. Your whole team was so welcoming and provided such excellent service, well above and beyond expectations. Special mention to Sam who was onto the coffees for us the moment we arrived... (trust me it's the small things that make our lives easier!). Also, for our candidate experience having such accommodating and welcoming front desk staff goes a long way. Thanks again and I won't hesitate to recommend your venue in the future." - Emma, May 2012
"We recently held our wedding at the Rydges Hotel in Wellington, we were so thrilled with everything they did. They were very accommodating and nothing was too much trouble depsite things being added in at the last minute. They did a fantastic job of making our day very special. We would like to thank the Rydges Hotel in Wellington, especially Karl and Christine who worked so hard to get every detail just the way we wanted it. We would be happy to recommend the hotel to anyone looking for a wedding venue." - Michelle & Bryden, April 2012
"Rydges Wellington - what a rebirth of a brand. Talk about breaking the mould if you thing you know Rydges, then think again, modern stylish décor, slick alternative staff and room amenities excellent and true New Zealand hospitality, thoroughly recommended. Julie White the Conference Sales Manager is a true professional that understands hospitality and the MICE market." - Wayne, March 2012
"My stay at the Rydges Wellington was flawless. The hotel well appointed and stylish, and the staff attentive and personable. Both Julie, Simon and the team there exceeded all previous expectations of the Rydges brand - their enthusiastic, professional and positive approach make not just your stay but building a business relationship an absolute pleasure." - Hannah, March 2012
"Rydges have done a fantastic job facilitating our requirements and made our employees feel welcome." - Jess, December 2011
"We utilise Rydges Wellington on a number of different occasions throughout the year and always find the property to be accommodating." - Janelle, August 2011
"Firstly I want to commend the staff for being absolutely wonderful. Nothing was too much trouble and they used a lot of initiative in assisting and helping us and the delegates. It was great having the lunch downstairs - it was very well received. The coffee barista upstairs was also excellent. Your venue is great and we would like to use it again." - Jan, August 2011
"Our event was fantastic - thank you for all your hard work and support. The delegates were hugely impressed with the venue and the service you provided. They are still raving about the packed lunches!" - Kate, August 2011
"It makes a world of difference to my job knowing that the Rydges team work seamlessly to ensure everything goes smoothly." - Valda, August 2011