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Rydges on Swanston Melbourne

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Bendigo, Australia
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140 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Pleasant hotel in very good location, in front of tram stop, near Uni and Lygon St. Stayed here two nights for a conference. Parking is $25 / day although we stayed on weekend so street parking was easy. We stayed in Deluxe Queen (two queen beds) - clean and functional although there were clunks and clangs throughout the Friday night... More 

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Auckland NZ
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49 reviews
40 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is would be a three star hotel by most people's standards. It's basically competent but the fittings and fixtures are simple and the decor is becoming tired. It's conveniently located to the University, but in terms of the location you could do far better if you're looking for a place from which to launch a total Melbourne experience. All... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed three nights for a conference. Very comfortable and central location. The conference facilities were good and easily fitted 200+ Hint for reception staff. You are very friendly and receptive but please don't ask if we have had anything from the mini bar and when we say no, immediately say I'll just have to get that checked. If you aren't... More 

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Thank Steve A
RydgesonSwanston, Front Office Manager at Rydges on Swanston Melbourne, responded to this review

Dear Steve A, Thank you for your kind review and for giving your experience with us 5/5 stars! We are always thrilled to receive such positive feedback and you are right about our conference facilities - they are excellent and we cater to all groups, big and small. Thank you also for providing your feedback on the checkout experience regarding... More 

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12 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Living in the country we need sometimes a place to stay handy to the city. Rydges in Swanston street was only a bit over a kilometre to the city edge and by tram easy to get in and out. The hotel looks a little dated on the outside but the rooms have been redecorated and are modern. The staff at... More 

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Thank Pete D
RydgesonSwanston, Front Office Manager at Rydges on Swanston Melbourne, responded to this review

Dear Pete D, Thank you for posting such a rave review about your recent experience with us! I'm delighted to see that you loved your stay and the hotel to your liking. You are right about our location - just a few minutes from the CBD and also the iconic Lygon Street. Plus the Queen Victoria Market and historic Melbourne... More 

adelaide australia
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27 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed at the rydges on Swanston for the weekend upon going in to our room hotel was nice.one thing my wife always checks is the bed. when she pulled back the sheets the bed had not been changed disgusting there was hairs in the sheets .would not stay there again.if you look at the pictures you can see the hairs.this... More 

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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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31 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was in a great spot to walk to the city or use the tram, just outside. Close to Melbourne Uni. The rooms were quiet and a good size. The staff friendly and helpful, the airport shuttle was on time and convenient. The restaurant meal was delicious.

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Thank Marie P
Canberra, Australia
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31 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There is a tram stop out the front which you can use to take most places however it is just outside of the free tram zone. The hotel is located close to Lygon Street which has lots of food options. Room was clean and comfortable. The bar downstairs has a nice relexed atmosphere

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Thank Melissa R
RydgesonSwanston, Front Office Manager at Rydges on Swanston Melbourne, responded to this review

Dear Melissa R, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us here at Rydges on Swanston. It's fantastic to see that you enjoyed your stay and especially enjoyed the Blues Bar & Grill, plus our location so close to Lygon Street. I hope that you also had time to visit the Queen Victoria Market and... More 

Sydney, Australia
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69 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

On a cold Melbourne night, the ambiance of the restaurant was just what we were after. The warmth of the fire place and mood lighting was beautiful. The food was very small servings and quite expensive. It was delicious though, with the Kahlua creme brûlée being my favourite.

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Thank GKapz
RydgesonSwanston, Front Office Manager at Rydges on Swanston Melbourne, responded to this review

Dear GKapz, Thank you for such a splendid review! I'm delighted to see that you were able to make it into our signature restaurant and found the atmosphere and food to your liking! You are right, everything is extremely delicious and we are finalising an exciting new menu and hopefully you will have the chance to enjoy it also on... More 

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

Although it is located on the quiet end of Swanston St, away from CBD, but luckily one street away is the busy Italian street - Lygon St, where you can find lots of restaurants and coffee shops and boutiques. However if you want to goto the city, it is very convenient , just jump onto the tram right outside the... More 

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Manchester, UK
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28 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Basic provision but great location for the University. Very easy to get to by tram from Flinders Street. Only 10 mins walk from the centre of Melbourne. Free wi-if in the rooms. If all you need is a bed for the night this is a good choice. I'd certainly consider going back.

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Thank DrJackie
RydgesonSwanston, Front Office Manager at Rydges on Swanston Melbourne, responded to this review

Dear DrJackie, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay here at Rydges on Swanston. I'm delighted to see that you found the hotel comfortable and in a great location. You are also right that we do offer a warm bed for a reasonable price, and we do have complimentary wifi throughout the hotel for all of... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Food & drink at the hotel
Blue's Bar & Grill
Blue's Bar & Grill
Cuisines: Australian, Bar, Grill
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
Services
  • Room Service
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Rydges on Swanston having undergone a multi-million dollar refurbishment both externally and internally has well and truly positioned itself as a hotel of choice within Melbourne. Blues Bar & Grill has a contemporary feel offering the very best food, service and presentation. The funky bar lounge and great outdoor terrace is very popular. Close to the airport and a short tram into the heart of Melbourne's CBD, makes us a great location for any traveler. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Rydges on Swanston Melbourne

Address: 701 Swanston St | Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria 3053, Australia
Location: Australia > Victoria > Melbourne
Price Range: $105 - $199 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Rydges on Swanston Melbourne 4.5*
Number of rooms: 107
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Hotel Style:
#46 Business Hotel in Melbourne
#85 Luxury Hotel in Melbourne
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