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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After a sleepless 9.5 hours drive from Sydney, my partner and I needed an affordable place to rest and stay in Melbourne CBD. We booked a Deluxe Queen Room (cheapest room they have) an hour before our ETA and asked the reservation agent to note that if it is possible we would like to be checked-in early as we were...

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Kym M, Manager at Rydges Melbourne Hotel, responded to this review

Hi NatCynophilist3, Thank you for taking the time to post your review, it is really disappointing to hear our rooms had issues with the aircon and cleanliness, please accept my sincere apologies. We do take feedback seriously and there is certainly room for improvement here. Kind Regards Kym McIntyre - Rooms Division Manager - Rydges Melbourne

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Rydes melbourne Hotel has very comfy bed (Rydes always has very comfy bed) and warm and friendly staff at the reception. And of course the location was perfect for my business trip. So close to everything you need.

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Kym M, Manager at Rydges Melbourne Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you Irene P, it's great to read such a lovely review, Kind Regards Kym McIntyre - Rooms Division Manager - Rydges Melbourne

South Fremantle, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pleasant stay as always room prepared well and close to all amenities but noise in the mornings was an issue. Breakfast is plenty and a good range and a chef ready to make an omelette. Carpet upgraded since previous visits.

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Kym M, Manager at Rydges Melbourne Hotel, responded to this review

Hi D6328VVjimg, Thank you for posting your review, I shall pass on your breakfast feedback to the team in Locanda, Kind Regards, Kym McIntyre - Rooms Division Manager - Rydges Melbourne

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Warm and friendly reception whenever I stayed there. Nothing is a problem... not that there is any. Great location (1) if you have clients in the city and (2) if you like good food. Even have "congee" in their breakfast offerings.

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Kym M, Manager at Rydges Melbourne Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review richardkk2017, hope we see you again soon, Kind Regards, Kym McIntyre - Rooms Division Manager - Rydges Melbourne

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great hotel and great location with on site parking which is compared to other hotels very cheap. Spent just the one night in the city with a friend visiting from San Diego USA to show her the sights. Had a great night, hotel staff very friendly, buffet breakfast great and so easy checking in and out.

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When you visit Melbourne you want to be well located and Rydges Melbourne in Exhibition St is perfect. Theatres, restaurants, cafes, Chinatown, easy walk to department stores and trams to NGV. The hotel itself is comfortable and rooms at good prices if you take advantage of becoming a RYDGES priority guest which is as simple as a quick log in...

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Saint Arnaud, Victoria, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The staff at check in were pleasant although instructions as to which lift to take to our room were not made clear, so we ended up in the wrong lift. Easily sorted when we checked again with reception staff. The room was a little underwhelming. Very basic, not a pleasant view, loud out dated air conditioner, the bath/shower base was...

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Rotorua, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Restaurant and reception very high class - staff faultless except for not directing us to the correct bank of elevators. The rooms (at least the ones we stayed in) need renovating - they're tired, noisy, dated and the air conditioning is inefficient. We were offered an upgrade to suite for our stay which initially excited us but had to room...

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Kym M, Manager at Rydges Melbourne Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Luvinspoonful, Thank you for the review... looks like we have some competition from Wellington on the breakfast.... our Exec Chef spent a few mornings last week updating the breakfast so will be keen to know what you think. Please accept my apologies you found the room to be noisy and dated, and please let me know when you do...

Geelong
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great location for city stay. Location at top of China Town with theatres nearby and walking or tram distance to the large shopping precincts and other attractions. Rooms are clean and tidy. Staff are welcoming. Food service for breakfast is good with a good variety of dishes to choose from.

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Kym M, Manager at Rydges Melbourne Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for the lovely review Jennifer B!! Kind Regards Kym McIntyre - Rooms Division Manager - Rydges Melbourne

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Have stayed previously, but will not be returning. Poor quality room, standards really slipping. Noisy rattily a/c wall unit. Air filter covered in dust and mould. Tea and coffee facilities had not been washed from previous guests. Had to ring room service to get a teabag, then waited 30 mins for delivery. This was late at night, so was not...

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Kym M, Manager at Rydges Melbourne Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Holiday B It's really disappointing to hear your stay was not enjoyable due the issues with room cleanliness, please accept my sincere apologies. The issues you mentioned are well below our usual standard and I would like to follow up with our team. If you'd like to contact me directly to discuss I'd be more than happy to hear...

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Chinatown
Locals know that Chinatown is the tried and true place to eat before hitting the nightclub scene. The place simply buzzes, and the well-preserved buildings exude a sense of Imperial China stemming from immigration over a century ago. In restaurant after restaurant on Little Bourke Street, you'll find delicious dishes such as sizzling honeyed prawns, and value for your money. Stately matrons oversee family kitchens serving up age-old recipes. The lighting may be unromantic, the patrons loud, and the service no-nonsense, but the food is sensational.
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Room Service
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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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 

Additional Information about Rydges Melbourne Hotel

Address: 186 Exhibition St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Region: Australia > Victoria > Melbourne > Chinatown
Price Range: ₹ 8,424 - ₹ 16,981 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Rydges Melbourne Hotel 4.5*
Number of rooms: 363
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Also Known As:
Rydges Hotel Melbourne
Melbourne Rydges Hotel
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#18 Spa Hotel in Melbourne
#75 Luxury Hotel in Melbourne
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“Away from lifts. Can get noisy in mornings.”
 of 5 bubbles 222wayneh, 18 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Rooms nearer Exhibition Street have a better view of the street.”
 of 5 bubbles petermY2777LY, 18 Feb 2017 | Read review
“You have an option with the Queen suite of either a big shower(my choice) or spa..”
 of 5 bubbles billgalanis, 16 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Check the room before you accept it, as there is a mold issue at this hotel.”
 of 5 bubbles 72waynea, 12 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Join Rydges priority guest rewards, Pack double earplugs, book the highest floors”
 of 5 bubbles Luvinspoonful, 3 Feb 2017 | Read review
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