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The Thorndon Hotel Wellington by Rydges, Wellington

3.5-starOfficial New Zealand Rating provided by Qualmark®
24 Hawkestone StThorndon, Wellington6011New Zealand

Family hotel with restaurant, near St Paul's Cathedral
  • Free WiFi
Good7.2
WiFi
Good internet service
Value for money
Best value for money
Comfort
More comfort would be nice
Cleanliness
Could use a good cleaning
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The Thorndon Hotel Wellington by Rydges, Wellington

from $70
  • Superior Room, 1 Queen Bed
  • Standard Queen
  • Superior Room, 1 King Bed
  • Standard Twin Room
  • Standard King

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 108 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 9 floors

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 2 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
  • Express check-in/out

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others

Children

  • Babysitting/childcare *

Pets

  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms

Transportation

Parking

  • Self parking (limited) *

  • RV/bus/truck parking *

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Taking the kids?
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
Food and drink
  • Buffet breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Room service (during limited hours)
Things to do
  • Fitness facilities
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Golf lessons available nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Free use of nearby fitness center
Working away
  • Business center
  • Conference space
  • Meeting rooms 5
  • Conference space size (feet) - 3229
  • Conference space size (meters) - 300
  • Conference center
  • Computer station
Services
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
Facilities
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built 1988
  • Elevator/lift
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas
Accessibility
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower

In the room

Home comforts
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • 32-inch TV
  • Premium TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free weekday newspaper
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator
More
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features

Dining

Glasshouse Restaurant - This restaurant specializes in local cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available. Happy hour is offered. Reservations are required. Open daily.

Recreation

On Site

  • Fitness facilities

Nearby

  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Golf lessons available nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Sailing nearby

Awards and affiliations

Green / Sustainable Property
This property participates in Qualmark, a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.

The Thorndon Hotel Wellington by Rydges, Wellington’s small print

Also known as

  • Kingsgate Hotel Wellington
  • Kingsgate Wellington
  • Kingsgate Wellington Hotel
  • Wellington Kingsgate
  • Thorndon Hotel Wellington Rydges
  • Thorndon Hotel Rydges
  • Thorndon Wellington Rydges
  • Thorndon Rydges

Policies

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Parking height restrictions apply.

Optional extras

Onsite credit card charges are subject to an extra charge

Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge of NZD 20

Self parking costs NZD 15 per day

RV/bus/truck parking is available for an extra charge

Rollaway beds are available for NZD 35.0 per night

Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of NZD 25 for adults and NZD 12 for children (approximately)

Babysitting/childcare is available for an extra charge

We have included all charges provided to us by this hotel. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

What’s around The Thorndon Hotel Wellington by Rydges, Wellington

Landmarks

  • Heart of Wellington
  • St Paul's Cathedral - 5 min walk
  • Old St Paul's - 5 min walk
  • Beehive - 8 min walk
  • Old Government Buildings - 10 min walk
  • Wellington Cable Car - 16 min walk
  • Westpac Stadium - 21 min walk
  • Carter Observatory - 22 min walk

Getting around

  • Wellington (WLG-Wellington Intl.) - 16 min drive
  • Paraparaumu (PPQ) - 41 min drive
  • Wellington Station - 9 min walk
  • Wellington Kaiwharawhara Station - 29 min walk
  • Johnsonville Raroa Station - 8 min drive
  • Self parking (surcharge)
  • Limited parking
  • RV, bus, and truck parking (surcharge)

Recent reviews

Good 7.2 From 411 reviews

The Thorndon Hotel Wellington by Rydges, Wellington
Good6.0
Superficial facelift doesn't match the high prices
I have stayed here many times before but this is the first time in a new renovated room. Very disappointing given it carries the name "by ridges". The rooms have just had new paint, carpet, and new furniture. This is good but very superficial. In reality it's no different to the old Kingsgate. The ceiling is still roof tiles like an office building and the soundproofing between rooms is poor. The television reception is average and with limited channels. The restaurant menu (especially the room service) is basic and long overdue for an update. Overall this is a cheap hotel with a facelift, and high prices thanks to the Ridges branding. Basic rooms can get up to and beyond $200 a night when it's busy. Defiantly look else where if your paying from your own pocket.
A Traveler, us1 night trip
The Thorndon Hotel Wellington by Rydges, Wellington
Good6.0
Lobby much better than room
The lobby, dining room, and bar have received all the upgrades. The rooms leave a LOT to be desired No a/c, hall carpets are in terrible condition - every seam was torn on our floor Saw very little of Wellington, got in late, ate food from a new world grocery store which was very close by(a real plus), seemed too far from any activity going on
michael, us1 night trip
The Thorndon Hotel Wellington by Rydges, Wellington
Poor2.0
Choose another hotel
Very unhappy with this hotel. Room was very dirty throughout. We were placed on a floor that is under construction. Only really positive point is that it’s close to the ferry to the South Island.
A Traveler, us1 night trip
The Thorndon Hotel Wellington by Rydges, Wellington
Good6.0
Poor parking & location is a let down!
Offered a very small room - so complained & was given then a room for disabled persons. Not really enough staff & impossible parking!! Glasshouse restaurant in Hotel was quite good - serving quality food. Not good location - as got taxi into city centre. Did not want to move car - as probably would not have got a place on our return.
Diann, us2 night romance trip
The Thorndon Hotel Wellington by Rydges, Wellington
Exceptional10.0
Great hotel
Perfect hotel and location for our needs. Really enjoyed staying here and will return
Jenny, us4 night family trip

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The Thorndon Hotel Wellington by Rydges, Wellington

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