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Get an overview of this hotelFamily-friendly Wellington hotel in Thorndon, near Te Papa (Museum of New Zealand)

Popular property highlights

Free WiFi
Restaurant
Business centre
Laundry facilities
Babysitting

With a stay at The Thorndon Hotel Wellington by Rydges, you'll be centrally located in Wellington, within a 5-minute drive of Wellington Waterfront and Victoria University of Wellington.

This family-friendly hotel is 1.4 mi (2.3 km) from Te Papa (Museum of New Zealand) and 2 mi (3.1 km) from Interislander Ferry Terminal.

Make yourself at home in one of the 108 guestrooms featuring refrigerators. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and satellite programming is available for your entertainment. Private bathrooms with showers feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include phones, as well as desks and complimentary weekday newspapers.

Enjoy recreation amenities such as a fitness center or take in the view from a terrace. Additional amenities at this hotel include complimentary wireless Internet access, babysitting/childcare (surcharge), and a television in a common area.

Enjoy local cuisine at Glasshouse Restaurant, a restaurant which features a bar, or stay in and take advantage of the room service (during limited hours). Buffet breakfasts are served on weekdays from 6:30 AM to 9:30 AM and on weekends from 7 AM to 10:30 AM for a fee.

Featured amenities include a business center, express check-in, and express check-out. Planning an event in Wellington? This hotel has facilities measuring 3229 square feet (300 square meters), including a conference center. Self parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.

Languages Spoken

  • English

The Thorndon Hotel Wellington by Rydges

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

The hotel offers a restaurant and a coffee shop/café. A bar/lounge is on site where guests can unwind with a drink. This 3.5-star property offers access to a business center.

Wireless Internet access is complimentary. Event facilities measuring 3229 square feet (300 square meters) include a conference center. This family-friendly hotel also offers a fitness center, a terrace, and tour/ticket assistance. Limited onsite parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis (surcharge).

The Thorndon Hotel Wellington by Rydges has designated areas for smoking.

  • Free use of nearby fitness center 
  • Express check-in 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Fitness facilities 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Business center 
  • Conference space 
  • Express check-out 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Meeting rooms 
  • Restaurant 
  • Year Built 1988 
  • Coffee shop or café 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Self parking (surcharge) 
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge) 
  • Conference space size (meters) - 300 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Terrace 
  • Luggage storage 
  • RV, bus, truck parking (surcharge) 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Conference space size (feet) - 3229 
  • Conference center 
  • Designated smoking areas 
  • Parking (limited spaces) 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Total number of rooms - 108 
  • Television in common areas 
  • Number of floors - 9 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)  
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)  
  • Refrigerator  

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Parking

Self parking (surcharge), RV, bus, truck parking (surcharge), Parking (limited spaces)

Room Amenities

  • Towels provided 
  • Linens provided 
  • Premium TV channels 
  • Free weekday newspaper 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Television 
  • Satellite TV service 
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available 
  • Phone 
  • Electric kettle 
  • Refrigerator 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Number of bathrooms -  
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Shower only 
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available 
  • In-room childcare (surcharge) 
  • In-room climate control (heating) 
  • Desk 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • Room service (limited hours) 

Where to Eat

Buffet breakfasts are available for a surcharge on weekdays between 6:30 AM and 9:30 AM and on weekends between 7 AM and 10:30 AM.

Glasshouse Restaurant - This restaurant specializes in local cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available. Happy hour is offered. Open daily.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include a fitness center.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Bicycle rentals nearby 
  • Golfing nearby 
  • Mountain biking nearby 
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby 
  • Golf lessons available nearby 
  • Kayaking nearby 
  • Sailing nearby 

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • Roll-in shower 
  • In-room accessibility 

Hotel Policies

Check-in

Check-in time ends at 3 AM

Check-in time starts at 2 PM

Minimum check-in age is 18

Check-out

Check-out time is 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pets

  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
No cribs (infant beds) available
Only service animals are allowed
Parking height restrictions apply

Fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:
  • Deposit: NZD 50 per night
We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Fee for buffet breakfast: NZD 25 for adults and NZD 12 for children (approximately)
  • Self parking fee: NZD 15 per day
  • Late check-out fee: NZD 20 (subject to availability)
  • Onsite credit card charges are subject to a surcharge of 2 percent
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

  • Kingsgate Hotel Wellington
  • Kingsgate Wellington
  • Kingsgate Wellington Hotel
  • Wellington Kingsgate
  • Thorndon Hotel Wellington Rydges
  • Thorndon Hotel Rydges
  • Thorndon Wellington Rydges
  • Thorndon Rydges

We should mention

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms. The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation. Parking height restrictions apply.

Awards & Affiliations

Green / Sustainable Property
This property participates in Qualmark, a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.

National Rating

Qualmark® assigns an official star rating for accommodations in New Zealand. This Hotel property is rated 3 star plus and is displayed on this page as 3.5 stars.


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