Rydges Hotel

Rydges Hotel
75 Featherston Street
Wellington 6011
New Zealand


Business Hotel In The Business District

(Ratings: On a scale of 1 to 10, with 1 = Worst and 10 = Best)
Overall: 7
Visited: Sep-2016
Ambience & Setting: 7
Food & Beverage: 8
Service: 6
Value for Money: 7
Spent about SGD $370 per person.
- $270 Accomodation 4D3N
- $100 Room Service

Nearby Attractions: Museum Of New Zealand / Te Papa Tongarewa, Courtenay Place, Cuba Street Mall, Mount Kaukau, Mount Victoria Lookout, Wellington Botanic Garden, Matiu / Somes Island, Wellington Zoo, Space Place At Carter Observatory, Massey Memorial, Plimmer's Ark, The Beehive Parliament Building, Zealandia, Wellington Cable Car, Frank Kitts Park, Queen's Wharf, Brooklyn Wind Turbine, Wrights Hill Fortress, Red Rocks Reserve, Princess Bay, Museum Of Wellington City & Sea, City Gallery, Katherine Mansfield House, Colonial Cottage Museum

Hotel Facilities: Business Centre, Free Wi-Fi, Conference Rooms, Gymnasium, Laundry Service, 1 Restaurant (Portlander Bar & Grill), Swimming Pool, Sauna, Cable TV, Games Room, Kitchenette, Lobby Lounge, Currency Exchange Service

Hotel Activities: Work Out, Internet Surfing, Meetings, Swimming, Sauna, Cooking, Games


Located about 20 minutes drive away from the International Airport in Wellington, the Rydges Hotel Wellington is a sophisticated 4-star hotel in the city, offering a unique combination of harbour views and city outlooks. With its location in the business district, comfortable amenities, and modern business facilities, Rydges Hotel is well poised to serve business travellers.

Ambience at Rydges Hotel is clean, simple, modern, and minimal. Bright marble tiles against dark wooden panelling in the lobby, spotlit grey walled corridors against a vibrant carpet, minimal decor. Functional but not very attractive, and somewhat confusing.

Rooms at Rydges Hotel have a small, but cozy and well laid-out floor area. The beds are comfortable and clean, the large working desk doubles as a dining table, and the small kitchenette is functional. The bathroom is spacious and clean, well stocked with amenities. Felt the wardrobe is small, and the heater takes up quite a bit of space. I also wish there were more cable television channels available.

Food at Rydges Hotel is provided by the award-winning Portlander Bar & Grill. Dishes are hearty, large in portion, with good taste. Rustic, down to earth, made with fresh ingredients, simple execution, but big on flavour. The variety of items at their buffet breakfast is small, not very worth it, but the lunch and dinner menu here is extensive. Prices are comparable to most other restaurants in town.

Service at Rydges Hotel is friendly, but not very memorable. Staff are able carry out requests, but don't go out of their way in personalising or creating memorable experiences. Seems to operate with cold, mechanical efficiency, they hit all the right notes, but there is no sense of warmth.

Facilities & Activities
The facilities and activities at Rydges Hotel is limited. While I commend the fast, stable wifi internet connection, there is little for non-business travellers here. The conference rooms and meeting rooms are well equipped and clean, and there are many events held here, a good testimony to Rydges Hotel. The indoor swimming pool is heated, but the gymnasium is barely even worth mentioning, with only a few pieces of exercise equipment. Several hairdressers are located just beside the hotel, and within walking distance are several waterfront restaurants, a supermarket, and the Railway Station.


Rydges Hotel 01 - Exterior Facade

Rydges Hotel 02 - Bedroom

Rydges Hotel 03 - Bathroom

Rydges Hotel 04 - Living Room & Kitchenette

Rydges Hotel 05 - Swimming Pool

Rydges Hotel 06 - Gymnasium

Rydges Hotel 07 - Sauna

Rydges Hotel 08 - Conference Room

Rydges Hotel 09 - Portlander Bar & Grill

Rydges Hotel 10 - Lobby Lounge