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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 #90 of 169 Hotels in Melbourne
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2011
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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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61 reviews 61 reviews
15 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2011

We stayed in a King Spa Suite; the King size bed was comfy as always (The Rydges beds are the best we have ever stayed in Australia wide), the marble ensuite with the double spa bath was just gorgeous and the amenities of shampoo, conditioner, lotion, body wash, shower cap, sewing kit and miniature soaps were handy and of good... More

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

It was great to read of your detailed feedback after staying at the hotel for a special occasion, it will certainly be raised with the front desk regarding their manners and service approach as this is normally quite genuine and I recieve favourable comments on as a rule. It was pleasing also that the Locanda Steakhouse Restaurant was a good... More

Perth, Australia
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44 reviews 44 reviews
18 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2011

We stayed at Rydges on a trip to see my son in Melbourne. We got a deal from one of the good deal type websites and stayed for 3 days. The room was a decent size, the bed was very comfortable although a very small bathroom with a somewhat dodgy basin tap. The location is good for a trip to... More

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

Pleasing to see the opportunity to stay in Melbourne at the hotel was such great value with the packages and deals available from time to time. It was disappointing to see this was the value you placed on the hotels rooms. Yours sincerely David Bornmann General Manager More

Sydney, Australia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
27 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2011

I chose to stay at this hotel for a quick overnight visit in Melbourne. I arrived at 8am after being on the red-eye out of Sydney that morning and I wasn't expecting to be able to check-in so early!! But was pleasantly surprised to find out my room was ready. I must admit that I didn't spend that much time... More

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

It was pleasing that most of the aspects of your experience were good, that the hotel was able to get you into your room after an overnight flight and the restaurant experience was also positive. The A/C heater units in the rooms sometimes do become noisy from use, it is generally picked up by the housekeeping and maintenance team to... More

Sydney
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89 reviews 89 reviews
26 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2011

Good central location in the Melbourne CBD. We stayed in a Queen Deluxe Spa Room which was huge. Sadly the decor is very dated and the carpet, lounge suite and curtains were in desperate need of some TLC (specifically stains on carpet and lounge). Nice big bathroom and walk in wardrobe. Unfortunately we found there was a fair bit of... More

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

It was pleasing that the hotels location suited your needs, I apologise the room was not of a good standard and noise from outside disturbed your stay. It is hoped the hotel suites will receive a much needed facelift as you noted in the near future. The towel and sheets sizes mentioned seem unusual as the beds shodl have the... More

Melbourne
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53 reviews 53 reviews
18 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2011

I chose this hotel because I noticed that the Manager responds to all Trip Advisor reviews. We checked in early (because we were going to a matinee) and had lunch from the bar snacks menu. The club sandwich was magnificent, and my Limoncello Daisy cocktail was great. Being part of China Town, we chose to eat dinner at a little... More

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

It was pleasing to read of your experience at Rydges Melbourne and the location and facilities of the hotel were a good contributor to an enjoyable break, in particular that the restaurant was well received - nothing better than a great club snadwich! The theatre precinct is a popular location for people wanting to have a great weekend away with... More

Melbourne
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2011

We stayed at Rydges over the weekend to celebrate our 5 year anniversary. We stayed in the premier spa suite (chosen due to pricing. In comparison to other hotels it appeared better value for money). When I opened the door I was immediately disapointed. The carpet was badly stained and warn in alot of places, the couches in the lounge... More

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

Was disappointed to read of your experience with your recent stay at Rydges in the Premier Spa suite. It certainly sounded pretty ordinary and can appreciate that you were left with a poor impression of the hotel. It is hoped these rooms will receive a soft refrubishment in the coming twelve months to ensure the items youhave noted are rectified... More

Belfast, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2011

Why oh why is wifi such a problem in Australian hotels? Book breakfast and meet Gerard the chef who is about the best recommendation for this hotel. A professional great chef who injects life into the boring nature of this business hotel. The rest of the staff are efficient but they need to realize tourists are not indispensable to this... More

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

It was pleasing to see our colourful Irish breakfast chef made your stay enjoyable. The hotel certainly does not try to be a stuffy hotel, if anything other than the decor it is our endevour to make it more lively for everyone, hence the uptempo bar and restaurant culture and ambience we have. The foyer could be more lively and... More

Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2011

Location Fantastic, went to see a show at Rod laver Arena, we had to pick up our tickets early and were able to work there and back, then walked there again went the show began.! Great excercise. !! Arrived at Midday and room was ready... Lovely Blonde girl checked us in, and seemed generally happy to welcome us, unlike other... More

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

It was pleasing to read of your positive experience in the hotel and that the exercise from the short walk to Rod Laver was enjoyable. he front desk team are generally quite genuine in their enthusiasm in guest service; there are times when the heat is on they may lose that demeanour but it certainly is not a reflection on... More

sunshine coast
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98 reviews 98 reviews
85 hotel reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2011

Appalling Small Bathroom 2.1 x 1.8 metre. One has to slide under the toilet rolls to perch on the toilet, just as well we are average size people.Must admit the floor seems to be let out to Asian tourists. As A priority Member expected better service .A big complaint was that the toilet was not cleaned every day.The only thing... More

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

It was disappointing to read your comments on your stay at Rydges Melbourne. The hotel is not different to all major CBD hotels and caters for guests from all countries, the reservations dept try to block groups together on one floor to try to ensure other guests are not disturbed by large numbers movement in the hotel, however it is... More

On the road
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2011

Pretty good hotel, at a reasonable price. Location is great, in the heart of the theatre district and China Town. Plenty of bars/restaurants nearby. I am not sure how the rating of 4.5 starts on Tripadvisor was decided on, I would suggest 3.5/4 would be a better indication. We had a king room, and the size of the room exceeded... More

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

It was pleasing that there were positives in your experience in the hotel, the bathroom size in the King Rooms are not as spacious as we would like, physically there is not much that can done with this issue, the rooms do have very large bedrooms with the majority of the higher floor rooms with amazing views over the city... 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*
Number of rooms: 363
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