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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 4 February 2016

I have stayed in many many hotels around Melbourne over the years. These days I go straight here. It's consistently the best value and service you will find. The staff are great, the food is good, the rooms are fine, the location is great.

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Amy T, Manager at Rydges Melbourne Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Larry, Glad you feel we are great value and continue to provide consistent service. Thank you kindly for your lovely review, we appreciate your kind comments and your loyalty to keep coming back to us. Looking forward to the next visit. Warm Regards, Amy Trengove Rooms Division Manager

Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 4 February 2016

Enjoyed our stay again, it's the only place we ever stay in Melbourne. Amazing views from the 22nd Floor and as always the Team at Rydges were professional and friendly. This hotel is walking distance to everything you would like to see in Melbourne.

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Amy T, Manager at Rydges Melbourne Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Paula, Great to hear our regulars keep coming back! We love Rydges loyal guests, thank you for your ongoing support. I hope you got some nice photos from the 22nd floor view it is a treat looking out to the city that's for sure. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon Paula, thank you again! Warm Regards,...

Ashfield
Reviewed 3 February 2016

We stayed two nights when attending the ladies and men's finals of the Aussie Open. The Rod Laver Arena is walking distance from the hotel. Room was clean and quiet. Free wifi was very handy. Check in and check out was efficient. Room was available before time promised.

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Amy T, Manager at Rydges Melbourne Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Rajesh, Glad to hear you enjoyed the accommodation and it sounds like suited your needs well to be able to walk down to the tennis to see the Australian Open finals! What a treat that must of been?! Hope to accommodate you both on your next experience in Melbourne. Warm Regards, Amy Trengove Rooms Division Manager

Reviewed 2 February 2016

Yet again another great stay at a great hotel, Great service, Great Food, the staff are willing to do what's needed to make your stay everything you want it to be. The restaurant had the most amazing meals and great selection, catering for singles, couples, family's and children.

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Amy T, Manager at Rydges Melbourne Hotel, responded to this review

Dear dncare, THANK YOU - for your amazing review of 5 stars! We are so grateful for your lovely comments and we will be sure to pass them on to our team who work hard to ensure our guests are well taken care of throughout their stay. We hope to see you dining or staying again soon. Warm Regards, Amy...

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Reviewed 1 February 2016 via mobile

Really loved my stay here. Conference facilities and accommodation were amazing. Room superbly clean and comfortable. Service was great, allowing me to check in early as my room was ready. Close to everything Melbourne has to offer. Will stay again!

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Amy T, Manager at Rydges Melbourne Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Anjaneh, We appreciate your kind review of your stay with us most recently. I'm glad you enjoyed the conferencing facilities which have recently been refreshed. Thank you for commenting on our clean rooms also, our housekeeping team will be most pleased to read this review and will our front desk team. So pleased to hear our location suited your...

Bendigo, Australia
Reviewed 1 February 2016 via mobile

Melbourne in January cricket tennis. Great good better drinks and a suite at Rydges just perfect My partner and I reckon the best befs in the world ... and we have tried a few. Staff were very helpful they went out of their way to assist

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Amy T, Manager at Rydges Melbourne Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Womborob, What a fantastic review of your stay over the cricket and tennis period! Thank you kindly for taking the time to let us know about your positive experience with us at Rydges Melbourne. We look forward to looking after you both during the next sporting event in Melbourne! Warm Regards, Amy Trengove Rooms Division Manager

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 1 February 2016 via mobile

The rooms are quite old. The bathroom was extremely small and the bath awkwardly higher than the floor. The bath was also peeling. The bed was very small and the air conditioner in the room (the entire unit in the room) was horribly noisy whilst trying to sleep. Some of the down lights in the room also weren't working. The...

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Amy T, Manager at Rydges Melbourne Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Blake H, Thank you for your feedback on your stay with us at Rydges Melbourne. I am very sorry to hear you experienced these issues with your room during your stay. I can assure you the air conditioner's are being replaced one by one as are the baths being resealed. However the other issues I would like to address...

Reviewed 1 February 2016 via mobile

Had the best time over all it was a great stay saff were great food was great rooms a little old but beds were confy apart from my self tripping and falling in the pool fully clothed hand bag and all im sure i will find this some whare on home vidioes but i can say the pool was warm...

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Amy T, Manager at Rydges Melbourne Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Coleen, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us. We are so delighted to hear overall your stay was a great one! I'm sorry to hear you took a dive into the pool unexpectedly, but glad to hear you were A-OK! Don't worry we won't let anyone see the footage your secret is safe...

Forres, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 February 2016

My friend and I stayed here overnight last weekend and could not fault the hotel. Reception were bright and cheerful and extremely helpful. We arrived at just before 11am not expecting to be able to check-in and we were told our room was ready for us. Such a great start to our stay. We were able to check-in, leave our...

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Amy T, Manager at Rydges Melbourne Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Ali, WOW thank you for your AMAZING review of your overnight stay with us! Our front desk team will be so happy to hear your wonderful comments about their service and how it made your stay a great one. It sounds like you made the most of your time in Melbourne and got to enjoy every aspect of the...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 30 January 2016

I recently stayed at Rydges Exhibition St (22-27 January - Room 1207) - the location of the hotel and friendliness of the staff was very good, the room, whilst away from street noise, was very tired. The bath/shower area needs a total upgrade - the bath surface broken down as was all the surrounding grouting. The toilet roll holder was...

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Dear 2012visitor, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us. I am very disappointed to hear we were not able to provide you with a seamless experience over the 5 nights you stayed. I can assure you our maintenance department have been working through our 363 rooms to resurface the baths and replace the older air...

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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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  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Minibar
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Airport Transportation
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  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
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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: $145 - $299 (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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Rydges Hotel Melbourne
Melbourne Rydges Hotel
Rydges Melbourne Hotel Victoria
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#16 Spa Hotel in Melbourne
#72 Luxury Hotel in Melbourne
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