Average hotel for reasonable price. Has all the basics and is central and convenient to central city. The double room has all expect from three star but no more. The rooms are small and I suggest hot in summer because of little ability to open windows wide and no air con. The winter heating was good. Cleanliness is little slack. I wonder if the cleaner ever sees the line of dust along the edge of the carpet - clearly not. As well the cleaner does not care to dust the heater - very thick dust there.
Breakfast is average hotel breakfast although appreciated the mushrooms which was a little different. Restaurant was cold however.
The major sour taste left in my stay was the small print when booking on-line directly with he hotel.
Be aware that for certain categories of room (non fundable category) you will be charged your credit card at time of booking and you have no choice to use another means of payment when physically checking in (I accept that credit card upon booking is guarantee requirement). The reason I did not want to pay by credit card is that they charge $4 flat credit card fee! for using credit car. For a room for one night that cost $100 approx., you pay 4% more in the $4 charge. This is totally unreasonable cost and no way can be justified as an actual cost from the credit card companies. In addition, this condition is hidden in the small print and even though there is no choice, they do not deem it important to add it clearly to the final line of what you will be charged to the credit card. They are very clear about opting into other extra charges (ie breakfast, car parking, flowers, meals etc) but customer is clearly not important enough to be clear about another $4. Unclear extra charges shows a business that is just a little tacky & lacks integrity.
Cheap & Tacky is what sums up Kingsgate.
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- The recently upgraded Thorndon Hotel Wellington - by Rydges is located on the doorstep to the CBD and on the edge of the Government and Corporate precincts of Thorndon. The hotel is the closest hotel to Westpac Stadium providing the best location for all your sporting, concerts and major events. The hotel offers FREE WiFi throughout the building. The Thorndon Hotel Wellington - by Rydges prides itself in providing excellent facilities and all rooms are light, comfortable and fresh. With the back drop of Wellington's famous beautiful hills choose between panoramic views of the Harbour, City Skyline or overlook New Zealand's oldest and historic suburb Thorndon. The Hotel is perfect for both the business, conference and leisure traveler. When staying at The Thorndon Hotel Wellington - by Rydges, the CBD, Lambton Key, bus, train and ferry terminals, Parliament Buildings, Government offices and Botanical Gardens are all on your doorstep. Nothing is better than being accommodated by a hotel which has everything at its feet. Guests of The Thorndon Hotel Wellington - by Rydges can also enjoy complimentary access to city fitness and competitive pricing for off street car parking. Try our tantalising menu in Glasshouse Restaurant or relax and unwind in Glasshouse Bar. With contemporary cuisine and a beautiful setting overlooking established gardens Glasshouse Restaurant & Bar is perfect for all your dining occasions. Open for Breakfast and Dinner 7 days a week why go anywhere else? Additionally our conference rooms have natural light, air-conditioning, sound proof interconnecting doors and can seat 2 - 150 people. The Thorndon Hotel Wellington - by Rydges is a 3 Star Plus Qualmark Rated Hotel and has an Enviro-Silver rating. ... more less
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