I have stayed in Rydges Melbourne thrice since Jan'12 and have found this place as nice to stay. The rooms are comfortable and cozy. The hotel has a decent health center as well. The breakfast spread is good and the overall star attraction is the Locanda bar and restaurant with decent Italian food and some good collection of Aussie wines. The location is good as this hotel is closer to Chinatown. Melbourne is known as 'restaurant capital of Australia' and there are a lot of good restaurants in the vicinity. Another point that I liked is that you can connect up to 5 devices on the Wi-Fi in the room. The internet is charged at AUD 18 for 24 hours but if you register (for free) for Rydges Priority Guest program, you'll get 50% off. The hotel also offers one complementary drink per person during your stay.
The staff is warm and friendly. After my stay, I realized that I didn't get 50% discount on the internet due to some billing error. I had to just call up once to the hotel and they reimbursed the due amount in couple of days.
I recommend this hotel specially for business travelers as you can walk to lot of nearby offices, including Telstra on Exhibition Street.
- 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