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Rydges Melbourne Hotel

4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   186 Exhibition St., Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia (Melbourne CBD)
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    4 of 5 stars
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Geelong, Australia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
6 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

We stayed at Rydges to go to Les Miserables at Her Majesties Theatre and the position, being right across the road in Exhibition Street was perfect. The room was servicable and dinner and breakfast in the Locanda Bar was quite ok. Having a carpark beneath the hotel was a bonus and the cost of $29 for an overnight stay isn't... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Second stay at Rydges Melbourne. The good: a) Quick, fuss-free check-in. b) Housekeeping was prompt in addressing misplaced jacket while transiting from one room to another. Thankful of the location and pick-up of missing item. c) Spacious Executive King rooms d) Near to Chinatown and theatres The less good: a) Called for assistance when room heater broke down. Manager came... More

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42 hotel reviews
167 helpful votes 167 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Another nice stay but they have improved their quality in the use of the 'Priority Guest Rewards' card. I used my Priority Guest Rewards card which doesn't cost anything but gives you a discount to book a room, free barista coffee in the morning, a free drink at the bar and free bottles of water in the room (not sure... More

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Bangor, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

after checking in - I was allocated a room behind the lift shaft that was extremely noisy so I asked for a quieter room. I was then proposed a room on the 10th floor but the traffic noise was just as bad So I was proposed an upgrade of aus$ 20 to a better room on the top floor (room... More

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Tura Beach
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Have stayed here a number of times and always satisfied that getting value for money - good location, very helpful staff. Usually on my own so not really bothered by small rooms, but this time shared with my adult daughter and it was a bit cramped - but we didn't spend much time in our room so weren't too fazed.... More

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Coolangatta, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great hotel in a great location, the fireplace in the lobby is a nice touch. My only complaint is that the rooms are tiny. Bathrooms are tiny. Otherwise all is in order , rooms are clean . Great mini bar selection. Location is very central. Would stay again

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We wanted to combine a dental appointment with a trip to the Comedy Theatre that evening. Where better to stay than at Rydges in Exhibition St. Melbourne. Dentist around the corner & theatre just a few moments away......close to shops too. Ideal. Staff very friendly, room fine, not elaborate but it's adequate, & the beds are lovely & comfortable. We... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Just spent 5 nights at this hotel. Fantastic location for shopping, China Town, restaurants and theatres. Beds - pretty good!!! Front of house staff - delightful - room cleanliness and overall housekeeping pretty awful - we were part of a conference and not the only ones that the room was not cleaned, beds not made properly, bathrooms not attended to,... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My wife and I always seem to have trouble finding accommodation we can both afford, and enjoy when travelling around Australia, especially in the cities. Rydges met all our requirements, with most comfortable beds, good location and service. We stayed in a suite on the seventh floor, having been upgraded on arrival for the three days we were booked. Car... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Rydges Melbourne is a mid-priced city centre hotel and although there's nothing particularly wrong with the place, it's just a bit plain and basic. Staff are nice and the hotel restaurant is OK too but the general feel of the lobby, halls and rooms leaves a lot to be desired. Given the cost of the hotel, it should be a... 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*
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Rydges Melbourne is conveniently located in Melbourne's CBD, in the heart of the Theatre precinct on Exhibition street. With over 290 guest rooms and 70 suites. Rydges Melbourne is home to Locanda Italian Steakhouse Restaurant and Bar, featuring the best steaks from nearby Yarra Valley, an good variety of pastas and other mouthwatering options. Located in close proximity to Bourke Street Mall shopping, a block away from the Paris End of Collins Street boutiques and in walking distance to Rod Laver Arena and the MCG, Rydges Melbourne is a great choice if you are wanting everything at your doorstep. ... more   less 
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