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“Best Value in Auckland” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Rydges
Ranked #15 of 68 Hotels in Auckland
Certificate of Excellence
Mackay
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Best Value in Auckland”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2010

I cannot praise this hotel highly enough. Beautiful rooms with a fabulous harbour view, very clean, comfy beds, PERFECT location close to SkyTower and a short walk down to the harbour, lots of restaurants nearby and convenience store opposite. Breakfast buffet was the best we had in NZ! Even though we had 2 boys (aged 7 & 6) and my husband and I sharing 2 double beds the room didnt feel cramped at all and there is plenty of storage room for luggage. The staff are incredible, so nice and always smiling, one of the girls at reception even booked a harbour cruise for me. Nothing was too much trouble for any of them. Well done guys I'll be recommending this hotel to everyone!

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled with family
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Thank MelsHols
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RydgesAKL, Executive Assistant Manager at Rydges, responded to this review, 28 October 2010
We are so glad to hear of your time spent with us as a family at Rydges Harbourview Auckland. The Harbour cruise is a great way to view Auckland and our front desk team are always on hand to assist our guests with any recommendations or bookings.

The breakfast buffet is ever changing, today our chef prepared some fresh date scones with strawberry jam - delicious!

Thank you again for your great comments.
Katie Scholes
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Newcastle, Australia
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57 reviews
17 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2010

We stayed here for two nights at the beginning of a NZ holiday - chose this hotel primarily because of a special Rydges promotion offer. Standard comfortable hotel room, pleasant staff, good location - close to CBD, but quiet. Very close to Skytower. (recommend cafe at Skytower). Free wireless. No "harbourview" but maybe there is from some of the rooms.

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Sueg0
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RydgesAKL, Executive Assistant Manager at Rydges, responded to this review, 28 October 2010
Thank you for taking the time to reinforce the comments to other Tripadvisor readers about our great location and great value. We are ideally situated within a stones throw to everything in Auckland.

Thank you again and hope the rest of your New Zealand experience creates fabulous memories.

Katie Scholes
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gingertaff
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2010

We stayed here ad our touchdown point for a tour of NZ. The location is excellent and they were very accommodating in trying to get us access to a room early ( we turned up around 10am) - they tried to find a room available and offered an immediate solution, albeit for sn upgrade price. We declined but still managed to get access to a good room around midday. The request we made for a high floor was granted and the rooms were spacious and clean. The bedroom showed signs of more recent refurbishment than the bathroom although both were fine and clean. The restaurant downstairs was a little overpriced for the standard, ad was rhe breakfast - we decided not to opt for this given the price - but room service was fine. Location wad excellent, just around corner from Skycity and main shopping thoroughfare, and Vuctory harbor a stones throw away. Freewifi promo was a bonus, but should be continued. Recommended

  • Stayed September 2010
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Thank gingertaff
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RydgesAKL, Executive Assistant Manager at Rydges, responded to this review, 28 October 2010
Thank you for your feedback and informative overview from your stay with us. The front office team are accommodating and welcoming to our guests and look to assist all of our travelers needs. I am glad they were able to find you a suitable room after your arrival which you were comfortable with for your stay.

The location again is a great attraction for our guests as is the free wi-fi in the lobby!

Katie Scholes
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Wrexham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2010

We stayed here overnight on our honeymoon. The room was really nice with good facilities and a nice big comfy bed ! The hotel is in a good central location with the all the local attractions and shops within easy walking distance. Although the hotel doesn't have parking, there is parking right next to the hotel which is reasonable priced. We would recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank gymsusie3
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RydgesAKL, Executive Assistant Manager at Rydges, responded to this review, 28 October 2010
Thank you for contacting me and I was happy to be able to assist you in your accommodation whilst planning your honeymoon in NZ.

I am happy that your found the hotel to meet your expectations and that you enjoyed your time with us during a special holiday.

Thank you again,
Katie Scholes
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York, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2010

Started our NZnorth island tour in Auckland and arrived weary in the early morning. Having emailed Rydges prior to departure I knew the room might not be ready, but that they could store luggage until it was. On arrival our allocated room wasn't ready, but for $40 extra a night they could upgrade us to a harbourview that was ready to go. We took this and had a view of the harbour bridge and marina, but also apartment block that could view us too. Room was spacious, stylishly furnished and vey clean. Bed very comfy and helped us recover from flight. Breakfast was fantastic, great choice, freshly cooked, well presented. Staff were all very friendly and efficient. Would certainly look at Rydges for a future Auckland stay.

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Yksurfer
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RydgesAKL, Executive Assistant Manager at Rydges, responded to this review, 28 October 2010
Thank you for your comments - it is great to hear your stay was so enjoyable and that you enjoyed the comforts of the room, the view of the Harbour and the tasty breakfast our chef's prepare every day.

We look forward to welcoming you back in the future at any time.

Katie Scholes
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2010

...and if you are a coffee lover (aren't we all?) the quality of coffee and the service provided by the barista is second to none.
Rydges has undergone a recent refurbishment and the result is a stylish, classy hotel. The service during our day has been impeccable from the girls on reception, the concierge, the waiters and even the cleaning staff. Their customer service is faultless and have made our stay immensely pleasurable. The restaurant, STK, served delicious food with attentive, yet unpretentious service. Thank you, Rydges. We have unanimously decided to make this our hotel of choice when staying in Auckland on business.

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Michellen70
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RydgesAKL, Executive Assistant Manager at Rydges, responded to this review, 28 October 2010
Wow - thank you so much for this great review, another guest who has great taste and has enjoyed the Rydges Harbourview Auckland experience!

Katie Scholes
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2010

Recently stayed at this hotel. Very central location and very much liked the new decor in lobby and restaurant. We had our fri night dinner in the restaurant and meal was superb. Very clean rooms and nice view from our room.

  • Stayed August 2010
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank brnz2
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RydgesAKL, Executive Assistant Manager at Rydges, responded to this review, 23 September 2010
Thank you for your quick overview and posting on Tripadvisor, I am glad you had time to dine in our new stk grill restaurant and enjoy the chef's dishes.

Looking forward to welcoming you back.

Katie Scholes
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Property: Rydges
Address: 59 Federal Street, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland Region > Auckland
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
Hotel Style:
#11 Business Hotel in Auckland
#14 Luxury Hotel in Auckland
#16 Family Hotel in Auckland
#19 Romantic Hotel in Auckland
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Rydges 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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