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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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Ranked #133 of 172 hotels in Melbourne
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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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Toowoomba, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Initial reception was quite positive whereby we were told there was a couple of weddings on and given that they knew we had children that they would put us in the quieter section which equals right outside the lift and directly over the top of the bar area. Omg we stayed for 4 nights and there was little sleep enjoyed... More

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Sydney, Australia
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8 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was my second trip to Melbourne!.... We arrived really early in the morning and they were happy to take our bags for us but couldn't check us in until 2pm!, Nice surroundings, a bit far from the city..maybe a 10 minute tram ride to Federation Square. The staff were quite rude on the other hand! We asked how long... More

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Maffra
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3 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Rydges Swanston St is getting a bit tired. Staff are good and typically offer really efficient service. Rooms are adequate - depending whether you manage to get an updated one. I have stayed here many times due to the location but I suspect that there are now other hotels in the vicinity that may offer superior amenities (newer). Would benefit... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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78 reviews 78 reviews
14 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fair hotel for a short business trip, anything longer you would go bonkers. Available wifi in room and around lobby, but drops connection regularly. Hotel rooms are nothing fancy, was given a room with view of next building's roof. Limited TV channels. Bathroom can be much cleaner, towels were stained. Hotel's Blue's Bar is the only place to have a... More

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Newcastle
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Recently stayed at Rydges on Swanston. I was given an 'upgrade" to an Executive suite which in effect was 2 queen beds in a rather small room. For a single traveller this was of no real benefit -an upgrade would have been a room with a bit more room rather than another bed crowded into a room. I did not... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Room had been recently refurbished with funky red furniture (which was lovely) and black/white/red tones, but the tradespeople should have been fired! Dodgy trade finishes at every turn (very old bathtub with new surrounds stuck on, bathroom sink tap was loose, bathroom sink was moveable, shower hot/cold dial was back the front, tiling finish was messy and looked sloppy). Long... More

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Bairnsdale, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We booked this hotel for its proximity to the Melbourne Zoo. We stayed in the executive twin room so we'd have a bed for the 2 kids. After reading the reviews I was very apprehensive on arrival, even considering forfeiting the cost and going somewhere else. I asked the receptionist to be upfront about the state of the room and... More

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San Diego
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For my first trip to Melbourne, I stayed at this hotel because it was booked by my host. I looked at the TripAdvisor reviews before I traveled, and should have insisted on staying elsewhere. As usual, the aggregate of ratings from TripAdvisor members was spot on. The hotel was shabby and dirty. The air conditioning didn't really work...it made noise... More

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Caloundra, Australia
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Was sold this by virgin holidays as a package for Grand Prix, First the staff, found them average, check in polite and quick, not much help with the famous melbourne tram system, ( which frankly wasn't very impressed with) . The girl at the bar early on Friday evening was excellent, didn't catch her name, other than that very average.... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014 via mobile

Nicely renovated inside room but next to lift and could hear it moving all night; great bathroom; Duvet was way too hot and sheet not warm enough; breakfast was good until I saw a kitchen staff member helping himself with his fingers and rather lost my appetite and decided not to stay at the hotel any longer

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Also Known As:
Rydges On Swanston Melbourne Hotel Melbourne
Rydges On Swanston Melbourne Hotel
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Melbourne Rydges On Swanston
Address: 701 Swanston Street | Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria 3053, Australia
Location: Australia > Victoria > Melbourne
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#96 Luxury Hotel in Melbourne
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Rydges on Swanston Melbourne 4.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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