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The Thorndon Hotel Wellington by Rydges
Ranked #33 of 46 Hotels in Wellington
Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“good for short stay”
Reviewed 2 September 2014

Good place to stay if only a few nights as you can hear people outside your room and our room was next to the stairs and you can hear people coming up and down. Other than that staff were very helpful and restaurant was very nice

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 August 2014

Despite a wet weekend our two night stay was great - lovely warm room.
New World supermarket at end of street along with a great fish and chip shop.
Tea & Coffee facilities with small fridge - which was modern and quiet.
Power outlet for the jug is below the tv screen (hanging on the wall) - so the steam from the jug gets in to the tv causing it to roll through the channels until the steam clears.
No problem with street parking in the two weekend nights we were there - but side street marked for residents parking. Hotel does have paid parking.
Good range of facilities - http://www.kingsgatewellington.co.nz/facilities.html

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Auckland, New Zealand
Level 6 Contributor
162 reviews
64 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2014 via mobile

Very handy for the city, nice makeover of the public rooms but the rooms are tired. Short of power outputs, eg only two when I want my laptop, a jug and a light, and the mirror was miles from the basin to shave. TV not in a good position to watch from the bed, expensive internet and only instant coffee in the room. Getting the little things right is so important. At least the windows open and they reduced the breakfast cost when I pointed out the bacon was cold. Decent value in the capital and the lightening strike on the way to the airport made up for everything. Simply amazing.

Stayed August 2014, travelled on business
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wellingtonhotels, General Manager at The Thorndon Hotel Wellington by Rydges, responded to this review, 14 August 2014
Dear Neil Marshall2267,

Thank you for your feedback and your recent stay at Kingsgate Hotel Wellington.
We appreciate your comments as it gives us some areas to improve upon. I would say
if you are ever unsatisfied with your room than please contact the reception team as
in this case they could have informed you that there is an additional power outlet within
reach of the desk.

With regards to the internet I disagree with the comment. The hotel is one of the few hotels in Wellington that offers unlimited internet at reception and in the restaurant. In the rooms the internet is $12 for 24 hours for unlimited internet without any throttling. Relative to the Wellington market this is very cheap.


Kind Regards
Jeff Hermes
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Perth, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2014

Great location especially handy to the ferry. Small but very clean and comfortable room with a good array of coffee, tea and toiletries. Parking is extra unless you take advantage of free parking from 6pm to 8am.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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wellingtonhotels, General Manager at The Thorndon Hotel Wellington by Rydges, responded to this review, 11 August 2014
Dear Lindaman55,

Thank you for your feedback on Tripadvisor. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again in the near future.


Regards
Jeff Hermes
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Reviewed 6 August 2014

This was a good location for our stay in central Wellington. Lovely clean room good service,friendly helpful reception staff and cleaning staff. Had in house pizzas on night 2 and restaurant meal on night 3 which was beautiful. Very happy and would stay again.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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wellingtonhotels, General Manager at The Thorndon Hotel Wellington by Rydges, responded to this review, 11 August 2014
Dear Bernadine M,

Thank you for you feedback, We are glad that you found the hotel's location convenient.
Thank you also for the feedback about the staff and the food as it is appreciated.
We hope to see you on your next visit to Wellington.


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Jeff Hermes
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Napier, New Zealand
Level 5 Contributor
54 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2014

Being close to Parliament was one of the reason we chose to stay here. About a seven minute walk meant it was a good choice. Check in was fast and friendly. We arrived early but this was not an issue. Our room was a reasonable size for my son and I. The bathroom was well laid out, again with enough room. My only complaint would be the room was very stuffy. Breakfast was good. They have a coffee machine which actually made a very good hot coffee. Hate it when you get luke warm coffee out of a pot. Check out was again fast and friendly.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled on business
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wellingtonhotels, General Manager at The Thorndon Hotel Wellington by Rydges, responded to this review, 11 August 2014
Dear Ian58_12,

Thank you for your feedback and we are glad you enjoyed the majority of your stay.
All rooms have opening windows that can reduce any stuffiness but I understand that having them open is not to everyone's liking. Please contact me directly on your next visit and I will upgrade you to a larger room.


Kind Regards
Jeff Hermes





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Jeff Hermes
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Bali, Indonesia
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135 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2014

I purchased a voucher for breakfast and was pleasantly surprised by the selection and the quality. Staff were very friendly and I enjoyed my breakfast meeting with my friend. A few minutes 10mins walk from the CBD I found a park straight away. Happy with the experience

Room Tip: Because the breakfast is good I would ask for a deal on your room and breakfast. It will set you up...
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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wellingtonhotels, General Manager at The Thorndon Hotel Wellington by Rydges, responded to this review, 11 August 2014
Dear Otila,

Thank you for your feedback. It is great to hear that you enjoyed your breakfast at the hotel.
In the upcoming months we are going to make some further improvements and it would be great
to see you back here again.



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Jeff Hermes
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Property: The Thorndon Hotel Wellington by Rydges
Address: 24 Hawkestone St | Thorndon, Wellington 6011, New Zealand (Formerly Kingsgate Hotel Wellington)
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Greater Wellington > Wellington
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #33 of 46 Hotels in Wellington
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Thorndon Hotel Wellington by Rydges 3.5*
Number of rooms: 108
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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