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Rydges Bell City Hotel & Residences

4.5 of 5 215 Bell Street, Preston, Darebin, Victoria 3072, Australia
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I've stayed here twice now and both times I couldn't really think of something to complain about. It has everything you need. It's a pity that Bell City is one of the few Rydges that doesn't offer free wifi but other than that everything was great. Beautiful rooms, not super spacious but has everything you need. Very modern. The carpark... More 

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Batemans Bay, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

After staying At Rydges on Bells several times we have been very well looked after room ready . excellent from the staff on Reception- house staff- Restaurant all making us feel welcome . On asking to make another booking it was handle very efficiently . thank you will look forward to our next stay.

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Beechworth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stay at Bell City regularly and usually allocated the same room. This time I was on a lower floor with a different outlook and I am pleased to say that the experience was still terrific. Thanks guys

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MgrBellCity, Manager at Rydges Bell City Hotel & Residences, responded to this review

Hi Virginia M Great to hear you had yet another fantastic stay with us at Bell City. It is always a pleasure welcoming you back and we look forward to seeing you again in the New Year. Merry Christmas from all the staff at Bell City. Joel Day Front Office Manager Bell City More 

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here during Equitana November 2014 in Self contained studio appt. Beds were very comfortable, in room facilities were well appointed. Excellent daily room servicing. Staff were all very friendly and helpful. We requested rooms close together as we were travelling with 2 others - request was no problem. Ate in the Cafe in the adjoining accommodation facility - also... More 

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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

GOOD: When we entered the room my kids initial reaction was WOW. The room were clean and well presented with modern fittings a fixtures. The kids absolutely loved the smell of the soap that was provided. We booked 2 family rooms as a family of 9 and the hotel accommodated our request to have the rooms next to one another.... More 

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MgrBellCity, Manager at Rydges Bell City Hotel & Residences, responded to this review

Hi mum7dwarfs Thank you for such a glowing review! Its fantastic to hear you and your family enjoyed your time with us and the kids had an exciting trip away. I will highlight the blinds with our housekeeping department because as we know if children can reach it they will touch it and occasionally make a mess of it haha.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

clean tidy and easily located from melbourne cdb by tram 86 with nice nice restaurants and shops along the way. the hotel is spacious with helpful staff. 15 mins from the city. overall happy with my stay

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MgrBellCity, Manager at Rydges Bell City Hotel & Residences, responded to this review

Hi catmac82 Thank you for taking the time to share your time at Bell City. One of the great things bout our location is the abundance of public transport and just at our doorstep. It makes getting in and out of the city so much easier. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very clean, quiet room. Comfortable bed. Amenities were very good - small hotplate, microwave, cooking utensils, sink, small fridge. Bathroom small but adequate, very clean. The only negative is the position of the tv - mounted high on the wall so it was a bit awkward to watch, even when lying down on the bed. Attended a conference at the... More 

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MgrBellCity, Manager at Rydges Bell City Hotel & Residences, responded to this review

Hi Griffin1926 I'm Glad to hear you had a comfortable stay and found the rooms conveniently equipped. I hope you had a productive time at the conference. I trust this finds you well. Joel Day Front Office Manager Bell City More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My stay at Rydges on Bell was enjoyable. The staff were attentive and friendly. It is situated in a good location, about a 20 min drive or 40 min train ride to city. I stayed in a queen deluxe room which was quite roomy & had decent views.

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MgrBellCity, Manager at Rydges Bell City Hotel & Residences, responded to this review

Hi SianEBennett Thanks for the great feedback. Hope to see you again soon! Joel Day Front Office Manager Bell City More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Second time i have stayed here and the rooms are clean and compact. There is a stove top, microwave and small fridge for heating up food which is handy. Bathroom clean although no bench space to put your toiletries. Restaurant breakfast is great but they really need to get a decent coffee machine - terrible brewed coffee one morning and... More 

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MgrBellCity, Manager at Rydges Bell City Hotel & Residences, responded to this review

Hi RockyDarwin My sincerest apologies for the initial experience when checking in to the hotel. I do recall this day as I was also assisting behind the desk. Rest assured this has not fallen on deaf ears and we have already begun implementing new procedures to ensure this does not happen again. On a positive note I am glad you... More 

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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Most rooms are well set out and reasonably spacious, nicely decorated and have large windows providing excellent views depending on the wing that you are staying in. It is a very good use of an old hospital.. so some of the rooms are a bit weirdly shaped , but thats all part of the style of the place

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MgrBellCity, Manager at Rydges Bell City Hotel & Residences, responded to this review

Hi Fender1963 Glad to hear you've enjoyed your stays with us at Bell City. It was a challenge growing from the Panch to Bell City but the large wings and unique layouts are like you said all apart of the charm. Hope to see you soon Joel Day Front Office Manager Bell City More 

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Address: 215 Bell Street, Preston, Darebin, Victoria 3072, Australia
Location: Australia > Victoria > Greater Melbourne > Darebin > Preston
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Rydges Bell City Hotel & Residences 4.5*
Number of rooms: 383
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