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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
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The reception staff were very accommodating after a very early arrival and the hotel gave a complimentary breakfast while Iwaietd about 3 hours. the room was perfect for a business traveller with fast internet, excellent connectivity to the city, and an excellent restaurant. A good tip to save money from their airport is to take the City Bus from Melbourne... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Really enjoyed staying in your hotel, our room was cosy & surprisingly comfortable, restaurant & bar were really enjoyable. Thanks to your staff for really looking after my partner & I and making us feel welcome and at home. We found everyone very forthcoming and friendly and will be staying here again in the future.

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

Dear Stephan B, Thank you for posting feedback from your recent stay with us. Fantastic to see that you had such a great time and your words about our customer service and team here at Rydges on Swanston is greatly appreciated. We look forward to seeing you again, Best Regards Brendan Spanswick Front Office Manager More 

Bairnsdale
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8 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My husband and I booked this hotel to stay at for 2 nights on a weekend as we were going to a gig, the gentleman at the reception was very polite, well dressed and he let us check in our luggage as it was before check in as check in as 2pm. When we came back at 2 our room... More 

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

Dear Lysh J, Fantastic to see that you enjoyed your time here at Rydges on Swanston and thank you for your kind words. I'm sorry to see that there was some damage to your original room, but glad that we were able to resolve the issue quickly so that it didn't impact your stay or concern you at all. Guest... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a room facing inwards. Was a bit dark but then it turned out very nice and quiet. But if you are a more than a size 10. The bathroom will be a tight squeeze. The room itself however was very spacious . Location was close enough to CBD yet far enough to enjoy the peace. There's tram right outside... More 

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

Dear Rowena T, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay here at Rydges on Swanston and we are thrilled to see that you enjoyed your experience! Yes, the internal rooms are very quiet as they are away from outside distractions and I'm glad that you had a restful time. Also great to read that you took adavantage... More 

Singapore
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45 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at this hotel for our seminar and glad to have the Executive Queen suite.Unfortunately the place was renovating and we have to walked through the laundry area to the seminar room. The receptionist was helpful by assisting us to confirm our shutter bus pickup at the front of the hotel to the airport.The room was clean as well... More 

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

Dear chenL21, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us. It's great to read that you enjoyed the quality and size of the room, plus our location on the city fringe right near Lygon Street. We were updating our Guest Lift and we are very pleased that the work has been completed and it's back up... More 

Geelong, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have travelled the world, being in the travel industry, and I have seen the best and worst hotels. This redefines the worst! I hopped in the spa, turned it on, then suddenly I was surrounded by black dirt and brown scum. emptied the spa, looked at the jets and they were caked with filth. Removed the intake cover to... More 

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

Hi Jason R, Thank you for your review. I'm glad that we have already rectified the situation and I look forward to seeing you upon your return. Best Regards, Brendan Spanswick Front Office Manager Rydges on Swanston More 

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at the Rydges on Swanston recently for 2 nights. We found the room to be clean and spacious, with everything you need for a good weekend away. The location is great, just a short walk to Lygon St, or equally short walk into town. We found it very easy to access the free city tram to all the... More 

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

Hi Tony G, Thank you for your review of Rydges on Swanston. I am delighted to read that you had a great time and took advantage of the hotel facilities and our location. We look forward to seeing you again, Best Regards Brendan Spanswick Front Office Manager More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was ok for the price, we had loud music coming from another room down the hall, bathrooms are tiny, can hardly fit one person in there unless you are standing in the shower, shower floor was very slippery when wet. Hotel offered online check in an gave extra options to choose from I chose best view an 2 x buffet... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good location just on outskirts of central Melbourne and Lygon Street. Great deal with full buffet breakfast included. Comfy beds. The only negative was there was no plug for either basin or bath - easily rectified. Would definitely stay again.

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Greater Newcastle, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am an asthmatic and require a room that is free of chemicals and not located near a cleaning cupboard. There were no problems with the room and they were very obliging. The room was very comfortable, quiet and had all that I could need - including free wifi! The log fire in the bar was very inviting, and the... More 

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