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Rydges on Swanston Melbourne

701 Swanston Street | Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria 3053, Australia
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Sydney, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

location - great comfort of bed - great noise - whilst the area was quite - when people walked passed the room you could hear them and this did wake me during the night customer service - hit & miss - when I asked for the shower to be fix and the exhaust to be cleaned it was, I will... More 

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7 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We did stay here for five nights. When we checked in at 7th of April we had a letter on our room explaining that the elevetor should be out of service until 2nd of April 5:30pm. A passed date and time. Elevator was still out of service when we checked out at 12th. (They provided the service elevator which didn't... More 

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Palmerston, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Hotel was definitely showing its age even with recent upgrades but overall was enjoyable. Great food in the bar downstairs. Service was great very helpful with any questions or requests I had. Very close to Lygon street restaurants.

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RydgesonSwanston, Front Office Manager at Rydges on Swanston Melbourne, responded to this review

Dear grimmo82, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at Rydges on Swanston. I'm delighted to read that you enjoyed the recent renovations that the hotel went under, and also the servicve in our restaurant and bar. I have passed all of your feedback onto the team and they are thrilled. We hope to see you again,... More 

Balranald, Australia
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent comfortable rooms clean & spacious great buffet breakfast, within walking distance & close to excellent logon street, rooms recently refurbished so all very nice. Will definitely use this motel again, very pleased with everything.

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RydgesonSwanston, Front Office Manager at Rydges on Swanston Melbourne, responded to this review

Dear Robert B, It's fantastic to read that you enjoyed your time with us and thank you for taking the time to review us in this forum. It sounds like you enjoyed the hotel and made the most of our fantastic location - right near the iconic Lygon Street. We look forward to seeing you again, Best Regards Brendan Spanswick... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Check in was super fast. Staff at reception & restaurant were very pleasant. Room was perfect for our needs. 50 restaurants in Lygon st only 5 minutes away & great shopping in Melbourne CBD. Well priced. Will make this our regular spot when in Melbourne.

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Parkes, Australia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I recently stayed here after completing the Melbourne Oxfam. I read the poor reviews but it was $100 cheaper than other hotels, close to Lygon St and had 2 x double beds. Unfortunately the reviews are very accurate. The bathroom is very very small (def not 4.5 star!) It was dirty (used soap and hair all through... More 

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RydgesonSwanston, Front Office Manager at Rydges on Swanston Melbourne, responded to this review

Dear MWB1963, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us. I'm sorry to read that we did not meet your expectations on this occasion. Rest assured we have followed these up with the Executive Housekeeper and that your feedback hasn't fallen on deaf ears. All feedback, both good and bad, is taken on board so that... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed our overnight stay at the Rydges on Swanston on Sat 11th April. We were in a newly renovated Parkview King room (new bathroom fittings etc). The room and bathroom were both small but clean and comfortable. Pros: - As Priority members, we took advantage of the discount buffet breakfast and I can honestly say that it was one... More 

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RydgesonSwanston, Front Office Manager at Rydges on Swanston Melbourne, responded to this review

Dear Louise K, Thank you for your review of your time here and we appeciate all feedback, both good and bad. I'm delighted to see that you enjoyed the breakfast and our location, which is just on the city fringe so close to Lygon Street and the CBD of Melbourne. Regarding the car park, we do charge for parking, as... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Location is quite close to CBD. Room is clean and well equipped. Unfortunately the guest lift is under maintenance so we had to use the service lift. Not much Restaurant nearby so lesser choice for quick dining. Able to hear people walking outside your room but overall is okay.

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RydgesonSwanston, Front Office Manager at Rydges on Swanston Melbourne, responded to this review

Dear Alison I, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us and I'm glad to see that you enjoyed your time in the hotel. I am surprised to see that you mentioned that there are not any nearby restaurants, as we are only a few minutes walk from the iconic Lygon Street, the Italian heart of... More 

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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Room is large, clean, quiet and comfortable. But the hotel management is worst. Elevator is almost out of order. Receptionists are not helpful nor supportive. When I asked to book Skybus pickup service, they said to do it tomorrow because they were busy at that occasion. I tried to do it next day, they said that it was sold out... More 

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RydgesonSwanston, Front Office Manager at Rydges on Swanston Melbourne, responded to this review

Dear Snufkin Z, Thank you for your recent review of the hotel and I'm terribly sorry to read that you were not happy with your stay. Unfortunately the elevator had a mechanical fault, and as you can appreciate that is beyond our control. I would love to discuss these issues with you further, please contact me directly on brendan_spanswick@rydges.com Best... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here overnight on Easter Monday to attend a work conference on the Tuesday. Everything was perfect. The rate was only $122 inc breakfast, welcome drink, wifi and mini bar credit! The room was small but fine for 1-2 people. Very clean and comfy king bed. Check in and out was super easy and they even kept my bags after... More 

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RydgesonSwanston, Front Office Manager at Rydges on Swanston Melbourne, responded to this review

Dear jess1ca1210, Thank you for such a splendid review of your time here at Rydges on Swanston. It's always fantastic to see that our guests had a fantasic time with us and got to enjoy the best that the hotel and the local area has to offer. We look forward to seeing you again, Best Regards, Brendan Spanswick Front Office... More 

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