Guest Reviews

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“NOT what we expect of the good name of the Rydges Hotel chain. Absolutely disgusting.”

They obviously don't have a water shortage, Waited 25 minutes with the tap on to get hot water. Smelly dirty room. Chipped furniture, grout falling out of tiles. Rotten doors, lumpy beds and pillo ...

February 29, 2016



The location is great. Booked twin beds but got a super king. Bathroom has no hand rails in the shower over the bath. Can be hazardous stepping into a wet bath without hand rails.

February 28, 2016


“A perfect location”

A perfect location with views across the lake and easy walking distance from the town. A bonus was being able to leave our luggage overnight while we went on a cruise on Doubtful Sound.

February 24, 2016


“Location, room size was adequate, and view from our room”

Location, room size was adequate, and view from our room. Seriously the property needs a make over. Very dated. The size of the portions of the meals in the restaurant for the price needs a lot to be ...

February 24, 2016


“Cheap nights stay if you don't need much room”

Classy. Room was very small for a double

February 23, 2016



Patio outside the room. 416 Smelled awful and it was dirty.

February 23, 2016



Not a lot. Didnt like the heavy doors that didnt have slow self closing doors on all the rooms that bashed closed starting at 6am !!!

February 23, 2016


“It was ok”

The service & view were good. Bathroom was a bit mouldy and around the bath was rotten.

February 23, 2016


“Below Average”

Location was a two minute walk from the City. We were in room 504 and I felt like it was a bad motel, You had to walk through smelly hallway to get to your room which was a put-off. It ... more

February 23, 2016



Location is central to queenstown. Decent view if the lake. Room smelled. No fan in the bathroom. No microwave. Expensive compared to motels. Can hear construction/water pipes while trying to sleep

February 23, 2016


“Decent hotel to stay, 5 min walk from city center”

Good location, nice views and facilities. Bathroom was not very clean, wifi was not working in room

February 22, 2016


“Location, Location, Location”

Location. Internet spotty

February 22, 2016


Very good

The manager at the desk went above and beyond to assist us with a problem. He listened, offered potential solutions, and came up with a creative idea that saved the day. His name was Leo and he was fr ...

February 21, 2016



For the price paid per night, it was not comparable to boutique or luxury stay hotels around the world, was a standard room with a nice view.

February 21, 2016



Room was small. Automated entrance doors were inconvenient. Property is dated.

February 21, 2016


Good hotel in a convenient location

Good sized room with an excellent view and facilities. Staff were helpful and the location was convenient.

February 21, 2016


The room was next to a plant room and was extremely noisy I arrived at the hotel late in the evening, after a 51/2 hr drive, and went out straight away to grab a bite to eat. On my return ... more

February 21, 2016



nice location. old and outdated rooms

February 20, 2016