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“Small but well appointed hotel rooms.” 3 of 5 stars
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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 171 hotels in Melbourne
Sydney, Australia
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5 hotel reviews
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“Small but well appointed hotel rooms.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

This is an old hotel building in Australian terms. (Say 100 years old). The entrance foyer has warmth and character and the property is well maintained. The standard rooms are small but well appointed. For instance there was a desk and chair in my room but no room for a lounge chair or coffee table. My room was fine for me as I was on a business trip. I would not recommend for couples or families.
I had a room service dinner and buffet breakfast in the dining room. The food was fine but in both cases not hot enough. Staff were efficient and professional.

Room Tip: This is a 100 year old building and the rooms are small compared to a comparable modern hotel. Ask f...
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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Sridhar K, Front Office Manager at Rendezvous Grand Hotel Melbourne, responded to this review, April 4, 2014
Dear Alan S,

Thank you for your comments after your recent stay at the Rendezvous Grand Hotel Melbourne.

We are pleased to note that you had an enjoyable stay with us taking advantage of our central location. It was indeed our pleasure to take care of you.

We have reviewed your feedback regarding the food with our Food & Beverage team and have taken corrective actions to ensure that this will not recur.

We look forward to welcoming you back to the Rendezvous Grand Hotel Melbourne in the not too distant future.

Best Regards,
Sridhar Kakarlapudi
Front Office Manager
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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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Hobart, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Wonderful old world charm, fantastic service, yes the rooms are small as is the bathroom, but as you are only sleeping there not a problem. Breakfast was great. Convenient for walking most places, trams at the front door if you want to jump the city circle tram.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sridhar K, Front Office Manager at Rendezvous Grand Hotel Melbourne, responded to this review, April 4, 2014
Dear 500Steph,

Thank you for your comments after your recent stay at the Rendezvous Grand Hotel Melbourne.

We are pleased to note that you had an enjoyable stay with us taking advantage of our central location. It was indeed our pleasure to take care of you.

We look forward to welcoming you back to the Rendezvous Grand Hotel Melbourne in the not too distant future.

Best Regards,
Sridhar Kakarlapudi
Front Office Manager
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Corte Madera, California, United States
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3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

We couldn't have been happier with this pick as our final location before heading back to the states. Our room (#230) was fabulous and well worth the upgrade. From the moment of checking in to our last evening at the hotel, Rob (not sure of his job title) made our stay easy and memorable. Breakfast was terrific (be sure to sign up ahead of time for breakfast - we didn't and paid dearly!) and we did choose to eat there the last night as we had a very early morning flight and the dinner was just terrific. Location is good as it is easy to walk (or take public transporation) to just about anywhere in a short amount of time. This hotel feels small and special and that's what we like when we travel. We did hear some of the tram noise during the day as our room was on the 2nd floor (right above the hotel above the entrance). But this wasn't an issue as we were not in our room during the day. All in all - a big thumbs up!

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Sridhar K, Front Office Manager at Rendezvous Grand Hotel Melbourne, responded to this review, April 4, 2014
Dear Alison H,

Thank you for your comments after your recent stay at the Rendezvous Grand Hotel Melbourne.

We are pleased to note that you had an enjoyable stay with us taking advantage of our central location. It was indeed our pleasure to take care of you.

Nonetheless to say your delightful comments will be shared with Rob as it encourages him and the team to strive for service excellence at all times.

We look forward to welcoming you back to the Rendezvous Grand Hotel Melbourne in the not too distant future.

Best Regards,
Sridhar Kakarlapudi
Front Office Manager
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Brisbane, Australia
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Stayed here in March for a couple of nights during an extended stay in Melbourne. Booked last minute on a cheap rate. I had a room directly on flinders st overlooking the train station and was pleasantly surprised at how quiet it was even in peak hour. While the room was quite small it was clean comfortable and offered modern facilities will definitely be back!

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness

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Sridhar K, Front Office Manager at Rendezvous Grand Hotel Melbourne, responded to this review, April 4, 2014
Dear Jess D,

Thank you for your comments after your recent stay at the Rendezvous Grand Hotel Melbourne.

We are pleased to note that you had an enjoyable stay with us taking advantage of our central location. It was indeed our pleasure to take care of you.

We look forward to welcoming you back to the Rendezvous Grand Hotel Melbourne in the not too distant future.

Best Regards,
Sridhar Kakarlapudi
Front Office Manager
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Adelaide, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

This is a great location for the city and also Southbank. Staff were personable, welcoming and helpful. Room, although small, was impeccably clean and well serviced every day. Conference facilities and catering were excellent. A pleasant surprise, and a change from the impersonal service usually on offer in Melbourne hotels.

Room Tip: Most rooms look out onto brick walls. Rooms on the eastern side seem to be the ones with views.
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  • Stayed March 2014, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Sridhar K, Front Office Manager at Rendezvous Grand Hotel Melbourne, responded to this review, April 4, 2014
Dear ozzietraveller09,

Thank you for your comments after your recent stay at the Rendezvous Grand Hotel Melbourne.

We are pleased to note that you had an enjoyable stay with us taking advantage of our central location. It was indeed our pleasure to take care of you. We are also pleased to note that our conferene facilites and food was to the highest standards and to your liking.

We look forward to welcoming you back to the Rendezvous Grand Hotel Melbourne in the not too distant future.

Best Regards,
Sridhar Kakarlapudi
Front Office Manager
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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

I've now stayed at the Rendezvous Grand Hotel 4 times and feel like they are responding to the reviews. The location is excellent for newbies to Melbourne. My stay was also part of a conference which I believe was the perfect venue for food and venue. It's not necessarily a place I would bring families but definitely the spot for business and couples.

Room Tip: Ask for a room at the front of the building. It's much quieter than the back.
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled on business
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service

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Sridhar K, Front Office Manager at Rendezvous Grand Hotel Melbourne, responded to this review, April 4, 2014
Dear Keira L,

Thank you for your comments after your recent stay at the Rendezvous Grand Hotel Melbourne.

We are pleased to note that you had an enjoyable stay with us taking advantage of our central location. It was indeed our pleasure to take care of you. We are also pleased to note that the conference room and the food was of the highest standard and to your liking.

We look forward to welcoming you back to the Rendezvous Grand Hotel Melbourne in the not too distant future.

Best Regards,
Sridhar Kakarlapudi
Front Office Manager
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Mount Barker, Australia
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

My bff and I had a great long weekend in this hotel, the concierge and reception were lovely and the location is just great, within walking distance to all the famous laneways and streets of Melbourne. I thought it would be quite noisy with the location being so close to Flinders St Station but there was minimal noise, although the rooms are quite small and it was easy to hear the people in the next room. All in all a perfectly comfortable room and everybody was friendly and helpful.

Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
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Sridhar K, Front Office Manager at Rendezvous Grand Hotel Melbourne, responded to this review, April 4, 2014
Dear Lisajay1305,

Thank you for your comments after your recent stay at the Rendezvous Grand Hotel Melbourne.

We are pleased to note that you had an enjoyable stay with us taking advantage of our central location. It was indeed our pleasure to take care of you.

We look forward to welcoming you back to the Rendezvous Grand Hotel Melbourne in the not too distant future.

Best Regards,
Sridhar Kakarlapudi
Front Office Manager
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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
#53 Luxury Hotel in Melbourne
#57 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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