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Rendezvous Hotel Melbourne
Ranked #63 of 160 Hotels in Melbourne
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98 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Compact perfection Sm”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2013 via mobile

The rooms are small as are the bathrooms but immaculate and comfortable. Great views of the river but through filthy windows.
Great location and a great price.
Even the lifts are tiny but if course it is in a magnificent heritage building.

  • Stayed October 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank heleconiaGeelong
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Alexander B, General Manager at Rendezvous Hotel Melbourne, responded to this review, October 17, 2013
Dear heleconia,

I would like to thank you for your recent review of the hotel on Tripadvisor.

I was very glad to hear you enjoyed your stay and the location of the hotel. I have noted your comment regarding the windows and I am happy to say these were cleaned in past week. We do have a regular schedule for the cleaning of these windows, but with recent ongoing bad weather and our location I admit it is sometimes a battle we lose.

Many thanks again for your feedback, we look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Kind Regards

Alexander Billing
General Manager
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2013 via mobile

We stayed on a one-night break. The Yarra view room was clean and modern although, as with many refurbished old hotels the room was on the small side. Decent facilities though, and robes are always welcome. If you can get a good price then this is a good option for a city break. Those travelling with lots of luggage, staying more than a couple of nights, or who like to practice highland dancing will find the rooms a bit cramped.

Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Jerry_Cornell
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Niall B, Manager at Rendezvous Hotel Melbourne, responded to this review, November 11, 2013
Dear Jerry_Cornell,

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience with other travellers here on tripadvisor and I was delighted to read that you enjoyed your stay with us. In response to your comments regarding our room size we understand that the configuration of some of our rooms can be smaller than others.

Being a heritage listed building we are limited somewhat by the layout of the rooms and in most cases are unable to extend on the room size. During our recent refurbishments we have aimed to use the space available to us in the most efficient manner to ensure the best possible outcome for our guests. I do apologise that the bathroom did not meet your expectations.

Once again thank you for your review and we look forward to welcoming you back to the Rendezvous Grand Hotel Melbourne in the near future.

Niall Blundell
Assistant General Manager
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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2013

Rendezvous Grand Hotel Melbourne was exactly what we expected. It was right amongst everything you needed- trams and trains right outside and airport bus not far from the hotel. The customer service from the reception was amazing, he spent lots of time with my daughter and myself telling us where to go, what trams to take what places to eat at etc. We had a room with two single beds and the view wasn't great ( another building ) but the room was spotless and had what we needed. Would definately stay there again.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Alexander B, General Manager at Rendezvous Hotel Melbourne, responded to this review, October 8, 2013
Dear Emily W,

I would like to thank you for taking the time to post your feedback on Tripadvisor.

It was wonderful to hear you enjoyed your stay and in particular the service from the reception team.

We look forward to having you back to the hotel soon.

Kind Regards

Alexander Billing
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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2013

I booked for two nights for my arrival into Melbourne. I used the skybus from the airport ($17 one way or $28 return) which also provided me with a free shuttle from Southern Cross Station straight to the hotel free of charge - ideal.
The rooms are generally quite small, but they are clean and modern with all the mod cons - flat screen TV, iPod dock etc. The room also has a hair dryer, iron, kettle (free tea and coffee selection) fridge - there is a mini bar and a price list in the room if required, the hotel also provide a 24hour room service menu. You also have the option of selecting your pillows from a menu, but I didn't use this service. The bathroom is small and therefore only has a shower rather than a bath/shower, but it is powerful and there is plenty hot water. There is a good selection of French Connection (FCUK) toiletries provided too.
The hotel provides excellent customer service - reception staff were very welcoming and due to the amount of luggage I had, a member of staff brought them up for me and showed me to my room. House keeping were efficient - when I returned back to my room (late morning) my bed had been made, my room had been cleaned with fresh towels, glasses and new toiletries in the bathroom.
The hotel is opposite Flinders Street Station and and The Yarra river as well ad being close to many shops, restaurants, the Crown Casino and the Eureka Sky Tower. Although my room faced on to the railway, the noise wasn't really noticeable due to the double glazed windows. During my stay (7th & 8th October) the windows were cleaned at the front of the building during a routine clean so the view was perfect.
There is also free Internet access in the rooms, however, the Internet expires after 3 hours so you need to reconnect via the hotel website for a further three hours; I don't think that there is a limit to how many times you can reconnect so it is ok but some guests might find it annoying.
I would highly recommend this hotel - friendly and helpful staff, ideal central location and reasonably priced.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Amy P
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Alexander B, General Manager at Rendezvous Hotel Melbourne, responded to this review, October 8, 2013
Dear Amy P,

Many thanks for your review. We sincerely appreciate our guests taking the time to provide us feedback from their stays. This feedback is vital to ensuring the ongoing improvement of our rooms and services.

I will be sure to share your detailed comments with the team. It is always pleasing to hear when our guest appreciate the smaller touches such as our premium guest amenities, pillow menu and free Wi-Fi.

Thank you again for your review and we hope to welcome you back to the hotel when you next visit Australia.

Kind Regards

Alexander Billing
General Manager
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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2013

Rendezvous Grand Hotel Melbourne is a great place to stay and the location allows easy access to transportation and local attractions. Service was excellent! Plant to stay there in the future. The room was beautifully decorated with a heritage décor. The bed extremely comfortable and the bathroom although compact was very clean.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Alexander B, General Manager at Rendezvous Hotel Melbourne, responded to this review, October 8, 2013
Dear timetotravelworld,

Thank you for the review of your recent stay.

It was wonderful to hear you enjoyed the hotels service and found the hotel ideally situated for your visit to Melbourne.

We look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel when you next visit Australia.

Kind Regards

Alexander Billing
General Manager
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2013

Rendezvous Grand Hotel Melbourne is a great place to stay while in Melbourne. The rates are very affordable, very nice rooms, the service is really good and very nice staff. The rooms we had have a beautiful view of the river and the night lights. It is a very central location which is close to the Crown Casino, Flinders's Station, the city in general. Trams just outside the door to go most places around the city. We have stayed there twice in the last 3 years and we were very happy with everything on both stays. We will be back to stay.

Room Tip: Ask for a view of the river, great views.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Fiona S
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Vincent B, Front Office Manager at Rendezvous Hotel Melbourne, responded to this review, October 6, 2013
Dear Fiona S,

First of all let me thank you for writing such a wonderful review and your kind words regarding our Team Members and our great location. The Team and I are delighted that you had an enjoyable stay with us and we look forward to welcoming you back to the Rendezvous Grand Hotel Melbourne.

Kind Regards,
Vincent Bellerose
Front Office Manager
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Canberra, Australia
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23 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2013

This is a good hotel with small, but clean rooms. However it's right next to the railway station and you can hear the trains all night. Additionally, the free internet is capped at a very slow rate. My windoe was very dirty, so although there was a great view of the Yarra River it was hard to see and there was no chance of taking a photo.
The gym is small (one working bike, one broken, 2 treadmills, 4 weights machines, dumbells and a rowing machine).
The service was good with friendly staff, but honestly, I wouldnt stay there again unless they put me in a better room, not on the side of the railway.

Room Tip: Ask for a room that is high up to avoid noise, or a room that isn't on the railways station side...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Karina L
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Alexander B, General Manager at Rendezvous Hotel Melbourne, responded to this review, October 7, 2013
Dear i_seraphim,

Many thanks for taking the time to post your feedback on Tripadvisor.

Though it was wonderful to hear you enjoyed the hotels service and facilities, its was disappointing to hear you found the proximity to the train lines an issue. We sincerely apologise that this interrupted your rest whilst at the hotel. We aim to ensure every guest is allocated a room that suits their travel needs. We would certainly be able to provide you a more suitable room for your next trip. Only a small portion of our rooms face the train line with 85% of the rooms well back from any potential noise issues.

We hope we can welcome you back to the hotel in the near future. Please feel free to contact the hotel direct to ensure the most suitable room allocation for your needs.

Kind Regards

Alexander Billing
General Manager
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Property: Rendezvous Hotel Melbourne
Address: 328 Flinders St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Location: Australia > Victoria > Melbourne > Central Business District
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#44 Business Hotel in Melbourne
#48 Romantic Hotel in Melbourne
#53 Family Hotel in Melbourne
#60 Luxury Hotel in Melbourne
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Rendezvous Hotel Melbourne 4.5*
Number of rooms: 340
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
One of Australia's finest historic hotels. Built in 1912, this meticulously restored hotel retains the elegant style of the early 1900s while providing you with all the convenience of 21st century technology and amenities ... more   less 
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