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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed yesterday NEW

I stayed at Rydges, Exhibition Street for a week with a complicated booking. The staff handled this well and were always helpful and well organised. I had breakfast in the restaurant most days and it was always good and fresh with plenty of variety. The location was great- within walking distance of most tings I had to do.

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Hobart, Australia
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Excellent well maintained suites with modern furnishings. Room service very obliging when required. Great restaurant with satisfactory breakfast and good dinner menu. Suggest one joins the Rydges Hotel Guest Priority Rewards club [gratis] as this entitles one to discounts on accommodation, meals and parking etc. Handy to Melbourne theatres.

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1Thank Chris P
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

We picked this hotel for its location next to Her Majestys Theatre. It is a clean hotel and the staff were accomodating. The room we stayed in was big (we ended up with a disabled room but didnt affect anything). Only downfall was the air conditioner. Not sure if all rooms have them but it was quite a warm tome...

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Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Our family initially booked into serviced apartments around the corner from Rydges for our 10 day stay in Melbourne, which proved unsatisfactoy. AJ on recpetion did a fantastic job of sorting us out with a wonderful room and very good value deal at short notice. We were thrilled with the room and our 7 year old loved the roof-top swimming...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

ARRIVAL/LOBBY The hotel was quite dimly lit, which made it look a little dark and gloomy. Though generally nicely laid out, the dark carpets and dark lighting didn’t do anything great for the hotel. CHECK-IN The check in process was relatively simple and quick. The front desk clerk was friendly, efficient and welcoming. We were able to check in to...

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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

Came to Melbourne for a quick visit doing some work stuff. Check in was quick and efficient. Was allocated 1704 which had a nice view. Like most Rydges, the TV reception isn't the greatest which is a shame. The bathroom layout in this room is terrible (moreso the location of the loo). I had dinner at Locanda and it was...

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

Overall pretty good. School holidays so was a bit noisy and could hear traffic noise as well. Curtains need adjusting as sun shines in eyes first thing in the morning. They could update tv's with larger ones but other than that service was good and price was good.

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Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It is hard to believe that we have just had our 29th stay at Rydges Melbourne but why would we want to stay anywhere else in Melbourne. This trip was primarily to go to the Regent Theatre in Collins Street to see Circus 1903 but we also drove to the Werribee Open range Zoo. Nothing has changed at Rydges -...

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Yarrawonga, Australia
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

On arrival we were given a room upgrade which started our stay on a high. This together with the service given by all the staff, the central location, the ease of car parking, enjoyable and ample breakfast, all added up to a great relaxing stay. We have often stayed at the Rydges and will certainly continue to come back in...

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Darwin River, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good location, close to everything - transport etc. The only downfall is the gym, which is basically three machines. The hotel does have an agreement with a gym around the corner but they have limited hours.

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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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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: £85 - £205 (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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#19 Spa Hotel in Melbourne
#75 Luxury Hotel in Melbourne
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“Choose a corner room as high as possible. King rooms are a bit more expensive than Queen but worth it.”
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“get a room facing the MCG which would be the south side which are quieter than the north and have better views.”
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