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Rydges on Swanston Melbourne

4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   701 Swanston Street | Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria 3053, Australia
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Brisbane, Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The hotel is conveniently located with a tram stop outside the front door. Very easy to get into the CBD. The reception staff were friendly and allowed us to store our luggage on the last day. Free Wifi is available. On the downside, the hotel is badly in need of refurbishment. The rooms are very tired and dated. The bed... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The reception staff were not very friendly, especially when I needed to get my stored luggage, the woman was quiet rude and abrupt. Very off putting. The bar/coffee staff were lovely, very friendly and very helpful.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I always stay here when working at the University of Melbourne (an easy walking distance away). Rooms come with free wifi (a must for business travellers in my opinion). Restaurants are a short walk away on Lygon street, or a few tram stops away in the city.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nearby The University of Melbourne at the North side of the CBD, this hotel has been enjoying all the public services which makes the travelling around much easier, especially for the free parking along the site at night. The service was perfect. Lovely clean room, comfortable bed and free wifi, etc. Nice touch.

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Geelong, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a function at Rydges so decided to stay the night. Free wifi, great breakfast. The food at our function was great. Good service. Nothing was a problem for the staff. On the down side the bed was extremely hard, our room was next to the service lift which was rather noisy late in the night and early in... More

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

Dear Sharon2307, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us here at Rydges on Swanston. I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed the facilities and the food at the hotel. I am also sorry to hear that your room was on the noisy side, we are currently renovating the hotel and hopefully soon this will... More

Melbourne, Australia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Arrived at hotel with my wife, daughter and her boyfriend. Could not figure how to park the car in underground car park so went in to ask. Guy on front desk fantastic suggesting instead of paying $25 for parking I could park in the street because out of parking restriction hours . Nice touch. On check in we where all... More

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

Dear Daryl B, I was delighted to read your review from your stay. Over the past year we have spent a lot of time and money into improving the hotel so it's fantastic to see the results in your experience. We hope to see you again soon, Best Regards, Brendan Spanswick Front Office Manager More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is really poor. If it wasn't for the location I would be out of here. Grotty bathroom tiles, broken door on fridge, hole in bath towel, flimsy bathroom door with no privacy ....... TV has only free to air. Slow internet.... The list goes on. There are much better places for the price. Don't bother staying here. No... More

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

Dear Alan T, I'm sorry to read your review and learn that you were unhappy with your recent stay at our property. I have passed your feedback onto the Executive Housekeeper and the Maintenance Manager so that we can continue to improve and ensure that this does not happen to future guests. Thank you for your candid feedback, Best Regards,... More

Melbourne, Australia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Definitely make sure you stay in a renovated room! The older rooms would have been lovely in their time I'm sure (although perhaps not the bathrooms even then), but now they are musty even smokey. Customer service wasn't amazing. While the staff did tend to requests... they kind of seemed like it was a pain. It was 'busy' but still,... More

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

Dear 22Anon22, Thank you for your honest review. and I'm disappointed to learn that you were not happy with your recent experience with us. The hotel is undergoing an extensive improvement process at the moment, and next time you stay please be sure to book an Executive Room, as these have all been recently renovated. Best Regards, Brendan Spanswick More

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58 reviews 58 reviews
32 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I've spent four nights at the Rydges on Swanston. When I first checked in I was given a room on the first floor. The room was old - the bed was good, the room clean, but the bathroom really outdated. I asked to be moved because the room next to me was being renovated, and the noise from the drilling... More

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

Dear Catalan_traveler, Thank you for your review of your stay here at Rydges on Swanston. I have passed on your kind words to Elizabeth and she was very excited to hear it. As you mentioned we are currently renovating our rooms to keep the hotel modern and up to date. I'm glad that you enjoyed the new room and hope... More

Glenelg, Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

After my last visit had my reservations again, but was a little better. Staffing isue not such a problem as last time but this could have been done to the time of year and therefore not so busy. Room service was definitely more punctual. One of my gripes that if staying for at least 3 days your electronic key will... More

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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*
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Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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#97 Luxury Hotel in Melbourne #131 On the Beach Hotel in Melbourne
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Rydges on Swanston having undergone a multi-million dollar refurbishment both externally and internally has well and truly positioned itself as a hotel of choice within Melbourne. Blues Bar & Grill has a contemporary feel offering the very best food, service and presentation. The funky bar lounge and great outdoor terrace is very popular. Close to the airport and a short tram into the heart of Melbourne's CBD, makes us a great location for any traveler. ... more   less 
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