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Rydges on Swanston Melbourne

4.5 of 5 701 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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Auckland, New Zealand
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29 reviews 29 reviews
22 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed here for 3 nights as part of a holiday and was very disappointed. The location is ok and we did walk into town (20 mins) and the Vic park markets. Also close to Lygon street where we ate a couple of nights which was great. The lobby of the hotel is in need of brightening up as it... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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58 reviews 58 reviews
47 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We booked a deal for two nights that matched our needs as a family of three. The ever friendly desk staff were able to check us into our room by 1:00pm. The room with requested location was spacious enough for the two queen beds although the side of one bed was against a wall. Our granddaughter was impressed by the... More 

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Bundalong, Australia
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3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here with family but had separate rooms. If you like quiet nights to sleep be sure to book an inside room, not a room on the street. Very nice décor, great beds, nice little bar, close to Lygon St and trams right outside the door. If taxi is your preference each time we walked out the front door there... More 

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

Dear Bundalonghr, Thank you for your kind words about your recent stay with us here at Rydges on Swanston. It's fantastic to see that you had such a great time and got to enjoy everything from our rooms to our location on the city fringe. Just like yourself, many of our guests are visiting at the hospital which is just... More 

Great Western
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114 reviews 114 reviews
26 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My room was at the rear and very quiet. Staff are good. Website was a bit vague about car parking; as it turns out it costs $25 per stay. Last time; no charge. Room was a good size with work desk, table for two and arm chair & footstool. Bed comfortable. Tram stop nearby. At the price I paid it... More 

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

Dear Pearler47, Thank you for sharing your positive experience here at Rydges on Swanston. It's always great to see that you enjoyed your stay. As we are on Swanston street on the fringe of the city, we are perfectly located next to a tram stop making your trip into the city very easy and convenient. As you mentioned car parking... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed here recently and the room was nice and had everything we needed. The shower however was a different story, it was filthy. There was mould and a slimey dirty in all the grout, it smelthe musty and I wasn't very keen to stand in it, we placed the bath mat in the shower then stood on that. I... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed in room 103 very recently. Noisy. There was a locked connecting door to the next room--but I could hear almost everything that went on there; & out in the corridor. Plus, trams run in the street outside, so I could almost have written the tram timetable just from hearing them go by. Air-con blew only cold air regardless... More 

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

Dear G S, I'm very concerned about your recent experience with us after reading your review. This is not the level of service that we pride ourselves on. I would like to follow up on the issues so that they never happen again - if you would kindly email me on brendan_spanswick@rydges.com I would love to organze a return visit... More 

Sydney
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86 reviews 86 reviews
45 hotel reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I selected Rydges on Swanston Street based on proximity for work and paid a premium for the room as Melbourne was very busy. Location was excellent but the moment you walk in, the hotel does remind you a bit of a motel which has undergone a very basic refurbishment. The room was clean but felt a bit tired (especially the... More 

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Singapore
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Was there to attend a graduation function. Hotel was dingy, smelled stale, mostly of cigarettes. Room didn't smell fresh. Sheets appeared fresh but bedding and pillow smelt old. Shower was strong but the stall tiles had mold. I had to resist its call to me to scrub them. Surely it can't be that hard for the hotel staff to do?

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Katandra West
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29 hotel reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed here on 11/12/14 with my husband and son for one night as we were attending. Our sons graduation ceremony at Melbourne Uni the next morning. We Checked in at around 8.30pm and that was nice and quick, we used the undercover parking which is easy to find, quite tight if you're in a bigger car. Well, the room was... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed here the weekend before Christmas . As soon as you walk into the hotel you're hit by the really strong smell or air freshener - very overpowering. Checkin was fine although only one person on duty and quite a few people were waiting. Room was really unacceptable for a hotel rated as a 4 star. The walls in the... More 

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

Dear Helena039, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us and I'm disappointed to hear that you didn't enjoy your time here. I would love to follow up on the issues that you raised and if you would kindly email me on brendan_spanswick@rydges.com I will follow them with you directly. Best Regards, Brendan Spanswick Front Office... More 

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Additional Information about Rydges on Swanston Melbourne

Address: 701 Swanston Street | Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria 3053, Australia
Location: Australia > Victoria > Melbourne
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Rydges on Swanston Melbourne 4.5*
Number of rooms: 107
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Hotel Style:
#96 Luxury Hotel in Melbourne

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