Standing on Featherstone Street, nestled between the Wellington Harbour and Lambton Quay’s impressive retail and dining precinct, this hotel is placed just steps from the scenic waterfront and moments from a shopping spree. Among the tastefully furnished rooms, and spacious suites with a kitchenette, some also feature a balcony, while others boast superb harbour views. An indoor heated pool, sauna and gym are also sure to please, as will the flavoursome meals at the Portlander grill house-style restaurant and bar.
Why we recommend the Rydges Wellington
- Central location
- Harbour views
- Indoor heated pool
- Gym and sauna
Attractions near the Rydges Wellington
Visit the Old Government Buildings
Located in the popular Lambton Quay area, the Old Government Buildings shows off some of the most majestic architecture in New Zealand. Finished in 1876, the building is one of the biggest wooden structures in the world and is classified as a New Zealand Historic Place. Because of its wooden construction, fire safety concerns led to this being the first place in the world to have a smoke-free policy.
Although part of the building is leased to the Victoria University Law School, the bottom floor and the gardens are open to the public. You can see displays detailing government use, the cabinet room and rare New Zealand plant life.
Enjoy the Karori Sanctuary Experience
If you want to see wildlife in Wellington, one of your best options is a trip to Zealandia, also called the 'Karori Sanctuary Experience'. Zealandia tells the story of New Zealand from nature's perspective. You're able to learn while you see indigenous animals wandering freely around native plant life. Although, free guided tours are included with entry, visitors are welcome to explore by themselves.
Sadly, a lot of the local flora and fauna have disappeared over the past few hundred years. Zealandia aims to conserve as much as possible. One of the highlights of a visit is the takahe wetlands, an area with the colourful native takahe found only in New Zealand.
|Laundry service||Wheel chair access in hotel|
|Balcony / terrace (some rooms)||Concierge|
|Swimming pool||Swimming pool|
|Recreation game room||Health club or gym|
|Parking valet||Parking cost applicable|
|Minibar (some rooms)||Air conditioning|
|Television||Microwave (some rooms)|
|Refrigerator||Internet wireless fee|
|Internet (wireless)||Internet (cable)|
|Cable TV||Iron and ironing board|
|In room safe||Room service|
|Telephone||Tea and coffee making facilities|
|Internet cable fee||Kitchenette|
|Internet (common wireless)||Internet common wireless fee|