Admittedly, this choice was made relatively late, and largely related to price. The room was perfectly satisfactory, and I slept well. Breakfast was another matter. The choice was between Continental and Full, and I chose Continental, and my adult son chose Full. The Continental was only 20% cheaper than the Full, and no way of knowing what was included and what was excluded. All the choices were mixed together on the same bench. The area set aside for serving yourself was narrow, and there was no obvious way of knowing if it was intended that one move from the coffee end to the cereal end or vice versa. Consequently, patrons were bumping into one another frequently. This problem was compounded by serving staff being forced to use the same narrow space to replace depleted items. They appeared stressed and frustrated, and it showed in their faces and voices. Worse still, I discarded two bowls that hadn't been washed properly before using one that was still wet, but at least appeared clean. No, it probably isn't the best-designed space for a breakfast buffet, but that's no excuse for not creating a workable system, and certainly no excuse for dirty crockery. Sleep in this hotel, but eat elsewhere - the management's not up to the job.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Rydges Wellington is located on downtown Featherston Street with a unique combination of harbour views and city outlooks. Ideally situated in New Zealand's capital city, Rydges Wellington is within close distance to the Westpac Stadium, Queens Wharf, Wellington Railway Station, both the Interislander and Bluebridge Ferry terminals and Lambton Quay for shopping.This 4+ Star hotel offers 280 accommodation rooms for business and leisure guests with the benefits of modern facilities including wireless internet throughout, iPads for guests and fantastic leisure facilities. All rooms feature flat screen televisions, free unlimited Wi-Fi, iPod docking stations and kitchenettes. There are 19 apartment style suites, perfect for your long stay requirements with washer and drier facilities available. Rydges Wellington is your landmark hotel in the Capital. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Rydges Wellington Hotel Wellington
- Holiday Inn Wellington
- Wellington Holiday Inn