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Rydges Melbourne Hotel

4.5 of 5 186 Exhibition St., Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Sydney, Australia
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70 reviews 70 reviews
17 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed at the Rydges for one night and although the service was great and the room was ok (bathrooms are a bit small and tv is quite small), the noise was really what didn't make the stay so enjoyable. The walls have to be paperthin as we could hear everything from the next room loud and clear. It turned... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I stay regularly and have seen big improvements over last year. Short walk from everything in melbourne including trams, cabs and city loop train stations, can park centrally with all these services and enjoy. New menus, excellent service and happy hour. Free WIFI and a small business centre makes our work easy. Recommend to anyone but book early.

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Morwell, Australia
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217 reviews 217 reviews
52 hotel reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had booked a Monday night and received confirmation. Next day received the offer of Sunday at half price so we took that offer. I also joined the Rydges Priority Guest Club. When we arrived we were greeted and it was said were staying for one night, I corrected the staff and they found the second night booking. They could... More

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140 reviews 140 reviews
30 hotel reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I stayed a couple of nights at Rydges in Melbourne. On a superficial review it is a well located but otherwise ordinary city hotel with pokey rooms, especially tight bathrooms and maids who do not re-issue items like shampoo - seems I was expected to make it last! Definitely wouldn’t suit Stuart. However it has two highly redeeming ‘features’. The... More

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135 reviews 135 reviews
59 hotel reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Stayed here again and loved it. Just a few points for comment. What happened to the foot stools in the room? I've noticed they have been removed. Please bring them back. I like the new touches but leaving the Ikea and Freedom labels on everything from mugs to bathroom pot plant isn't a good look. The one only bright new... More

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Australia WA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The twin room was small, with 2 standard size single beds, 1 bedside table, no shelves or drawers, 1 desk chair and 1 easy chair. It looked as if the beds should have been pushed together to make a queen size bed because the light switches for the bed lights were behind the pillows. There was no safe in the... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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114 reviews 114 reviews
32 hotel reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It was just a breath of fresh air to be served at the bar by Vish - the charming barman. So good when someone has a big smile and welcome for a tired customer. He loves his job too! Service was prompt and made with a flourish. There was genuine kindness and a great personality. Well worth stopping off here... More

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Julian_Carruthers, Manager at Rydges Melbourne Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Dr Janet Hall, Thank you for the amazing feedback, I will be sure to share it with Vish. He is truly an exceptional person and has the perfect personality for hospitality, genuinely loves his job and the guests we have passing through the hotel. Hope to see you next time you are passing through Melbourne. Kind Regards, Julian Carruthers... More

Singapore, Singapore
16 reviews 16 reviews
14 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Located conveniently on Exhibition Street in the city, Rydges Melbourne is excellent if you wish to explore the beautiful Melbourne city. The property is just a short stroll away from Chinatown (and delicious Chinese food), the world-famous Bourke Street Mall as well as exclusive Collins Street boutiques. Priority Guest Rewards have now partnered with Global Hotel Alliance so you will... More

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Julian_Carruthers, Manager at Rydges Melbourne Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Shutterwhale, Thank you for taking the time to come to Melbourne and experience our hotel, just looking through your website I can see that you are lucky enough to see a lot of special places across the globe and blog as you go. I hope that if you are ever back through Melbourne again we can have you back... More

East Fremantle, Australia
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

2 nights. We are in our 70s.Not a good start - not a drawer in the room and only one bedside table in a 'Delux(?)' Queensize. Do I put my specs, book etc. on the floor? Marks on carpet where chest of drawers had been removed. Receptionist not very helpful - 'Those rooms only have one bedside table sir'. 'Oh,... More

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Julian_Carruthers, Manager at Rydges Melbourne Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Alaneguy, I'm sorry to read about what seems to be a pretty mediocre stay, it is true that we have recently removed the sets of drawers from all our deluxe rooms in the hope of providing our travellers with additional space. There are absolutely drawers available upon request, which I am glad you did receive, albeit after a little... More

Perth, Australia
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4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed a week in September '14. Great location close to tram stops and places to eat and shop. Friendly staff at check-in. Spacious quiet room with a very comfortable bed. The bathroom was tiny and could could have been a lot bigger given the size of the room....and at 6" tall, the shower head barely reached my shoulders.

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Julian_Carruthers, Manager at Rydges Melbourne Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Liam, Firstly, I can completely relate to your issues with height and shower head locations, I am 6ft 5' myself, I will be sure to look into this issue further, given the various alternatives on the market I am sure we can rectify this moving forward. It's great to hear you enjoyed the rest of your stay and hope... More

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Address: 186 Exhibition St., Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Location: Australia > Victoria > Melbourne > Melbourne CBD
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Rydges Melbourne Hotel 4.5*
Number of rooms: 363
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