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Chris P.

Fantastic stay at Rydges

Phil Shearer and the team at Rydges were excellent and I highly recommend them to stay with while in Wellington Well down team outstanding

May 21, 2018

Martin, C.

Great location and friendly staff

Due to work commitments had to stay in Rydges Wellington at short notice and very late in the evening. Staff were able to accommodate in a great room at reasonable price. They even provided me with shaving kit and toothbrush/paste. ... more

May 12, 2018


Excellent staff, clean and tidy room, exceptional value for money

I traveled to the Rydges Wellington for only one night. They allowed both an early check in and a late check out as well as offering a capped taxi fare back to the airport. Travelling with children is never easy ... more

April 30, 2018

Stephen A.

Great Rugby Weekend

The staff at Rydes were very friendly and helpfull and the bar staff were excellent with the the kids and made our stay very enjoyable.

April 30, 2018

Peter M.


Not an altogether unpleasant stay,. But, you have to weigh up the cost vs expectations.At this cost, I would expect more. Not being familiar with Wellington, we paid for a harbour room view not knowing that its mostly a view ... more

April 24, 2018


Quiet and Clean

The room was tidy and double glazing made it quiet. get in early as parking is very limited, our vehicle was was parked outside for the night and vandalized.

April 24, 2018


Warm and Cosy

The hotel was warm and cosy and helpful after arriving late on a delayed flight and the weather was not the greatest. I was met with a lovely surprise of being upgraded which was really appreciated. The breakfast choice was ... more

April 12, 2018

John/joan R.

Fly/Train trip - Wellington to Auckland

We stayed two nights at Rydes because it was handy for the train station as we were travelling back home to Auckland by the Northern Explorer train. We were on the 15th floor so had a view of the harbour ... more

March 14, 2018


Brief but very pleasant stay

An overnight stay prior to catching the Northern Explorer to Auckland. Excellent location enabled us to walk around the district and enjoy the historical and cultural attractions, and a pleasant short walk to the station in the morning. Room was ... more

March 14, 2018

Vicky D.

Rydges have shown me compassion and service above and beyond.

I had to leave my bag at the Rydges after my husband was taken gravely ill in Auckland and I had to get up there quickly. After he rallied somewhat I phoned Rydges to find out how to get my ... more

March 12, 2018

Mike B.

Rydges Wellington

An excellent stay, friendly and very helpful staff, good food, pity about the tall building obscuring the harbour view. Very good value. Mike & Helen B.

March 07, 2018


As expected

The overall stay was good, except at checkout my room was charged for bar charges. The staff was able to reverse it out, but not sure how did the charges get put to my room when there is a check ... more

March 01, 2018

Paul G.

Perfect Stay

Room was nice. Staff were attentive. Location was perfect. Restaurant was nice.

March 01, 2018


Fantastic family treat

We had a wonderful family holiday at Rydges Welington. The kids loved the swimming pool and the delicious buffet breakfast - a real treat!! Very clean, modern rooms too.

February 05, 2018


Always a nice stay

Was in town meeting friends for dinner check in was easy we were put on a top floor in a very nice room. Everyone pretty helpful with time changes in the foyer offering to carry out bags etc and topped ... more

February 05, 2018

Jim G.

very good

great location for what we needed, the buffet breakfast was superb and staff very helpful. I would stay here again.

January 30, 2018

Harry R.

Great hotel

Enjoyed weekend break at this hotel. Location excellent close to all amenities. Waterfront area easy stroll. In house restaurant Porterhouse grill bar great steaks and excellent breakfast. For sure will stay here again Thanks

January 18, 2018


Lovely relaxing stay

Lovely hotel breakfast was superb! Very quiet safe and relaxing. Dinner was also divine! Well done. Only comment is pool could have been clearer early in the morning.

December 20, 2017