Riddiford Hotel
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2.0
#3 of 3 small hotels in Lower Hutt
3.7 of 5 bubbles
Location
2.8 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
2.5 of 5 bubbles
Service
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Value

Finding an ideal small hotel in Lower Hutt does not have to be difficult. Welcome to Riddiford Hotel, a nice option for travellers like you.

Rooms at Riddiford Hotel provide a refrigerator, air conditioning, and a minibar, and guests can stay connected with internet access.

In addition, while staying at Riddiford Hotel guests have access to room service. You can also enjoy an on-site restaurant. Need a place to park? Free parking is available at Riddiford Hotel.

While staying at Riddiford Hotel, visitors can check out Wainui Lookout (2.0 mi), which is a popular Lower Hutt attraction.

Lower Hutt has plenty of cafes. So when you’re here, be sure to check out popular spots like Sweet Vanilla Kitchen, Coco Kai Cafe, and Buzz, which are serving up some great dishes.

During your visit, be sure to check out a popular park like Avalon Park, which is a short distance from the small hotel.

Riddiford Hotel puts the best of Lower Hutt at your fingertips, making your stay both relaxing and enjoyable.

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Property amenities
Free parking
Internet
Restaurant
Wine / champagne
Meeting rooms
Non-smoking hotel
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Room features
Air conditioning
Minibar
Refrigerator
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Good to know
HOTEL STYLE
Mid-range
Languages Spoken
English, Chinese

Location

21 - 29 Knights Road, Lower Hutt New Zealand
Getting there
Good for walkers
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Grade: 81 out of 100
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Wellington Intl Airport
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Kapiti Coast Airport
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Greg L wrote a review Mar 2018
Wellington, New Zealand
1.0 of 5 bubbles
We used to go to the Riddiford for Yum Cha once Andrews closed down, but the constant level of disgusting customer service from the owners finally put us off our food and made us leave the restaurant, never to return.
It's like the owners do not know they are in the service and hospitality industry, because they are definitely not hospitable towards their paying customers at all.
Be warned, if you come here it can ruin your day like it has for us.
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Date of stay: March 2018
1.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Liz W wrote a review Jan 2015
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Absolutely revolting with a pungent odour of filthiness. Stained carpet which looked as if it has never been cleaned or vacuumed, dirty bedding & bathroom and 9 years of dust collecting on windows, curtains and skirting. We checked out after 10 minutes of arriving. Couldn't pay me to stay there.
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Date of stay: January 2015
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Ayesha M wrote a review Nov 2018
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Planned to stay for three nights during labor weekend... no turn down service, didn't clean our room, didn't replace towels, didn't vacuum, didn't have a working phone (it was only there for looks lol), no wifi or sky (even though it's advertised on the building itself) and the list goes on.

The worse part was when we were making the complaints we asked for our bond and Sunday nights payment (like hell were we gonna stay the another night) which they did give back to us but they didn't really wanna hear what we had to say.

But wait, it gets worse!!! As we were getting ready to leave the car park... the owners and their teenage son comes outside to harass us. The teen was busy calling us all the names under the sun while the owners did nothing to stop him but threaten us that they are going to call the police. I videoed the entire incident on the low so I want scared... we didn't do anything. Wish I could upload video. Damn
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Date of stay: October 2018Trip type: Travelled with family
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Trish P wrote a review Nov 2015
Hastings, New Zealand
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Dirty dirty dirty! I think this hotel just had Chinese tour groups and truck drivers as their main customers. The restaurant doesn't have the wine on the wine list and the food is terrible! Avoid this place. It's shocking and as a New Zealander I feel ashamed that this exists!
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Date of stay: October 2015Trip type: Travelled with friends
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622Maggie wrote a review Jun 2012
Auckland, New Zealand
1.0 of 5 bubbles
This would be the worst hotel we have stayed in. The toilet leaked so they moved rooms. The next room the window had been leaking for a long time and there was a towel by the window to mop up the water. Curtains were mouldy, carpet was filthy and we could not wait to leave. The hotel needs the health and safety inspectors in. Avoid at all costs.
The photos on the various websites are very deceptive but do not be fooled.
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Date of stay: June 2012
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: The best tip I have is not to choose a room.
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Karen H wrote a review Mar 2011
Brisbane, Australia
1.0 of 5 bubbles
This was a very basic Hotel which is reflected in the price. The rooms were clean but are very noisy - everytime someone in the next room used the toilet or shower you were woken up. The Front Office people were not very friendly and they have a big Alsatian Dog who was allowed in the Restaurant and dining area in the evenings. We did not get our room serviced one day because they were hosting a stall at the Americarna Market Day and on another day they forgot to leave us Cups so no coffee for us that day. There is no SKY TV and the towels are very thin. The Internet is also very expensive. The only positive is its location in the heart of Lower Hutt
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Date of stay: February 2011
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
1.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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billtoomey wrote a review Oct 2018
Christchurch, New Zealand
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1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sleeping Waterloo railway station would have been a better choice . Intermittent tv reception Dirty room , floor not vacuumed , toilet wouldn’t flush properly and kept regurgitating flushed contents . Mould in shower , basin and floor . Worst of all , human hair in and on the bed , and what I’m guessing to be bodily fluid stains on the carpet either side of the bed .
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Date of stay: October 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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johnY7566XH wrote a review Oct 2015
Masterton, New Zealand
1.0 of 5 bubbles
As you enter you are greeted by a stack of broken plant stands to the right of the doorway. The reception counter looks welcoming from a distance. As you book in, the scuffily dressed receptionist takes your details but there is no welcome comment or facial expression. Behind the desk are boxes of paperwork and overflowing waste paper bins. As you turn away you see on one side, a member of the family reclining on the lounge with ipod in hand. One assumes he relocated to the othe side of the room due to the piles of orange peel building up over time behind the single chair.
As we headed to the room the stench from the stairwell was overpowering. When querying the source we were told "broken pipe from kitchen, fix in couple of days".
The room was compact, no milk , kettle with no way of filling it, ironing board with no iron, extra pillows approximately 7 feet up on top shelf of cupboard and only accesable by using a swivel office chair. Newly decorated bathroom was very clean but the location of the toilet paper holder was above head height and behind cistern. Note this was a disability unit.The view from the room to the kitchen area and yard below resembled a scrap metal yard as the discarded ovens, deep fryers and woks had been there for some years. Took the chance to eat in the on site restaurant and had to describe requirements to waitress who asked another employee to translate.
Beautiful light fittings were spoilt by the addition of the compulsory Chinese paper lanterns suspended irregularly from them using chains made from used paper clips.
The only enjoyable part of our stay was the location and price.
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Date of stay: September 2015
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Find alternative accommodation.
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marty569 wrote a review Jun 2015
Timaru, New Zealand
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The location was very close to all locations we wanted. The room was clean, warm and tidy. We did not experience any hot water problems as some others had complained of. The rooms were a bit smaller than some hotel rooms, but so was the price. The hosts went out of their way to ensure our stay was comfortable and enjoyable. We were there early in the week but found that all traffic noise stopped around 10pm and didn't start again until about 7.00am. One item that we did miss was a stool or seat to sit on or place suitcases on other than the bed although this may have cluttered the room unnecessarily. The food in their restaurant was fantastic.
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Date of stay: June 2015
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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trevord884 wrote a review Dec 2014
Wanganui
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Great location central to Hutt City. Room well serviced, quiet and restful. Decor a little tired in places, reasonably clean and tidy.
Compact room. The main issue we had was with the hot water system which was temperamental starting off with hot showers that fairly quickly went to warm - like there was insufficient hot water available. Also quite a bit of "tap noise" from adjoining rooms. Restaurant service was good. Menu covered a good range of "Chinese" meals and staff showed good understanding of Gluten free requirements.
Overall the only real complaint was the poor hot water system that needs attention!
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Date of stay: December 2014
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Ask for a room with decent hot water to avoid cool showers.
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Escape560319 wrote a tip Oct 2018
6 contributions2 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"Check rooms out online if possible before making a booking"
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Sack M wrote a tip Aug 2017
4 contributions4 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Just avoid all together"
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Michael H wrote a tip Jul 2017
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom11 contributions6 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Don't book here."
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Chesterpie wrote a tip Feb 2016
Hastings, New Zealand18 contributions2 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Find somewhere else"
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NZMIKE88 wrote a tip Nov 2015
Greater Wellington, New Zealand4 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"Choose a room at another hotel"
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PRICE RANGE
$152 - $164 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
New ZealandNorth IslandGreater WellingtonLower Hutt
NUMBER OF ROOMS
22
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Frequently Asked Questions about Riddiford Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Riddiford Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Xcape Wellington (0.5 km), Neko Ngeru Cat Cafe (0.2 km), and The Dowse Art Museum (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Riddiford Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, free parking, and meeting rooms.
Which room amenities are available at Riddiford Hotel?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Riddiford Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Riddiford Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Riddiford Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Sweet Vanilla Kitchen, Chilli Masala, and Gauchos Churrasco BBQ.
Is Riddiford Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.4 km away from the centre of Lower Hutt.
Are any cleaning services offered at Riddiford Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Riddiford Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Chinese.
Are there any historical sites close to Riddiford Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Old St Paul's (12.5 km), Wellington Cable Car (13.4 km), and Government House (14.6 km).
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