Guest Reviews

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Steve Brown


A superb stay, friendly helpful staff, extremely comfortable room and a superb breakfast

October 19, 2016


Enjoyed my recent stay, when you are able to relax after work it makes being away from home easier.

Check in was quick and easy. My room was ready so I could go straight up, the way it has been renovated makes it seem more welcoming somehow. I ate in the restaurant and the meal was superb. My waiter ... more

October 10, 2016

S Moorhead.

Great room, good service, easy stay.

Really enjoy staying at Rydges. I like getting a drink at the bar when I arrive, enjoying room service and sleeping well. Couple of things you could do better - I'd love to have a dressing gown to put on ... more

October 07, 2016

Michael G. Bates

Home away from home!

I cannot say enough wonderful things about the Rydges Wellington management and staff! Simon runs a great hotel! I stay 6 months out of the year and this is truly my second home. Thanks for everything! Sincerely, Michael G. Bates

October 07, 2016


It was what i expected but nothing special

The room was a little tied, the heating air conditioning just never seems to want to hold the room at the temparature you set

October 03, 2016

John Kyle

Outstanding bar facilities and good food

Have stayed here quite a bit now. Very good food and bar facility. Room is pleasant enough. Service at the higher end of what I see around NZ. Would have marked a 5 but Hotel needs a decent gym.

September 25, 2016

J Empson

A very pleasant stay

I liked the refurbished rooms, and the variety of Room Service options, which made it a very pleasant stay as usual. The staff were courteous and helpful. Especially Phil the concierge

September 12, 2016

Jeanie Hughes

My experience in staying at the Rydges Hotel is always a good one - from the moment I step in the front door to when I leave for home and step out the door.

As mentioned above, from the moment I walk in the front door of the Hotel, I am always greeted by my first name which makes me feel very welcome and very special. My accommodation on whatever floor of the Hotel ... more

September 07, 2016

Michelle Towersey

Friendly, professional service. Great food and a fabulous bed, snuggly duvet and lovely linen

Very Impressed and will definitely stay again

September 05, 2016


Another great stay

My sister and I stayed one night in Wellington as we had a function to attend at Parliament. It would have been nice to have had a room with a view, which my husband and I have had before. I ... more

September 03, 2016

Adam Butler

Great front desk team as always, but not so good in the restaurant

I stay at Rydges Wellington and Latimer Christchurch every month and know both hotels well. The front desk team at Wellington are very professional and efficient. At Christchurch I am greeted each time by Ryan and receive a personal text ... more

August 26, 2016

phil abraham

Good quality bed and linen. Nice room with size. Slow check out.

Overall very good but slow check out

August 26, 2016

Brian Young

Makes you feel at home when you arrive and the electron key is just handed over to you, not tap tap on the computer...

Creating a social table at the bar or at the dinner/ breakfast table. Save those traveling on their own, they can sit with someone and have chat. Always enjoy my stay, Thanks.

August 26, 2016

Ally Emerson

Couldnt have asked for any better

I always try to get advanced bookings for travel so I can stay with you. This time I was in a room that appeared to have been upgraded (608) The décor was classic and relaxing, the beds were really comfortable. ... more

August 26, 2016


Service was extraordinary but the food

I had a pleasant stay at Rydges this week as the people were nice. They even offered to keep the luggage for few hours without any extra cost, which was exceptional. But with the food there weren't enough options being ... more

August 26, 2016

john Doyle

Very comfortable, good check in expereince, well motivated restaurant staff

As above

August 22, 2016


Excellent location and facilities

Really enjoyed my stay. Room was well appointed, clean and comfortable. Only criticism is the menu at the Portlander restaurant. There is incredibly limited choices for non-meat eaters. Only option was to order sides or eat elsewhere. I chose to ... more

August 22, 2016

Stephen Pratt

Excellent experience with great customer service,

Nothing was too much trouble and the food at the restaurant was very impressive. One thing to look at was the wardrobe in my room (1006) which you could hardly get to due to the door not being able to ... more

August 22, 2016