Thorndon Hotel Wellington By Rydges

ex. Kingsgate Hotel

24 Hawkestone Street, Wellington, New Zealand  show map
 3 stars
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Thorndon Hotel Wellington By Rydges

Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

Parking

NZD 15 per day

Luggage storage
Late check-in/ -out
Food/ Drinks

A la carte restaurant

Snack bar

Shuttle

Paid airport shuttle

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness center

Spa and relaxation

Reflex massage

Sauna

Overview

The contemporary Thorndon Hotel Wellington By Rydges is situated in the center of Wellington close to Victoria University, Te Papa and Te Aro Pa. The hotel opened its doors in 1988 and was remodeled in 2012.

Old Government Buildings, Westpac Stadium and Wellington Botanic Garden are within 10 minutes' walk away. Thorndon Hotel Wellington By Rydges is within about 20 minutes' walk of the center of Wellington.

The hotel boasts close proximity to a zoo, bars and restaurants.

Thorndon Hotel Wellington By Rydges is within a 10-minute drive to Wellington International airport.

Rooms

There are 108 non-smoking rooms fitted with a private toilet, climate control, LCD flat-screen TV, a dressing area and free Wi-Fi. Some rooms offer a beautiful view of the skyline. They come with a kettle, a microwave and coffee/tea makers as well as bathrooms with towels, a shower and a hairdryer.

Eat & Drink

The exceptional restaurant serves fresh meals. Guests are invited to the Glasshouse Restaurant And bar to unwind with a drink. MariLuca pampers guests with italian and european dishes and lies within 250 meters of the property.

A full breakfast is served at the price of NZD 25 per person per night. 

Services

The hotel offers a news stand, allergy-free rooms and a baggage storage for general needs and a copier, a business center and secretarial services for corporate travelers.

Relax

Parents will find board games, babysitting and cots for their children on-site. Active guests will benefit from a gym and fitness classes available on the premises.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

private parking is possible on site at NZD 15 per day.

Year renovated:   2012.  Number of rooms:   108.

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Facilities

General

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Paid parking
  • Handicap parking
  • 24-hour check-in
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Allergy-free rooms
  • Children are welcome
  • Safe deposit box
  • Smoke detectors
  • Multilingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Lobby
  • Gift/Newsstand
  • Currency exchange
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness center

Services

  • Paid airport shuttle
  • Paid city shuttle
  • Room service
  • Car rental
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Medical facilities service
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Newspaper service
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Shoe shine service

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • Continental breakfast
  • Carryout breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Snack bar
  • Catering service

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Exhibition space
  • Conference room
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Secretarial service
  • Computer rental
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available
  • Paid babysitting/ Child services
  • Children's menu
  • Board games

Leisure facilities

  • Sauna
  • Television in lobby
  • Reflex massage

Room view

  • City view

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Individual air conditioning
  • Individual heating
  • Mini-bar
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Connecting rooms
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Terrace
  • Rollaway beds
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Steam shower
  • Toilet
  • Sink
  • Room toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Self-catering

  • Mini-fridge

Media

  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Telephone
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-in

  • from  2 pm

Check-out

  • until  10 am

Children and extra beds

  • All children under the age of 1 may stay for free in a crib. 
  • All children under the age of 14 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

24 Hawkestone Street, Wellington, New Zealand

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City Center
  • Wellington
    1.2 mi
Airports
Train Stations
  • Wellington Railway Station
    2000 ft
  • Train Stations
    400 ft
  • Bus stop
    700 ft
Restaurants
  • MariLuca (cuisine: Italian)
    800 ft
  • Le Canard (cuisine: French)
    900 ft
Beaches
  • Oriental Bay
    1.2 mi
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  10 am
  • Year renovated:
    2012
  • Number of rooms:
    108

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Rooms and availability

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Standard Twin Room
Bed type: 2 Single beds or Double bed or Queen-size bed
Size: 250 sq. feet
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    Superior Double Room
    Bed type: Queen-size bed or King-size bed
    Size: 250 sq. feet
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      Superior Suite
      Size: 345 sq. feet
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        How to reach hotel

        hotel Thorndon Hotel Wellington By Rydges Wellington location
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        Hotel Address:

        24 Hawkestone Street, Wellington, New Zealand

        Get directions
        City Center
        • Wellington
          1.2 mi
        Airports
        Train Stations
        • Wellington Railway Station
          2000 ft
        • Train Stations
          400 ft
        • Bus stop
          700 ft
        Restaurants
        • MariLuca (cuisine: Italian)
          800 ft
        • Le Canard (cuisine: French)
          900 ft
        Beaches
        • Oriental Bay
          1.2 mi
        Hotel information
        • Check-in:
          from  2 pm
        • Check-out:
          until  10 am
        • Year renovated:
          2012
        • Number of rooms:
          108

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        Places of interest

        • Inland Revenue Department New Zealand - 400 ft
        • New Zealand Ministry of Education - 700 ft
        • Wellington High Court - 1000 ft
        • New Zealand Ministry of Social Development - 1400 ft
        • Wellington Supreme Court - 1700 ft
        • ANZ National Bank - 1700 ft
        • Ministry for Primary Industries - 1700 ft
        • Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment - 2300 ft
        • New Zealand Ministry of Justice - 3300 ft
        • New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs - 3300 ft
        • TSB Bank Arena - 3300 ft
        • Wellington City Council - 4000 ft
        • Department of Child, Youth and Family - 4000 ft
        • New Zealand Defence Force – Trentham Camp - 4000 ft
        • Accident Compensation Corporation - 4000 ft

        Train stations

        • Wellington Railway Station - 1700 ft

        Convention centers

        • Queen's Wharf Event Centre - 3300 ft

        Shopping areas

        • Archives New Zealand - 1000 ft
        • Katherine Mansfield Birthplace - 2000 ft
        • Museum of Wellington City and Sea - 3700 ft
        • Carter Observatory - 3700 ft

        Monuments and Landmarks

        • Old St Paul's Church - 1000 ft
        • Parliament Buildings - 1400 ft
        • Beehive Parliament Building - 1400 ft
        • Old Government Buildings - 1400 ft

        Museums

        • Botanical Gardens - 3300 ft

        Parks

        Golf courses and Country clubs

        • Ascot Street - 2000 ft
        • Cable Car - 3300 ft

        Local attractions

        • Museum of New Zealand - 1.2 mi
          55 Cable St, Wellington
        • City Gallery Wellington - 1.0 mi
          101 Wakefield St, Wellington
        • Otari - Wilton's Bush Native Botanic Garden - 1.1 mi
          160 Wilton Rd, Wellington
        • Saint Mary of the Angels - 5100 ft
          15 Boulcott Street, Wellington
        • Cuba Street District - 1.1 mi
          Access from Wakefield Street and, Wellington

        Near the hotel

        • Wellington Cathedral of St. Paul - 700 ft
          Cnr Hill and Molesworth Street, Wellington
        • Old St Paul's Cathedral - 1200 ft
          34 Mulgrave St, Wellington
        • Reserve Bank Museum - 1600 ft
          2 The Terrace, Wellington
        • St Andrew's on the Terrace - 1900 ft
          30 The Terrace, Wellington
        • National Library - 900 ft
          Corner Molesworth and Aitken streets, Wellington
        • National Archives - 1300 ft
          10 Mulgrave Street, Wellington
        • Old Government Buildings - 1800 ft
          Cnr Lambton Quay & Whitmore St, Wellington

        Restaurants nearby

        • MariLuca - 800 ft

          Address: Murphy Street

          74% likes this, based on 32 reviews
          Cuisine: Italian

        • Francois - 900 ft

          Address: 10A Murphy St
          Phone: 499-5252

          57% likes this, based on 17 reviews
          Cuisine: French, European
          Price Range: USD 2 - USD 27

        • Indus Bistro & Tandoor - 1100 ft

          Address: 230 Tinakori Rd
          Phone: (04) 473 0342

          61% likes this, based on 28 reviews
          Cuisine: Indian

        • Le Canard - 900 ft

          Address: 10A Murphy St , Thorndon
          Phone: 044995252

          74% likes this, based on 73 reviews
          Cuisine: French
          Price Range: USD 20 - USD 25

        • Mari Luca Ristoro - 1100 ft

          Address: 55-57 Mulgrave Street
          Phone: 04 499 5590

          62% likes this, based on 45 reviews
          Cuisine: Italian

        Hotel information
        • Check-in:
          from  2 pm
        • Check-out:
          until  10 am
        • Year renovated:
          2012
        • Number of rooms:
          108

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        Thorndon Hotel Wellington By Rydges Reviews

        Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Thorndon Hotel Wellington By Rydges

        Average guest rating

        7.6out of 10
        Fabulous
        Based on 286 reviews

        Rating by category:

        Location
        6.7
        Rooms
        8.0
        Service
        7.7
        Value
        9.3

        Guest reviews

        • Couple
          4.6

          The room was comfortable and clean

          The staff were not at all helpfull and always seemed in a bad mood. For the price i could have got alot better somewhere else

        • Older travelers
          8.8

          The food and service was of an acceptable/good standard. There was a conference on at the time we stayed and there appeared to be a staff shortage but the one waiter coped very well.

        • Older travelers
          10.0

          Great value for money, close proximity to Westpac Stadium and sumptious breakfast

        • Single
          8.8

          Staff always pleasant and helpful. Room always clean & coffee etc re-stocked daily. Front desk staffed all night so there was easy access after being out for an evening. Location allowed easy access when driving to Wellington and is within walking distance of the city centre etc.

          Cost of parking

        • Older travelers
          7.8

          As it was not our first stay we returned because of the location. It is so central to everything we came for and is easy to get on and off the motorway.

          I know you probably can't do anything about it but the car parking is not at all good and not enough parks.

        • Older travelers
          7.4

          Close to shops and cafes

          The rooms were smallest of all that we stayed in ok for single businessman. Limited carparking spaces and the spaces were very small.

        • Single
          6.4

          The close location to family who live in Wellington.Sky TV

          I did not enjoy the general old look of the rooms and the way that there were 3 single beds crammed into my room. I would have preferred a double or queen sized bed and thought this was what I had booked but then realised that double or twin share could mean single beds - but not 3 of them! Also the beds were cold with not enough blankets or duvets. I needed to swap to another room after checking in because the light over the bed wasn't working and there were no spare bulbs at reception.

        • Older travelers
          7.4

          It was very handy to the wedding we were attending, The staff generally were helpful and informative. It was fairly quiet most of the time.

          The bar ran out of Speights, for the males in the party. The meals were a bit "pricey"

        • Couple
          8.2

          Functional room, everything you need, no extras but staff willing to help with anything needed eg; knife and fork and plates

          Was all fine

        • Single
          7.4

          Convenient location at a reasonable price giving value for money. Staff were bright and friendly. Comfortable and suitably equipped.

          Windows had a lot of condensation on them. Even when there was no heating or people in the room.

        • Older travelers
          8.8

          Location - close to ferry terminal, and easy to get to the freeway North from there.

        • Group of friends
          9.2

          good parking, comfy rooms, decafe coffee

        • Older travelers
          7.4

          Location in Wellington, easy walk to all amenities

          The Mini Bar prices were extremely high. That's why I didn't use them.

        • Group of friends
          8.2

          It was clean tidy easily accessable ,central and best of all the cost was very reasonable as we had a special price which we found on the internet

          the rooms were very small but okay for one night

        • Single
          9.2

          i stayed overnight in two signle bed room - rather compact but ok for the night

          The wall at my bedhead was paper thin - as I could hear clearly the conversations in the next room - it is the first time I have ever experienced this - I stay in hotels at least twice a month every month of the year and even in a 3 star hotel/motel I have never experienced this. Its highly likely my conversations were also heard - so no privacy

        How to reach hotel

        hotel Thorndon Hotel Wellington By Rydges Wellington location
        Show big map »

        Hotel Address:

        24 Hawkestone Street, Wellington, New Zealand

        Get directions
        City Center
        • Wellington
          1.2 mi
        Airports
        Train Stations
        • Wellington Railway Station
          2000 ft
        • Train Stations
          400 ft
        • Bus stop
          700 ft
        Restaurants
        • MariLuca (cuisine: Italian)
          800 ft
        • Le Canard (cuisine: French)
          900 ft
        Beaches
        • Oriental Bay
          1.2 mi
        Hotel information
        • Check-in:
          from  2 pm
        • Check-out:
          until  10 am
        • Year renovated:
          2012
        • Number of rooms:
          108

        Hotel Awards

        New ZealandHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedWellingtonThorndon Hotel Wellington By Rydges

        According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
        Hotels Recommended by Guests in New Zealand

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