This stay was for 5 nights and has now allowed us to reach a night for free which has only taken us 18 months to aquire. The Rydges Priority Guest is the main attraction of Rydges resorts, the late checkout of 1.00pm is awesome, priority over rooms and floors, early check in when possible and discounted rates. Unfortunately the actual Hotel in Melbourne is getting more run down each time we visit. The lobby chairs are the same green ones that are covered in some sort of hession fabric and they have been there for at least 5 years. I noticed they have replaced some of the bigger chairs with a new fabric. The hallway carpets etc are terrible, frayed and stained - again been there for years. The room is spacious, bathroom is wonderful, love the walk in robe but the furnishings are dated, powder blue, lemon and not really a relaxing space. The air conditionining is a noisy wall mounted 1970's job, terrible but it does work! The service is quite good, front desk staff always pleasant and the nearby restaurant is good. We love the location and all the privledges associated with Rydges programme however unless rooms are refurbished etc we will not stay again as I have been doing some research and realise whilst you get a free night every now and then the cost verses the quality of the rooms is not worth it anymore.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Rydges Melbourne is conveniently located in Melbourne's CBD, in the heart of the Theatre precinct on Exhibition street. With over 290 guest rooms and 70 suites. Rydges Melbourne is home to Locanda Italian Steakhouse Restaurant and Bar, featuring the best steaks from nearby Yarra Valley, an good variety of pastas and other mouthwatering options. Located in close proximity to Bourke Street Mall shopping, a block away from the Paris End of Collins Street boutiques and in walking distance to Rod Laver Arena and the MCG, Rydges Melbourne is a great choice if you are wanting everything at your doorstep. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Rydges Hotel Melbourne
- Melbourne Rydges Hotel