The Hotel itself is very well located near one of the theatre districts in Melbourne and Parliament Station with satisfactory rooms.
The restaurant however... To list the problems, overstaffed and underserviced. The floor manager also involved in table service was having a bad friday (19th) night and was happy to pass this onto patrons. With no cutlery provided for our meals, having to walk up to the bar to order drinks, and being overcharged upon exit for our drinks by the glass, the passive aggressive floor manager didn't help the situation. This may just be a one off, but from this experience - I highly recommend avoiding the Restaurant and seeking out local eateries and drinking spots. Even if you have to consult Urbanspoon/Tripadvisor on the Computer in the hotel lobby provided for hotel guests.
Tip: Book a Theatre performance and pre-theatre dinner sitting ahead of time.
- 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