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The Thorndon Hotel Wellington by Rydges, Wellington, New Zealand

3.5-starOfficial New Zealand Rating provided by Qualmark®
24 Hawkestone St, Thorndon, Wellington, 6011, New Zealand

Family hotel with restaurant, near St Paul's Cathedral
  • Free WiFi
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From 144 reviews. TripAdvisor Traveller Rating.

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Good internet service
Great location
Best value for money
Delicious food

The Thorndon Hotel Wellington by Rydges, Wellington, New Zealand

from Rs3,685
  • Superior Room, 1 Queen Bed
  • Standard Double Room, 1 Queen Bed
  • Superior Room, 1 King Bed
  • Standard Twin Room, 2 Twin Beds
  • Standard Room, 1 King Bed

What’s around The Thorndon Hotel Wellington by Rydges, Wellington, New Zealand


  • In Thorndon
  • St Paul's Cathedral - 4 min walk
  • Old St Paul's - 7 min walk
  • Old Government Buildings - 9 min walk
  • Beehive - 9 min walk
  • Wellington Cable Car (Lambton Quay Station) - 16 min walk
  • Carter Observatory - 18 min walk
  • Botanic Gardens - 18 min walk

Getting around

  • Wellington (WLG-Wellington Intl.) - 14 min drive
  • Paraparaumu (PPQ) - 41 min drive
  • Wellington Station - 9 min walk
  • Wellington Kaiwharawhara Station - 29 min walk
  • Wellington Crofton Downs Station - 6 min drive

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 108 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 9 floors


  • Check-in time 2 PM-3 AM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
  • Express check-in/out

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)

  • Babysitting/childcare *


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Self parking (limited) *

  • RV/bus/truck parking *

Payment types at the property

* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Taking the kids?
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
Food and drink
  • Buffet breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Room service (during limited hours)
Things to do
  • Fitness facilities
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Golf lessons available nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Free use of nearby fitness center
Working away
  • Business center
  • Conference space
  • Meeting rooms
  • Conference space size (feet) - 3229
  • Conference space size (meters) - 300
  • Conference center
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built - 1988
  • Elevator
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower

In the room

Home comforts
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • 32-inch TV
  • Premium TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free weekday newspaper
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features


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.


On Site

  • Fitness facilities


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

Awards and 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.

The Thorndon Hotel Wellington by Rydges, Wellington, New Zealand’s small print

Also known as

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


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.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Parking height restrictions apply.

Mandatory fees

Deposit: NZD 50 per night

Optional extras

Onsite credit card charges are subject to an extra charge of 2 percent

Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge of NZD 20 (subject to availability)

Self parking costs NZD 15 per day

RV/bus/truck parking is available for an extra charge

Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of NZD 27 for adults and NZD 13.50 for children (approximately)

Babysitting/childcare is available for an extra charge

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

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Recent reviews

Good 7.6 From 684 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
great location to stadium and train station.
great location for our work site. room clean and staff always friendly. price of rooms are excellent. we try an stay here most times.
auBusiness trip
Very good 8.0
View from room.
Good stay, but needed more legroom under each restaurant table.
Diane, usOther trip
Fair 4.0
The meal that got away
This is an old style place. Cream laminex walls rather than tiled bathroom. Vinyl floors in bathroom with metal shower floor. Small rooms but comfortable. An incident at dinner spoiled the visit. A long wait for a simple burger which was almost raw. As much as a enjoy my meat rare I really don’t like it raw. Returned my first burger to the kitchen, waited ages for it to be returned. Finally a new burger was placed in front of me equally raw. By then my husband had well and truely finished his meal. Staff just couldn’t get that all I wanted was for the meat patty to be put back under the grill. Instead I had a group of people standing around me offering me a different choice of meal. I got the impression chef wasn’t going to heat up that patty. My dinner that night was the few chips that accompanied the burger. We were not charged for the burger but I went without dinner but it was a long wait for a meal which never eventuates. This served to remind me that Rydges is not a customer focused hotel chain.
usRomance trip
Good 6.0
Good hotel, easy to get to and facilities decent however front desk on arrival weren't interested and quite cold compared to other places I've stayed at. Would've also liked liquid body soap and bathroom in general felt clinical rather than welcoming.
Trevor, auOther trip
Exceptional 10.0
Quick cheap weekend away....Thorndon was great, room a tad small but fit for purpose (we didnt spend much time there).
Keith, nz2 night romance trip

The Thorndon Hotel Wellington by Rydges, Wellington, New Zealand

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