Guest Reviews

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Rachael Hawea-Kete

Great facilities and location for my needs, but some of the staff could do with being more helpful and happy.

I was put into a room down the end with the disability bathroom - not impressed as I would have thought being a priority guest member and having stayed a number of times this year that I would be placed ... more

December 18, 2016

Scott McLean

Quality rooms with personalized service.

I am a GHA member and was grateful for the personalized service I received from Phil Shearer and his team. Rooms were great and I look forward to a return visit.

December 13, 2016


Tried and True

I always dependable service that I have become used to when I stay here. Great service and facilities.

December 12, 2016



Excellent stay lovely big room 1016 with balcony! The feather pillow that was placed on my bed was amazing! (I believe on my profile I have a request for a balcony room & feather pillow!) Friendly staff too! Definitely recommend ... more

December 12, 2016


Perfect location for what we wanted to do

Stayed for a long weekend, mainly for the Keith Urban concert. We always stay in Rydges hotels where possible. The room (deluxe harbour view) was clean and spacious, although 1) we have difficulty climbing into a bath to have a ... more

December 07, 2016

Paula Phillips

Awesome Customer Service

We only stayed for one night , but the customer service we received was amazing. The guy at the counter was very helpful and personable.

December 06, 2016

Sarah Wallbank

Great location, little details

Love this hotel. This is my 4th stay. Small details like having the full range of sky channels, free fast wifi, delicious food and room service, balcony, I pod dock and so on. All close to the centre.

December 06, 2016

T walters


Busy night in restaurant had to go elsewhere as hour and a half wait , good for you

December 06, 2016

Diana P

Everything and everyone was absolutely amazing.

First of all your receptionist was very friendly and even upgraded us to the top floor room with a better view. The room was immaculate and the view of the harbour was breathtaking. The hotel was quiet so we were ... more

November 30, 2016

Stephen Berry

Dependable comfort

I stay at the Rydges because it has well appointed rooms, great location and the bar/restaurant facilities that I like to use. The staff are always friendly. My last stay was a bit special as it was my 25th stay ... more

November 24, 2016

Beryl Kelly


friendly attentive staff who go out of their way to welcome you and make you feel at home.

November 20, 2016

John Rimmer

Nice bed and sheets, but the Chomp beer was too expensive!

Reception area is a bit small too, overall nice hotel, I've not tried the spa facilities yet, maybe next time!

November 14, 2016

Elizabeth Macaulay

Excellent service, lovely room and super comfy bed

As always your staff were excellent - friendly and efficient for check in and out. Great food at the restaurant. Rooms very clean and well presented. Great experience as always. Thank you.

November 12, 2016

Daniel and Ann Evans

Convenient and comfortable.

Breakfast was very good with excellent choices. Room was always clean. Staff friendly. The only complaint we have was the dinner in the restaurant last Monday evening. It was busy and difficult to attract the waitress' attention to make a ... more

November 12, 2016


Great place to stay in Wellington

I'm a regular in Wellington and my pick of places to stay would have to be Rydges. It's modern, friendly and a great location in the CBD. The Portlander is a great place to dine and reasonably priced. Highly recommended

November 12, 2016



Nothing is ever a problem, always helpful always consistent

November 12, 2016

G. Finekaso


I was surprised to see the kitchen facilities in the room. Great touch! Loved the luxurious bed and pillows. Quality room amenities. Great staff. Room service with a smile :)

November 07, 2016

Kim Leuila

Pleasant enough

View was nice which is the first time I have had a view from a Rydges hotel room. Central location of hotel in Wellington is convenient.

November 06, 2016