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Rydges Auckland

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Rydges Auckland

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New Zealand’s premiere Auckland accommodation is a vibrant mix of London sophistication, Sydney cool and New York style. The trademark warm Kiwi hospitality is just an added bonus at Rydges Auckland Hotel!

Our contemporary accommodation in Auckland provides convenience and comfort for business and leisure travellers alike. The 267 spacious guest rooms feature free WI-FI as well as other modern features and amenities such as, mini-bars, safes, irons and ironing boards, coffeemakers and hairdryers. Many rooms overlook the Sky Tower, while guests in Harbour View rooms enjoy sweeping views of the Auckland Harbour Bridge and the beautiful Waitemata Harbour. Guests will get a sound night’s sleep on Rydges Dream Beds with plenty of fluffy pillows.

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Rydges Auckland, the newest and freshest Auckland hotel, is primed to set a new standard in style, service and contemporary elegance with a well needed breath of fresh air.

The city's latest hotel mixes elements of London sophistication, Sydney cool, New York style combined with the warmth of world class Kiwi hospitality. Worthy of the most discerning traveler, Rydges Auckland is the city's best kept secret…… until now.

Offering Auckland accommodation in close proximity to the centre of the city makes it ideal for both business and leisure. Take a short stroll to the Viaduct Harbour, Auckland's stunning waterfront with an array of restaurants and bars. Auckland has an abundance of shopping to satisfy the shopping addict's in all of us right on our doorstep. High Street and the Chancery are home to original fashion designers, artists, jewelers and café owners converging on this narrow, meandering street transforming it into one of the central city's best shopping attractions. If you are here to soak up a world class concert at Vector Arena, look no further for a stylish hotel to feel like a star.

Standing proudly above the city on Hobson Street, Rydges Auckland Hotel presents the new Hobson Tower, complete with 88 stunning guest rooms to form a 267-room urban oasis in the heart of Auckland.

The newly revitalized rooms are designed to exude warmth and sublime comfort. Each accommodation includes a specialized workstation, 32 inch LCD television, air conditioning and up to the minute broadband and Wi-Fi access for the internet lovers in all of us. All rooms enjoy views of the inner city, many looking over the Sky Tower, while the Harbour View rooms enjoy sweeping views of the Auckland Harbour Bridge and the picturesque Waitemata Harbour.

Auckland is New Zealand's gateway city and we couldn't be better placed in welcoming you to the land of the long white cloud. Our friendly and attentive team are on hand to assist you in exploring Auckland and beyond. We are dedicated to ensure your expectations are exceeded with passion in a fresh and friendly contemporary hotel environment.

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Review date:   November 2, 2017 4:42AM
Review:   It was wonderful to win a prize and spend a night at Rydges. The highlights were the amazing deserts and the absolutely awesome breakfast. T We will be back for that. The room was spacious and clean, the staff were professional and helpful. Thank you for supporting a charity Rydges!
Author:   Sue Sutcliffe
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Review date:   November 1, 2017 5:32AM
Review:   Was able to check in early and check out late at no extra expense. Friendly staff both at the bar and reception. Large room with plenty of space and brilliant location.
Author:   Terri Salwin
Rating (out of 3 stars):  

Review date:   October 3, 2017 11:51AM
Review:   The quality of this hotel's personnel is matchless. Understanding, solution oriented, patient. The service I got, the quality of the room and the cleanliness of the gym made me admire this group (Rydges) even more. Very fast internet, a reasonably priced restaurant. Good location.
Author:   The Translator
Rating (out of 3 stars):  

Review date:   October 29, 2017 10:29AM
Review:   We had an amazing time and thank you so much for making us feel special on our wedding anniversary. Your service has made our time magical! Thank you.
Author:   RITA AH KAU
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Review date:   October 20, 2017 3:42AM
Review:   Rooms were fine but the bathrooms were awful. The bathroom is just one open tile room with a sink, toilet and shower faucet attached to the wall with no door or shower curtain - so the entire floor gets wet after showering. The tiles (both floor and walls) were stained and mildewy. There was no counter to set your toiletries on. It reminded me of a prison bathroom. The receptionist touted the "harbor and sky tower views" when we checked in - but then put us in an 8th floor room directly facing a concrete wall (even though we mentioned we were stopping over on our honeymoon). We tried to get laundry service at 8pm (which they charge double for "express 5-hour service") - but then said they couldn't get it back to us until 9:30am the next morning(?) I wouldn't stay here again.
Author:   Christina Taylor
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