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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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Melbourne, Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
18 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2011

We recently stayed overnight in a Deluxe Queen Room and while the location was fantastic, the rooms and most areas of the hotel are looking tired. While the staff were friendly and helpful, at one stage while were waiting to check in there was no one at the check-in desk as they were called away elsewhere. The room was clean... More 

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David_Bornmann, General Manager at Rydges Melbourne Hotel, responded to this review

It was both disappointing and pleasing with your review, the service is an area of importnace and although the room sounds like it was not up to scratch which needs attention, it was pleasing that the location and the team may have helped at least make your experience more enjoyable. It is a rarity for no one to be at... More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2011

Just back from a 4 night stay in a Superior queen suite and unimpressed with the hotel. Compliments first...the hotel staff were excellent and very helpful so all good there. But the room ( which was supposed to be the second best in the hotel) was awful. The decor was extremely 'tatty' and looked as though it was a relic... More 

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David_Bornmann, General Manager at Rydges Melbourne Hotel, responded to this review

Appreciate your feelings on the room you had and can empathise with your impression of the hotel as a result of this and apologise for your poor stay. As noted to other people we are very hopeful that the suites will be given an upgrade in the near future, so we should be able to address these items you have... More 

Surfers Paradise, Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2011

We were on the 6th floor in a king spa suite, sounded great, as did the pics on their website, however the rooms haven't been updated since the eighty's. The rooms were a great size, with a nice big spa bath, however they are in desperate need of a refurb. The plasma tv's were obviously the smallest and cheapest they... More 

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David_Bornmann, General Manager at Rydges Melbourne Hotel, responded to this review

It was terrible to read of your experience in our suite, the rooms are showing their age but am hopeful that they will receive this upgrade you have noted soon. It was pleasing to read the staff service was of a good level, we certainly try to ensure that the guest has a great experience here, I hope if things... More 

Port Fairy, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2011

Really really disapointed. We have stayed at other Rydges and always found rooms to be clean and staff really helpful and professional but the Rydges on Exhibition is a dud. Check in was shocking, they had one poor girl on reception who was flat out trying to check in everyone in the line and also deal with the phone while... More 

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victoria
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46 reviews 46 reviews
21 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2011

im not usually one to write negative comments about hotel, but this has a few little ones i feel i need to mention.. 1. the bathroom is extremely small 2. the tv is placed inside the wall, but not directly infront of the bed, so if you want to watch a film in bed with your partner you have to... More 

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David_Bornmann, General Manager at Rydges Melbourne Hotel, responded to this review

It was apreciated that you expressed your impression of the hotel, unfortunately as commented to other notes, the bathroom size is not something that we can obvioulsy change, however there are rooms with larger bathrooms if people require more room. The LCD location is off to one side as it sits in front of the desk with the media hub,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2011 via mobile

This was our third stay at rydges in cronulla and we have found the hotel side of rydges fantastic, however this time we tried the restaurant that was downstairs where they have the morning buffet that night and couldnt believe how over valued and pityful the service was. We spent over $100 on dinner and the food we had was... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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66 reviews 66 reviews
28 hotel reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2011

We enjoyed the Deluxe Queen Spa Suite, which had a seperate lounge area with large windows, a comfortable bed and spacious bathroom. The spa was a bath with a few jets. The hotel was very clean and orderly, but the decor and some furnishing are tired and the room we had, the hallways, lifts and reception area would benefit with... More 

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David_Bornmann, General Manager at Rydges Melbourne Hotel, responded to this review

Very pleased that you enjoyed your stay at the hotel and that the service and facilities met your needs whilst the location provided the convenience you wanted whilst in the CBD. Agree that the decor needs some work and I understand we should be onto this in the new year, which is very exciting for all of us. Kind regards... More 

Wagga Wagga, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2011

Thank you to all the staff at Rydges Melbourne for a fabulous weekend! The staff are friendly and fun, and the food in their restaurant Locanda was outstanding. Highly recommend to anyone travelling to Melbourne!

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David_Bornmann, General Manager at Rydges Melbourne Hotel, responded to this review

It was great to read your review on the hotel and the great team in the Locanda Restaurant, they do an outstanding job in ensuring everyone has a good time and the food has been amazing since we changed to a Steakhouse last year....bets in the area in my opinion! Hope we see you back again. Kind regards David Bornmann... More 

Paynesville, Victoria, Australia
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61 reviews 61 reviews
19 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2011

Rydges Melbourne is really conveniently located for us when we visit Melbourne. China town is really close by with all the great resaurants there.A bottle shop is also across the road it you want to pick up a bottle of wine or beer. It is only a few blocks to the center of the city shopping. The rooms are clean,... More 

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David_Bornmann, General Manager at Rydges Melbourne Hotel, responded to this review

It was pleasing to read your impression of the hotel and appreciate the positive comments on the location and the service from the team. It is always great to read that there is good aspects of coming to Rydges Melbourne and the convenience of our location to the local attractions, restaurants and shopping that can be enjoyed. Kind regards David... More 

Dunedin
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96 reviews 96 reviews
37 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2011

very expensive and tiny room. Rydges service has gone down dramatically. I am a platinum member and got no welcome back drink, no upgrade, no acknowldegment at all and has to ask them to move me as room was incredibly noisy. not impressed

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David_Bornmann, General Manager at Rydges Melbourne Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review on Rydges Melbourne, the rooms sizes are subjective, they are comfortable for most of our guests who travel for short trips, we also have a number of larger rooms and suites available in the hotel for those needing more space. Platinum guests obvioulsy should get their statuatory benefits such as the drink on arrival. Upgrades... More 

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Additional Information about Rydges Melbourne Hotel

Address: 186 Exhibition St., Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Location: Australia > Victoria > Melbourne
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Rydges Melbourne Hotel 4.5*
Number of rooms: 363
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Also Known As:
Rydges Hotel Melbourne
Melbourne Rydges Hotel
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#21 Spa Hotel in Melbourne
#64 Family Hotel in Melbourne
#79 Luxury Hotel in Melbourne

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