Thorndon Hotel Wellington By Rydges

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24 Hawkestone Street Wellington 6011, 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

Paid parking

 24-hour

24-hour reception

 Check-in/Check-out

Express check-in/-out

 Fitness/Gym

Fitness center

 Spa and relaxation

Reflex massage

Massage

 Breakfast

In-room breakfast

Continental breakfast

 Food/Drinks

Restaurant

Bar/Lounge area

Overview

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

The city center is 20 minutes' walk of the property. Botanical Gardens, Westpac Stadium and Parliament Buildings are within 5 minutes' walk away.

The hotel is situated near the parliament building, the cathedral and churches.

10 minutes' drive from Wellington International airport and 15 minutes' walk to Wellington Railway train station.

Rooms

The rooms in Thorndon Hotel Wellington By Rydges come with a private toilet, climate control, LCD flat-screen TV, a dressing area and free Wi-Fi. The spacious rooms feature the skyline view. Guests can make use of family bathrooms with towels, a bathtub and a shower.

Eat & Drink

The exceptional restaurant serves fresh meals. The hotel invites guests to the Glasshouse Restaurant And bar to relax with a drink.

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

Services

There are a copier, a meeting room and a business corner available on site.

Relax

Guests with children can avail of board games and meals offered at the hotel.

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
  • Wake up 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/Baby cots
  • Paid babysitting/Child services
  • Children's menu
  • Board games

Leisure facilities

  • Sauna
  • Massage
  • 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

Kitchen facilities

  • Mini-fridge
  • Electric kettle

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. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

Pets

  • Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

hotel Thorndon Hotel Wellington By Rydges Wellington location
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Hotel Address:

24 Hawkestone Street Wellington 6011, 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 Queen-size bed or Double bed
Size: 250 sq. feet
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    Bed type: King-size bed
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      Size: 270 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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          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 6011, 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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            What's nearby

            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 (Te Papa Tongarewa) - 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
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            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 6011, 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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