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“Very good location for business, shopping and food.” 4 of 5 stars
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Rydges Melbourne Hotel
4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   186 Exhibition St., Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia   |  
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Ranked #93 of 171 Hotels in Melbourne
Sydney
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133 reviews 133 reviews
36 hotel reviews
Reviews in 40 cities Reviews in 40 cities
391 helpful votes 391 helpful votes
“Very good location for business, shopping and food.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

Although the hotel is near the tram, it's already close to everything - business facilities, food, shopping and the theatre. Queen Victoria Markets and chinatown areboth nearby.

The rooms are small, but the beds are VERY comfortable. I stayed in a deluxe queen room, which is probably bottom range but was still well appointed.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Geelong, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

Great place to stay, cleanliness of the rooms was to a high standard. Bathrooms are fairly squishy but not bothered by it. Great location as it was so easy to get anywhere within the city.
Overall had a great stay and made the weekend for my partner and I that much more special.

Room Tip: Just had a basic queen room had asked for a higher floor as the view is better higher up.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Perth, Australia
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28 hotel reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

We stayed here for one night and the hotel was perfectly adequate for that, but the room was quite small and the finishes were a little tired. The airconditioner was effective for such a hot day but noisy. The saving grace was the great location within walking distance of so much that Melbourne has to offer.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

Great spot to explore Melbourne. We found it safe to walk at night and close to all transport. Chinatown is just around the corner and the Chinabar Signature buffet is a real treat. Great shopping is only a few blocks away.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Shanghai, China
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29 hotel reviews
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

More modern than I had expected. A great location, in the middle of the theatres and Chinatown, 5 mins from Parliament station and only 10-15 minutes to walk done to the lanes and Flinders. Great location for taxis or on foot to many local attractions. The local area has lots to eat; great cafes, restaurants and Chinese food is around the corner.

The beds are comfy even for single beds in the twin rooms. All that you would expect for a city trip and business hotel. I would return if I needed to be in the city, it is all you need for a night or two.

The only feedback is the lack of toiletries; No showergel, only soap and the noisy old Air con wall unit.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Sydney, Australia
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79 hotel reviews
Reviews in 43 cities Reviews in 43 cities
282 helpful votes 282 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

The staff at the reception and breakfast were the best. Absolutely polite and professional. The stay was faultless. Check out and check in was proficient and staff was always friendly with a smile. One of them went out of the way (sorry I didn’t ask for his name) to check on a colleague who was not answering his mobile and room phone. All my queries and constant checking were dealt with with a smile (and I did have quite few questions).

I thought the bathroom was a bit cramp but I was happy with the size of the bedroom and the views to the Parliament House and City.

Breakfast was just fantastic. Plenty of choices of items and the fruit juices was a change from the standard ones. Loved the smoothies. Loved that 3 newspapers were available.

Loved the green apples in the lobby. I had ½ price internet as a Priority Guest member.

Location is top notch. Restaurants, cafes, theatres and convenience shops were within seconds away.

I would not hesitate to stay here again.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London, England, United Kingdom
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55 reviews 55 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013 via mobile

Rydges is in a good location very close to China Town, shops and many places to eat. The reception staff are extremely helpful and welcoming and overall the atmosphere of the hotel is very upbeat. The rooms are very comfortable (if a little dated and somewhat noisy) and the breakfasts are good. Overall a very good choice for a visit for work or holiday.

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Rydges Melbourne Hotel

Address: 186 Exhibition St., Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Location: Australia > Victoria > Melbourne
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#21 Spa Hotel in Melbourne
#64 Family Hotel in Melbourne
#79 Luxury Hotel in Melbourne
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Rydges Melbourne Hotel 4.5*
Number of rooms: 363
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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