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“Business average” 3 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 #95 of 171 Hotels in Melbourne
Brisbane, Australia
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50 hotel reviews
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“Business average”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013 via mobile

Small rooms which can be noisy. Noisy non-ducted air conditioning. Typical buffet breakfast. Well priced and located. Slowww lifts. Good bar. Pretty ok for a night or 2 on business. Sign in lifts suggests for $40 extra there are refurbished suites available. No attempt to sell this at check-in.

Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
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MelbManager, General Manager at Rydges Melbourne Hotel, responded to this review, June 24, 2013
Appreciate your feedback, look forward to welcoming you back next time in Melbourne for business. 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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English first
Sydney, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

From the moment my friend and I checked in on 21/4,we were made to feel like we're at ease...Your reception staff are always very knowledgeable,and accommodating to any requests or queries we've had...Being my 5th stay(2nd stay for my friend)at your property,I knew that as usual,I'd made a great choice,in terms of cost,amenities in the hotel,proximity to all attractions and transport etc...
First morning of our breakfast buffet,we were greeted by a familiar,friendly,and yet wonderful member of your staff Chef Vikas...His omelettes,totally ROCK! And they tasted just as yummy,and scrumptious,as during our last stay... Simple things,such as your team members being able to recall our names,from our previous stays,made us feel important and valued too..
Locanda's food,was oh so delish....Never had a Wagyu Burger before,but I can honestly say,I will be more than looking forward to doing so again...The espresso/fresh coffee from here is made so nicely,dessert/sweets are yummo,too...
Our beds were comfy,and we slept soundly as per usual...Nice touch to the room,was the wall mounted tv (yay for more floorspace!)...Anything we used,was replenished asap by the lovely people in housekeeping...
Overall stay was so enjoyable,that I've already booked to come and stay with you in the new year for 2014..
Thanks Melbourne Rydges,for looking after us,and making our visit memorable.....

Room Tip: Easily within walking distance to Chinatown,and many sightseeing attractions,such as shopping arcade...
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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 Alex, sounds like you and your friend had another great stay. Had an omelette myself this morning, you are right they ROCK!!! Regards Troy Cuthbertson / General Manager
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geelong
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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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Melbourne, Australia
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13 helpful votes 13 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.

Room Tip: Central location, great service, great rooms
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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
1 review
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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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
#81 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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