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Rendezvous Grand Hotel Melbourne
4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   328 Flinders Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia   |  
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Ranked #61 of 172 hotels in Melbourne
Perth, Australia
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“Hotel was great rooms a tad small”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012

Stayed over for the AFL Grand Final service was great but rooms a tad small. Overall very good. Shame they knock on the door 3 times a day unless you put out the donor disturb sign. Breakfast was very good .

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 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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Frankston, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012

We stayed at the Rendezvous for one night recently in September. We were lucky to have saved a huge amount of the cost by buying one of the Daily Deals Vouchers. Despite the bargain price that we got, the service was brilliant, the valet parking was a brilliant inclusion, but most of all the breakfast was to die for. I was even able to order poached eggs, as I wasnt able to eat the buffet style scrambled eggs. The room was brilliantly quiet and very clean and modern. The room wasn't huge, but we didn't pay for a huge one either. We didn't bother with the pillow menu, but we could have if we didn't simply pass out dead, after experiencing a very lavish dinner at a Melbourne city restaurant. Well done Rendezvous, we will be back!

  • Stayed September 2012, 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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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012

This was our second time back at Rendezvous. Can't say enough about it. The staff are very welcoming, the rooms are cleaner than clean and the buffet brekkie is delicious. Valet parking is fantastic as is the concierge. Overall a great night in a great location with great staff.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Kingscliff, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2012

My husband and I stayed at the Rendezvous Hotel in May 2012 for 4 nights. We've stayed in Melbourne plenty of times at various hotels and self catering apartments ranging from 5 star to 3 and I can say without and hesitation that we will ONLY stay at the Rendezvous in Flinders Street from now on. I found the service was amazing and despite the fact that there was considerable noise and disruption from road/pavement works out the front, as soon as you walked through the doors it was calm, friendly and efficient. The lobby bar is delightful, roomy with an old world charm. The room we stayed in was on the smaller size but still enough room to get around the comfy king size bed. The bathroom was spotless with an awesome rain-head in the shower. For all of this the rates are very very reasonable. In fact we found the rate to be very competitive with many other hotels that offered far less.

Room Tip: Ask for a room away from the lifts - because the hotel is a period building that's been restored...
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  • Stayed May 2012, 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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Northampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2012

Stayed at the Rendezvous for six nights whilst attending a conference at the South Wharf convention centre. Nice hotel, and good ambience. Friendly welcome from staff when we arrived before 07:00 after a 27 hour journey. Our room was available despite the early arrival. The room was small, but well laid out and equipped. Bed very comfortable. The refurbished bathroom had a problem with inadequate sized shower screen, but a note was provided explaining the likelihood of the floor getting wet, and extra towels supplied and changed throughout our stay. 3 hours complimentary wi-fi each day was a bonus.
The location was perfect for my wife to explore Melbourne, whilst I 'worked'. Overall I would recommend the Rendezvous.

Stayed September 2012
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

Fantastic position, great reception, good rooms (although small) if I have to find a negative only one soap in the bathroom.... Did I mention fantastic breakfast!!! This time we purchased a voucher, bed, breakfast , parking & a bottle of bubbles .. We have stayed here a few times now & we'll be back.. Keep up the good work ..

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

Couldn't agree more with review from Tim Y. We booked via Wotif secret rooms and got what we thought was a great deal - cheap rate for a quality hotel (based on the shown room rate of $749) in a prime location........and then it got interesting. I looked at the hotel website and could not find a room rate over $300. The hotel responses could not have been more unhelpful. I did eventually track down the error - booking from NZ somehow created an error on the Wotif site, and got weasel words back from the Assistant Manager when I requested an upgrade. To be fair the hotel did supply a roll away bed which was useful - and we were told we had been given the largest Superior room at the hotel. Crikey - if that is the largest - avoid this hotel at all costs. Very small, dark, view of a concrete wall. Saving grace was the fantastic night staff who were really helpful, it is a good location, and it is an interesting building.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Rendezvous Grand Hotel Melbourne

Address: 328 Flinders Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Location: Australia > Victoria > Melbourne
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#47 Romantic Hotel in Melbourne
#52 Luxury Hotel in Melbourne
#53 Business Hotel in Melbourne
#61 On the Beach Hotel in Melbourne
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Rendezvous Grand Hotel Melbourne 4.5*
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