I have just returned from a night at Rydges for a supposed relaxing night without the kids and have a good night sleep. I reserved a King spa suite. I opted for this as it had a large spa bath and not for any other reason. When booking on the website i requsted check in for 2pm.
We arrived at the hotel at 4.30pm and the room was not yet ready. We were told to go and wait in the bar and was given a free drink voucher, would have thought it would have been 2 for our inconvenience. Bar prices are very expensive.
We went out for dinner and arrived back at the hotel to find the car park was full and were told if we wanted to park there we had to leave our keys with the wilsons parking attendant. I would have thought that there would have been a better place for guests to park.
The spa was less than average. The jets were hopeless. The presure coming out was like it would be from a running tap. The toilet wasn't much better and had to be flushed 3 times to get the paper down. The tv reception was rubbish. We were seeing 2 of everything all night.
We asked reception for some clean towels and waited over an hour and a half but nothing.
The curtains were the most annoying part of the stay. The ones in the bedroom would not close properly and had clips missing and we were on the 4th floor where the flood lights are that shine up the building. In the morning we were hoping to have a nice sleep in (first one in ages as we have a 7 month old), but ha as if. Come 5.30am the sun was shining in the gaps in the curtains.
Then we had some horrible noise coming from outside which was quite loud and annoying. So either way there goes the sleep in.
I did find the cleanliness of the hotel the best part. So well done Housekeeping. Having worked in this department at many different hotels i am very critical when it comes to this and I can honestly say that i found absolutely nothing wrong with this area of the hotel.
I'm not really sure what the priory guest profile is for. I asked for high floor, i got 4th floor(1st guest floor), asked for a view and got the view of the top of a building next to us with flood lights.
Overall, was not the relaxing night I was hoping for. Would not stay again.
- 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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- Also Known As:
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