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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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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I had last stayed here many years ago and at the time I thought it was overrated. I stayed one night for a work trip because of its excellent location. I was agreeably impressed with it. The staff were courteous and when I discovered I had forgotten my toothbrush a call to the house keeping resulted in a quick response... More

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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We have stayed at this hotel quite a few times and it is in a great location. There are many restaurants near by and the hotel has a very good restaurant. Good shopping is with in walking distance. The staff are always helpful but we were disappointed this time as they have built a smoking deck off of the bar.... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Years ago decided that this was a really bad place to stay; noisy, unhelpful, horrid. However, circumstances landed us here for a night and we were pleasantly surprised. Ordinary room which was due for a renovation, but service was good, thank heavens quiet this time, bed comfy and air con worked well. Breakfast in the room was on time to... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After requesting an early check in due to an early flight (which we know isn't guaranteed) we ended up having to wait nearly 4 hours after our check in time as our room wasn't ready. I understand delays happen but would have preferred an honest "we are running late" to the numerous "just 15 minutes" responses I got. I could... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've stayed at rydges many times over the past 12 months. The staff are always courteous and helpful. The suite rooms are nicely renovated and have great bathrooms with large baths. The normal hotel rooms are a bit hit and miss and some are due for a makeover. The restaurant is always reliable in serving great quality food for dinner... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just an overnight stay because we were seeing a show in town. Booked using Hotels Combined which, as I thought, would end up with not exactly what I booked due to the reduced room rate. An executive room with city views was booked with actual view being the other way, Parliament House and roof tops. Not to worry, as a... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed overnight Friday 4th July in a twin with other members of our party in a king room with pullout sofa bed. It is a return stay for me but not as impressed as first visit. On making reservations I asked for rooms to be as close as possible on same floor, and was told should be ok ... On... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Staff not particularly friendly, bathroom small and mouldy. Beds sunk in the middle. Good location though near theatres. Front desk staff didn't know cheap ways to get to places and didn't seem to care.

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Sydney, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel is dressed in a tired 'has-been' decor that looks like it might have been 90s chic once. The decor is no better in the rooms, although clean if not 'fresh or modern'. While the room was large, the bathroom was miniscule. The sub par, scratched and undersized bathtub is complemented by a toilet crammed into such a small... More

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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Booked a City High package to stay at this hotel on Saturday night as we were attending show at Comedy Theatre on Sunday afternoon. Joined priority rewards and package cost $269 and included parking, deluxe room, 2 drinks in bar, 2 course dinner in restaurant (including bottle of wine), buffet breakfast and 1.00pm checkout! Room was on 17th floor with... More

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Additional Information about Rydges Melbourne Hotel

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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Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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#19 Spa Hotel in Melbourne #76 Luxury Hotel in Melbourne
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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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