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“A nice place to stay” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Rendezvous Hotel Melbourne

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Rendezvous Hotel Melbourne
Ranked #62 of 157 Hotels in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence
Victoria, Canada
1 review
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“A nice place to stay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

I have stayed @ this hotel many times. The reason I keep coming back is that it really is a nice place to stay, from the rooms to the service and the fantastic location. I highly recommend this nice place to stay ,the rendezous hotel.

  • Stayed March 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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1 Thank lawrencedelosa
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Sridhar K, Front Office Manager at Rendezvous Hotel Melbourne, responded to this review, March 30, 2014
Dear lawrencedelosa,

Thank you for your continued patronage and comments after your most recent stay at the Rendezvous Grand Hotel Melbourne.

We are pleased to note that you had yet another enjoyable stay with us taking advantage of our central location. It was indeed our pleasure to take care of you.

We look forward to welcoming you back in the not too distant future.

Best Regards,
Sridhar Kakarlapudi
Front Office Manager
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Wellington, New Zealand
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22 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Stayed here for 8 nights in July 2011. They had hotel front renovations happening when we arrived. Got shown to our room and requested a change as there was scaffolding and workman right outside the window. New room was marginally better although so hot as we couldnt work the air conditioning. Centrally located Hotel though.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank Wellybaby86
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Sridhar K, Front Office Manager at Rendezvous Hotel Melbourne, responded to this review, March 28, 2014
Dear Wellybaby86,

Thank you for your continued patronage and comments after your most recent stay at the Rendezvous Grand Hotel Melbourne.

Please accept our sincere apologies for the regrettable inconvenience caused due to the improper functioning of the room air-conditioning. Please feel free to contact me at s.kakarlapudi@rendezvoushotels.com and it would be my pleasure to personally coordinate your room reservations and allocate the room which suits you the best.

We look forward to welcoming you back to the Rendezvous Grand Hotel Melbourne in the not too distant future.

Best Regards,
Sridhar Kakarlapudi
Front Office Manager
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Very convenient City location, close to trams and Flinders St station rail links, Spencer Station and Shuttle terminal from Airport was less convenient, especially as the trams were diverted for the GP traffic. Small but comfortable room with no view, great little bathroom, noisy and too cool air-conditioning, would not adjust to warmer settings. Superb breakfasts in basement restaurant as was the dinner there. We LOVED the décor, and attentive service.
This is our 2nd visit, and we will be back.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank magic1an
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Sridhar K, Front Office Manager at Rendezvous Hotel Melbourne, responded to this review, March 28, 2014
Dear magic1an,

Thank you for your continued patronage and comments after your recent stay at the Rendezvous Grand Hotel Melbourne.

We are pleased to note that you had an enjoyable stay with us taking advantage of our central location. It was indeed our pleasure to take care of you.

We look forward to welcoming you back to the Rendezvous Grand Hotel Melbourne in the not too distant future.

Best Regards,
Sridhar Kakarlapudi
Front Office Manager
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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

The room was very small and the bathroom even smaller!! So if you were planning on staying more than one night you might find it a little too squishy.
We got a room with no view, just the back of the hotel which showed us lots of airconditioning pipes. However, this was fine as it meant no street noise and the room was extremely dark so perfect sleeping conditions.
The location is great, we just had a short leisurely walk across the river to Crown for drinks and dinner.
We didn't eat or drink at the premises we really only booked it for the location and the fact we got a Corporate Rate... not sure I'd spend the usual $245 to stay here.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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Thank Feliss74
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Sridhar K, Front Office Manager at Rendezvous Hotel Melbourne, responded to this review, March 26, 2014
Dear Feliss74,

Thank you for your comments after your recent stay at the Rendezvous Grand Hotel Melbourne.

We agree that some room layouts are smaller than others, and being over 100 years old and heritage listed, we have a large variety of room configurations available. We have attempted to ensure that the layout of rooms are in the most practical and comfortable layout possible whilst ensuring we provide the amenities our guests require.

Please feel free to contact me at s.kakarlapudi@rendezvoushotels.com and it would be my pleasure to personally coordinate your room reservations and allocate the room which suits you the best.

We look forward to welcoming you back to the Rendezvous Grand Hotel Melbourne in the not too distant future.

Best Regards,
Sridhar Kakarlapudi
Front Office Manager
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Adelaide
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47 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Entered the hotel, struggling with bags. No one bothered to assist or say hello.
Went upstairs cleaner still cleaning at 5:50pm. Cleaning Trolley, garbage bag and vacuum blocking hallway.
Get thru and enter the hotel room. Find dirty cleaning rag in shower along with a dirty pair of men's underpants
Gave them to cleaner.
Room so small, could not swing a cat and even a mouse is too big. Crappy bathrooms so small you have to be good at Tetris just to sit on the toilet or shower in the ultra narrow bath.
Wifi is crap.
Not worth the money, not coming back here

  • Stayed March 2014
    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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Thank Maltese_baby
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Sridhar K, Front Office Manager at Rendezvous Hotel Melbourne, responded to this review, March 26, 2014
Dear cjaz,

Thank you for your comments after your recent stay at the Rendezvous Grand Hotel Melbourne.

We are dismayed to learn of your overall disappointing stay with us. Please accept my sincere apologies for our obvious shortcomings and the regrettable inconvenience caused.

We agree that some room layouts are smaller than others, and being over 100 years old and heritage listed, we have a large variety of room configurations available. We have attempted to ensure that the layout of rooms are in the most practical and comfortable layout possible whilst ensuring we provide the amenities our guests require.

At the Rendezvous Grand Hotel Melbourne, we pride ourselves in offering the highest levels of care and hospitality to all our guests. It is evident that we have fallen short of the expectation that we have set for ourselves and you are certainly entitled to expect. We have since reviewed your feedback with the Department Heads concerned and have taken corrective actions to ensure that this will not recur.

Please feel free to contact me at s.kakarlapudi@rendezvoushotels.com and it would be my pleasure to personally coordinate your room reservations and allocate the room which suits you the best.

We look forward to welcoming you back to the Rendezvous Grand Hotel Melbourne in the not too distant future.

Best Regards,
Sridhar Kakarlapudi
Front Office Manager
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Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
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26 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

The room was small, a bit gloomy and no view. The bathroom was very small but excellent; newly renovated. We were in a room where street noise was not an issue, but the air conditioner fan was very noisy. The location is good in that it's close to South Bank and the city centre, but the actual setting isn't fabulous.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Location
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Jacqui B
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Sridhar K, Front Office Manager at Rendezvous Hotel Melbourne, responded to this review, March 26, 2014
Dear Jacqui B,

Thank you for your comments after your recent stay at the Rendezvous Grand Hotel Melbourne.

We are pleased to note that you had an enjoyable stay with us taking advantage of our central location. It was indeed our pleasure to take care of you and we have also noted your comments about the room size and layout.

We agree that some room layouts are smaller than others, and being 100 years old this year and heritage listed, we have a large variety of room configurations available. We have attempted to ensure that the layout of rooms are in the most practical and comfortable layout possible whilst ensuring we provide the amenities our guests require.

Please feel free to contact me at s.kakarlapudi@rendezvoushotels.com and it would be my pleasure to personally coordinate your room reservations and allocate the room which suits you the best.

Look forward to welcoming you back to the Rendezvous Grand Hotel Melbourne in the not too distant future.

Best Regards,
Sridhar Kakarlapudi
Front Office Manager
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Launceston, Australia
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

I have stayed in nicer rooms for Less money at southbank , rooms very small and even with all lights on it was still dark, not value for money. Foyer was lovely but over all very tired. Location good for walking to town or train station. Staff helpfull, rooms weren't made up though until 4.30 that arfternoon.

  • Stayed March 2014
    • 2 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Location
    • 2 of 5 stars
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Michellehughes1960
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Sridhar K, Front Office Manager at Rendezvous Hotel Melbourne, responded to this review, March 24, 2014
Dear Michellehughes 1960,

Thank you for your comments after your recent stay at the Rendezvous Grand Hotel Melbourne.

We agree that some room layouts are smaller than others, and being 100 years old this year and heritage listed, we have a large variety of room configurations available. We have attempted to ensure that the layout of rooms are in the most practical and comfortable layout possible whilst ensuring we provide the amenities our guests require.

Please accept my sincere apologies for the regrettable inconvenience caused to you by the unsual delay in making your room available upon your arrival and we can only hope that you would indulge us on this occasion.

Feel free to contact me at s.kakarlapudi@rendezvoushotels.com and it would be my pleasure to personally coordinate your room reservations and allocate the room which suits you the best.

We look forward to welcoming you back to the Rendezvous Grand Hotel Melbourne in the not too distant future.

Best Regards,
Sridhar Kakarlapudi
Front Office Manager
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Additional Information about Rendezvous Hotel Melbourne

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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