The Thorndon Hotel Wellington By Rydges

ex. Kingsgate Hotel

24 Hawkestone Street, Wellington, New Zealandshow map
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Overview

The comfortable Thorndon Hotel Wellington By Rydges provides guests with 108 non-smoking rooms as well as a designated smoking area, a safe deposit box and a lift. Occupying a 9-story historic building, the hotel was remodeled in 2012.

Thorndon Hotel Wellington By Rydges is also 1200 meters away from Wellington Museum. The venue is set 20 minutes' walk from Wellington center.

The hotel is situated near a parliament building, a church and a cathedral.

Wellington International airport can be reached by car within 15 minutes.

Rooms

Staying at Thorndon Hotel Wellington By Rydges guests can make use of climate control, a laptop-compatible safe, a microwave, a pantry and a telephone supplied in the rooms. Thorndon Hotel Wellington By Rydges offers rooms with a beautiful view over the skyline. They provide bathrooms with a shower, dressing gowns and a clothes hamper.

Eat & Drink

A breakfast is served in the restaurant. The restaurant menu features contemporary dishes. The small wine bar offers free Wi-Fi and a terrace. Situated 250 meters from the venue MariLuca and Sprig and Fern serve a variety of food.

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

Services

The on-site car rentals help to explore the area. There is a surcharge on self-parking and babysitting.

Relax

Thorndon Hotel Wellington By Rydges offers such leisure options as an indoor swimming pool, a tennis court and a golf course. Thorndon Hotel Wellington By Rydges provides 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
Wi-Fi
Parking

NZD 15 per day

Luggage storage
24-hour services

Late check-in/ -out

24-hour reception

24-hour security

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness centre

Swimming pool

Indoor swimming pool

Laundry

Self-service laundry

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness centre
  • Tennis court
  • Golf course

Services

  • Room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Self-service laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Newspaper service

Dining

  • Continental breakfast
  • Restaurant with air conditioning
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Catering service
  • Packed lunches
  • Special diet menus
  • Buffet breakfast

Business

  • Business centre
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children

  • Cots
  • Babysitting/Child services
  • Board games
  • Children's pool
  • Children's play area

Facilities for people with disabilities

  • Toilet for disabled
  • Bathroom for disabled

Spa & Leisure

  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Sun terrace
  • Garden area
  • Barbeque grills
  • Leisure/ TV room

Room view

  • City view

Room features

  • Air conditioning
  • Individual heating
  • Connecting rooms
  • Sitting area
  • Terrace
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Free toiletries

Self-catering

  • Mini-fridge
  • Electric kettle

Media

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

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor
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Check-infrom 14:00-23:59FREECheck-out04:00-10:00FREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 2 yearsCotFREEAll children3 - 12 yearsExtra bedFREEChildren above
12 years or adults
Extra bed
Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Rooms and availability

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Location
  • Nearby
  • Restaurants
  • City landmarks
Ascot StreetAscot Street2000 ft
Cable CarCable Car3300 ft
ANZ National BankANZ National Bank1700 ft
TSB Bank ArenaTSB Bank Arena3300 ft
Wellington Railway StationWellington Railway Station1700 ft
Westpac StadiumWestpac Stadium2700 ft
Archives New ZealandArchives New Zealand1000 ft
Katherine Mansfield BirthplaceKatherine Mansfield Birthplace2000 ft
Botanical GardensBotanical Gardens3300 ft
Parliament BuildingsParliament Buildings1300 ftMolesworth Street
Old Government BuildingsOld Government Buildings1700 ftLocal Government Building 114 Lambton Quay
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MariLucaMariLuca800 ftMurphy Street
Le CanardLe Canard900 ft10A Murphy St , Thorndon
FrancoisFrancois900 ft10A Murphy St
Mari Luca RistoroMari Luca Ristoro1100 ft55-57 Mulgrave Street
Indus Bistro & TandoorIndus Bistro & Tandoor1100 ft230 Tinakori Rd
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Inter Island Ferry TerminalInter Island Ferry Terminal4600 ft
TSB Bank Arena WellingtonTSB Bank Arena Wellington4000 ft
Basin Reserve Cricket GroundBasin Reserve Cricket Ground1.7 mi
Carter ObservatoryCarter Observatory3700 ft
Museum of Wellington City and SeaMuseum of Wellington City and Sea3700 ft
Te PapaTe Papa1.2 mi
Colonial Cottage MuseumColonial Cottage Museum1.7 mi
Civic SquareCivic Square5000 ft
Victoria UniversityVictoria University1.1 mi
National War MemorialNational War Memorial1.6 mi7 Buckle Street Mount Cook
Ataturk MemorialAtaturk Memorial4.9 miBreaker Bay Road Tarakena Bay
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Getting around
Airports
Paraparaumu (PPQ)27.9 mi
Train
Wellington Railway Station2000 ft
Bus
Bus stop700 ft
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Reviews
7.6
FabulousBased on  286  reviews

Rating by category:

6.7
Location
8.0
Rooms
7.7
Service
  • 4.6
    Guest rating

    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

  • 8.8
    Superb

    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.

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

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

  • 8.8
    Superb

    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

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    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.

  • 7.4
    Very good

    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.

  • 6.4
    Good

    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.

  • 7.4
    Very good

    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"

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

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

    Was all fine

  • 7.4
    Very good

    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.

  • 8.8
    Superb

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

  • 9.2
    Superb

    good parking, comfy rooms, decafe coffee

  • 7.4
    Very good

    Location in Wellington, easy walk to all amenities

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

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    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

  • 9.2
    Superb

    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

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Highlights
8
FabulousBased on  286 reviews
Hotel Awards

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

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Good to know
Check-infrom 14:00-23:59FREECheck-out04:00-10:00FREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 2 yearsCotFREEAll children3 - 12 yearsExtra bedFREEChildren above
12 years or adults
Extra bed
Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
Cancellation
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Getting around
Airports
Paraparaumu (PPQ)27.9 mi
Train
Wellington Railway Station2000 ft
Bus
Bus stop700 ft
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