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Rydges Auckland
Ranked #12 of 66 Hotels in Auckland Central
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 30 November 2013

Located centrally this is not only in a prime position, but is well managed and staffed. We spent two nights here at the end of our tour. On arrival staff were extremely helpful and very efficient. We had 2 rooms both of which were well maintained and in excellent order. Our only reservation is in the lift, staff appear through a service door and as quickly disappear, maybe they should just speak it would feel less spooky. Breakfast for such a large hotel is very good, all fresh and kept that way throughout the meal time. There is a cafe bar located near the foyer, which is just right for meeting people. The manager was exceptionally efficient and helpful to us on the last day, arranging a taxi and storing our cases whilst we did a final exploration of the city. Nothing seems too much trouble for this busy hotel.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Rydges_Auckland, General Manager at Rydges Auckland, responded to this reviewResponded 12 December 2013

Thank you for the lovely words relating to all the staff at Rydges Auckland, they do truly love to help and interact with all our guests and I will be sure to pass on your comments to them, they will be thrilled they made such an impact on your stay.
I hope your next stay with us is not too far away as we would love to give you another great Rydges Auckland experience.
Warm regards,
Quenton

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Reviewed 30 November 2013

We stayed here for two nights and it was a comfortable stay. Although we didn't see much of Auckland The Rydges is conveniently located in the heart of the city center. It is about 3 blocks from the Sky Tower and about two blocks away from the main street. The room we stayed in was facing the apartment building next door and so close you could see into the apartments, which of course meant that they could see into our room as well. We waved and they waved back. Then we closed the curtains and kept them closed for our privacy. All in all it was a nice hotel with great food, comfort and cleanliness.

Room Tip: Rooms on the west side lack privacy.
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  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Rydges_Auckland, General Manager at Rydges Auckland, responded to this reviewResponded 12 December 2013

I am so pleased you found Rydges Auckland to be convenient and comfortable for your 2 nights with us, it was great having you here. The location of the hotel is fabulous with only being a block away from the Sky Tower and casino and a few minutes walk down to the Viaduct for great waterfront restaurants and ferries across to Devonport and Waheke Island.
I hope the next time you stay with us you can experience more of the city; I hope this isn’t too far away as we would love to welcome you back soon.
Quenton

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Reviewed 29 November 2013

Just stayed one night and overall it was a good experience. Location is excellent for all sort of reasons like proximity to the Viaduct harbour and Devenport ferries, shopping and the entertainment hub of Sky City Hotel and Casino- only 200 metres up the road. If you are a "foodie" this is restaurant heaven with a great array of eateries within a few hundred metres. You have the Likes of Al Brown and Peter Gordons restaurants with 5 minutes with a raft of other high end restaurants such as the new Japanese themed Ma Su. Its not all top range stuff with plenty of other family priced eateries everywhere.
Hotel staff were friendly and helpful. We had a nice room on the 11th floor with awesome harbour view. Only compaint the room smelt a little damp.

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  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Rydges_Auckland, General Manager at Rydges Auckland, responded to this reviewResponded 12 December 2013

Rydges Auckland is located in ‘foodie heaven’ as you mentioned with so many fantastic restaurants so close by, including of course our wonderful stk Lounge Bar and Restaurant within the hotel. With so many options so close you will have come and stay a bit longer next time to truly get the total food experience.
Thank you for your review and I am so pleased you loved your view and found the staff friendly and helpful.
Looking forward to your next stay,
Quenton

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Reviewed 29 November 2013

we reached auckland from india by a monster 33 hour route (via hong kong) and reached auckland by a 1330 flight. we reached the hotel by around 1445-1500.
after reaching we were told that the room is still not ready.
after waiting for around 30 minutes our room was given to us.
we were staying at the top floor.
the view was very good. the bed smooth and all other amenities that you expect from a hotel were present.
the location of the hotel is excellent and with close proximity to the city center (and near to sky towers) it was very well situated.
the breakfast was elaborate but had very limited vegetarian option. for someone like me who does not eat fish/ meat or egg, the choice was limited.
but the quality of breakfast was good and overall it was nice.
the worst part was that i had booked a budget car rental which was to be delivered to the hotel 10:00 on the morning.
i went to the reception at around 9:45 and was informed that a form of budget was there which i filled. i had asked them to inform as soon as the car arrives (since i was went for my breakfast).
i got no call from them, and at around 1100 i called up budget.
to my horror i was told that they had come to the hotel, but could not locate the guest and went back.

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  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Rydges_Auckland, General Manager at Rydges Auckland, responded to this reviewResponded 12 December 2013

Wow, 33 hours of travelling sounds absolutely exhausting! I apologise for the slight delay in getting into your room but I am pleased you found everything comfortable and what you would expect from a hotel – it’s always nice to finally put your bags down and relax.
Thank you for your suggestions regarding breakfast, I will most definitely discuss with the team and see where we can make some changes and additions.
I hope your time in New Zealand was just wonderful and I hope we have the pleasure of welcoming you back to Rydges Auckland very soon.
Warm regards,
Quenton

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Reviewed 29 November 2013

The Rydges hotel in central Auckland is exactly what anyone visiting a city with an organized group would like. Located in the heart of downtown Auckland, just couple of blocks from the citi's Sky Tower and its adjacent Skycity and casino it is unbelievably convenient. Rooms are nice and spacious and the breakfast quite rich, although they should be more health conscious, offering totaly "vegetables free" one.WI-FI is free.A tip to our readers: there is a "seven mart" convenient store just a block away (corner of Federal and Victoria streets) and a full size Countdown supermarket a little further on Victoria.

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  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled with friends
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Rydges_Auckland, General Manager at Rydges Auckland, responded to this reviewResponded 12 December 2013

Yes, our location is in a fabulous position in the city, so close to Queen St shopping, a block away from the casino and Sky Tower and only a few minutes walk down to the Viaduct, I am glad you found this convenient too.
Thank you so much for your review and I hope your organised tour around the city was fantastic. I hope to see you again very soon.
Quenton

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Reviewed 28 November 2013

This was a very nice hotel to stay at. I will return.

The entry and reception experience was good with the foyer and ground level bar and eating areas showing good clean design and the hotel had a nice 'edgy' look and feel.

The room was just as nice. I was on level 5 and I guess was lucky to get a corner room. The room was very nicely presented with a good spot to put the laptop, plenty of room for clothes, a nice bed and an equally nice bathroom with separate wash area and twin nozzle shower (one removable and the other a large square nozzle from the ceiling.

Airconditioning was easy to operate and adjust to just the way you like it.

oh yes ... FREE WIFI !! a big win.

Check out the pictures. Quite nice.

Another nice treat was (as I was a late arrival) the bed had been turned down and left me with some nice chocolates as well as a pleasant comment/quote from a famous person underneath. It's little and nice touches like this where you know the hotel values their customers.

Breakfast was nice although a little expensive being at close to $30 for the full breakfast and still charging you for a cappuccino as an extra. The continental was still pretty expensive and was only $6 cheaper than the full option. They only had scrambled eggs as the only egg option as well but the breakfast bar was stocked with a wide range of cereal, pastries, toast, cheeses, fruit, breads, spreads and drinks.

Service was very friendly and courteous. No problem was too hard to serve.

It was a wide range on room pricing and with some booking sites said there were no rooms and I ended up getting a great price for rooms at this hotel using otel . com

I'll be back. This was a good place which was close to the CBD and not far from the viaduct district as well.

Room Tip: 513 was a corner room. There is a high-rise unit facing the hotel on the west side so you need to b...
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  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled on business
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Rydges_Auckland, General Manager at Rydges Auckland, responded to this reviewResponded 12 December 2013

It was fantastic to have you stay with us and I am so pleased you greatly enjoyed your time with us. You touched on a few things many of our guests rave about including the free WIFI which of course as you said is a huge bonus; also the bathrooms which have all just been re-furbished this year with brand new showers. The rooms are very well laid out for a great working or relaxing environment so I am glad you found this too.
I am very much looking forward to welcoming you back to Rydges Auckland very soon.
Kind regards,
Quenton

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Reviewed 26 November 2013

A very good hotel with friendly helpful staff. Only had one night and didn't eat in restaurant but prices look reasonable and nice decor.
Room very pleasant with a lovely bed.
Overall very happy to stay here as so close to city and opposite Sky City.
A pleasant walk to the Viaduct area and many restaurants and a cruise ship in port if you are lucky.

Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Rydges_Auckland, General Manager at Rydges Auckland, responded to this reviewResponded 12 December 2013

Thank you for taking the time to review your nights stay with us at Rydges Auckland, it was great to have you here and I hope the next time you stay you are able to try out a great meal in our stk Lounge Bar and Restaurant – the food is fantastic!
Looking forward to seeing you again,
Quention

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Address: 59 Federal Street, Auckland Central, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland > Auckland Central
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#11 Business Hotel in Auckland Central
#11 Luxury Hotel in Auckland Central
#15 Family Hotel in Auckland Central
#18 Romantic Hotel in Auckland Central
Price Range: £110 - £274 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Rydges Auckland 4.5*
Number of rooms: 267
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Accommodation and Breakfast packages available; Long stay Accommodation prices available; Modern furnishings and fittings; Complimentary Newspapers;100% Non smoking; For genuine caring hospitality and service please contact Rydges Auckland. ... more   less 
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