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Rydges Melbourne Hotel

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Noosa, Australia
Reviewed September 30, 2015

There is such a variety of rooms its just a lottery what you will get! I got the "dolls house" suite with a bathroom the size of a cupboard, and small everything else, but colleagues of mine, for the same price, were in rock star suites!! I love the restaurant, the check in and check out, and the location, so...

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

Dear Ross M, Thank you for your review of your recent stay with us. Being a large hotel of 363 rooms we do have 10 different room types. Certanily would recommend checking with our friendly front desk or reservations team to ensure the room type booked will be one that meets your needs. Glad to hear you enjoyed being right...

Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed September 28, 2015 via mobile

This hotel is OK in that it is reasonably located and not outrageously priced but the rooms are a little in need of some TLC and in particular the in-room air conditioners are quite noisy. So why a "Very Good" rating - simple - the staff are wonderful from check-in to check-out and in all the places in between; the...

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

Dear GallopingGourmet51, Thank you kindly for your review of your recent stay with us at Rydges Melbourne. I appreciate your comments regarding the rooms and the air-conditioner's in particular, and it is well noted as we have been working through the 363 rooms replacing them with newer versions so hope to have these ready for summer. A BIG THANK YOU...

Budapest, Hungary
Reviewed September 27, 2015 via mobile

Not sure how the bigger rooms are, but the one I stayed in was nothing special at all. The bathroom was alright, but I've seen much better in this category. The hotel is a block away from Chinatown which is fantastic if you're into asian food. There is so much restaurant in a small radius that it's very hard to...

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

Dear LegalAlien54, Thank you for your recent feedback on your stay with us. I appreciate your comments regarding the room and yes we do have various room types you can book from one bed standard rooms to apartment style suites. Having lots of options for eating out is always a positive, we are very lucky to be close to so...

Ballarat, Victoria, Australia
Reviewed September 27, 2015 via mobile

Booked direct and joined free members /rewards, fantastic value add. Saturday night stay for my husband, daughter and myself. The queen spa suite was perfect for us and looked exactly like the professional pics on the web. The staff were accommodating and delightful and very professional even though they were extremely busy and in high demand. Front desk staff need...

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

Dear Caroline T, We are so grateful for your feedback and welcome to our Priority Guest Rewards program! I will certainly be passing this positive comment on to our front desk team, they always strive to provide the friendly service each guests deserves thank you for acknowledging it. Glad you enjoyed your weekend thoroughly, we look forward to accommodating you...

North Haven
Reviewed September 25, 2015

Had a queen spa suite.....loads of room although spa bath was quite small. Buffet was packed for breakfast and appeared a little overwhelmed and understaffed and under catered. Great location close to Chinatown and theatres.

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

Dear spog64, Thank you kindly for your constructive review of your stay at Rydges Melbourne. Your comments regarding breakfast time at Locanda has been well noted and staffing adjustments made accordingly. Glad you made the most of the awesome location. We hope to welcome you back again soon. Warm Regards, Amy Trengove Rooms Division Manager

Perth, Australia
Reviewed September 24, 2015

A horrible hotel with slow lifts, dirty mattresses, unchanged pillow covers (over aneorexic pillows) and a dirty stained carpet (which seems standard in most Rydges hotels now). There was no safe in the room, the TV was ancient & channel changing was an exercise in extreme patience.Room lighting was very dim and the air con was so old it needed...

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

Dear footloose969, Thank you for your constructive feedback on your stay in Rydges Melbourne. I apologise the product has let us down on various occassions and not met your expectations. Your feedback provides us the opportunity to review these areas where we can improve namely; new mattresses have been ordered to start replacing tired ones, all new linen, and we...

Albury, Australia
Reviewed September 22, 2015

I have stayed at the Rydges Melbourne many times in the last few years and I am always impressed with the service level from the staff. The Locanda restaurant serves a very nice Rib Eye steak, what more could anyone want.

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

Dear bConibear, Thank you so much for your amazing feedback of your regular stays with us at Rydges Melbourne! So pleasing to hear you are always impressed with our teams service and of course the yummy Rib Eye Steaks served at Locanda Restaurant. We love having you stay with us! Warm Regards, Amy Trengove Rooms Division Manager

Shepparton, Australia
Reviewed September 22, 2015

Have never felt more ripped off. Got to the restaurant at 930 pm . Told not too late for dinner. Resturant almost empty but told that it would take a few minutes to prepare a table. Got table but then waited 2o minutes for someone to take an order. Conscious of the time and staff needs to go home. Ordered...

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

Dear Steve C, Thank you for taking the time to advise us of your very poor experience in Locanda Restaurant. It is most certainly not the level of service we usually provide and the lack of attention you received is completely embarrassing. I am very sorry you weren't able to enjoy your dinner. I have passed your feedback on to...

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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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...

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Staying in Chinatown

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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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  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Pool
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Room Service
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
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: $110 - $226 (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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Rydges Hotel Melbourne
Melbourne Rydges Hotel
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#16 Spa Hotel in Melbourne
#71 Luxury Hotel in Melbourne
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