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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 #60 of 171 hotels in Melbourne
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“Rendezvous Hotel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

Stayed there for two nights. While the service, the food and the general appearance of the hotel is excellent, there was some maintenance required in my room which should have been obvious to the hotel staff. Overall a good stay in a quiet room of a good hotel just across the road from the central station. I would stay there again.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 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
    • 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

I bought an 'Our Deal' Voucher for $100 which entitled me to an overnight stay in a superior (bottom of the range) room so for that kind of money it was definitely good value. I think even if I had paid full price it probably would still be pretty good value. Our room was small, but newly and tastefully decorated with a comfortable queen size bed. The bathroom layout was badly designed and did not maximise the small space. The view out our window was of the alley below but I didn't care. In the morning the sun was streaming in. The Our Deal Voucher spin advertised it as a 'luxurious' overnight stay - no, not luxurious but certainly comfortable.

The building itself is definitive Olde Worlde which I found quite charming. We didn't eat or drink in the hotel so cannot comment but it is an easy walk to a plethora of restaurants and bars. Flinders Street Station is just a couple of minutes walk away - in fact easy access to most of Melbourne's main attractions. The reception staff were pleasant and professional and checking in and out was quick and easy.

One thing about this hotel that struck me as soooo refreshing is the mini bar. Instead of charging ridiculously over the top prices for a beer, a water or a packet of nuts they sensibly charge UNDER the normal price! We were amazed and thought there must be some mistake on the price list - but no! There is a little cardboard note about how they are charging less than shop prices - so of course we used the mini bar instead of going out for a water and a beer. Hooray! Someone finally gets it!! Other hotel chains take note!!!!!!

Overall an enjoyable experience and excellent value.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

We found the Rendezvous a nice hotel to stay for a couple of nights very quiet. Room was comfy but the bathroom was a little small not much storage place.
It is close to most things and we were able to walk to most attractions loved walking along the river on Sunday soaking up the sun. Would recommend for a weekend getaway exactly what we were there for visiting family and seeing a couple of footy games.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

Stayed here for one night last week. Location is great to access the CBD and for all forms of transport. $50 cab fare from the airport. Old building beautifully restored so that is good and bad. Ambience is great but creaky floorboards inside and outside of rooms may cause disruption to your night. Bathroom is very pokey. If you are of larger proportions you might find using the toilet a tight experience given that it is so close to the bath tub. Ditto the bathtub - there was no separate shower. One of those ones with a partial glass panel to stop water splashing on the floor. Has to be the narrowest tub combined with the severe concave of the base means standing up and turning around a careful manoeuvre - almost dangerous as it is also slippery if not careful. And i am only 67Kg!

Mini bar prices are great and good value when compared to the overpriced offerings of other premises. room was clean and comfortable with a large LCD TV. My room was very quiet as it was at the end of a hallway, but the windows could not be opened and there was no view anyway. I was happy for that trade off - but mobile phone reception was poor as a consequence of the room location. Air-conditioning worked well, was adjustable and was quiet unlike some hotels. Also a choice of pillows. Good for a business trip or a couple for a couple of nights. Plenty of places around to get a feed and a drink.

Room Tip: Ask for a room at the end of a corridor. Use the mini bar - $4 for a Crownie is pretty good! Careful...
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

First time I stayed here I had an old room, but every time since I've had an updated room and found it to be very pleasant. The only things I didn't like are the shower head (kept falling out of position) and the automatic light timer in the bathroom. Minor inconveniences. The location is great - just a couple minutes' walk to Degreaves Lane for cafes and food.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

The Rendezvous Grand Hotel Melbourne is over 100 years old, it is a very pretty classic hotel. The rooms are a bit small but have been upgraded over the years. The bed was comfortable, the bathroom and shower were pretty small but got the job done. I was traveling for business, if I had someone else in the room with me, it definitely would have been very tight. The windows in the room were bolted shut being in such a small room I did not like the closterfobic feeling also in case of a fire there was really no way to escape.

The hotel is in a great location near a lot of great restaurants as well as walking distance to the Crown Casino.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

Hotel is in a very good location, in the CBD and across the street from the Flinders St Station. Easily within walking distance of numerous bars and restaurants. Also close to parks just across the Yarra, pretty much an ideal location for a hotel in Melbourne. Staff was helpful and the room was nice.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
    • 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
    • 4 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:
#48 Romantic Hotel in Melbourne
#52 Luxury Hotel in Melbourne
#57 Business Hotel in Melbourne
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Rendezvous Grand Hotel Melbourne 4.5*
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