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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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Ranked #89 of 172 hotels in Melbourne
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Manchester, UK
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel was clean and the location was good for getting around the city. But the staff were not very helpful and there were always queues at reception. The bar was very overpriced. Internet access was also very expensive but I think its antiquated to charge for internet at all.

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Brisbane, Australia
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52 reviews 52 reviews
24 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Like all Rydges hotels, this one is in need of some makeover, but it is still of a good standard. It is in a very central location, the staff are helpful and friendly and the room is clean and well fitted out. The restaurant is excellent - on a par with the best hotel restaurants in the country.

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Joseph_Ancora, Marketing Manager at Rydges Melbourne Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your very positive review. It is great to hear that you enjoyed your most recent stay with us and I thank you for your continued loyalty to Rydges Hotels & Resorts. It was also pleasing to hear that you enjoyed the hotels central location and our award winning restaurant (the food certainly is delicious!). You will also... More

Wellington, New Zealand
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Awesome location with major theatres and Chinatown right on your doorstep. Easy to walk to the Yarra River and around the CBD. The rooms are tidy but utilitarian. Good breakfast buffet although perhaps a touch on the more expensive side.

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Joseph_Ancora, Marketing Manager at Rydges Melbourne Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback. It was fantastic to read that you enjoyed the hotels central location with an abundance of eateries, theatres and shopping outlets at our doorstep. We receive very positive feedback about our breakfast and we are so pleased that you enjoyed it. We are currently in the process of giving some... More

Mildura, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The good: Location is excellent. short walk to the mall, MCG, Chinatown. Staff were friendly. Reception area is well presented. The beds and pillows were clean and very comfortable. Has a mini bar, but is cheaper to go to the 7/11 on the corner, and bottle shop right across the street. Breakfast is awesome... if it arrives. The not so... More

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Joseph_Ancora, Marketing Manager at Rydges Melbourne Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review Nicole. It was very pleasing to hear that you enjoyed the central location of the hotel and the great dining options that surround us! I do apologise for the breakfast error and will speak with the team to ensure this does not happen again. We are in the process of... More

Adelaide, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Upfront I need to declare that our 4 day stay in a Queen Spa Suite was part of a prize in the Event Cinemas Formula 1 'Rush' competition. Otherwise we would have been staying in a more standard room. Our check-in process was professional and efficient with our documentation already waiting for us. The Queen Spa Suite was a wonderful... More

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Canberra, Australia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Has undergone a renovation. Close to theatres on Exhibition Street - Rocky Horror & Les Mis currently showing. Across road from Chinatown. My room on 22nd floor was quite spacious. Bathroom is smallish, but sufficient. No complaints! Location great.

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just awful. Exceptionally rude girl checked me in and totally ignored my supposed loyalty benefits. The room was so small I think my airing cupboard is bigger. I think even a Hobbit would have found the bathroom challenging as you can basically shower whilst you are sat on the toilet. Trying to get my company to change my hotel reservation... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great location, we had a brillant deal of $149 B&B. Room getting a bit tired however no complaints. You get what you pay for. Also had a great view. A bit if traffic noise but I don't mind that gives you the feel of being in the city. Cheap parking $29 for 24 hrs.

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Agnes Water, Australia
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55 reviews 55 reviews
23 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There is no remedy for a hotel ageing and unfortunately this is one. The location of the Rydges is fantastic, the staff very good and mostly helpful, but old hotels need lots of TLC and I dont think this one is getting it. One big plus was "free Wi Fi" something which should be a standard everywhere but unfortunately most... More

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Hobart, Tasmania
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My partner and I spent two nights at this hotel in late May. It was picked primarily as a good city location but within a nice walk of the MCG for the Dream Time football game. The room size is ok but the bathroom is definitely on the smaller side, we couldn't open the bathroom door fully, only about half... 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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Amenities

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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#17 Spa Hotel in Melbourne #74 Luxury Hotel in Melbourne #89 On the Beach 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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