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The Thorndon Hotel Wellington by Rydges, Wellington, New Zealand

3.5-starOfficial New Zealand Rating provided by Qualmark®
Great for familiesThis property has good facilities for families.
24 Hawkestone St, Thorndon, Wellington, 6011, New Zealand

Family hotel with restaurant, near Old St Paul's
  • Free WiFi
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From 183 reviews. TripAdvisor Traveller Rating.

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Good internet service
Best value for money
Delicious food
Could use a good cleaning

The Thorndon Hotel Wellington by Rydges, Wellington, New Zealand

from Rs5,246
  • 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

Top spots nearby

Recommended by this property

  • Old St Paul's (4-minute walk)
  • Beehive (4-minute walk)
  • Westpac Stadium (8-minute walk)
  • Wellington Cable Car (Lambton Quay Station) (10-minute walk)
  • Botanic Gardens (12-minute walk)
  • Te Papa (Museum of New Zealand) (17-minute walk)
  • Cuba Street Mall (18-minute walk)
  • Courtenay Place (20-minute walk)
  • Mount Victoria Lookout (27-minute walk)
  • Wellington Zoo (5 km)

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

  • Cash
* 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
  • Braille or raised signage
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

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
  • The Thorndon Hotel Wellington by Rydges Wellington
  • The Thorndon Hotel Wellington by Rydges Hotel Wellington
  • Kingsgate Wellington
  • Kingsgate Wellington Hotel
  • Wellington Kingsgate
  • Thorndon Hotel Wellington Rydges
  • Thorndon Hotel Rydges
  • Thorndon Wellington Rydges
  • Thorndon Rydges
  • The Thorndon Hotel Wellington by Rydges Hotel


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

Credit card charges are subject to an extra charge of 2 percent

Early check-in can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability, amount varies)

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 762 reviews

Very good 8.0
Nice hotel within walking distance of the waterfront. Near parliament but a bit of a walk to restaurants. Parking limited and very tight on space. Restaurant on site was convenient but the food was average and the night we ate there it was monopolized by about 50+ school children who were very loud and this did not make for a relaxing dinner. In addition, one of their chaperones was quite rude to me when I asked when the children would be going to their rooms.
Robert, us2 night trip
Very good 8.0
Good value , well priced for a solo traveller
Good value for money, as a solo traveller it was handy and affordable for a one night stay. Will stay again .
Ruth, nz1 night trip
Very good 8.0
Overnight Accommodation
It was,great to be able to drive into entrance and walk in and sort out booking and then park in car park. Ordered food and it was fantastic. Not happy with putting a hold of $50 on my credit card when they had already been paid in full. That is rubbish
Sandra, nz1 night family trip
Poor 2.0
Terrible place!
Got put into a two single bed room when I booked a queen. Got moved but then had no hot water for the whole duration. Made multiple attempts to ask for this to be fixed but no one bothered. Terrible place would never stay here again. Avoid it like a plague!
nz2 night business trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great dinner on Friday early evening.
Kim, nzTrip with friends

The Thorndon Hotel Wellington by Rydges, Wellington, New Zealand

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