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Rydges Melbourne Hotel

4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   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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Sydney
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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2009

My Saturday night at this hotel was one of those experience where a whole range of positives about the stay where marred by one drawback – not being able to sleep properly until about 3am. As a Rydges Priority Guest member (free to join online) I was very pleased at check-in to be given a free upgrade from a Queen... More

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

Thank you for your comments on your recent stay at Rydges Melbourne, it was pleasing to read you enjoyed the spaciousness of the larger suites albeit that we need to take some action with the street noise. We are looking at options of being able to double glaze the windows in some of these rooms that face the street on... More

Adelaide, South Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2009

I stayed at this hotel for 4 nights. The room was clean, tidy etc. The bathroom, however, was very small, with the toilet at an odd angle, and I had to maneuver around just to shut the door - very unusual. The shower is within the bath and is likewise quite small. I wonder why they can't just enlarge the... More

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

Thank you for your detailed review of Rydges Melbourne, I agree with your comments that some of the bathroom configurations are not ideal, and is unfortunately the structural design of the building that is not easily changed. Removing the baths and making them showers only would be a possibility and something we may review at some stage. Your comments on... More

australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2009

My wife and I stayed for three days and didn't read previous reviews. (Lesson for all) Got a room on the 5th floor backing onto a side lane and for the three mornings at 5am a large truck collecting bins from businesses stopped outside our window (well it sounded like it was) and collected rubbish including bottles which were then... More

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

Appreciate your feedback and the comments on the noise will be addressed again with the waste disposal, the hotel has spoken with the company that does the hotels rubbish collection and they have assured us they are picking up as late as possible and will not crush the rubbish until away from the hotel. Unfortunately the other neighbours are a... More

Brisbane
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30 reviews 30 reviews
18 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2009

Arriving at Melbourne airport to be greeted by the driver we emerged out into the cold night air, a quick drive to town with Michael chatting away like an old friend. We arrived at Rydges Exhibition St. Location Location Location situated at the top end of town in Exhibition Street Rydges is in an ideal location for a weekend in... More

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David_Bornmann, David Bornmann at Rydges Melbourne Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback on your recent visit to Melbourne. It is refreshing to receive both a positve and detailed response from a guests experience at the hotel. It was fantastic from someone in the tourism industry to read of your enjoyment whilst in the city and making use of the variety of amazing restaurants closeby, in particular the... More

Adelaide, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2009

I stayed for 3 nights at the Rydges Melbourne and had a great time. The hotel looks recently renovated, with a modern rooms and public areas. The twin room we stayed in was a generous size, with more than enough room for our requirements. Beds were comfortable and extra pillows were supplied. The room also had a large desk and... More

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

Thank you for the time to provide feedback from your recent stay at Rydges Melbourne. It was pleasing to read you had an enjoyable visit and made the most of the location of the hotel. There is plenty of great shows coming to Melbourne over the coming months including Jersey boys and Chicago, hopefully we will see you back soon.,... More

Singapore
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22 reviews 22 reviews
21 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2009

It's an ok hotel... Nothing much to 'wow' about it. stayed there for 4 nights at room 1313. The location of this hotel is excellent, just a stone's throw away from His Majesty's Theatre and the Comedy Theatre and very near the Paliament Train Station, making it very convinient. The only problem is that the windows of the hotel seem... More

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

My apologies that the sheets have allegedly made you itch and the noise has been a problem for you whilst staying in the hotel. I will discuss the cleaning of the sheets with laundry to ensure that they are using the correct mixture of laundry liquid. The machines are all programmed for wash and rinse and the amount of chemical... More

Cranbourne North
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2009

I have just enjoyed a wonderful night at Rydges Melbourne for Mothers Day with my 3 year old daughter. We don' ask for much but were pleasantly surprised at the level of smiling service and great vibe in this hotel. We felt safe and our privacy was adhered to and respected, We were given a complimentary drink on arrival which... More

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

Thank you for your feedback. It was pleasing to read that you enjoyed a relaxing and quality break with your daughter for Mothers Day. It was good to see the temp in the roof top pool was adequate for an enjoyable experience when the outside temperature is so cool at the moment! Regards David Bornmann General Manager More

Sydney
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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2009

Have stayed here twice on business for a night - the first stay was fine in every way (except the sheets -see below). The restaurant was a great option as a solo traveler and has very good service and food. The second stay not so good - despite having what seemed like solid brick walls between rooms I could hear... More

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

Thank you for your feedback. I apologise that your recent stay was disapointing and you encountered a number of issues to make your stay a poor experience. This will be addressed with the appropriate personnel to ensure they improve these aspects of guest service. With relation to the noise through the walls, I was quite surprised to hear this as... More

Ann Arbor, Michigan
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24 reviews 24 reviews
18 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2009

We stayed at this Rydges when traveling to Melbourne for the first time. We were impressed with the size, cleanliness, and amenities of our standard queen room. The room was tidy, and the bed was comfortable. The decor was simple and tasteful. We had a good location on a top level floor. We enjoyed the free kettle and refrigerator that... More

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

Thank you for your feedback and due to the Rydges.com policy of best rate guarentee, am glad you enjoyed a complimentary stay. Regards David Bornmann General Manager More

Sydney
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
30 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2009

Rydges Melbourne will always be on the top of my list of hotels to stay whenever I'm in Melbourne. Great location, comfortable rooms and value for money. One complaint though. The door in the hotel room made a very loud bang when closed. This was very annoying as neighbouring guests seemed to venture in and out of their hotels at... More

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

Thank you for your feedback. My apologies that some of the door closers were allowing the doors to slam. This will be checked by the hotel maintenance to adjust as I can imagine it would be quite annoying. Regards David Bornmann General Manager More

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Additional Information about Rydges Melbourne Hotel

Also Known As:
Rydges Hotel Melbourne
Melbourne Rydges Hotel
Address: 186 Exhibition St., Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Location: Australia > Victoria > Melbourne
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#70 Luxury Hotel in Melbourne
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Rydges Melbourne Hotel 4.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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