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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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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The room was good and renovated. Bed was comfy. Room was clean. I would complain about the fact parking is $20 and so small, park outside if you can.. Crown is cheaper and also they take $50 from you. Were as novotel only take $1 for security. Thats a massive turn off, for me anyway. Other than parking and security... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I was surprised that the hotel sent me an opportunity to review them following our stay. For our $200 a night we were checked into a filthy room which was very noisy secondary to renovations (the staff claimed the renovating was the cause of the mess "must be the dust" however the bathroom sink, cupboards and walls would beg to... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We attended this hotel for an awards night for my father. As he is not in the best of health we stayed here for location and convenience. The first night there was a fire alarm and we were not notified if it was a drill or the real thing. Being that my father is unable to manoeuvre quickly we were... More

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

Dear Coralie S, Thank you for reviewing your time here at Rydges, and I'm sorry to hear that you were disappointed with your stay. All of your concerns are being addressed with the various departments and I apologise that they impacted negatively on your stay. Regarding your concerns over the fire alarm, rest assured that we did have three staff... More

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71 reviews 71 reviews
30 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The hotel is very good. Great location only two blocks from Lygon St. Some rooms are city facing - others are facing a small courtyard atrium. At first I was annoyed I had a view of other rooms but in the end it gave me a really quiet sleep with zero traffic noise. Breakfast is good, and room service was... More

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

Hi Steven D, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay here at Rydges on Swanston. I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay, especially the quietness of your room and our delicious breakfast. We hope to see you again, Best Regards, Brendan Spanswick Front Office Manager More

Bathurst, Australia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
16 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I spent three nights here and was very satisfied. The location was perfect as I could walk to where I was working and my room was very comfortable. I especially liked the bed. The room was huge with two queen size beds which would be useful for families and the bathroom was well fitted out. The staff were pleasant and... More

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The photos on the website made the hotel look modern and bright - complete contrast to reality. I had to verify with the taxi driver that we were at the right hotel as the lobby looked dark and uninviting. The hotel is in desperate need of renovation and everything looks tired and run down. The bedrooms are dark and the... More

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Auckland, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The room was lovely with a view of nearby park. the staff were helpful and polite. The hotel was let down badly by its restaurant. We had lunch on the day we arrived. It was expensive and very mediocre quality. The event we were there for included a dinner. The food again was poor quality and very scarce. Many of... More

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

Dear GSE936, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us. I'm sorry to hear that the food wasn't to your liking and I have passed on your feedback to our Executive Chef and Restaurant Manager so that we can continue to improve for future guests. I appreciate your honest feedback and hope that you will... More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have a fondness for this hotel, I had some wonderful times there when I lived in Melbourne. So, on this trip with five days in Melbourne, I decided to base myself there. I have to say, it was disappointing. I was staying in August so its winter, not enough bedding, no spare bedding, no heating that worked. No coathangers,... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed as part of a function for the weekend, the hotel is tired and old and in real need of an upgrade, the elevator would have to be the slowest in the western world. What most upset me was the food, it was more than terrible. I attended a black tie function at considerable expense and we were served... More

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

Dear Peter J, Thank you for taking the time to review the hotel. I would love to follow up on the issues that you mentioned, if you could please contact me via email on brendan_spanswick@rydges.com we can go from there. Kind Regards, Brendan Spanswick Front Office Manager More

Brisbane, Australia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Want to step back in time? Want a room that feels grubby? Like mould? Like the sound of jackhammers and drills? Well, look no further!!! This place has it all. Seriously, the worst hotel I have ever stayed in. Undergoing a redevelopment, I was extremely annoyed that I was not advised that the venue was under reconstruction!!! After complaining about... 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*
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#99 Luxury 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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