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Rydges Geelong
Ranked #8 of 17 Hotels in Geelong
Melbourne, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
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“Well-placed hotel”
Reviewed October 11, 2013

Stayed here with my wife overnight during the time when there was a Scoopoon deal ($99/night in a standard room, breakfast included). The staff were friendly, making the checking in and out quick and painless. The room was quite old, but clean. It's conveniently located within walking distance away from the shopping centres and the bay. There was a nearby street parking that was free throughout the weekend, so you can park all day knowing that you won't need to re-park your car.
Overall, it was a lovely stay, and I'd recommend this place to anyone looking for a quick getaway.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed October 11, 2013

Walking distance to local Shops, restaurants and attractions with a fine few of the bay. Rooms well appointed and the buffet breakfast was pretty good. A good thing it had fox sports access so I could watch the tennis!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed October 8, 2013

Stayed here for two nights in a Family Room. Clean and Neat rooms. Breakfast was good and staff was friendly and attentive. Good value if you get it at a discount. A few annoyances as noted below
1. The A/C-Heater was not working to satisfaction
2. Car parking price is a bit steep, not very secure

Overall it was a good experience, would stay there again

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed October 6, 2013

This time was only one night with a friend at the end of a few days away. The rooms are spacious and comfortable. We had a twin room and had two queen size beds. The bathroom was small but had a great shower and the view over the town to the bay was delightful. The buffet breakfast was great as usual and the staff were friendly and helpful. I will be returning with my husband in a couple of weeks.

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
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Geelong-Mercure, General Manager at Rydges Geelong, responded to this review, October 8, 2013
Dear LozzaMelbourne,

Thank you. We strive to ensure a wonderful stay for all our customers and take great pride in feedback such as yours.

We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Kind regards.

Phil O’Brien
General Manager
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed October 3, 2013

My wife and I stayed here recently for one night, it was midweek. We found the staff very friendly and the room clean and well furnished. My wife is in a wheelchair so we booked the only wheelchair friendly room in the hotel. Compared to most in this price range, the room was very spacious. The wheelchair friendly bathroom was perfect.

Unfortunately, the guests in both adjoining rooms decided to stay up most of the night and talk (and other noises!) rather loudly which kept us up most of the night. Noise insulation is non existent. We got 3 or 4 hours sleep. To be fair to the staff, when I called the front desk at 3 in the morning, they responded by calling the adjoining rooms and the noise did subside (but not completely). We like the hotel, We like the facilities. We like the staff. We do not like the old walls that allow most noises to escape. We will never stay there again.

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
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Geelong-Mercure, General Manager at Rydges Geelong, responded to this review, October 8, 2013
Dear Dunaruna,

Thank you for your recent visit to the Mercure Geelong.

We strive to ensure all guests have very pleasant stay however I sincerely apologise that we have let you down on this occasion with noise from the adjacent room.

With the Maintenance Manager I will certainly assess the options here required to address this issue.

Apologies again and should you allow us the opportunity to restore your faith in the hotel please contact myself directly. I would be more than happy to ensure a very quiet stay.

Yours Sincerely.

Phil O’Brien
General Manager
Mercure Geelong
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Additional Information about Rydges Geelong

Property: Rydges Geelong
Address: Gheringhap St & Myers St, Geelong, City of Greater Geelong, Victoria 3220, Australia (Formerly Mercure Geelong)
Location: Australia > Victoria > City of Greater Geelong > Geelong
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 17 Hotels in Geelong
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Rydges Geelong 4*
Number of rooms: 138
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Rydges Geelong is in the city centre, near Eastern Beach Waterfront, only a short distance to the Great Ocean Road and Avalon Airport, operated by Jetstar. The hotel features 138 rooms with bay or city views, a restaurant, bar, outdoor swimming pool, spa, sauna, gymnasium and conference facilities for up to 350 guests. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Mercure Geelong Hotel Geelong
Accor Geelong

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