We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Rydges on Swanston Melbourne

701 Swanston Street | Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria 3053, Australia
Hotel amenities
Book on
TripAdvisor
in partnership with
Trusted partner. We work with Rydges.com to make your booking as easy as possible.
1 room 1 adult
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Check Availability
Book on
or compare prices from up to 200 sites including:
Professional photos
Rydges on Swanston Melbourne
View Map
Add Photo Write a Review

125 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Level Contributor
66 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I stayed here because the nearest other establishments reviewed on TripAdviser were too far away from the forum I was attending. I had read the negative comments before booking and accepted that the hotel wouldn't be perfect. I was impressed with the friendliness of the staff, nothing is too much trouble. A lovely leafy outlook from the bar and restaurant.

Helpful?
Thank Roboz_8
Perth, Australia
Level Contributor
46 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

With a SkyBus transfer this location just on the north side of the CBD grid is an ideal place to stay to explore Carlton and surrounds. The staff were pleasant and helpful and the lobby area was nice, cool and spacious. The room was a nice size for us both and the view is something you wouldn't have booked the... More 

Helpful?
Thank Geanaux
Bairnsdale, Australia
Level Contributor
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We paid $300 a night for a room that was worse than what I would expect to find in a budget backpackers. The bathroom was desperately in need of repair and filthy. The toilet didn't flush properly and the water in the bowl leaked onto the floor, making our clothes wet. The toilet roll holder was coming away from the... More 

Helpful?
6 Thank annie3875
Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
71 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked a cheaper room knowing we wouldn't be there much but would benefit from being close to the city and the eateries of Lygon St. Our room was small with no view but that is what we paid for. It was functional and big enough for a couple to sleep and prepare for the day of sightseeing ahead. The... More 

Helpful?
Thank Headsterb
RydgesonSwanston, Front Office Manager at Rydges on Swanston Melbourne, responded to this review

Dear Headsterb, Thank you for posting a review about your recent experience here at Rydges on Swanston. It's always a pleasure seeing that our guests are enjoying the facilities and service at the hotel. As you mentioned, the rooms have been modernized, with brand new furniture and the bathrooms were completely re-done, creating a very modern, sophisticated feel to the... More 

Canberra, Australia
Level Contributor
13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a disappointment, especially considering the Executive Queen twin rooms had recently been refurbished. We got this room (on level 3), because it offered 2 queen beds which was useful for sharing with our 4 year old. That and the location was about the only positive part about the stay. Yes the bathroom had been redone, but it's TINY with... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Pinkgal79
RydgesonSwanston, Front Office Manager at Rydges on Swanston Melbourne, responded to this review

Dear Pinkgal79, Many thanks for taking the time to review your stay here, and I'm glad that you found the staff friendly and liked the set up of our Executive Twin Rooms. Our location on the city fringe is only a short walk or tram ride into the heart of the city, and is great for guests with cars because... More 

Adelaide, Australia
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was in Melb for business just off Swanston street. The hotel was in a perfect location even closer than it looked in google maps. Lygon street is only a 5 minute walk away and you have amazing restaurants for dinner! I would definately recommend Brunettis on Lygon Street for an amazing atmosphere coffee and dessert!!! Yumo!! I would definately recommend... More 

Helpful?
Thank Adele_Chiara
Australia
Level Contributor
54 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Small hotel, not the best views from the 1st floor but as we spent hardly any time in our room it didn't bother us. Comfy beds, great breakfast, quick tram trip to the city (3minutes) walking distance to all the great Lygon st restaurants and only cost $12 in traffic to get to the Docklands for Australia Day. Awesome free... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank jo2680Australia
RydgesonSwanston, Front Office Manager at Rydges on Swanston Melbourne, responded to this review

Dear jo2680Australia, Thank you for posting such a wonderful review of your recent experience here at Rydges on Swanston! It's always a delight to read that our guests are loving the product. As you mentioned, we do enjoy a exceptional location on the city fringe, right next to Lygon Street and only a short tram ride into the heart of... More 

Bunbury, Australia
Level Contributor
14 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Room spacious, with tea and coffee facilities. Bed very comfortable. My toilet would not flush properly and although I reported it to reception nothing was done about it...very annoying. We had our company conference there for a week. Lunch catering at the conference was the same each day. Breakfasts not good, the hot food was cold each day and the... More 

Helpful?
Thank Lynne D
RydgesonSwanston, Front Office Manager at Rydges on Swanston Melbourne, responded to this review

Dear Lynne D, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay here. I'm glad to see that you gave us such a high rating and that you found the room comfortable. I am surprised to read that you didn't enjoy the breakfast as usually we receive rave reviews on the quality and quantity of the buffet. Nex... More 

Level Contributor
8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Booked this on late notice but have been very impressed with the quality of furnishings, the large LCD TV, Rainfall shower head (which is amazing!) and friendly and helpful staff. Location is 2 blocks from Lygon Street, which is great for night life and an authentic Melbourne-Italian meal.

Helpful?
Thank Joshua G
RydgesonSwanston, Front Office Manager at Rydges on Swanston Melbourne, responded to this review

Dear Joshua G, Thank you for such a fantastic review! It's always terrific to see that guests are having a positive experience and you enjoyed everything from our friendly team to excellent location next to Lygon Street. The hotel has recently undergone a large renovation and we are very proud of our finished product, especially the bathrooms and the beautiful... More 

Albion Park, Australia
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed in a Spa room for four nights. The room was great, the staff were friendly, especially the man at the bar, who was very helpful and understanding. We ordered desserts from room service, which seemed pricey, however where a good size and delicious! We found it to be a great central location, with great access to the trams.... More 

Helpful?
Thank Amanda S
RydgesonSwanston, Front Office Manager at Rydges on Swanston Melbourne, responded to this review

Hi Amanda S, Thank you for your kind words about your recent stay with us! I'm delighted to read the positive feedback, especially about our team. Our desserts are certainly very delicious and excellent value for $13-$14 each, and always a favourite with our guests, espeically the Kahlua Creme Brulee. I hope we see you again next time you are... More 

Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

74 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveler Photos (35)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (3)
Viewed
Room/Suite (6)
Viewed
View from Room (2)
Viewed
Bathroom (6)
Viewed
Other (18)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (39)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (3)
Viewed
View from Room (4)
Viewed
Dining (8)
Viewed
Bathroom (2)
Viewed
Room/Suite (5)
Viewed
Other (17)
Check In Check Out
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Melbourne hotels
Chinatown
Rydges Melbourne Hotel
Rydges Melbourne Hotel
#95 of 157 in Melbourne
3.5 of 5 stars 1,535 reviews
Central Business District
Pegasus Apart'Hotel
Pegasus Apart'Hotel
#37 of 157 in Melbourne
4.0 of 5 stars 978 reviews
Tune Hotel - Melbourne
#64 of 157 in Melbourne
4.0 of 5 stars 713 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Central Business District
Oaks On William
Oaks On William
#26 of 157 in Melbourne
4.5 of 5 stars 975 reviews
Central Business District
Radisson on Flagstaff Gardens
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities

Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay