We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Book On TripAdvisor Bonus Book your hotel on TripAdvisor — then save 20% on things to do for your trip. Use code BOOKTOSAVE.

RACV City Club

Certificate of Excellence
Racv Club Members Only | 501 Bourke St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Hotel amenities
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
Prices from our online travel partners are not available
We can't find prices for this hotel
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this accommodation, but we can search other options in Melbourne
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Management photos
RACV City Club
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers","shims"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))","shims":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'shims'))"}},"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

188 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Showing 187: English reviews
Rutherglen, Australia
Level Contributor
10 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I stay at the RACV City club quite often and it is such a luxurious place to stay, close to shops, restaurants and everything you might need whilst in melbourne! The car vallet service is great and their wine bar is second to none.

Helpful?
Thank LadyP20
Victoria, Australia
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Have been a member of RACV City Club on Bourke St since 2007. Well finished and appointed rooms with wood panelling and quality fittings. Huge and well appointed gymnasium with cardio machines, free weights and personal trainers available if required at cost. There is a fine dining restaurant upstairs or a bistro downstairs if a more casual experience is required.... More 

Helpful?
Thank SDShaw
Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
113 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We organised a special family lunch for my mum's (90) and my husband's (70) birthdays. The menu was selected from the special function menu. It certainly was very deliciously presented, extremely fresh ingredients, tasty and fulfilling. The staff could not do enough for us. Any request we had was attended to immediately, by their wonderful (mainly young) staff. I congratulate... More 

Helpful?
Thank NJF2014
Brisbane, Australia
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place came highly recommended by a colleague, given its close proximity to our office and the fact that breakfast is included as part of your accommodation. RACV City Club really is the definition of old school classic elegance. The facilities here are excellent, gym, spa, sauna, day spa, billiards room, wine bar, members dining (available to in house guests)... More 

Helpful?
Thank DamianTekaniBrisbne
Caroline K, General Manager at RACV City Club, responded to this review

Dear DamianTekani Many thanks for your feedback following your recent stay with us at the RACV City Club. As you mentioned the RACV City Club is the definition of old school classic elegance, with excellent facilities. We note your comment about the mattress being uneven/lopsided and Sealy have been in to review. They have offered to replace and I do... More 

Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
32 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a very enjoyable lunch however the service was somewhat slow and the chairs are the most uncomfortable I've experienced for some time. I had the oysters followed by the King George whiting and both were excellent. Not sure why they haven't addressed the chair issue as they have been bad for quite a long time. A good wine... More 

Helpful?
Thank cforcolin
Caroline K, General Manager at RACV City Club, responded to this review

Dear cforcolin Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback from your recent dining experience at the Members' Dining Room, RACV City Club. I was disappointed to read that the service was somewhat slow and that you found the chairs most uncomfortable. I have spoken to the restaurant team regarding speed of service and we are in the... More 

Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
71 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have stayed a few times as I am a member and have always enjoyed the stay. Rooms are big, bathrooms spacious and the service excellent. The facilities are better then normal hotels as it is a club and so you get a huge gym and pool, choices for great dinning from casual to more formal, a library, large billiard... More 

Helpful?
Thank melbournedale
Caroline K, General Manager at RACV City Club, responded to this review

Dear melbournedale Thank you for your kind words following your recent stay at the RACV City Club. I was really happy to read that you enjoy all aspects of the Club from the big spacious rooms, to the excellent service and the wonderful facilities that the Club offers. I would agree with you that The Retreat is a great place... More 

Level Contributor
57 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We are RACV Country club members and stayed here after arriving home from Vanuatu. I booked the room as a surprise for the wife and she loved it. This probably ranks up there with the best fitted out rooms we have stayed in. Well appointed and views were fantastic - didn't stay in a normal room - we had a... More 

Helpful?
Thank Nick P
Caroline K, General Manager at RACV City Club, responded to this review

Dear Nick P Many thanks for your feedback following your recent stay with us at the RACV City Club. I was really pleased that you enjoyed the corner suite and as you mention they are well appointed and great views. I was delighted to read that we were able to cater for wife's dietary requirements with the 'mymenu' selection. Our... More 

Surfers Paradise, Australia
Level Contributor
33 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a lovely hotel, beautiful rooms, great breakfast spread. Always stay here when in Melbourne. The toiletries provided are lovely Loccitane brand. Very good value for money. Cant fault anything.

Helpful?
Thank Tarlie
Caroline K, General Manager at RACV City Club, responded to this review

Dear Tarlie I really did enjoy your feedback following your recent stay at the RACV City Club. I was delighted to read that you enjoyed all aspects of your stay with us from the rooms, to the great breakfast spread and the L'Occitane toiletries. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Warmest wishes Caroline Caroline King General Manager -... More 

Bendigo, Australia
Level Contributor
22 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I recently attended a dinner in the upstairs dining room of the R.A.C.V. club. We were with a very large group who were in Melbourne to attend a conference. The meal was excellent & the service provided, in particular by Laura was second to none! We did not stay in the hotel so unfortunately I can't comment on facilities..

Helpful?
1 Thank AliceW00d
Caroline K, General Manager at RACV City Club, responded to this review

Dear AliceW00d Many thanks for taking the time to post your kind words following your recent dining experience at the RACV City Club. I was really pleased your enjoyed the meal and have passed on your comments regarding service received to Laura. Many thanks once again. Caroline Caroline King General Manager - RACV Club More 

Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
56 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

I hadn't stayed in The Retreat before. It passed my quest for good bathroom AND office facilities. Sufficient power points at desk level - no grovelling on the floor. Perfect bathroom facilities: good lighting; nice make up surface; good selection of toiletries; hair dryer easy to find. The climate control didn't work, so the night was too hot and noisy... More 

Helpful?
Thank Elaine S
Caroline K, General Manager at RACV City Club, responded to this review

Dear Elaine S Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback following your recent stay at the RACV City Club. I am pleased you enjoyed The Retreat and that we passed your quest for good bathroom and office facilities. I was disappointed that the climate control did not work and have requested maintenance to investigate and make the necessary... More 

Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

35 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveler Photos (18)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (2)
Viewed
View from Room (1)
Viewed
Room/Suite (7)
Viewed
Dining (1)
Viewed
Bathroom (1)
Viewed
Other (6)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (17)
Viewed
Room/Suite (4)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (2)
Viewed
Dining (5)
Viewed
Bathroom (2)
Viewed
Other (4)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Melbourne hotels
Central Business District
Alto Hotel on Bourke
Alto Hotel on Bourke
#9 of 156 in Melbourne
4.5 of 5 stars 1,332 reviews
Central Business District
Adina Apartment Hotel Melbourne
Southbank
The Langham, Melbourne
The Langham, Melbourne
#4 of 156 in Melbourne
4.5 of 5 stars 4,406 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Central Business District
Radisson on Flagstaff Gardens
Central Business District
Citadines on Bourke Melbourne
Central Business District
Grand Hyatt Melbourne
Grand Hyatt Melbourne
#13 of 156 in Melbourne
4.5 of 5 stars 3,154 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Staying in Central Business District

Neighborhood Profile
Central Business District
Full of discovery and delight, Melbourne’s laneways tease the imagination long after you’ve put your weary feet up to rest. They weave through the heart of the city: cafes, bars, restaurants and boutiques, throbbing with conversation and espresso coffee. You never quite know what you’ll find around the next corner: cobblestone alleys, old beer barrel hoists and even vats of simmering organic soup. There is the air of Berlin in the street art, a touch of Paris in the umbrella-shaded cafes and, reminiscent of Rome, eateries tucked away in the most unlikely of places. Perhaps you might want a break and cross the Yarra River to Southbank - walk along the promenade, bask in the sun at a waterside bar and decide whether to go to the nearby casino or book a ticket at the Melbourne theatre company.
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Parking
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
RACV City Club is one of two outstanding RACV Club properties and is conveniently positioned in the heart of Melbourne's CBD at 501 Bourke Street. For an overnight stay, a weekend away, a short break or a holiday, the City Club has a range of accommodation options to suit your needs. There are 136 large and spacious rooms including suites, family suites, doubles, twins and interconnecting rooms for families. A full buffet breakfast, free internet and valet car parking is included in room rates. The impressive RACV City Club caters for the social, leisure and business needs of all Club members. A range of stylish dining venues and entertainment options make the City Club the perfect place to celebrate a special occasion or to enjoy a coffee, social drink, business lunch or intimate dinner. Membership of the private RACV Club is separate to other types of RACV membership, which can include RACV Emergency Roadside Assistance and RACV Insurance. Only members of the private RACV Club can book accommodation at the RACV City or Healesville properties. RACV Club members pay an annual membership fee which enables members to book accommodation for themselves, their family, friends and guests at both RACV Club locations and to access a range of other Club dining, lifestyle and recreation facilities. RACV Club membership is available to anyone through a nomination process and full details about how to become an RACV Club member are available on the RACV website. ... more   less 

Additional Information about RACV City Club

Address: Racv Club Members Only | 501 Bourke St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Location: Australia > Victoria > Melbourne > Central Business District
Number of rooms: 136
Also Known As:
Racv City Club Hotel Melbourne
Racv City Hotel
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing