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186 Exhibition St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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#100 of 168 hotels in Melbourne
Rydges Melbourne is conveniently located in Melbourne's CBD, in the heart of the Theatre precinct on Exhibition street. With over 290 guest rooms and 70 suites. Rydges Melbourne is home to Locanda Italian Steakhouse Restaurant and Bar, featuring the best steaks from nearby Yarra Valley, an good variety of pastas and other mouthwatering options. Located in close proximity to Bourke Street Mall shopping, a block away from the Paris End of Collins Street boutiques and in walking distance to Rod Laver Arena and the MCG, Rydges Melbourne is a great choice if you are wanting everything at your doorstep.
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Paid private parking on-site
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Taxi service
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Rooftop pool
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
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262natashal wrote a review Yesterday
Jakarta, Indonesia6 contributions2 helpful votes
This hotel is a great location for exploring the city, visiting Pellegrini's and The Hill of Content Bookshop. The room was a great size, decor could do with some refreshing, but overall we enjoyed our stay as always, and this time we had a beautiful view of St Patrick's Cathedral in the distance. Staff were super friendly and lovely!
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Date of stay: June 2021
Kate S wrote a review Apr 2021
Melbourne, Australia25 contributions33 helpful votes
Hotel's Favorite
Rydges was excellent. Very clean and well appointed. We were in Melbourne to see Harry Potter and the Cursed Child and it was approximate 300 metres away. We didn't use the pool but the room was spacious and we couldn't have been more happy with the service and quality of the facilities.
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Date of stay: April 2021
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Response from Rob McGufficke, General Manager at Rydges Melbourne
Responded Apr 18, 2021
Thanks for your review, the hotel is definitely in a great location to take in a show, how good is Harry Potter and the Cursed Child?! Cheers, Rob
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neilmW2371QV wrote a review Jun 14
Melbourne, Australia4 contributions2 helpful votes
This hotel made it impossible to sleep with the MOST uncomfortable pillows I have ever experienced. I tried 3 different pillows all of which were incredibly lumpy and appeared to be modelled on the Swiss alps. I have travelled to may countries, stayed in many hotels but NEVER have I had NO SLEEP. I have had poor sleep and broken sleep but this was NO sleep. I spoke to reception when I decided to leave sometime between 4-5 am and head home. I got little response from the desk and asked that the manager call to discuss it. They never did call. If you are staying here, check your room beforehand to see if it is up to standard. In my unsleeping experience it is not!
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Date of stay: May 2021
Trip type: Traveled on business
Room Tip: Check the pillow/ bedding before unpacking
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Response from Rob McGufficke, General Manager at Rydges Melbourne
Responded 1 week ago
Thanks for the feedback regarding your stay last month. Our Front Office team noted your concerns and a follow up call was made by our Front Office Manager later that morning. I can appreciate your disappointment given the quality of your sleep, everyone has differing tastes when it comes to pillows. If you had called reception prior to your decision to leave, we could have brought up others for you to consider. We have standard, king, feather down and hypo allergenic. Your request for refund was referred to Management given there was still a guest in the room for some time after your departure.
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Darkwombat wrote a review May 2021
Rochedale South, Australia47 contributions43 helpful votes
No Shower gel, only Lotion supplied even though they have it at reception. Apparently the cleaners could not tell the difference. No Power sockets near bed so cannot charge phones or use CPAP without extension lead, which was asked for and never appeared until much later but was then nowhere near long enough. Breakfast were room service and pretty atrocious - overcooked and no sweetener with coffee.
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Date of stay: May 2021
Trip type: Traveled on business
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Response from Rob McGufficke, General Manager at Rydges Melbourne
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thanks for your feedback Darkwombat. I'm very sorry to hear about the litany of issues you experienced. Our 'cleaners' do make mistakes from time to time and I'm sorry your Gel was missing. Given your comments, I would hope the team gave you some when your called down for the extension lead. There are Power points beside the beds, they aren't ideally located as mobile phones were not as big a part of life when the last refurbishment was completed. They are behind the bedside tables. A while ago yes but thankfully we have another refurbishment planned for the end of the year that will address this problems. Your comments on breakfast are a concern, without reservation details hard to address, but will share them with our team.
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Rhonda P wrote a review May 2021
Alstonville, Australia6 contributions7 helpful votes
We decided to stay at Rydges Melbourne as it was in a central location to all the attractions we wished to visit. Easy walking distance to everything we wish to visit and in particular the Princess Theatre, eateries, museum, shopping, library and old prison. We found the room to be a little dated and in need of an update. However, it was clean and comfortable. The staff were wonderful and more than happy to help. I would stay again.
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Room Tip: Great location
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Response from Rob McGufficke, General Manager at Rydges Melbourne
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thanks for your review. Great to hear the locations suited and that our team made such a good impression. We have a refurb planned for the end of the which we are all looking forward too!
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Frequently Asked Questions about Rydges Melbourne
Which popular attractions are close to Rydges Melbourne?
Nearby attractions include Depot Adventures (0.2 miles), Old Treasury Building (0.3 miles), and Her Majesty's Theatre (0.03 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Rydges Melbourne?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Rydges Melbourne?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Rydges Melbourne?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Rydges Melbourne?
Yes, paid private parking on-site and paid public parking on-site are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Rydges Melbourne?
Conveniently located restaurants include Hochi Mama, Straight Outta Saigon, and Il Bacaro Cucina e Bar.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Rydges Melbourne?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness center during their stay.
Is Rydges Melbourne located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.9 miles away from the center of Melbourne.
Are any cleaning services offered at Rydges Melbourne?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Rydges Melbourne offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Are there any historical sites close to Rydges Melbourne?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Old Melbourne Gaol (0.3 miles), St. Patrick's Cathedral (0.3 miles), and Rippon Lea Estate (5.0 miles).