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Sterling, Virginia
Reviewed yesterday NEW

I really don't have any complaints about this hotel. Room was clean and spacious as was the bathroom. I had a shower, no tub and the shower pressure was maybe not 100% but not worth knocking. It's a great location to the venue I was going to (170 Russell) was a very short walk. Nice restaurant across the street (Elephant...

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Tim F, Front Office Manager at Rydges Melbourne Hotel, responded to this review

Hello redblueyes, I am glad that you enjoyed your recent stay with us. Next time your down if you do pop into our bar you will find your favourite beer on tap! We look forward to welcoming you to the hotel again. Kind regards, Tim Fitzgerald - Front Office Manager

Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The location of this hotel is brilliant. It's so close to the tram, Chinatown, shopping etc. However it's very dated. It really needs an update and some thought to the little things such as decent lighting near mirrors, footstool for the chair, better room service menu with more healthy options. I asked for a fork to be delivered to my...

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Tim F, Front Office Manager at Rydges Melbourne Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Caroline, Thank you for taking the time to post a review. I will be sure to pass on your feedback to all relevant departments within the hotel. Kind regards, Tim Fitzgerald - Front Office Manager

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Had a nice room which was nicely located to look down upon the hustle and bustle of the many people near the theatre late at night. Conveniently located to many restaurants, we only had a short to walk to dine. And how about the front desk staff, very pleasant and very helpful. There is a little tiredness in the rooms...

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Tim F, Front Office Manager at Rydges Melbourne Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you 884Bruce, I am glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and I will be sure to pass on your feedback to our staff here at the hotel. Kind regards, Tim Fitzgerald - Front Office Manager

Australia
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The location is hard to beat, and the price is competitive for Melbourne CBD. I arrived just after 2pm and the Reception area was slammed, but the staff member who checked me in was still very polite and friendly. The room was very 1980s with some updated furnishings. The bathroom was designed to be small and not necessarily the most...

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Tim F, Front Office Manager at Rydges Melbourne Hotel, responded to this review

Hello tea_n_see, Thank you for taking the time to post a review. We appreciate any feedback we receive as it leads to us being able to improve our service. Kind regards, Tim Fitzgerald - Front Office Manager

Tasmania, Australia
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Excellent hotel with a superb breakfast!! Every time I travel and need to stop in Melbourne I book a stay at Rydges Melbourne, I am never disappointed. Large spacious rooms, comfy bed and pillows, and an amazing breakfast!

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Tim F, Front Office Manager at Rydges Melbourne Hotel, responded to this review

Hello Tara, It is great to know that you enjoy your stays at Rydges Melbourne. Hopefully we can welcome you back again soon! Kind regards, Tim Fitzgerald - Front Office Manager

Perth
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

First of All- wonderful location. Close to everything. Busy hotel at times, with lifts taking their time. A lot of the time one lift is out of action. Great food in the restaurant Locanda. Some of the bar staff are brilliant and make great cocktails. Staff here are very friendly. Reception staff very business like and not so friendly, perhaps...

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Tim F, Front Office Manager at Rydges Melbourne Hotel, responded to this review

Hello Wayne, Please let me thank you for taking the time to post a review. We appreciate any feedback that we receive as we are able to constantly work to improve the service we provide for our guests. And thank you for the note about our carpet design in the lobby, it is quite beautiful and I will definitely be...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Rydges Hotel has a very nice night club and even though not a 5 star hotel the service at the front desk was very good and the prices are much cheaper than a 5 star hotel. The rooms may not be as luxurious but still very comfortable.

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Tim F, Front Office Manager at Rydges Melbourne Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Peter, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Hopefully you were able to enjoy a night in our nightclub Bobby McGee's it is quite a unique space. Kind regards, Tim Fitzgerald - Front Office Manager

Darwin, Australia
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

Booked a room falsely advertised as deluxe queen room - found it was the smallest basic room possible. Worn stained carpets, toilet so tiny that a person couldn't sit straight as the door impeded. No sound proofing between the rooms - we could hear everything next door. They are looking after the shareholders by only providing half a roll of...

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

Hi Mark S, I'm sorry to hear you did not enjoy your time at the hotel, it is certainly not our intention to falsely advertise rooms. Please accept my sincere apologies our housekeeping dept had not replaced the bath mat, or serviced the room to the standard you would expect. If you would like to discuss anything please do not...

Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I stay here at least once a month for work. I find it comfortable although, the rooms can get stuffy. I've always enjoyed the meals in house. Staff friendly and efficient. Location excellent particularly if attending a show, Chinatown within a stones throw away

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Tim F, Front Office Manager at Rydges Melbourne Hotel, responded to this review

Hello 81jfm, Thank you for taking the time to post a review about our hotel. I am glad that you enjoy your stays at Rydges Melbourne and I look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Kind regards, Tim Fitzgerald - Front Office Manager

Sunshine Coast, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was upgraded to a Queen spa suite. As always polite, happy and professional staff. The room was comfortable, spacious and clean. Breakfast was included in the reasonable rate-average buffet breakfast and a decent coffee.

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Hi Kez1909, Thank you for taking the time to post a review. I'm glad that you enjoyed your recent stay at Rydges Melbourne. Kind regards, Tim Fitzgerald - Front Office Manager

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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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  • 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: £101 - £202 (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
#76 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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