Thorndon Hotel Wellington by Rydges

With some of Wellington's most beautiful historic buildings and gardens on your doorstep, Thorndon Hotel Wellington by Rydges is a great place to base yourself, no matter the reason for your visit.

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24 Hawkestone Street


Wheelchair accessible

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Thorndon Wellington room flowers on desk

A slice of history

Thorndon Hotel Wellington by Rydges is surrounded by heritage in what is New Zealand’s oldest suburb. Thorndon is home to New Zealand’s Parliament and it’s where the Prime Minister’s Wellington residence is located. You’ll also find the Old Government Building nearby on Lambton Quay, which was the second-largest wooden building in the world until 1998. 

Thorndon Hotel Wellington by Rydges is the closest hotel to Wellington’s iconic Sky Stadium, which regularly hosts to sports games including cricket, rugby and football. It’s also the home of Beervana, New Zealand’s largest annual celebration of beer, and has hosted concerts of international musicians and performers including Eminem and David Bowie.

With the dramatic backdrop of Wellington's beautiful hills, you can choose between panoramic views of the harbour, city skyline or historic Thorndon at this three-and-a-half-star-rated hotel. All rooms are light, comfortable and fresh, with WiFi access, complimentary access to nearby City Fitness gym and well-priced off-street parking.

I loved the location, walking distance from Lambton Quay and the heart of Wellington. I loved the bedroom, the bed was so comfortable and that shower was incredible - perfect pressure!

India,, September 2019

Local menu

The Glasshouse Bar & Grill in Wellington offers a contemporary menu of steaks and fresh New Zealand seafood served in a relaxed environment.

The restaurant is proud to use local products and suppliers on their menu, including organic dairy from Zany Zeus, gelato and sorbet from Gelissimo Gelato and beer from Tuatara. Speaking of which, you can end your week on a happy note with their happy hour which runs Thursday through to Saturday.  

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Tinakori bistro

On your doorstep

Perfect for the business or leisure traveller, Thorndon Hotel Wellington by Rydges is close to the CBD and railway, ferry and bus terminals.

Wander the Thorndon historic precinct and visit Katherine Mansfield House & Garden, Wellington Botanic Garden and a meal at one of Tinakori Road’s excellent restaurants.  

Services & facilities 



Interconnecting rooms, Sky TV, heating, lift/elevator, smoking area, 24 hour reception


Parking - extra charge

Food & drink

Mini fridge, restaurant, mini-bar, bar/lounge, tea & coffee facilities


Safe for valuables, dry-cleaning, room service, luggage storage, laundry

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