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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 171 hotels in Melbourne
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2010
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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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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2010

I chose this hotel initally due to its closeness to Her Majestys Theatre where Mary Poppins was playing ( would highly recommend that show for anyone thinkng about seeing it). I had a great stay here I was amazed at how close the hotel was to everything that I wanted to see in melbourne. On arrival at the hotel after... More

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

it was great toi see you enjoyed the hotels location and proximity to Her Majestys theatre and all the other major theatres of Melbourne - I like to refer to it as the 'Broadway of Australia' as no other city in Australia has so many fantastic theatres located within a block of each other and as you have noted, Rydges... More

Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2010

This Hotel is very well managed. Service is spot on, the staff are all pleasant, friendly and make their guests feel welcome and at ease. The Queen Suite room was perfect. Very comfortable and well equipped. Can't fault it. The adjoining Locanda Cucina & Bar is superb. A casual and relaxing space. Entering the lobby from the Melbourne cold outside... More

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

Thank you for your feedback on the hotel and the impression of the hotel and the team, it was pleasing to read they made you feel welcome and you enjoyed your time in Melbourne. The ambience of the lobby is one that hopefully makes guests feel at home and the Locanda Steakhouse Restaurant is proving to be very popular with... More

Perth, Australia
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2010

Love the hotel, its facilities and location to everything that is Melbourne. Great breakfast, fantastic rooms and views of the CBD. The service has been of high quality and friendly on all of our stays. I highly recommend this hotel especially for the travelling AFL fan. Just a short walk to the MCG.

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

It was very pleasing to see you enjoyed both the hotel and the location when recently in Melbourne. The hotel prides itself on delivering a comfortable atmosphere for those coming down for a relaxing weekend, it was heartening to see we hit the mark with your stay and hope to see you back again. Yours sincerely David Bornmann General Manager More

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10 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2010

We stayed here for 2x nights to get a feel of melbourne before we went down the great ocean rd. It was a fantastic location, right next to chinatown, and a pleasant 30min walk to vic markets, 15 to the museum etc. The foyer was very trendy and the fittings were nice, and this carried on through to the hallways... More

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

It was excellent to read you enjoyed the hotels central location with so much at our doorstep, it is very convenient for people enjoying Melbourne's culture. It was of concern to see the receptionist being described as 'snooty' as this seems totally our of character of the feedback I get from the team on the front desk, I am hopeful... More

Melbourne, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2010

King Spa room was excellent. Everything you needed was in the room. The bed was absolutley fantastic, pillows also good but for me a bit thick. Had a great sleep were usually I never do when not in my own bed! Nice bar and restuarant area. Breakfast is very nice with pancakes and eggs cooked fresh for you. Great location... More

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

It was pleasing to read of your impression of your stay at Rydges Melbourne, it was great to see you enjoyed your sleep on the Rydges dream bed and that the breakfast offerings were to your liking. Yours sincerely David Bornmann General Manager More

Newcastle Australia
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2010

this hotel was great. very central easy. very warming in such a cold windy city. Only down fall was the bathroom was very very small and very out dated. bath tub had rust, mold and stains on it. other than that all great

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

Thank you for your response with your visit at Rydges Melbourne, it was both pleasing to read of the positive comments of the location and ambience of the property as well as it was concerning to read of the items noted with the bathroom that require immediate attention. I apologise you encountered these issues as it certainly reflects badly on... More

Melbourne, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2010

Dear Sir/Madam I would like to take this opportunity to complement the staff at Melbourne Rydges in particular Mani in Locanda Resteraunt and Gerrard the chef on breakfast shift as they have always made us and others feel welcome and are very obliging. We have stayed at other Rydges and have found the atmosphere and staff at Melbourne made our... More

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

It was very pleasing to read of your experience at Rydges Melbourne and that the individuals at the hotel made a difference with your impression of the hotel. It is always rewarding to hear stories like yours where we have made this impact by having these great hospitality individuals who have the sincerity and great service approach to impact a... More

Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2010

We recently stayed at Rydges Melbourne as we were going to a show at Her Majesty's Theatre. Whilst the location and room were just what we wanted, we were disappointed with the service we received when we arrived to find that our car wouldn't fit within the limit of the Hotels Car Park. Our car is a Toyota Prado that... More

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

Thank you for the feedback of your experience at the hotel. The confirmation forms sent out with bookings unfortunately are not able to have individual hotel information on them as they are sent from a central system. The team should know the information of car parks with a height greater than 2.4 meters, which is our restriction, I apologise again... More

Melbourne, Australia
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2010

This is the second time we have stayed at Rydges Melbourne and have been happy with our experiences on both occasions. Love the Dream Beds in the rooms and the food/wine/service at Locardo restaurant. We'll be back!

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

It was great to see you enjoy your stay at Rydges Melbourne and that Locanda Steakhouse Restaurant is providing the right menu and wine for your needs. The Rydges Dream beds have very favourable feedback and I personaly enjoy sleeping on one every night at home! Look forward to seeing you back soon, Kind regards David Bornmann General Manager More

Gold Coast
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2010

Rydges Exhibition Street in Melbourne is always our fist choice for accommodation on our frequent trips down south. Great value rooms,first class food and wine list and happy helpful staff ( Mark at front desk gets a special mention for his easy going friendly and professional service!) Perfect location on the fringe of China Town(The best Chinese restaurants in Australia)... More

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

It was excellent to see you enjoyed the hotels location and the team, in particular Mark who is a Rydges corporate cadet that provided that special something for you to remark on the visit. The Locanda Steakhouse is proving to be a popular spot for locals as well as house guests with the extensive wine list in particular by the... More

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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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#19 Spa Hotel in Melbourne #75 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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