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

Wi-Fi
Parking

NZD 15 per day

Luggage storage
24-hour

Late check-in/ -out

24-hour check-in

24-hour reception

24-hour security

Food/ Drinks

A la carte restaurant

Snack bar

Coffee shop

Lobby bar

Shuttle

Paid airport shuttle

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness center

Swimming pool

Indoor swimming pool

Overview

Thorndon Hotel Wellington By Rydges is located in a business area of Wellington in 15 minutes walking distance from Wellington Museum. Renovated in 2012, the excellent hotel has welcomed guests since 1988.

This property is positioned in the center of Wellington. The city center is 2 km away from the hotel.

Guests can visit a museum and a cathedral as well as a zoo and a stadium close by.

Wellington International airport is about 15 minutes by car.

Rooms

Thorndon Hotel Wellington By Rydges features 108 guestrooms with climate control, a laptop-compatible safe, a microwave, a pantry and a phone. Rooms come with the skyline view. Bathrooms are appointed with a shower, dressing gowns and a clothes hamper.

Eat & Drink

Breakfast is offered in the restaurant every morning. The onsite large restaurant specializes in contemporary cuisine. Guests can unwind in the Glasshouse Restaurant And bar with a favourite drink. The property is located near a ferry port, about 250 meters from MariLuca and Sprig and Fern serving a wide selection of dishes.

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

Services

The hotel offers a designated area for smoking, a safe deposit box and a lift as well as computers, a business center and a copier for guests' comfort. Self parking and babysitting are available for a fee.

Relax

On-site leisure options feature an indoor swimming pool, a tennis court and a golf course. The hotel offers a gym and a fitness club to help guests keep fit.

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 floors:   9.  Number of rooms:   108.

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Facilities

General

  • Non-smoking property
  • Wi-Fi
  • Paid parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour check-in
  • 24-hour reception
  • Late check-in/ -out
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • No pets allowed
  • No wheelchair access
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Public areas with access for disabled
  • 24-hour security
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • Children are welcome
  • Luggage storage
  • Allergy-free rooms
  • Elevator
  • Coffee shop
  • Lobby
  • Female traveler room/floor
  • Multilingual staff
  • Smoke detectors

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness center
  • Tennis court
  • Golf course

Services

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

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Lobby bar
  • Snack bar
  • Catering service

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Computer rental
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs/ Baby cots
  • Paid babysitting/ Child services
  • Board games
  • Children's menu
  • Children's pool
  • Children's play area

Leisure facilities

  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Garden area
  • Barbeque grills
  • Television in lobby
  • Sauna
  • Massage

Room view

  • City view

Room facilities

  • In-room air conditioning
  • Individual heating
  • Mini-bar
  • Connecting rooms
  • Separate sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Terrace
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds
  • In-room sink

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Room toiletries
  • Toilet

Self-catering

  • Refrigerator
  • Electric kettle

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Internet television
  • Telephone
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT

Check-in from 2 pm FREE
Check-out until 10 am FREE

Children and extra beds

All children
0 - 1 year
Crib FREE
Existing bedding FREE
All children
2 - 14 years
Existing bedding FREE
Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
Maximum capacity of cribs and extra beds depends on the room you book. Please check room details before you make a reservation.

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

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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 floors:
    9
  • Number of rooms:
    108

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Rooms and availability

Thorndon Hotel Wellington By Rydges photos Room
Standard Double Room
  • Room size:

    185 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed, 2 Single beds, 1 King-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Shower
    • Private bathroom
    • Non-smoking
    • + More
  • General:High speed internet
  • Safe deposit box
  • Slippers
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Carpeted floor
  • Connecting room
  • Newspapers
  • Local calls
  • Telephone
  • Accessible by lift
  • Trash cans
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath tub with spray jets
  • Bathtub/shower combination
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Instant hot water
  • Laundry basket/clothes hamper
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Non-feather pillows
  • Linen
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Mini-refrigerator
  • Bottled water
  • Dishwasher
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Universal AC/DC adapters
  • Socket near the bed
  • Wake up service
  • iPod docking station
  • Computer hookup
  • DVD player
  • Radio
Room Description:

Room features a 32-inch LED TV, tea/coffee making facilities and a private bathroom with shower. This room has no capacity for additional guests.

Thorndon Hotel Wellington By Rydges photos Room
Standard King Room
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed, 1 Single bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Shower
    • Non-smoking
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:High speed internet
  • Safe deposit box
  • Slippers
  • Terrace
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Carpeted floor
  • Connecting room
  • Newspapers
  • Local calls
  • Telephone
  • Accessible by lift
  • Trash cans
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath tub with spray jets
  • Bathtub/shower combination
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Instant hot water
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Non-feather pillows
  • Linen
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Mini-refrigerator
  • Bottled water
  • Dishwasher
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Universal AC/DC adapters
  • Socket near the bed
  • Wake up service
  • iPod docking station
  • Computer hookup
  • DVD player
  • Radio
Room Description:

This fully equipped room features a work desk, mini-fridge and tea/coffee making facilities. The rooms also include a 32-inch LED TV with free cable channels and high-speed free Wi-Fi. Rooms are serviced daily. Additional rollaway beds are available on request (at an additional cost).

King Studio
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Balcony
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  • General:Safe
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
Room Description:

Standard|Studio King Size Bed

Standard Triple Room
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Queen-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • + More
Room Description:

Standard Queen. ROOM ONLY. Standard rate

Thorndon Hotel Wellington By Rydges photos Room
Standard Family Room
  • Room size:

    270 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    Sleeping arrangements for 4 persons, 1 Single bed, 1 Double bed and 1 Single bed

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Shower
    • Private bathroom
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:High speed internet
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Carpeted floor
  • Connecting room
  • Newspapers
  • Telephone
  • Accessible by lift
  • Trash cans
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Laundry basket/clothes hamper
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Non-feather pillows
  • Linen
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Refrigerator
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Socket near the bed
  • Wake up service
  • Radio
Room Description:

Standard|FAMILY ROOM STANDARD

Thorndon Hotel Wellington By Rydges photos Room
Superior Queen Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Queen-size bed, 1 Single bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Shower
    • Private bathroom
    • Non-smoking
    • + More
  • General:Free internet access
  • Safe deposit box
  • Slippers
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Carpeted floor
  • Connecting room
  • Newspapers
  • Local calls
  • Telephone
  • Accessible by lift
  • Trash cans
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath tub with spray jets
  • Bathtub/shower combination
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Instant hot water
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Non-feather pillows
  • Linen
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Mini-refrigerator
  • Bottled water
  • Dishwasher
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Universal AC/DC adapters
  • Socket near the bed
  • Wake up service
  • iPod docking station
  • Computer hookup
  • DVD player
  • Radio
Room Description:

The spacious Superior Queen Room offers a luxurious stay with free high speed Wi-Fi and a 32-inch LED TV with cable channels. Rooms are also equipped with air-conditioning, ironing facilities, a work desk and private bathroom with a hairdryer. Tea/coffee making facilities and a free newspaper are also included. Rooms are serviced daily.

Thorndon Hotel Wellington By Rydges photos Room
Superior King Room
City view
  • Room size:

    250 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed, 1 Single bed

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Shower
    • Non-smoking
    • Balcony
    • + More
  • General:High speed internet
  • Safe deposit box
  • Slippers
  • Terrace
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Carpeted floor
  • Connecting room
  • Newspapers
  • Local calls
  • Telephone
  • Accessible by lift
  • Trash cans
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath tub with spray jets
  • Bathtub/shower combination
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Instant hot water
  • Laundry basket/clothes hamper
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Non-feather pillows
  • Linen
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Mini-refrigerator
  • Bottled water
  • Dishwasher
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Universal AC/DC adapters
  • Socket near the bed
  • Wake up service
  • iPod docking station
  • Computer hookup
  • DVD player
  • Radio
Room Description:

Superior King. ROOM ONLY. Dynamic product

Superior Triple Room
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • + More
Room Description:

Superior King. ROOM ONLY. Dynamic product

Thorndon Hotel Wellington By Rydges photos Room
Superior Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Private bathroom
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Free internet access
  • Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Carpeted floor
  • Newspapers
  • Telephone
  • Accessible by lift
  • Trash cans
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Laundry basket/clothes hamper
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Non-feather pillows
  • Linen
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Refrigerator
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Socket near the bed
  • Wake up service
  • iPod docking station
  • Radio
Room Description:

The Superior Suites feature a work desk, tea/coffee making facilities, iPod docking station and 32 inch LED TV with cable channels and in-room movies. Rooms also offer free high speed WiFi. The private bathroom is equipped with a hairdryer. Ironing and laundry facilities are available. Rooms include tea/coffee making facilities and a free newspaper for guests. Rooms are serviced daily. Additional rollaway beds are available on request (at an additional cost).

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What's nearby

Tourist attractions

  • Ascot Street2000 ft
  • Cable Car3300 ft

Places of interest

  • Inland Revenue Department New Zealand400 ft
  • New Zealand Ministry of Education700 ft
  • Wellington High Court1000 ft
  • New Zealand Ministry of Social Development1400 ft
  • ANZ National Bank1700 ft
  • Wellington Supreme Court1700 ft
  • Ministry for Primary Industries1700 ft
  • Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment2300 ft
  • New Zealand Ministry of Justice3300 ft
  • TSB Bank Arena3300 ft
  • New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs3300 ft
  • Accident Compensation Corporation4000 ft
  • Otago University Wellington Campus4000 ft
  • New Zealand Defence Force – Trentham Camp4000 ft
  • Department of Child, Youth and Family4000 ft

Train stations

  • Wellington Railway Station1700 ft

Convention centers

  • Queen's Wharf Event Centre3300 ft

Monuments and Landmarks

  • Old St Paul's Church1000 ft
  • Old Government Buildings1400 ft
  • Beehive Parliament Building1400 ft
  • Parliament Buildings1400 ft

Stadiums

Museums

  • Archives New Zealand1000 ft
  • Katherine Mansfield Birthplace2000 ft
  • Museum of Wellington City and Sea3700 ft
  • Carter Observatory3700 ft

Parks

  • Botanical Gardens3300 ft

Local attractions

  • Museum of New Zealand 1.2 mi
    55 Cable St, Wellington
  • City Gallery Wellington1.0 mi
    101 Wakefield St, Wellington
  • Otari - Wilton's Bush Native Botanic Garden1.1 mi
    160 Wilton Rd, Wellington
  • Saint Mary of the Angels5100 ft
    15 Boulcott Street, Wellington
  • Cuba Street District1.1 mi
    Access from Wakefield Street and, Wellington

Near the hotel

  • Wellington Cathedral of St. Paul700 ft
    Cnr Hill and Molesworth Street, Wellington
  • Old St Paul's Cathedral1200 ft
    34 Mulgrave St, Wellington
  • Reserve Bank Museum1600 ft
    2 The Terrace, Wellington
  • St Andrew's on the Terrace1900 ft
    30 The Terrace, Wellington
  • National Library900 ft
    Corner Molesworth and Aitken streets, Wellington
  • National Archives1300 ft
    10 Mulgrave Street, Wellington
  • Old Government Buildings1800 ft
    Cnr Lambton Quay & Whitmore St, Wellington

Restaurants nearby

  • MariLuca800 ft

    Address: Murphy Street

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

  • Francois900 ft

    Address: 10A Murphy St
    Phone: 499-5252

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

  • Sprig and Fern1100 ft

    Address: Tinakori Road

    81% likes this, based on 27 reviews
    Cuisine: European

  • Le Canard900 ft

    Address: 10A Murphy St , Thorndon
    Phone: 044995252

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

  • Indus Bistro & Tandoor1100 ft

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

    62% likes this, based on 52 reviews
    Cuisine: Indian

Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  10 am
  • Year renovated:
    2012
  • Number of floors:
    9
  • 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
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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 floors:
    9
  • 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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