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Rydges Melbourne Hotel

186 Exhibition St., Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    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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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2012

The location is fantastic, very close to everything in the city. The restaurant in the hotel is not to bad, but there are plenty of better options if you head out and take a chance. Swanston St just a couple blocks away is a good option. The staff are helpful and friendly. Rooms are generous in size and well appointed.... More 

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

Pleasing to read you enjoyed the hotels location and the stay was generally enjoyable. The Locanda Steakhouse Restaurant generally gets good feedback and the quality for breakfast and dinner is usually of a great standard. I agree with you we are surrounded by some amazing options and guests do enjoy this flexibility when staying with us. Kind regards David Bornmann... More 

Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2012

The room stayed in is huge with spa but compared to similar rooms I stayed in, it is pretty average.

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

Disappointing to see you didnt enjoy the spa room you were in. We have two mock up rooms finished for a refurbishment of these rooms and am hopeful this will commence in October this year, and be completed before Christmas! Hope we will welcome you back at some stage to review when done. Kind regards David Bornmann General Manager More 

Berkeley Vale, Australia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2012

Travelling to Melbourne for the first time, I was a bit concerned about which hotel to book. Having stayed at Rydges World Square Sydney on a number of occassions, I decided to stick with Rydges and book it in Melbourne. My booking was for 6 nights. I was VERY happy with the cost, being a tad over $500! The in... More 

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

Fantastic to see you enjoyed your stay with us, in particular after selecting the property from your experience at Rydges World Square. Good to see the team kept you happy and you enjoyed the facilites like the pool on the roof, which although may sound weird to be swimming up there in the middle of Melbourne winter, is well heated... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
6 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2012

This is out 3rd stay at Rydges. This is often featured on standby rates and represents very good value at under $200 incl. parking and buffet breakfast and a welcome drink. The room is a little small, and you should sit in the quieter part for breaky as the families and hoards arrive.Ask for a quite room...so they can locate... More 

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

Three stays is very pleasing to see, with some positive constructive comments that always assist the hotel as well as other travellers. The hotel is traditionally busy on weekends, must be due to our fantastic location and so many things happening in Melbourne CBD every weekend! Breakfast can be quite hectic on weekends, there are rush times when guests all... More 

Melbourne, Australia
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2012

Stayed here with my girlfriend for a Saturday night, place was really good.. no complaints whatsoever. Place looks really good & the staff are very friendly. We even got upgraded to a spa suite & complimentary buffet breakfast which was awesome after our big night out Room was clean and the spa was great to relax in too. Will definitely... More 

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

It was really good to read you enjoyed your experience during your recent weekend getaway and the team contributed to an enjoyable surprise with your upgrade to a suite with a spa. I hope this is the first of many more good occasions you will enjoy with us. Kind regards David Bornmann General Manager More 

Wangaratta, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2012

We had a two night stay at Rydges and our family enjoyed their lovely staff throughout the hotel. Breakfast was scrumptious with the friendly chef cooking eggs to your request.Front of house in the restaurant organised the meals and there was a lovely selection of food at reasonable prices. location was great for the theatre all walking distance into the... More 

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

It was very pleasing to read your comments on your stay, the location does lend itself to guests visiting Melbourne to see a show, the Locanda Steakhouse is prepared for the rush for pre-theatre dinners to ensure guests eat prior to curtain raising. Good to see you enjoyed the breakfast we have made a number of positive changes to the... More 

Top Contributor
86 reviews 86 reviews
8 hotel reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2012

I just stayed on my own for 3 nights from Monday till today (Thursday). Prior to booking the trip, I took some sounding through internet reviews and conversation with staff at the hotel. After getting some confirmed information, and gauging there's more positive feedback than negative on the site, I decided to take the plunge to book. I booked the... More 

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Was very disappointing to read of your experience at the hotel that initially looked like you were so excited about your getaway. I can imagine having confirmed your requests the frustration that this had been changed by someone prior to arrival - which has been addressed with the front office since. I apologise also that you found the room quality... More 

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156 reviews 156 reviews
65 hotel reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2012

This is truely a good priced and quality hotel in an excellent location in Melbourne. The rooms are comfortable and are fitted with the famous "Rydges Beds" which are so nice to sleep in. The only fault of the rooms is the bathroom which is so small and at times inconvenient, and as it was a very cold time we... More 

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Management response:

Was very pleased that our hotel met your requirements on your recent stay and although the bathroom and heating not 100% you enjoyed the location and other aspects of the property. It is certainly rewarding to see someone who has made 48 reviews and stayed in 20 odd cities provide a positive report on the experience here. Kind regards David... More 

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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2012

we arrived from a very long London via Singapore flight at 6am and managed to kill few hours before becoming so tired we decided to make our way to the hotel early (well before the official 2pm check-in) and the front desk staff were just Wonderful. Quick, efficient, no questions aksed or problems, so the nanna-nap on the comfy bed... More 

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Management response:

Was really pleasing and I must say quite humbing to read your great experience in particular from a senior reviewer who has obviously lots of experience in hotel stays. I have shared this with the team and my Directors to impress on them how good it is to be rewarded from their efforts! I am glad they ensure you got... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2012

Ive travelled the world, best hotels- but this one is the standout. Staff are incredible especially Stephanie and ian. Theyre outstanding ! enough said

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Management response:

Really appreciate the comments on the team, they certainly make the difference for our guests and in particular our regulars who get to know them so well. Location, services and facilities in hotels are always important but it's the human factor that will ensure a guest returns..... Kind regards David Bornmann General Manager More 

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