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Rydges Melbourne Hotel
Ranked #82 of 160 Hotels in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed April 16, 2013

The location is a fantastic starting point for a city exploration.

The room was compact and functional and offered some great views of the city skyline.

The breakfast and room service were good but a little more variety wouldn't hurt - eg some avocados or fresh tomatoes and lettuce to make BLTs.

The staff were friendly and efficient and I actually left my jacket in the room by accident and they kindly returned by post, free of charge!

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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MelbManager, General Manager at Rydges Melbourne Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded April 23, 2013

Thanks for taking the time to share your experience. Great to hear you had a great stay in Melbourne. Regards Troy Cuthbertson / General Manager

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Reviewed April 16, 2013

Rydges on Exhabition st in Melbourne was fantastic. The staff were lovely and the room was great. Brilliant location. Made my honeymoon that much more special. Were very generous and gave me and my wife a complimentary breakfast each morning and a bottle of champagne.

The premier spa sweet was ideal and would definately stay there again

5 stars :)

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  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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MelbManager, General Manager at Rydges Melbourne Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded April 23, 2013

Great to hear we could make your special occassion and memorable one. All the best for your life ahead as a married couple. Hope to see you back next year for your anniversary. Regards Troy Cuthbertson / General Manager

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Reviewed April 14, 2013

This hotel is in a very conventient location to Chinatown and the theatre district. The staff were friendly and helpful during check in and check out. The hotel itself is showing signs of wear and tear but it is still good value for money. The beds are very comfortable.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled solo
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MelbManager, General Manager at Rydges Melbourne Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded April 23, 2013

Thankyou, hopefully you made the time to take in a show and a meal in Chinatown - Shark Fin Inn is my favourite. Our location as you mentioned is perfect for taking in a show and with King Kong about to start there's no better place to land yourself. Regards Troy Cuthbertson / General Manager

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Reviewed April 12, 2013

The best hotel bed we have ever slept in! This was the highlight of my stay. The staff were very helpful and there was always someone at the reception desk. The entrance is very impressive, however, the rooms are a little tired looking. The bathroom is small. Otherwise we had everything we needed. The hotel is close to China town and Her Majesty's theatre. If you are in town for the theatre or shopping, I highly recommend this hotel. We didn't eat in the restaurant, but we did attend the bar and the bar staff are friendly and approachable. The drink prices are standard for a hotel.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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MelbManager, General Manager at Rydges Melbourne Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded April 23, 2013

Sounds like you had a great nights sleep. If you are interested you can jump onto our website and purchase the beds at a great price. They have been specifically designed with a great nights sleep in mind. Regards Troy Cuthbertson / General Manager

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Reviewed April 10, 2013

I was NOT impressed with this hotel. The bathroom though adequate was miniscule. My closet at home is twice as big. There was no soap, shampoo, or conditioner on our arrival. I didn't bring any because my bag was already too heavy. There was one washcloth for two people. The second day, we returned to our room being half cleaned with no bag in the trash cans, no clean towels and still no soap.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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MelbManager, General Manager at Rydges Melbourne Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded April 23, 2013

My apologies Caboothie, we have definately fell well short on this occassion. Many thanks for taking the time to share your experience and I'll be sure to share it with my housekeeping team. Regards Troy Cuthbertson / General Manager

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Reviewed April 9, 2013

This is a centrally located hotel near Chinatown restaurants and the inner city. Easy access to the arcades and laneways. Helpful staff, good conference facilities and catering. Room was well equipped and suitable for purpose. Easy check in and check out. This is a good hotel for a business trip.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled on business
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MelbManager, General Manager at Rydges Melbourne Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded April 23, 2013

I appreciate your comments Warwick. Sounds like you got to experience the whole hotel including our conference facilities. Hope to see you back next time you are on business in Melbourne. Regards Troy Cuthbertson / General Manager

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Reviewed April 7, 2013

This was our first time staying at Rydges in Melbourne. We were very impressed with all parts of our stay. Although the hotel car park was full, the staff were helpful in letting us know where else we could park, and validating our ticket for a cheaper rate. We had a trainee on check in, but both staff were very polite and helpful. The room was larger than expected and clean. The bathroom was a bit small, but for our one night stay that really wasn't too much of an issue. But the best was yet to come. Our room package included breakfast. We headed to the restaurant with very low expectation - a piece of toast and a bowl of cornflakes - but much to our delight there was a full hot breakfast with a great selection. I am vegetarian, and very fussy where my eggs are concerned, but I could not have been happier with the wide selection provided. Great value for money, and a great location for anyone seeing a show. We will be back. Thank you :)

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MelbManager, General Manager at Rydges Melbourne Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded April 23, 2013

I'm not surprised to hear your feedback about breakfast. We have put a lot of time and effort into it and now it's a great way to start the day. It's right up there with staff and location as the main reason why people choose to stay at Rydges Melbourne. Thanks for the feedback. Regards Troy Cuthbertson / Rydges Melbourne

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Additional Information about Rydges Melbourne Hotel

Address: 186 Exhibition St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Location: Australia > Victoria > Melbourne > Chinatown
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#15 Spa Hotel in Melbourne
#75 Luxury Hotel in Melbourne
Price Range: $118 - $288 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Rydges Melbourne Hotel 4.5*
Number of rooms: 363
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 
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