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InterContinental Melbourne The Rialto

495 Collins Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
Update from hotel: This property has indicated that they are taking safety precautions against COVID-19 and is temporarily closed until 09/21/2021.Read more
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  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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#57 of 168 hotels in Melbourne
Travelers' Choice
Celebrated by World Travel Awards as Oceania's Leading Hotel 2019 and by Luxury Travel Guide as Luxury City Hotel of the Year, book your next stay at InterContinental Melbourne The Rialto, a timeless five star luxury Melbourne hotel offering a juxtaposition of Melbourne’s old and new. InterContinental Melbourne The Rialto is perfectly located on prestigious Collins Street in Melbourne and offers 253 guest rooms and suites. The hotel’s architecture is a distinctive blend of heritage and contemporary. Be transported from the 1890s of the neo-Gothic façade into the dramatic lobby that overlooks the soaring glass atrium. Built in 1891, the hotel began as two separate buildings that housed the famous Melbourne wool stores, commercial and government offices and residences. Step outside to experience Melbourne’s best luxury shopping and renowned food scene or follow the aroma for the perfect cup of coffee. Wind your way through the hidden laneways or hop on the free city tram and explore Australia’s arts and sports capital. Experience award-winning bars and restaurants in a city famous for its food with Alluvial, Bluestone Wine Lounge and Market Lane Bar. Enjoy a drink in our bars or head next door to the buzzing Rialto precinct and experience the array of cafes, bars and celebrity restaurants. Club InterContinental is available exclusively for guests staying in Club InterContinental rooms and suites. A place of sanctuary after a busy day exploring Melbourne, working, or simply a quiet place to unwind. With private access on level 4 overlooking Collins Street, every detail of your Club journey is enhanced through personalised and thoughtful touches. This exclusive experience features private check in and check out, breakfast, all day refreshments, afternoon tea and evening canapes. For exceptional experiences and details that truly delight, there is only Club InterContinental. Choose to live the #InterContinentalLife
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Property amenities
Valet parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Evening entertainment
Nightclub / DJ
Children's television networks
Hot tub
Pool / beach towels
Indoor pool
Heated pool
Fitness / spa locker rooms
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Happy hour
Kids' meals
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Highchairs available
Car hire
Taxi service
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Photo copier / fax In business center
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Neck massage
Steam room
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Executive lounge access
Non-smoking hotel
First aid kit
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Additional bathroom
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
Dining area
Interconnected rooms available
Room service
Seating area
Separate living room
VIP room facilities
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
On-demand movies
iPod docking station
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
City view
Landmark view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, Chinese and 10 more
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Jeff D wrote a review Jul 2020
Corpus Christi, Texas20 contributions43 helpful votes
This hotel has such an incredible ambiance, given the architectural history and modern updating of the giant atrium that unites two older buildings, and the modern updating of the rooms. Would stay here in a heartbeat the next time in Melbourne. Great location, great breakfast, comfortable bed, nice pool. Friendly and very helpful staff. The tram on the street outside are free to get around the city. Best hotel of our visit to AUS/NZ!
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Date of stay: March 2020
Room Tip: fourth floor room was quiet.
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3 Helpful votes
Peter M wrote a review May 2020
Melbourne, Australia888 contributions206 helpful votes
The is another one of the prominent architect William Pitt buildings. Like the Olderfleet Building at 477 Collins Street it was built for prominent businessman Patrick Mc Caughan between 1890-1891. It is built in Venetian Gothic palazzo style.The original bluestone cobblestone laneway which served the carts and wagons delivering wool and other products to the Rialto building warehouses,survives intact on the ground floor of the atrium of the hotel.The 14 storey building part of the hotel complex was part of the redevelopment in 1984. It is one of the finest boom style buildings in Melbourne. The Intercontinental Hotel was the Former Rialto Hotel when I stayed there and before that was the Ex Menzies Hotel. It is a five star hotel and has exclusive shops and before the corona virus had a big white piano in the atrium space. It is on the Victorian Heritage Register and is National Trust classified
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Date of stay: March 2020
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: All rooms are goood and no noise from Collins Street.Maybe a higher room gives better views
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2 Helpful votes
poaching wrote a review Apr 2020
Hong Kong, China23 contributions42 helpful votes
Great location, 5-10mins walk to Southern Cross Station, within free tram zone, easily go around CBD without paying. Booked the deluxe room, as a Spire Ambassador, the receptionist claimed the room was upgrade to club room (with no club access tho), did not really see the big differences. Being arranged a room on 5th floor, with the only view of the hotel atrium. Room was set up with one set of bathroom amenities and glasses, one free water per day only. It looked like a room for one person but I booked it for three persons. iPad in the room allowed me to request amenities and looked for hotel info easily. Pool, gym, sauna were all on top floor, indoor pool was pretty small but with a nice Jacuzzi next to it. Sauna and shower room were unisex. No lockers for pool area. Valet parking was great. 55AUD for 24 hours, concierge has asked me the pickup for next day, car was ready in front of the entrance when I collected it. Great service! Breakfast was okay, live station for egg, some hot food and great options for juices and freshly squeezed ones. Celebrating parents anniversary, a sparkling wine was offered on their anniversary date! Very warm and sweet, thank you!
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Date of stay: November 2019
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3 Helpful votes
Daniel L wrote a review Apr 2020
Sydney, Australia68 contributions74 helpful votes
This conveniently located hotel is central to the CBD and the Southbank entertainment and dining Quarter. Unfortunately, the pandemic closedown had just started (F1 Grand Prix weekend). Fortunately, the dining and bar options in the hotel were great and reasonably priced by 5 star hotel standards. Staff were knowledgeable and friendly without being over the top. Check in and out were quick and painless. Rooms were well appointed,though just a little smaller than expected. Would not hesitate to recommend this hotel. Will certainly return once the plague is beaten.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled solo
3 Helpful votes
TassieTravellers99 wrote a review Apr 2020
Launceston, Australia3072 contributions962 helpful votes
We have stayed at this hotel twice recently and both occassions were very enjoyable. We have stayed once in each side of the hotel with one side being the former Rialto. This room was a huge junior suite with space galour and a well appointed bathroom. The intercontinental side had a smaller but probably more modern and better furnished room. In between is an enormous glassed in atrium which highlights the exterior of each hotel side and has a real industrial look and feel to it. Typical of Melbourne they have incorporated the former heritage of the buildings into a new functional space. At the basement level of this atrium is an extensive bar and restaurant and this includes one of the best breakfast buffets we have experienced in Australia. Food stations are set out in several rooms. There is a wide array of fresh juices, yoghurts and salads and an extensive hot buffet with a chef on hand to prepare fresh omelettes. The coffee is brought to the table and made by a proper barista for a wonderful start to the day. Front desk is very friendly and efficient and there is a concierge on hand to help with your luggage and assist you with your visit to Melbourne. Located close to Spencer Street Station and only a few metres from the tram stop means this hotel is very accessable. Overall an excellent stay and very good value for money.
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Date of stay: October 2019
3 Helpful votes
$153 - $241 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about InterContinental Melbourne The Rialto
Which popular attractions are close to InterContinental Melbourne The Rialto?
Nearby attractions include Bartronica (0.3 miles), Viri VR (0.1 miles), and Haigh's Chocolates Rialto (0.02 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at InterContinental Melbourne The Rialto?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at InterContinental Melbourne The Rialto?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at InterContinental Melbourne The Rialto?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at InterContinental Melbourne The Rialto?
Yes, valet parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to InterContinental Melbourne The Rialto?
Conveniently located restaurants include Sud Food and Wine, Patricias Coffee Brewers, and Red Spice Road.
Are there opportunities to exercise at InterContinental Melbourne The Rialto?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool, a fitness center, and a sauna during their stay.
Is InterContinental Melbourne The Rialto located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.02 miles away from the center of Melbourne.
Are any cleaning services offered at InterContinental Melbourne The Rialto?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does InterContinental Melbourne The Rialto offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at InterContinental Melbourne The Rialto?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Chinese, and Japanese.