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Trafalgar, Australia
Reviewed September 20, 2015 via mobile

The queen spa room was nice and roomy for our family of four. Beds were really comfortable and spa bath was great. Pool was superbly warm on a nice afternoon with complimentary towels to use. We didn't use visit the Locandra restaurant but the Rise breakfast had ample choices. Thanks for the friendly service.

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Amy T, Manager at Rydges Melbourne Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Jenella J, We appreciate your kind feedback on your most recent stay at Rydges Melbourne. Very delighted to hear you and your fmaily enjoyed a lovely afternoon in the rooftop pool and our rooms accommdated your needs well. We look forward to welcoming your family back soon! Warm Regards, Amy Trengove Rooms Division Manager

Victoria, Australia
Reviewed September 20, 2015

Nice enough hotel in the CBD. Can't fault the hotel staff, very friendly and efficient. Parking is no problems as there is a multi level parking complex next door with elevator directly to hotel foyer. Stayed in the queen deluxe room. Pretty simple but comfortable. We were on the 10th floor and the road noise was pretty loud. Beds were...

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Amy T, Manager at Rydges Melbourne Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Mario M, Thank you kindly for your comments regarding the friendliness of our staff, we pride ourselves on having a team with personality and service as their number one priority- thank you. Very sorry to hear you were forced to leave the line for our breakfast buffet, i can assure you the staffing levels for breakfast are currently being...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed September 16, 2015

I won a night at Rydges, along with a night at the theatre, etc., and I was quite impressed. We had dinner in the Locanda restaurant before the theatre show, which was quick but nice, and then we had breakfast there on the following morning. Restaurant is busy and noisy but staff seem to cope. The hotel itself is well...

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Amy T, Manager at Rydges Melbourne Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Thepurplegirls, Woohoo congrats on winning a night to stay with us, very exciting! Very happy to hear you enjoyed your dining experience with us and the theatre show. We hope to welcome you back for another visit soon. Warm Regards, Amy Trengove Rooms Divison Manager

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed September 16, 2015 via mobile

I arrived for checkin at the same time as the flight crew from my Qantas flight, so as there was only 1 staff member at the desk, the delay was a little longer than it should have been. The lobby has been renovated and is quite attractive with a comfy little nook with a gas fireplace. These seats were always...

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Amy T, Manager at Rydges Melbourne Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Steege51, Thank you for your feedback regarding your recent stay at Rydges Melbourne. I apologise your check in was not as efficient as usual due to the Qantas Crew checking in at the same time and thank you for your understanding. Its a little dissapointing to hear our front office staff were not able to assist with your public...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed September 15, 2015

I stayed at the Rydges Melbourne for a business trip as it is the company's preferred choice. Overall very happy with the quality of the accommodation and staff service. The hotel's location is perfect as you are a breath away from the bustling Little Bourke Street and Her majesty's Theatre. I stayed in a Deluxe Queen room. It was quite...

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Amy T, Manager at Rydges Melbourne Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Shaswee, Thank you kindly for your reveiw of your recent business stay at Rydges Melbourne.I would apprecaite if you could take a moment to kindly email me the details of your reservation so we can attend to the mattress straight away. Glad to hear you took full advantage of our great Green Room option saving some money on your...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed September 14, 2015 via mobile

We hadn't been here for quite some time, but it is one of our favourites when going to a show. The location is so close to the theatres as well as many places to eat. The bar is open late so perfect for a late night drink after a show. The rooms had not changed, but were clean and had...

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Amy T, Manager at Rydges Melbourne Hotel, responded to this review

Dear neds0, Lovely to hear your genuine feedback during your visit to Melbourne to attend the theatre across the road! Well noted on the powerpoint closer to the bed, have passed to maintenance to follow up and see what can be done for future, but glad they could assist you on the evening. Hope to welcome you back again soon,...

Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed September 14, 2015 via mobile

Lovely hotel and great friendly staff I recently stayed at the Rydges for a one night stay and it was fantastic the bed was big and comfy as were the pillows would definitely stay again and recommend this hotel in the future and the view from the rooftop pool was awesome

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Amy T, Manager at Rydges Melbourne Hotel, responded to this review

Dear travaus21, Thank you for your kind review of your recent stay at Rydges Melbourne. Glad to hear you found our Rydges Dream beds comfy also! You can actually purchase them online if you are interested happy to guide you further. Our team loves looking after friendly guests like yourself. Looking forward to welcoming you back on your next trip...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed September 13, 2015

As I said really good room, staff great and attentive, easy and quick book in and out. Breakfast and meals excellent and well priced good rate for room. Hotel well paced to business meetings and restaurants.

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Amy T, Manager at Rydges Melbourne Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Ross B, Thank you for your review. Great to hear we can accommodate your needs during your business stays efficiently and satisfactory. Much appreciated, Amy Trengove Rooms Division Manager

Dayton
Reviewed September 13, 2015

we are a Rydges priority member and have stayed many times ,we stayed in a queen suite ,clean and comfortable ,the service great , good value the food in Laconda bar & restaurant great food & good value plus, great location opposite china town and close to city shopping will keep coming back.

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Amy T, Manager at Rydges Melbourne Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Joyleen H, As one of our valued Priority Guest Rewards Members, it's great to hear this wonderful feedback of your stay at Rydges Melbourne. We're very fortunate to have amazing regular guests like yourselves staying with us throughout the year. Looking forward to your next visit! Much Aprpeciated, Amy Trengove Rooms Division Manager

Canberra, Australia
Reviewed September 12, 2015

Nice hotel, close to Chinatown. Room was clean and everything worked - a bit unusual for an older hotel. Had dinner in the restaurant, and the food was very good, but the service was a bit off. The reception staff are very professional and helpful. Will certainly stay here again.

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Amy T, Manager at Rydges Melbourne Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Mark & Rosa, Thank you kindly for your feedback of your recent stay with us. Haha yes our Maintenance Team are well and truly on top of taking care of our rooms thanks for noticing. We'll be sure to pass on the feedback regarding service in the restaurant to refine for your next visit. The team at Front Desk...

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Chinatown
Locals know that Chinatown is the tried and true place to eat before hitting the nightclub scene. The place simply buzzes, and the well-preserved buildings exude a sense of Imperial China stemming from immigration over a century ago. In restaurant after restaurant on Little Bourke Street, you'll find delicious dishes such as sizzling honeyed prawns, and value for your money. Stately matrons oversee family kitchens serving up age-old recipes. The lighting may be unromantic, the patrons loud, and the service no-nonsense, but the food is sensational.
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Room Service
  • Pool
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Rydges Melbourne Hotel

Address: 186 Exhibition St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Location: Australia > Victoria > Melbourne > Chinatown
Price Range: $118 - $284 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Rydges Melbourne Hotel 4.5*
Number of rooms: 363
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Also Known As:
Rydges Hotel Melbourne
Melbourne Rydges Hotel
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#16 Spa Hotel in Melbourne
#73 Luxury Hotel in Melbourne
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“The '2 bedroom' corner suites are pretty nice so are the rooms right up in the higher floors.”
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“If you want to avoid city noise, ask for a room higher up.”
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“High up rooms have great views and appear quieter”
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