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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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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This hotel is up to the usual excellent Rydges standard. Just outside the CBD but still within walking distance. The buffet breakfasts are very good and you won't leave hungry. Major tram stop outside with trams to take you to the CBD every few minutes. A short walk to the restaurants in Lygon Street.

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Sydney, Australia
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6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed for 3 nights early this month. Got offered a room upgrade at very little cost so grabbed it. Very friendly reception staff. Room was a little tired style-wise, but very clean and well appointed. The real treasure with this hotel though is the restaurant. I don't know who the chef is, but they are very good. We usually... More 

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

Dear calista9, Thank you for such great feedback from your recent stay at Rydges on Swanston! It's always fantastic to read that someone has enjoyed their time here, enjoyed the rooms and managed to visit our other outlets too. Everyone in the restaurant, especially the kitchen, were thrilled to read your review. We look forward to welcoming you again soon,... More 

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

I stayed on the first floor this time and my room had a beautiful tree that I could see so that was a nice ending to a hectic day. What did impress me was the food...I had the lamb loin on the first night and it was wonderful - pink and moist with just the right amount of seasoning. On... More 

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

Dear Virginia M, Thank you for writing another rave review about your experiences here at Rydges on Swanston. It's always a pleasure looking after you during your trips to Melbourne and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Warm Regards, Brendan Spanswick Front Office Manager More 

Shepparton, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We decided to spend the night over at Rydges of Swanson Street, Being a Sunday Night we paid $273 including a Buffett breakfast. We had staid at this hotel a few years ago and found it a good location and reasonable service, however we were somewhat disappointed this time! Checking in we were given a room on the first floor.... More 

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

Dear RAAFTED, Thank you for your recent review on your stay here at Rydges on Swanston and I'm sorry to read that it didn't match up with your previous experience. All of our rooms are non smoking and there is a fine for those caught breaking the rules. I'm terribly sorry that this affected your stay. I have also passed... More 

Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was my first stay at the Rydges on Swanston and I was absolutely satisfied with the service I received from the very friendly front desk agents at check in and check out. After a very long day of travel, I was able to get the rest I needed in a clean,very spacious thanks to an upgrade, and comfortable room.

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

Dear Katherine H, Many thanks for your kind words about your time here with us. We are always delighted to read that guest's enjoyed the service and facilities at Rydges on Swanston. We look forward to welcoming you again soon, Best Regards, Brendan Spanswick Front Office Manager More 

Melbourne, Australia
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
8 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel is pretty good all round. Food is pretty good, service is excellent and the rooms are very nice and clean. The single lift is a massive problem during conferences but the walking up and down the stairs becomes normal after a couple of days. Plenty of eating options with Lygon street pretty close, overall a solid hotel.

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

Dear Nick M, Thank you for taking the time to review your time here at Rydges on Swanston. It's always lovely to read that you enjoyed the facilities of the hotel and were able to take advantage of our fantastic location. Unfortunately the hotel does only have one guest lift, however it is being updated shortly and should no longer... More 

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The rooms are very confortable, staff are friendly enough. Convenient if you are visiting University of Melbourne. But those lifts are so very slow. Don't be in a hurry to get anywhere. Visitors should be given a good guide to the stairs when checking in so as not to cause any significant frustration. Other than that the hotel is ok.

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Warrnambool, Australia
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15 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Checkin was done by the nicest staff member at reception. We had booked 2 rooms next to each other. She informed us that they are actually across from each other. That was fine. But upon going to our rooms the other room was down the hallway and to the right?? Paid the same price for both rooms however one room... More 

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

Dear Tanya R, Thank you for your recent review of Rydges on Swanston. Tiarney was the receptionist who checked you in and she was thrilled to read your positive feedback of the experience. She is still in training and didn't realize that the rooms were in fact around the corner from each other. We were surprised to read your comments... More 

Bendigo, Australia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

I always stay at Rydges in Melbourne. The service is great and the beds are really comfortable. The breakfasts are wonderful and the rooms are fairly quiet.Rydges is great value for money. I always bring my teenage children and they love the the breakfasts.

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

Dear cl6smith, Thank you for your kind words about your stay with us here at Rydges on Swanston. I am delighted to see that you have returned to us again. We look forward to welcoming you again soon, Best Regards Brendan Spanswick Front Office Manager More 

Gold Coast, Australia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

I would like to say up front that the staff at this hotel were first rate: attentive, polite and helpful without exception. Pity, I could not say the same about our room. Where do I begin? Having been upgraded free of charge to a Queen Spa room, (it was well after 2.00 pm and our standard deluxe queen room wasn’t... More 

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

Dear MichaelYakimoff, Thank you for your kind words about our amazing team here at Rydges on Swanston. We always love to hear that you've enjoyed the service provided and your kind feedback has been shared with all of the departments. I'm sorry to hear about the condition of the room - I have passed this onto Maintenance and Housekeeping to... More 

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