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“Great location and facilities.” 4 of 5 stars
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Rydges Melbourne Hotel
4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   186 Exhibition St., Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia (Melbourne CBD)   |  
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Ranked #93 of 171 Hotels in Melbourne
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“Great location and facilities.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013 via mobile

Fantastic location. Very close to china town for great food. Staff were very friendly. Parking was very easy being underground hotel. Bed was super comfortable. Great value for money as we got room at last minute and discounted rate. Lobby was lovely and great bar.

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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MelbManager, General Manager at Rydges Melbourne Hotel, responded to this review, June 24, 2013
Great stay, thanks Wilma. Regards Troy Cuthbertson / General Manager
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Rating summary
  • 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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Melbourne, Australia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

We stayed for a weekend and were very impressed. The reception desk on arrival is always a good indication of what your stay will be like and our first impressions were fabulous. Simple things like attention to details, courteous, knowledgeable and presentable staff, clean foyer/reception, the list goes on. Breakfast was included in the package and that was superb, plenty of variety and the food was hot.
The room was very clean, everything worked including the spa and the bed was very comfortable. The hotel is centrally located so you are not too far away from Chinatown, the casino etc., all within walking distance. I would recommend this place for a weekend away, overnight stay – it was fantastic.

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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MelbManager, General Manager at Rydges Melbourne Hotel, responded to this review, June 24, 2013
Sounds like you enjoyed one of our recently refurbished Spa Suites Daniel, Great choice for those wanting a little extra space and of course the spa tub. Hope to welcome you back next time you are in Melbourne. Regards Troy Cuthbertson / General Manager
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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

We were there for a conference that was also being held in the Hotel, Fantastic hotel service, a gentlemen that was with us forgot his charger and needed to speak to family and was advised that reception would lend him one, his face lit up with a smile, that was such a simple service that had a lot of people talking great things about the hotel, food was delightful in the conference and in the restaurant, as for the room, it was very tidy and great set up with a soft cosy bed, range of pillows to choose from, good size tv, sofa chair with ottoman was comfy to sit in, desk with multi ports to plug devices into the tv, which i did working on the laptop, overall for the price location room, was a fantastic stay, and made it a very enjoyable business trip, will be recommending to fellow business travellers, as the spot to stay when in Melbourne. thank you to all the staff and team at Rydges Melbourne.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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MelbManager, General Manager at Rydges Melbourne Hotel, responded to this review, June 24, 2013
Appreciate you taking the time to share your conference experience Glynn, sounds like you had a great one. Regards Troy Cuthbertson / General Manager
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Sydney
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112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

Stayed here on the weekend, Great Presentation on entry, revolving entry door to enter the hotel as well as automatic swing out doors. Apple IMacs strategically placed in the Lobby area for customer use, Nice Gas fire to warm up by the seating area, Great Breakfast at the bistro the scrambled eggs could been better. On the Friday night 2 out of 3 lifts were down for maintenance (without warning signs) for level 10-upwards making us wait a long time on a Friday night. Room was on level 11, no12 it had two beds, Aircond/heater, 2 telephones, Pc/DVD/HDMI connections above the glass desk with a office chair, Giant LCD Tv with a mix amount of a mix of retransmitted Digital and Paytv channels converted to Analogue inhouse with some channels weak and snowy, a 1 chair sofa and foot stool was included. The bathroom was compact beware of the bath/shower combo with the folding shower water barrier and height of stepping out of the bath shower not to get awkward and slip, the Toilet is also at a angle. Room noise well there is outdoor noise from the hallway you can hear the lift and the people walking and talking in the hallway, also noise from outside in Melbourne on the street could be heard very minor, use ear plugs and cover the eyes to block out the annoying night illuminations when sleeping. Anyway great place, great people close to Parliament, various theatres, Bourke St trams, Chinatown and Free loop tram. will stay again in future.

  • Stayed June 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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MelbManager, General Manager at Rydges Melbourne Hotel, responded to this review, June 24, 2013
Thanks for sharing your experience. Regards Troy Cuthbertson General Manager
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Albury, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

We undertook the "Curtain Raiser - Theatre Package" and were delighted with what we recieved. The dinner at 'Lacondos' was wonderful (the salt and pepper calamari entree' was to die for). Free house wine supplied was excelent and the breakfast buffet complemented a perfect mini -break.

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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MelbManager, General Manager at Rydges Melbourne Hotel, responded to this review, June 24, 2013
For those heading to the theatre the Curtain Raiser Package is a must with great pre-theatre meal and hotel walking distance to all theatre's. Thanks for the feedback another great weekend experience in Melbourne had. Regards Troy Cuthbertson General Manager
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mackay
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

We stayed at Rydges recently for 5 nights and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. We had booked a Queen Suite and upon check-in were upgraded to a King Suite which was greatly appreciated with the extra space and walk-in robe. Even though we were on a lower floor we had no problem with noise etc. We loved the location with so much at our doorstep, Chinatown, theatres and great restaurants, especially Trunk just down the road. The staff were very obliging with all aspects. The only fault maybe was the fact that if the breakfast room was very busy a lot of the hot dishes weren't being refilled quickly.

We will definitely be staying here again soon.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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MelbManager, General Manager at Rydges Melbourne Hotel, responded to this review, June 24, 2013
Thanks for the feedback. Hopefully by the next time you are back we'll have the kitchen facilities incorporated into the King Suites, so ideal for that extended stay corporate or leisure stay. Regards Troy Cuthbertson / General Manager
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Sydney, Australia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013 via mobile

Hotel is just a standard business hotel, OK rooms are smallish and service is OK. But the location right in Chinatown is fantastic and surrounded but other good restaurants as well.

Well worth a stay.

Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
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MelbManager, General Manager at Rydges Melbourne Hotel, responded to this review, June 24, 2013
Writing these reviews you certainly appreciate the fantastic location we have whether you are here for business or leisure. Thanks for the feedback. Regards Troy Cuthbertson / General Manager
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Additional Information about Rydges Melbourne Hotel

Address: 186 Exhibition St., Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Location: Australia > Victoria > Melbourne > Melbourne CBD
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
#80 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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